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On this day: Joe Louis back in win column with brutal knockout of Jack Sharkey

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18
Aug

On this day: Joe Louis back in win column with brutal knockout of Jack Sharkey

The creation of a truly great heavyweight champion enters its second phase. On August 18, 1936, Joe Louis scored a crushing...

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17
Aug

Died on this day: Jack Sharkey

 His name is a composite from two of his heroes. In due time, he inherited their qualities as well. Jack Sharkey’s...

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07
Feb

To Be The Best: The top 100 boxers in the history of The Ring Rankings (70-61)

If you’re new to this on-going series, please read: The Introduction. The Author’s Note. *** Today’s grouping includes two active fighters – Nonito Donaire...

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15
Feb

1920’s Boxing Trivia by Ring Magazine

It was long before the television era, but the 1920s did produce some unforgettable battles within the original eight weight...

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27
Feb

The real heavyweight championship of the world and its history – Part 1

Author and boxing historian Lee Groves traces the most famous prize in sport from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

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09
Nov

Literary Notes: ‘Jack Sharkey’

Thomas Hauser reviews James Curl’s book “Jack Sharkey: A Heavyweight Champion’s Untold Story,” about the underappreciated fighter who finished his career just as Joe Louis was emerging.

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