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Rocky Gattellari's Olympic Dream
He fought for the world title against Salvatore Bur...

Catching Up With Cooper And Ali
"He was a very nice guy," he told me. "Great sense of ...

Proud As Punch
The loin-cloth clad competitors were in for the kill - literally! They ...

I've Been Conferred An Obe
I am ''doing the pads'' with a youngster when I feel a light tap on the shoulder. It's this grey...

Is Amateur Boxing Really Boxing
It has been too long since I was involved to try and...

Blood, Sweat, And Broken Noses
Like these people? I had made the mistake of assuming that this sport was dominated by thugs with...

For The Love Of Boxing
And I enjoy watching the fights even better in the company of Bugsy,...

The Beijing Nine Fighting For Oz
Competing in their second Olympic Games are Anthony Little, West Australian lightweight, and welterweight Gera...

The Great And Humble Joe Louis
But I will tell you something that shows the Brown Bomber was a decent, humble, lonely man of im...

Why Alex Ramos Never Won Olympic Gold
I could talk about the way young men are taken from poverty and poor education and thrust – whilst ...

Fight A Priest, Trust A Fighter
Before the match we had to wish them success in the dressing-room. Sometimes Father Dave prays with them. Here, that&#...

Those Unforgettable Games
A remembered line from my report at the 1956 Olympic Games, the day the box...

Lionel Rose, My Boyhood Hero
Mr. Rose was a regular visitor to Maurie's house behind his sh...


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