John L. Sullivan

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: John L. Sullivan

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: John L. Sullivan

If you write about boxing, you ought to wake up every morning and thank him.

Gentleman Jim and John L., on the Big Screen

Gentleman Jim and John L., on the Big Screen

Had Sullivan and Corbett lived to see their lives portrayed on film, it would no doubt have been another source of discord that here, too, Corbett had the upper hand.

Memorable quotes from heavyweight champs

Memorable quotes from heavyweight champs

The general impression of those who fight with their fists is that they're inarticulate, but the heavyweight champions had plenty to say, if you know where to look.

"People have got to feel grateful to those who entertain them"

"People have got to feel grateful to those who entertain them"

...don't let the Victorian fighting pose fool you: this was one rough customer.