Ring Magazine, first edited by hall of famer Nat Fleischer, has opened boxing scandals, made unknown fighters become famous worldwide and covered boxing's biggest events of all time.
In 1977, three international versions of the magazine came out. One, the Spanish version, was named The Ring En Espanol and was published from Venezuela and distributed around all Spanish speaking countries and the United States until 1985. There was also a Japanese version published in Tokyo and a French version published in Paris.
Also in 1977, boxer Cathy Cat Davis became the first and only female ever so far on a cover of Ring Magazine.
Among other boxers, some of the boxers featured on the magazine covers have included Jack Dempsey, Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Alexis Arguello, Wilfredo Benitez, Wilfredo Gomez, Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad, and Oscar De La Hoya.
Ring magazine is published by London Publications, which also publishes sister magazines KO Magazine and World Boxing, once stubborn Ring Magazine competitors themselves.
See also: Ring Magazine fights of the year