The Genius was back at work Saturday night in Oakland, California. There, in ring center stood Andre Ward , gloves high, his eyes focused intently on his circling opponent, Alexander Brand, a tough, awkward, veteran light heavyweight from Colombia. Even though Brand was a 10,to-1 betting underdog against the marvelously talented Ward, the first four rounds had passed without fireworks. The match had been little more than a series of nervous feints, missed punches and clinches that left the partisan Ward crowd of nearly 9, at the Oracle Arena restless. What precious little scoring there had been was mostly by year-old Ward. Brand even flashed a smile at Ward, when the rushes by arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world ended without consequence.
Famous South African Boxers | List of Boxers from South Africa
In the storied history of Professional Wrestling, there have been many men who have left their mark from all walks of life. Men who electrified crowds, shocked the world, created legendary moments and helped to lay the foundation for every wrestler who has come after them. Today, we will take a look at the greatest African-Americans to step into the ring. The best of the best who left their mark on the world of pro-wrestling like no others. Athletes who beat legends and became legends.
Joseph Louis Barrow May 13, — April 12, , best known as Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from to He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from to , and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", Louis' championship reign lasted consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights.
Boxing 's origins began in the United States in 19th century. The sport of boxing came to the United States from England in the late s and took root in the s mainly in large urban areas such as Boston, New York City, and New Orleans. While initially boxing was illegal many fighters and fights were held in secret to avoid arrest the sport soon found advocates in the late 19th century in the muscular Christianity movement, a religious sect that views sport as way of increasing moral and physical character. John L.