He’s nearly blind. He’s flat broke. But he carries Olympic gold in his pocket.

As the only American boxer to win a gold medal (in the middleweight division) in the 1972 Olympics, Sugar Ray Seales should have become an icon, but even though a lifetime of blows to the head cost him his eyesight and finances, Seales is content, teaching the sport to those that want to learn from a man whom the mitts carried to unimaginable heights

Author: Zak Keefer
Published: Apr 12, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,147 words)