I never knew Carmen Basilio. Not really. I met the man only once, briefly, at a sports function in my home town. Shook his hand, said hello, and that was it. But I knew plenty about him.
Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn’t the only way to win in boxing.
For a time, there was no boxer more feared than Tyson. The guy who used to knock opponents out is ready to knock ‘em dead on Broadway.
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With a weekend so fertile for sports, the number three rings loudly through the five boroughs and beyond. The Yankees took three from the Mets, I’ll Have Another didn’t win the Triple Crown, and an unknown trio may have ruined a sport.
Sometimes the stench associated with the sport is foul and base and undeniable. Such was the case last night at the MGM Grand.
Williams was paralyzed Sunday after being involved in a motorcycle crash in the Atlanta suburbs and doctors said it is unlikely he will continue his career, his manager said Monday.
Sugar, instantly recognizable with his brown fedora and cigar, in addition to authoring of over 80 books, worked as the publisher and editor of “Boxing Illustrated” and later “The Ring” magazine.
Angelo Dundee died in his apartment in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday night at the age of 90, and with him a part of boxing died, too.
When a member of the 20th Century’s Mt. Rushmore enters a new decade in a transcendent life, it warrants a trot down memory lane.
The boxing champ basked in chants of “Ali! Ali!” as hundreds of supporters cheered him on Saturday night with a hearty rendering of “Happy Birthday” during his 70th birthday celebration in his Kentucky hometown.
On November 19, the FDNY Bravest boxing team will take on the NYPD Fighting Finest boxing team in a charity match at Madison Square Garden.
The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier’s personal and business manager said Saturday. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press that doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.
An upstate man, imprisoned for years for a crime he didn’t commit, won his professional boxing debut, at age 52. When he raised his arms in victory he raised the hopes of a city struggling with poverty and crime.
Bozella was up the Hudson River at Sing Sing, one of the nation’s most notorious prisons. Sent there for the 1977 murder of a 92-year-old woman in Poughkeepsie, maintained his innocence.