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Patience Is A Virtue!

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Aug 16, 2008

Lately, it was quite a shock that some folks here on the broo have said that I really am a nice guy, and for the most part I am. You just happen to catch me on my good side. It's nice to hear that t I'm a good person... well I try to be. I'm not perfect and I don't brag that I am or not. I'm just livin'.

I have a enemy within and I'm not the only one. It brings out the ugly side of me and with that it brings out the ugly side in others because they have to retaliate on they're behalf, and you can't blame them for sticking up for themselves. A monster came out of me yesterday!

I... (more)

Tags: manhattan

The Remarkable Story Of Kenny Lane

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Aug 8, 2008

In this corner... Fighting out of Muskegon, Michigan comes a legend in boxing history... Kenny Lane. A crafty southpaw in the lightweight division. On August 19, 1963 he won the Michigan version of World Lightweight Title, which gave him the chance to fight for the world lightweight title against Carlos Ortiz on April 11, 1964 losing to a close 15 round decision. He fought Ortiz three times in his career and winning one out of the trilogy.

Lane also fought for the world lightweight title against his claim to fame bout against Joe Brown. He lost to a controversial one point, 15-round... (more)

Tags: dreams, boxing, kenny lane, southpaw, lightweight division, world lightweight title, carlos ortiz, joe brown, eddie perkins, muskegon recreation center, no excuses

Amateur Boxing Show At Compton

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jul 23, 2008

My trainer was passing out flyers at the gym the other day announcing a boxing show that was being held on Saturday- July 19, 2008. It has been a while that I haven't been to a fight and I was going to go. This wasn't just an amateur boxing event. I had a good reason to go because two of my stabble-mates were competing. Even though they train at another gym we are still stabble-mates because we have the same trainer. His name is Charles 'Chilli' Wilson. Everybody knows him simply as Chilli. So I had to go or rather I needed to go... To support them.

This event is the first annual... (more)

Tags: los angeles, police, restaurant

The Champ Retires And Hangs Up The Keys

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jun 19, 2008

I guess this is a part two from when I wrote about The Californian on Wilshire a few months back. http://www.broowaha.com/article.php?id=2311

The situation hasn't really improved much. Actually, it's gotten worse. Most of the good employees quit or were fired. They were fired for something stupid and it's best not to go into detail about it because it's unnecessary drama that shouldn't have happened to begin with. When the employee(s) were dismissed or left on their own will, the management takes their sweet time in finding a replacement. So do you know what that means? It means that... (more)

Tags: broowaha

Fat Joe

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jun 11, 2008

His name is Joe and he lives on the 16th floor of a high rise building in the heart of the Wilshire corridor. This guy istall andnot handsomebut of course living onWilshire Blvd, his money doesthe talking for him. I don't know what he's like during the week days, but on the weekends this guy is the ultimate playboy. Well, not really a playboy becausehe has to buy his romantic pleasures. There are all kinds of broads driving in to see Joe.

These girls are young and beautiful! They're the kind of girls thatI have trouble saying 'Hi' to. They don't pay attention to a guy in uniform. (A... (more)

Tags: sex

In Search Of Bernardina

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on May 16, 2008

I know it's a little late for Mother's Day but it's never too late to celebrate it.

A good friend of mine wrote a book. This is a story based on real facts which happened on January 20, 2001. Amadeo Hernandez narrates in order the agony and his desperation to find his Mother who disappeared from a Las Vegas Casino, The Nevada Landing. It is more like a diary than a book because after his mother was found seven month and eleven days later, Amadeo recaptures his steps in order to write this book.

His parents came to visit the United States from El Salvador for the New Year... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, police

The Last Lecture

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on May 15, 2008

Every once in a while there comes a person who brings with him an aura of positive energy. He's a warrior in my book and he didn't throw a punch in the ring. In a world that's filled with so much negativity comes this ray of sunshine like a Saint or an Angel. Have you guessed who I'm talking about yet? I'm talking about Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh who is fighting for his life. You may have seen him on the 20/20 special with Diane Sawyer on April 9th of this year.

In September 18, 2007 Pausch said goodbye to his students and... (more)

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The Cards of Life

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Apr 16, 2008

I remember when Ed Attanasio wrote that article called '12-21-12'. That article has always haunted me because it touched me in a way that I don't know really how to explain it. It makes me feel serene, and then I think about my life in the past when I was growing up to the present. It's like I'm in my death-bed recalling my life experiences with moments before my last breath. All the memories come to me in a flash and I would remember things that I couldn't remember when I was young and fiesty. Ever since I was a little kid, the thought of the end of the world always bothered me. "I will never... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, broowaha

Boxing Gloves, A Luxury?

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Apr 15, 2008

How would you like to get hit in the face by one one of these ancient forms of boxing gloves? Or maybe take one in the body? Come on you can take it, live a little or maybe not.

Boxing gloves were around in some form for over 3000 years. It is the oldest sport that stood the test of time. It has been banned and brought back and so on... It's a controversial sport, lets put it that way. The sport has changed since the birth of television and the disgrace of money corrupt it all.

We're all familiar with the boxing gloves that we see in the amateurs and professionals today.... (more)

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You Don't Know Bennie?

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Apr 11, 2008

Alright fight fans! I have a special treat for you. I was introduced to Bennie while doing my research on Jimmy Doyle. He was around at the time Doyle was fighting in Los Angeles. I called him up and he gave me his knowledge of what he remembers of Doyle. After our conversation was over about Jimmy Doyle, I began to feel a connection with Bennie that somehow I got to know him on a personal level and could get a story about him. I called him back a few days later because he wanted to find out about a certain answer in regards to my Doyle research. I took a chance and asked him... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, australia, golf, movie, california, hollywood

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