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Fan of the house: Give him that old-time boxing

By Chris Erskine - Los Angeles Times
  
At the Hollywood Athletic Club, we got a whiff of what boxing once was, in an artisanal recreation of a Golden Era full of flappers and barbershop quartets.

Boxing was our first sport, and will probably be our last. Humans are an easily provoked species. Wars — not love-ins — are the milestones on which we plot our purported evolution. Look at Congress, that bunch of brawlers. Now look away (while you still have both retinas).

But don't look away from boxing too soon. It comes too naturally to us, is too visceral, too much a part of human reflex. Boxing will die only when there is only one of us left. Even so, the last person standing will be found sparring in the moonlight, jabbing at shadows.

Boxing continues to live in gyms, clubs and arenas across the Southland, adopted by thousands of youngsters following in the footsteps of their fathers and their fathers before them. They are trained by descendants of Jack Johnson, or by nobodies who sell used Camrys during the day and had ring dreams at night. The other evening at the Hollywood Athletic Club, we got a whiff of what boxing once was, in an artisanal re-creation of a Golden Era full of flappers and barbershop quartets....

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maybebabyny's Photo maybebabyny 26 Nov 2014

It says alot about Shane that he would train for the Pacquiao fight while recovering from an Achilles tear. Its says he is an idiot.
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RickS's Photo RickS 28 Nov 2014

View Postmaybebabyny, on 26 November 2014 - 02:23 PM, said:

It says alot about Shane that he would train for the Pacquiao fight while recovering from an Achilles tear. Its says he is an idiot.

Money talks.
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