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West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame This Sunday, Sept. 25th!

by on Sep.22, 2016, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — Awright, fight fans, here we go with the second annual West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame this Sunday, September 25th, at the Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California. This event, which is guaranteed to knock you off your pins, is once again hosted by President Rick Farris and yours truly. Although Vice President of this organization, I can honestly say it is President Rick Farris who is the driving force in lauding these great fighters of yesteryear. Rick is an absolute work-horse in making sure every ‘i’ is dotted and ‘t’ crossed in memorializing these hard-nosed pugs after the cheers have died down on their respective careers. (continue reading…)

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Touching Gloves with…Mike Weaver

by on Aug.12, 2013, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

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A fighter’s record can often be as misleading as a TV pitchman in a plaid jacket and a bad ‘toup’. They both have to be taken with a grain of salt. Such is the case of Mike Weaver. At outward glance one may simply scoff at the early losses on his record, but numbers mean little unless scrutinised closely. And mean next to nothing when gauging Weaver’s rib-bending shots to the body or those skull-rocking hooks that he doled out so liberally. Let’s take a few moments now and re-examine what’s under a very misleading surface.

Dan Hanley: Mike, are you originally from the west coast?

Mike Weaver: No, I’m originally from Gatesville, Texas, but we moved to Los Angeles when I was 3 or 4. (continue reading…)

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