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After the Fight

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Prostitution, Sacramento

Brawling with Dwight Braxton

In July 1982 I was a part-time laborer who took improper medications and lived in north Sacramento, an old and wretched place for people who could do no better. I think those circumstances contributed to the rather bloodthirsty tone of this piece: My desire to watch Dwight Braxton ply his fists to an opponent’s flesh […]

Also posted in Boxing, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Michael Spinks, Sacramento, World War II

Matthew Saad Muhammad Goes Home

Where you going big brother? Please don’t run so fast. I’m only five and can’t catch you and mommy’s dead and our aunt only wants you, I guess, and now I’m alone and it’s getting dark and cold and I’m scared someone’s going to get me I hope this policeman will help. I think he […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Lou Gehrig, Marvin Johnson, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Philadelphia, Yaqui Lopez