• Is Floyd Mayweather a “Coward?”
    We need our idols to remain pristine if only for the sake of the game, our indulgences, our entertainment, or our distorted sense of self-worth…
  • Tapia: Mi Vida Loca
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    A man faces no deadlier opponent than himself, a formidable challenger one can duck only for so long before it staggers and drops him…
  • Ad Wolgast: Till Death Do Us Part
    “There are times when he recalls the days of his boyhood in Cadillac, Michigan, and the sweethearts he had before his name became a terror in the prize ring…” …
  • Ernie Terrell: “We did the best we could.”
    The notion that he was not an exciting fighter rankles Big Ernie. “What’s excitement?” he asks. “To let somebody else hit you?”
  • Why the Sweet Science Remains Sour
    With few exceptions, the bulk of fighters are weak, insular men adept at controlling their destinies inside the ropes, but seldom outside them…