Every sport has those memorable moments that define it forever. These 5 moments changed boxing, for better or worse.
Champions are made well before the title fight. But anything can happen in the ring. These are 5 of boxing’s greatest world championship matches.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
At the famed 5th Street Gym on Miami Beach Tuesday Anthony Gales slugged away at a punching bag, a fight poster of “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier and Muhammad Ali hanging on a wall nearby.