Madrimov vs. Walker: Inviting Tragedy
By Caryn A. Tate on August 18, 2020
Fighters are hard-pressed to admit that they’re hurt. (photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)
Even when proper precautions are taken, sometimes there can still be a negative outcome. But what about when there are clear warning signs that go unheeded, such as in Walker’s case? It’s inviting a tragic outcome… READ MORE
Herring retains title via DQ over Oquendo
By Robert Ecksel on September 5, 2020
The champ intended to box, while the challenger came to brawl. (Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
“I wasn’t too satisfied with my performance, to be honest with you,” said Herring after the fight. “I didn’t want it to end like that. I’m disappointed with the outcome. But my team felt it was too much. So we just had to stop it or whatever…” READ MORE
Max Baer vs. James Braddock
June 13, 1935 (Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City)
The fight was boxing at its most primordial, the very essence of a sport still full of surprises.
On June 13, 1935, at Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City, Queens, New York, NYSAC/NBA World heavyweight champion Max Baer, the “Livermore Larruper” from Livermore, California, in the first defense of his title fought 10-1 underdog Jim Braddock, aka the “Cinderella Man,” from North Bergen, New Jersey. Baer was 40-7 coming into the bout. Braddock was 49-25-7. The fight, which was called “the greatest fistic upset since the defeat of John L. Sullivan by Jim Corbett” was scheduled for 15 rounds.