Q&A: Kombat’s Mo Abedeen on training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym (Part 2 of 2)

Freddie Roach is lauded by many fans and experts as the best boxing trainer in the world today. He holds mitts and works the corner for big name world champions including Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Julio César Chávez, Jr. Kombat Arts boxer Mohammed Abedeen, veteran of around 80 amateur bouts and aspiring pro, recently had the opportunity to train at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club …

Q&A: Kombat’s Mo Abedeen on training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym (Part 1)

Freddie Roach is lauded by many fans and experts as the best boxing trainer in the world today. He holds mitts and works the corner for big name world champions including Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and Julio César Chávez, Jr. Kombat Arts boxer Mohammed Abedeen, veteran of around 80 amateur bouts and aspiring pro, recently had the opportunity to train …

Pacquiao vs. Bradley: What happened last night in Las Vegas?

Manny Pacquiao out-powered, out-landed and out-boxed Timothy Bradley last night, and everyone seems to agree except two Nevada state judges who gifted the challenger a controversial, galling split decision victory. How bad was the robbery? Let’s take a look at some of the next-day reactions and rubbernecking. SB Nation’s Luke Thomas calls the outcome one of the worst decisions he’s …

Manny Pacquiao beats Juan Manuel Marquez in controversial decision

Manny Pacquiao bested Juan Manuel Marquez in the third chapter of their thrilling and historic boxing trilogy last night — or at least, he did in the judges’ eyes. Pacquiao struggled throughout the fight with Marquez’s counter-punching and timing, and while he walked away with a contentious majority decision and his welterweight title intact, his recent aura of invincibility was …

Lazy Link Dump: Attack of the Flying Triangle edition

Our Link Dump returns to a Sunday schedule this weekend. Did you enjoy your UFC week? Gracie brothers Ryron and Rener dissect GSP vs. Jake Shields and Pablo Garza’s flying triangle from UFC 129. [GracieBreakdown] It’s no wonder Randy Couture received such a deafening standing ovation after his retirement bout last Saturday. Leading up to the fight, Matt Bishop reminds …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Never Fought Someone Like Me edition

Just under two weeks left until UFC 129 in Toronto. Here’s your link dump for the week ending Sun. April 17, 2011. Baseball players are turning to MMA coaches to learn more about qualities like balance, quickness, and explosive power, and to pick up game-changing new training methods. Here’s what America’s favourite pastime is learning from its fastest growing sport. …

Video: Smithsonian discussion on Filipino martial arts

Check out this awesome talk hosted by the Smithsonian Institute on Filipino Martial Arts (FMA). It features Guro Dan Inosanto doing some amazingly smooth empty-hand and weapons demonstrations, as well as discussions with other experts on the history of Filipino boxers including Pancho Villa and Flash Elorde. A very comprehensive primer on FMA covering everything from theory, to history, to …

New Manny Shirts Are in Stock

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pab_Bc-33PE] We got some nice stuff in stock at the Kombat Arts!  Some new shirts (red, blue and ninja black) shirts dedicated to boxer Manny Pacquiao.  Check out this vid of Manny training in preparation for De La Hoya (awesome fight BTW!).  We got them this morning and half the inventory is gone!! We may get some early next year, …