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"RG is a true original. I don't always know what the hell he is talking about but it can be like looking at a painting. We may all look at the same thing but see it different ways."
Hehehehe! Cut it OUT! You are so gawdd@mn funny. That ain't right.
Laughing is suppose to be good for the soul -- BULLSPIT!
It's killing my arse. Haha! My dang sides are aching like a mutha and tourists in this P-Island restaurant are wondering what in da double fudge puck that I find so funny. Holla!
Early 80's RG. That's how it was with the shorts. That SRL pic above was how he looked for the second Duran fight.Reply
"I ain't getting into this one. But for a while I told people that Dick Schaefer was playing Big Money Oscar and was getting too "BIG for his britches" and would be "syetcanned."
Outta TMT, I have been hearing that "a lot "n*gig*shyt" is happening "with gay-@$$ Ellerbee."
You can pull up some old "Hustle Boss('$)" interviews and hear Pops Joy Mays saying: "My son is gonna get rid of Ellerbee.... Ellerbee is gay. And my son is gonna call it a day." Holla!"
I like how you keep it real. LOL. He has said that, yes.
And yes, you see that NS all the time. Most here with the exception of the Commish, Doc, BS and maybe Amayseng and Deep won't know what you mean but it is what it is.
Ben is a good dude.
Dang, the Sugarman and Hitman wore some gay-arse trunks back then. Hehehe!
The superbad pugs look like they are doing a commercial for a Daisy Duke Hot panties outfit -- no hate. Hehe! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qJa7-bCUKw Holla!
RG is a true original. I don't always know what the hell he is talking about but it can be like looking at a painting. We may all look at the same thing but see it different ways.Reply
hmmm... not looking good. Is this for real or media hype and scapegoating on part of $$May? Shadow?? where you at bro...I know you looked up some interesting, hidden gems by now lolReply
Very well told Randy. You hit that well out of the park. As you know this fight is near and dear to my heart for many reasons. As I read I could see the corresponding scenes from the fight in my head. I've watched that fight soooo many times. I have talked about this fight many times on TSS over the years but for those of you that have come late I will repeat a few things. The above article brought up a few new memories. My first Superfight of many to come. I watche a lot of fights on network TV with my Dad but only two Superfights. Leonard-Hearns and Holmes-Cooney. My Dad passed away just six years after the Showdown. I often wonder what it would have been like to have him over to my house to watch various fights, as I came into my own as a man and all that. What might have been...
That double bill mentioned was on free TV if I remember right, probably watched it with my Dad. Leonards hands were a blur, that is very well described. I never knew or don't remember that the temperature was that high in the ring that night. Unbelievable that they were able to fight that hard for that long. Can't wait for the book!
I wonder is Richard Schaefer really wants to join Mayweather promotions, he see's all the chaos that attracts Money May. You got to remember he was his own Boss at golden boy, Oscar pretty much let him run the company and Schaefer did well. With Floyd in charge instructing Schaefer what to do at all moments, will not work! they'll be bumping heads from the get go. Or I can see Richard Schaefer if he ever works for Mayweather, pending golden boy's contract terminated, I can see Richard making a hard binding contract, so he is not pushed around! like today you have a job, tomorrow you don't. another issue With the Cinco de Mayo fight date up in the air for next year, looks like Money May is going to get bumped out of the MGM for that day, and Money May Knows it, I think there is more turmoil than where his daughter was seated.Reply
This is a list I can live with.Reply
Floyd has indeed reached an impasse on his pursuit to granduer and incalculable wealth. But he's still a big wheel in the boxing world. He's still rich and he can still fight .....and fight well.
He's accomplished more than any boxer who preceded him with the possible exception of Oscar ( financially).
I don't feel sorry for him .... He's still a "made" man... I just wonder if his empire implodes under the stress of his imperfections and he burns out in a blaze of self destructive glory... Or if he can renew and rebuild. I don't under estimate a surviver like Mayweather.
Either way the media will be keeping a close eye.... Insuring that he remains relevant for a while longer.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays outReply
Oh, here is what last month's ratings looked like:
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2. Andre Ward
3. Manny Pacquiao
4. Guillermo Rigondeaux
5. Gennady Golovkin
6. Wladimir Klitschko
7. Bernard Hopkins
8. Timothy Bradley
9. Juan Manuel Marquez
10. Sergey Kovalev
Okay, as of this post, there is just a little over 90 minutes remaining to send in your ballot for the top PxP Ratings. They are that close that YOUR ballot will make the difference.
Schaefer is stuck ,he is still under contract to Oscar. TsAH is going to have to give Oscar something really big to release the Swiss banker. Which fighters will tsAH allow to sign multifight deals with GBP?
Floyd's last fight failed and once Canelo heads to HBO like Hopkins ,Espinoza will be gone along with tsAH and his influence to put on tune up fights on premium cable.
Floyd has to blame someone. Ellerbe was the ultimate yes man. It's too late Floyd, admit it. It's all downhill from here.
As soon as Espinoza is fired who will tsAH tell what to do?
The turtle Ellerbe is out, literally and figuratively.Reply
Cosell didn't have an ego did he lol….watched this fight on close circuit at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto …place was full …the Gardens could hold 18,000 for an NHL hockey game …anticipation was in the air and though some of us were rooting for Hearns we all got our moneys worth that nite …classic !!Reply
The above is a small glimpse into my upcoming book, "Glove Affair."
I think Floyd is internalizing the pain and grief of being ground down to a pulp by the media..
..in addition to needing a scapegoat for the money teams first independent promotional venture.( a fiasco)
Floyd has fought and struggled to "do it his way and cut out the middle man" since the beginning.... This should have been his coming out party.
But they did it with a shot fighter (Angulo) and a co-main event that involved the booking of the most anti-entertaining-entity known to boxing .....Miguel Vasquez. (We won't even speak aloud about who allowed the mismatch between Santa Cruz and his former sparring partner).
They must have thought they were getting a bargain.
And the most egregious insult was booking Mayweather into a hostile interview on CNN. Where Floyd was accused, abused, and refused by the news casting giant and his video feed was cut while the newscaster lobbied the audience to boycott his PPV event right before the Maidana fight.
What a welcome!
So much for free advertising.
Also his 80 year old cut man (The legendary cut man and hand wrapping expert Garcia) was miffed because Floyd used "Do it All" Bob to wrap his hands). And has apparently flown the coup (possibly).
If you notice Ellerbe wasn't in the corner.
Change the team ....change the perception. Erase the past by disposing the baggage.
Lionel Richie left the Comadores... Diana Ross left the supremes, Beyonce left Destinies Child.
Apparently Floyd wants to make some cuts of his own and as we all know..... " $hit rolls downhill".
I ain't getting into this one. But for a while I told people that Dick Schaefer was playing Big Money Oscar and was getting too "BIG for his britches" and would be "syetcanned."
Outta TMT, I have been hearing that "a lot "n*gig*shyt" is happening "with gay-@$$ Ellerbee."
You can pull up some old "Hustle Boss('$)" interviews and hear Pops Joy Mays saying: "My son is gonna get rid of Ellerbee.... Ellerbee is gay. And my son is gonna call it a day." Holla!
"Your thoughts would be wrong. Let me name some who went through more strife than Money May: Jack Johnson. And the haters still have not forgiven his arse for luv of freedom, talking syet and romancing and laying much ebony plumber piping into "WHITE" dames, damsels and dolls. Dude has been death north of 60 years. And they still won't forgive "Unforgivable Blackness" for a made-up-on-da-fly law. Old Jack could work dat wild thang , and they couldn't, so dey were hatin.'
A nowadays black Prez won't even give old Jack, aka "Big Smoke," a presidential pardon when tons of white politicians have petitioned Prez O to holla.
Muhammad Ali. He no doubt went through more strife than Lil' Joy Junebug.
And it is criminal of the hate that haters put on the late, great Sonny "Night Train" Liston.
And to this day, the cowards that be have never hollered about the hatred and bloody murder attempts on Canadian Tommy Burns for getting beat by the "grinning coon dark destroyer" Jack Johnson.
And sickos just tar babied the "White Hope" Jim Jeffries something crazy. They murdered the man's spirit with their meanspiritness of telling the Ohio-born part gypsy, part Indian, part white man that he would be never fully accepted as a whole white man unless he killed the "gold-teethed, grinning coon." Even the then U.S. President abandoned Jeffries, since the Prez's nephew was Jack Johnson's promoter and homeboy Tex Rickard. I'm gonna holla because I'm no coward to optical illusions and TsOTT.
James Jeffries was more of a fall guy than Primo Carnera became. The bigots that be knew that a 19-0-2 fixed-fights former heavyweight world champion who had been retired for four years couldn't beat a super-skilled active for 13 years and with 80 bouts -- counting the official one with the non official -- heayweight champion of the world killa.
Imagine the trial and tribulations that Floyd Patterson had to go through when the U.S. Pres John F.Kennedy told him that he had to beat Night Train Liston: "You must beat this convict as an example for the good Negroes," grinning Prez "Jack" told the terrified-of-Sonny Floyd P.
YUP! The "1/2-of-billionaire" Money May ain't going through diddly squat, compared to the above. He makes his own bed hard. And he's gonna get a bad back. Hehehe! Holla!"
Lampley is a very underrated guy in boxing. He is imaginative, creative and sharp as a tack. I'm a big fan.Reply
Hehehehehe! Eeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrk! I'm feeling you. Holla!Reply
Man, that "Holla" stuff is like listening to someone scratch their fingernails across a blackboard. You feeling me on this?
But we ARE close to being on the same page for once.
Danggit! Tarver is always talking about his imagined greatness. Now here goes his son. He will likely pick up his pops lying and gambling habits. Holla!Reply
George reckons his experience with none other than king of the middleweights, GGG, will serve him well come fight night.
Check out what St George had to say:
"Radam is going with his homeboy, just as I am going with my homeboy, Chris Algieri, on November 22, against Da' Manny. After Algieri beats Da' Manny on November 22, then beats him in a 2015 rematch, there will be no talk, no need for a $$$May v Pac-Man fight.
It will only be an afterthought as boxing fans wonder what could have been six years earlier.
Keep "High Hopes" alive. Hehehe! Poor C-Al is dropshot pug for 3m in Macau. Holla!
"Interesting take there Radam. I have watched the Castillo fight and I cannot say that Floyd won that fight. I am not so sure he lost, but he did not win it. I did find it interesting that Lederman who is a pretty good scorer had it for Castillo 7-5 and he said he thought it was pretty obvious.
As for Cotto, again I will state that Cotto is my dude and I am the #1 Cotto fan. However, as bad as I wanted him to beat Floyd and as competitive a fight as it was, Floyd took it. What made that one pretty clear was that Floyd closed the show in that fight. He took Cotto to the woodshed in 11 and 12.
I also see that alot of people think Oscar beat Floyd which I think is ridiculous. That one was a clear 8-4 in my eyes. What say you on that one Mr. G?"
I thought it was a razor close bout that "Pretty Boy" Floyd won 6-5-1. But I would not have bytched if it had been a draw or win for Big Money Oscar. Holla!
I've read a biography on 'Unforgivable Blackness'.
What Radam says is no joke.
Besides, there are dozens of other fighters who have been seriously roasted- Ali and Tyson are just two that spring to mind in one division alone
Leo Santa Cruz
John Molina Jr.
James De La Rosa
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