Tuesday, August 03, 2021  |

Leon Spinks (1953-2021)

06
Feb

Leon Spinks (1953-2021)

Leon Spinks enjoyed two moments of adulation and glory in his tumultuous life. In 1976, he won a gold medal...

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03
Jan

Jermell and Jermall Charlo: How high can they climb?

Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the January 2021 issue of The Ring Magazine. JERMELL AND JERMALL CHARLO HAVE THE...

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20
Dec

Canelo Alvarez, Callum Smith and DAZN

Earlier this year, Norm Frauenheim wrote, "Canelo Alvarez is fighting for history. But history, like profit, has been suspended for...

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11
Dec

Holiday Reading: 2020

Each year during the holiday season, I publish a list of what I consider to be the best books on...

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21
Aug

The Wisdom of Naazim Richardson

The following Jabs and Straight Writes column was originally scheduled to run in the November 2020 issue of The Ring...

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16
Aug

Paulie Malignaggi and Showtime, Part Two: The Dialogue on Race

Other factors were involved, but Paulie Malignaggi's termination as a commentator by Showtime was intertwined with the issue of race. The...

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15
Aug

Paulie Malignaggi and Showtime, Part One

On July 30, it was reported that Paulie Malignaggi – an analyst for Showtime Boxing since 2012 – had been...

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13
Jul

Little Richard and Muhammad Ali

I've been thinking recently about Richard Penniman (better known as Little Richard) who died on May 9 at age 87. Little...

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29
Jun

A Note on Religious Diversity

Twenty years ago, I had a long conversation with George Foreman about religion. George became a born-again Christian in 1977...

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20
Jun

A Note on Black Lives Matter

When Black Lives Matter was formed in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon...

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