Host Michael Foley tells the story of boxer John L. Sullivan, America's first celebrity athlete, and gives historical context for boxing in the 1880's.
Ep 10: Gentleman Jim
Sullivan takes on one last challenger and befriends Theodore Roosevelt.
Ep 9: Jake Kilrain
Sullivan meets Nellie Bly and Bat Masterson as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.
Ep 8: Charlie Mitchell's Rematch
Sullivan reaches his zenith as Charlie Mitchell clamors for another shot at the title.
Ep 7: Dominick McCafferey
Sullivan fights a series of new challengers, as well as the law, as his personal life falls apart.
Ep 6: The Grand Tour
Sullivan goes on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States
Ep 5: Herbert Slade
Sullivan plays a little baseball and fights a New Zealand giant.
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Michael, this podcast has been great! I’m on Episode 7 now and I have been so impressed! It’s like you’re right there. You really get a sense of who these guys were! You are a fantastic story teller!
Michael weaves a spellbinding story with excellent delivery. It takes the listener back in time to the 1800’s. It left me wanting more. What will happen next?!!!! Kudos, sir.
Foley takes the listener back in time to the birth of sports reporting. I could smell the tavern's stale cigar smoke lingering in the air. Michael has a captivating style when spinning a tale which grabs the audience while regaling us in story of Sully. My guess is his talent will continue to bloom - Well done!