Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Cyber Boxing

Love the old-timers? Cyber Boxing Zone has some knock-out chat going on about all the greats.

There's plenty of discussion about "Sailor" Tom Sharkey, of course, and many of his ring rivals - and about the book "I Fought Them All".

Check out these three threads if you'd like to join in.

Monday, 3 October 2011

"Jeff's long left kept the rushing Sharkey at a safe distance..."

A fantastic sketch from The Ring magazine, July 1944.

Jeffries and Sharkey: one of the greatest fightin' friendships ever. 

They were ring rivals at the height of their success and friends for 50 years. 

They died within a few weeks of each other in 1953.