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Hopkins' historic Career

Bernard Hopkins partially unified the Light Heavyweight championship at age 49, something fellow champions, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev haven’t been able to do.   To do so at such an advance age is an accomplishment by itself, but doing it in an age when most boxers are constantly evading engaging with top quality opposition is special. 1,463 more words

Boxing

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Inbound - trainspottingChicago

Good morning.

On the 7:35AM into the City. My wife dropped me off at the station. I am doing a full day’s work and then taking the rapid transit train to the Airport for a flight out. 271 more words

Armed

The Politics of Identity and the Chavez/De La Hoya Fight

Back in February, I spoke with artist Ernesto Yerena for an interview that appeared in Remezcla.

One interesting tidbit that I was unable to include in the article was a portion about the boxing match between Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar de la Hoya in 1996.  36 more words

Latino

Pacquiao-Bradley I revisited.

Controversial, corrupt, fixed, robbery, disputed, a disgrace.  These were just some of the words being thrown around two summers ago by millions of people around the world after Timothy Bradley was awarded the WBO welterweight championship of the world in Las Vegas. 1,156 more words

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Golden Boy Promotions: Before The Great Collapse?

There are plenty of old sayings that wrap around the notion that no matter how great and high things may become, just about everything has a ticking clock and an expiration date.   1,641 more words

Warboxing

Mr. Polk's War

Ok, I have since lost interest in writing about the Mexican American War. Basic facts about it: James K Polk forced Mexico’s hand into battle. Abraham Lincoln thought the war was unconstitutional. 118 more words

General

Book Review - The Black Lights, by Thomas Hauser

In The Black Lights Thomas Hauser quotes Bob Arum as saying “I’m a businessman. Two guys fighting in a ring, that has nothing to do with me.”  A reader of this exceptional book, in which Hauser explores the “red-light district of professional sports” by following junior welterweight Billy Costello as he builds a record, then wins and defends a world title, might come to feel that Arum’s line could serve as the motto of the entire boxing business. 1,795 more words

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