Wrapped for War

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrJust as a medieval knight wraps his body in chain mail and armor before battle, so does a boxer wrap his fists underneath his gloves. The wrapping of hands is not only a necessary part of boxing, but is a mental process that signals the upcoming chaos. First, it’s important to understand the […]

The First Sparring Session

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrDisclaimer: Sparring is dangerous and unpredictable. Do not attempt without proper training, protective gear, and capable supervision. Just because the gloves are bigger, doesn’t mean you aren’t getting hurt. Figure out how far you want to go in this sport than carry on.   Sorry mom. I have to start out saying this […]

Kiddy Kombat

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblr**WARNING: Some may find this post disturbing** Earlier I wrote about witnessing my first Muay Thai fight in a local bar. The experience was one that had me intrigued, excited, and thoughtful. Later on, I visited the Chiangmai Boxing Stadium for a full night of fights. Even I couldn’t expect what I would […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Joshua & Wilder

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrThe Heavyweight Champion of the World was once the king of the world. The Baddest Man Alive. Star after star stepped up and delivered historic events to the eyes of millions. Inspiration was found in these larger than life athletes. What was once the crowning pinnacle of the boxing world has all but […]

So I Walked Into A Bar Fight…

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrGoing to college in Chicago relegated much of my drinking to the seemingly endless array of bars throughout the city. 4 years came and went without being involved in a single bar fight. 1 week in Bangkok and I walked right into one…sort of. The first Muay Thai fight I witnessed was not in […]

And Now For Something COMPLETELY Different…

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblr It’s been a minute, ladies & gentleman. Some may be wondering why I’ve been so infrequent with the blogging. Some probably don’t give a shit. Some may be asking who the hell I am in the first place. Rest assured, I’ve had some things going on. Not to worry, this isn’t the cliche […]

Bullets & Boxing

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrEscaping violence through violence may seem like a contradiction to most. It’s long been a theme that boxing has existed as an escape from the harsh realities of the streets. The sport offers an outlet for young men and women to release their anger through total self-mastery all the while offering success and a better […]

Detriment of the Decision: Pacquiao vs. Horn

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrA common reference of the ESPN coverage of Pacquiao vs. Horn was a comparison to the all-time classic “Rocky”. That identification was relatively spot on. The spectacle, the narrative, the characters, and the titular fight itself was tit-for-tat a carbon copy of the film. Rocky Balboa, meet unknown underdog Jeff Horn. Apollo Creed, say […]

Mayweather vs. McGregor: The Power of the Press Conference

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrConor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is the perfect fight. Despite all of the facts, the seemingly colossal mismatch, and obvious financial sentiment, something about this matchup seems so organic and predestined to me. It feels right. There’s one particular part of this event that has me more excited than anything. Boxing fans, sports fans, casuals, and […]

Ward vs. Kovalev II: The Rigged Rematch

Dare 2 ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrAndre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II: June 17th, 2017 Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV ***SPOILERS FOR WARD vs. KOVALEV II*** I’ll be honest… I was biased going into Saturday’s fight. In a highly anticipated rematch, Sergey Kovalev looked to avenge his controversial decision loss to Andre Ward in their light heavyweight title fight […]