February 2006


Rinsing Off the Mouthpiece
By GorDoom

Poem of the Month
By Tom Smario

The 2005 CBZ Year-End Awards
By J.D. Vena

Women to Watch For in 2006
By Adam Pollack


INTERVIEWS:

Lou DiBella: No Joe Palooka
By Dave Iamaele

Lamon Brewster, Unplugged
By Juan C. Ayllon

Touching Gloves with...
Clyde Gray

By Dan Hanley


PROFILES:

Iron Mike Tyson: Myth or Monster?
By Jim Trunzo

Jess Sandoval: The Coach Says,
"Bundle Up"

By Katherine Dunn

The Legend of the Cuban Baron,
Ramon Castillo

By Enrique Encinsoa

Paul Thorn
By Pete Ehrman

Battling Nelson: Always Battered,
Seldom Beaten

By Tracy Callis

Kid Chocolate, the Cuban Bon Bon
By Monte Cox


BOOK REVIEWS AND EXCERPTS:

Shadow Boxers
Photographs by Jim Lommasson

The Iceman Diaries
by John Scully

The Boxing Bookshelf
by Dave Iamele


'Shadow Boxers'

Photographs by Jim Lommasson


You probably don't know the boxers in this book. Few if any have danced under the lights of Madison Square Garden or Caesars Palace. They are the underdogs, the journeymen, the rank and file of the fight game who toil in busted-out boxing gyms far from the television cameras.

At one time there was a boxing gym in every sizable town in America. Today, they are found mostly in big cities, tucked away in shabby lofts and basements in the tough parts of town. Those that survive are the repositories of a centuries-old tradition of pugilistic knowledge that encompasses not only the physical mechanics of the sport but a code of respect and discipline that, at its best, transforms raw aggression into "sweet science." [Read more]



WAIL! THE CYBER BOXING ZONE JOURNAL


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Hank Kaplan

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J.D. Vena

Managing Editor/Copy Chief:
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Katherine Dunn, Lucius Shepard

History & Research:
Director of Research: Tracy Callis
CBZ Staff Historians: Dan Cuoco,
Hank Kaplan, Matt Tegen, Kevin Smith,
Harry Otty, Barry Deskins, Matt Donnellon,
Joe Grantham

Staff Writers:
Juan C. Allyon, Chris Bushnell, DscribeDC,
Katherine Dunn, Dan Hanley, Ron Lipton,
Eric Jorgensen, Adam Pollack,
J.D. Vena, Lucius Shepard, Dean Vios

Contributing Writers:
Matt Boyd, Steve Coughlin, Monte Cox,
Brian Donegan, Enrique Encinosa,
Pete Ehrmann, Pedro Fernandez, Eldon Frost,
Dave Iamele, Eric Jorgensen, Joe Koizumi,
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Tom Smario, Jim Trunzo,
Fabian Weber, Randy Gordon

Web Masters:
Dan Klepner, Dean Vios

 

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