Tag Archives: Sugar Ray Leonard

“What if?” Scenarios Involving Mayweather: It’s a Generational Thing

In the age of social media there’s nothing more common on boxing threads than “What If” polls and discussions pitting […]

A Ringside Affair: Book Review by Thomas Hauser

James Lawton calls boxing “the world’s oldest and most embattled sport.” A Ringside Affair (Bloomsbury Publishing) recounts his sojourn

Talking Shop With The Inimitable Roy Jones Jr.

Ya’ll musta forgot about Roy Jones Jr. I sure haven’t. Roy hasn’t either. Having chatted with him on the phone […]

They Said It….Dewdrops from 35 Years on the Boxing Beat

During a recent conversation I had with Randy Gordon, the ex-editor of The Ring magazine, ex-chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission and current

Mayweather-McGregor: What Everybody Has Overlooked

Floyd Mayweather, who a few years ago most considered the best fighter in boxing, is fighting the best striker in […]

Tony Middleton: From Fighting to Singing

The sports heroes and the music of our youth have a particularly evocative hold on us as we grow older. […]

The Underappreciated Amateur Boxing Career of Ronnie Shields

Ronnie Shields is one of the most successful and well-respected boxing cornermen in the world today. But before Shields was […]

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Ring

BOXING IN DANTE’S INFERNO — Harry S Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, had a lot of pet […]

Ward-Kovalev II: I’m Going With My First Instinct

Handicapping the rematch in boxing should be easier than handicapping the first meeting between two elite championship caliber fighters. And […]

Golden Boy Prospects Pass Tests in Santa Monica Beach

It’s a collaboration that happens annually now between Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya during the end of […]