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Ehrmann Weighs in on ‘One Ring Circus’

by on Jun.09, 2009, under Pete Ehrmann, Reviews

A book review on Katherine Dunn’s book by Peter Ehrmann

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 As a general rule, I would rather read about Joe Simonovich, Red Green, Vigo Doman or some other long-forgotten ancient pug than open a compilation of pieces about modern-day boxing. And while I believe in and affirm the equality of the sexes, I still cannot bring myself to watch women’s boxing. So the last thing I expected was to be blown away by “One Ring Circus: Dispatches From the World of Boxing,” a collection of newspaper, magazine and CBZ pieces from the last 25 years by Katherine Dunn, published by Schaffner Press.

But in a bigger upset than Douglas over Tyson that’s what happened, Ms. Dunn’s collection is already my candidate for boxing book of the year. (continue reading…)

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Ali-Frazier Revisited? Tix for Mayweather-Maquez on Sale Today

by on May.22, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, MAY 22 — On March 8, 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali engaged in the “Fight of The Century”, a 15 round war that will forever be remembered in the annals of boxing history.  On July 18th, Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez will do their best to create their own “Fight of The Century” for the new millennium.  While the talent, determination and high stakes are all in place, there are even more parallels, as we can trace Mayweather and Marquez to Frazier and Ali.

 How, you might ask?

 Floyd Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya, who fought Hector Camacho, who fought Sugar Ray Leonard, who fought Thomas Hearns, who fought Iran Barkley, who fought Trevor Berbick, who fought Larry Holmes, who fought Muhammad Ali, who fought Joe Frazier.
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Fast-rising Beibut Shumenov ready for Erdei or Garay

by on May.12, 2009, under Press Releases

Beibut Shumenov

Beibut Shumenov

LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2009) – Light heavyweight sensation Beibut Shumenov, fresh off of his impressive fourth-round stoppage of former two-time world champion Byron “Slama from Bama” Mitchell last Saturday night in Kazakhstan, has set his sights on a major world title fight against WBO champion Zsolt Erdei or WBA title-holder Hugo Garay.

Saturday’s show (May 9) in Shumenov’s hometown of Chimkent, Kazakhstan, presented by the Shumenov brothers (Beibut and Chingis) was taped live for airings (schedule soon to be announced) in North America and Internationally.
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