Monday, March 21, 2005

The word on the street

is that the kids at the Panda AC are stars. Two great articles came out last week on the Panda AC. One came out in the Saint Louis American and the other in the Post-Dispatch North Section. The pic was taken by Wiley from the STL American. Notice the Scapular around Lorenzo's neck. He asked me if he could have it after his last fight. He won't take it off now. The writers Glenn McBrady and Matt Fernandez did great jobs on making these kids the stars that they are. The kids better get used to the fame.

I kind of screwed up for the phone got disconnected at the gym and we should be getting calls for new members. I managed to get it back on, but it won't be until Monday afternoon, and that is a few days late. Crud.

McBrady always has the perfect boxing writing down with the line "Timekeeper Tony Mascalco had his steel hammer in a back swing as the referee halted the contest with just one second left in the round." That is rich.

Oh yeah, extra props for Fernandez figuring out a way to work the word "doo doo" into the article. I can imagine the conversation the copy editors had about the correct spelling.

And a crew from the gym of adult and kid fighters met up an undisclosed taqueria to watch the TV fight Mexican Eric Morales in which he gave a beatdown to the Filipino Manny Pacquiao. It was a fantastic night I will recap later in the week. Any evening that involves boxers, Mexican nationalism, the new world spirit, Cherokee street, tacos, good friends, smack talk, homemade ice cream and kids is good in my book.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's that kid with the tinfoil in his mouf?

10:43 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

LeMarco. Yes. He is not in the picture. LeMarco hasn't been working enough to get approval to compete. I hope LeMarco is reading this. LeMarco- if you work hard you can compete. Competitors get props. The competitors get press. You need to work and get in the gym on a REGULAR basis. LeMarco, also tell your brother Lorenzo that he should get in some more fights before the Gold Gloves. He needs the work.

And fellas- if you see Cody, tell him that he needs to get in the gym. He is full of it if he says he already knows how to fight. He needs to work. Tell him to come down to the gym. I heard from Montrell he decided to stop going to school. Tell him that he it doesn't matter what he says do if he is going to do drop school.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

Sorry about that last sentence. I am sure you can figure it out, but I can't fix that.

9:35 PM  

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