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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sosa Stops Brooks

Michael "Lefty" Brooks suffered his second career loss last night when he was stopped by Jason Sosa in the ninth round at the Bally's Event Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Brooks has now lost his last two fights.

Sosa controlled the action for much of the night. In the third round, he knocked Brooks to the canvas. Int he ninth, one punch ended the fight. Brooks was taken to a local hospital after the fight as a precautionary measure.

Brooks, who weighed in at 133 pounds, falls to 10-1-1 with 2 KOs. Sosa, who was 130.5 pounds, moves to 12-1-3 with 8 KOs.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Documentary Being Made about a Potential Jewish Boxer

David Waknine, a Jew born in Morocco, was an amateur boxer during the late 1980s and early 1990s. A new documentary about Waknine's journey towards turning professional to honor his late trainer is currently in production. Here is the trailer:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness, and Nationalism

Here is an interview with author and professor Ron Schechter about his new book on pioneer Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza.