Matthew Saad Muhammad is buried in an unmarked grave.

saadDo you remember Matthew Saad Muhammad?  If you’re a fan of boxing, you should.  He was an all-action fighter out of Philadelphia.  He gave us thrilling fights and became world light-heavyweight champion in the late 1970s.  He spent the last years of his life homeless, doing charity work, and fighting ALS.  He died last May and fans of his are trying to give his gravesite a tombstone.  You can help.

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Interview: Publicist Rachel Charles

InterviewRachel Charles is a publicist extraordinaire.  She is truly dedicated to the fighters she works for: Jason Quigley, Everton Lopes, Ronald Akeem Ellis, Edwin Sandoval and Julian Ramirez.  These young fighters are very lucky to have her on their team.  Rachel is no wallflower, she is a go-getter in her boxing career, as well as her everyday life.

She is the first to admit that she has had a “crazy” life and has written a book about it entitled: “Half-Caste” which will be coming out after some final editing. Rachel is hard-working, dependable and confident.  She has the biggest, brightest smile I have ever seen.  She is definitely a positive force in the sport of boxing.  Let’s meet Rachel:

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Post & pre-fight thoughts

RockemSockemWhat did Andrew think of Premier Boxing Championship?  Does John Molina think the sport is just a live version of Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots? Does Adrien Broner already have a fight with Amir Khan on the horizon? And who does Andrew see emerging victorious this Saturday between Jean Pascal & Sergey Kovalev? And what did Adonis Stevenson tell Andrew when he was asked who he thought would win?

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Boxing book review: Braddock – The Rise of the Cinderella Man

BraddockHagueSMI have  several books related to boxing in my possession.  One of which is Braddock – The Rise of the Cinderella Man by Jim Hague published by Chamberlain Bros..  If you hadn’t already guessed from the title, the book is biography about former heavyweight champion and former light-heavyweight contender James J. Braddock.   The following are some thoughts about this book.

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