Throwback Thursday: Mike McTigue Slips Past Tiger Flowers

Is boxing merely reflection of what we are? Or does combat create that which we aspire to be? Heroes, villains, martyrs and murderers are created at the bend of a knee to boxing’s stubborn rule, and the 1920s busted at the seams with tropes, devices and pugilistic deus ex machinae. A man named Mike McTigue […]

Throwback Thursday: Joe Louis Makes Comeback, Wallops Jack Sharkey

Gauging the importance of a given fight in boxing is no easy task. It’s nigh impossible to put in stone exactly what it is that makes a bout important. There’s much to choose from, between attendance records and television views; world titles and simply how great the action is. Are fights that usher in new […]