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Posted September 23, 2013 9:28 pm 

te tumbo

there is NObody on this thread capable of hanging with EZ in a boxing debate. EZ would demolish them by default in spite of his naturally civil, humble, and diplomatic impulses. conversely, these “experts” are such pompous and self-important primadonnas they lose their cool the moment they’re challenged or even corrected. one particularly sensitive “expert” (we’ll call him “Whitey Bulgeless”) even complains to the website moderators and politicks to have certain posters banned if they post something contrary to what they posted. F’k Them. we want more EZ and less of these ego-driven, status-quo shills.

Posted September 23, 2013 6:47 pm 

Kid Blast

We need a live debate somewhere on New School vs. Old School. And I believe I could handle either side of the issues and I also believe EZ E could as well. Some of these “historians” (aka experts) refuse to even discuss todays fighters. Their arrogance is only equaled by their ignorance. EZ knows what I’m talking about here.

Say something good about the Klits on certain sites, and they put you in a barrel with a hole in it!!! Some of these guys were wet dreams when the fighters they “write” about were fighting. I am becoming very discouraged here, but EZ has helped propped me up.

Posted September 23, 2013 4:57 pm 

Kid Blast

RAY GORDON REID has the beat

Posted September 23, 2013 4:51 pm 

E in Denver

Excellent article, E. It is nice to read an “old School” boxing story. A very welcome break from all the cut & paste press releases or commentary articles. Keep it up.

Posted September 23, 2013 1:13 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

More EZ E, less Tark…

Posted September 23, 2013 10:52 am 


As always, muchas gracias SHERIFF RAY GORDON, you’re an inspiration & motivation to maybe prepare another article in the future.

Posted September 21, 2013 10:30 am 


IRON MIKE Thank you, Brother!! Man, It’s been a while since we’ve talked. I know that it’s due to me distancing myself a bit. But I’ll get on it. God Bless!

Posted September 21, 2013 2:57 am 


Reading this made me very envious , wishing I had grown up in a family who’s whole blood line was deeply engrossed in this great sport, EZ Z I am a jealous man, everything I learned about boxing was taught pretty well by reading stroies like this , very heart warming ,I hope to God you write more-PEACE

Posted September 21, 2013 1:27 am 


MENDOZA Whether some accept it or not, the game was different and MORE trying ‘back in the day’ to say the least., for sure. I consider myself quite fortunate to have been born in a boxing oriented family, lived in both the ‘Old School/New School’ worlds as gym rat, ex-fighter and trainer too. No, I wasn’t what one would consider overly talented although I did face and held my own with a couple of recognized ‘name’ opponents. After I was through actively I worked closely in the early career of Wilfredo Rivera who challenged 3 times for the World welter Title (Whitaker twice & Oscar) and Daniel “Cobra” Jimenez, who held both WBO 118Lb & WBO 122LB world titles and other contenders/decent club fighters as well. NO, that doesn’t make me a Mr. Know-it-all or an authority, but I seriously think that if many of today’s fighters had the same struggles of those in the past, most would’ve given up that game sooner than later. Glad you liked my piece. Paz!

Posted September 20, 2013 9:26 pm 


MUCHAS GRACIAS AMIGOS, very humbled by you words.

Posted September 20, 2013 5:21 pm 


Excellent article!! Thanks for sharing memories about your Mom and just how much she was part of this old school era. It makes me appreciate even more the true-grit warriors we had in those days.

Posted September 20, 2013 2:21 pm 


good article, i could feel it too, did they use hot water instead of ice back then, maybe partially because in the 50’s ice wasn’t as readily available……

Posted September 19, 2013 11:16 pm 


eze This was a darn GREAT article!! Makes a guy like me wish i was a fan back then. I read it twice and already want to read it again, no joke. Thank you Sir!

Posted September 19, 2013 4:34 pm 


ANONYMOUS, You said your piece. Now do us all a favor and please take your trash somewhere else. Things were looking quite decent until…

Posted September 19, 2013 4:17 pm 


Thank you all!!

Posted September 19, 2013 2:55 pm 


EZ E- Great piece, my man. Very well written and, as Te Tumbo well said, you can actually feel the emotion. It really does take me back to the days that made me fall in love with the sport. Gracias hermano.

Posted September 19, 2013 2:25 pm 

Laura I.

My eyes were swollen with tears by the time I finished reading this. My father and uncle treated the boxers like family. It was long ago but I will never forget the homeless boxer that our Mom would save a plate for. I remember sometimes us waking up and finding him sleeping out on the fire escape outside our apartment window. My brother ran an electrical cord and a radio for him to listen to. My Mom loved boxing too. Her favorite was Joey Giambra. I don’t know much about him except that she would say that Giambra was very good looking when father wasn’t around. Funny. But father knew and would make fun of her when Giambra lost. Fond memories. Happy tears. I’m having a wonderful day. Thank you Ronny for letting me know, bless you.

Posted September 19, 2013 1:05 pm 


Tough way to make a living. It’s a rough hard climb up the boxing ladder of success. Very very few fighters make it near or to the top. Great story, EZ E.

Posted September 19, 2013 12:42 pm 

te tumbo

Props to EZ E! the one expert that doesn’t aspire to be a writer consistently posts the grittiest, most authentic, and thought-provoking articles. you can feel the tension and revelation each and every time. reading and learning is guaranteed every time EZ shares his experiences and wisdom. MAS.

Posted September 19, 2013 10:47 am 


year 1960 I WAS 5

Posted September 19, 2013 10:43 am 


The “Cut-Man” in this article was my Grandma. I never got to meet her but everyone says that she was special. My thanks ESB for displaying this article. And thank you Dad, you are special, too.

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Posted September 19, 2013 10:28 am 


What a kick ass story! Thank you.

Posted September 19, 2013 9:47 am 


junior YES

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