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Evander Holyfield-Bert Cooper: The near-upset 30 years later

23
Nov

Evander Holyfield-Bert Cooper: The near-upset 30 years later

Many of boxing’s most memorable upsets, and even the near-misses, represent truth at two linked but sometimes distinctly different levels....

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12
Nov

Recut of Rocky IV could lead to Stallone fashioning a TV prequel of the franchise that can’t die

It was mid-2020, America and much of the rest of the world in the full grip of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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09
Nov

Evander Holyfield’s battering of Mike Tyson proved again there is nothing certain in boxing

Not that he could have known it then, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt might have been speaking of the state...

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26
Oct

Rocky Marciano beating Joe Louis a true case of passing the torch

In boxing, it is often said that to be The Man you have to beat The Man, but that is...

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18
Oct

Ray Mercer TKO 5 Tommy Morrison story doesn’t begin to tell the whole story of either

Thirty years ago, on Oct. 18, 1991, heavyweights “Merciless” Ray Mercer and Tommy “The Duke” Morrison squared off in an...

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28
Sep

Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton 3: Chaos at Yankee Stadium 45 years later

Perfect endings in sports aren’t quite as rare as many fans might imagine. Basketball legend Michael Jordan seemingly crafted his...

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26
Sep

Sandy Saddler-Willie Pep 4: The foul-filled final chapter 70 years later

Imagine, if you can, Russian ballet great Rudolf Nureyev dancing Swan Lake while wearing snowshoes … Michelangelo doing his best to...

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21
Sep

Larry Holmes-Michael Spinks 1: When The Jinx shot down The Easton Assassin

As heavyweight championship bouts go, the Sept. 21, 1985, first pairing of long-reigning Larry Holmes and moving-up-from-light heavyweight Michael Spinks,...

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20
Aug

Don King at 90: A legend nears the finish line

Some years ago, when he was still at or near his harrumphing, bombastic best, legendary promoter Don King chastised a...

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19
Aug

Mike Tyson’s return against Peter McNeeley was a comedy with dramatic undertones

Look up the 1996 boxing movie The Great White Hype on Wikipedia and you’ll see that it is described on...

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