Monday, February 28, 2011

Stray Notes Re. American Pugilism

Two months before
I came into the world
Larry Holmes weathered
Ken Norton's blows
and thus beat him.

When I was about one
month old Muhammed Ali
persevered and scrapped
to overcome skinny-looking
Leon Spinks, who had won
their first contest.

Remember Charles Bronson's
busted hands in "Kid
Galahad," where the King

breaks into a quivering
song about home before

knocking out Sugar Boy
Romero and getting the girl?

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