Christmas is a time for sharing memories, baking cookies, and gift giving. Thoughtful gifts are guaranteed to bring priceless smiles to the faces of good friends and family members. These specially chosen gifts embrace the true joy of giving during this holiday season. We all know it is better to give then receive. In honor of this holiday tradition; I have spent countless hours searching crowded shopping malls. The main purpose being to locate the ultimate in Christmas gifts. After all the wrapping is completed, these packages will be shipped special delivery to my favorite fighters and a few boxing friends this year.
If you’re a regular visitor to BOXING 4 FREE, you know I have been writing about my time in amateur boxing. I started by writing about how I got started in the sport then about my first sparring experience. Now I like to discuss the difficulty I had in finding a gym in North East Pennsylvania back in the late 1990s.
Amir Khan wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. He’s been saying this for a while. He also joins a long list of fighters who want to win the Floyd Mayweather lottery. Any fighter’s biggest pay day would be a fight with the undefeated Mayweather. Does he deserve a shot? Would Mayweather fight him?
After discovering a passion for boxing at the Integrated Martial Arts Academy, I knew it was a matter of time before I climbed through the ropes of the ring and spar another member of the gym. I looked forward to it, but I didn’t push for it like some of the other gym participants. Some were too eager to get in that ring. I think people joined the academy simply to spar. Some asked to spar as soon as they joined.