IBR on Fight Network

“In “Federer as Religious Experience” author David Foster Wallace writes, “high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty.” Save for the apotheosizing power of resilience and the dangers inherent in miscalculated range, there seems little connection between a game once played by the affluent in v-neck sweaters and the naked brutality of the cruelest sport. But Wallace’s exploration of human beauty in sport reveals itself to be apropos of prizefighting.”

Read The Promise of Beauty: Mike Alvarado Faces Brandon Rios on Fight Network.

IBR on The Cruelest Sport

“Juan Manuel Marquez has answered all the questions his vocation could pose to him. Now, like a university student who has completed his degree requirements with a few credits remaining, Marquez is in a position to take only the electives that interest him. So which course will Marquez choose?

Read “My Next Victim: Juan Manuel Marquez Takes Aim at Morales, Gesta, Rios & Alvarado” on thecruelestsport.com