R.I.P Joe Frazier

November 11th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Boxing Universe | | No Comments »

One of the best fighter of all time with an unorthodox and courageous style. Sadly, most of the time he’s remembered only as the opponent of Ali. But at the peak of his time, he was not second to anybody. Nobody has ever entered a ring with so much balls and blind rage.
A good article about him here, and a great documentary about him here.

“Honey, I forgot to duck.”

June 7th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | , | No Comments »

Jack Dempsey to his wife after being badly outboxed and losing the world title to the underdog Gene Tunney in 1926. Dempsey and Tunney fought again one year later and after losing again, Dempsey retired at the age of 32.

One shot for the hand, one shot for the heart.

April 4th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Boxing Universe, Life without Boxing | | No Comments »

In January 2011 Rola El-Halabi fired her manager and stepfather Roy El-Halabi. Last friday night, just few minutes before her most important fight, he went in her dressing room and shot her once in the hand, once in the knee and once in the foot. To be sure she won’t fight ever again. He then threatened to shot himself. To be sure not to feel guilty ever again. More info Here.

All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him”. Jack Dempsey

March 25th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | | No Comments »

Jack Dempsey was world heavyweight champion between 1919 and 1926. He became extremely popular because of his aggressive and powerful style and was the protagonist of some of the most spectacular fights of his time. His won against French hero George Carpentier in 1921 generated the first million dollar gate in boxing history and was attended by 80000 people. I was for George Carpentier.