Category Archives: Ray Robinson

Calling Gennady Golovkin

I wait several days after the fight before calling Gennady Golovkin. “This is Tom, Gennady, how you doin’?” “Great, no problems.” “You sure?” “I’m rich guy strolling along beautiful beach with my family.” “That’s exactly why you should retire now.” Silence envelops the phone. “Gennady?” “You’re crazy,” he says. “You’ll never receive better advice.” “I […]

Also posted in Boxing, Canelo Alvarez, Dementia Pugilistica, Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin, Golden Boy Promotions

Mayweather Meets McGregor

After more than a half century of watching legendary champions fight each other, and reading about the fistic exploits of ancient titleholders, I, the average wimpy fan, am disturbed that Conor McGregor, a guy with no professional boxing experience, nary a fight, is going to potentially earn a hundred million to debut against one of […]

Also posted in Boxing, Conor McGregor, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, George Foreman, Ireland, Joe Frazier, Las Vegas, Muhammad Ali, Ray Leonard

Mayweather Invests in Himself

You might’ve been discouraged by eight to one odds favoring me to again beat Marcos Maidana but don’t worry, I’m going to teach you about prudent investing. Look at it this way. If you bet a thousand bucks on me you’ll earn about a hundred twenty. That’s twelve percent and damn good for a very-short-term […]

Also posted in Billionaires, Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Floyd Mayweather, Gambling, Las Vegas, Marcos Maidana, Muhammad Ali, Warren Buffett

Sam Langford Today

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

Also posted in Bobby Chacon, Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali

Stanley Ketchel Survives

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

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Carlos Monzon, Drugs, Harry Greb, Marvin Hagler, Murder, Opium, Stanley Ketchel

Art Aragon’s Sweetest Ladies

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring” Click here to see a photo of Art Aragon and Marilyn Monroe

Also posted in Art Aragon, Boxing, Carmen Basilio, Jayne Mansfield, Los Angeles, Marilyn Monroe