Throwback Thursday: Mickey Walker Evens Score With Maxie Rosenbloom On Points

Most boxing fans should be familiar with the term “crossroads fight.” For those who aren’t familiar, a crossroads fight is defined as one where the career trajectory of both men seem to be divergent. Bouts where youngsters face veterans often fit the description. In those match-ups, it sometimes happens that the guy supposedly fated to win and move on actually loses, suffering...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Irish-American boxers of all-time

The Ten Greatest Irish-American Boxers in History There have been some great Irish-American fighters in boxing’s rich history. In the past 50-60 years, there have become steadily less Irish-American representatives in the sport. Boxing in America has always been a meter of how well different groups fare in a socioeconomic sense. For the first half of the 20th century, Italians...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Remembering ‘Slapsie Maxie’ Rosenbloom, one of the best Jewish boxers in history

Too many fans know Maxie Rosenbloom, if they remember him at all, as some ex-pug who made guest appearances on 1960s television as either punch-drunk or just plain drunk.  I myself fondly remember him from an episode of The Munsters as Big Louie, "some monster of a guy, who acts kind of punchy." But Rosenbloom was considerably more than a recurring TV character of...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Victoria Aut Mors: Mickey Walker (Part III)

The final installment. Previously: Part I and Part II. Mickey Walker's ring return in August saw him in with the "Aberdeen Assassin," light heavyweight Leo Lomski, and again it seemed as if someone had place a cookie cutter over the bulk of his fight looks and kept churning them out. Mickey charged early and had difficulty with a man unwilling to trade and...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Victoria Aut Mors: Mickey Walker (Part II)

Continued from part I. Milwaukee fight promoter Frank Mulhern put up a good offer to stage a third match up between Mickey Walker and Jock Malone in "The Brew City," and Mickey was also in talks to meet light heavyweight champion Mike McTigue, who had also fallen from the good graces of the New York State Athletic Commission for failing to face Gene Tunney, in early...
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Victoria Aut Mors: Mickey Walker (Part I)

The gritty mythology of boxing is the type of stuff that makes the modern "badasses" of sports look like wimpy dullards. Flipping off fans? 19th century answer: alpha heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan, who apparently never could hold his liquor, drunkenly stumbling to the ring to have a title defense against Charlie Mitchell in 1884 canceled before 6,000 heckling...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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