Pound for pound, who was the world’s greatest boxer?

Posted on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:18 am.

Whenever boxing fans debate the question, the name most often mentioned is that of Sugar Ray Robinson. However, many boxing historians would argue in favor of Sam Langford, a lesser-known fighter born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, in 1886. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, the prospect of facing the five-foot-seven-inch dynamo, who weighed :READ MORE…

Benny Paret

Benny (Kid) Paret W 15 Emile Griffith

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:22 am.

Boxing History: September 30, 1961 Benny (Kid) Paret W 15 Emile Griffith, NYC. Paret regains World Welterweight Title. Benny “the Kid” Paret, born Bernardo Paret (March 14, 1937 – April 3, 1962), born in Santa Clara, Cuba, was a Cuban welterweight boxer. Paret won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s and died :READ MORE…

Joe Louis

Joe Louis KO 6 Lou Nova

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am.

Boxing History: September 29, 1941 Joe Louis KO 6 Lou Nova, NYC. Louis retains World Heavyweight Title. Joe Louis had 72 professional fights with only three losses. He tallied 57 knock outs, endured only three defeats, and held the championship from 1937-1949, the longest span of any heavyweight titleholder. After returning from retirement, Louis failed :READ MORE…

Marcel Cerdan

Marcel Cerdan TKO 12 Tony Zale,

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm.

Boxing History: September 21, 1948 Marcel Cerdan TKO 12 Tony Zale, Jersey City, NJ. Cerdan wins World Middleweight Title. Marcellin “Marcel” Cerdan July 22, 1916 – October 28, 1949 was a world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be France’s greatest boxer, and beyond to be one of the :READ MORE…

Chalky Wright

Chalky Wright KO 11 Joey Archibald

Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:56 am.

Boxing History: September 12, 1941 Chalky Wright KO 11 Joey Archibald, Washington DC Wright wins World Featherweight Title. Albert “Chalky” Wright (February 1, 1912 – August 12, 1957) was an black American featherweight boxer who fought from 1928 to 1948. His career record was 161 wins (with 83 knockouts), 44 losses and 19 draws. In :READ MORE…



Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:50 pm.

Controversy has always been a part of boxing.  There is a reason that it is called the red light district of sports.  Last week was not exception as some polemical stories came out and hit the boxing landscape in a big way.  No surprise that the stories involve some of the biggest names in the :READ MORE…

Harry Greb

Harry Greb W 6 Jimmy Slattery

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:09 pm.

Boxing History: September 3, 1924 Harry Greb W 6 Jimmy Slattery, Buffalo. According to the Pittsburgh Post, Slattery took the fight to Greb and unleashed an accurate two-handed attack to clearly win the first two rounds. He drove Harry around the ring as the crowd roared. Greb held Slattery even in the third, and handed :READ MORE…

Dick Tiger

Dick Tiger KO 7 Gene Fullmer

Posted on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 6:20 am.

Boxing History: August 28, 1963 Dick Tiger KO 7 Gene Fullmer, Ibadan, Nigeria. Retains World Middleweight Title. Dick Tiger CBE (born Richard Ihetu August 14, 1929 – December 14, 1971) was a boxer from Ubahu village, Amaigbo, Nigeria, who emigrated to Liverpool and later to the United States of America. Tiger was a member of :READ MORE…

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray Robinson KO 1 Jose Basora, Scranton

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 6:20 am.

Boxing History: August 25, 1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KO 1 Jose Basora, Scranton. Robinson retains Pennsylvania World Middleweight Title. Robinson ends matters in just 52-seconds. Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson’s performances :READ MORE…

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson KO 13 Roy Harris

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 5:34 am.

Boxing History: August 18, 1958 Floyd Patterson KO 13 Roy Harris, Los Angeles. Patterson retains World Heavyweight Title. Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first :READ MORE…