Issue | Letters | Premium | Jan 20 2020

10 of the best songs about boxing

Boxing has been a go-to subject for many great songwriters and these 10 songs are some of the finest to have been inspired by the sweet science
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1. ‘Hurricane’ by Bob Dylan

Inspired by the imprisonment of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, a middleweight contender from New Jersey, this sprawling and angry 1976 song from Dylan’s ‘Desire’ album runs for eight and a half minutes and sees him telling the entire story from start.

2. ‘The Boxer’ by Simon and Garfunkel