Punch Trajectories: A Study of Hard Times in Life’s Squared Circle

By Ezra Salkin on March 7, 2013
Punch Trajectories: A Study of Hard Times in Life’s Squared Circle
"The worst pain of my life," Seeger said, "like a nail being driven through my forehead.”

By the time of the stoppage, every punch, or even any slight touch in the vicinity of Seeger’s buzzed dome was like being struck with an anvil…

By the time of the stoppage, every punch, or even any slight touch in the vicinity of Seeger’s buzzed dome was like being struck with an anvil…

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Mike Oliver vs. Al Seeger from the Mohegan Sun 8 Nov 2007



【2008.07.18】Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Al Seeger



Al Seeger



Amartuer Boxing Coach Pro AL Seeger 1



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Amartuer Boxing Coach Pro AL Seeger 3



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  1. Peter Silkov 01:31am, 10/16/2013

    Great article, reads like a mini novel… you could probably get a good biography out of this.

  2. Gordon Marino 06:01pm, 03/13/2013

    This is an amazing piece. Bravo. Really takes you inside the engine room of our crazy and dangerous sport. Just the right touch.

  3. the thresher 05:02am, 03/13/2013

    Ezra, the time and passion shows. This was a remarkable saga.

  4. al seeger 06:19pm, 03/09/2013

    Ezra….
    I can’t tell you how honored I am that you did this story on me. My appreciation is amplified by the fact your literary style was the most unique I’ve ever read. With all the conversations we had, your ability to piece this story together is testament to your talent. Thanks again Ezra, and thanks to all of you who took interest in it - and any part of my career.

  5. walt 10:57am, 03/09/2013

    Great article

  6. ezdafez 10:26am, 03/09/2013

    Thanks guys, I definitely put a lot of time and passion into this. But I couldn’t have done it if Al wasn’t such an amazing guy with such a great and sad story he was willing to tell in a very honest way. I also have to give credit to a couple of other articles on the man that clued me in that I had such a great character in the neighborhood, including local Savannah press and a great profile by Jake Donovan on Boxingscene.com.

  7. Tex Hassler 01:47pm, 03/08/2013

    If you can find a way to make a living other than pro boxing, by all means take it. I am still in pain from a punch or two taken in training 40 years ago. NO I am not joking.

  8. the thresher 11:55am, 03/08/2013

    Yes he did.

  9. Matt McGrain 11:22am, 03/08/2013

    You did your subject matter justice here my man. Somehow.

  10. dollarbond 06:40am, 03/08/2013

    Amazing to read this over a coffee and danish.  What outstanding writing!

  11. the thresher 06:26am, 03/08/2013

    I am going to send this out to people on my distributions lists as an example of truly amazing writing.

  12. the thresher 05:38am, 03/08/2013

    A simply fantastic article. Maybe one of the very best I have ever read. I know a lot about this fight and the circumstances could not be more tragic.

    This article is like a book and should be the start of one. It’s the best I have read on Boxing.com so far. In fact, it’s the best I have read anywhere for quite some time. Make me proud to be on Boxing.com. And this one raises the bar.

     

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