Boxing naturally lends itself to drama. But the story of Tony Suggs, from the verge of the Olympics through a powerful decline and beyond, is an incredible tale. The Post’s Brigid Schulte tells it magnificently here.
An abused, abandoned child. A powerfully talented fighter even while he was a crack addict. A devastated father who lost a child. An inmate. Now, Suggs is trying to keep his sons, and anyone he encounters, from following in his footsteps.
And the story continues to this day, the ups and downs still coming. It ain’t a movie (yet), it’s real life. Schulte captures it all.
Here’s Suggs in a great video by Alexandra Garcia, with photos by Jahi Chikwendiu.