Gleason’s Gym Companions pick Foreman, Boxers and Writers Magazine leans guardedly towards Cotto

It’s almost 8 P.M. Central , or 9 P.M. Eastern on Saturday, June 5, 2010, which means in a little over an hour the HBO broadcast of Yuri Foreman’s World Boxing Association Light Middleweight title defense against former World Boxing Organization Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto begins at the new Yankee…

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Tareq Azim Lives Family Legacy with Afghani Women’s Boxing Federation, Hope of Mother, and a Desire to Give

Tareq Azim has learned to apply the basics of success from one area in his life to another, fulfilling a responsibility he accepts to represent himself, his family, and their country of origin in a dignified manner. He does so through the exercise of his talents in boxing and other…

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Meet up with Breland prompts plan to discuss career as boxer, trainer, transition between the two

While supporting Minnesota Masters Division boxers Ryan Sheahan and Steve McComas, who competed at the Gleason’s Gym Masters Clinic in Brooklyn, NY on February 20, I was able to speak briefly with Mark Breland, the 1984 Welterweight Olympic Gold Medalist and former professional World Welterweight Champion who now trains professional…

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Pacquiao prevailed as predicted, dominating a strong but hapless Clottey

As predicted by Boxers and Writers Magazine, Manny Pacquiao prevailed in his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Championship title defense against challenger Joshua Clottey on March 13. His latteral movement and excessive speed and power proved too much for Clottey, but he was unable to put him away. Clottey seemed…

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Sugar Ray Leonard on Manny Pacquiao: Why he destroyed Hatton and why he’s so dominant

When Sugar Ray Leonard was kind enough to speak with Boxers and Writers Magazine after the Celebrity Roast of Scott LeDoux in Minneapolis in May, he also generously shared his assessment of the Manny Pacquiao knockout over Ricky Hatton. “I didn’t think the fight would end that soon,” he said.…

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Clottey will significantly challenge tonight, but Pacquiao will prevail

Like most in the boxing world I am greatly anticipating the match up for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight Championship of the World between Champion Manny Pacquiao and Challenger Joshua Clottey. I’ve watched the 24/7 program on HBO and my notion that Pacquiao will be too much for Clottey…

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Literary Arts

This web site was launched at the close of March and opening of April, 2009. Because the Literary Arts page consists originally of Irish oriented stories, including the below references to the theatrical boxing exhibition at the 2008 Minnesota Irish Fair, it feels appropriate to mark the transition away from…

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Abell disqualified for late punch knockout, Walters defeated in 56 seconds

[Update/Note: The result of this bout has been offically changed from Disqualification to a No Contest. More coverage is forthcoming] From the simply unexpected to the downright bizarre, Friday night’s fights at the Target Center ranged from intense excitement to anticlimactic letdown, with undercard matches outshining the features and each…

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Abell and Butler both lighter as tonight’s card is set

Joey Abell weighed in at 241 pounds last night at the Target Center for his Minnesota State Heavyweight Championship fight against Raphael Butler, who weighed 259. While Abell, who reported he was training hard and would be superbly prepared for this fight, is four pounds lighter than in his last…

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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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