The great Roberto “manos de piedra” Duran and a look at the art, science & viciousness of Boxing
Roberto Durán (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. A master in-fighter in the ring, he was nicknamed “Manos de Piedra” (“Hands of Stone”) during his career.
He finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998) following a bad car crash in October 2001, with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins with 69 knockouts. Up until his fight with Wilfred Benítez in a light middleweight title clash in 1982, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel
How great was Roberto Duran? He was a master of the “sweet science” of boxing. considered as the best lightweight (135 pounds) ever. Roberto was ferocious and highly intelligent fighter that could do it all. The video exemplifies this perfectly. It shoes in different segments his mastery of the ring and his mastery of the sweet science ( along with the animal like killer instinct that made him great).
Highlights of what you will see in this video of Duran below, will reveal that the way Duran moved was in fact artistic… a vicious art, perhaps, but there was also a science (precision) behind him and his every move. For those of you that are into boxing this video will show you or remind you what boxing truly is… a tough, but beautiful sport, which brings out the best in men…and now women also, BUT, to those of you who are just casual fans or who are contemplating taking up the sport as a way to exercise, to get in shape and or deal with stress, you should 100% take it up, its one of the best all around sports to partake in for mental and physical conditioning. You don’t have to spar (box) and get hit if you don’t want to, there are many boxing programs today that are safe in that way. However, I must WARN YOU! once you start to feel in some type of boxing shape, you may very well want to try it for REAL in the ring with a practice opponent AKA a sparring partner. if you do decide to try it Have fun…but before you begin get the docs approval, based on your physical. at the end of this article I have included some gyms in New York which you may want to try.
What you will see in this video “The Tao of Roberto Duran”
Fainting..(make them believe one thing, but give them another)
The art of slipping, ducking & rolling with lunches…(a la Mayweather)
Ducking, weaving & counter punching…(making your opponent miss & make them pay for it)
Turning & pivoting…(take away your opponents balance & momentum…use all you got to keep them confused and frustrated)
Shifting ( as in baseball, the change up pitch confuses the batter. Keep em confused)
putting with the jab…( an illusion to give them something else)
Check out this country song about Duran, called “The eyes of Roberto Duran” by Chris Gaffney
Roberto Duran singing Salsa ( with his own band) in the early 90’s…he wasn’t too bad.
but its best that he stuck with boxing…
Where to go for a boxing workout or training in NY
The first US-born Latina heading to the Summer Olympics since 1984 is Laurie Hernandez, from Old Bridge, NJ — not to mentioned one of the youngest has she recently turned 16, as reported by NBC.
So proud of everyone who competed I can finally say I’m representing USA at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. –Laurie Hernandez via Twitter (@lzhernandez02)
She tweeted her excitement as well as a big congratulations to her teammates. Hernandez is known for her vibrant routines and has been nicknamed the “human emoji” by International Gymnast Magazine and “baby Shakira” by the gymnastics podcast Gymastic. She went undefeated in four competitions she participated in, two international and two domestic, in 2015. She also won all-around gold as well as a silver and a bronze in the national champions. Will her skills bring home the gold in Women’s Gymnastics for the US? Watch her routines here at the Olympic Gymnastics Trials and you be the judge!
Recording artist Messiah ‘El Artista’ has been chosen by leading sports fuel company Gatorade to narrate the company’s latest national campaign. The commercial, which features a poetic and inspiring voice over by Messiah, is titled “Counter Attack” and was released last week.
Selected for his versatility, Messiah delivers the commercial’s message with a rhythmic and lyrical style unique to the company’s distinguished advertising. “As a rapper, I am able to use my voice as a way to tell a story within every song,” the artist said. “I feel honored that Gatorade specifically chose to have my voice for the campaign, and even more honored that they gave me the freedom to tell it my way.”
Throughout “Counter Attack”, the audience is able to follow an athlete as he is shown in both game and practice settings. While the camera switches between a competitive game and a team practice, Messiah speaks of resiliency, inevitability, incredibility and brilliance. With his deliberate repetition and creative articulation, Messiah conveys the motivational message of the campaign, which is that the athletes who put in the hard work and effort know that “incredible is inevitable.” The campaign is expected to run on Broadcast television, including National Cable & Network, as well as Internet and Industrial use for a total of 6 months.
An internationally recognized artist, Messiah is known for fusing the sounds of hip-hop, trap and reggae to create new sound. The Dominican rapper has been dubbed the first-ever Latino rapper from New York to sell out Stage 48, play Madison Square Garden three consecutive times in a year and step foot inside the Swedish music streaming giant Spotify. Gaining recognition for his chart topping remixes and collaborations, Messiah will release his own first full-length studio album, “Made in Europe,” July 22nd of this year. The LP was recorded during his most recent and first 2016 European tour, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
Soccer Legend David Villa Graces Cover of LatinTRENDS Magazine. Read content of June issue below and see our exclusive behind the scene cover shoot video below.
Top scorer for the Spanish national soccer team, David Villa, who won the World Cup with Spain and the Champions League with Barcelona, is this month’s LatinTRENDS celebrated cover person. Now, the Spaniard has the tough task of rousing the passion of the fans for the recently created New York City FC (NYCFC) as a team captain. The team competes in the MLS (Major League Soccer) and has a long road ahead to win over the hearts of New Yorkers and the respect of the world. Villa spoke to LatinTRENDS about the challenge of joining the U.S. league and about his future plans. David is also a 2016 recipient of the Latino Trendsetter Awards, produced by LatinTRENDS.
Also in this issue, Secretary of State and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton talks about the biggest problems facing Latinos, substance abuse, HIV and Puerto Rico’s ailing economy.
The voice behind Disney’s first Latina princess “Elena of Avalor,” Aimee Carrero, shares the story behind landing the role, Latino stereotypes and how much she has in common with her character. Also in film, founder and Executive Director of the Dominican Film Festival of New York (DFFNY), Armando Guareño describes how he meshed his love of cinema and his love for the Dominican Republic.
Latin Grammy Award-winning music director Kacho Lopez talks about working with Calle 13 and what it was like directing the music video “Ojos color sol,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal. And Leslie Grace continues to shine bright with a new single “Aire” alongside urban music artist Maluma.
It’s time to travel and this month, LatinTRENDS shares “The Most Romantic Getaways Around the World,” and for help living out travel dreams, see “Experiential Tips for Travel on a Budget.” What is the best beach read this summer? Carmen Rita’s“Never Too Real,” debut novel about jet setting and uber successful Latinas set in dazzling New York. The lively read was inspired by the former CNBC “On the Money” host’s real-life amigas.
To complete this issue’s business section, LatinTRENDS offers “5 Ways To Make Money From Your High-traffic Blog,” and “7 Steps to Creating Meaningful Professional Connections.”
Oscar De La Hoya & Mario Lopez fight in the Ring! ( see fight video below)
Oscar De La Hoya, 10 times world champion in 6 different weight divisions came out of retirement to fight Oscar de la Hoya is about to fight against host and actor Mario Lopez.
We would REALLY like to see if Oscar has any of those golden moves in a REAL comeback, but this isn’t it! The Golden Boy will take on this match to raise money for a non-profit organization known as charity Vision…Oscar is also doing this to put some fear into the Mexican-American host
Despite the boxing match being all fun and games, the 43-year-old former professional boxer used social media to intimidate and confront Lopez before their big fight. “The only thing saving @mariolopezextrais the bell!,” de la Hoya sarcastically stated, referring to the ’90s show “Saved by the Bell,” where he starred as A.C. Slater.
According to the Latin Times Lopez, on the other hand, did not bash his opponent, and in fact seemed a bit worried with the post. “My boy says he’s landing these right hands on me all night. Damn, I thought we were homies!” he wrote on Instagram. For the record, Lopez is a huge boxing fan and has some mean boxing skills himself.
About Charity Vision: has been fighting blindness throughout the world since 1986. Ours is a unique humanitarian model that not only serves the poor, but also helps develop local medical capacity. 100% of all donations go to fight blindness. Every $1 donated turns into over $100 in medical services.”
David Villa is a Spanish professional soccer who plays as a striker and also serves as captain for New York City FC in Major LeagueSoccer. He is nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Austrian) because as a youngster he frequently played football with children much older than him. Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, Villa started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga début, winning the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España.
Villa made his international début for Spain in 2005. He has since participated in four major tournaments, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. He scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup, was the top scorer at Euro 2008 and earned the Silver Boot at the 2010World Cup.He is the first Spanish player to ever reach 50 international goals and retired from internationals after the 2014 World Cup with 59 in 97 matches, making him Spain’s all-time top goalscorer as well as the country’s top scorer in the World Cup with 9 goals. The goals-to-games ratio he has achieved for the national team has not been matched by any player since Alfredo Di Stéfano. He is 2016 Latino Trendsetter Award Recipient.
David Villa, New York City FC Team Captain Recognized by LatinTRENDS as 2016 Trendsetter Award recipient.
The Fourteenth Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards, a landmark celebration of excellence in enterprise, arts, entertainment, health, education and community leadership, will be held at on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 from 6-10 P.M. at The Symphony Space Theater in New York City.The event is sponsored in part by New York Presbyterian Hospital, Inca Kola and CUNY. Media (sweepstakes) partners are;La Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1and presented by LatinTRENDS. It will commence with a VIP red carpet reception, attended by awardees, influencers and media.The award presentation will be partially open to the public and special guest and will start at 8PM. It will feature a musical performances byFrankie Negron , a multi-cultural dance performance featuring tango, flamenco, salsa and bachata music. Emerging urban Tropical musician, Doñé, will perform live as well.
Actress, speaker and author, April Hernandez Castillo and Luxury Real Estate Broker and star of Bravo’s Emmy-Nominated Million Dollar Listing New York, Luis D. Ortiz will serve as host.
About David Villa
David Villa is a Spanish professional soccer who plays as a striker and also serves as captain for New York City FC in Major League Soccer. He is nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Austrian) because as a youngster he frequently played football with children much older than him.
Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, Villa started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga début, winning the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España.
Villa made his international début for Spain in 2005. He has since participated in four major tournaments, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. He scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup, was the top scorer at Euro 2008 and earned the Silver Boot at the 2010 World Cup. He is the first Spanish player to ever reach 50 international goals and retired from internationals after the 2014 World Cup with 59 in 97 matches, making him Spain’s all-time top goalscorer as well as the country’s top scorer in the World Cup with 9 goals. The goals-to-games ratio he has achieved for the national team has not been matched by any player since Alfredo Di Stéfano.
2015: Scored a team leading 18 goals for New York City FC. Also had eight assists. Played 30 games and started in 29 of them. Led the team in shots and shots on goal. Was named New York City FC’s Eithad Airways Player of month for July. Named to the 2015 MLS All Star Game and also named New York City FC’s MVP
2014: After signing with New York City FC as the club’s first-ever player, was loaned to Melbourne City FC. Appeared in four games with the Australian side, scoring twice, including on his debut in the team’s A-League opener on Oct. 11.
2013: Joined Atlético Madrid in the summer. Alongside Diego Costa, fired the Rojiblancos to the Liga title and the UEFA Champions League final, where he played all 120 minutes of the 4-1 loss to Real Madrid. Scored 15 goals in 47 appearances for the club during the 2013-14 season.
2012: Returned with a vengeance, scoring 10 league goals (16 in all competitions), while helping Barcelona reclaim the league title.
2011: Missed the second half of the 2011-12 campaign recovering from a fractured left tibia sustained during the FIFA Club World Cup semifinal against Qatar’s al-Sadd Sports Club in Yokohama, Japan.
2010: Joined Barcelona in May, having scored 108 goals in 166 Liga matches during his five-year stint with Valencia. Scored 18 goals in 34 appearances as Barcelona retained the Liga title in 2010-11, and four in the UEFA Champions League, including one during the 3-1 victory against Manchester United FC in the Wembley final.
2008: Won the Copa del Rey with Valencia. Struck a career-best 28 Liga goals during the 2008-09 season.
2005: Transferred to Valencia CF in the summer. Made his league debut for the club coming on as a substitute against Real Betis in a 1–0 win on Aug. 27. Scored 25 goals in his first season with the team — one shy of Samuel Eto’o’s Pichichi-winning total.
2003: Signed with Real Zaragoza in the summer. Scored 17 goals while helping lead the club win the Copa del Rey. Scored in the 44th minute of the final against Real Madrid; a 3-2 overtime victory. Made 92 appearances for the club, netting on 41 occasions. His success earned him a call-up to the Spanish National Team.
2000: Made his first-team debut for Sporting Gijón. Scored 40 ties in 85 appearances for the club from 2001-03.
1999: Got his professional breakthrough with Sporting Gijón. Found the back of the net 25 times in 65 appearances for Sporting Gijón B.
First capped by Spain in Feb. 2005, he displaced Raúl from the side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and justified that decision with three goals. Fared even better at UEFA Euro 2008, where he finished as the tournament’s top goal scorer with five as Spain took the title, though he missed the final through injury. Starred once again for Spain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, scoring five of the team’s eight goals in their triumphant campaign. Overtook Raúl as La Roja’s all-time leading scorer when he struck his 45th international goal in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying win against Scotland in Glasgow. First Spanish player to reach 50 goals. Spain’s all-time leading scorer (59 goals in 97 appearances).
FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament (1): 2009
FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe (1): 2010
FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball (1): 2010
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1): 2010
USSA Male Athlete of the Year (1): 2010
FIFA/FIFPro World XI (1): 2010
UEFA Team of the Year (1): 2010
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Do you love bacon as much as beer? Then you are in for a treat. Today and tomorrow Citi Field is hosting the third annual Bacon and Beer Classic.
The fest includes bacon dishes from over 40 local restaurants. Some of the eateries with the savory bacon dishes are Bareburger, Schmackary’s Cookies and Route 66 Smokehouse.
The ciders and suds are from 50 regional breweries. Gun Hill Brewing Co., Bad Seed Cider, and Speakeasy Ales & Lager are participating in the festivities
The event is tonight from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (7 p.m. VIP), and tomorrow 1 pm. to 4 p.m. (noon VIP) or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP).
Guests will get the chance to do their best model pose at the photo booths, kill it at giant Jenga, bungee run and get beer/bacon inspired tattoos.
Let’s not forget that it wouldn’t be a foodies dream festival if there weren’t also a bacon eating and beer sipping contest in the mix. The lucky chef that wins Best Overall Bacon Dish will get the chance to help his/her restaurant go on to compete for the 2016 World Food Championship in Kissimmee, Florida.
General admission is $59, and VIPs tickets are $129.
There will be a donation of leftover food to City Harvest after the event is over to help combat hunger in NYC.
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