Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
On the 9th floor of the BNY Mellon building downtown, you’ll find the desk of Jennifer Chieng. As she calmly types away, you’d never know there’s a fire brewing.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes has won a legal round in a towing dispute at his eastern Pennsylvania restaurant.
Characterized by high-intensity, metabolic conditioning and Olympic lifting workouts, CrossFit implements a vast array of training equipment. Here are the Best CrossFit Studios in Pittsburgh.
Mixed martial arts incorporates a multitude of hand-to-hand combat styles including boxing, kick-boxing, muay Thai, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, tae kwon do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo and even elements of sumo wrestling. The vast majority of the fighters at gyms that provide this training, however, are not trying to become then next Randy Couture and most will never fight professionally. Instead, it’s the discipline, strength, endurance, agility and sense of accomplishment that brings them back to gyms like these, Pittsburgh’s best five, time and again.
93-7 The Fan’s high school sports blogger recently caught up with a state boxing champion currently trying to make a name for himself both professionally and in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Monty Meza Clay joined The FAN Morning show Friday to preview his August 13th fight against Carlos Rivera at Rivers Casino.
Rankin native Monty Meza-Clay recently sat down with 93.7 The Fan’s Jon Burton to discuss his upcoming bout.