On Tuesday, May 15, Jerry Quarry would have celebrated his 73rd birthday. Quarry was never the heavyweight champion of the world, but he sure fought like one
In this survey we posed a hypothetical question: Suppose that there was going to be a Mount Rushmore of Boxing with the faces of four boxers carved on to a granite mountain
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
It is easy sometimes to forget just how much fighters, through the acceptance of pain as a necessary condition of their demanding trade, must endure to entertain spectators.
This past March 8th marked the 47th anniversary of the first fight between Muhammad Ali and “Smokin” Joe Frazier, billed as Frazier vs. Ali being that Joe
Kryptonite could bring the Man of Steel to his knees. Greek mythology’s Achilles was unconquerable in battle, but he could be brought down
James Lawton calls boxing “the world’s oldest and most embattled sport.” A Ringside Affair (Bloomsbury Publishing) recounts his sojourn
On Nov. 21, 1972, forty-five years ago this week, Muhammad Ali fought reigning light heavyweight champion Bob Foster in a non-title bout
Ferdie Pacheco, who died on November 16, was a doctor, author, artist, and television commentator. He’s best known for having […]
The World Series is almost over, and the notion that the month of October is the right month for certain athletes to pave their way into immortality