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21 APRIL 2014

 

Derek Bonnett has followed the sport of boxing enthusiastically for over twenty years. At SecondsOut, he has reported on all levels of the game and carries a passion for the lower, often overlooked, weight classes.

Derek holds a BS in English/Literature from Southern Connecticut and a MA in Humanities from Wesleyan University and has instructed English in Connecticut public schools for eight years. He was voted most outstanding wrestler in high school and wrestled at the college level as well. He has volunteered his time to instruct wrestling and condition young fighters at the Police Athletic League.



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Each Nation’s Best: Panama

Each Nation’s Best: Panama

By Derek Bonnett

Ethnocentrism often gets the best of us in the sporting world and the realm of professional fisticuffs is not subject to exclusion from our cultural biases. Each Nation’s Best: Panama
Johnston Plans To Squash Cherry

Johnston Plans To Squash Cherry

By Derek Bonnett: Veteran former lightweight champion, Stevie “Lil, But Bad” Johnston hoped to be going into his May 21 bout against Edner Cherry with a victory over prospect Vernon Paris as a gauge of where he stands among the current crop of lightweights. Johnston Plans To Squash Cherry
Gomez Wrestles With Cotto Defeat

Gomez Wrestles With Cotto Defeat

By Derek Bonnett: A comprehensive defeat can do a lot as far as putting things into perspective for a professional prizefighter – even when that fighter was as big of an underdog as Alfonso Gomez was against Miguel Cotto in their WBA world championship bout on April 12 in Atlantic City. Gomez Wrestles With Cotto Defeat
Tough Test For Kirkland

Tough Test For Kirkland

By Derek Bonnett: On May 17, junior middleweight prospect James Kirkland will put his record on the line against his most formidable opponent to date Tough Test For Kirkland
Freight Train Runs Better After Shedding Cargo

Freight Train Runs Better After Shedding Cargo

By Derek Bonnett: Travis “Freight Train” Walker travels around much more lightly these days. Freight Train Runs Better After Shedding Cargo
Frank Espinoza, Sr. Gets The Standing Eight

Frank Espinoza, Sr. Gets The Standing Eight

By Derek Bonnett: Since the start of 2008, I have covered stories concerning a number of boxers fighting out of the Espinoza Boxing Club. Frank Espinoza, Sr. Gets The Standing Eight
Family Fuels Calloway’s Cruiserweight Fantasy

Family Fuels Calloway’s Cruiserweight Fantasy

By Derek Bonnett: Rob Calloway, the All-American Prizefighter, loves to fight. Family Fuels Calloway’s Cruiserweight Fantasy
Business As Usual For Alfonso Gomez

Business As Usual For Alfonso Gomez

By Derek Bonnett: There are a couple of ways to view Alfonso Gomez’ upcoming challenge of Miguel Cotto for the WBA welterweight championship in Atlantic City, NJ on April 12. You could view it as the latest installment in the great Puerto Rican/Mexican rivalry that has provided a charge of excitement into the sport throughout its rich history. You could also catalogue it under the Rocky-theme as a match-up between well-established champion and rugged underdog challenger to build up some drama. Business As Usual For Alfonso Gomez
Will 2008 Be Another Sweet Year For Kid Chocolate?

Will 2008 Be Another Sweet Year For Kid Chocolate?

By Derek Bonnett: With only just over 30 bouts of professional and amateur experience Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin has quickly captured the imaginations of a lot of boxing aficionados. Will 2008 Be Another Sweet Year For Kid Chocolate?
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