Not many know that the fictional Rocky Balboa is based on a real person named Chuck Wepner. He was a small time boxer who got the chance of a lifetime and inspired many with his raw courage.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
This is the story of a boxing jester who went toe to toe with a bear, a kangaroo, and an octopus. A man who once ate 52 hot dogs right before a fight and even dropped the immortal Joe Louis to the canvas with a left hook. Oh, there's more!
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
Jack Johnson (nicknamed the Galveston Giant) was the first African American boxer to win the heavyweight boxing title during the Jim Crow era. Johnson became a boxing legend after defeating the reining white champion Tommy Burns
Randall "Tex" Cobb was a character of epic and hilarious proportions. A championship contender, kickboxer, karate black belt, football player, actor, scholar, songwriter, bar-brawler, etc...This guy gave new meaning to the term renaissance man.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
The Dempsey Roll is a boxing technique that was pioneered by Jack Dempsey and used extensively by Mike Tyson. It allows a boxer to generate tremendous power while expending minimal energy.
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
Ron Lyle was one of the most powerful punchers in boxing history. He never won a title, but he has a rich and complex story.