Tag Archives: Michael Buffer

R.I.P. Phil Alessi, the Tampa Promoter Who Hired and Fired Michael Buffer

Longtime Tampa, Florida, promoter Phil Alessi Sr., who was reportedly involved in more than 300 professional boxing events, passed away on Sunday, May 6,

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

I recently watched Paterno, the HBO film about former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Paterno was one of college football’s greatest coaches. But his image was forever tarnished by an inadequate response to allegations

Notes and Nuggets by Thomas Hauser

Germany, and did battle over four heated rounds. Their encounter could be dismissed as taking place far beyond the outer fringe of boxing but for one notable fact

Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

Charles Caleb Colton was an English clergyman who published a popular collection of aphorisms in the early-1800s. The best known of his sayings

Arne Lang: Ring Announcer

People in the boxing media have varied backgrounds. But there’s only one I can think of who was a ring announcer. Arne Lang is editor in chief of The Sweet Science

Boxing Broadcaster Ray Flores is a Man on the Move

Ray Flores is a man on the move. During a two-week span in September, the affable 31-year-old boxing broadcaster worked […]

As The Boxing World Turns: The Reflections of a Man Who Went Home Again

REFLECTIONS — They say you can never go home again, a phrase that harks to “You Can’t Go Home Again,” […]