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The truth is that some of the very best boxers from the last 25 years refused to fight Herol "Bomber" Graham and he failed to win a world title during a remarkable boxing career.
Don’t be fooled by hypocritical preconceptions
This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.
Floyd Mayweather is looking for somebody to make rich in 2014, knowing that he will leave somebody else frustrated and poorer at the snub.
The younger brother already holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles and will look to claim the vacant WBC to become the first heavyweight to hold all four belts at the same time
The elder Klitschko has admitted his attentions have turned to running in the 2015 Ukrainian presidency election
Rejuvenated heavyweight 'Del Boy' back in action on Saturday
Pair clash for the WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles on Saturday
Carl Froch is now a British ringmaster enjoying the very best of the spoils available to a world champion with little to prove but an awful lot to defend.
On Saturday night in California he returns after a 14-month exile to defend his WBA super-middleweight title against the unbeaten Edwin 'La Bomba' Rodriguez
Vasyl Lomachenko, the Ukrainian featherweight regarded as one of the finest amateur boxers in history, eased to a fourth-round knock-out victory over Mexican Jose Ramirez on his professional debut.
Olympian makes his professional debut at the O2 on Saturday night
“I kept on fighting to put food on the table, to provide for my family”
British gold medallist prepares for pro debut with history weighing on him
Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defence of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards.