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The Fight: Patterson vs. Liston

“We, the writers—a word I am using in its most primitive sense—arrived in Chicago about 10 days before the baffling, bruising, an unbelievable two minutes and six seconds at Comiskey Park. We will get to all that later.”

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Gold In The Mud

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

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The Loser

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

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Heroes for Sale

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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'The Fight's Over, Joe'

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

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True to His Words

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

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Requiem for a Welterweight

How much time does Manny Pacquiao have left?

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Brooklyn Brawler

A homegrown boxer sets his sights on the big time.

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My Life As a Young Thug

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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The Great Red Hype

On boxer Canelo Alvarez.

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The Cruelest Sport

“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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My Dinner With Ali

A writer’s chance meeting with his idol.