Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

20 June 2015

Boxing’s detested king

The tale of Charles “Sonny” Liston is far more complex than that of just an intimidating ex-con who broke legs for the mob on his way to seizing boxing’s heavyweight title. “His story,” says boxing writer and historian Springs Toledo, is “almost Shakespearean.”

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1 November 2010

Local boxing gym hosts weekend ‘Showdown in Oakland’

Photo by Laith Agha

Photo by Laith Agha

On Saturday, Showdown in Oakland II, a boxing event started last year by Pacific Ring Sports owner Michael Regnier drew a large crowd. Showdown is a sanctioned USA Boxing amateur competition that is well on its way to becoming an annual event. USA Boxing is the national governing body of the sport.

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11 August 2008

“Iron Mike” Lacks Punch in Recent Press

Filed under: Oldies But Goodies,The Sports Fix — Tags: , , , , , , — kevinfixler @ 8:00 am
Michael Gerard Tyson, circa 1987, on the cover of Punch-Out!! - before the face tattoo.

I’ve been thinking lately, whatever happened to Mike Tyson? It seems that as of late, the sultan of insult has disappeared entirely.

Aside from telling the New York Post in June that he expects to be murdered someday because he has so many enemies, and being linked to putting a hit out on several gang members, also in June and in the NYC, Tyson has been relatively quiet.

But no new assault charges, no new claims of bankruptcy. And no talk of yet another washed-up heavyweight coming out of retirement in a desperate, last ditch money grab. Evander Holyfield, anyone?

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