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
Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson 1
September 25, 1962 (Comiskey Park, Chicago)
The hard luck ex-con from Sand Slough, Arkansas, was no less fascinating than Patterson.
On September 25, 1962, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson defended his title against number one contender, fearsome Sonny Liston. Patterson was an admirable boxing ambassador. He was also, with his psychological quirks and appealing manner, a fascinating character. Liston’s ambassadorship was a tad less admirable, and whatever quirks he had he kept to himself. But the hard luck ex-con from Sand Slough, Arkansas, was no less fascinating than his opponent. Patterson, a small heavyweight, was 38-2 coming into the bout. Liston was considered a big heavyweight. He was 33-1. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds and Patterson never knew what hit him. "I should have started faster than I did. Liston's a fast starter. But it's usually the procedure to feel out an opponent in the first round. He surprised me." Liston also surprised Patterson in the rematch.