Good Pizza and Boxing in Brooklyn

It was a chilly Saturday evening in March. I had just picked up two tickets to the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for my friend and I. I buttoned up my blue Brooks Brothers shirt, laced up my caramel colored Bullboxer leather shoes, threw on my leather jacket and headed for the door with a hot cup of coffee in hand. The trip into the city from New Jersey from the turnpike was relatively smooth outside of a little bit of traffic on the Verrazano Bridge. When we finally reached our destination, we had a few hours until bell time, so we decided to seek out some really good pizza. Knowing that Brooklyn has traditionally been a home for some of the best pizza on earth, we knew that it wouldn’t be hard to find.

After doing a little bit of due diligence, we found that Roberta’s on Moore Street had great reviews so we decided to take a cab over there for a pre-fight meal. Since we were short on time, we decided to order a Margherita pie to go from the takeout line. To say it was one of the most delicious pizzas i’ve ever eaten would be an understatement. The pie boasted a perfectly cooked crust covered in fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil. The crispiness of the crust was complimented so well with flavors of the ingredients. If you haven’t tried a pizza from Roberta’s, it is well worth the trip.

After finishing our meal, we headed over to the Barclays Center for what turned out to be one of the most exciting Heavyweight Title fights in years. Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz, two undefeated forces, went head to head for supremacy for ten hard fought rounds. Wilder proved to everyone in attendance at the Barclays Center and a worldwide audience watching on Showtime that he is indeed one of the best heavyweights walking the planet. It will be interesting if a matchup with fellow World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua comes to fruition before the end of 2018. After the fight, we walked back and picked up the car from the garage and rocked out to Top 40 hits from the 80s the entire trip home. It was a great night out in New York from start to finish. I was able to enjoy some of my favorite things in life, pizza, professional boxing, music, exploration and a good conversation.

For many of us, the hectic grind of the week can overshadow scheduling time for ourselves, however, I feel that it is important for everyone to spend time with friends and family doing things that they love as often as possible. Beyond the daily routines that seem to erase days off the calendar at an alarming pace, it is the memories that remain forever. The ability to look back at them at any moment and smile makes them priceless.

Enjoy life. Each and every moment. Have fun.




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