Ed Driscoll

Boxing's Final Bell

Back in the mid-’70s, Tom Wolfe (I think) quoted a sports figure who said that heavyweight boxing would die as a professional sport as soon as Muhammad Ali retired. And he was just about right, although for a time, Mike Tyson was thought by many to be his successor. At least until he met Buster Douglas on February 11, 1990, as Paul Beston of City Journal writes, reviewing The Last Great Fight by Joe Layden:

Joe Layden