Tag Archives: Larry Merchant

Women’s Boxing: How Do You Feel About It? Part Two of our Survey

We asked noted boxing buffs to share their thoughts on the subject of women’s boxing. We posed this question: “Women’s boxing seems to be surging.

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

When applied to boxing, the term “Old School” has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked […]

James Scott, Once a Famous Prison Boxer, Died Free but Virtually Anonymous

James Scott, suffering from dementia, passed away last week at a New Jersey nursing home. For a few years in the late 1970s, Scott, prisoner No. 57735 in New Jersey’s

Proposals for Elevating the Sport of Boxing. Part 2 (K-W) of a TSS Survey

We asked 32 noted boxing buffs this question: If you could do one thing to make boxing better, what would it be? The answers were surprisingly varied and interesting

Jim Lampley and 16 Others Weigh in on the Problem of PED Use in Boxing

For this latest survey, I reached out for suggestions from our regular panel of respondents. Among the fascinating survey questions submitted

St. Patty’s Day Q&A — Irish Micky Ward: “I still love boxing but…”

Micky Ward, now 52, never quit on Lowell Mass. It’s the fighting city where in 1978 he first made his name in boxing as a baby-faced pipsqueak with dreams

Noted Boxing Buffs Look Back on Their First Live Boxing Event (Part 2)

An interesting array of boxing people responded to our survey. The offshoot was a two-part story. Here are the remaining responses. The irony—or maybe the evolution

The “Lone Star Cobra” Was Special But Didn’t Fulfill His Vast Potential

When Donald Curry, the “Lone Star Cobra,” was at his best, which was exceptionally good, he gave no thought of […]

Boxing was a Springboard for Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Name the sport and Dick Enberg likely covered it. Perhaps best known nationally as an announcer of NFL games (he […]

“Notes and Nuggets” from Thomas Hauser

What does a journalist do when he retires following a long and storied career that includes 25 years as sports […]