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Boxing Insight: Adrien Broner Versus Shawn Porter
Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20 - What the mind had conceived, the body failed irreparably to achieve. The brazen boxer from Cincinnati entered the ring with a swag that bespoke volumes of his supposed greatness, of

Boxing Essay: On Manny Pacquiao
Mon, 04 May 2015

The marching tune of the Philippine National Anthem filled the boxing arena, re-broadcast worldwide, in hotels, restaurants, pubs, and shanties, such as the ones I passed by on my way to a resort where poor children played al

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

In the world of prizefighting where intimidation is a norm amongst fighters to gain a psychological edge against each other- its effects nearly physical to anyone inflicted with a shade of self-doubt- Irish Andy Lee daunts you i

Boxing Insight: Pacquiao Versus Mayweather Jr.
Sat, 04 Apr 2015

Whenever someone tells me, and I have been told this quite a number of times, that boxers are limited because they only use their hands I secretly console myself deep inside with the thought that they must not have heard of

Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The Venetian Macau - It's been a while since Manny Pacquiao had knocked out an opponent cold and the drumbeats are on, conjuring a distant memory of a quivering Hatton. American boxer Chris Algieri comes in as seemingly the

Boxing Insight: Pacquiao versus Algieri
Sun, 23 Nov 2014

I watched clips of Manny Pacquiao train like I was reading a heavyweight book - carefully reading between the lines, attempting to string facts together to finally see the bigger picture.? While most have been blinded by

Boxing Insight: The Donaire Principle
Tue, 21 Oct 2014

Nonito Donaire Jr. didn't have to fight an opponent as strong and massive as Nicholas Walters to rejuvenate his career. He could have started gradually as he stepped up on a higher division to get the feel of it, faced op

Boxing Insight: Mayweather Versus Maidana
Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13 ? The boxing rematch between the Pound For Pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0) and Argentine Marcos Rene Maidana (35-5) was a twelve round dissertation on why the fight itself was

Manny Pacquiao: In God's Grace
Mon, 25 Nov 2013

In one of its darkest hours, a nation in mourning dares to break the eerie silence and seek the redeeming light that is embodied in one man. Manny Pacquiao knelt in his corner and bows down his head to pray to the cr

Find Your Center
Sun, 18 Aug 2013

A friend of mine told me about something he'd read, that to find peace and be settled in life one has to figure out what it is one is running from. Not being much of a runner myself I rather look at the same view from th

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