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2001 Stories by Mitch Abramson

Archives: 2002 | 2001
  • Lords of the Ring

    published December 25, 2001

    Usually, HBO is careful about airing boxing's dirty laundry, but with two mediocre boxers in Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz fighting for the WBA... More >>

  • Anatomy Of A Sucker Punch

    published December 4, 2001

    "The first time I met James Butler, he was kicking in windows" at a fast-food joint, recalls Elliott Ness, Butler's first boxing trainer more than... More >>

  • Err Jordan

    published November 6, 2001

    Perhaps no other athletes come out of retirement more often than boxers. Complaining of the rigors of training and the difficulty of making... More >>

  • Fists of Fury

    published October 2, 2001

    On September 29, Bernard Hopkins beat the crap out of Felix "Tito" Trinidad, knocking him down and out with a right hand at 1:18 of the 12th round... More >>

  • Mind Over Splatter

    published September 11, 2001

    A fight can be over before it starts. "Some fighters, when they leave the dressing room they die a sudden death," says Lou Duva, who's handled... More >>

  • Macho Man and Son

    published July 3, 2001

    I'm living my dream: to be champion. This is what I always wanted to be. I always wanted to dress in black leather suits! —Hector... More >>

Archives: 2002 | 2001