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 […]

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 […]

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 lot of emotion had been backed up in my life because of the US election, the Vargas-Pacquiao fight, and the Kovalev-Ward fight. But, as Bruce Lee said, “Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things […]

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 […]

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 […]

By Rudy Mondragón Twitter: @boxingintellect  Gennady Golovkin versus Kell Brook is another match up where one man jumps two weight classes to challenge the other. First, we had Amir Khan jump up to 155lbs to take on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. That fight ended with Canelo knocking out Khan in the 6th round. Will Golovkin, also […]