“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.”
The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.
A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.
A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.
Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, 20 years after their final fight.
Tyson on his childhood in Brooklyn and the man who changed his life. An excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Undisputed Truth.
“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.”
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.
“He was, it must be said, a pig. And my heart grew fonder.”
“This is the story of Billy Conn, who won the girl he loved but lost the best fight ever.”
A group of teens allegedly create a violent game with a simple premise: “to knock out a stranger with a single punch.”
A newspaper writer’s attempt to solve the mystery of a homeless man who claims to be a once-famous boxer.
The story of Olympic boxing hopeful Quanitta Underwood, who was sexually abused by her father as a child.
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.
Searching for Jimmy Robinson, a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1961, then disappeared.
Notes from the Friars Club roast of Don King.
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.’”