From our Compare and Contrast in Clear Idiomatic English desk
Interesting columns in Saturday’s local dailies about Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s short-lived boxing career.
Ron Borges in the Boston Herald:
If Edwin Rodriguez knew back in late 2010 what he knows now, his boxing encounter in Worcester with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev would have had a different ending, that’s for sure.
Reached yesterday afternoon, Rodriguez, the No. 2-ranked super middleweight in the world, pulled no punches when discussing his only encounter with Tsarnaev.
“I wasn’t trying to kill him; we were just sparring,” Rodriguez said, “but I would have if I knew he was that evil and a coward.”
“It told you everything that he showed up at my gym with nobody,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve never been to a gym by myself. When you go to someone else’s gym, you always want someone to have your back.”
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, columnist Kevin Cullen filed this . . .
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