Wayne Odesnik has arrested my attention here in Sarasota.
I first noticed him late on Sunday afternoon when he ambled over to the outer court presumably to say hi to Jesse Levine who was hitting with his doubles partner Adrian Menendez Maceiras. As he walked away slowly, after a short greeting and conversation, carrying a [...]
Not one single other reporter besides myself attended #4 seed Tomas Berdych’s post match press conference after beating Daniel Gimeno Traver in three sets, so it was an excellent opportunity to ask the Czech star about Roger Federer for my Federer book and also to update his Biofile.
Wearing a white James Dean t-shirt, Berdych shared [...]
Corruption has always been an aspect of professional boxing, in varying degrees. As one Hall of Famer described it: “Boxing is contemporary corruption. As long as there is greed there will always be boxing.”
Fight fix suspicions, protecting and manufacturing certain boxers have decorated the sport’s intrigue since its earliest days. The great author Budd Schulberg [...]
40-1 underdog James “Buster” Douglas became a worldwide household name on February 11, 1990 – the night he shocked just about everyone by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable “Iron” Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight championship. It was one of the finest heavyweight performances of all-time, Douglas was poetry in motion, [...]
Boxing fans share their encounters of meeting a famous boxer. Some amazing stories about Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler are revealed..
Philip H. Anselmo: “I used to frequent Lynn Ball’s gym in Dallas, so he’s one. He fought at all different weights. He fought Nigel Benn at super-middle, then Michael Dokes at heavy. Super [...]
Over the years I have received some surprise praises and compliments from readers and also Biofile interview subjects. Here are a few samples…
Just spent the morning reading trough your biofiles page and enjoyed it tremendously….what a way to while away half a day. With the Ipad age its even more interesting as I was able [...]
Former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley recalls his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Scoop: What is it that makes Floyd Mayweather so difficult to fight?
DeMarcus Corley: “He makes adjustments and adapts to any circumstance that you bring to the table. He’s well planned to make adjustments. And the gameplan when we fought him was to exchange. [...]
Anthony Giordano, Long Branch, NJ: “I went to the Super Bowl in February with my son, Anthony (11). On our first night there we stumbled across the Giants’ hotel. We hung out in the lobby and were able to meet a lot of the players and their families such as Cruz, JPP, Kiwanuka, Tollefson, Pascoe, [...]
By Ryan Arguelles
(Note: This article was posted 12 hours before the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV fight.)
Filipino Catholics are waiting for Manny Pacquiao to have an official statement regarding his present religious affiliation. Is he now an Evangelical? Still a devout Catholic? Well, action speak louder than voice!
Every Manny Pacquaio fight is accompanied by mass and [...]
Hard, heavy rock music might play only a bantamweight’s role in the theater of boxing, but boxing definitely is a huge inspiration in Philip Anselmo’s life. The former vocalist and songwriter of mega band Pantera, and current leader of Down, absolutely, totally loves boxing, and that might even be an understatement.
For over a decade, Phil [...]
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