Pete Ehrmann

Pete Ehrmann, of West Allis, Wisconsin, wanted to be a priest until he met former heavyweight champion James J. Braddock; then he wanted to be a boxer until he got his first taste of leather and retired with a record of 0-1. His first by-line appeared in The Ring magazine at age 14, and ever since he has written about the sport for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

A President’s Son in the Ring

 

It didn’t pack the historical punch of the Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight whose golden anniversary is February 25. But history was nevertheless made 88 years ago this month when for the first and only time the son of a sitting U.S. president put up his dukes in the ring. John Coolidge didn’t float like a […]

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