Category Archives: Mike Tyson

Tyson-Holyfield III

Everywhere I go people are talking about Mike Tyson looking so fast and strong in a five-second video as he pounds a trainer’s mitts that don’t hit back. I watch a few times to make sure I understand everything he’s doing – boom, boom, boom, firing left right left upstairs, then two hard left hooks […]

Also posted in Boxing, Evander Holyfield

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, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston

Gene Tunney Returns

I see Jack Dempsey thinks Shakespeare and I have been hobnobbing in literary heaven. Actually, the truth is rather more mundane. I’ve been competing against experienced thespians, outperforming the louts, and am scheduled to debut as Hamlet, but restrictive political and economic circumstances as well as dreadful sanitation in early 17th century England have compelled […]

Also posted in Boxing, Gene Tunney, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko

Marciano Dines at Dempsey’s

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

Also posted in Boxing, Evander Holyfield, Gene Tunney, George Bernard Shaw, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Vitali Klitschko, William Shakespeare, Wladimir Klitschko

Top Thirteen Heavyweight Champions

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

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, George Foreman, Jack Johnson, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Racism