Updated April 6, 2017
Celebrating 600 rounds April 2017

  Allen boxing at Extreme Kung Fu  

  Allen's reviews of boxing books

& boxing at . . .  
  the Evanston Boxing Club
  St. Norbert's in Northfield, MN
  Corpus Christi, TX

  Some are books by and / or about boxers,
  others are fiction in which boxing plays a part, even a minor part.
  If the book sheds light on the subject of boxing,
  I am hoping to include it here.

        October 24, 2016             November 26, 2016             December 17, 2016
As of February 11, 2017, Coach Izzy and I have sparred nearly 550 rounds, and counting.

In July we hit 300 rounds, having worked together about 8 months. Called for a cake.
    July 2016
Thanks, coach, for making it real.  

Shots after sparring at Extreme Kung Fu @ 5951 N. Clark, Chicago. April 3
May 3 & 10  
June 7   July 26
Besides having a lot to learn about boxing, I have a lot to learn about posing for boxing pictures!
Aug 2, 9, & 30
Sept 13 & 24
Oct 11, 18, 22, & 29  

10/18/2016 a lucky day for me, actually landed one!
Big fun & bragging rights, small cost. Coach says I hit myself with my own gloves, but . . . .
September 2015 - May 2016
When we started out, coach had a "dry" look at the end of our sessions (upper & lower left), but not any more.


Sparring a few
One door closes at the EBC, another opens
End of the line: Evanston Boxing Club closed at the end of July 2015. Some last pictures here:
Allen & Andrian, last EBC workout of many.
A little history: some random snaps around the EBC 2011-13   ·  

Andrian and Allen @ the EBC December 2014 (below)

The Evanston Boxing Club
Boxers who have trained here include
Russell (Rocky) Fiore and Paul Littleton (here in an amazing video).
You can find them both on Facebook and at BoxRec--Paul and Russell (requires login, but it's free).
July 2014

Photos by Adrian

August 2013. Photos below by Mark Carlson.
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For a little YouTube fun:

Coach: Mark Carlson, Evanston Boxing Club
sparring coach 50 seconds in is Pete Spengler, 360 Fitness, Lincolnwood

At the 360 Fitness Studio

Pictures from 2011


The guy in red with the perfect stance, he would be the coach.

Young visitors from Prague try on some gloves.



February 22, 2014 / Fight Night




December 2013
A short workout with Gordon Marino at St. Norbert's College, Northfield, MN,
a boxing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
Rafael Davilla and friends in Corpus Christi

Nov. 1, 2016