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There is no shortage of love we have for Eric Kelly, the former boxer who made training the Wall Street 1-percenters a full-time gig at the Church Street Gym. Kelly is as unique and intense as you can get, and the guys over at Vice Sports casted their new correspondent perfectly for a piece at […]

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On June 27, 1988, Mike Tyson obliterated Michael Spinks in 91 seconds — one of the fasted heavyweight title fight KOs ever. The legendary fight ended with Spinks physically and mentally defeated, slumped on the floor, terrified. Yesterday, The Awl posted a fascinating, passionately-written tidbit about Tyson’s entrance music. While Spinks entered to Kenny Loggins’ “This Is It,” Tyson came out to John Balance […]

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Last week, we published photos from Friday Night Throwdown at SXSW, an event that pitted NYC boxers against their Texas counterparts, and now, there’s video. The clip is a little light on actual fighting, but does capture the spectacle of the event: come for the boxing, stay for the breakdancing sword swallower (or Mike Jones). […]

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SXSW has little bit of something for everyone. Be it music, arts, food, or booze — every day feels like a corporate sponsored party. That being said, after several days of drinking Lone Stars next to seemingly the same dude in fingerless gloves and a cabbie hat, it was time to break the monotony… by […]

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“Put some Brooklyn on him!” was one of the first things I heard once the fights started Wednesday night at the Roseland Ballroom, a venue more famous for its music but one which has hosted its share of boxing matches over the years. The Roseland, originally opened in 1919 and at its current location at […]

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Noted blowhard Peter King will be participating in a two-round boxing match on Saturday in Wantagh. King’s opponent will be Josh Foley, a New York state kickboxing champion. To some extent, this bout is an attempt to get some press, but not totally. King’s known as a big fan of boxing. Regardless of the dog-and-pony-show […]

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“The first time I ever got knocked down, I remember getting up and being like, ‘I just lost this round, 10-8. I gotta beat the shit out of this girl,” 2011 USA Boxing National Champion Heather Hardy says at the beginning of this short documentary portrait. “No more boxing, no more pretty. We going street.” […]

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Eric Kelly of the Church Street Boxing Gym has a unique approach to training his clients–or as he calls them, “miscreants.” To help them perfect their boxing technique, Eric subjects them to a barrage of verbal abuse, insults, and public degradation. Why? Because it makes them tougher. That’s why. […]

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Focused on the world of boxing, photographer Holger Keifel has captured more than 370 fighters, promoters and trainers in his last six years of shooting. Now the German-born photographer is exhibiting a selection of these powerful and detailed portraits that include Don King’s iced-out jewelry and Evander Holyfield’s gnawed off ear among other fantastic mutilations. […]

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