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brownsugar:

Shumenov is unique in that he is his own corner man... I wonder why he didn't admonish himself for his complacentcy after round 3... He should have been swearing at himself and slapping himself in the face between rounds.. " wake up Shumenov don't you want to win this"?



Instead he sat there looking satisfied..... like a bookkeeper, confident that his accounting practices would survive an audit by the IRS.



I was completely mesmerised by Bhops non engagement. I have a sleep disorder that makes it extremely difficult to reach the alpha rem sleep stage.



Thanks to Bhop I got 20 minutes of some of the deepest sleep that I've had all month.

I snapped out of it just 5 seconds before he ambushed the hypnotised challenger in the 11th round for the only knock down of the fight.



I went back to rewatch the fight and fell asleep again.... I finally saw the fight in its entirety Sunday morning. There were some intermittant moments of action as the crafty Bhop stole single digit punch stats in most of the rounds.



Good win by Bhop but hard to watch.

He's done it again.

Even though he's in a class of his own and I do like watching tactical boxing... Bhop should consider changing his name to The Amazing Kreskin2 and open his next match at Caesars Palace. Those who enjoy watching mentalists and mass hypnotizm would enjoy it.

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brownsugar:

"Yeh, Radam, it certainly was an injustice. During my years as Commissioner, I got to know Rubin Carter very well. By his own admission, he was not "an angel, not in any way." Then he'd add, "But I never killed anybody." I believed him.



Gil Clancy told me he was in Europe for a fight card involving Emile Griffith. Carter was there observing. Later, Carter came to Gil and said, "I've got to get out of here quickly." He didn't tell Gil why, and Gil was afraid to ask. Whatever it was, Clasncy said, "it wasn't good."



In the middle of the night, Clancy had Carter get on a train into Switzerland, then fly back to the U.S. from there. Around 1994, I spent several days hanging out with Carter at the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota, New York. I asked him about that incident. I promised him I would never say anything, no matter what it was. He looked at me and lowered his head.



"I beat up two guys pretty bad," Carter said. "I had been sparring earlier that day with one of them and we went at it pretty hard. He thought I went too hard and confronted me afterwards. I asked him if he wanted more. He said 'Any time.' We agreed to finish this argument later. He gave me a time, and I came back. The gym was closed. He had another guy with him. We took our argument into the dark alley. We finished it there. His friend jumped in when it became apparent his buddy was heading towards unconsciousness. I beat him up, too."



He left then both unconscious and bleeding in an alley. As he was leaving the alley, two guys spotted him coming from the alley, bruised and bleeding. He walked quickly out of there, but then saw the men look into the alley, where they saw the two unconscious fight guys. They started yelling. Carter ran.



Afraid to face the authorities, whom he never got along with at home, he ran. He told Clancy, who suggested he take a train to Switzerland, then fly home from there. Clancy gave Carter some money.



"I was a wild young man back then," he admitted. "But I never committed murder."



R.I.P. Rubin.



-Randy G."






Helluva story ...rest in peace Hurricane.

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The Commish:

Yeh, Radam, it certainly was an injustice. During my years as Commissioner, I got to know Rubin Carter very well. By his own admission, he was not "an angel, not in any way." Then he'd add, "But I never killed anybody." I believed him.

Gil Clancy told me he was in Europe for a fight card involving Emile Griffith. Carter was there observing. Later, Carter came to Gil and said, "I've got to get out of here quickly." He didn't tell Gil why, and Gil was afraid to ask. Whatever it was, Clasncy said, "it wasn't good."

In the middle of the night, Clancy had Carter get on a train into Switzerland, then fly back to the U.S. from there. Around 1994, I spent several days hanging out with Carter at the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota, New York. I asked him about that incident. I promised him I would never say anything, no matter what it was. He looked at me and lowered his head.

"I beat up two guys pretty bad," Carter said. "I had been sparring earlier that day with one of them and we went at it pretty hard. He thought I went too hard and confronted me afterwards. I asked him if he wanted more. He said 'Any time.' We agreed to finish this argument later. He gave me a time, and I came back. The gym was closed. He had another guy with him. We took our argument into the dark alley. We finished it there. His friend jumped in when it became apparent his buddy was heading towards unconsciousness. I beat him up, too."

He left then both unconscious and bleeding in an alley. As he was leaving the alley, two guys spotted him coming from the alley, bruised and bleeding. He walked quickly out of there, but then saw the men look into the alley, where they saw the two unconscious fight guys. They started yelling. Carter ran.

Afraid to face the authorities, whom he never got along with at home, he ran. He told Clancy, who suggested he take a train to Switzerland, then fly home from there. Clancy gave Carter some money.

"I was a wild young man back then," he admitted. "But I never committed murder."

R.I.P. Rubin.

-Randy G.

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mortcola:

"Another con job victory for Bernard. Why these guys play his game of pose, wait and stroll around I will never know. Make the old timer fight instead of pose and Hop gets beat. Shumenov stood there like a cobra watching the snake charmer. Throw punches! I give credit to Hopkins for controling the pace and the tempo (yawn) in winning yet another thrilling (yawn again) pose down."



No con. B-Hop masters something no one has found the answer to: when he doesn't feel like punching, he goes where the opponent can't hit him without opening wide or overcommitting, or he occupies the guys arms and arms and shoulders till he gets a break. Then, when the time is right- he lands. Dude landed almost 50 percent of those low-output shots, meaning he picked exactly the ones he knew would land. That's boxing, in its purest form - just without the adrenaline that makes it fun for most. He's a genius at it.



As for Paulie - he actually fought well, slick moves, good counter shots - he just got overpowered. Period. If Paulie were a puncher he would be an all-time great. As it is, his shots just don't hold off a powerful, determined opponent who knows how and when to throw, no matter how well he boxes.

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amayseng:

Jacobs takes that belt, no problem at all.

And Jacobs has a job commentating when he is done fighting.

God bless him

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dino da vinci:

Joe Calzaghe did and you saw the results. If that 'missile' by JC that landed below the belt was any indication, the pressure was a bit much for Mr Hopkins. To me, it spoke volumes. You need the tools to force him to engage. I fell asleep last night between rounds so I don't know if it got any better, but that's not the way to fight him. (I was exhausted, nothing to do with the bout. It didn't force me to keep my eyes round either). Force him to fight 36 minutes...heck, force anybody to fight 36 minutes, and get back to me.

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amayseng:

"I see alot of people saying that when is someone going to make Hopkins work for three rounds and I have to channel one of the oldest sayings in the book:

"If it were that easy everybody would do it"

Pascal tried to do that to Hop and gassed. You can make the same argument for several other fighters. When I look at Hop I see why no one has figured out how to press the issue:

1. You get nothing to hit. Hop flies dangerously close to turning his back to fighters. When he tucks his chin behind his shoulder you can barely see the dudes eyes and when he raises his glove to cover his face and add the covering of his body with the other arm, you are going to spend alot of time hitting nothing. On top of that, when he fires, its 1,2 and out of the pocket or tie up.

2. He still hits hard. When Hop hits you with a shot he backs you up. You rush in or try to out work him and you leave yourself open to counters which leads to three..........

3. He very rarely misses an opportunity. If you notice, every time Hop gets an opening, he is almost always able to land. The other thing about that to is he does not land grazing or wild shots. They are concise, square and flush.

I think to beat Hop you need to have major advantages in reach and speed. You would also need great head movement, good defense, and a strong mind because he is going to do his best to frustrate you. Also be willing to play a little dirty. If I am choosing, I go with Ward."




Bingo.


Hopkins is a true all time great


I plan to watch this fight about 3 times this week and take some notes.

Hopkins is a fountain of knowledge

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amayseng:

Gary Russel gets embarrassed


You cant take batting practice for 5 years then step up against Clemens and not get blown away.

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The Good Doctor:

I see alot of people saying that when is someone going to make Hopkins work for three rounds and I have to channel one of the oldest sayings in the book:

"If it were that easy everybody would do it"

Pascal tried to do that to Hop and gassed. You can make the same argument for several other fighters. When I look at Hop I see why no one has figured out how to press the issue:

1. You get nothing to hit. Hop flies dangerously close to turning his back to fighters. When he tucks his chin behind his shoulder you can barely see the dudes eyes and when he raises his glove to cover his face and add the covering of his body with the other arm, you are going to spend alot of time hitting nothing. On top of that, when he fires, its 1,2 and out of the pocket or tie up.

2. He still hits hard. When Hop hits you with a shot he backs you up. You rush in or try to out work him and you leave yourself open to counters which leads to three..........

3. He very rarely misses an opportunity. If you notice, every time Hop gets an opening, he is almost always able to land. The other thing about that to is he does not land grazing or wild shots. They are concise, square and flush.

I think to beat Hop you need to have major advantages in reach and speed. You would also need great head movement, good defense, and a strong mind because he is going to do his best to frustrate you. Also be willing to play a little dirty. If I am choosing, I go with Ward.

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The Good Doctor:

"No! No! No! That is an uppercut myth, not reality. You catch a boxer -- tall or short -- leaning forward over his footing with an uppercut. If you throw an uppercut because he is "rushing," moving or running in, he will counter over the top and knock you da double fudge out.

TAKE NOTE: This past Friday -- U.S. mainland time -- on Showtime, a heavyweight got KTFO by doing what you just mentioned.

Tricks of the trade and optical illusions are everywhere. Fighters worth their salts, trick an muthadummy into throwing an uppercut . It is the most dangerous punch in boxing to shoot. And, especially, to shoot at the right time, distance and place. About a third of the fighters who are winning the bout get knocked down or out by throwing an uppercut.

The great amateur and O-Games' gold medalist Howard Davis didn't win a world title because he was fond of uppercutting at the wrong time and would get knocked down a time or two when he had the victories rapped up. Holla!"


I am with you Radam. One of the best defenses (and there are many) I've heard and have seen many times for a guy rushing in was from Pernell Whitaker. He said if a guy rushes in, step outside of his lead foot in a bit of a crouch with chin and elbows tucked, roll your hips over and shoot a straight hand right off his ear or right under the second rib depending upon his head and hand placement. He also said that while doing this try to point the non throwing shoulder at your target so it limits area exposed to your opponent and keep your elbow tight to your side with your glove covering your face. Granted Sweet Pea was a wizard, but if you imagine it right where you are sitting it makes perfect sense.

As for an uppercut, unless you throw an absolute atom bomb of an uppercut or have a gross speed advantage, it's best use is only really in tight. The reason being is that more than any other punch, it leaves you the most exposed for a counter.

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Domenic:

"I think Quillin knew Konency didn't carry that kind of firepower, therefore he let up a bit in the defense dept. However,Quillin's jab lacked snap and his right wasn't as potent as usual. I am hoping for him that he didn't suffer a hand injury in the fight.

A Quillin v Danny Jacobs fight now looms. By the way, Jacobs did a superb job as an analyst on Showtime.

-Randy G."


Konecny was game and fought bravely, but he couldn't have hurt Quillin if he was swinging the ring post. That was clear from the get go.

No doubt, Jacobs did an excellent job in the booth. That was an outstanding telecast put forth by Showtime last night. Worth every cent of my monthly subscription.

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Skibbz:

Enjoyed reading the comments guys, especially D2. I think I'm with you Commissioner about the decision, but although it may not be the fight of the year.. It'll be a fast paced chess match when they start sparking eachother, that is worth more than anything else for me.

Why does floyd do this?

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Radam G:

"That's right. What did his dad teach this young man? Mugging a grandma is unforgivable . The shadow al Haymon should really get this guy some mental health treatment and help him become a healthy man before it gets any worse. Health is more important then money."



It's none of my business -- OOPS! IT IS! TSAH has his mind-troubling boxers a shrink on 24-7-365 duty. Thoughts of suicide is an epidemic in boxing among young, oky fighters who lose for the first or second time. (It is boksing's dirty landry. And is barely ever spoken or written heavily about publicly. Several small-circuit fighters have already committed da big S this year. And it is not half over.)



I'm not insinuating Jack or Jill about Broner. He will go up on the hill and try to hump 'em, anyway. Hehe!



I will give TSAH credit for having his stable of pugs good Obamacare mental counseling. He knows that if the fighter's head ain't right, the moolah will dry up. Holla!

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The Commish:

I think Quillin knew Konency didn't carry that kind of firepower, therefore he let up a bit in the defense dept. However,Quillin's jab lacked snap and his right wasn't as potent as usual. I am hoping for him that he didn't suffer a hand injury in the fight.

A Quillin v Danny Jacobs fight now looms. By the way, Jacobs did a superb job as an analyst on Showtime.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

We will see Hopkins again, Deep, but we will never again see the Hopkins who beat Felix Trinidad.

-Randy G.

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deepwater2:

Hopkins would have counter measures for Floyd's forearm . I would favor Hopkins by ko if it was the Hopkins that beat Trinidad

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dino da vinci:

Since it's make believe, I'll take a have at it.

Floyd agrees to the fight then Floyd knows it's a fight he can win. And since the relic would be forced to fight for 36 minutes, my money would be on Money.

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The Commish:

As we well know, $$$May wants to take no chances losing that "0" on the right side of his won-loss ledger. At what weight would they fight? I'm sure $$$May would be happy to see B-Hop drop 20 pounds and face him at 150. Won't happen. Nor will it happen at 160, a weight B-Hop knew a lifetime ago.

But let's say a fight between the two did happen. How do you see ut going? Would it be exciting. Dull. One-sided for B-Hop? One-sided for $$$May? Would it be a close fight, with the 12th round being the deciding factor?

It's one of those Dream Matches which will only happen in our mind (like Muhammad Ali v Jack Dempsey, etc.).

For the record, my pick is B-Hop by WUD 12. It would not be "Fight of the Year."

-Randy G.

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deepwater2:

"Deepwater: You know I am a Deontay Wilder guy...always have been. Putting a story together on him which I will put up here. I keep putting off the story until he gets closer to a title shot, which will be against the winner of Cris "The Nipple" Arreola & Bermane Stiverne.

Perhaps I overrate him. Perhaps you underrate him. I guess only time will tell.

I just know the fight I would like to see is Wilder v Arreola.

You just know somebody is going to sleep!

-Randy G."


I will become a fan when he beats a couple top guys. if he knockouts Chris that will be impressive. Time will tell. I know he learns on the job but I want to see him against a live guy that can take a punch and hit back. Briggs is looking at one last run,looks to be in good shape and wants to box at Barclays . If wilder can stop Briggs that will be impressive because Briggs has a granite chin. He should give ole Briggs a shot and get in a title defense before he takes on the other champs.

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ArneK.:

Yes, that is heartbreaking. How did the thief -- the rat bastard -- get access to the Commish's collection and was that the only thing that he took?

I remember hearing that the Philadelphia promoter J. Russell Peltz had a valuable collection of boxing memorabilia that was lost in a suspicious fire. Do I have the details correct?

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deepwater2:

"No one with any self respect or dignity likes this poor human being."
That's right. What did his dad teach this young man? Mugging a grandma is unforgivable . The shadow al Haymon should really get this guy some mental health treatment and help him become a healthy man before it gets any worse. Health is more important then money.

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Radam G:

"Porter's dad brushed it aside because he doesn't want to give his a loss! How do you catch a shorter guy rushing in? The uppercut... The same one that Thurman has polished, ready for show."



No! No! No! That is an uppercut myth, not reality. You catch a boxer -- tall or short -- leaning forward over his footing with an uppercut. If you throw an uppercut because he is "rushing," moving or running in, he will counter over the top and knock you da double fudge out.



TAKE NOTE: This past Friday -- U.S. mainland time -- on Showtime, a heavyweight got KTFO by doing what you just mentioned.



Tricks of the trade and optical illusions are everywhere. Fighters worth their salts, trick an muthadummy into throwing an uppercut . It is the most dangerous punch in boxing to shoot. And, especially, to shoot at the right time, distance and place. About a third of the fighters who are winning the bout get knocked down or out by throwing an uppercut.



The great amateur and O-Games' gold medalist Howard Davis didn't win a world title because he was fond of uppercutting at the wrong time and would get knocked down a time or two when he had the victories rapped up. Holla!

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The Commish:

A lon time ago, Angelo Dundee told me "As goes the heavyweights, so goes boxing." Well, as you pointed out, Domenic, the heavyweight division is on the brink of a mini-resurgence. The excitement that is on its way will be an infusion of excitement into the sport.

It all begins in a little under two weeks, when Wladimir Klitschko gets back into action, then continues one week later when Cris Arreola & Bermane Stiverne face each other in their rematch on ESPN, with the winner to face Big D--Deontay Wilder.

Vitali is now part of boxing history. Will Alex Leapai send little brother into retirement, too?

Very soon we'll find out a lot about the immediate future of boxing's biggest division.

-Randy G.

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deepwater2:

"He may not have any "special effects", but he is pretty close to the complete package in terms of technical skills. I've seen few fighters - and even fewer active as of now - with his ability to perform complex movements that simultaneously involves hand and feet. Believe me, he's good - really good. The "special effects" can be found in many fighters, and many of them aren't able to do anything with it - cause in the long run, the lack of fundamentals hits back. Lomachenko got all the fundamentals, and in abundance."



He really is the complete package in the ring. Take away the fouls and I would reckon vl would have stopped salido . Seems to be a gentleman also. Looking forward to his next fight. Grj might have an injury before the fight.

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dino da vinci:

"I have George Foreman's first professional license. I had tons more, but the entire lot was stolen about 15 years ago.



-Randy G."




That's heartbreaking.

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Skibbz:

"Skibbz, he really wants to fight Maidana. From what I heard, he had to be paid off to let Mayweather-Maidana happen (though I'm not too sure about the existence of that rematch clause so it could be bogus).



He's a fighter and very competitive. I think he wants right that wrong. At least try. Don't you think after that embarrassment?



As far as box office, 300K is an outstanding figure for a first-time PPV headliner.



By comparison, Canelo had a successful PPV with Alfredo Angulo, which did 350-375. Pacquiao-Rios did 375-475, depending on the source.



Marquez-Bradley did around 350,000. Mayweather-Gatti did a similar figure.



So compared to Mayweather and Pacquiao, it's not that much, but then again, those two guys have rack up Top 10 all time box office numbers in recent years.



Also, I think Mike Tyson's last PPV did around 250,000, which was considered a success (all things considered)."




So is it a part of mayweather's following that bite onto broner?



Aseng said something funny about broner fans on another thread, 300k people who pay to watch him fight. Should be much more really... How much does a big sporting event get? I'm not too wise on these numbers lol

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The Shadow:

"Floyd has played the bad guy/a$$hol3 role perfectly!! He said it awhile back if he can get people to spend for PPV just to see him lose, its money coming in from both sides. I watched episode 1 this morning, and it it seems like he has dialed in the money money BS this time."

Yup! That whole "Floyd has matured since prison, Foyd is mellow since prison" doesn't move the needle. People get outraged at this stuff; Ross and Floyd know this.

Compare it to the most recent 24/7. Completely boring and without intrigue.

This here at least annoys people who don't like him and impresses those that do. Keep in mind, he gets his fan base of supporters from the "urban" crowd, the same crowd hip hop music appeals to.

Like we hear in hip hop, this stuff resonates for whatever reason; the message is conspicuously similar. CC, yes, he could set a better example.

But Mayweather Promotions' corporate mission is to sell fights. He has a nonprofit organization for all the positive stuff.

Like Randy said, this may cause some on-the-fence buyers to make that leap into consumption. (I doubt interviewing journalists accomplish that.)

They've tried that humble Floyd stuff. Didn't connect. So maybe it's better to go back to what brought you to the dance.

I'm cool with it.

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The Shadow:

"How big is that compared to the other guys? Like who else does a 300k currently? Just to give me a picture you know :confused:

Must admit though that stuff about getting it on the next day, or soon after, smelt a bit. Don't trust his honesty."


Skibbz, he really wants to fight Maidana. From what I heard, he had to be paid off to let Mayweather-Maidana happen (though I'm not too sure about the existence of that rematch clause so it could be bogus).

He's a fighter and very competitive. I think he wants right that wrong. At least try. Don't you think after that embarrassment?

As far as box office, 300K is an outstanding figure for a first-time PPV headliner.

By comparison, Canelo had a successful PPV with Alfredo Angulo, which did 350-375. Pacquiao-Rios did 375-475, depending on the source.

Marquez-Bradley did around 350,000. Mayweather-Gatti did a similar figure.

So compared to Mayweather and Pacquiao, it's not that much, but then again, those two guys have rack up Top 10 all time box office numbers in recent years.

Also, I think Mike Tyson's last PPV did around 250,000, which was considered a success (all things considered).

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Skibbz:

"Everyone who hates him! Because they tune in, lining his pockets.

Being polarizing means having made it; ndifference is the last thing an entertainer wants.

I predict this guy will sell 300,000 on PPV 12 months from his next fight.

If Marcos Maidana starts pulling some weight and resonates with the audience, I wouldn't be surprised to see that rematch on PPV.

I also think he deserves some credit for not making any excuses and just wanting to get back in there with the guy who knocked him all around the ring."


How big is that compared to the other guys? Like who else does a 300k currently? Just to give me a picture you know :confused:

Must admit though that stuff about getting it on the next day, or soon after, smelt a bit. Don't trust his honesty.

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King Beef:

"Sometimes I think that Floyd's Antics are meant to "**** people off," but here's the truth that all access doesn't even need to show me...

I know he's gonna come in tip top shape and I know he's gonna be laser focused on not letting Chino take his head off....

He's been a world champion since the 90's and that alone is impressive to me...


I liked the Back story about Chino being there for his baby to be born...."




Floyd has played the bad guy/a$$hol3 role perfectly!! He said it awhile back if he can get people to spend for PPV just to see him lose, its money coming in from both sides. I watched episode 1 this morning, and it it seems like he has dialed in the money money BS this time.

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"Polished and mature" is the best way to put it, to describe how Manny Pacquiao downed Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 12. Manny's revenge was the consummate dish best served cold, as after almost two years, the Congressman showed one and all that he has a skill edge on Bradley, and yep, that was the case when they tangled in 2012, and once again in 2014. Check out some highlights from Pacman breaking down Shane Mosley, and then eating canvas against Juan Manuel Marquez. Then, note how Bradley's tactics contributed to his demise. He...

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Undefeated Heavyweights Bryant Jennings & Mike Perez Collide In A Wbc Heavyweight Title Eliminator ...

Corpus Christ, Texas (April 17, 2014) Undefeated and top rated heavyweights BRYANT "BY BY" JENNINGS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and MIKE "THE REBEL" PEREZ, fighting out of Cork, Ireland will clashin a WORLD BOXING COUNCIL ('WBC') HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR on_SATURDAY, MAY 24_, at the AMERICAN BANK CENTER in Corpus Christi, Texasand televised LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® beginning at 10:00 p.m.ET/PT, it was announced today jointly by K2 PROMOTIONS and GARY SHAWPRODUCTIONS. The winner of the 12-round bout will become the mandatory...

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The Fight Game With Jim Lampley Kicks Off Season Three With An All-new Edition Debuting Saturday, Ap...

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (12:05-12:35 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy(R) winner, who has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative ,engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing story lines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing.Saturday's show debuts immediately following the replay of the world welterweight title fight between Timothy Bradley Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at 11:00 p.m. Other HBO playdates: April 20 (10:15 a.m.), 22...

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Website Publisher Greg Leon Now CEO of Pascal Promotions

He gives hope to print guys, and web guys and Bronx residents. Greg Leon, publisher of the site Boxing Talk, has done pretty darn well for himself in the last few years, and upped his game a notch higher with word that he is now CEO of light heavyweight Jean Pascal's promotional company. He has been working for a few months now, he told me, on a deal announced on Wednesday, one which seems to give Pascal, the Haitian-born Canadian a good deal of leverage and autonomy. Basically, Pascal stays with promoter Yvon Michel, but is also working...

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Chris Arreola & Gang of Contenders in San Diego Gym

Mexico’s border is a mere five minutes away from the gym where Riverside’s Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola has trained the past few weeks. It’s walking distance to the wild and crazy town filled with cantinas, restaurants and night life that can make Las Vegas seem tame. So, how many times has Arreola crossed the border? Not one time, is the answer. “He’s afraid to go to Mexico,” said welterweight contender Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez on Thursday. “He says he stands out too much because he’s so big.” Instead...

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Is Bullet-Proof

How many things in life are actually bullet-proof? I would venture to say not many, but in sports there are a few things that really are bullet-proof and can't miss. The Super Bowl is bullet-proof. By that I mean it doesn't matter which two teams play in it, it's going to draw the biggest television audience of the year. The tickets will be more money this year than they were last year and the commercials will also be more expensive than they were for last years' game. There will be parties at residences and restaurants everywhere the day...

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Mauricio Herrera To Fight on Canelo Undercard July 12

He didn't get love on the cards, but he did from the masses. Mauricio Herrera proved to the world that his ring skills are immense, and even though champion Danny Garcia retained his 140 pound straps in Puerto Rico last month, Herrera, the Cali based boxer, didn't see his standing in the sport drop. To the contrary, fight fans and keyboard tappers are keen to see him glove up again soon. So, I reached out to Herrera, to see what is next on the docket for the 33-year-old with the 20-4 (7KOs) record. "Look out for me July 12th," he told me....

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