Photo: Will Hart, HBO
It's boxing season! I've been doing a lot of fight coverage lately for Stiff Jab. Last week I checked out the press coference for Sergio Martinez-Miguel Cotto, which is set for the Garden this summer.
Photo: Rich Kane, Golden Boy
In a dark Times Square bar, I listened to Bernard Hopkins, newly dubbed "The Alien," hype his upcoming title bout with Beibut Shumenov. Long may you reign, Alien!
And over the weekend I tagged along with some Russian buddies to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to watch young Slava "Czar" Glazkov take down the aging Tomas Adamek in a great night of fights that also featured beautiful boxing displays by South African-Malawian Isaac Chilemba and a still-sharp Kermit Cintron.
Now it's back to work at Atlas Cops and Kids, where we have nine boxers still in the running for the Golden Gloves finals at the Barclays Center, including Earl "Flash" Newman, the defending heavyweight open champ, who makes his tournament debut tonight at Bishop Ford.