Tyrieshia Douglas: Finally a Place to Call Home… By Chip Mitchell

Tyrieshia Douglas receiving instructions.

It’s been said if a team has two quarterbacks who get equal playing time, that team really has no quarterback.  Just as one quarterback develops a little consistency and begins to gain confidence, the other quarterback is called in to satisfy his quota of playing time.  There is no consistency in leadership.  There is no foundation.  The team becomes divided in its loyalties to each guy.  Neither quarterback has a place to call home.

Tyrieshia Douglas, a boxer set to make her professional debut this Saturday, probably understand this as well as anyone.  One can argue that her situation is the equivalent to a team having two quarterbacks.  If a young lady is passed around from house to house, does she really, truly have a home? Continue reading

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Friday Night Fights Returns To Atlantic City on July 27! by Chip Mitchell

World No. 4 ranked (No. 1 WBC) Henry “Hammerin Hank” Lundy, (22-1-1, 11 KOs) takes on Mexican native Raymundo “Sugar” Beltran, (25-6, 17 KOs) in the on Friday Night Fights main event.  The NABF lightweight title is at stake in this one.  However, Lundy has bigger things in mind and can’t afford any slip-ups. 

“I know what I’m fighting for,” says Lundy.  I’ve got this fire burning inside of me.  I’m going to be great.  I’m destined to be great.  No one is going to put that fire out.”

Also featured in a super middleweight bout is another one of those Jersey/Philly match-ups.  Philadelphia’s Farrah Ennis, on a two-fight winning streak since being upset by Alexander Johnson, looks to stay on track versus Paterson, New Jersey native Richard Pierson.  Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs) will be taking on an opponent who has stopped four of his past five opponents.  Continue reading