America’s first ethnic working-class hero

An Irish-American Catholic, champion boxer John L. Sullivan rose to popularity from modest roots

America’s first ethnic working-class hero
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An Irish-American Catholic, champion boxer John L. Sullivan rose to popularity from modest roots

Before Ali, there was Joe Louis

Where Ali was flamboyantly boastful, Louis was studiously modest and where Ali was outspokenly defiant, Louis was respectfully deferential

Before Ali, there was Joe Louis
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MURPHY: Where Ali was flamboyantly boastful, Louis was studiously modest and where Ali was outspokenly defiant, Louis was respectfully deferential

Muhammad Ali loved those friendly Canadians

"I’ve never been treated so nice in my life (as in Canada)"

Muhammad Ali loved those friendly Canadians
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TAUBE: “I’ve never been treated so nice in my life (as in Canada)”

Friday night fights and a last taste of Muhammad Ali

Larry Holmes used a devastating overhand right to end Ali's chances of a 4th comeback

Friday night fights and a last taste of Muhammad Ali
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BONNER: Larry Holmes used a devastating overhand right to end Ali’s chances of a 4th comeback

Rocky Marciano vs Sugar Ray Robinson

Rocky Marciano, who fought his last fight 60 years ago this month, retired undefeated while Sugar Ray went into a long decline

Rocky Marciano vs Sugar Ray Robinson
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MURPHY: Rocky Marciano, who fought his last fight 60 years ago this month, retired undefeated while Sugar Ray went into a long decline