I missed boxing training last week, which I regret of course, but sometimes work and life get in the way so what can you do? Anyway, early this week I started working up a sweat by going to Fitness First and and doing some cardiovascular exercises—thirty minutes on the elliptical trainer and fifteen minutes on [...]
I started taking up boxing around three years ago on a whim, and I ended up loving it. But eventually other “important” responsibilities always kept cropping up, and I was forced to take a rather long hiatus. Recently, though, I found myself with more time on my hands, and so I decided to lace up [...]
Q: Did Juan Manuel Marquez hit Manny Pacquiao with a lucky punch?
A: After Juan Manuel Marquez finally defeated Manny Pacquiao—this time via knockout to avoid getting shafted yet again by the judges—a lot of people (see: certified Pactards) have been calling that wicked right straight that connected flush to the Pacman’s jaw a lucky punch.
No, Manny Pacquiao doesn’t owe anyone anything.
In his meteoric rise, from up-and-coming fighter who started his career in the now-defunct Blow by Blow boxing program to becoming one of the pound-for-pound greats while annihilating supposedly bigger and stronger opponents en route to becoming the first and only eight-division world champion so far, the Pacman hasn’t owed [...]
For those who have not followed A. J. Banal’s career closely, a cursory glance at his fight record will show that the Cebuano boxer has had a pretty decent run. At a relatively young age of twenty-three, in a professional boxing career that started in 2005, Banal has figured in a total of thirty-one pro fights. [...]