Too much aggression?- Brian “Bulldog” London Spotlight

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Brian London

Brian Sidney Harper (June 19, 1934), known professionally as Brian London, is an English retired heavyweight boxer. He was the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion from 1958 to 1959, and twice challenged for the world heavyweight title, losing to Floyd Patterson in 1959 and Muhammad Ali in 1966, both times by knockout. He dominated the British boxing scene throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Overall record: 37 win, 26 KO; 20 loss, 11 KO; 1 draw


Artful Boxing?: Appropriating boxing images to promote “boxing themed art”

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Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an influential American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970’s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980’s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally.


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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Boxing’s School Teacher- Freddie Little Snapshot

Freddie Little (born April 25, 1936) is a retired American professional boxer about whom little is known other than his becoming a school teacher after his boxing career. Little became a professional boxer in 1957 and challenged the World light middleweight title against Ki-Soo Kim, but lost by split decision in 1967.


History of Organized Labor: Scenes from On The Waterfront

On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon Brando and features Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, and, in her film debut, Eva Marie Saint. The soundtrack score was composed by Leonard Bernstein. The movie focus was on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. On the Waterfront was a critical and commercial success and received twelve Academy Award nominations, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, and Best Director for Kazan.

The film was suggested by “Crime on the Waterfront” by Malcolm Johnson, a series of articles published in November–December 1948 in the New York Sun which won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, but the screenplay by Budd Schulberg is directly based on his own original story.


SPOILER ALERT- End of the film.


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A time to spar, a time to fight- Know the difference?

There’s a difference between sparring and fighting. One of the goals of sparring is to provide a time for you and an opponent to help develop each other’s skills. This is done through the practice of real boxing moves in a boxing ring with real boxing guidelines and rules. But don’t be afraid to push one another. But push is not going all out as you would in a boxing match. Apply that inner drive in formal boxing competitions.