Literary Pugilist ‘Malicious’ Mark Connor back in ring for Irish Fair Exhibition

While launching this first edition of the new online literary boxing magazine, boxersandwritersmagazine.com, I happily report that 2008 kept me busy in a very positive way. While running a personal training business, contracting freelance writing work as well as writing fiction, drama and poetry for future publication, and making ends …

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Observations from 2009 Visit to Wild Card Boxing Club

Boxers and Writers Observations from 2009 Visit to Wild Card Boxing Club, Hollywood, California I was fortunate enough to travel to California from May 20 through June 3, 2009, and I visited the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, where today’s most successful boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, runs his program. …

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Ruben “Hurricane” Carter Dares you to Dream

Former Middleweight contender, Ruben “Hurricane” Carter, has spent years promoting literacy. Convicted of a triple murder in 1967, he appealed his case for 20 years until released from New Jersey State prison after charges were dropped in 1988. He answered my questions at a press conference for literacy promotion and …

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Sugar Ray Leonard Recommends Book

Sugar Ray Leonard was in Minneapolis for a celebrity roast of Scott LeDoux at the City Center Marriot to raise money for the charity Wishes and More on Sunday, May 3. Looking well, articulating himself eloquently, and politely and respectfully granting Boxers and Writers Magazine a quick interview before signing …

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Sugar Ray Leonard talks to Boxers and Writers Magazine, Recommends Book

Sugar Ray Leonard was in Minneapolis for a celebrity roast of Scott LeDoux at the City Center Marriot to raise money for the charity Wishes and More on Sunday, May 3. Looking well, articulating himself eloquently, and politely and respectfully granting Boxers and Writers Magazine a quick interview before signing …

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Hilario Proves Boxers and Writers Prediction as Pudwill Shines in Spite of Bad Decision

The two featured fights were the highlight of the night for the April 18 Card promoted by the Minnesota Sports Council at Target Center in Downtown Minneapolis. Wilton Hilario fulfilled the Boxers and Writers Magazine prediction that he’d win within five rounds, and Tocker Pudwill proved the need for a …

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Portrait of the Artist as a Boxing Man

“Irish” Danny Morgan began boxing at a very young age. Most fighters who go far do. Coming from a family of 12—including five brothers and six sisters—he grew up in an environment that encouraged competitive athletic development. After all, a lot of siblings means a lot of rough-housing, and when …

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FIGHTING FENIANS: a St. Paul Boxing Tradition

(Editor’s Note: The following story is a fictional narrative for a semi-scripted Theatrical Boxing Exhibition at the 2008 Minnesota Irish Fair in St. Paul, MN, USA. The story is an original creation of Mark Connor protected by U.S. Copyright law, and the production is the property of Danny Morgan and …

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