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Director/actor Peter Berg and boxing

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Berg fell in love with boxing when he was a 14-year-old freshman at the Taft School in Connecticut. "I was on fire," he said, "a seething ball of energy moving at a speed I couldn’t explain." He was angry and disruptive "and diagnosed as a troublemaker," he said. "Today it’d be A.D.H.D., and I’d be Ritalined up." Instead a dean took him after class to his basement, where Berg and other disruptive students learned "to dissipate all our energy" by fighting. Boxing calmed him. "You can’t box angry," he said. "You have to be disciplined. Before boxing, I was this angry kid ready to fight if someone said, ‘Hello.’ " Through boxing, Berg became fascinated with what he referred to as "the psychology of violence," which has informed most of the things he has directed or acted in. Sports violence ("Friday Night Lights," "The Great White Hype"); criminal violence ("Very Bad Things," "The Last Seduction"); and military violence ("A Midnight Clear," "The Kingdom," "Battleship," "Lone Survivor"). But violence on the screen is never as viscerally satisfying as it is in the ring. "There’s a truth to the violence of boxing," Berg said. "You have a very real threat, an opponent." Movie violence is make believe. At Tapia, the manager taped up my hands while Berg shadowboxed in the ring, waiting for me. Berg is 51, hyperactive and lean, his long arms rippled with muscles and veins. Once my gloves were on, I pounded them together and stood up. Later that night I called my wife. She asked how the boxing went. I said, "I broke Peter’s jaw." She said, "I hope he can still talk." I told her I was kidding. It was make-believe. I got a lesson on the heavy bag instead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/can-peter-berg-redeem-himself-after-battleship.html?pagewanted=all

Is it "possible" that Matthysse/Garcia ends up in Mayweather/Alvarez? Sounds insane

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It is POSSIBLE that Garcia-Matthysse winds up on Mayweather-Canelo card. #boxing— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 4, 2013

Roach Coach Ortiz?

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Never realized Ortiz sparred with Pacquiao. Roach has this to say--

New York Daily News Item regarding Atlas's Aid to Storm-Devastated Staten Islanders

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New York Daily News Item regarding Atlas's Aid to Storm-Devastated Staten Islanders

WORLD TITLE SHOT: FAGAN V GOODWIN NEPTUNE STADIUM CORK 15 DEC 2012: Most of you know...

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WORLD TITLE SHOT: FAGAN V GOODWIN NEPTUNE STADIUM CORK 15 DEC 2012: Most of you know that for a long time, I've been calling out the WBU world title holder, Noah Zuhdi and Cat Box Entertain, but disappointingly, yet not surprisingly, Noah and his team, have decided to 'artfully dodge' my challenge. Haha, who knows? They might grow a set of balls, before I retire and take me on before I hit 50, for another world title shot; however, I won't hold my breath as I don't think Noah has it in him to fight me. All that said, when God closes a door, he opens a window... SO NOW, Chris Goodwin has called me out. And since I'm not one to shirk a challenge, I will fight him for another version of the world title- THE WBF. Ticket details will follow. I'll need great support on the night- so, buy your tickets, personally, from me, please. I'm probably not the favourite in the fight but hey, as I've always said, I'll fight anyone, at any time and anywhere. Being the underdog is the way I like it !!! ;-) Have a look at the article below for the official announcement. I'll be posting details, articles and interviews all the way up until fight-night, so keep in touch and keep me in your prayers that this OLD MAN will walk away with the WORLD TITLE :-) http://news.boxrec.com/news/2012/chris-goodwin-travels-ireland-box-oisin-fagan#.UJ0YHacZNWc.facebook God bless, FAGAN

Facebook post of the day, courtesy of Oisan Fagan. Not sure what's funnier - the idea that either of these are world titles, or the idea that a fighter on the Oklahoma scrub circuit that Boxrec ranks #223 in the world at 135 might be ducking Oisan Fagan.

The best boxing judge is the boxers fists, knock your guy out, your the winner.. no questions ask

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The best boxing judge is the boxers fists, knock your guy out, your the winner.. no questions ask

FanShots - Bad Left Hook - For Boxing Fans

From Warren's Facebook.. Rau'shee Warren: "It's official I am a professional boxer!!!i signed...

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From Warren's Facebook.. Rau'shee Warren: "It's official I am a professional boxer!!!i signed with Al Hayman!!! Watch out here comes Baby Pit!!"

Claressa Shields's (vs Volnova) post-fight interview.

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Claressa Shields's (vs Volnova) post-fight interview.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/boxing/shields-advances-to-gold-medal-final.html

Primetime tv channel to show Pacquiao v Marquez trilogy (free to view) all this week in lead up to...

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Primetime tv channel to show Pacquiao v Marquez trilogy (free to view) all this week in lead up to Pacquiao v Bradley. Sky channel 480.

Primetime tv

I kid not. Just filed to ESPN: Andre Berto tested positive for steroid, putting June 23 fight with...

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I kid not. Just filed to ESPN: Andre Berto tested positive for steroid, putting June 23 fight with Victor Ortiz in jeopardy.

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