Timothy Bradley was always hard to like—his tendency to use his head as an effective weapon, his powerless punches, and general demeanor made him appear as someone to pass over in favor of more colorful boxers like Amir Khan and Brandon Rios. Many persons dismissed Bradley’s unbeaten record and superhero musculature, therefore dismissing his accomplishments. Many persons even dismiss his heart, and I find that hard to believe. If there was any reason to dislike Bradley it couldn’t be for his heart. That’s why I’m a Timothy Bradley fan now: his heart.Read More
I just purchased the Under Armour ColdGear Fitted Long Sleeve Crew Neck base layer because it’s been uncomfortably cool at Gleason’s Gym during this part of winter. ColdGear base layers use moisture-wicking technology and fleece to keep you warm and dry while working out. That’s especially important to me because I’m boxing in a cold gym—I need the warmth so my muscles, joints, and limbs can move freely, and I need the moisture-wicking ability so my movement is not restricted with a wet shirt.
Here are a few pictures from when I first opened the package. The material is excellent quality and has a slightly stretchy feel. I’m wearing the Under Armour ColdGear Fitted Long Sleeve Crew Neck to the gym today and will get an idea of how well it performs under the localized circumstances. Keep an eye out for a full review soon.
My layoff from boxing has been longer than expected and has finally come to an end. I’ve got a new trainer, a new gym, and new motivation to build my skills as a Master boxer. I’m training at the world-famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY now and believe this is one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Gleason’s was taken off my list of potential boxing gyms when I first started because of its repulsive smell. I opted for Gym X Boxing, instead. It was a smaller, brighter, and cleaner gym than Gleason’s, and smelled much better. I was able to familiarize myself at Gym X with boxing terms, equipment, routines, and get comfortable with the basics in a gym that emphasized cleanliness.
Oddly, I don’t mind the smell of Gleason’s anymore (I probably tune it out more than tolerate it). I’ve found the environment at Gleason’s to be very amicable. I’ve made casual acquaintances with some of the trainers and members and speak socially with a few more individuals there. Overall, I see this as an opportunity to develop and grow socially, physically, and with boxing skill. I’m going to get comfortable there now and call it home.Read More
It was the punch heard around the world. The knockout that shook some sense into the fanatics. The blow that made everyone think he killed Pacquiao. The knockout punch that made Marquez go home that night, look at everyone there celebrating with him, and say, “see? I told you I’m better than him!”
It all happened on December 8, 2012. Pacquiao vs Marquez 4, the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the controversial third outing between these two legends. Each man decided to make a bold statement yet only one of them would keep their word. Juan Manuel Marquez said it all with his knockout punch.Read More
Jason “Monstrua” Escalera, undefeated pro boxer (13-0-1, 12 KOs), was at Mendez Boxing Gym in New York City on Wednesday for a media day to promote his fight with Edwain “La Bomba” Rodriguez. The young pro’s bout is the main event on HBO’s Boxing After Dark show at the MGM Grand.
I had the privilege of meeting Jason Escalera and his team after the interviews. He was gracious enough to pose for a few photos. Take a look!Read More