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RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Readers comment on Amir Khan’s reaction to Floyd Mayweather’s mind games, Vasyl Lomachenko’s record-breaking gamble, the heavyweight rankings, GGG hype, and come up with a strange boxing fantasy situation in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Best I’ve Faced: John Conteh

Best I’ve Faced: John Conteh

John Conteh was Britain’s light heavyweight matinee idol during the Golden Age of the 175-pound division. The popular and affable Liverpool native, who held the WBC title from 1974-’78 and fought hall of famer Matthew Saad Muhammad among other top contenders of the day, spoke to about the best he faced.

RingTv image Ali-Quarry remembered

Ali-Quarry remembered

Forty-three years ago today, one of the most anticipated comebacks in boxing history began when Muhammad Ali emerged from a 43-month exile to score a three-round TKO over Jerry Quarry. Ali’s return wasn’t just a sporting spectacle it was a social happening that struck at the heart of a deeply divided nation.

RingTv image A tribute to Ken Norton

A tribute to Ken Norton historian Lee Groves gives a fitting tribute to Ken Norton, who passed away on Wednesday. Groves writes that Norton, who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds in the boxing ring and devastating physical injuries and challenges outside of it, “was a man of uncommon character and perseverance.”

RingTv image The Rugged Man talks to Bob Foster

The Rugged Man talks to Bob Foster

Rapper-writer R.A. The Rugged Man likes his interviews raw and uncut with no candy coating. Hard-punching former light heavyweight champ Bob Foster, an unapologetic straight shooter in and out of the ring, gave R.A. the kind of Q&A session he enjoys.

RingTv image The Rugged Man talks to Ken Norton

The Rugged Man talks to Ken Norton

Ken Norton was a major heavyweight player during the golden age of boxing’s glamour division, the 1970s. The hall of famer spoke with rapper-writer R.A. The Rugged Man about his fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, his film career, love life and near-fatal car crash.