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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 […]

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 […]

Garcia vs Peterson & Lee vs Quillin RECAP

By Rudy Mondragon  Live from Brooklyn, NBC brought forth two unique fights. In the Peter Quillin and Andy Lee fight, we saw an early start from the one they call Kid Chocolate. Andy Lee weathered the storm after being dropped convincingly in the first round. Although Lee smiled as he got up, his spaghetti legs told […]

Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia: A Visit to North Philly [Photos]

By Rudy Mondragon  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a rich boxing history. It is home to some of the rawest fighters the boxing scene has ever seen. From the hard punching Bennie Briscoe to hall of famers like Joey Giardello and Philly’s forever Heavyweight Champion, Joe Frazier. The list of old timers and modern day fighters from Philly can […]

Where’s the BluePrint?

By Rudy Mondragon On September 14, 2013 Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) took on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) in a match titled “The One.” It was the main event on a card that I believed would not be as fun and exciting as the undercard fight that included Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia. […]

From Philly to Brooklyn, Stand Up

Zab Judah and Danny Garcia’s contest on April 27th had none of the glitter, confetti, or sirens that compose a typical Vegas main event; it was composed solely with spit of talk, sweat, and blood that exceeded all expectations at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The night was electric, and had convincingly brought back the […]