I'll See You in My Dreams

By Richard E. Baker on May 17, 2022

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They wanted film on the opponent. There was none. He is too new. (Photo: Courtesy)

I was on my way to Redmond, Washington to photograph a mural of former boxing heavyweight Boone Kirkman when I suddenly became annoyed at the pathetic state boxing is in today. Boxers today just won’t fight competitive fights... READ MORE

Don't Mess with Mike Tyson

By Robert Ecksel on April 22, 2022

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Provoking Mike Tyson is a bad idea, especially on an airplane. (Photo: Courtesy)

A spokesman for the budding cannabis entrepreneur said, “Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat...” READ MORE

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The Illustrated Man

By Richard E. Baker on May 4, 2022

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Like Johnny Tapia, boxing has saved the life of Villalobos. (Photo: Richard E. Baker)

Steven Villalobos (15-1-1) is the reincarnated Illustrated man. He is a walking inkwell with stories spread over his body like a bookmobile. They represent his entire history from drug dealing to prison time to entering boxing... READ MORE

The Fight Game Always Rings Twice

By Robert Ecksel on March 19, 2022


Their first attempt at murder was a clumsy failure. The second attempt was a clumsy success.

“The Postman Always Rings Twice” is a roman noir classic. Written by James M. Cain and published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1934, the novel was titillating in its day, with its sex and violence, and was banned in Boston shortly after publication... READ MORE