Tag Archives: Boxing

The offer Santos Perez couldn’t refuse

A great friend, Santos Perez, was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame a month ago. The achievement was recognized in a Miami Herald article by Greg Auman which noted that Santos “has written for the Herald since 1995 … Continue reading

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Why not all change is progress

Want to know why 2,000 year-old institutions don’t change based on the advice of *bantamweight* intellectual advisers, like say a Fr. Cutie?  Ross Douthat provides one answer in his NYT op-ed column. Every word should be read, but here are … Continue reading

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Miami News Flashback– Boxing and Archdeacon

One of the things I miss about the Miami News, aside from their West Coast boxscores and the fact that they were not the Miami Herald, is the ample space they were able to provide great writers like Tom Archdeacon. … Continue reading

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Recap of 2008 Boxing news

Miami Herald boxing article by Santos Perez ————————————————————————————- Pacquiao headlines up-and-down 2008 Posted on Mon, Dec. 29, 2008 BY SANTOS A. PEREZ Out with old and in with the new. Boxing might have found a fresh crossover attraction in 2008. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Boxing

Since today is *Boxing Day … I wanted to follow up on an earlier post which described my introduction to the local boxing scene. This post is about the actual night of the fights, Friday, December 5th at Miccosukee. I … Continue reading

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Big 2009 bout suits L.A. well

Miami Herald boxing article by Santos Perez. —————————————————————— Big 2009 bout suits L.A. well Posted on Mon, Dec. 22, 2008 BY SANTOS A. PEREZ Perhaps it is the early sign of a new boxing trend next year. All major fights … Continue reading

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The Local Boxing Scene is Non-antiseptic

Definition of an·ti·sep·tic: a: coldly impersonal b: of, relating to, or being warfare conducted with cold precision from a safe distance with few or no casualties on one’s side That is exactly what the local boxing scene is not. Its … Continue reading

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Hank Kaplan

There was a nice article in the Miami Herald about the late Hank Kaplan’s collection of all things boxing. An excerpt from the article by Santos Perez: Kaplan was considered boxing’s preeminent historian. The two-car garage in his Kendall home … Continue reading

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Boxing Hall of Fame and Matchmakers

The Miami Herald had an article by Santos Perez about the 2009 International Boxing Hall of Fame [HOF] inductees, the big name being Lennox Lewis. Among the non-boxers elected was Bob Goodman, longtime matchmaker for promoter Don King. Boxing matchmakers … Continue reading

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Freddie Roach

Miami Herald boxing article by Santos Perez on Freddie Roach. ————————————————————————————— Prefight spat snares trainer Posted on Sat, Dec. 06, 2008 BY SANTOS A. PEREZ In the hype leading up to big fights, secondary players sometimes play large roles. Veteran … Continue reading

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