Sweet Science History: Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey

Sweet Science History: Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey

Well, it looks like we’re in for another quiet(ish) week in the boxing world. There are a few bout slated to happen, but the outcomes seem like foregone conclusions (Beterbiev and Sor Rungvisai by KO are my predictions) so I wanted to take some time for another page out of Sweet Science History. Today, let’s take a look into the life of Heavyweight Hall of Famer Jack “Manassa Mauler” Dempsey. Read more

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This Week(end) In Boxing- 5/18/2018

This Week(end) In Boxing- 5/18/2018

We are almost halfway through 2018 and have had some great bouts so far. We’ve seen Pound for Pound fighters go at it, a few big fights fall through and even a few upsets as well. This Saturday has a line-up involving a few interesting match-ups, let’s take a closer look. Read more

Sweet Science History: Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns

Sweet Science History: Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns

I recently found myself in Detroit, Michigan and was immediately drawn into the city’s boxing culture. Though the city itself is currently in rough shape, it seems to set the mood for the rough and relentless boxers created on it’s streets. The popular Joe Louis’ legacy was in plain view all around in the form of statues, posters, and memorabilia. The Motor City has born numerous talented boxers over the decades, but the pugilist that was most eye catching to me was the first 4-time and first 5-time world champion, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns. Read more