Tag Archives: Boxing

My April Fools’ LinkedIn Page

A large number of people, who’ve not been on my LinkedIn page in years, chose today to visit. Changing my job status on April 1st from Freelance Senior Copywriter to Boxing Trainer and Manager at Starr’s Boxing Emporium could be the cause. So far no … Continue reading

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What boxing gave me, one year in

For more than a year, my workout combined shadow boxing, heavy bag-, speed bag-, double end bag-work, and sparring. My coach also pushed me to do core exercises, like use my stomach muscles to push a medicine ball up the corner of a ring. … Continue reading

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I get a black eye. My son learns a lesson.

The most important thing I can teach my son is to not give up. He’s seen me spar a few times and he knows the punches are real, but he’s never seen me come home with a souvenir. Until now. … Continue reading

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The Professional

Beyond the story of a boxer, his trainer and a magazine writer, The Professional is about keeping true to your ideals and not accepting mediocrity. Read it and you’ll never look at life, boxers and boxing the same. The Professional got my attention … Continue reading

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Lessons from a young boxer

Last night I sparred with two boxers half my age. Tough Russian kids with heavy accents who could have turned me into a bowl of borscht. Instead, they’d stop to demonstrate technique and then go back to knocking some sense … Continue reading

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Why I box

When I wrote a headline for Everlast that read, Everything You Need in Life You Learned in Woodshop & P.E. I was certain of two things: 1) that I got across part of what men get out of boxing, and … Continue reading

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