Ring Magazine began in 1922 and still reports on pummeled pugilists today. I always love coming across one of their early issues at garage sales and antique shops...faces of character with character to spare all presented in that now dated, hyper-realistic but tampered glow, like Norman Rockwell faces beaten with pastel rocks. In the magazine's entire history, only one woman has appeared on the cover. That would be Cathy Davis, also known as "Cat" in 1977, but it was later revealed her fights had been fixed. The Ring had a few scandals of their own over the years, but it is still read in second story rings where men smoke stogies and young meat assumes the crouch.
Faces from the January 1959 issue of The Ring.