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When Mike Tyson was at his worst, he seemed to be heading in a perilous direction. Some wondered whether he would end up in prison long term or not survive at all after retiring as a boxer – including Iron Mike himself.
The one-time baddest man on the planet, now 48, has reinvented himself. He is a devoted family man, has acted in films, has had a successful one-man stage show and has started a promotional company. Believe it or not, the future seems bright.
RING contributor Norm Frauenheim describes in detail Tyson’s transformation in Still Standing, our cover story in November 2014 issue.
“Being in the present,” Tyson told Frauenheim, “I’m kicking butt.” Seems so. ÔÇª
Two more great heavyweights – Muhammad Ali and George Foreman – also are featured in this issue as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of their epic 1974 battle, the Rumble in the Jungle in what was then Zaire.
For ‘The Fight,’ contributor Gareth A Davies interviewed a number of those who were in Kinshasa to get first-hand accounts of what it was like before, during and after Ali’s dramatic victory. A number of classic photos accompany the story. ÔÇª
Also in this issue, in ‘He Has the Talent,’ contributor Ron Borges writes about junior welterweight contender Frankie Gomez, a gifted boxer whose missteps have hindered his career thus far.
Does he finally have his act together? Will he realize his potential at last? Time will tell. ÔÇª
In Punches in Bunches, written by contributor Gordon Marino, stars of the ring reveal their favorite combinations and what makes them work. ÔÇª
Contributor Joseph Santoliquito writes in Punching Out that heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings has quit his part-time job to focus solely on boxing, a step the Philadelphian hopes will pay big dividends. ÔÇª
In 21st-Century Promoter, contributor Elliot Worsell takes a personal look at young British promoter Eddie Hearn, who in May oversaw the biggest fight in the U.K. since World War II – Carl Froch vs. George Groves II — at a packed Wembley Stadium.
The son of Matchroom founder Barry Hearn was reluctant to enter boxing but now is the leading powerbroker in his country. ÔÇª
New contributor Josh Dubin writes a touching piece — The Day Emanuel Steward Walked an Innocent Man Out of Prison — about his friend and iconic trainer, who in typically selfless fashion helped free a man who had spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. ÔÇª
And, in A No-Bulls**t Experience, contributor Thomas Hauser describes the adventure ring announcer David Diamante had running with the bulls in Spain.
Also in the November issue:
- In Jabs and Straight Writes, Hauser provides some priceless stories told by the wives of fighters.
- We connect the youngest and oldest to win major titles – Wilfred Benitez and Bernard Hopkins – in four steps in Advanced Degrees.
- Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is the subject of this month’s Best I Faced, by Anson Wainwright.
- In Ready to Grumble, David Greisman writes about talented Gennady Golovkin’s difficulty landing big fights.
- Bernard Hopkins explains Body Punching in this month’s installment of Perfect Execution.
- The Fighter of the Month? Kell Brook, who upset Shawn Porter in complete fashion to win his first major title.
- Davies writes about Frank Maloney’s decision to become a woman in Letters from Europe.
- Doug Fischer gives his take on the Brook-Porter fight, the prospect of a Brook-Amir Khan matchup and the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev showdown in Best of Dougie’s Mailbag.
- Powerful super middleweight Jerry Odom is the focus of New Faces this month.
- In Sweet Science, written by Scott LaFee, we ask (and answer) the question: Do southpaws have an advantage over orthodox fighters?
- Thomas Gerbasi reviews a compelling new book – “History of Women’s Boxing” – in his Women’s Boxing column.
- And, in Amateur Boxing, Joseph Santoliquito caught up to 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza, who is driven to do even better in 2016.