Tag Archives: Willie Pep

Don Elbaum in Wyoming

The next chapter in Wyoming’s experiment with bare-knuckle boxing unfolds tomorrow, June 23, in Gillette (pop. 32,000). Eight bouts are scheduled in the central

Stylistically Speaking, Daniel M was the Lomachenko of his Day

When a fighter becomes recognized as an extraordinary fighter, pundits writing stories about him invariably conjure up the name of a great fighter of yesteryear who was stylistically

Jim Murray on Boxing: Tasty Tidbits From the Pantry of a Great Sportswriter

This coming August it will be 20 years since we lost Jim Murray, America’s most decorated sportswriter. Murray was 78 when he died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles.

The Four Faces on the Mount Rushmore of Boxing: A New TSS Survey

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

This Day in Boxing History: Sammy Angott Defeats 62-0 Willie Pep

Willie Pep was the reigning featherweight titleholder while Sammy Angott was a former lightweight king returning from a very brief retirement. On this day, a Friday

Linares Could Make Lomachenko Work but Not Much More

Vasyl Lomachenko 10-1 (8) who challenges WBA lightweight titlist Jorge Linares 44-3 (27) this coming May 12 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Pacquiao Was Insulted; JC Superstar Can Relate

Jeff Horn and challenger Terence Crawford. Arum had Pacquiao pencilled in to fight former WBO 140-pound champion Mike Alvarado in a 10-round contest.

The 50 Greatest Featherweights of all Time Part Five: 10-1

GREATEST FEATHERWEIGHTS, PART V: It is possible that the Top Five listed below is the single finest collection of fighters […]

Pep vs Saddler: The Underappreciated Arch-Rivalry

WILLIE PEP AND SANDY SADDLER — Saturday, Feb. 11, marks the 68th anniversary of Willie Pep’s most celebrated ring performance. […]