Singers and Musicians Always Flock to the Sweet Science – Boxing
Whether they enter the ring, sing about it, or watch from ringside they love boxing.
For a century boxing has been a magnet for legendary musicians and singers.
Tom Jones was a golden glove fighter.
Nellie Furtado ( OK – this one is a stretch)
Mile Davis can be seen at ringside at Ali vs Frazier 1st – he also composed the music for the award winning documentary, “Jack Johnson.”
Ossie Osborn is a fan – he could not pass up the opportunity to hang with “Smokin” Joe Frazier.
Jeanette MacDonald, seen here with co-star Nelson Eddy, was a great musical performer of the 30’s
American tenor Mario Lanza, on the right, was a matinee idol in movies of the 40’s and 50’s.
Mariah Carey looks very serious in there.
Pop singer Eddie Fisher was a big fan of Rocky Marciano.
Madonna and Sean Penn were at ringside for Tyson vs Spinks.
French crooner Maurice Chevalier could be seen at ringside at most super fights of the 20’s. Here he is seen later in life with his buddy, Jack Dempsey, “The Manassa Mauler.”
Singers and musicians have always been enamored with boxing.
See Sinatra, Billy Joel, David Bowie and more in part 2.
Author – Boxing Hall of Fame
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