Catch the Golden Gloves Finals
When Starrett City Boxing Club in East New York opened in 1978, it was surrounded by dirt roads and blight. And in the marshes just out back, "people would dump things," says longtime trainer Ewart Chance. "This place used to be a dump." These days, the smooth, slate-colored, asphalt streets bear a ... More >>
Today, we we learn a bit more about two first-time Olympians in boxing. Both of these young men have shown tremendous potential despite being relative newcomers to the sport's competitive circuit.
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Also-beloved friend-of-SOTC Ben Westhoff's new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop, will be available on May 1st from Chicago Review Press. This excerpt focuses on Southern pioneers Geto Boys and particularly beloved rapper Scarfa ... More >>
A few minutes before the meeting got underway, Tony Napoli, gold pinky ring flashing, signed copies of his mobster-filled autobiography My Father, My Don. A group of old timers hovered around the appetizer table, loading up on toothpick-speared meatballs, and former World Middleweight Boxing Champio ... More >>
Taxicab Confessions this isn't.
Well-educated, well-off, from a good family . . . what makes Tor Hamer fight?
New York Daily News: Back in August Golden Gloves champ and aspiring pro welterweight Ronnie Vargas of the Bronx was shot dead in what appeared to be a random dispute. Today the News reports that cops picked up one Jose Coimbre in Virginia for the crime, which was allegedly inspired by Vargas' invol ... More >>
At around 3:30 this morning in the Bronx, three-time Golden Gloves champion Ronnie Vargas was shot to death, per Newsday. He'd hopped out of a car on Clinton Avenue to buy some snacks, and got in an argument with other store patrons; when he joined his friends and drove off, his antagonists followed ... More >>
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