Americans love a winner. As a general rule, however, they are considerably less enamored with a 250-pound mass of lifeless flesh.
In his amazing 27-year career, he knocked out more opponents than any other boxer (141), and was the only man to face both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali. Sure, he lost this battle, but look how much softening up it took before Death could count him out.
(d) December 9th, 1998