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TRIBUTES TO TIGERSir:I want to thank Sam Toperoff for the splendid PERSPECTIVE (Oct. 13) on Richard Ihetu, a.k.a. Dick Tiger, the two-time world middleweight champion from Nigeria who passed away in 1971. Never...
October 13, 1986 | Sam Toperoff
At some stage of their lives, most American males idolize a sports figure. Boxing champions lend themselves particularly well to this form of worship. Fighters like James Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Benny Leonard, Sugar...
September 03, 1979 | Lowell Cohn
"You're to be in bed by 10, young man," my mother warned as she and my father left the house. "Not on your life," I thought. It was a Friday night in the winter of 1956, and I was 10 years old. My parents had made...
March 08, 1976 | Mark Kram
The scream of Billy Cunningham as his knee tore and his season—perhaps even his career—ended, bespoke the savage hurt that can come with sport, the pangs and throbbing and enduring ache that athletes live with,...
June 03, 1968 | Gary Ronberg
Nobody in his division was willing to fight Bob Foster, let alone give him a shot at the light-heavyweight title, so he quit. Then a television show brought him back, and a new manager led him to the champion