Boxings Top Ten

Former Articles by Steve Maguire

A Hotel, a Stable and a Fight to Remember

The Atlantic hotel clerk, Tom McKay, quietly asked the two guests who were standing at the desk, several specific questions. When McKay was satisfied with the answers he was given...continue reading →

For Whom Did the Bell Toll?

As I was finishing reading Guy Clifton’s book, “Dempsey in Nevada,” I came to a page in the “Acknowledgement” section titled, “The Dempsey-Willard-Ring Bell.” The section...continue reading →

Solids and Stripes

Fighters such as Mike McCallum, Jimmy Paul and Tommy Hearns, often entered the ring wearing all gold trunks which at the time, so vividly represented Kronk Gym. After the...continue reading →

When Luther McCarty Died

As a light breeze scattered the straw which moved about the small dust swirls, boxing manager, Billy McCarney, stood behind a group of people and waited. With his hands held...continue reading →

In the Heat of the Night Cruz Stuns McGuigan

WBA Featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan, knew it was going to be hot, yet he didn’t think it would be that hot.  While training for his third defense of the title, which he won from...continue reading →

Dempsey vs Reagan
When a Tug-Boat Helped Decide a Title

Jack (Non Pariel) Dempsey and Johnny Reagan were supposed to meet in the ring before…twice.  However, both of those scheduled fights were postponed…one, due to a police...continue reading →

Benny Lynch - Nine Years of Combined Greatness, Weakness and Death

After completing an impressive 37-2 amateur record, most people had already sensed that Benny Lynch was going to be more than just a gifted fighter…and they were right...continue reading →