Cassius Clay, Here I Come: Bob Dylan and Boxing

Sarah Kurchak writing for Fightland on Bob Dylan’s relationship with boxing.

As a Dylan fan, I had no idea he took such a personal interest in – and participated in – the sport. I always took Who Killed Davey Moore? as a definitively anti-boxing protest song.

This quote from Jack Dempsey to Dylan – mistaking the folk singer for a boxer – is priceless:

You look too light for a heavyweight kid, you’ll have to put on a few pounds. You’re gonna have to dress a little finer, look a little sharper – not that you’ll need much in the way of clothes when you’re in the ring – don’t be afraid of hitting somebody too hard.

Great read.