Cassius Clay, Jr. won the light heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics and captivated the media with his humor and his brashness. He is well known for saying things like “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” But did you know he had a more poetic side?
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The original “Sugar” of boxing is Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is often spoken of as pound for pound, the best boxer in history. Robinson was 85-0 as an amateur with 69 of those victories coming by way of knockout. 40 of his amateur knockouts occurred in the first round. Sugar Ray Robinson turned [...] [...more]
Donald and Bruce Curry were the first pair of brothers who hold world boxing titles at the same time. Donald “The Lone Star Cobra” Curry dominated the welterweight division in the 1980s. He captured all three major belts. One of his most memorable fights was a knockout against fellow champion Milton McCrory in 1985.
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Jimmy Bivins fought from 1940 to 1955. He fought in the welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavy-weight divisions. Bivins made his professional debut on January 15, 1940. In his debut, he won by knockout in the first round. Bivins was the 1940s version of Mike Tyson (without the crazy tattoos, pretty girlfriends, and spousal abuse). [...] [...more]
When a boxer with a losing record retires, it’s not usually big news. It’s the winners, the showmen, and the conquerors who capture our attention and adoration. But in the case of England’s Peter Buckley, the exact opposite is the case.
Though he retired several years ago, the legacy of Peter “The Professor” lives on [...] [...more]