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Category Archives: Larry Holmes

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, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston

Return of The King

I’m back and know you’ve missed me as much as I’ve missed having you listen to me. I may be the world’s most splendid talker. In public I spellbind, in groups I entertain, and one on one I scare hell out of people. There’s nothing bad in that. That’s life, and a damn good one. […]

Also posted in Bermane Stiverne, Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Don King, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Wladimir Klitschko

Final Days of Teofilo Stevenson

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

Also posted in Afghanistan, Boxing, Communism, Cuba, Duane Bobick, Fidel Castro, John Tate, Michael Dokes, Muhammad Ali, Teofilio Stevenson

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, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko

Dashing Dempsey

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

Also posted in Boxing, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, NSA

Top 13 Heavyweight Champions

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

Also posted in Boxing, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston