1. Muhammad Ali and the Myth Of a Civil Rights Hero

    On June 20th, Major League Baseball will confer its annual Beacon Awards for outstanding contributions to civil rights to baseball legend Hank Aaron, comedian and social commentator Bill Cosby, and boxing’s most grandiose personality, Muhammad Ali..

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about over 5 years ago 3,189 reads 1 comments

  2. Haye V. Klitschko: A New Dawn for Heavyweights?

    The heavyweight division in its post-Lewis malaise has, after seven long years, turned the boxing community into a child longing for a long-lost or broken favorite toy...

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about over 5 years ago 224 reads 7 comments

  3. Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton: (Mis)match of the Year

    Having conquered much of the civilized world by the age of 30, legend holds that Alexander the Great looked over a map of his achievements and broke down weeping, filled with despair that “there were no more worlds to conquer...

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about over 5 years ago 1,052 reads 8 comments

  4. Year-End Countdown: The Top 10 Most Anticipated Fights of All Time

    Anticipation is half the fun of a major sports event, particularly in boxing with its unmatched tendency for hyperbole and high drama...

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about almost 6 years ago 739 reads 2 comments

  5. All that Glitters: The Fractured Legacy of Oscar de la Hoya

    “On the whole, it is much better to be feared than loved.” Machiavelli may have intended those famous words for the aspiring prince, but a boxer seeking greatness would be wise to remember them...

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about 6 years ago 227 reads 4 comments

  6. Kelly Pavlik's Bid for History: Slaying the Executioner

    It’s awfully hard for fight fans to look forward to the upcoming Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins bout when even its promoter, Bob Arum, admits that Pavlik “isn’t thrilled with the fight...

    Eric Fleury Written by Eric Fleury about 6 years ago 742 reads 4 comments