DEER LAKE, Pa. - It was the place where Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Andy Warhol, Mike Douglas, the Jackson Five and many other celebrities came to watch Muhammad Ali work and hold court.
No, it wasn't the desert town of Las Vegas, but a mountain hideaway in central Pennsylvania.
In the small community in the coal country of Pennsylvania, outside Pottsville, just off Route 61 on Sculps Hill Road, Ali built his training camp. And there one of the greatest athletes of the
Aaron Pryor and Alexis Arguello shared something great one night 18 years ago in Miami - a ferocious junior welterweight battle that took its place among the great fights of our time. Years later, they shared something very sad - a drug problem that had each on the verge of suicide.
Pryor, one of the legends of boxing at last night's Fight Night charity event at the Washington Hilton and Towers, went through hell for 10 years before turning his life around a few years ago.
The last time Jack Quarry saw his son Jerry was before Christmas 1997. They went for their daily morning walk, and Jerry sang the song he sang every time they walked together. “Whatcha going to do when the well runs dry?”
The well ran dry for Jerry Quarry on Sunday. The former heavyweight contender died in Templeton, Calif., at the age of 53 after being taken off life support. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia Dec. 28, then had a heart attack.
Jack Quarry, 76, got t
LAS VEGAS - Mike Tyson may have wanted a piece of Evander Holyfield, but what he did in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday night went too far.
Tyson's bizarre behavior in the third round of Holyfield-Tyson II - biting Holyfield once on each ear to merit a disqualification - changed the face of boxing. Now, the sport will have to add a new measurement to the tale of the tape - length of ear lobe.
"He caught me with a good shot and bit my ear and spit it out," Hol
NEW YORK -- At Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, the privilege of sitting in the press area turned into a curse. After the riot began in the ring at the Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota fight, which ended abruptly in the seventh round when Golota was disqualified for repeated low blows, we all watched intently from our special seats just a few feet from the action, trying to figure out who was hitting whom in the chaos before us. But the fighting spilled out of the ring and