One hundred years ago today Joe Louis, the owner of boxing’s greatest championship reign and the athletic catalyst for racial healing in America during the post-slavery era, was born. His life was one of supreme achievement, personal tumult and enormous influence.
Love him or hate him, it’s hard to ignore Floyd Mayweather, whose name continues to buzz among fans and fight scribes even though he’s yet to name his May 3 opponent. The first mailbag of 2014 has its share of “Money-mails,” but also plenty of historical banter, stats and other subjects. Enjoy!