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Christmas and Hanukkah Boxing

Yesterday, I pointed out to Alan that it has been a year since Colonel (Ken), who stands to the left in the photo above had passed away.  I still miss him.  Alan wondered how Kenny, Colonel's son, was holding up.  We haven't seen him s...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Dec 20, 2016

Home for Christmas and a Lemon, Rose & Poppy Seed Baked Cheesecake

Look out for my interview in Waitrose Weekend today (16th Dec) where I share my ideas for the perfect festive bash with a lemon, rose and poppy seed baked cheesecake, Polish-style open turkey sandwiches and festive vodka cocktails #HomeForChristmas P...
by on Dec 15, 2016

Coach Mama

Today was the last day of the fall session, and no one came to the gym.  Ariel usually doesn't come in on Saturdays, so I wasn't surprised.  Donovan and Maz have missed a lot of days, and I have no idea what's up with that.  The kids w...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Dec 11, 2016

A Death In The Family

I had to go to Garfield Park today to attend an instructor's training.  I was a little pissed because I wasn't told about it until yesterday.  The day was planning to be a long, slow one.  The training wasn't as bad and unproductive li...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Dec 7, 2016

Pankration or fear the Greeks when they are angry ! ( Ancient Martial Arts )

Pankaration, Greece, Hellas, ancient, wrestling, boxing, martial arts, fighters, Hercules, Mythology, Olympic Games, legends, heroes, self defense, panmachia, combat, AlexanderThe influence of Greek culture on the entire human civilization is huge an...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 30, 2016

Eighth At Eckhart Park

Thomas and the boxing coaches make the matches for the Eckhart Park show in the photo above.  I had already made a match for Donovan with one of Eddie's (the coach at Davis Square Park) fighters.Alan tried to get matches for John and Rojan, but...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Sep 1, 2016

WBA: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Ryo Miyazaki Full Fight Video

Ryoichi Taguchi vs Ryo Miyazaki WBA World light flyweight title Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Result: Ryoichi Taguchi def. Ryo Miyazaki (UD, 116-112, 117-111, 119-109) ... For full video please click here or go to www.worldboxtv.
by Boxing Tv Replay on Aug 31, 2016

WBA: Luis Concepcion vs Kohei Kono Full Fight Video

Luis Concepcion vs. Kohei Kono for WBA World super flyweight title. at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. Result: Luis Concepcion def. Kohei Kono (UD, 116-112, 115-113, 116-112) ... For full video please click here or go to www.worl...
by Boxing Tv Replay on Aug 31, 2016

WBA: Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Full Fight Replay

ESPN Championship Boxing Presents Mexican California base three division champion Leo Santa Cruz Defend his WBA Super world featherweight and vacant WBC diamond belt against former... For full video please click here or go to
by Boxing Tv Replay on Aug 31, 2016

Boxing Lifer

James was hyped and ready for a fight at Harrison Park, but there was no match for him.  I was relieved when I was able to match Donovan with a 12-year-old who fights out of that park. Before the show began, an honorary ten count was given in th...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 26, 2016

Ring Rust Is Real

I decided to have Donovan and James do something different today.  "Miss Hillari, why do you have headgear on?" James asked.  "I'm going to spar one round with you, then one round with Donovan.  Then you two will spar together," I answ...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 25, 2016

Late Summer and Sean

John gets in one on Ro during their sparring session at Loyola Park in this photo.Unfortunately, I have to begin with some sad news.  Sean Curtin passed on several days ago.  He was the author of two books about Chicago boxing -- Chicago Bo...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 20, 2016

Blood In The Mouthpiece

Jesus and Carlos sparred down at Loyola Park.  Carlos had his hands down too much, and kept hesitating to throw punches.  Jesus took advantage of this.  At the end of their session, I saw a lot of blood on Carlos' mouthpiece.   Al...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 9, 2016

Seward Slugging and the LaFollette Rumor Mill

Two people from Loyola Park fought at Seward Park's boxing show last week, and I was in both of their corners.  Solomon attends Barry's class, and my primary function was to use his cell phone to record his fight.  Solomon won his bout. &nb...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 7, 2016

Ayam Boxing

Bahan bahan :4 ketul paha ayam.100gm tepung gandum.100gm serbuk roti.2 biji telur.Garam secukup rasa.Minyak masak secukupnya.Cara penyediaan :Gaul paha ayam bersama garam dan tepung gandum.Kemudian celup ke dalam mangkuk berisi telur yang telah dipuk...
by Resepi Masakan Malaysia on Aug 5, 2016

Having The Talk

I guess James' ear was still bothering him yesterday (James has an infection), so he didn't come to the gym.  Donovan and Tayjon got some sparring in.  Tayjon had Donovan backed against the ropes, punching him until I thought Donovan would...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Aug 4, 2016

Ariel vs. Ben

I had Tayjon and James do some inside fighting during their sparring time.  The boys had to keep one foot inside the tire in the gym as they duked it out.  James got popped a couple of times, landing on the floor.  As he got up slowly,...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Jul 28, 2016

Taking It Personally

I was poised to get a good shot of Alan and his son talking in-between rounds of Matt's sparring session with Rojan.  Then they both noticed I had the camera and started clowning.Note in this photo that Matt is not wearing headgear, but Rojan is...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Jul 27, 2016

Vijender Singh: Boxing anger

“In boxing,  if you get angry toh aur zyada maar padegi ring mein. It’s all about doing your bit and winning points. Why take unnecessary panga,  get angry and waste your energy?  —Vijender Singh. Filed under: Bo...
by Make Time For Sports on Jul 22, 2016

Humidity and Excuses

Tayjon was MIA again, but my two most consistent people, Donovan and James, showed up for class.  Today was a sparring day, and the usual procedure is to let them warm up and work out for a half-hour, then begin sparring the second half of the h...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Jul 22, 2016

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