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Marvin Hagler and Hip-Hop

Yesterday, March 13, 2021, the boxing world lost the great “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. Here is a playlist of hip-hop songs that honor Hagler. The songs are pulled from Todd D. Snyder’s book, Beatboxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game. Rest in Peace Champ.   Here are the full playlists from Beatboxing. YouTube Spotify

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Death Was Never Far from Carlos Monzon

The following is an excerpt from A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon, by Don Stradley. Copyright © 2020 Don Stradley. *** CHAPTER 8 BULLETS The report from Argentina: Monzon had accidentally shot himself. On February 28, 1973, Monzon endured a two-hour operation to remove a bullet from his right forearm. He told the press that he was getting ready to go hunting when his .22-caliber revolver had slipped from his hand, “firing as it hit the floor.” The New York Daily News joked, “Everybody is taking a shot at middleweight champ Carlos Monzon these days.” The story was soon out that two bullets had found their way into Monzon courtesy of Mercedes, his

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Foreword From Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho

Below is the Foreword from Christian Giudice’s new book, Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho, written by Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. ***      He was garish, crude, outlandish, lewd, reckless, and loud. Everybody paid attention to him—he made sure of that. Hector “Macho” Camacho was the first fighter since Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali appeared in the early 1960s to master the art of negative appeal. This wide-eyed wild child, whose love of joyrides earned him a bid on Rikers Island when he was still a teenager, lived out his vivid dreams of being a perpetual commotion. Wherever Camacho went—Detroit, Los Angeles, Florida, Puerto Rico,

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Marvin Hagler and Hip-Hop

Yesterday, March 13, 2021, the boxing world lost the great “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. Here is a playlist of hip-hop songs that honor Hagler. The songs are pulled from Todd D. Snyder’s book, Beatboxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game. Rest in Peace Champ.   Here are the full playlists from Beatboxing. YouTube Spotify

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Death Was Never Far from Carlos Monzon

The following is an excerpt from A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon, by Don Stradley. Copyright © 2020 Don Stradley. *** CHAPTER 8 BULLETS The report from Argentina: Monzon had accidentally shot himself. On February 28, 1973, Monzon endured a two-hour operation to remove a bullet from his right forearm. He told the press that he was getting ready to go hunting when his .22-caliber revolver had slipped from his hand, “firing as it hit the floor.” The New York Daily News joked, “Everybody is taking a shot at middleweight champ Carlos Monzon these days.” The story was soon out that two bullets had found their way into Monzon courtesy of Mercedes, his

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Foreword From Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho

Below is the Foreword from Christian Giudice’s new book, Macho Time: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of Hector Camacho, written by Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales From The Dark Side Of Boxing. ***      He was garish, crude, outlandish, lewd, reckless, and loud. Everybody paid attention to him—he made sure of that. Hector “Macho” Camacho was the first fighter since Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali appeared in the early 1960s to master the art of negative appeal. This wide-eyed wild child, whose love of joyrides earned him a bid on Rikers Island when he was still a teenager, lived out his vivid dreams of being a perpetual commotion. Wherever Camacho went—Detroit, Los Angeles, Florida, Puerto Rico,

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