Anthony Joshua & the Reclamation of the Greatest Prize in Sport

Time was the heavyweight championship of the world was the greatest prize in sports and the heavyweight champion of the world bestrode the globe like a colossus; men like Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and, in more recent times, Mike Tyson, captured the public’s imagination and symbolised the times in which they … More Anthony Joshua & the Reclamation of the Greatest Prize in Sport

It’s Time to Talk – Mental Illness: A Common Opponent

I’ve always been a talker, for as long as I can remember. Talk a glass eye to sleep I could. If it came into my head then, more often than not, it would fall out of my mouth in pretty short order. It’s fair to say that this characteristic hasn’t always been appreciated as countless … More It’s Time to Talk – Mental Illness: A Common Opponent

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Battling an Invisible Adversary

Image: Raging Bull Another round. My last. I raise myself wearily from my stool. Fists tattoo my battered face, cuts and bruises telling the tale that my swollen lips can no longer form. Blows to the body fold my crumpling frame, my remaining vestiges of strength draining away through weakened limbs. Somehow the punishment is … More For Whom The Bell Tolls – Battling an Invisible Adversary

The Greatest Of All Time, For All Time – A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

The Greatest is gone. The flame that roared furiously throughout the 1960s and 70s, that faded but continued to burn brightly over the following four decades, is extinguished. But Muhammad Ali’s light will never truly go out, for his extraordinary life and achievements will continue to spark a fire of inspiration in the hearts of … More The Greatest Of All Time, For All Time – A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

You Can Fool Some of the People, Some of the Time… But You Can’t Fool Yourself

Yes. I. Can. In less than 10 minutes, lying prone at the feet of David Haye, it was brutally, conclusively clear that no, Audley Harrison couldn’t. Fourteen years earlier one of my all-time favourite boxers, Evander Holyfield, faced the fearsome and seemingly back-to-his terrifying best Mike Tyson.  In the face of very real fears for … More You Can Fool Some of the People, Some of the Time… But You Can’t Fool Yourself