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Category Archives: Sonny Liston

In Sonny’s House

Late on the second to last night of nineteen seventy, unsatisfactorily loaded on wine and wanting something stronger, I drive for the first time to the fine Las Vegas house of my dealer and knock. We usually hook up at the casinos on the strip or tough bars on the west side of town. I […]

Also posted in Boxing, Cocaine, Heroin, Las Vegas

Ali v. Tyson

“Muhammad, you know how much I respect you, but I won the heavyweight championship at twenty,” says Mike Tyson. “You were still a beanpole at that age, and I’d have whipped you.” “I’m not gonna give you the edge even at twenty since you couldn’t have touched the young, dancing Ali. Anyway, let’s set the […]

Also posted in Boxing, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali

Ali Drinks Klitschko Kool-Aid

I was the greatest and will be again. Don’t deny I can do it. I’m drinking Klitschko Kool-Aid secretly provided by Wladimir’s diabolical team of scientists who will only let me partake until I’m at my former peak, and no higher. That would be in 1967 when I was the prettiest and fastest heavyweight who […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Wladimir Klitschko

Sonny Liston is Santa Claus

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Christmas, Families, Floyd Patterson, Santa Claus

Rocky Rebuts

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko

Visiting Sonny Liston

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko

Adopting Sonny Liston

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Crime, Drugs, Families

The Dempsey Obsession

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Earnie Shavers, Eldridge Cleaver, Floyd Patterson, Gene Tunney, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Red Grange, Wilt Chamberlain

Top 13 Heavyweight Champions

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano