Category Archives: Evander Holyfield

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, Mike Tyson

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, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, George Foreman, Michael Spinks, Sacramento, World War II

Marciano Dines at Dempsey’s

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

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

The George Foreman Addiction

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

Also posted in Advertisements, Boxing, Brain, George Foreman, Gerry Cooney, Gil Clancy, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Olympics