A look back at Boston boxing history, from John L. Sullivan to Jack Johnson & more

Many may not know that Boston is a city that has had a long and rich history with the sweet science. On Saturday, May 23, world championship boxing is officially back in Beantown when Premier Boxing Champions on NBC returns with a showdown between Andre Dirrell and James DeGale at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. The last time Boston saw a world championship fight was May 23, 2006...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why this UFC Fight Night matters

Boston is a fighting town. Going back to the 1880s, Boston's own John L. Sullivan was ruling the world as the heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing. On Saturday, this rich tradition of fighting continues as the UFC hits Boston with UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1. The UFC itself has roots in Boston. More than a few fighters--past and present--hail from the area (myself included...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The 10 Greatest Boxing Nicknames of All Time

Does the name make the fighter or does the fighter make the name? In the modern era of boxing (after the bare knuckle era that came to an end with the Marquess of Queensberry rules) the practice of using nicknames goes back to at least the first Heavyweight Champion of the world, John L. Sullivan, [...]The post The 10 Greatest Boxing Nicknames of All Time appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

From Beyond The Grave: The Paycheck

"John L. Sullivan, the Boston pugilist, had a benefit at Harry Hill's Theater yesterday afternoon, the feature of which was an offer of $50 for any man to box with him four rounds according to the rules of the Marquis of Queensbury, which are rounds of three minutes each, with one minute between each round. During the afternoon, while the sparring was going on between the volunteers...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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