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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Karim Mayfield: Extra Rounds with San Francisco Boxer

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM



This week's cover story follows the Fillmore's own Karim Mayfield, who has boxed his way into contention in a sport that's all but dead locally -- and rewards the vast majority of its participants with little beyond pain and suffering.

Mayfield's dreams of ring success have lived to fight another day -- he's 15-0-1 and is perhaps several bouts away from the near-mythical big payday. And, to whatever adjectives one would use to describe his attributes as a boxer, you can add this one: photogenic.

SF Weekly amassed far more amazing photographs of Mayfield than we could cram into our print edition (as well as the above video, which, naturally, wasn't fit to print).

Click below to see more. 

Bringing it all back home - KELLY NICOLAISEN
  • Kelly Nicolaisen
  • Bringing it all back home

Bringing it all back home - COURTESY OF KARIM MAYFIELD
  • Courtesy of Karim Mayfield
  • Bringing it all back home
Bringing it all back home - COURTESY OF KARIM MAYFIELD
  • Courtesy of Karim Mayfield
  • Bringing it all back home

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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