Author Archives: BoxingIntellect

HANDS OF STONE REVIEW: Watch on Netflix

Hands of Stone: The Humanity of Roberto Duran & Panamanian Anti-Imperial Politics Film Review* By Rudy Mondragon Twitter: @boxingintellect Hands of Stone is a movie that should have been made a long time ago. It is an important biographical film about Panamanian professional boxer, Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz. What is […]

Angel Garcia: Boxing in the Era of Trump

By Rudy Mondragón Twitter: @boxingintellect The January 18 press conference for the highly anticipated March 4 showdown between Keith “One Time” Thurman and Danny “Swift” Garcia showed how Trumpism is seeping into the bloodstream of the sweet science. Politics is indeed not separate from the sporting world. At the press conference, Angel Garica, father and trainer of […]

Pugilistic Defeat & Struggle: Jonathan Walley’s Fight Experience Part II

By Rudy Mondragón Twitter: @boxingintellect  Fight Night  The night of the fight was finally here. July 30th marked the day that Jonathan Walley would raise his arms in victory. This was the plan. What transpired, however, was the beginning of Walley’s biggest pugilistic struggle. I drove to Van Nuys early in the afternoon to pick up my tickets for […]

Boxing & Beyond: Jonathan Walley’s Pre & Post-Fight Experience Part I

By Rudy Mondragón Twitter: @boxingintellect  In This Corner… Jonathan Walley is a 22 year old amateur boxer. Prior to boxing, Walley was a standout basketball player who had athletic scholarship offers to well known institutions of higher education. During his high school career, however, Walley got into trouble and found himself serving time in a juvenile center […]

BMB Presents: “Boxing & Beyond”

Boxing & Beyond is a new installment brought to you by the blood money boxing team. Blood money boxing is committed to bringing you multifaceted commentary that focuses on the sport, individual boxers, politics, and all that comes with the good and bad and in-betweenness of the sweet science. Boxing & Beyond will consist of 6 articles starting […]

A Day With Andre Ward [Pictures]

By Rudy Mondragón Twitter: @boxingintellect No better way to spend Halloween than visiting the training grounds of boxing trainer Virgil Hunter and Andre Ward in Hayward, California. It was Ward’s official media work out in anticipation of his November 19th match against pound for pound great, Sergey Kovalev, which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena […]

Hands of Stone: The Humanity of Roberto Duran & Panamanian Anti-Imperial Politics

By Rudy Mondragon Twitter: @boxingintellect Hands of Stone is a movie that should have been made a long time ago. It is an important biographical film about Panamanian professional boxer, Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz. What is significant about the film is that it situates Duran as the protagonist. It […]