Written on September 24th, 2013 by Shane Dawson Boxing Comments
The importance of Muhammad Ali in modern American culture
By Shane Dawson: “The man who sees the world the same way at 50, as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”. These were the words of Muhammad Ali and that quote alone, in my opinion, sums up his views on life and the world in its entirety. For modern American culture Ali was of paramount importance.
He was a negro American who had potential to be respected by white people. He was indeed, the “all American boy, if he was white”, as described by Malcolm X. Ali came along at a time when negro Americans were discovering who they were, he ushered in the attitude of black is beautiful. He uplifted the morale of an entire race of people every time he approached a camera and said “I’m pretty”.
Ali was from a different generation. He possessed a different mindset to other negro men at the time. Cassius Clay was his birth name before converting to Islam while simultaneously parting himself from his black slave name. At the time, he was hated by the vast majority of the blue collar, white Americans who were not accustomed to seeing a black man boast and have such a charismatic and confident persona.
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Written on September 24th, 2013 by Staff Boxing Comments
David Haye vs Tyson Fury reschedule for 8th February
By Hamer Marshall: David Haye’s fight with Tyson Fury is back on; both teams have worked around the clock to re-schedule the heavyweight clash. The fight will now take place on Saturday 8th February in Manchester, live on Box Office.
The pair was schedule to face each other this Saturday in a battle of the British heavyweights, with the winner potentially being in position to challenge the either Klitschko brothers for the title. The bout was postponed as David Haye received an injury in sparring last Friday, which left the fighter with a deep wound above his left eye.
“News of the date in February is music to my ears,” said Haye. “I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I’d let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn’t be happier.
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Written on September 21st, 2013 by Staff Boxing Comments
David Haye suffers injury above his left eye
By Shane Niels: David Haye has been forced to pull-out of his heavyweight bout against Tyson Fury, with just a week away from fight night. Both camps had trained hard in preparation for the all-British clash at the Manchester Arena, this winner of this fight could have potentially been in line for a shot against the Klitschko brothers to challenge for the title.
David Haye was sparring on Friday night when he received a cut above his left eye, He was training with sparring partner Filip Hrgovic – a 6ft 6″ Croatian – when he was cut and the wound required six stitches.
Haye said: “Gutted isn’t even the word.
“Mentally, I’m on the floor at the moment. I’m devastated most of all for my loyal fans, my family and my team, as well as Tyson Fury and his team.
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Written on September 6th, 2013 by Richard Smith Boxing Comments
Floyd Mayweather vs Saul Alvarez
By Richard Smith: Every now and then, a fight comes along that really grabs the attention of the sporting public and the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Saul Alvarez certainly falls into that category. Scheduled for September 14th in Las Vegas, the light Middleweight contest sees the legendary and unbeaten Mayweather, put his legacy on the line against the Mexican Alvarez who himself is yet to taste defeat in the ‘squared circle’.
The feeling is that Alvarez will be the toughest test Mayweather has faced during his long career, with many believing that the Mexican has the tools to cause the current pound-for-pound best boxer in the world plenty of problems.
There is no doubt that Mayweather is the best fighter currently active in the sport and is regarded by many to be the best fighter of at least the last 20 years. The 36 year old has taken on all-comers and beaten the vast majority of them with a mixture of stunning speed and dazzling defensive skills.
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