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NYT Assess the Brooklyn Boxing Scene

I found today's article in the New York Times about Brooklyn's boxing scene to be a good read for the most part. While I enjoyed it and even learned a few things, I did have a couple complaints as well. For example, they lambasted Brooklyn's first boxing card in many years at the Barclays for its mismatched fights (fair enough), they failed to even mention the excellent N'dam vs. Quillin fight which made the night worthwhile for many fans. And yes, I know Quillin doesn't live in Brooklyn anymore, but he isn't mentioned at all in the article, despite the fact that he may be the borough's biggest up and coming attraction.

I also found it strange that they criticized Brooklyn's scene like it existed in a vacuum. Compared to pretty much anywhere but Vegas, the BK boxing scene is terrific, despite its flaws. But in this article you don't get that sense. It just seems like a mess of problems. I guess my issue with this article (and this is a problem I have with many boxing articles) is that it is told too much from a promoter's point of view and not enough from that of the fans.

Still, there's some good analysis and a couple amusing anectdotes here. Better mixed publicity than no publicity at all. Check it out.

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