boxing

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The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.

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A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.

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A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.

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Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, 20 years after their final fight.

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The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s exoneration.

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How much time does Manny Pacquiao have left?

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A homegrown boxer sets his sights on the big time.

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Tyson on his childhood in Brooklyn and the man who changed his life. An excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Undisputed Truth.

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On boxer Canelo Alvarez.

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“Professional boxing is the only major American sport whose primary, and often murderous, energies are not coyly deflected by such artifacts as balls and pucks.”

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A writer’s chance meeting with his idol.

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In the ring, Hector “Macho” Camacho was a champ. Out of it, he was a coke-fueled, womanizing wild man, until the appetites that consumed him cost him his life.

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The crumbling of an American icon.

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“He was, it must be said, a pig. And my heart grew fonder.”

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“This is the story of Billy Conn, who won the girl he loved but lost the best fight ever.”

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A group of teens allegedly create a violent game with a simple premise: “to knock out a stranger with a single punch.”

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A newspaper writer’s attempt to solve the mystery of a homeless man who claims to be a once-famous boxer.

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The story of Olympic boxing hopeful Quanitta Underwood, who was sexually abused by her father as a child.

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On the late Angelo Dundee, who trained Muhammad Ali.

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Live from Kingston for Frazier vs. Foreman.

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Manny Pacquiao, possibly the greatest boxer of his era and still in his fighting prime, on the campaign trail for a congressional seat in the remote, untamed Southern province of the Phillipines that spawned him.

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The life that he has created almost from scratch over the last two years has been defined at least as much by what Tyson wants to avoid — old haunts, old habits, old temptations and old hangers-on — as by what he wants to embrace.
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Searching for Jimmy Robinson, a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1961, then disappeared.

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Notes from the Friars Club roast of Don King.

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The champ is now a vegan, claims to be broke, and says he feels freer than ever before. “I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘This is a pig. You are a fucking piece of shit.’”

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Muhammad Ali and his followers were the greatest show on earth. Then the show ended, and life went on.