It was uncomfortably warm inside the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym on Friday afternoon, and the air wasn't moving despite the industrial-sized fan rattling loudly in a corner. No one noticed. They didn't pay any mind either to the bags hanging motionless from the ceiling or the or the TV news camera set o ... More >>
These days give me a good UFC card over a boxing match, but Saturday night was quite the intriguing spectacle inside the squared ring. Getting his ass whipped early by Floyd Mayweather, seems Victor Ortiz resorted to a head-butt. But then, after what looked like a kiss to Mayweather's& ... More >>
I dunno, last Sunday night's finale to HBO's Entourage was a little too tidy for me. Vince finally got the girl. Eric was back with Sloan. Ari was reconciling with Mrs. Ari. Drama's show was a go and even Turtle was a trim, fit millionaire. What the what?! I guess I prefer my bre ... More >>
10. First couple of rounds I actually thought Antonio Margarito had a chance against Manny Pacquiao. Margarito charged ahead and threw bigger punches. But the end result of most of the center-ring skirmishes was him running into a swarm of gnats. The cumulative effect proved catastrophi ... More >>
I was playing catch on a lazy Friday afternoon, warming up for a chilly practice as a sophomore second baseman on Duncanville High School's baseball team when our coach came running out of the field house: "We did it! We beat the Russians!!" Was an upset last night when the U.S. beat Canada, 5-3, ... More >>
Last time we saw Duncanville Olympic boxer Luis Yanez he was mending fences, winning fights and building a professional career while re-building his reputation. Whoops. Turns out the snotty-nose brat who got crossways with U.S. Olympic Boxing is at it again, this time acting the fool enough ... More >>
Okay, I'm sucked in. Not to the point of eating Creatine cupcakes, stocking my closet with Affliction T-shirts and putting Newy Scruggs in an arm bar, but I'm intrigued enough by the sport of Mixed Martial Arts that I'm journeying to American Airlines Center Saturday night for UFC 103. ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL ... More >>
He was an Olympic disappointment, but with his first pro fight on Friday, Yanez is out to prove he's the real deal.
Luis Yanez is ready to take on the world
The first rule about Evander Holyfield's age is that you do not talk about Evander Holyfield's age
Evander Holyfield attempts an unlikely comeback
Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches.
In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them
With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout
Secret Weaponry (Heinous/Doghouse Records)
Get bendy at Bishop Arts Pilates/Yoga
Meg Ryan may be looking to mature, but her new boxing movie goes down for the count
It's easy being green
Texas' Valerie Mahfood--last seen getting clobbered by Laila Ali--could change the pretty face of women's boxing
Ali lands a few solid blows, but, sadly, it's no knockout
For Jesus Chavez, the joy isn't the fight--it's being back in the ring
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
Top-ranked boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez pummels opponents in the ring, but he's losing his biggest fight against a real heavyweight -- the INS
"El Matador" could be a contender, but for the INS
Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies
Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.
Her left hook is suspect, but Darla Johnson is a knockout. Ring rats at The Nuway Athletic Club think there should be more boxers just like her.