a new reality show
We survived Southie Rules, Wicked Single and even three episodes of Sainthoods (A personal favorite of ours). A new reality show, The Fighters, will feature Southie’s own boxer with a heart of gold Peter Welch of Peter Welch’s Gym. On Thursday, January 23, The Discovery Channel will present the new reality show featuring some of Boston’s toughest boxers.
Each week, trainers from rival boxing gyms across the city will pick their top amateur fighters to represent their gyms in a good old fashioned bout. The show will follow the seven days of training and then feature the big fight.
According to the show’s press release, “When you live in South Boston, you have to either learn to fight or learn to run.” Ain’t that the truth. The Fighters is produced by UFC President Dana White.
Peter Welch’s Gym is hosting a viewing party on the night of the premiere. Party begins at 5pm featuring food and drink by Lincoln Tavern. Show starts at 9pm on the Discovery Channel.
Did you know that Peter Welch played a cameo in The Departed?
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Teach a poor kid to fight he ends up in jail. Teach him math he ends up in college. You tell me which cultural feature has the kids and not the teachers interests at heart?
If fighting is taught correctly, it is a character builder. It can teach the elements of competition, respect for an adversary, sportsmanship, how to lose gracefully and be proud of the effort you put forth and that fighting is a sport that belongs in the ring and not a way to settle an argument on the street (most of the time anyway).. These are the traits of a person I want to live in society with. Teach a kid math only and he will be socially awkward, potentially isolated from his peers and these are the ones you read about in the papers who commit henious crimes (i.e. he was so quit, he excelled at MATH etc.).