From Villa to Pacquiao: Filipino Boxing in L.A. and the Power of a Transnational Punch

A decade and half into the 21st century, 2015 serves as useful moment to consider the history of Filipinos in America's boxing history and L.A.'s role in making it all happen.

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Ryan Reft is a historian of 20th and 21st century American history at the Library of Congress. His work has appeared in several journals including Souls, The Sixties, California History, Planning Perspectives, Southern California Quarterly, and the Journa
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