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Ponce De Leon embraces warrior mentality

Originally Published: October 17, 2006
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

No sport has to work harder on its image than boxing. Abolitionists regularly squawk that the sport is a throwback to a less enlightened time, and say that its brutality cannot be rationalized.

Ponce De Leon

But there is a flip side to that argument. Rarely do people ponder the possibility that the sport serves as a halfway house for some tortured souls who otherwise would be unleashed on the streets, and would wreak havoc on society without the outlet for their aggression. ...

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