Archive for January, 2013

“I Beat Mike Tyson”

Words that few can say, outside several amateur boxers, highly decorated pros like James “Buster” Douglas, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield, and journeymen like Danny Williams, or in this specific case, Kevin McBride.

A new 12-minute documentary by Joshua Z. Weinstein uncovers the legacy (or lack thereof) of Irishman Kevin McBride:

Said Weinstein to ESPN, “It’s a film about a man whose greatest achievements are behind him…But boxing, the only thing McBride ever learned to do well, is how he defines himself. These polarizing ideas are what the film seeks to explore.”

As sadly as the story ends for Kevin McBride, it doesn’t seem much better for Mike Tyson, who ended his career with both his finances and reputation in serious states of disrepair.

The short documentary is a touching reminder of what’s at stake each and every day that we live. That great opportunities don’t come around often, and when they do, we can’t always make it to the next level.



Django Unchained

The new Quentin Tarantino movie, Django Unchained, has drawn a lot of controversy. It has also been a top-performer at the box office. I am happy to say that after seeing the film, that it is a great movie, period. Tarantino has shown genius in the past, and returns to form with this action-adventure. Every second of every minute is entertaining; the soundtrack is killer and perfectly synched to the action and the cinematography is top-notch.

The very first review of Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts is up courtesy of

Some quotes from the review by Zach Arnold:

“For 2013, there’s already a candidate for book-of-the-year that deserves your attention.”

“Brian J. D’Souza’s new book, Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators, is a fantastic read.”

“It’s outstanding reading and will keep you entertained the whole way through.”

(Read the review here)