I recently found myself in Detroit, Michigan and was immediately drawn into the city’s boxing culture. Though the city itself is currently in rough shape, it seems to set the mood for the rough and relentless boxers created on it’s streets. The popular Joe Louis’ legacy was in plain view all around in the form of statues, posters, and memorabilia. The Motor City has born numerous talented boxers over the decades, but the pugilist that was most eye catching to me was the first 4-time and first 5-time world champion, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns. Read more
Moshea Aleem (4-0 2KO), makes his ring return after a two year absence on the undercard of the April 30th WBC super middleweight title fight between Badou Jack and Lucian Bute.
If you are like most of the world’s boxing fans, you’re waiting with anticipation for next weekend’s middleweight title pay-per view card featuring Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan (or just waiting for it to be over). Nine days is still a long time to wait, but this is a weekend filled with a few super-middleweight contests in the mean time to keep you occupied. Read more
Let’s pretend for a moment that the boxing fans were put first for the rest of 2016. The people who work hard all week, keep track of the fighters and give their hard earned money and finite amount of time and attention to this sport get to see the fights they want. Read more
A rankings page has been added to Pugilists Paradise, so I wanted to give a brief explanation and update post. Read more
Last Tuesday night (4/19/2016), Richmond Virginia based boxer, Immanuwel Aleem, stepped into the ring for perhaps his toughest test to date against knockout artist Jonathan “El Conquistador” Cepeda. Read more
When the casual boxing fan thinks about the sport, it’s easy to get blinded by the warrior who packs explosive power. The fighter who has dynamite in each hand, and the grit to keep coming forward and look to deliver that explosiveness will steal the spotlight more times than not. However to some fans (mostly the die hard fans and purists), it is the elegant and graceful defensive capabilities that capture the eye, and perplex the mind. When discussing these defensive skill sets, it is hard to think of anybody who has displayed more technical acumen than Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. Read more