New trainer at City Boxing, ex-heavyweight Champ Chris Byrd

Best friends for life, (l to r) Chris Byrd and Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden

Best friends for life, (l to r) Chris “Rapid Fire” Byrd, two time World Heavyweight Champ and Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden, former Light Middleweight champion discuss the life of a boxer on Byrd’s YouTube Internet program “Birdseye View”.


 

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Chris Byrd (l) with Marcus Preciado, Lacie-Darrell Stuckey and Frank Lester.

Chris Byrd (l) with Marcus Preciado, Lacie-Darrell Stuckey and Frank Lester.

(bottom, right) On April 22, 2006, Chris Byrd traveled to the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany to face the Wladimir Klitschko team.

(bottom, right) On April 22, 2006, Chris Byrd traveled to the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany to face the formidable Klitschko team.

Chris Byrd and his wife were guests of Wealth TV, CEO Charles Herring. (bottom, right) At the Wealth TV offices, Byrd talks over programming issues with his friends Marc Abrams of Banner Promotions and Paul Vaden. Photo: Jim Wyatt

(top) Chris Byrd and his wife were guests of Charles Herring, CEO of Wealth TV. (bottom, right) At the Herring Broadcasting Corporate office in San Diego, Byrd talks over programming issues with buddies Marc Abrams, Marketing Director at Banner Promotions and Paul Vaden who at the time was a TV anchor. Photo: J. Wyatt

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.