January 25, 2016 |
THE MOTHER in me is worried stupid about Paul Kroll. I want him to quit boxing because, at 20, his whole life is ahead of him. I don't want him to jeopardize it with blows suffered in the ring. I mean, have you seen Concussion ? But the long-ago boxing fan in me is like, "GO, PAUL! MAKE US PROUD!" What can I say? I was once so enamored of the beauty, bravery, and athleticism of the sweet science that I spent hours, solo, attending bouts at the elegantly decayed Blue Horizon boxing hall.
May 14, 2015 |
Blanchett: Hear me roar "We have to push forward," Cate Blanchett tells Variety regarding the responsibility of women in the film industry to achieve parity - in pay and in opportunity, for not only actors but also writers and directors. "What industry has parity pay for women? None. Why would we expect this industry to be any different?" Blanchett, 45, plays Rooney Mara 's lover in Carol , director Todd Haynes ' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith 's scandalous 1952 novel The Price of Salt . It's one of a growing number of films, she says, that tell women's stories.
April 21, 2015 |
IT WAS SHORTLY after Christian Carto finished carving up his latest opponent when he heard from one of his idols. Jesse Hart, the undefeated super-middleweight who will be fighting on the May 2 Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard, leaned over to Carto and whispered some very quick advice. "He was telling me what I could have done better," said Carto, who earned his second consecutive Golden Gloves Pennsylvania state championship with a decision over Daniel Sandoz. "He said I could have set more punches up with my jab. I appreciate that more coming from him because I look up to him. " Carto's methodical performance earned him the inaugural Stan Hochman Award, which will be given to the top fighter at the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves East Regional Championships.
April 8, 2015 |
WHEN FLOYD Mayweather meets Manny Pacquiao next month, there's a good chance he'll put his money where his mouth is. And we're not talking about making a wager on the fight. Dr. Lee Gause, a New York dentist, has designed a special mouthpiece for Mayweather, aka "Money," that contains $100 bills. And yes, the bills are as real as the cost, reportedly $25,000. Gause, who owns Iceberg Guards, said that in addition to protecting against concussions, his mouthpieces help athletes breathe better, which increases performance.
April 3, 2015 |
A LOUD BELL rang, signaling the end of the 3-minute round Danny Garcia was shadowboxing in the ring at his DSG gym yesterday on Jasper Street in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. Garcia, who had just finished talking to reporters before his official media workout, had finished three of these rounds already, with a 30-to-40-second break between each. Outside the ring, Danny's father and trainer, Angel Garcia, was still holding court with a throng of pundits. This was the case, too, before Danny had even arrived at the gym. And that's how it usually goes.
April 3, 2015 |
The paydays being talked about for the May 2 megafight between welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are so outlandish that boxing simply cannot be discussed without them coming up. Philadelphia's Danny Garcia could earn millions in a bout with Pacquiao or Mayweather in the near future. However, before that, the owner of the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight crowns has some business of his own to finish. On April 11, Garcia will put his undefeated record (29-0, 17 knockouts)
August 22, 2014 |
IS 50 CENT saying that boxing great Floyd Mayweather has taken too many punches to the head, or is he merely trying to rope a dope? Cursing the bucket of ice he had ready for the ALS Challenge and dumping it off his balcony, 50 Cent, according to E! News, instead challenged Mayweather to his own "ELS Challenge. " "This is a special ASL-ELS challenge for you, Floyd," Mr. Cent said, with another dose of profanity. "If you can read one full page of a Harry Potter book . . . I'll give $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to. " If that's your challenge, 50, it's the "ESL" (English as a Second Language)
May 29, 2014 |
Kim's dress, the blessed reveal The modern world was beaten to a pulp by the flouncy, bouncy, and, most important, pricey wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy over the weekend. Of all the photos from the event, Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban 's may be getting the most interest. It is of the bride from, you guessed it, the back, showing the massive Givenchy Haute Couture gown, fancifully white, the massive train, and the bride inside. New Billboard charts The music industry has been looking for a way to gauge social-media-driven music interest.
May 2, 2014 |
Clooney: The ring! People mag has posted exclusive! pictures of the engagement ring George Clooney , 52, gave his gal Amal Alamuddin , 36. It is an "ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at 7-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum. " Oh. Franco and LiLo? Nope James Franco is one of the men named on the infamous list Lindsay Lohan compiled of her former lovers. But Franco never slept with LiLo, he tells Howard Stern . Franco, 36, does admit he hung out with LiLo two years ago "during a very dark period of her history.
February 28, 2014 |
Erik Garcia gripped the leather punching shield with two hands, and his younger brother, boxing champ Danny Garcia, whacked it with his black-and-orange mitts. The pair worked in three-minute intervals Wednesday afternoon, slugging water each time the bell rang. Toward the end of a round, Garcia threw a wild left hook - his signature punch - and his older brother stepped away as the punch cut the air. No grip would be tight enough to absorb that blow. "If I land that, I may knock myself out," said Garcia, the unified light-welterweight world champion.