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Debbie Edwards eats, sleeps and talks football…. She is the true definition of a “Football Mom”. Her love of football actually started early in her life. As a youngster flipping through channels, fate would stop it on a football game. She beheld a sight that would stick in her mind for years. There was no particular play or opponent, but a running back Edwards would come to know as John Riggins would ignite a passion for football in her that would remain for decades. That Washington Redskins team, along with successive teams that included Darryl Green, Russ Grimm, Art Monk and many others hold a special place in her heart.
Being a Louisiana Native, her love for all things Louisiana, including the Saints and LSU keep her entertained at this, her most cherished time of the year. Adding to this, she has had the privilege of watching her own little football player blossom into a senior defensive end/fullback at H L Bourgeois in Gray, Louisiana.
Somewhere along the way in these decades of watching football from the sidelines and in the stands, her knowledge grew bigtime. You should hear on a Sunday yelling plays at the big screen TV or even more vocal at an actual game, which it doesn’t matter if it is at the high school, college or professional level.
Defense schemes and the importance of adhering to blocking assignments on offense have not escaped her. She is combining that knowledge with another love… Writing! Of course, she’s opinionated. And has her favorites. But what she hopes to do is bring her perspective of a game that she loves to everyone who reads her columns on Ringside Report.
So join her weekly as she comments on games of interest in High School, College and NFL Football.
Peter has been an avid follower of the sweet science since watching Muhammad Ali in the mid-70s, and over the years he has built up a large collection of boxing books, magazines and fight films. While he enjoys writing about the present day boxing scene, he especially likes Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Peter is also very interested in writing about fighters of the past, from the 70s and 80s, right back to the 19th century and earlier.
Silkov feels it is important to keep the history of boxing alive and to bring attention to the fighters of the past, both champions and non-champions alike. Boxing has probably the richest history of any sport worldwide, and Peter believes that by stirring readers interest in the past, he is also provoking interest in boxing’s future.
Jim Amato – Boxing Writer – Ohio
Jim Amato was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. A city with a rich boxing history. Amato is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and is also a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO), which was once directed by Hall Of Famer Ralph Citro. Jim was on the Publicity Committee for the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing (AAIB) that was co-founded by Steve Acunto and the late Rocky Marciano. He is a member of the Ohio State Former Boxers and Associates and the Trumbull County of Ohio Legends Of Leather, past President the late Sal Marino.
Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Carlos began to practice sports at a young age. He tried a few disciplines such as swimming, baseball, soccer, Tae Kwon Do and Karate, becoming U.S. National Champion for the latter.
“Famoso” discovered his passion for boxing at age 14, making his pro debut at age 21. Hernandez endured ups and downs in his career which shaped his character and work ethic, eventually getting him into the world’s top 10 in his weight class. Determined to achieve glory for himself and the country of his roots, he chose not to take the easy road. Facing numerous talented opponents, namely, Floyd Mayweather, JR., “Famoso” Hernandez earned the respect of the boxing world. He showed relentless perseverance and determination against Mayweather, JR., despite the odds.
These qualities ultimately took him to the pinnacle of an honorable career, conquering the World Title in 2003 and becoming the first World Champion in any sport to represent El Salvador, where he is regarded as one of the most beloved athletes and role models. “Famoso” is a true example of outstanding discipline and hard work.
Now a resident of San Antonio Texas, “Famoso” is a dedicated father, husband, businessman, boxing commentator, motivational speaker and coach. He teaches both the sport of boxing and a philosophy of success.
Lou Eisen is a veteran boxing journalist/reporter and historian from Toronto, Canada. His surrogate father, the late Hall of Fame trainer, Angelo Dundee, and award-winning author Bert Sugar mentored Lou in pro boxing. Eisen is a proud member of the IBRO (The International Boxing Research Organization) Eisen worked at the Fight Network as an editorialist and reporter for almost four years. The International Boxing Hall of Fame is considering Lou for their prestigious election committee. On top of all his writing credits, Eisen also has an acting one. He was cast in the film Cinderella Man, where he portrayed the legendary trainer Ray Arcel. Lou is very excited and proud to join Ringside Report.
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