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Mon, 03 Oct 2022
October 2, 2022
Eder Jofre, one of only 7 retired fighters since 1892 who have won the bantamweight and featherweight crowns, has died according to his son Marcel by way of electronic messenger.
Andrea Jofre, his da
Eder Jofre: The Golden Man of Boxing gets his Star in his West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Homecoming
Fri, 23 Sep 2022
September 22, 2022
San Leandro, California (Last of a series):
“Eder Jofre is to boxing what Bruce Lee is to Jeet Kune Do,” Rick Farris, boxing historian, recently posted on socia
Danovis Pooler and the Martial Art of Boxing
Sun, 04 Sep 2022
Master Danovis Pooler lives and breathes the martial art of boxing. One can say that the sweet science of bruising is his destiny- as both master and student. His innate ability to anticipate and avert danger is evident in his fi
Cornelius Boza-Edwards pays Rolando Navarrete his due respect
Wed, 31 Aug 2022
August 29, 2022 (San Leandro, California)
“If you are here to talk about boxing, you’ve come to the right place,” stated the man with the British lilt as he offered his hand while glancing at my ex
Jonathan Burdick, RRT: Respiratory therapist by day, MMA fighter by night
Thu, 25 Aug 2022
Fighters fight, writers write, respiratory therapists help patients breathe right.
Jonathan Burdick, a full-fledged RRT, part-time author and amateur mixed martial artist can stake his claim to all that.
He found his calling
Morris East Presents: A Different Kind of Comeback
Mon, 22 Aug 2022
Morris East is a survivor in more ways than one.
And to say that he had a rough time during the past two years is a major understatement.
He came knocking on heaven’s door.
In early January of 2000, h
Luisito Espinosa: They called him “The Earthquake”
Sat, 23 Oct 2021
San Francisco, California - It was late in the evening of October 17, 1989, when I got the call from Al S. Mendoza of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I hope you and the family are ok. I’ve been trying to call Bangkok,
Mi Vida Loca: The legacy of Johnny Tapia
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
Courtesy of West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame (Painting by Jun Aquino).
Fremont, California -
Johnny Tapia was a trailblazer, a shooting star. His misadventures outside the ring often overshadowed his brilliant ach
Jeff Fenech: The Mauler from Down Under
Mon, 04 Oct 2021
“Jeff Fenech is the mauler from down under. From what I’ve seen and heard, he is one of the stags in this George Bellows painting,” the late Filipino matchmaker Pol Tiglao said to the equally late boxing mana
Rubén Olivares: Señor Knockout
Wed, 29 Sep 2021
Boxing fans, friends and foes dubbed him El Púas.
‘Tis because of his pin-point accuracy, ala barbs of a porcupine, in the roped square.
For boxing aficionados, north and south of the border, however, he will a