My friend Jeff Gilbert, who lives in Seattle, Washington, will be boxing on Saturday night, June 10, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time, at Cappy's Gym on Union. Here's Jeff's announcement of his bout. If you're in the greater Seattle area, I recommend that you accept Jeff's friendly invitation to "Come watch!" Jeff has told me about these boxing events. While I have not yet had the pleasure of attending one of them, they sound like they are planned and conducted very well, and the audience gets to see the gym's boxers showing off their talents in probably the most pure form of the sport you are ever going to see.
Jeff is close to my age (I think he's 42 or 43) and size, and he has posted photos of some of his previous bouts here. (Mental note to self: I have to post the photos of my own recent bout on this blog!) Jeff and his opponents look like they are doing well and having fun. I don't know who Jeff's (un)lucky opponent will be on Saturday, but I am confident Jeff will box well. Hopefully he will post some photos so we can celebrate his fine efforts even from a distance.
Have a great time, Jeff, and do well, buddy! I hope your bout will be an awesome and fun experience. This is as good as it gets, my man. The only way it could be better is if I were to be the guy in the opposite corner of the ring for your bout. :-)
Take care and let us know how it goes!