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Fight's Over

Post-Competition Letdown

I trained, I fought, and I performed incredibly well. But I drove the seven and a half hours home and suddenly found myself miserable. Periodic moments of joy interspersed with hours of listlessness, frustration, and anger. I haven’t been able focus. It already seems weird that I’m a competitive boxer. Me: a 45 year old […]

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Gym Entry

Training in Atlanta

Training for this fight has been rocky, and not the Sly Stallone kind, either. So last week I called the promoter, two-time Strawweight World Champion Terri “The Boss” Moss, for a serious tête-à-tête. I related the details of my bumpy progress, she invited me to drop everything and come down to Atlanta for a week […]

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I Have Another Fight!

When I got the promoter’s email today I nearly had a heart attack. I am going to be boxing in Atlanta as the Main Event on the April 23, 2011 Atlanta Corporate Fight Night card. The Main Event! I’ve been in conversation with the promoter for a month or so about this fight, but it’s […]

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Dec 10 Fight Night 2

High Boxing Honor

For more than a month I’ve been sparring with Bonnie Queen “B” Mann as she prepared for her double-title fight, scheduled to be held December 10th in Raleigh at the Longbranch. For me, having the opportunity to work in her training camp was unparalleled; I trained like a fiend, worked my ass off, and felt […]

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