Monday, February 4, 2008

Rockin' With the Philly Rock Ministries




















Brian Pedone’s Heavy Hitters Boxing Club of Stroudsburg, PA. continues to build the skills of its young boxers (and some not quite so young). Pedone, who is not averse to entering the ring himself, took his fighters to Philadelphia recently for a field trip to the Rock Ministries in North Philly.

Anyone who knows Philly knows it’s a big fight town and that many Philly Kids, whether involved in boxing or not, can walk off the streets and get respect in the boxing ring. But real boxing is a long term exercise. It takes skill, endurance, self-discipline and a willingness to work to succeed in boxing. No matter how much support you get from the people around you, you find yourself eventually alone in the ring with somebody who's tryin to snatch away your heart and your willingness to fight.

Pedone’s fighters struggled in the ring against Philadelphia fighters with more experience but a few have long been training with Pedone and established themselves early and well in the sparring sessions. It wasn't always pretty but you got the feeling that Pedone's fighters were rising up.

4 comments:

The Champ Rj Mr. Untouchable Sockwell said...

Im glad to see their finally getting sparing. Its funny... they go to philly but refuse to step foot in my house to get some work from me (LAMO).


R.J

Anonymous said...

Damn, RJ... I missed that...what is up? ...We're working up to bringing them over to your house....Danny keeps asking about you and he's ready... Who do you have over there. If you think we're ducking RJ, you're right! That's my doing. I'd like to bring Lucas but need him to be healthy for the Golden Gloves. Who else you have over there now? I thought you wuz moved?

O.G.

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Anonymous said...

I USED TO LIVE IN PHILLY TILL I MOVED TO THE STROUDSBURG SECTION OF THE STATE A FEW YEARS AGO.MY GYM WAS HENLEYS IN THE KENSINGTON PART OF THE CITY I TRAINED WITH GUYS LIKE MIKE FARDELLA,QUINNY,TIM SENESE,FRED BAKER,SO IT WAS NICE VISITING THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD