The broad smile on New York Harlem born Gov. David A. Paterson’s face Friday revealed his eagerness to speak. It was a special moment, and the governor refused to enjoy it alone. He invited many high-ranking state and city officials to the Police Athletic League Harlem Center to share in his excitement. Continue reading
Miguel Cotto's title fight this Saturday night is source of pride for fans in Spanish Harlem, who are reeling from drug charges brought against boxer Edgar Santana.
Miguel Cotto’s title fight this Saturday night is source of pride for fans in Spanish Harlem, who are reeling from drug charges brought against boxer Edgar Santana.
Roberto Ayala isn’t really a big fan of boxing. He and his brother, Jorge, own La Fonda Boricua restaurant in Spanish Harlem. Six years ago, Ayala was introduced to WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and immediately became a Cotto fan.
Whenever Cotto has a fight in New York, he heads uptown to the restaurant right after the weigh-in to feast on his favorites – pork chops and rice and beans. Ayala proudly displays a poster of Cotto that holds a prominent place near the wall next to the bar. Continue reading
Boxers and coaches from the U.S. Olympic boxing team visited the Boys and Girls Club of East Harlem on July 10, teaching campers through a boxing inspired workout and signing autographs. Campers were given the opportunity to ask questions and received complimentary autographed mitts and posters from the team.
Campers, attending elementary and middle schools, engaged coaches and boxers alike in a boxing workout sponsored by Everlast and the USA Boxing in the gymnasium.
The children learned blocking jab and cross punches while practicing power punches on heavy bags. A boxer stood by a tear-dropped speed bag and demonstrated how to build reflexes and repetitive punching skills. Continue reading