BIO: Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster hails from Glassboro, New Jersey, and he had a very successful amateur boxing career before turning professional in May of 2009. Prior to becoming a fighter, this multi-talented tactician used his voice to enjoy what was a budding musical career.
Webster has overcome many hardships throughout his lifetime, including the loss of his father at a very early age. He has used those tough times as motivation in training and particularly when he enters the ring. After seeing multiple opponents back out of fights, the New Jersey native inked a promotional contract with Nedal Mohammed and Nedal Boxing at the beginning of 2011, and he has not looked back since.
I think this will be my last piece for the day I plan vegging out on the NFL Network preseason games and PS3. Today’s game of choice is NCAA Football 12. If you are on and want some of this hot ish, my gamer tag is JerseyAce.
Last night, along with my road dog John, hit up the Punching at the Paradise boxing card at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. I love doing boxing shows with young fighters because they are very accommodating with the media.
Sitting in press row, the managers for the fighters feed anyone within earshot ideas for stories about their fighters, and offer interviews and come through in the end. Case in point, Matt Yanofsky promised me access to his fighter Mike Brooks, and sure enough after the normal give and take with reporters Brooks came over and we did this quick video (click here).
Joseph Trawick played ss/2nd base for the Cleveland Buckeyes in 1950. He played and saw some of the great Negro League Players of all time. Join us as we go "In the Game" Retro-Style and talk about this historic league.
A WNBA game provides the ambient music (Tulsa Shock at Minnesota Lynx) as I tip-tap on the keys of my Toshiba the thoughts of a sports nut.
Last night I witnessed a robbery disguised as the final bout of Showtime’s Bantamweight Tournament when Abner Mares and Russell Mora fleeced champion Joseph Agbeko of his IBF strap. Agbeko shook off a fluke knockdown (he was falling from the loss of balance before a Mares punch grazed his head) and repeated low blows from Mares before the eleventh round, and then the roof fell in.
The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver ended his 11-day holdout and reported to training camp on Monday. He didn't practice in the morning, but was on the field for the afternoon walkthrough at Lehigh University.