Archive for the 'Boxing Urban Legends' Category

Did a Famous Boxer Take the Name of an Older Boxer to Get His Boxing Career Started?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of legends related to boxing and whether they are true or false. BOXING URBAN LEGEND: Walker Smith took the name of an older fighter to sneak his way into competitive boxing at a too-young age. After moving to Harlem with his mother in 1933 when he [...]

Did a Boxing Championship Bout Once End in a Double Knockout?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about boxing and whether they are true or false. BOXING URBAN LEGEND: A boxing championship bout once ended in a double-knockout! First off, almost all states have it written into their rules what would happen if there was a legitimate double knockout (both [...]

Did Oscar De La Hoya’s Cornerman Tell Him to “Run Away” from Felix Trinidad?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about boxing and whether they are true or false. BOXING URBAN LEGEND: Oscar De la Hoya’s cornerman told him to “run away” from Felix Trinidad in a fight De la Hoya would go on to lose. The September 18, 1999 boxing match between [...]