Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

 Ken Burns, who is well known for his Civil War and baseball documentaries, will make a film about Muhammad Ali.

NEW YORK -- The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died in June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.
The tentative plan is to air the Ali film in 2021.

Sarah Burns said the outpouring of goodwill after Ali's death made it easy to forget how divisive it was when the former Cassius Clay converted to Islam, took the Ali name and refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. She said filmmakers want to examine what influenced Ali's choices and how he stuck with them despite public condemnation.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Watch Vasyl Lomachenko's weird and unusual boxing training methods

Watch Vasyl Lomachenko's secret and unusual boxing training methods

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

How boxers should conduct themselves

Some things never change

A concluding word on how boxers should conduct themselves: from more than 200 years ago, by the man who turned fighting from thuggering into a science
“It is undoubtedly a fact that some men of turbulent and vindictive dispositions have made a bad use of their pugilistic powers, and have thereby become obnoxious and disgraceful members of society; but these instances occur not frequently, and when they do they must be acknowledged to result from the abuse and not from the right use of the art. The robust and athletic should never forget that excellent observation of Shakespeare: ‘It is good to have a giant’s strength but merciless to use it like a giant.’” – Daniel Mendoza, Memoirs (1816).


Blindfolded Kendo Showdown

"As you think, so shall you become"

This is cross culture merging Kendo and Pinata...

Gaki no Tsukai Blindfolded Kendo Showdown


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Harry Greb

Harry Greb posing.jpg

“Prizefighting ain’t the noblest of arts and I ain’t the noblest artist.”
- Harry Greb

Edward Henry "Harry" Greb (June 6, 1894 – October 22, 1926) was an American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Pittsburgh Windmill", he was the American light heavyweight champion from 1922 to 1923 and world middleweight champion from 1923 to 1926.

He fought a recorded 298 times in his 13 year-career, which began at around 140 pounds. He fought against the best opposition the talent-rich 1910s and 20s could provide him, frequently squaring off against light heavyweights and even heavyweights.

Widely considered one of the best fighters of all time, Greb was named the 7th greatest fighter of the past 80 years by the Ring Magazine, the 5th greatest fighter of all-time by historian Bert Sugar and ranked as the #1 middleweight and the #2 pound-for-pound fighter of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization.

Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Greb as the #3 ranked middleweight of all-time and the 8th greatest pound-for-pound fighter ever.