Tag 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 […]

GGG vs. Brook: Prediction

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 […]

Canelo vs. Khan: Street Fighters & Trump

By Rudy Mondragon Twitter: @boxingintellect It was recently announced that Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) will be challenging the WBC middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on May 7, 2016 at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first time in recent years that Floyd Mayweather Jr. […]

Swift vs The Ghost: Reflections on Latino Politics

By Rudy Mondragon Twitter: @boxingintellect On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 Danny “Swift” Garcia defeated Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero via a 12 round unanimous decision (all three judges had it 116-112). Garcia’s victory earned him the vacant WBC Welterweight title that once belonged to The Best Ever, Floyd Mayweather Jr. This was a unique match up […]