Monday, September 20, 2010
pasadena's boxing legacy
i'm not a big boxing fan, but i love the uniwatch blog and anything that has to do with sports asthetics. so it was this beautiful jacket that caught my eye on a recent trip to the library. do you see the chain stitching and needle work on that thing? incredible.
as it turns out, this led me to learn a bit about pasadena's boxing history. this jacket belonged to hall of fame boxer, canto "tnt" robledo, and there is a large display about his career and legacy on display right now at the library.
i also learned that there was a statue of some sort installed at the villa park community center this summer. i may have to go do a little detective work and get a picture.