Books | Sports

August 15, 2012

After 42 Rounds in the Ring, a Legend Emerges

Joe Gans won the longest championship bout ever fought, then continued to battle outside the ring.

Michael Gluckstadt

Comparing sports legacies across different eras is a rich, if fruitless, thought exercise. Which is the better Dream Team? How would Babe Ruth hit against today's pitching? Nowhere is it more prevalent than in boxing, with its countless lists of pound-for-pound champs and "greatest ever" claims at every weight class. Here's a fun one: Is there any lightweight who could go 42 rounds with Joe Gans?

Post a comment

Comment Rules

The following HTML is allowed in comments:
Bold: <b>Text</b>
Italic: <i>Text</i>
<a href="URL">Text</a>


Article by Michael Gluckstadt

Contact this author