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Pacquiao-Roach love affair: Walang forever

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
–Hal Borland

By Alex P. Vidal



NEW YORK CITY— For 17 years, Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach became boxing’s version of Kirk and Michael Douglas, Julio and Enrique Iglesias, and Arthur Jr. 415 more words



The past 38 minutes I’ve spent attempting to write this post have been comprised of the following repetitive actions:

1. Stare at screen (anywhere from 5-10 secods, total blank stare). 301 more words


2018 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships Entry Form

Entries are now open for the 2018 Irish Third-level Boxing Championships and must be submitted using the online entry form below. Information about the event is available via the… 474 more words


Top 5 Boxing Matches To Watch In 2018

Last year was a great year in boxing, but 2018 has the potential to be even bigger. IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. kicked off the year with an eighth-round TKO of top-10 ranked welterweight fighter Lamont Peterson. 664 more words


Irish Third-level Boxing Championships 2018 Circular

The Irish Athletic Third-level Boxing Association (IATBA) are proud to announce details of the upcoming 2018 Irish Boxing Championships for college and university students at the home of Irish Boxing, the National Boxing Stadium. 926 more words


Sour: A 25-year-old apology

A tweet this from Melanie Lloyd about the lovely ex-boxer Derek Williams gives me the opportunity to provide a Xmas excerpt from my book Dangerous. 3,428 more words


Havana Banana

I can’t even begin to fathom how difficult it must be for one to leave Cuba knowing that they can never return.

Yes, this is my cliché opening line, the same sentiment echoed by most who tackle the subject of Rigondeaux or defectors in general. 1,305 more words