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The Commish:

I used to detest ground and pound, but I now love watching it in the hope that a well-trained referee is in there to put an end to the fight the moment he deems a fighter's health at risk. The two things I have fought to keep out of MMA in the United States is the "12 to 6" elbow (which is like slamming a hammer into someone's face!) and soccer-style kicks to the head of a downed opponent.

Otherwise, where I once cringed at the sport, I now thoroughly enjoy it.

On another note, there is one guy in the UFC I would love to turn into a pure boxer--Frankie Edgar. He has hand speed, foot speed, outstanding upper body movement, great defense and a gas tank which never approaches empty. He also has a heart as big as his home state ofr New Jersey.

Do it, Frankie. Become a boxer. I guarantee you will make more money than you earn in MMA.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

Love those historical stories. Funny, I remember being bored to tears in high school when we discussed "The Renaissance" and "The French Revolution" and the "Byzantine Empire" (though I force-fed myself to digest all of it!). However, from the moment I learned about James J. Jeffries and Joe Gans and Battling Nelson and Jack Johnson and Bob Fitzsimmons, I was hooked.

Having been extensively throughout Nevada, I can picture "Tex" Rickard convincing those around him to put the Nelson-Gans fight in the middle of a steaming desert in early September--and actually drawing a crowd which was over five times as large as the population of the city itself.

No sport has the history and stories which boxing does.

It's nice and even important to learn about the Renaissance and the French Revolution and the Byzantine Empire. But for me, there are few things better than talking about, learning about and listening to stories about boxing--from any era.

-Randy G.

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The Shadow:

"Definitely so, but ironically, that only seems to strengthen the grip of some traditional formats - such as in soccer. 90 minutes games can easily be prolonged to 120 + penalties in cup competitions, and the audiences - worldwide, in the billions - just love it. When AIK and Djurgarden play in Stockholm, in a league that is ranked about no 25 in Europe, the stands are packed with 35 000 spectators, and chaos reigns. The quality of the game is mostly lousy, sometimes beyond the bearable, and people still love it. Its like a semi-religious ritual in which the spectators not only salute their teams and the love of the game, but also of all the games that ever have been played - and hence function as a sociologicial glue in a wider perspective.

That is what MMA is missing, and that is what MMA is trying to get: both history and a position in contemporary society. Boxing has always been considered the real deal, so anyone/anything trying to portray itself as the real deal has to, symbolically, kill its foremost competitor. Its not the boxing world that is obsessed with comparisons with MMA; its the other way around. Well, let them. 10-15 years ago, it was K1. 20-25 years ago, there was the ninjas. 30-35 years ago, we had karate, and before that: kung-fu. The trends have come, the trends have gone, and boxing is still here.

No, MMA is far from competing with boxing on a global level. In reality, its just big in clusters of the northern hemisphere, and mainly among the white middleclass. Sure, mainstream media in Sweden is also covering MMA way more than they are boxing. Its no coincidence. Our MMA stars are mostly white dudes who in looks and names reminds the reporters of themselves. Our boxers are 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants, with different names and colours, and from areas of our cities where no reporters wanna go. They get no coverage, but they exist - and they follow boxing in numbers that aren't analyzed but are very real."


Absolutely right all around. I know that for a fact. My brother in law who grew up in a rough side of Malm is the multiple-time Nordic heavyweight champion and he's black. Kinda looks like Ali, actually.

But that guy who just fought Jon Jones, he's of the different demographic, so you're right, they do exist.

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The Commish:

I am with Domenic on a "sleepy decision" by Hopkins, with him employing every trick--and then some--against Beibut Shumenov.

I will go with Shawn Porter to win a close decision in a fast-paced bout against the "Magic Man."

Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin will look sensational in stopping veteran Lukas Konecny in the seventh round.

-Randy G.

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Domenic:

I don't know squat about Shumenov other than he's had a Davey Moore-like run through the pro ranks so far (with a decorated amateur career). Hopkins won't do what Duran did to Moore, or Trinidad to Reid, but I'm guessing Hopkins strolls to a sleepy decision win. I'm going with the crafty vet Paulie to prevail by close decision.

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Domenic:

"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'm with you 100% Randy. I'm pulling for Cris big-time to avenge his loss to Stiverne, and thus get to Wilder-Arreola, which is a very compelling fight/attraction, with the winner getting a shot at WK. However, I'm not as confident as the consensus here in Arreola walking through this guy. In fact, I think Stiverne will win again, but I sincerely hope I'm wrong. As a fan of heavyweight boxing, being on the brink of a mini-resurgence is exciting, to say the least.

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The Commish:

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.

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Skibbz:

"The problem with MMA is that the talent is watered down.

I would venture out to say that 9/10 fighters are wrestlers who train mitts for a year, BJJ for another and
learn some muy tai in the process.

Boxers are masters of one discipline, the sweet science while most mma'ers are a master of none.

now, there are some guys who are legit BJJ disciples, or have studied an art their whole lives, but mainly most fighters are a mixed bag to be well rounded. Well that is good in all but you are getting competitive less quality fights between two guys who have spent most their lives wrestling and trying to include some stand up fighting, which ultimately leads to the ground, which becomes extraordinary boring for me. If a BJJ move is not locked in 20 seconds I am bored. I have studied and trained BJJ just to educate myself and I understand the importance of it, but still it is boring to watch when guys are laying on each other round after round.

In boxing you have guys like Floyd who have been boxing since they were 6, or GGG who has 300 amateur fights. Or Pac who has been pro since like what 16? Or Hopkins who has mastered the strength of boxing IQ to sustain not only a high level of boxing ability but remains a champion beating good young opponents and champions at the crazy age of 49. There could never be a champion in the UFC at 49.

To me boxing is superior because you are getting a master in his profession compared to most mma guys who are athletic wrestlers..

One thing Dana does correctly though is match competitive fights. Usually in his PPV's you get 6 bouts with about 3 being pretty exciting with back and forth, less skilled stand fighting.

I love all fighting but I can't remember the last time I actually watched ufc..."


Although I agree with what you say on the whole, some mma'ers are actually masters in a martial art or two. Fedor was the world #1 in samba several times and a medallist in the Russian Judo Champs. The only time I watched any MMA it was to watch Fedor. He was a great technician with phenomenal power in both hands. He went unbeaten for almost 10 years clearing anyone and everyone who would fight him. Mr Lesnar made sure to steer well clear of him although he wouldn't admit it.


But you're right in most of what you say. Anyone else hate the ability to ground and pound in MMA?

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The Commish:

The King: It is next-to-impossible to merely call up a fighter or his manager and offer your services to them. This is boxing, my friend. No manager or trainer in his right mind would allow a total stranger to step through their doors and have access to their fighter. In this case, one of history's greatest amateur stars.

Think of being a football fan. Or a baseball fan. Do you have easy access to the players? No. The closest you can get to them is when you are in a stadium and they are on the field. Otherwise, fanas get nowhere near a player or entertainer.

Being a fan is fun, but it doesn't come with the perk of getting to know and hang with your favorite athlete/s. Try looking for them on Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes, they (or whoever runs their social media site), respond.

Good luck.

-Randy G.

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Skibbz:

"Here's a science experiment, anyone who is watching the Hopkins fight tonight, judge it as if you were one of the 3 and post the results after it's over (round by round). It'll be interesting to see how wide the chasm is here. It's a Hopkins fight so it's going the distance."

Sounds good Dom. I got a feeling if it's close, Shumenov's lack of friends outside of the ring will cost him the decision anyway.

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Skibbz:

"Herrera has too much shift and gift, he'll make Peterson look like a stiff. But Ma-He might get jobbed again.

I sense that the boxing judge crooks that be are feeling Ma-He as the modern-day Emmanuel Augustus and/or Jimmy Young. They were robbed terribly during their days. Holla!"


That's a raw view of the reality, I hope it doesn't happen like that for Mauricio, but crookematics is crookamatics and there's nothing we can really do about it.

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Grimm:

"In boxing you have guys like Floyd who have been boxing since they were 6, or GGG who has 300 amateur fights. Or Pac who has been pro since like what 16? Or Hopkins who has mastered the strength of boxing IQ to sustain not only a high level of boxing ability but remains a champion beating good young opponents and champions at the crazy age of 49. There could never be a champion in the UFC at 49."

Beautiful, amayseng. I feel your love for boxing. And agree with several: the undercards in our sport are often missing that extra edge nowadays.

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amayseng:

The problem with MMA is that the talent is watered down.

I would venture out to say that 9/10 fighters are wrestlers who train mitts for a year, BJJ for another and
learn some muy tai in the process.

Boxers are masters of one discipline, the sweet science while most mma'ers are a master of none.

now, there are some guys who are legit BJJ disciples, or have studied an art their whole lives, but mainly most fighters are a mixed bag to be well rounded. Well that is good in all but you are getting competitive less quality fights between two guys who have spent most their lives wrestling and trying to include some stand up fighting, which ultimately leads to the ground, which becomes extraordinary boring for me. If a BJJ move is not locked in 20 seconds I am bored. I have studied and trained BJJ just to educate myself and I understand the importance of it, but still it is boring to watch when guys are laying on each other round after round.

In boxing you have guys like Floyd who have been boxing since they were 6, or GGG who has 300 amateur fights. Or Pac who has been pro since like what 16? Or Hopkins who has mastered the strength of boxing IQ to sustain not only a high level of boxing ability but remains a champion beating good young opponents and champions at the crazy age of 49. There could never be a champion in the UFC at 49.

To me boxing is superior because you are getting a master in his profession compared to most mma guys who are athletic wrestlers..

One thing Dana does correctly though is match competitive fights. Usually in his PPV's you get 6 bouts with about 3 being pretty exciting with back and forth, less skilled stand fighting.

I love all fighting but I can't remember the last time I actually watched ufc...

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Domenic:

Here's a science experiment, anyone who is watching the Hopkins fight tonight, judge it as if you were one of the 3 and post the results after it's over (round by round). It'll be interesting to see how wide the chasm is here. It's a Hopkins fight so it's going the distance.

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The Commish:

Considering I am the guywho banned MMA in New York in the early '90"s, it's quite ironic that I now love it and watch it regulalrly.



At first, as a boxing purist, I couldn't stand the elbows, knees and kicks to the head, especially of a downed fighter. But when a set of rules were put in place in the late 1990's, I began to love the sport. Hey, I love to watch two guys brawling. I even stood and watched a great fight outside Penn Station between two winos--totally even match!



So, give me my MMA and give me my boxing. Do that and I am a very happy man!



-Randy G.

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Domenic:

I've found the MMA/UFC phenomenon somewhat puzzling. Grimm is absolutely spot on in that 'it's big in clusters in the northern hemisphere...' So true, and I can attest firsthand to my experience with it vis a vis boxing in the last 5 years or so. I remember a few years back being in a bar-setting discussion and someone mentioned the heavyweight champion of the world. I didn't hear the full premise but when I said Klitschko, he said, no, who? No, Brock Lesnar. Watching MMA/UFC for me is almost the same as the now fringe boxing observer watching a boxing undercard tilt. The attention span is about 11 seconds, so something profound and actionable better happen fast. I remember this last weekend, I spearheaded the movement to order PAC-TB 2. I paid half, and a few other guys unraveled ones and chipped in the rest. This is a crew that religiously orders UFC fights. Religiously. Strangely, I found myself rooting for the undercard with such fervor it was as if I had a sibling on the card. I was like guys, give it a chance, please, but really to no avail. If it's not the guys in tights, they're just not having it. Some guy was even saying UFC is the more vicious, dangerous, or savage of the two (a silly discussion altogether, but I felt invested at this point). I said really? Did you see the HBO heavyweight fight last November? Of course he hadn't. Anyway, Dana White is a genius, because he's succeeded wildly in my part of town.

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Radam G:

"Gary Russell Jr. by unanimous decision. If Lomachenko was the truth, he would have beat Salido. Not only did he lose to Salido, but I didn't see any special skill set or attributes to rave about. Russell hasn't fought anybody, but he has athletic attributes that you can't teach. Speed kills and Russell has plenty of it. He also had a nice amateur career and is fundamentally sound. Some of you are just plain hating on Russell, be prepared to eat crow."

G-Russ Junebug has an illusion of speed. He is trying to be speedy, instead of being speedy. Dude is stiff, shaky agitated and is a flinger and swinger of punches. This looks fast and speedy to the not-so-educated eyes of this con man's optical illusion. But not to those who knows what time it is and the tricks that are perpetrating frauds.

I wish that G-RJ could prove me wrong. But nothing reveals an athlete's authenticity like pro boxing at the elite level. V-Lo is going to reveal G-RJ and make him look like a turtle who forgot its speed-me-up roids. Holla!

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Shoulder Roll Defense:

Gary Russell Jr. by unanimous decision. If Lomachenko was the truth, he would have beat Salido. Not only did he lose to Salido, but I didn't see any special skill set or attributes to rave about. Russell hasn't fought anybody, but he has athletic attributes that you can't teach. Speed kills and Russell has plenty of it. He also had a nice amateur career and is fundamentally sound. Some of you are just plain hating on Russell, be prepared to eat crow.

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dino da vinci:

Youze Guyz are looking at this as if a pencil line is the thickness between fighter A getting the nod or fighter B. The thickness is closer to that of the broken line on a highway separating two lanes. (Don't count any other lanes or lines). There's a very modest zone where one fighter has not adequately distanced himself from his opponent.

Guys really? What, you liked the way one guy pushed off to create some punching room a little better than did his opponent? And guys certainly do not have to mirror each other to get and even round.

But I think with this thread we may have stumbled onto something here. I'm going to gather my thoughts after I get some rest and I'll be back.

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Radam G:

"Good for you guys you deserve it. I know Herrera will bring his A game, I hope he does it and beats the PED eating cheat bad. Looking forward to his performance."

Herrera has too much shift and gift, he'll make Peterson look like a stiff. But Ma-He might get jobbed again.

I sense that the boxing judge crooks that be are feeling Ma-He as the modern-day Emmanuel Augustus and/or Jimmy Young. They were robbed terribly during their days. Holla!

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Radam G:

"Definitely so, but ironically, that only seems to strengthen the grip of some traditional formats - such as in soccer. 90 minutes games can easily bo prolonged to 120 + penalties in cup competitions, and the audiences - worldwide, in the billions - just love it. When AIK and Djurgarden play in Stockholm, in a league that is ranked about no 25 in Europe, the stands are packed with 35 000 spectators, and chaos reigns. The quality of the game is mostly lousy, sometimes beyond the bearable, and people still love it. Its like a semi-religious ritual in which the spectators not only salute their teams and the love of the game, but also of all the games that ever have been played - and hence function as a sociologicial glue in a wider perspective.

That is what MMA is missing, and that is what MMA is trying to get: both history and a position in contemporary society. Boxing has always been considered the real deal, so anyone/anything trying to portray itself as the real deal has to, symbolically, kill its foremost competitor. Its not the boxing world that is obsessed with comparisons with MMA; its the other way around. Well, let them. 10-15 years ago, it was K1. 20-25 years ago, there was the ninjas. 30-35 years ago, we had karate, and before that: kung-fu. The trends have come, the trends have gone, and boxing is still here.

No, MMA is far from competing with boxing on a global level. In reality, its just big in clusters of the northern hemisphere, and mainly among the white middleclass. Sure, mainstream media in Sweden is also covering MMA way more than they are boxing. Its no coincidence. Our MMA stars are mostly white dudes who in looks and names reminds the reporters of themselves. Our boxers are 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants, with different names and colours, and from areas of our cities where no reporters wanna go. They get no coverage, but they exist - and they follow boxing in numbers that aren't analyzed but are very real."


Nice! So nice that I had to read it twice. And for sweet science beauty, thrice. Holla!

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The_King_AJ:

"Spill your beans! How will you take V Lo to victory #2?


Could check them in their gym, contact them via the promoter, social media or his website/email. Basically, jump in head first and don't stop trying."


Thanks for the advice. I will send an email to:
a. the gym that Vasyl trained at for the Salido fight
b. Oxnard Gym - hell I'll even send a copy of the email to guys like Pelos Garcia lool
c. the websites and emails they provide.
d. Somehow get in touch with Joey Gamache..no idea how yet lol

The problem is, it'll be a long email, and they have to be able to 'buy-in' to me first, they can't think I'm just any fan who doesn't really know much and is delusional etc. looool

I understand all of the fine details that Lomachenko has to improve for the future, I haven't broken down the Gary Russell Jr fight yet but I will soon. I dont think theres any point of writing down a completely intricate breakdown if it's not going to be seen by Team Lomachenko.

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Grimm:

"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."

Definitely so, but ironically, that only seems to strengthen the grip of some traditional formats - such as in soccer. 90 minutes games can easily be prolonged to 120 + penalties in cup competitions, and the audiences - worldwide, in the billions - just love it. When AIK and Djurgarden play in Stockholm, in a league that is ranked about no 25 in Europe, the stands are packed with 35 000 spectators, and chaos reigns. The quality of the game is mostly lousy, sometimes beyond the bearable, and people still love it. Its like a semi-religious ritual in which the spectators not only salute their teams and the love of the game, but also of all the games that ever have been played - and hence function as a sociologicial glue in a wider perspective.

That is what MMA is missing, and that is what MMA is trying to get: both history and a position in contemporary society. Boxing has always been considered the real deal, so anyone/anything trying to portray itself as the real deal has to, symbolically, kill its foremost competitor. Its not the boxing world that is obsessed with comparisons with MMA; its the other way around. Well, let them. 10-15 years ago, it was K1. 20-25 years ago, there was the ninjas. 30-35 years ago, we had karate, and before that: kung-fu. The trends have come, the trends have gone, and boxing is still here.

No, MMA is far from competing with boxing on a global level. In reality, its just big in clusters of the northern hemisphere, and mainly among the white middleclass. Sure, mainstream media in Sweden is also covering MMA way more than they are boxing. Its no coincidence. Our MMA stars are mostly white dudes who in looks and names reminds the reporters of themselves. Our boxers are 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants, with different names and colours, and from areas of our cities where no reporters wanna go. They get no coverage, but they exist - and they follow boxing in numbers that aren't analyzed but are very real.

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Skibbz:

Spill your beans! How will you take V Lo to victory #2?


Could check them in their gym, contact them via the promoter, social media or his website/email. Basically, jump in head first and don't stop trying.

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Skibbz:

"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."

Good for you guys you deserve it. I know Herrera will bring his A game, I hope he does it and beats the PED eating cheat bad. Looking forward to his performance.

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Skibbz:

Agree with the above, and also a nice way for V Lo to kick a competitor down a few rungs, pull himself up a few more all whilst getting a healthy cheque.

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The_King_AJ:

It will be interesting hearing Showtime's commentary on the fight.

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Skibbz:

A 10-10 round should never be allowed in my opinion, unless it is used in the most incredible circumstances where punch for punch, move for move and damage for damage the fighters gave and took equal amounts. That's incredibly rare.

As for scoring an even round for the champ... I disagree. Sure you must take the title off the champ but that doesn't mean he gets the benefit of the doubt in close rounds. As mentioned by other posts, does that mean the guy with the belt can fight for even rounds and win? It's pretty nonsensical if you ask me. In a close round I think we must allow for Judges to use the next best thing they have, their gut instinct. If you watch enough boxing you should have a feel for who came off better after the round, and score it accordingly.


Also a further point on what Kellerman said... I don't think he would want to be either guy in the ring after a close round. That's a very simplistic view to take and can often lead to sub conscious bias.

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the Roast:

"Finding quality hardworking knowledgable people is no easy task Mr Roast. No Sir, no easy task indeed. Internal memo states it's 'mothballed'. Let's leave it there, shall we?"

Hey I'm on the payroll, mothballed it shall be.

We'll edit that out in post production.

Lets take it from the top. Lose the Savage Science question, use the Ronda Rousey segment on 3,2,...

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dino da vinci:

"What ever happened to the original bastard son of the Sweet Science, the Savage Science? The Savage Science was billed as our sister site and was dedicated to MMA. The Savage Science site was lost after the great format change and never returned.

I am not a big fan of MMA/UFC. I enjoyed Strikeforce for a year or so on Showtime. I discovered the Queen of the armbar Ronda Rousey there. She is a charismatic performer with her tap or snap motto. A pretty girl with a big smile and the ability to break arms. If women's boxing could produce a star like Ronda we would see women's boxing on TV. Sadly, Dana White bought Strikeforce and shut it down. He created a weight class and gave Ronda that belt. She only appears on PPV now. He will use Ronda until she loses or gets out to persue other intrests. That's another thing I don't like about MMA. Its a monopoly."


Finding quality hardworking knowledgable people is no easy task Mr Roast. No Sir, no easy task indeed. Internal memo states it's 'mothballed'. Let's leave it there, shall we?

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as Personified By Bernard Hopkins

Boxing and the self-help industry are not a natural fit. One is brutal, violent sport unwelcoming to a business of workbooks and touchy-feely seminars. Yet continuous self-improvement is crucial to competing at the highest level in the ring and if both sides were willing to let down their guards, there could be some great connections. Dale Carnegie would probably have embraced the legendary personal kindness that Jack Dempsey and Muhammad Ali showed to others. Daniel Pink could find amazing case studies in the motivation behind the grueling...

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TYSON: “I Don’t Want To Hear You Guys Talk About Respect For Each Other"

TYSON, THE PROMOTER, FIRES UP THE FIGHTERS DURING THURSDAY’S SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN Tripleheader Tomorrow/Friday, April 18, LIVE on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) From Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. MONROEVILLE, Pa. (April 17, 2014) – It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. Tyson seemed right at home in his new role as promoter Thursday as he guided his Iron Mike Productions fighters through the final press...

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Final Quotes Ahead of Hopkins-Shumenov in DC

FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES FOR "HISTORY AT THE CAPITOL: BERNARD HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV" World Championship Tripleheader This Saturday, April 19, Live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m.ET/PT) From DC Armory In Washington, D.C. Tickets Still Available! WASHINGTON D.C. (April 17, 2014) - The fighters, including legendary future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov, who will compete on Saturday's eagerly awaited "History at the Capitol" world championship tripleheader on SHOWTIME®, participated in the final press...

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Rumor: Terence Crawford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa on HBO, in June or July

You get one of those shiny straps into your possession, and we on the sidelines can try to belittle the feat, reduce that achievement and babble about the modern era of boxing's sad state of dilution. We can go that route, but the simple fact remains that a championship belt, like the one Terence Crawford holds in his possession, makes him a target for the best and brightest in and around the lightweight class. F'rinstance.... Crawford, a 26-year-old Nebraskan, boasts a 23-0 mark, and is currently harboring the WBO 135 pound crown at his...

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Boxing Odds – Shumenov vs. Hopkins Light Heavyweight Unification Bout April 19!

Bernard Hopkins is coming off an IBF Light Heavyweight title win while Beibut Shumenov is coming off a IBA Light Heavyweight and WBA Super World Light Heavyweight title and now is the time to unify all of those titles into one as Hopkins will face Shumenov for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF Light Heavyweight, and IBA Light Heavyweight titles in a bout that will take place at the DC Armory in Washington, DC in a scheduled 12 round bout that will take place on April 19. Bernard Hopkins opened as a -250 favorite with the Boxing odds...

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Jean Pascal Working With InterBox, and Yvon Michel

JMONTREAL (April 16, 2014) -- This afternoon at La Cage aux Sports Boucherville, Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox announced that they had reached an agreement with Jean Pascal Promotions to ensure the services of the NABF Champion and WBC Diamond Belt light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), who recently defeated Lucian Bute. The multi-fight agreement was signed last Saturday between President Yvon Michel of GYM, InterBox President Jean Bédard and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Jean Pascal Promotions, Greg Leon. WBC...

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