Mark Connor interviewed on Books and Brews podcast

I’m the July guest on “Books and Brews” Podcast with Laura Vosika and Michael Agnew. I shared three poems and discussed Boxing and Writing, Jazz, culture and faith. May you enjoy it and also find, somehow, encouragement in my words.

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Boxing loses Nelson Cuevas, Francisco Mendez to Virus

From the moment the U.S. shut down over the Covid-19 Virus, I’ve been waiting for it to reopen, like everyone else, I suppose, experiencing the novelty in my own way. I have been trying to adjust, trying to reorganize myself and be productive, tying to be in decent shape and…

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Lara Drops Alvarez, regains WBA super welterweight title

Sat., August 31, 2019 In a supreme display of boxing skill Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory, Erislandy the American Dream Lara TKO’d Ramon Alvarez to reclaim the vacant WBA super welterweight title at the Minneapolis Armory. With this victory over Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, Lara, originally from Guantanamo, Cuba,…

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James turns in best performance over DeMarco

Minneapolis, MN, Saturday, July 13, 2019 Jamal James turned in the finest performance so far of his promising professional boxing career Saturday night, winning an epic battle of two classically skilled fighters with a unanimous decision over former WBC world lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco of Sinaloa, Mexico. James came forward…

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Truax cut, accidental butt yields no contest with Quillin

Sun. April 14, 2019 Caleb Truax didn’t start quite as fast and sharply as he obviously would have liked to Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory and Peter Quillin had the edge after the first round in their IBF super middleweight title eliminator. But an accidental clash of head rendered…

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Truax and Quillin weigh-in, ready for big fight at Armory

Friday, April 12, 2019—- Former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax weighed in at 167.8 pounds at the Armory in downtown Minneapolis this afternoon, his opponent, former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin stepping on the scale after him at 167.6 pounds. Physically speaking, it appears to be a nearly even…

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Rosario TKOs Hernandez, dazzles Armory crowd again

On February 23 Jeison Rosario of Miami, FL by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, defeated Marcos Hernandez of Fresno, CA with a 9th round TKO at the Minneapolis Armory. Just like last August, Rosario turned in the finest technical performance of the night, delighting fans there to see Anthony…

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February victory leaves James looking for title shot

On Saturday, February 23 at the Minneapolis Armory, WBA number 3 welterweight and Minneapolis native Jamal James won a 6th round KO victory over Janer Gonzalez of Cartegena, Colombia. James, improving to 25-1 (12 KOs), looked arguably better than he ever has before. One must view his performance with great…

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Anthony Dirrell beats Yilidrim, regains WBC super middleweight title

On Saturday night, February 23, Anthony Dirrell of Flint, MI regained the WBC super middleweight championship of the world when he fought for the vacant belt against Avni Yilidrim of Istanbul, Turkey. Dirrell’s record improved to 34-1 (12 KOs), while Yilidrim diminished to 21-2- (12 KOs). The fight was stopped…

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James brings excitement as Dirrell, Yildirim battle for title at Armory Saturday

Friday, February 22, 2019 Weigh-ins were held at 1 o’clock this afternoon for the Premier Boxing Champions card at the Minneapolis Armory tomorrow night. Minneapolis’ own Jamal James, the number 3 ranked welterweight by the WBA, weighed in at 145. 8 pounds against the 146.6 pound weight of his opponent,…

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