Thursday, August 28, 2014

Papa

                                                       Hemingway's writing room.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fight Films

If you have not seen this movie.....please do so. This classic Bogart vehicle also features Rod Steiger and boxers  Jersey Joe Walcott and Max Baer. It is a film which peels back the layers of the business of boxing. Much of the exposed dirt is no longer extant....and the game is better off.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday's Results

Heavyweight prospect Joey Cusumano (8-1, 6 KOs) opened the show in dramatic fashion, by dropping Randy Easton (2-4-1, 2 KOs) twice, en-route to a one sided second round knockout. Cusumano took control early in the second with a big right hand which forced Easton to cover. With Easton fighting tentatively, Cusumano landed a right hand up top, but Easton tripped and fell into the ropes. Referee Henry Grant ruled it a knockdown. Easton was not hurt, but it wouldn’t matter as Cusumano sent him the canvas for the ten count at 2:36 from a devastating left hook underneath to finish the show.


Courtesy of Fightnews.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Weigh -In

The weigh in for my heavyweight's bout tomorrow evening is concluded. Now he will eat and rest before stepping through the ropes in the Grand Ballroom of Bally's casino.
This sportsman will be in the locker room before the fight and at ringside when the bell rings. If you happen to be there...say "Yo." I'll buy ya a beer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fight Night Returns

 This Saturday the heavyweight prize fighter I manage will enter the ring once again to continue on the long and  arduous road toward a world title shot. Cusumano was out of the ring from October 2012 until June 2014 due to a hand injury suffered in his 3rd round KO of an opponent here in Philadelphia. When a hand specialist treated the fracture, he diagnosed a degenerative condition in the wrist which needed surgery.
After rehab and training Cusumano returned to the ring may 31st and scored a 2nd round TKO against a game,albeit over-matched opponent. Saturday he will climb between the ropes to face Randy Eastman at Bally's Casino in Atlantic City.
In the meantime, I have designed and had made a custom cornerman's jacket for Cusmano's second in the ring. This photo show this writer modeling same. The front would show that it is a cotton shawl collar cardigan affair that channels old school looks from Jake Lamotta's crew in "Raging Bull." I have always despised the satiny smocks most cornermen wear. Most of them are all shiny and flash and make the wearer look like he is about to play trumpet for Earth,Wind and Fire in the mid-70's. I much prefer this classic 40'-50's look and think it will be well received by the crowd....I may even start a new retro trend in the boxing world. So, if you see Canelo Alvarez's corner wearing this type of rig....you know I started it!