Tag Archives: Belinda Laracuente

Show me the way

Ever since I started boxing back in the mid 1990s, people have said that women make better students. And while it sounds good at first, it’s a bit of a double edged sword. I always wondered if it was because … Continue reading

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Black and blue

It’s about six months since my last black eye, which, although it started out looking fairly dramatic, fizzled fast into a barely perceptible shadow. Never mind. It was one of those corner bubbles under the skin on the edge of … Continue reading

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Powering up at Gleason’s

After four days on the ground in New York City I finally feel like I’ve actually landed. Body, brain and circadian rhythms are finally calibrated. And all it took was a few blows to the head. It’s less than a … Continue reading

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A very ‘Slick’ new year

Alicia Ashley was one of the first of the top female boxers I met when I climbed the steps to the famous Gleason’s Gym in Front Street, Brooklyn New York back in 2007. I’d already seen her on YouTube, fighting … Continue reading

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