"For women, we have to be in the Olympics to be successful because we won't get signed by promoters without a gold medal. Without the Olympics, the guys can turn pro, but we can't.”
When the fighter’s boxing career was over, they inevitably got tapped on the shoulders by their buddies who were involved in loan sharking, robberies, and more.
Friday marks 55 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, and the complexities of his life and his death are increasingly being examined from different angles. A lesser-known but fascinating character in Malcolm X’s life is Hakim Jamal, his “cousin” who, like Malcolm X, transformed from a Roxbury hoodlum to an author and activist.
The battle for the future of boxing takes a pivotal and scandalous stop in Boston
One person who isn’t called out by name—the current president of the United States.
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In October 1972, Muhammad Ali came to Greater Boston, and the Greatest was tossed by a Somerville bartender in a long-forgotten exhibition scuffle.
How a Hub hoops icon missed the NBA but rebounded to save lives ...
I interviewed Kool Gee the day after he rocked Wally’s. At his request, we met at the place where the TDS Mob story begins—the stoop of the old Tower Records on the corner of Newbury Street and Mass Ave. From there, he took me back to 1989, when TDS ran the calendar with a year of rap perfection.