Earlier this month, the LA Times had a great feature on Pat Manuel, the first trans-boxer to compete as a woman and then a man. The 32 year-old Manuel is a five-time amateur boxing champion who’s set to make his professional debut later this year. Manuel told the Times’ Kevin Baxter: “I still have split seconds of not […]
This series of articles explore 15 fights that every sports fan should know. [You can read “Part 1” by clicking this link here, or “Part 2” by clicking here.] 11.) Marciano v Walcott Rocky Marciano went to the grave undefeated – but a 1952 fight against Jersey Joe Walcott almost changed that. Over 50 years later, this bout is still considered one […]
In this article, we’ll continue our examination of boxings biggest bouts. This list is includes a solid selection of fights to introduce readers to the sweet science. You can read “Part 1” by clicking this link here. 6.) Hagler v Hearns A lot of marquee match-up have cute nicknames – boxing promoters apparently love rhyming – but Hagler-Hearns had no such moniker. This […]
Anyone who’s ever had a passing interest in boxing has probably wondered where to start. Well, in order to accommodate our readers in this regard, I’ve compiled a list of “15 Fights Everyone Should Know“. These bouts are a great place for any aspiring observer of pugilism to begin their education. [NOTE: While boxers like Sam Langford and Jack Johnson clearly […]
On May 15th in Salt Lake City, former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield will once again lace up the gloves and step into the squared circle. His opponent: former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.