IBR on Hannibal Boxing

“His story is set now; it has been for years. Vernon Forrest was a champion and humanitarian. That is how we remember him, such that it almost feels mundane to distinguish him as such. And isn’t that ridiculous? Consider what passes for achievement today, for personality, for character. We are so easily satisfied with less, if only because we’ve lowered expectations to ensure fulfillment. And yet Forrest lives at the recesses of boxing’s collective memory.”

Read Postscript: Remembering Vernon Forrest on Hannibal Boxing.


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