Sunday, November 23, 2014

Matt Ward and the Sweet Science

The sport of boxing has always been a passion of mine. I largely accredit this passion to boxing stories that my father told me from his childhood and young adulthood in Jersey City, NJ. My favorite stories to this day are those that my father told me about his friendship with former light heavyweight title contender "The Jersey Jolter" Frankie DePaula. My father also had chance encounters with boxing legends such as "The Bayonne Brawler" (aka “The Bayonne Bleeder”) Chuck Wepner from Bayonne, NJ.

Over the years I have the privilege to meet many of boxing's legends and attend numerous live fights. The current and former professional boxers that I have had the opportunity to meet have all been class acts, who are very appreciative of their fans. One of my favorite boxing related destinations is the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY. I had the opportunity to visit the Boxing Hall of Fame on November 15, 2014. Stay tuned for a blog post next week! (

In the spirit of this weekend being a big fight weekend, I figured I would take the opportunity to share some of my favorite personal boxing photos... I'm sure all of you reading this are very excited! Haha!



George Foreman in Yuma, AZ

Mike Tyson in Las Vegas, NV

Ray Mancini in Indio, CA

Jake LaMotta in White Plains, NY

Adrien Broner in Indio, CA

Leon Spinks in Las Vegas, NV

The original ring from Madison Square Garden at the IBHOF in Canastota, NY

                             Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo fight poster in Las Vegas, NV
Joe Louis statue in Las Vegas, NV

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