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A Look Back at ‘The Galveston Giant’ – Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champion

  The first African-American World heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson dared to crash through the color barrier that saw to the creation of two classes of boxers since the inception of the sport. By Mike Plunkett A master of ring science and a gaudy, bold character that by...

The Unparalleled Career of Henry Armstrong

By Mike Plunkett At a time when boxing only had eight weight classes Henry Armstrong simultaneously held world titles at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight division. He collected everything but money in his impressive boxing career. He was a knockout artist with a destructive punch and...

A Look Back at the Mysterious Career and Life of Sonny Liston

By Mike Plunkett History shows us that few former World heavyweight champions have been so feared as was a prime Sonny Liston. The prototype for the next generation of larger heavyweight fighters, he was an ex-convict with an icy cold stare that could defeat foes...