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ArneK.:

This is a very intriguing list that spawned some very sharp responses. Having said that, I have to question the inclusion of Jack Sharkey. I guess one could say that he had bad luck when he fought Dempsey -- he forgot the admonition to "protect yourself at all times" and got nailed in a fight he was winning -- but I always thought that Sharkey went as far as he could and benefited by competing in an era when his division was weak.

If I were to make a list, I'd be tempted to include James J. Jeffries. He left the sport when he was at the top of his game, was idle for almost six years, and then had his defining fight, a match against Jack Johnson where he stunk up the joint. As a result, some people would come to lump him with the hopeless White Hopes of his era when -- taking his full career into consideration -- he was head-and-shoulders above any of them.

Do I believe that Jeffries in his his prime would have defeated Jack Johnson? Absolutely not. But he would have been more competitive and one can easily build a case that Jack Johnson was the greatest of them all.

It's not a good analogy because Jeffries' career was so brief by comparison, but if one chooses to judge him solely by his performance against Jack Johnson, then we can define Muhammad Ali by his hollow effort against Larry Holmes -- and needless to say, that would be wrong, wrong, wrong.

Did I miss something here? Did the Commish weigh-in with his top ten in another thread? I'm interested in seeing it.

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The Commish:

DDV--I remember those days of the "Wacko Twins" very well. As aLongIslander, I covered both of their Long Island contenders--Gerry Cooney & Howard Davis Jr.

"Maximize profit and minimize risk," is what one of the "Wacko Twins"--Dennis Rappaport--would consistently preach. As for Victor Valle, Cooney's trainer, he had been a lightweight contender in an around WWII. He had trained a few of Rappaport's other fighters, and both Rappaport and his partner--Mike Jones--thought highly of Valle's training ability. However, I wasn't among the Valle rooters. I wanted to see Long Island localite Gil Clancy or Eddie Futch train Cooney.

As Arne related a few posts back, Futch thought very highly of Cooney and believed, to his dying day, that Cooney could have--and should have--been heavyweight champion. But the "Wacko Twins" were so enamored with Valle, that they drilled it into their young heavywweight that Valle was the most underrated trainer in boxing and the best possible man to hone and sharpen his skills. Such was not the case. Combined with the "Wacko Twins'" blueprint for a march to the title was Valle's holding Cooney back and rejecting many possible opponents. The worst thing they collectively did was allow him to sit on the sidelines after destroying Ken Norton in under one minute, then allowing him to go straight from that fight into a 15-rounder over a year later against one of history's best heavyweight champions, Larry Holmes.

"I just wasn't ready," says Cooney of his title shot against Holmes. "But I was just the fighter. My managers and my trainer, all of whom I trusted, told me this is how it was going to be. They told me I would be fighting for the most money ever paid to a title challenger, and that I should stick to the fighting and let them doing everything else. I did. I shouldn't have."

Yes, I remember those days of "Tic, tic, tic" and "Next question" very well. The "Wackos" comvinced Cooney that tthose in the media were his enemies and detractors. He disliked me for the longest time. Now, ironically, we have a much different place in each other's life.

In 2009, Cooney and I were teamed as broadcast partners on the two shows per week we host on SiriusXM Radio. Since that time, we have become best friends. He and his lovely wife, Jennifer, came to my youngest daughter's wedding. Cooney has told me many stories about his career, including his bout against alcoholism, which he hid so well from the boxing world. It is some of these stories I will be detailing in my book, "Glove Affair."

Gerry Cooney knows what he could have been and what he was. He and Larry Holmes are almost inseparable. Cooney has no regrest about the past, but rather, excitement for his future.

I love Mondays and Fridays. Those are the days I get to sit in the biggest, most gorgeous radio studios in the world with my big buddy and talk two hours of boxing to a multitude of listeners.

I watch in amazement as traffic gets snarled when we cross the street because drivers recognize Cooney and jump out of their cars to shake his hand...to get an autograph...to take his picture.

As for charity work, Cooney does more in a month than most of us do in a lifetime.

He did not become a world champion in the boxing ring, but, in every other way, Gerry Cooney is a champion extraordinaire.

-Randy G.

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dino da vinci:

Our goal is to get all people paid by this afternoon. We will also be posting the points in the Random Topics section later today. Please make Editor Mike aware of your contact info. Thank you.

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Skibbz:

"I have to say that I have no bones with what HBO, Showtime, or the PPV monsters are doing at all. There is a simple reason they charge what they do, because we keep paying for it as a public. They know that the public will moan, cry, beg, and whine about the 69.99 Mayweather fight but at the end of the day 1.4 million of us still buy it. So moan, cry, beg, and whine is all we do. I can guarantee you in any business, if people stop patronizing to a point where they don't make good money from it, they will change. As I have said in several posts, one of the sad parts of this society is that we do not mobilize for a common cause. We tweet, we talk about it on our time line, we put on a hoodie but by in large we don't DO anything.

I do think we are reaching a point where the beauty of capitalism is going to show up and the usurping of an expensive system that does not please people will be undercut by a better product."


All the tweeting, sitting on the backside browsing the internet has made the global population much lazier, and more importantly more accepting of what they're given. Those that make the song n dance necessary to bring about change are labelled madmen and scaremongers to be ostracized from the world. Business is big and those in control of the strings only wish to expand their wallets and power. Average Joe on his own or grouped en masse can not have the same effect as he once did.... Starting to sound like one of those mad men myself.


@Aseng it's a cracking deal. Saturday night till Sunday morning i'll be watching many fights on BoxNation, although Buncy does get a bit erratic when the clock reaches 4am and he hasn't had a wink... Still, it adds to the entertainment!

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Skibbz:

Congratulations to BrownSugar. I must admit your posts are one of the most enjoyable to read on the forums and I can always learn something from reading them. Congrats to the runners up too, but no one could take the prize from Suges this round. I wonder what we're going to see in the next half month, no doubt great posts from all the community! Keep it up gents.

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The Good Doctor:

I have to say that I have no bones with what HBO, Showtime, or the PPV monsters are doing at all. There is a simple reason they charge what they do, because we keep paying for it as a public. They know that the public will moan, cry, beg, and whine about the 69.99 Mayweather fight but at the end of the day 1.4 million of us still buy it. So moan, cry, beg, and whine is all we do. I can guarantee you in any business, if people stop patronizing to a point where they don't make good money from it, they will change. As I have said in several posts, one of the sad parts of this society is that we do not mobilize for a common cause. We tweet, we talk about it on our time line, we put on a hoodie but by in large we don't DO anything.

I do think we are reaching a point where the beauty of capitalism is going to show up and the usurping of an expensive system that does not please people will be undercut by a better product.

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dino da vinci:

"Many years ago, likely 1983, I had the privilege of a long leisurely dinner with the late, great trainer Eddie Futch -- just the two of us. One of the questions that I posed to Eddie concerned Gerry Cooney. At the mention of his name, Futch's eyes lit up and he said "I wish I'd had him." The way that he said it told me two things: he wasn't referring to Cooney's marketability and he wasn't patronizing the white guy across the table from him (me). Eddie saw flaws in Cooney that he thought he could have corrected.



Futch was well-qualified to give an assessment. He and the old master Ray Arcel had trained Holmes for the Cooney fight. Cooney had two more important fights after my dinner with Futch and was destroyed in both, by Michael Spinks and then -- after a long layoff -- by George Foreman. So perhaps not even Futch could have melded him into a champion. We'll never know.



One thing we know for certain is that if Cooney had won the title, he would have lifted boxing to heights not seen since the heyday of Jack Dempsey. The outdoors arena at Caesars Palace was too small to accommodate Holmes-Cooney. It was expanded by seven thousand seats to 32,000. According to the New York Times, the closed-circuit telecast at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey drew 52,974 paid!



Yes, there was undeniably an ugly undercurrent of racism, but Cooney's popularity owed to more than his pigmentation. He had the "it" factor. The camera liked him and he came across as the sort of down-to-earth fellow that would make a good neighbor.



Regarding the Shadow's contribution to this thread...yes, many boxers had less experience than Cooney before they were thrust into a title fight. But many of these individuals -- including the two that you mention -- had international amateur experience. A fellow who competes against Cubans and Eastern Europeans at the amateur level is far more ready for a big fight than a fellow who does it the old- fashioned way, climbing the ladder in 4-, 6-, and 8-round bouts. As for your question, I'm U.S. born, specifically Brooklyn, and yes my roots are Scandinavian (Danish)."




Arne, thank you. Great input. One of the many things I look at is how a fighter is changed by their first official loss. Also their first true loss. And even bigger, if they were legitimately losing, what did they do to try to rescue their undefeated record while there was still time to. I believe no one has ever attempted any research in this area and it might be applicable to other sports as well. Not as much probably, because if you lose in tennis, then the opponent beat your skills. In boxing (& MMA) the opponent beat YOU, your very being!

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ArneK.:

Amen to Editor Mike: "Give Our Wallets a Break."

Have PPV prices increased faster than inflation? I'm not sure, but the fight that produced the biggest advance buzz of the 1980s, Tyson vs. Spinks in 1988, was priced at $30-$35 in the New England market. Those that waited until the final three days paid the higher tariff.

In horseracing, declining revenues led track operators to increase their prices in the form of higher pari-mutuel takeouts. All that did was compound the problem.
It resulted in more lost patronage.

I'm sure the PPV executives involved in boxing know more than me when it comes to pricing their merchandise to maximize profitability, but I can't help but think that their "greed" is one big reason why boxing in the U.S. and Canada has slipped out of the mainstream.

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brownsugar:

Thanks Commish...RG, and Amayseng... I Appreciate your acknowledgement.. Every dog has his day.

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ArneK.:

Many years ago, likely 1983, I had the privilege of a long leisurely dinner with the late, great trainer Eddie Futch -- just the two of us. One of the questions that I posed to Eddie concerned Gerry Cooney. At the mention of his name, Futch's eyes lit up and he said "I wish I'd had him." The way that he said it told me two things: he wasn't referring to Cooney's marketability and he wasn't patronizing the white guy across the table from him (me). Eddie saw flaws in Cooney that he thought he could have corrected.

Futch was well-qualified to give an assessment. He and the old master Ray Arcel had trained Holmes for the Cooney fight. Cooney had two more important fights after my dinner with Futch and was destroyed in both, by Michael Spinks and then -- after a long layoff -- by George Foreman. So perhaps not even Futch could have melded him into a champion. We'll never know.

One thing we know for certain is that if Cooney had won the title, he would have lifted boxing to heights not seen since the heyday of Jack Dempsey. The outdoors arena at Caesars Palace was too small to accommodate Holmes-Cooney. It was expanded by seven thousand seats to 32,000. According to the New York Times, the closed-circuit telecast at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey drew 52,974 paid!

Yes, there was undeniably an ugly undercurrent of racism, but Cooney's popularity owed to more than his pigmentation. He had the "it" factor. The camera liked him and he came across as the sort of down-to-earth fellow that would make a good neighbor.

Regarding the Shadow's contribution to this thread...yes, many boxers had less experience than Cooney before they were thrust into a title fight. But many of these individuals -- including the two that you mention -- had international amateur experience. A fellow who competes against Cubans and Eastern Europeans at the amateur level is far more ready for a big fight than a fellow who does it the old- fashioned way, climbing the ladder in 4-, 6-, and 8-round bouts. As for your question, I'm U.S. born, specifically Brooklyn, and yes my roots are Scandinavian (Danish).

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amayseng:

congrats...

wait, what about the boxing channel winners?


boy the boxing channel is the bastard child of the TSS, always forgotten...

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The Commish:

Congratulations to Deepwater2, Gibola & BrownSugar. Those posts were indeed terrific!

And great job to tR for the splendid job he did as Moderator.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"Yeah, I'd like to see it, too! Who co-wrote the system, Duane Ford?"

Hehehe! Funny as heck. Holla!

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The Commish:

Nice going on this post, Shadow! This one brought back memories of the "Persuasive Speaking" and "Persuasive Writing" courses I told you I took in college.



However, this topic was kind of like the cover lines we used to come up with during my years as an editor at World & International Boxing Magazine and my years at Ring Magazine:



"The One Man Roberto Duran is Afraid Of"



"The Night Muhammad Ali Cried"



Thomas Hearns: "I Will Knock Out Sugar Ray Within Three Rounds"



Exclusive: "I Will Do to Ali what I Did to Duane Bobick," by Ken Norton



Joe Louis: "Larry Holmes is the Greatest Heavyweight Champion Ever"



"The Man Muhammad Ali Refuses to Fight"



Joe Frazier Pleads: "Give Me One More Shot at Clay"



And now there's:



"Why Magic Malignaggi Beats Floyd Mayweather"



You made me buy the magazine with that one, Shadow. I would have bought it anyway, but that one cover line sold me.

That's what me, Steve Farhood, Peter King, Dan Shocket, Gary Morgenstein, Bill Apter and later what me and Bert Sugar used to do in preparation for next month's magazine.



You teased us on that one. However, you also have to sell it. Really sell it. Tell us WHY Malignaggi will beat Mayweather. Tell me WHY Malignaggi hits so much harder than Money May. Give us an example or two of his crushing power. Tell us WHY the speed and movement of Malignaggi is superior to the speed and movement of Mayweather. Tell us WHY Malignaggi's experience will lead him to victory.



Tell us.



Then sell us!



SELL IT!



-Randy G.

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Radam G:

Congrats dudes. Holla!

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Radam G:

"You are crazy RG... Instigating that man like that.... I don't know what the simian premating ritual response was all about... I would assume that homosapians would just ask for a number instead of destroying property... Funny story."

Hehehe! The fun in-da-gym craziness of the game's culture never stop or surprises. Ev'ybodee and dey momma are mad crazy wif ' it. Holla!

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leon30001:

Yes...and, oh I don't know, let's say...Monte Barrett, would beat Klitschko, because, - let me think for a minute - he, uh, has better ring generalship and brings some...intangibles. You heard it here first!

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stormcentre:

"I think Paulie has hurt his hands so much that he rarely throws anything but arm punches. Or he is lying about the hands being hurt and he just naturally doesn't have the power to trade with guys. He does have a very nice jab and shifty footwork. But I think Abner Mares has a better shot at hurting MM than Paulie does Shadow. I know you know your stuff but I just don't see it. Paulie can box real well but I dont see how he can hurt Mayweather. I thought I saw Mayweather countering Guerrero with so much more confidence than he was against Cotto or even Canelo and I think it was because he was less worried about the power. And Paulie will box circles around Guerrero, but my point being is that Mayweather is too good to try and outbox without making him feel the vulnerability of the knockout."

Paulie aint hurting Mayweather - you have it right.

Paulie doesn’t have the power, belief, defence, or big time experience to beat Floyd.

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brownsugar:

As much as I enjoy watching Floyd fight and do intend to watch this one on may 3rd... I would appreciate a little promotion from Golden Boy.
At least act like you want my cash.
This has got to be the most laid back promotion ever.

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brownsugar:

"He was straight up jiving and conniving, The Shadow. It is a boksing thing that we talk syet and double jive. It seems real or serious to the guys not in poop of out loop.

One time I came into the gym with a 6-foot tall long-legged, big booty blond mamma-jamma. Bad-@$$ hamma!

Oliver McCall was in the ring warming up and talking how he was getting ready to beat up sparring-joke David Bey.

My blondy sweetie started eyeballing O-Mac -- as I called him - in a flirtatious way. He jumped outta the ring, gave his trainer an eye blink and told him to take off the gloves. When the trainer took off the gloves, McCall started screaming that the blondy wanted him.

My grinning, big-teeth arse told him to settle down, because she is my company and just wanted see some boxers. Then dude went off. Picked up a rubbed down/exercise table and threw it down.

He started kicking chairs, medicine balls, gloves and picked up plastic water bottles and started throwing them near the blond. She kept flirting with him and grinning. I was perplexed. Then dude staring tell me that he was going to whup a Pinoy's arse because "da doll wants me, lil' man."

I said "settle down, clown! Why you tearing up syet and acting crazy, MAN!"

"She's with me," I continued.

She pointed her finger toward him, and said, "The joke is on you, hahaha, while quickly turning her finger to me.

The dame was in on the joke from the jump. But I was such a gigolo-whoring cat for the XX-chromosome type that any nice, fine damsel near the gym was in like Flynn. And after workout I was really to sin.

Serious, true story, The Shadow! In the past, I told this whole Universe a quadrillion times that D2 -- actually than deep water -- was a fightah and new writah not meaning harm. Get him time, and he will be a communicating dime.

See, The Shadow, a lot of the readers here don't know our small, tight boksing community -- jive, funny, shady, sleazy and a pure paradox.

Newbies still get upset at me for writing in boksing colloquialism. From the jump, they believe that I'm attacking Afrikan-AmerKano or that I'm a wannabe black Kano, because they don't know the origin of boxing slanguage, diction and jive. And that the black fighters who didn't make it big in pugilism went to the music industry with boxing terms. Terms and slangs from boxing is heavily into pop culture.

And D2 is the atypical pug who was jiving about punching anybody to the mug. He would much rather teach and give you a loving-bear hug.

Don't forget how SCLA Ali and I would go after one another. I would tell him that I will be rolling in his hood to pimp punch him, and make him make a sandmich , and go and get a bean pie. Holla at my old archives. And don't forget how B-Sug and I would get jiggy with the smack talk. And it is all part of the boksing culture. Holla!"



You are crazy RG... Instigating that man like that.... I don't know what the simian premating ritual response was all about... I would assume that homosapians would just ask for a number instead of destroying property... Funny story.

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stormcentre:

"You might be right . I'm rooting for Oscar to come out of this ok. I was a big fan of his and enjoyed his fights .He really put on a great show and fought the best. I really believe he wants to end the Cold War with top rank and make the best fights to help the sport. When he formed GBP he brought in Hopkins,Barerra,Mosley,Hatton and Wright and wanted an outfit run by fighters to elevate the sport. This is America ,the land of second chances. He can come back from that coke stuff like a lot of people do."

Yes, despite it all I agree too.

I think Oscar will come out OK.

He still can recover from it all, but he needs to take it seriously, attend therapy, and come to grip with what he can't have.

All of which he seems to understand and is doing.

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stormcentre:

The thing is, when you have a defence . . . . one that is as watertight as Floyd's . . . . .



YOU (usually) chose when the meaningful exchanges take place.



This renders high volume punchers practically useless and embarrassed.



And Maidana, he doesn't even have a defence - dude doesn't even move his head.



I doubt he hits any harder than Alvarez, so talk that his power is going to be the big equalizer is, in my humble opinion, rubbish.



Doesn't mean I don't respect anybody else's (opinion) though.

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brownsugar:

Therefore e Roast;49588]This was way tougher to decide. So many good ones, here we go.

#3 $100 Deepwater2 from the thread Canelo-Lara? post #13 on 4/9
"If the Angulo that fought Lara fought Canelo it wouldn't have been such a one sided beating. Lara ruined Angulo, he busted his eye and made the dog quit. Once you quit in boxing you are never the same. He is a broken perro now..."

I couldn't agree more, nice post Deep.

#2 $300 Gibola from the thread Stevenson pulls a Mayweather like move. Post # 12 on 4/4
"That Ray Leonard sure didn't understand business decisions. He could have done with PBF at his shoulder to advise him. Back in 1981 he was at the top of his game like PBF is today. Sugar Ray need to have learned a lesson from the needless risks he took in going through the Duran fights..."

I love sarcasm. I think this post sparked me to write some good stuff too. Thanks Gibola.

#1 $500 BrownSugar from the thread What Boxing loses if Manny Pacquiao loses. Post #13 on 4/5
"To me the sport of boxing is like a living organism. There is always going to be a dying off and a renewal process when the great ones leave. What Paq has released into the boxing universe will be recycled and resurrected by at least one of the thousands of young fighters who joined the game because of his influence. The vacancy he leaves will be filled by those he inspired..."

This kind of writing is why Brownsugar is the man.

It was tough to choose between one and two. I liked them both so much. I had a great time being the moderator for the past fifteen days and I would do it again if asked. Not for a few months hopefully. I'll need to recharge and let some of our other great readers have a chance. I'd like to thank EM and everyone behind the scenes for giving the Roast a chance to run the show. Thanks to everyone who posted. You guys are all great. I now give way to the great Arne K Lang. Goodnight Maria wherever you are....

I'm honored Roast ...thank you. Although I tried I wasn't expecting it. Its good to be in the winners seat again.......but truly ......the stuff I read from the co-winners you mentioned ( among others ) always look better in my eyes
The Roasts late night banter alone is worthy of a sitcom .
And all this after I gave you an honorable mention #9 and seated you in the back of the perverbial bus. I'm surprised I'm on the list at all.
Let it be known this pick was no favor,.......the Roast is a man of unique quality and integrity.
I encourage the rest of the field to keep posting. There are going to be a wide variety of winners and many opportunities for other readers to be recognised before this thing is over. I tip my sweat stained hoody to the TSS and congratulate the winners yet to come in advance.


Winners email Editor Mike at Fightwrite@gmail.com"

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The Shadow:

"I love posts with a little meat on them. Who was it who said, "There's not a good book thick enough and a cup of tea big enough".

Well, some different winners, that's cool. This last two weeks caught me during a busy cycle. I'm sure I missed some great stuff. Hope to catch up.

@The Roast. And are you now going to share with us the 'da Roast Modified Scoring System' as so we don't end up with scores like the two lame ducks that scored the Bryan Vasquez v Jose Felix fight ended up with?"


Yeah, I'd like to see it, too! Who co-wrote the system, Duane Ford?

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dino da vinci:

I remember being at an open workout for Cooney at Caesars Palace prior to the Holmes fight. One of those twins was Dennis Rappaport. Dennis took the mic, and started 'tic tic tic...tic tic tic.' He explained how that was the sound of a clock and when they measured Gerry several weeks earlier, he was 6' 5", and a short time later they measured him and he was 6'6". He went on about how he's still growing and only god knows how tall he'd be on fight night. Not seeing how that was relevant to reality and skillsets, when it was time for questions I brought out points about Cooney's last three opponents and how could he really feel he was ready for Holmes at that time?

Dennis looks at me, slight pause, and says 'next question'.

But to answer the question, yes, management botched the Cooney situation. Gerry was anywhere from three to five fights and a real trainer away from being heavyweight champion. If memory serves correctly, Victor Valle was his trainer at the time. And while I know Victor had some disciples, I know of at least one detractor.

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dino da vinci:

"Cool ;) I'll try to stay brief from now on. Hehe...

Roast, did you twist your ankle?"


I love posts with a little meat on them. Who was it who said, "There's not a good book thick enough and a cup of tea big enough".

Well, some different winners, that's cool. This last two weeks caught me during a busy cycle. I'm sure I missed some great stuff. Hope to catch up.

@The Roast. And are you now going to share with us the 'da Roast Modified Scoring System' as so we don't end up with scores like the two lame ducks that scored the Bryan Vasquez v Jose Felix fight ended up with?

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SouthPawFlo:

In response to "Old Man Arum," who can Floyd Possibly fight right now that wouldnt be a huge underdog against him???



I do agree that Chino is at Best a "B" fighter but how many A+ guys are campaigning at 147???







How many times is Oscar gonna say he "Coulda" beaten Floyd, let it go please.....

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Radam G:

No way that GC was supposed to be in that squared jungle at the time that he was there. He was rushed and pressured because of the stupid-arse "Rocky" movie. Toddler Radam remember that fiasco. The sickness of those times, even had the champ Holmes introduced first, instead of second as tradition calls for.



I could not understand why GC was being fed to superbad Holmes as a "White hopelessness"



That was a fight for the hope of the then "Old ol' boy Club," not GC. He was used as a Tar baby -- thrown into a fate of hope of repressive powers gunning to make things as they were or bring in a new-coming world order.



Illuminati stuff. Holla!

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The Good Doctor:

Can you get hooked after you have watched fights for years and years and years? I had been watching boxing since I was teenager and did not miss many fights on the tube. It was weird but the fight that really got me emotionally involved was Diaz-Marquez 1. I was never really into talking that much about it or into posting on message boards until after that fight and I have no idea why.



I do know that it is one of the greatest "firefights" I have ever seen and is often looked past when talking about best fights over last 20 years. This was a fight where both fighters maintained a 90 punch per round output for what equated to 8.5 rounds. It also saw a 36 year old man who averaged 50 punches a round for the preceding 3 years before the fight, come close to doubling that output with someone that was a decent fighter and 10 years his junior.



Don't know why it got me but it did. A few other fights that stick out for me: Tyson-Berbick, Hagler-Hamsho(saw the replay), Foreman-Moorer, Mayweather-Chico, Cotto-Quintana

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The Shadow:

"I am! it's all good. Dont let my a.d.d scorn you!"

Cool ;) I'll try to stay brief from now on. Hehe...

Roast, did you twist your ankle?

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"HISTORY AT THE CAPITOL" BERNARD HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) - Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. worked out for media members at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The SHOWTIME tripleheader headlined by future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov in an epic light heavyweight world championship unification. Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200...

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Battle Hymn - Part 9: Gone to Glory

Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along. —Gwendolyn Brooks Anyone looking for Aaron Wade in the early 1970s could find him at the Anchor Rescue Mission, a storefront church located at 1253 McAllister Street. It was in the Fillmore district, only a few blocks from the flat he rented thirty years before. Much had changed. Between 1940 and 1970, the black population in San Francisco shot up from 4,846 to 96,078. In 1956, a federally-funded urban renewal project began in the Fillmore that saw large...

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Watch "Maravilla" At Tribeca, Get Chance To Win Martinez-Cotto Tix

PRESS RELEASE "MARAVILLA" PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS MOVIEGOERS CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO SERGIO MARTINEZ VS. MIGUEL COTTO AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WHAT: To kick off the premiere of "MARAVILLA," at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, lucky moviegoers will have a chance to win tickets to the Martinez vs. Cotto championship fight. As a special gift to lucky fans who purchase tickets to the "MARAVILLA" film premiere, three pairs of fight tickets will be given away to the Martinez vs. Cotto bout taking...

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Collazo Supporting Nephcure Foundation

LUIS COLLAZO SUPPORTING NEPHCURE FOUNDATION ONCE AGAIN IN VEGAS BATTLE VS. AMIR KHAN ON MAY 3 MAYWEATHER CARD LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2014)— Former WBA Welterweight World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will once again demonstrate his support for The NephCure Foundation when he meets Amir Khan in a critical confrontation May 3 as the co-featured bout on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. When he knocked out Victor Ortiz before his hometown fans Jan. 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Collazo entered the ring...

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Wbo Jr. Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov To Make First World Title Defense Against New York...

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO® --Tickets On Sale Thursday, April 24 at 10 A.M.-- BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) – World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®,...

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Provodnikov-Algieri Tix Info; Hopkins Weigh-In To Stream

WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED CHRIS ALGIERI SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO® --Tickets On Sale Next Thursday! April 24 at 10 A.M.-- BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) –World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product...

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Maidana and De La Hoya Talk About "The Moment," And More

Marcos Maidana told media taking part on a Wednesday afternoon conference call to hype his May 3 fight against super-skilled pugilist Floyd Mayweather that he isn't simply looking for a KO, and that yes, he wants to hurt Floyd with every punch, but that he is preparing for 12 rounds of boxing. I asked if a KO was the only route a win, and he said that people thought he could only beat Adrien Broner by KO, but that he won by decision. The Argentine fighter, coming off a career-best win, over Mayweather-lite Broner, holds a 35-3 (31 KOs)...

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Pay-Per-Views: LESS IS MORE, Give Our Wallets A Break!

So I clicked the "power" button on my remote control on Saturday night, and brought up the program guide, and scrolled down to the 300s, where the pay-per-view offerings lie. I went past the true red light district, the filthy titles, and settled on the In Demand region. I found that Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Top Rank/HBO PPV offering, gulped at the $69 price tag and pressed "buy and record." I could have not done that. But I'm a fight fan, and enjoy watching the biggest bouts, and beyond that, I am duty bound to do so, as the editor...

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Danny Jacobs Added To Showtime Announce Team For DC Card

MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER DANIEL JACOBS TO SERVE AS SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® GUEST ANALYST FOR THIS SATURDAY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER Saturday, April 19, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) Immediately Following Episode 1 Premiere of ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) – Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs is trading in his gloves for a microphone, at least for one night. The inspirational cancer survivor will serve as guest analyst for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME...

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Looks Like Mikey Garcia Is Fighting His Promoter, Top Rank

During a Tuesday early evening phone call, trainer Robert Garcia said brother Mikey is looking, perhaps, at a July date, against TBD. The Cali based tutor talked to TSS about Marcos Maidanas' chances of beating Floyd Mayweather, and then we followed up with a question about lil bro Mikey, who holds the WBO super feather title. I asked Robert if the 26-year-old Mikey, who boasts a 34-0 record, would be looking to lock down a signature fight next, and, maybe, be seeking to step up his game where he's fighting more minutes of each round with...

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Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

Lot of people out there thinking he's got to land that lucky punch, that hail mary bomb delivered with bad intentions and a prayer. Lot of people thinking Marcos Maidana (35-3 with 31 KOs; age 3; on a four-fight winning streak) will be throwing nothing but bombs from second one against Floyd Mayweather on May 3 at the MGM, and on Showtime pay-per-view...but his trainer, Robert Garcia, tells me that isn't so. Yes, Garcia said during a Tuesday night phoner, Maidana has been training thus far with the intention of throwing about 120 punches a...

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Huge Heavys Charles Martin & Alex Flores Battle in Santa Monica Beach

A new promotion company has emerged in the boxing world and they’re coming with the big boys. King Sports intends to battle with the bigger kids on the block in the boxing world and they’re bringing gargantuan Charles Martin (15-0-1, 13 Kos) to fight the equally towering Alex Flores (14-0, 12 Kos) on Wednesday, April 16. The fight card takes place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The vacant WBO NABO heavyweight title will go to the winner. Investing in heavyweights has been a goal for several years by Michael King, who heads King...

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