Another Icon of Boxing KO’d

An announcement in Manhattan has us feeling a bit nostalgic about the sweet science: On Wednesday, the 82-year-old boxing ring at Madison Square Garden that had withstood hundreds of world championship bouts was officially retired by Garden officials, and will be donated to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. (Read the Reuters report here.) In 2005, STOP SMILING devoted an entire issue to the art of boxing, including a cover story interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer, a portion of which can be viewed here.