JULY 2006

01 Rinsing Off the Mouthpiece
By GorDoom

02 Poem of the Month
By Tom Smario

03 Pollack's Picks
By Adam Pollack

04 Top Women Worth Watching
and Televising

By Adam Pollack

05 Holman Williams Belongs
in the Hall of Fame

By Harry Otty

06 Touching Gloves With...
"Joltin" Jeff Chandler

By Dan Hanley

07 Puppy Garcia Was
Something Special

By Enrique Encinosa

08 Muhammad's Real War
By Cliff Endicott

09 Champagne On Ice
By Ron Lipton

10 "Dick Tiger: The Life and Times
of a Boxing Immortal"

By Adeyinka Makinde

11 Floyd Patterson:
He Always Got Up

By Ron Lipton

12 Nat Fleischer, "Mr. Boxing"
By Monte Cox

13 "Ring of Hate"
Book Review by J.D. Vena

14 "Gilroy Was Here"
Book Review by Mike Delisa

15 Audio From the Archives [mp3]
The CBZ presents another classic boxing-themed radio show. This month we have the Thin Man in "The Passionate Palooka," from July 6, 1948

"Dick Tiger: The Life
and Times of a
Boxing Immortal"

By Adeyinka Makinde

Chapter Five/"Reborn" -- Mickey Duff, an ex-fighter and now the rising matchmaker for Harry Levene promotions, had seen Tiger lose by a decision. To him, Tiger's six-wins-to-five-losses record spelt "journeyman fighter" convenient fodder for Terry Downes, the great hope of British boxing. "I thought I had done my homework," Duff recalled in his autobiography. "I had seen Tiger lose to a nobody in Liverpool and thought he was a perfect opponent –- one who would make a show but wouldn't be good enough to win."

A lot was expected of Downes. He had taken up boxing during a brief sojourn in the United States, fighting for the Marines as well as in Golden Gloves competitions. His record was solid enough to have him co-opted onto the American Olympic squad bound for the Melbourne games until it was discovered that he was not an American national. [Read more]


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Hank Kaplan

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Michael DeLisa

Stephen Gordon

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J.D. Vena

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Todd Hodgson

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Katherine Dunn, Lucius Shepard

History & Research:
Director of Research: Tracy Callis
CBZ Staff Historians: Dan Cuoco,
Hank Kaplan, Matt Tegen, Kevin Smith,
Harry Otty, Barry Deskins, Matt Donnellon,
Joe Grantham

Staff Writers:
Juan C. Allyon, Chris Bushnell, DscribeDC,
Katherine Dunn, Dan Hanley, Ron Lipton,
Eric Jorgensen, Adam Pollack,
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Matt Boyd, Steve Coughlin, Monte Cox,
Brian Donegan, Enrique Encinosa,
Pete Ehrmann, Pedro Fernandez, Eldon Frost,
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Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Tom Smario, Jim Trunzo,
Fabian Weber, Randy Gordon, Greg Beyer

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