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Ghosts of Pugilists’ Past

Posted in inspiration, photography, sports by arcanedufresne on December 5, 2009

I have always had an unindulged fascination with boxing. It’s unfortunate that boxing’s stature and impact is not near what it used to be, as no one wants to end up like Muhammad Ali anymore. They also have to compete with prevalence of UFC/MMA fighting and even professional wrestling these days as well. With the exception of a few fighters (Pacquiao, Mayweather) the marquee names of boxing are long gone. The days of Louis, Dempsey, Marciano, Ali, Frazier, Foreman, and even the tarnished image of Mike Tyson, are ghosts of the glory days of a pugilistic past. I want to be ring side for the Rumble in the Jungle but I suppose that Norman Mailer will have to suffice.

Jack Dempsey

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson v. Jake LaMotta

Rocky Marciano

Joe Louis


Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson

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  1. mook said, on December 7, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    just wait til january 30th when my boy andre berto whoops shane mosley. you’ll have somebody new to be excited about then.

    • arcanedufresne said, on December 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM

      Let’s go watch him fight.

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