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Category Archives: Bobby Chacon

Here’s Bobby Chacon – In Memoriam

(Boxing champion Bobby Chacon died today. This story first appeared in September 2015 and its republication today is the second of two tributes.) Lots of people think because I can’t talk much I don’t know what’s going on but let me tell you, I know plenty. On this beautiful Sunday we’re right down the street […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica

Yaqui Lopez Remembers

Please trust that people often used to tell me, “You have the best memory of anyone I ever met.” I could, and often still can, recall details of events decades ago and usually enhance the anecdote by noting the month and year: I moved to California in July 1958, I got my first car in […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Drugs, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Yaqui Lopez

Here’s Bobby Chacon

This story appears in the boxing collection Death in the Ring

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Sam Langford Today

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

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ray Robinson

Toe to Toe with Bobby Chacon

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

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