He says the boxing ring is one of the only places he feels truly safe. His opponents can’t say the same.
A storybook year is about to have its pages set ablaze, so says the fireball on the other of the end of line.
There’s fighting fire with fire, and then there’s taking a flamethrower to a flicked Bic. This is how Sammy Vasquez used to carry himself in the ring, like the no-huddle offense incarnate, with leather in place of pigskin. Defense? That was as much an afterthought as a purity ring on prom night.
The blood coming from his face said one thing. Sammy Vasquez says another.
As a National Guard veteran who did two tours of duty in Iraq, Sammy Vasquez knows a little something about meeting difficult challenges head-on. He’s about to do just that in the biggest fight of his boxing career.
Heavy underdog Aron Martinez turns it on late, scores upset of Devon Alexander in 147-pound showdown
With a smile as big as his swollen left eye, Aron Martinez attempted to articulate what it feels like when a dark horse finds the light.
After nearly taking down Robert Guerrero, Aron Martinez figures to provide a stiff test for Devon Alexander
Devon Alexander got a preview of what to expect from Aron Martinez thanks to the Mexican-American’s disputed split-decision loss to Robert Guerrero in June.
Devon Alexander was confident of victory heading into last December's clash of former champions with Amir Khan. Unfortunately, the southpaw’s body wasn’t in sync with his mind, and Alexander lacked endurance in dropping a near-shutout unanimous decision.