Tag: boxing

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Welcome to Manny's World

Pacquiao and his entourage.

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The Boxer and the Batterer

An essay on Floyd Mayweather Jr. as both.

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He’s the Last Boxer to Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., and He So Regrets It

What happend to Serafim Todorov after the 1996 Olympic featherweight semifinals.

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When Muhammad Ali Was a Has-Been

Twelve columns about the boxer’s descent, originally published in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Excerpted from Writers' Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists.

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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.