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Standing Firm

Standing Firm

In the wake of last weekend’s ISIS attacks in Paris, the focus has quickly shifted from the horror of the carnage itself to the fallout around the rest of the world, and more specifically right here in the states. President Obama recently announced a plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country; it’s a […]

On Fedor, Legacy and Disillusionment

On Fedor, Legacy and Disillusionment

Last week I waxed whatever about Cuban boxer and fight-sport political martyr Guillermo Rigondeaux, the tragedy of whose career is that he’ll likely go down as a mere footnote when, in reality, he’s due some measure of superstardom. This week, I’d like to do the opposite, and throw a little shade at an all-time great: […]

The Greatest Footnote in the History of Sports?

The Greatest Footnote in the History of Sports?

Have you heard of Guillermo Rigondeaux? Probably not. Let me tell you about Guillermo Rigondeaux. Probably the greatest amateur boxer of all time, the Cuban defector holds a pre-professional record of, I am absolutely not kidding here, 463-12. Of those losses, his last was in 2003, six years before his defection to the United States. […]