Red Smith

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Ken Norton's Unforgettable Night in the Bronx

    On September 28, 1976, Ken Norton and Muhammad Ali fought for the third time. More than 30,000 spectators filed into Yankee stadium that night. The crowd would have been even larger if not for the NYPD strike. So many feared heading up to the south Bronx that the promoters sold just 10 walk-up tic ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    RIP: Bert Sugar. Iconic Boxing Journalist Dead At 74

    ‚ÄčThe first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Vic Ziegel, One of the Best

    Ziegel​Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys. When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>

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    June 6, 2000
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    January 5, 1999