Sixteen Pounds of Punches

By Richard E. Baker on March 29, 2021

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Competence, not health, was the main concern in those days. (Photo: Richard E. Baker)

The trick is not to fill up paper with any boxer but to choose boxers with real skill and potential, ones who have a chance to make the big time, to at least become true prospects, contenders, and possibly even champions…READ MORE

Scouting Report: Keon Papillion

By Caryn A. Tate on July 23, 2021

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Keon Papillion fights this Saturday versus Rayshawn Cooper, in his fifth pro fight. (YouTube)


“I didn’t want to do it at first because he kind of forced me to do it at a young age. I quit to go play other sports and didn’t find the attention and center spotlight that I wanted, so I found my way back to boxing...” READ MORE

The "Habanero Kid," Luis Gallegos, Wins First Victory

By Richard E. Baker on May 10, 2021


You look him directly in the eyes. He looks confident, too confident. (Photo: Richard E. Baker)

One system says go for it, knock him out. The other system says to go easy, be smart, don’t blow all your strength too quickly. Your body attempts to balance the two systems. For a moment you feel uncomfortable and tingly… READ MORE