Boxing In Cuba – Training At Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, Havana

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My first impression of Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym (Rafael Trejo Gimnasio al Aire Libre) was that it was beautiful. The pockets in the plaster walls, the cracks in the concrete floor and the shots of red running throughout created warmth within my body. The ring, surrounded by stadium seating on two sides and bags on […]

Full Circle Cuba. Returning To The Roots Of My Nomadic Life.

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  Four days ago sand filtered between my toes in Jibacoa, Cuba. Nine days ago lightening hit and blasted my ears in a boxing ring in Havana. Eleven days ago I said good-bye to my roommate in Toronto’s Bloor West Village. Today I’m writing you from a new Toronto neighbourhood. A new home. A new […]

gutted. I STILL HAVE A SOUL.

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        I recently came wise to the following piece from HBO and it guts me every time I view it.   The strength of will and the perceived humility of the protagonist, the boxer, whom many may view this piece is about. I see that, but what hits me just as hard, […]

WRONGLY IMPRISONED 52 YEAR OLD DEWEY BOZELLA TO FIGHT HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL BOXING MATCH OCTOBER 15

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    “I’m not looking for sympathy, just to be looked as a man on the mission; a man who never gave up, and because of that, his dream is now coming true.” -Dewey Bozella   Dewey Bozella served twenty-six years in Sing Sing for a murder he didn’t commit. As the years faded in […]

DEWEY BOZELLA

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    A beautiful piece on perseverance, integrity and soul.   In addition, intuition. Big up to Arthur Regula for listening to his.         (Thanks to Simon Marcus for sharing the link.)     Dewey’s acceptance speech of the 2011 Arthur Ashe Award.         DEWEY BOZELLA Related Posts: THE […]