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deepwater2:

Bravo. Job well done. I love westerns so that was a bonus.

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Radam G:

Sorri, but Ms. G and the kids won't be arriving until Sunday from Manila. It is summer school break in the P-Islands. The G kids and the G wifey will be hanging out and traveling with G me on U.S. mainland for the next month. And then we are off to Japan and China and back to the P-Islands.

I'm certain that we will be getting together one day sooner before later. Until then, hehe! Holla!

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riverside:

"Congrats. He earned it."

thanks Deep! we were crossing our fingers with the Canelo Vs Lara/ fight happening, Gomez wanted to bring us back soon! and so far everything falling in place, not in concrete yet, but looks like we will in on july 12th . Peterson posibble opponent.

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deepwater2:

"Very good"



Congrats. He earned it.

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riverside:

Very good

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deepwater2:

Big step up for him. He moved up in the world. I only remember two things about Leon, 1) I saw him at a fight in NY years back and he was handing out some website t shirts and arguing with people as well as smoking an entire pack of Newport's in about 10 minutes. Was it Vernon Paris vs Judah? I don't remember . 2) He leaked the results of the show Contender every season. Which wasn't cool. I liked those first few seasons.

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deepwater2:

If Oscar picked Floyd, Maidana might actually win. Oscar is still better at picking winners then Teddy Atlas though. Good to see Oscar back in the spotlight.

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dino da vinci:

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

That's good stuff!

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admin:

Yer good? Roast has given you some pointers? Need anything, email Editor Mike Fightwrite@gmail.com

"Good luck fellows. I hope I don't drop the baton with a bad case of bloggers block."

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oubobcat:

Arreola does appear to be taking this fight very seriously. When the fight was first made, I initially thought Stiverne would roll in the rematch much like he did the first time around. But now I am not so sure. As for Molina against Broner, I think a .5% chance of winning is extremely generous.

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dino da vinci:

"I'm down in San Diego, Cali, and I rushing to see the next WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world CRIS "The Nightmare, aka The Cali Crusher" Areola crush some life punching bags with eyeballs. Hehehe! Holla!"

I'm in LA, let's grab dinner later tonight. We can discuss 10-10 rounds. Bring Mrs. G and I'll bring Mrs. da V, what ya say?

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deepwater2:

Hey at least we can say Chris is being honest with himself.He looks to be in good shape. Should be a good fight. I would favor him over Wilder big time. I wonder if the bookies will even put out a line on Boner vs Molina. I give Molina a .5% chance of winning. This is as close to a fixed fight as you can get .

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Radam G:

Actually, it was 10 rounds and forced to be an 11 one in a Bruce Curry bout. The 13th round was somebody else. Holla!

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Radam G:

"Rad, I don't believe they ever implemented that. That was a Don King suggestion, which just goes to show you he never laced on a pair of gloves."

They did a time or two. Holla at Bruce Curry's recorded fight of that jive on Boxrec. And I heard that ESPN Classic is releasing the bout on Youtube. But I don't have time to check right now.

Little do I forget or jive up. Those darn nuns might be chasing me. And with them, it was always "KNOW before you BLOW. And if you forget, a punch upside your head, I'm going to throw."

I'm down in San Diego, Cali, and I'm rushing to see the next WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world CRIS "The Nightmare, aka The Cali Crusher" Areola crush some live punching bags with eyeballs. Hehehe! Holla!

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deepwater2:

"Yeah I just read that...another fight to look forward to.



When GGG gets done with Chavez Jr I wonder how much of Chavez will be left to promote."




Many good fights to look forward to. I hope this one gets made and no one pulls out. VL is way better then that guy TBA that GR Jr always fights.

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dino da vinci:

Rad, I don't believe they ever implemented that. That was a Don King suggestion, which just goes to show you he never laced on a pair of gloves.

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Radam G:

But with all the above scrapin' and slappin' and yappin,' I stand by my old-skool belief that a challenger needs to take the title, so anything close to even Stevens, he loses 100 percent of the time. Da Muthasucka should have come into dat squared jungle a DIME. He/she needs to convincingly kick behind. Any doubts go to the champion. Holla!

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oubobcat:

This could be a very interesting fight if it does come off. Russell has more pro experience but has fought nobody. As such, he has yet to be pushed or challenged as a pro. Lomachenko's credentials as an amateur are quite impressive. He does not have the professional experience on paper as Russell but the two opponents he has faced are far better than anyone Russell has faced to date. Oddly, it could be argued that with just his fight with Salido alone that he has gained more valuable experience as a pro than Russell.

Russell has the hand speed advantage but that's it. But he is going from the wading pool to the deep end of the ocean and that may be too much for him to handle all of a sudden. The better experience as a pro goes to Lomachenko and that along with his vast boxing skill set will carry him in this fight if it does come off.

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brownsugar:

"Turns out Gary Russell Jr. is indeed ready to face a real opponent.



Moments ago at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Fla., GBP won the anticipated WBO purse bid for the rights to stage the appointed Vasyl Lomachenko-Russell matchup to fill the WBO featherweight championship vacancy.



The LA-based promotional outfit outbid the Las Vegas-based Top Rank by the slimmest of margins -- $1,052,500 to $1,050,000.



The result comes as a bit of a surprise, too.



While GBP CEO Richard Schaefer had spoken of a strong desire to win the bid, many speculated -- in large part due to Russell's notoriously poor level of opposition -- that the 2008 US Olympian would forfeit the bid, and his mandatory rights, in order to avoid the two-time Olympic champion from Ukraine.



Instead -- or so it appears -- fight fans have an interesting fight on the horizon between two amateur standouts.



The news comes in the wake of reports of uber-adviser Al Haymon's courtship of Top Rank cash cow Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.



Stay tuned..."






Yeah I just read that...another fight to look forward to.



When GGG gets done with Chavez Jr I wonder how much of Chavez will be left to promote.

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Radam G:

"Some time ago Larry Merchant said, Pacquiao is the P4P King because he's also exciting.

Really? We are going to change things on the fly, are we? Shadow, if you haven't noticed, Radam is insane. He is either in a Maximum Adult Corrections Institution, working for the warden, and has unlimited internet access or he's a trust fund baby from an amazingly wealthy Asian family, where he may have been left on the doorstep. And while he's crazy in a lovable way, he's still crazy.

I may be the only one alive who has read every Ring magazine, Boxing Illustrated, Boxing News and hundreds of unreadable, horribly written boxing books up to 1975 and have never once read an even round goes to the champion. If so, boy, would boxing history have been different.

Champ's Corner: Just keep it close champ, remember, you're the champ. Slow it down champ, you don't have to win the round, just don't lose it.



Congratulations, we've just entered Bizarro's world."


DDV! Hehehehehehehehehehehehe! C'mon, dude! Be nice!

I've read, heard from the eyewitnesses, not earwitnesses and saw tons of films and video tapes of the reality of the actuality. And I have even witness the game in action with my own eyeballs and memory from 1978. I can't remember Jack before then, except for sitting on laps of the boxing and entertainment famous and getting my baby Radam G peepee on. Hehehe!

Now that I mentioned the above. There was a time in the late 1970s when if a fight was a draw after 12 or 15 rounds, the corrupted powers that be would order another round to settle it all.

Matter of fact, one of my first boksing memory is of Texan Bruce Curry winning a bout in an extra round -- the 13th round.

Boxing has tried everything to stop the cheats. Holla!

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The Shadow:

"Some time ago Larry Merchant said, Pacquiao is the P4P King because he's also exciting.

Really? We are going to change things on the fly, are we? Shadow, if you haven't noticed, Radam is insane. He is either in a Maximum Adult Corrections Institution, working for the warden, and has unlimited internet access or he's a trust fund baby from an amazingly wealthy Asian family, where he may have been left on the doorstep. And while he's crazy in a lovable way, he's still crazy.

I may be the only one alive who has read every Ring magazine, Boxing Illustrated, Boxing News and hundreds of unreadable, horribly written boxing books up to 1975 and have never once read an even round goes to the champion. If so, boy, would boxing history have been different.

Champ's Corner: Just keep it close champ, remember, you're the champ. Slow it down champ, you don't have to win the round, just don't lose it.



Congratulations, we've just entered Bizarro's world."


Hey, not saying it's the way it should be. I definitely defer to your knowledge on the topic. All I said was that was MY interpretation of that championship advantage we always seem to hear about.

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Radam G:

"So it's not just me. Just shows how subjective it all is.



I wonder whether commissioners tell their judges about how to deal with this particular conundrum? Is the issue of championship advantage ever brought up, in any form?"




This New Jack version of the game is getting more and more screwed up. And the robberies are getting WORSE.



When the old-skool game just had the referee judging, you had less robberies -- even race robberies. Ninety-five percent of referees held a stiff upper lip and didn't give an ant's arse about your race or a dumb-@$$, inciting crowds. More of the time, the ref was a newspaper editor-in-chief, or a local cop or FBI dude anyway.



When the game had the referee and two judges judging the fighting you had an increase of robberies. And 90 percent of the time, it was the two-blind judges getting it WRONG.



Since the game has come to having three judges exclusively scoring the fights, you have had the most bizarre robberies in the history of the stink -- I mean sweet -- science.



If ev'ybodee and dey momma truthfully, really wanted fairness. The computer geniuses from my G-Fam can fix that in a New York minute, a Martian second.



There nonochips that be put into the boxing gloves that will never get a scoring punch WRONG. And the nanochips can even signal to the Lawrence Coles -- I mean referees -- when they have missed an illegal shot.



We have the STEM for every darn thing under the sun nowadays. And the G-Fam is in on it and will book ya' up, hook ya' up and even look ya' up! Hehehe! Holla!

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dino da vinci:

Some time ago Larry Merchant said, Pacquiao is the P4P King because he's also exciting.

Really? We are going to change things on the fly, are we? Shadow, if you haven't noticed, Radam is insane. He is either in a Maximum Adult Corrections Institution, working for the warden, and has unlimited internet access or he's a trust fund baby from an amazingly wealthy Asian family, where he may have been left on the doorstep. And while he's crazy in a lovable way, he's still crazy.

I may be the only one alive who has read every Ring magazine, Boxing Illustrated, Boxing News and hundreds of unreadable, horribly written boxing books up to 1975 and have never once read an even round goes to the champion. If so, boy, would boxing history have been different.

Champ's Corner: Just keep it close champ, remember, you're the champ. Slow it down champ, you don't have to win the round, just don't lose it.



Congratulations, we've just entered Bizarro's world.

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The Shadow:

"I'm riding with the CHAMPION always getting the close nod. No challenger can punk-and-bytch fight and expect for his arse to be given an advantage.

You have to TAKE the belt, not just fight for it. Holla!"


So it's not just me. Just shows how subjective it all is.

I wonder whether commissioners tell their judges about how to deal with this particular conundrum? Is the issue of championship advantage ever brought up, in any form?

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Radam G:

NO! I'm not a follower of MMA/UFC. Holla!

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Radam G:

War is hell! And even a tie -- in boxing known as a draw -- is always for the champion to keep the belt. Holla!

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Radam G:

"Perhaps. But that's just my interpretation of the championship advantage. I'm just an armchair judge, thankfully! :)"

I'm riding with the CHAMPION always getting the close nod. No challenger can punk-and-bytch fight and expect for his arse to be given an advantage.

You have to TAKE the belt, not just fight for it. Holla!

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dino da vinci:

Look, let's pretend the godson of a dictatorial self-appointed-for-life president of a sanctioning organization strips a real champion, in order for godson to fight a guy who barely has a pulse for the now vacant title. Godson wins. You're fighting godson next. Why on gods earth does he get the ties? Red Sox win the World Series and they are recognized as world champions. They playing any extra inning ball games this year?

Gotta tell ya, for an overall intelligent group of guys, you are missing the boat on this. Big time.:mad:

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The Shadow:

"And you'd be wrong in doing so."

Perhaps. But that's just my interpretation of the championship advantage. I'm just an armchair judge, thankfully! :)

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The Shadow:

"I think the UFC people were smart to cap bouts at 25 minutes, maximum.

A lot of people beefed when boxing went from 15 to 12 rounds for title fights, but I remember Ring historian Herbert G. Goldman predicting that any future changes would continue the downward trend. New technologies seem to have reduced our attention span.

It's a funny thing about "time." It's quantifiable but also subjective. A robust 12-round fight, e.g., Barrera-Morales (pick one), goes by in a snap. A fight with mostly posing and/or clinching seemingly takes forever.

A British writer (I forget his name) likened watching a really dull fight to standing on a train platform on a frigid day awaiting a late-arriving train."


It really does. A 12-round fight is really 12 battles in one, by virtue of the scoring system, where different stories can unfold, which lends itself well to riveting drama.

The original UFC bouts -- intrigued by the barbaric violence, I remember buying a UFC DVD in London featuring Ken Shamrock -- were really just long and boring unless it was a mismatch. Then it would end spectacularly. (But isn't that the case in boxing also?)

I think this is why they cut it from 30 minutes of continuity to avoid the dreadful monotony of hugging.

Even as I practiced BJJ, which I started about six years ago, and could gain an artistic appreciation for their grappling, it's still boring as hell. Just like soccer is fun to play but boring to watch.

MMA is ever-evolving but seems to finding its identity nicely.

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