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50 years ago today, Ali won his first title


Muhammad Ali, who celebrated his 72nd birthday last month, won his first world heavyweight championship on this day in 1964.

Greatest Knockouts of the 1950s: Part 2


Jack Slack and Zombie Prophet team up to share with you some of the finest finishes of the 1950s.

Floyd Mayweather's Jail Term Could Lead to New Beginning in the Ring


Historically prison is a new beginning for boxers, not an ending, says Sean Mills. Bad Left Hook has more on what could await Floyd Mayweather in the ring when he's released from jail.

Sweet Home Chicago: The Ten Biggest Boxing Matches in Windy City History


Chicago is not a city that fails to embrace professional sports. So where has boxing gone in the Windy City?

Classic Fight Series: Four Rounds From Sonny Liston


James Foley's Classic Fight Series at Bad Left Hook features four rounds from the great Sonny Liston.

Judo Chop: Silva, Ali and the Anchor Punch


In this UFC 134: Rio Judo Chop, we break down the Anchor Punch Anderson Silva used against Yushin Okami, tracing the roots back to Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston.

Book Review: 'Guts & Glory'


'Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football,' by Neil Leifer (Publisher: Taschen Books) is a huge, coffee table size book, with almost 300 pages of information and especially classic...

NO EXIT: The Short Life & Strange Career of Eddie Machen

Eddie Machen was a gifted heavyweight who never reached his potential because of a shaky psychological make-up. He died, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of 40.

Today in Sports History: July 22nd

(Liston knocks out Patterson again. Photo courtesy of AP Photos) 7/22/1963 - Patterson loses in Liston rematch On September 25, 1962, Sonny Liston humiliated Floyd Patterson to steal from him the...

The History of Theatrics in Combat Sports Part I - Clay vs. Liston


A look at the history of theatrics in combat sports, focusing on Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston and Brock Lesnar

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