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.
CASINO ROYAL RUMBLE: FISTFIGHTS ON A BALMY FRIDAY NIGHT IN EVERETT
While the spectacle of Encore is surely that of a glitzy Vegas-style refuge for high rollers and big spenders, the heads on hand for fight night came from a whole other planet altogether.
SPECIAL FEATURE: FIGHT HUB
The battle for the future of boxing takes a pivotal and scandalous stop in Boston
FIGHT NIGHT FEATURE: BOXING PUNKS
Boston-based fighters promoted by Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey take the stage at House of Blues Saturday for a nationally televised card
SPECIAL FEATURE: SOMERVILLE FIGHT NIGHT
In October 1972, Muhammad Ali came to Greater Boston, and the Greatest was tossed by a Somerville bartender in a long-forgotten exhibition scuffle.
FAKE LA MOTTA: ON THE FALSENESS OF “SOUTHPAW”
As Billy Hope, the Jake La Motta-esque boxer in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal runs so hot that the thermometer breaks.