Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Espino Carleton Connection

Miguel Espino (20-2-1, 9 KOs), the handpicked opponent for Kelly Pavlik's return from a hand injury, doesn't have much of chance to win his fight this weekend. But he does have a sibling who attended Carleton College. So now, he's automatically one of my favorite fighters.

(His sister apparently transferred out to CSU-Northridge to be closer to their legally blind mother. But once a Carl, always a Carl -- I've known a few people who transferred out who later transferred back in. We hold on to our own).


Unknown said...

Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., a prestigious, private liberal arts school about as easy to get into as Harvard.

Yeah, as much as I'd wish it otherwise, no.

Matthew C said...

Yeah, I always read that Careton was one of the least selective schools of its caliber - the weather and lack of name rec being major detractors from the applicant pool.

Matthew C said...

(Obligatory expression of love for alma mater).