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The most amazing interview with a boxer I have ever read: The Ring interviews Pungluang Sor Singyu


I don't know how many people caught this on The Ring website the other day, but this interview is just amazing! I mean, I realize cultures are different and people from different parts of the world have different values and different mentalities, but Jesus Christ this interview sounds like it was taken in 1910 and the subject was a 5-year old. I am at the same time charmed and shocked at the utter innocence and naivety of Pungluang. For me, some of the highlights are: "We love African people, they are very nice (...). They are black color and so nice in smiling with bright white teeth." "The promoter treated us well. The promoter gave us breakfast, lunch and dinner." ... Because you know you were well compensated for a world title fight when you got not one, not two, but THREE warm meals for it! Right, you guys? Am I right?! Plus the chicken fighting, plus the full Buddhist lecture, plus the "chicken noodle in a soup selling a bowl to people for a dollar", plus the movie "King Naresuan", there is A LOT of stuff happening in that interview, you guys have to read that !!!


World Cup - Round 1 review

Hi guys!I know the World Cup is not of particular interest to the community, but since I did go through the trouble of watching pretty much all the matches so far, I thought I'd post a little...


This Week in Boxing History: Monzon - Griffith II - June 2nd 1973

It's been nearly 150 years since the first modern boxing rules were drafted under the patronage of the Marquess of Queensberry in 1867. The history of boxing has been recorded by journalists,...


This Week In Boxing History - The First Welterweight Golden Era - mid 1930s

There is supposedly a Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times!". I don't know if this is an actual Chinese saying, but there is much truth in this, without a doubt. Researching this...


This week in boxing history: Greb - Tunney I - May 23rd 1922

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to have a little fun with weekly "Boxing Schedule" post by looking up one historical fight or another that took place in the same week some time in the...


Revisiting 2013 boxing predictions from Matt Mosley, Jake Nazar and Radu

In July of last year, with the schedule for the second half of 2013 mostly set, Matt Mosley wrote a fanpost trying to anticipate and predict what would happen in the second half of what had already...


Trainer Of The Year discussion

The other day I was thinking about how most of the year-end awards already have several strong candidates. If the year ended today, we would definitely have a few worthy candidates for fighter of...

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