Photo Blog: The Sweet Science… OF BRUISING!

I covered boxing last night in Atlantic City – the Main Event was Sergio Martinez of Argentina and Kelly Pavlik of the US. Pavlik was supposed to have won but Martinez was quick – real quick – probably one of the fastest boxers I have ever covered which made it very difficult to shoot – I wasn’t fast enough. You know, boxing is sometimes referred to as the ‘Sweet Science’. People don’t finish that slogan – in Pierce Egan’s Boxiana, collections of articles about boxing in England in the 1700s. Egan called boxing “The Sweet Science of Bruising.” Yeah, people leave out the ‘Bruising’ part…

Sergio Martinez of Argentina celebrates after beating Kelly Pavlik by UD

Sergio Martinez of Argentina and Kelly Pavlik – I really like this shot – it gives a good overall sense of place.

Sergio Martinez of Argentina and Kelly Pavlik

Sergio Martinez of Argentina and Kelly Pavlik

Sergio Martinez of Argentina and Kelly Pavlik – Lesson #1: don’t block punches with your face.

Mike Jones lands an uppercut on Hector Munoz during the second round of NABA Welterweight Title.

Ronald Hearns knocks out Delray Raines in 1 minute 47 seconds during the first round of Super Welterweight. This is THE knock out punch. Hearns’ dad is Thomas Hearns – American 8-time world champion professional boxer in six different categories or weights. In 1981 senior Hearns fought World Boxing Council champion Sugar Ray Leonard in a classic bout dubbed “The Showdown”.

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