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The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: A Call to Arms to Save Boxing’s Soul

Imagine a world where at least four athletes walk away from each event in the Olympic Games with shiny gold medals.  Where on a Sunday evening every April at Augusta National, four or five different golfers pull out of Magnolia Lane and head for home with a winners’ cheque tucked into the breast pocket of […]

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Three Minutes: Foreman v Frazier I Round 2

Muhammad Ali’s star shone so brightly throughout the 1970s that it is easy to squint and blur the rest.  And when other figures from that golden age in heavyweight boxing do come into focus, it is invariably on account of their orbit having brought them into close proximity with the GOAT rather than an acknowledgement […]

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The Rigolution May Now Be Televised

It was H.P. Lovecraft, that master of horror fiction, who first declared that the “oldest and strongest kind of fear is a fear of the unknown.”  When we can neither see nor fully comprehend something, imaginations are free to run wild and create their own hyperbolised reality.  That which may in fact be merely mildly […]