Jerry Izenberg In The Boxing Hall of Fame

Sports columnist Jerry Izenberg has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. I grew up with Izenberg. Like almost everyone else in New Jersey, where he is as much an institution as corruption and pork roll, he came to my house a couple of days a week in the pages of the Newark […]

Boxing, Alphabetically Doomed

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto on November 21, 2015. With the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Cotto, no one worth mentioning thinks any different. But the judges in this fight scored the matter 117-111, 118-110 and 119-109. For the boxing neophyte or those of us who are mathematically challenged, a shutout in a 12 […]

The Tale Of The (Lesser) Tape

Styles make fights. And body types, especially when pitted against other bodies, make for styles. For those of you who may lack gray hair or memory, this is pretty much what a description of those bodies, a Tale of the Tape, is supposed to look like — what it used to look like. What, in […]

A New Standard For Men, Vitali Klitschko

Men everywhere except two, no matter how successful, are essentially dissatisfied with themselves. Only the President of the United States and Boxing’s Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World get to go to bed each night knowing that they’re not underachievers. All other men walk the earth somewhat of a disappointment to themselves. You can see […]