Legends of the Ring: The Great American Boxers

Podcast-style audio course - 18 Lectures (6 CDs)
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Belmont University College of Law
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Legends of the Ring: The Great American Boxers

Podcast-style audio course - 18 Lectures (6 CDs)
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Belmont University College of Law
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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The definitive series on America’s boxing greats by a renowned boxing expert, author of over 40 books, and world-champion boxing judge.

The bare-knuckle boxer John L. Sullivan in the late 1800s, the ferocious fists of “Iron” Mike Tyson in the 1980s, the culture shock of the legendary Jack Johnson, the worldwide phenomenon of Muhammad Ali—the sport of boxing has shapedAmerican culture for more than a century.

No sport is more enthralling than boxing—called “the noble art” and the “sweet

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The definitive series on America’s boxing greats by a renowned boxing expert, author of over 40 books, and world-champion boxing judge.

The bare-knuckle boxer John L. Sullivan in the late 1800s, the ferocious fists of “Iron” Mike Tyson in the 1980s, the culture shock of the legendary Jack Johnson, the worldwide phenomenon of Muhammad Ali—the sport of boxing has shapedAmerican culture for more than a century.

No sport is more enthralling than boxing—called “the noble art” and the “sweet science.” As famed boxing announcer Larry Merchant once said that boxing is the “theater of the unexpected.” Its storied history has seen momentous bouts, the breakdown of racial barriers, and fights of the century. 

In this 18-part series, the inimitable David L. Hudson, Jr., takes you on a thrilling ringside ride. You’ll explore the rich history of the sport, its greatest heavyweight champions, controversial decisions, historic upsets, and much more.  

Along the way, you will hear the sagas of such luminaries as Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Mike Tyson. Other lectures include segments on controversial decisions, great ring tragedies, ring weirdness, and bare-knuckle boxing. 

You don’t want to miss this revelatory, no-holds-barred exploration of boxing.

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David L. Hudson, Jr., is an award-winning professor, world-champion boxing judge, and leading First Amendment expert. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited more than 40 books, including The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (Thomson Reuters, 2012); Let the Students Speak!: A History of the Fight for Freedom of Expression in American Schools (Beacon Press, 2011), The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (CQ Press, 2008), and Boxing in America: An Autopsy (Praeger, 2012). Hudson is a Justice Robert H. Jackson Fellow for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and a First Amendment Fellow with the Freedom Forum Institute. A graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, he writes regularly for the ABA Journal and the American Bar Association.

Praise for David L. Hudson's work on constitutional law:

“David Hudson has consulted, written, and spoken widely on free speech and related First Amendment issues to groups that have included high school teachers, news reporters, college students, and fellow professors. He is especially knowledgeable about the area of student speech. His knowledge is both deep and wide, and his presentations are well researched and engaging. His role in contributing to the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment and its online updates has been indispensable.” – Dr. John R. Vile, Professor of Political Science and Dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University

“David Hudson is a true expert on the First Amendment. His knowledge of First Amendment case law and legal principles, as well as his ability to explain them to an audience regardless of its familiarity with the issues involved, makes him a perfect commentator for a program on the freedom of speech. I highly recommend listening to David’s take on this essential freedom.” – Joe Cohn, Legislative & Policy Director Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

“David Hudson is a thoughtful and thought-provoking authority on the First Amendment, whose work reflects his deep understanding of freedom of speech and its vital role in our democracy.” – Ken A. Paulson, Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University and President of the First Amendment Center

Praise for David L. Hudson's work on boxing:

“David Hudson’s knowledge of the law is matched only by his knowledge of combat sports—especially boxing. He’s the most sought after boxing judging in our area and has the respect of promoters, veteran fighters, and follow judges alike. I received my law degree in great part due to his teachings, and am now a boxing judge myself solely because of his influence and his passion for the sweet science.” – J.T. Conway, Nashville-area boxing judge

“[Hudon’s] encyclopedic knowledge of boxing history combined with his real-world judging experience make him uniquely qualified to provide an enlightened, in-depth, and unparalleled explanation and discussion of boxing history.” – Stuart Scott, lawyer and professional boxing judge

 "Boxing writer, historian and International World championship boxing judge, David Hudson is back with an audio lecture course that packs a punch on the history of boxing. Hudson is a noted author of previous boxing books including An Autopsy.. Boxing in America. Since 1998, Hudson has also judged professional boxing matches and his resume includes several world title fights around the world. Hudson’s passion and historical knowledge of the sweet science shines through in this lecture series."  ­– Mike Fitzgerald, Boxing Historian and author of The Ageless Warrior: The Life Story of Boxing’s Knockout King Archie Moore

  • Bareknuckle Boxing
  • Jack Johnson and the Color Bar in Boxing
  • Joe Louis: The Brown Bomber
  • Rocky Marciano: Undefeated Heavyweight Champion
  • Muhammad Ali, Part I: Cassius Marcellus Clay and Ali at His Fistic Prime
  • Ali Part II: The Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manila
  • George Foreman: The Two Careers of Big George
  • Mike Tyson: “The Baddest Man on the Planet”
  • Ring Tragedies: Deaths in the Ring
  • Controversial Decisions
  • Ring Weirdness
  • Famous Boxing Quotes and Their Origins
  • Great Comebacks
  • All-Time Greats, Part I
  • All-Time Greats, Part II
  • Great Olympic Boxers
  • Colorful Characters
  • The Journeymen: The Ultimate Opponents

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