event ∙ Fight 4 The Cause 2014

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Today, we relive the intensity which was the Fight 4 The Cause charity boxing classic, starring my Zone brother from another mother, Jeremy Baker.

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Above is Jer making his entrance after his video was shown. I shot, edited, and co-directed it:

The match had all the hallmarks of an oldey-timey boxing match, complete with ring announcer . . .

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. . . intensity . . .

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. . . like, crazy intensity . . .

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. . . and blood. Oh, the blood. I’m not showing you the half of it.

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There were also some utter knockouts.

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But, after every match, there was complete respect and camaraderie between opponents.

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Besides Jeremy, the match we were there to watch was of this lady, Laura Thomlinson. She’s a nurse, an artist, and an asskicker.

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Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/2 power, on camera, pointed up, ceiling bounced

She landed her blows, and took her lumps but, in the end, the judges ruled for her opponent after a split decision.

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35 mm · 1/500 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

Jeremy’s opponent came out swinging and got a few good shots in on Jeremy.

However, as the boxing lingo goes, he “gassed out” (boxing jargon for running out of gas by not having trained with enough cardio-intensive workouts in the weeks and months leading up to the bout) shortly into the first round, and Jeremy moved in.

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Transforming his fists into metaphorical hammers, Jeremy landed a couple of fast blows on his opponent . . .

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. . . and bounced him to the mats before the first round was over.

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And, at that point, it was over. Jer’s opponent conceded, and the match was called in Jeremy’s favour by TKO (which always looks more impressive than “technical knockout”).

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Nobody was happier about the abrupt end to the fight than Coral, Jeremy’s wife (who delivered the biggest laugh-garnering line of the night in Jeremy’s video).

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Way to go, Jeremy!

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