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The Beijing Nine Fighting For Oz
Competing in their second Olympic Games are Antho...

Lionel Rose, My Boyhood Hero
Mr. Rose was a regular visitor to Maurie's house behind his shop, as they were good friends and used to go on shooti...

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

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

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

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

Rocky Gattellari's Olympic Dream
He fought for the world title against Salvatore Burruni in front o...

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&#x...

For The Love Of Boxing
And I enjoy watching the fights even better in the compan...

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-hair...

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

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 they are at...

Proud As Punch
The loin-cloth clad competitors were in for the kill - literally! They were not content unless...



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