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Radam G:

"Come on RG I implore you, take a look, Kovalev has very good timing."

I agree that he has great timing against scary cats. They try to survive, not thrive. When Kovalev get a pitbull, a fox or a mongoose, the world will see that he is too tight, not loose. Holla!

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amayseng:

"Lol, right! Thanks, man. But believe it or not, Skibbz and The Commish (somehow) have set a far more torrid pace than I! So some active newcomers in the last year.



But no doubt, these two weeks have been action packed. And good to see you firing on all cylinders too. And even a Bernie sighting here and there!



We really just need the caveman to bust out the graphics. And since he won't, I will do the honors for him:



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By El Shadow."




Absolutely hilarious.



Day one and it has already begun.





well done El Shadow

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amayseng:

"Well said the Shadow. It really was an action packed two weeks with Arne at the helm. We at TSS are all glad you joined. You bring a lot to an already jam packed table.

2,649 posts in one year, wow. If you stay healthy and continue at your I have no life pace, you could surpass the great Radam G one day as the all time leading poster! Or maybe get another hobby, go take a walk outside, marry a girl, have a kid. Or not. Just breaking your balls bro, good to have you on the team."




haha



What a great start on day ONE .



Wow it is going to be a close contest.

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Radam G:

Yes! Three g can and will be a superstar, as long as he is match corrected. But if you match him against SOG, he will be ruined. Holla!

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amayseng:

Come on RG I implore you, take a look, Kovalev has very good timing.

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Radam G:

NO for skill! But maybe yes for exaggeration. Holla!

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Radam G:

"I have a soft spot for Joe. Best heavyweight ever? Probably not. Great champion though. Good man. Quiet man. When two Ton Tony Galento said , "he never heard of the bum, and would murda him" Joe turned vicious.

It was Joe Louis vs Hitler and Joe won. I think most of his accolades come from that. I don't think he is overrated but others are underrated. Let's get more stadiums named after other boxers,more books written,and more movies made. There will always be the next great champ out there somewhere."


Nicely written. Holla!

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The Good Doctor:

I think in alot of ways this could look like the Shawn Porter-Paulie scrap. I have seen some of Caparello and he does have a pesky, frequent jab, and pretty decent hand speed.

However, he has not shown to have even buzzing power. His feet are decent so he may be able to dance around for a few rounds as well.

Unfortunately the lack of power will prove to be Caparello's undoing. Kovalev can be hit early on as was seen in the Agnew fight. Kovalev will eat a few jabs and maybe a straight right or two and will then realize that Caparello cannot hurt him. Kovalev will then walk him down, pound his body to slow him down and then "krush" him with some combinations. Kovalev gets in done in 7 maybe 8 rounds.

I actually hope that Kovalev doesn't dismantle this guy because if he does, he may make his list of willing opponents shrink even more than it already has. As mentioned above Hop may be out there, but after that I believe he and GGG become easily the most avoided men in boxing.

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The Commish:

At the informal press conference last Saturday, I noticed that challenger Blake Caparello looked almost frail in comparison to Kovalev.

Caparello is not known for being a big walloper. He has six KO's among his 19 victories. I just don't see his pesky jab being able to keep the Krusher at bay.

Chalk up another KO victory for Krusher Kovalev.

Hopefully, the KJrusher will get to face B-Hop next.

After tomorrow's fight, start getting your PxP ratings together. Will Krusher make it into the Top 10?

-Randy G

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The Commish:

The Last two weeks have been totally amazing. Great job, ArneK & go get 'em, Amayseng!

-Randy G

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deepwater2:

I have a soft spot for Joe. Best heavyweight ever? Probably not. Great champion though. Good man. Quiet man. When two Ton Tony Galento said , "he never heard of the bum, and would murda him" Joe turned vicious.



It was Joe Louis vs Hitler and Joe won. I think most of his accolades come from that. I don't think he is overrated but others are underrated. Let's get more stadiums named after other boxers,more books written,and more movies made. There will always be the next great champ out there somewhere.

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The Commish:

First of all, super job as moderator the last few weeks.

Secondly, that was oneamazing piece. It was truly a TSS classic. I want to copy it, print it out and have you autograph it for me.

As former Editor-in-Chief of The Ring, I am always being asked "Was Joe Louis the greatest fighter ever or greatest heavyweight ever. My answer of "No" has often been met by derision, so much to the point that it is a topic I usually steer away from.

It took guts--chutzpah!--to write those words, which were masterfully constructed. You did so at the risk of being mauled by a boxing universe of some very passionate and knowledgeable fans. You never attacked Louis--the great person that he was--you just pointed out facts about a few of his opponents and about the men who pulled the strings of his boxing career.

Of all the words ever put on this site, the ones you posted were just incredible!

Truly a TSS Classic!

-Randy G

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brownsugar:

Camparello is a slow slickster. He knows his way around the ring, knows how to use the shoulder while holding his jabbing hand low, and has good enough timing to tag his opponent with a medium speed combo if he catches them sleeping.

He has the resilience of a bedbug but the operative word is slow.
He smart enough to use his limited resources to take him much further than expected but is nowhere near as dynamic as the Krusher.

Id love to see a showdown between Kovalev and Shumenov.
It would be a great action fight with Kovalev winning a late round KO (IMO).

Something to do while he's biding his time.

Ward is not budging from 168 any time soon. And he may be embroiled with his legal activities for another few years. At this rate he'll be ready to retire before he gets chance to fight again. What a tremendous waste of talent.

Stevenson has made a lot of bold comments behind the safety of advisor Big Al but due to the lawsuit and looming challenge of the Eternal Gladiator Bernard Hopkins. I doubt the fight gets made.

The one fighter not mentioned in this article is a stealthy boxer from South Africa named Chelimba.
Best known for sending Fast Eddie Chambers back to the heavyweight division.
He's 100% defensive, mobile and slippery. He has a spoiling style that can frustrate any fighter and the stench of his defensive mastery can stink up any fight.

Pray for the sake of entertainment this fight doesn't get made.

If the Bhop somehow takes this fight he will have earned my undying respect
He won't win but he'll go down as the fighter who took on all comers.

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brownsugar:

"Three 3g has one history -- and that is cobra striking. And his trainer has him doing that to the death. Trainer Abel Sanchez's has always preferred cobra-like striking pug. His best known fighter is Terry Norris. Go and holla at Terry's old fights. And be honest. And you will see the same cobra moves in him that 3g is using nowadays. As it is said in this game: "$ame old $yet. Different time. Different Playa . Terry had a china chin. Three g has an iron one. And it's going to take intense heat to melt it.

Three 3g is good -- very good -- but the present crop of middle that he's fought have been accommodating his crobra-ism. He is more cobra than Froch. And many cannot see it because of inattention blindness by his pop and bang. But with certain types of fighters, he cannot hang. Holla!"



I see some similarity. The main difference is Terry's defense wasn't any where as keen as GGG's.
Terry was so quick he would fire off an eight punch combination like it was nothing....while standing straight up ...China chin flapping in the breeze.

Watching the guy was like watching a crapshoot. Sometimes he would score an astounding early KO, other times he would be the victim. Personally I was never a fan because he was so inconsistent.

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brownsugar:

"In closing I would like to point out that there were no similarities between Golovkin-Geale and Tszyu-Phillips. One was a 3 round beatdown and the other was a stunning upset. Check please!"

Those two sentences acurately condenses the entire debate in a nutshell.

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brownsugar:

"Seriously? You have?"



I have heard those rumors too.



But they were not exactly rumors....

They can be more appropriately described as the blatant acusations .....born from the envy of her competitors during a period when Serena dominated the sport.



At one time it was almost the universal alibi of those defeated competitors who collectively fell like dominoes during Serena's dominating years.



I have a biograghical video which spans a decade or more that was pieced together from many years worth of home videos taken when they were being shaped and molded by their father.

Its a fascinating story.



Their father put Venus and Serena through an endless Floyd Mayweatheresque training routine.

Their father was relentless and unforgiving as he drilled his progeny with all manner of exercises and drills he invented to cover every aspect of the game. His ingenuity for creating exercises conducive to playing top level tennis was astounding.



I was mesmerized as I watched....

The producers didn't even bother to cut out the footage where Serena and her sister complain about being forced work out in the blazing sun at high noon.

I half expected the pair to run away from home.



Pops Williams makes (Motown Dad)Joe Jackson seem like a Sunday School Teacher by comparison.



All you have to do is take one look at Serena's big boned father to determine where she got those "Earl Campbell NFL" thighs from.



My kids mom was built the same way in her younger years. In high school they literally called her the hulk (whenever she got mad). When her mom gave her permission fight back (the bullies)she score some sensational one punch KO's.



No amount of "juice" can create that.



The DVD is pretty old and can be found for $5 or less but its very enlightening.

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dino da vinci:

One of my favorites the Amazing One is.

Just got back to Las Vegas and in a word: Hot.

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The Shadow:

"I have heard those whispers in the tennis world... It would explain a lot."

Seriously? You have?

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The Shadow:

"Well said the Shadow. It really was an action packed two weeks with Arne at the helm. We at TSS are all glad you joined. You bring a lot to an already jam packed table.
2,649 posts in one year, wow. If you stay healthy and continue at your I have no life pace, you could surpass the great Radam G one day as the all time leading poster! Or maybe get another hobby, go take a walk outside, marry a girl, have a kid. Or not. Just breaking your balls bro, good to have you on the team."


Lol, right! Thanks, man. But believe it or not, Skibbz and The Commish (somehow) have set a far more torrid pace than I! So some active newcomers in the last year.

But no doubt, these two weeks have been action packed. And good to see you firing on all cylinders too. And even a Bernie sighting here and there!

We really just need the caveman to bust out the graphics. And since he won't, I will do the honors for him:

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By El Shadow.

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the Roast:

"I was going to start a new thread but I'll just say it here...

These last two weeks have been the strongest on the competition, in my view.

Arne has put on a TREMENDOUS mod run with a variety of informative post, participating in the debates, steering the discussions and been Steve Smoger-esque in letting the talks take their course.

The topics have been plentiful and we've seen lively debates on both sides of the fence. It's just been clickin' on all cylinders, whether the discussions have been mythical matchups, blasts from the past, expert, publication level breakdown of PEDs or just (sweet) scientific dissections of the absolute highest order.

On top of that, many of the top guys have been bringing, really going for gold by bringing their best traits and putting them to the forefront. I honestly wouldn't want to judge this one.

I can see at least five guys legitimately taking 1st place and I wouldn't have an issue with either.

And then we've even had a trainer join in to take on the Commish!

I really think this period has shown TSS, if not from its best side, then close to it. If this keeps up, we might have to monetize this wealth of knowledge by charging subscriptions.

According to the numbers, at any given time, we have the regulars carrying the load but close to 30,000 (!) just absorbing the wisdom.

What's up win y'all? I see you peekin' but you ain't speakin'?! Join in!

Also, today is my 1-year anniversary.

I'm freakin' glad I joined."


Well said the Shadow. It really was an action packed two weeks with Arne at the helm. We at TSS are all glad you joined. You bring a lot to an already jam packed table.
2,649 posts in one year, wow. If you stay healthy and continue at your I have no life pace, you could surpass the great Radam G one day as the all time leading poster! Or maybe get another hobby, go take a walk outside, marry a girl, have a kid. Or not. Just breaking your balls bro, good to have you on the team.

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the Roast:

In closing I would like to point out that there were no similarities between Golovkin-Geale and Tszyu-Phillips. One was a 3 round beatdown and the other was a stunning upset. Check please!

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the Roast:

"Serena on that Juice."

I have heard those whispers in the tennis world... It would explain a lot.

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the Roast:

I might give a damn if Terrance Ali was fighting but he's not so I don't.

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the Roast:

I can't tell you how many times my late great Father would tell me how great Joe Louis was. How he could knock a man out with a punch from "six inches". It's hard to tell whats real and what is mythology. Pops also was a big fan of the Rock. I am sure Rocky would have be beaten like a drum had he fought in another era. People always look back with the rose colored glasses. Great article Arne and great job as Mod. I look forward to your third term whenever in comes.

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Radam G:

Wow! Danggit! ArneK just gangsta rode through history and gunned down the bodyguards of myths and lies surrounding the great "Brown Bomber." But who would be surprised? Just the believers and groupies of myths and lies who want to believe yesteryears to be of great perfection, enchantment and magic. And not one day in one yesteryears is/was that way. Of course, the Brown Bomber was a serial sucker -- I mean ducker. And it comes with the territory. All the great ones are great duckers. And those fans, fan boys, and fanfaronades who don't believe it are great rationalizing suckas.

Even if you make 'em Jesus-flied. That ain't no big thing. Religious Dudes and Dudettes -- probably kinfolks of El Dude -- told me that Jesus walked on water. So I showed them some P-Islands insects and amphibious animals running, dancing, walking and doing flips on water. The Jesus exploits didn't look so good then. And now the any fighter's exploits don't look so good. Holla!

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oubobcat:

"I have to believe that Brandon Rios is going to be ultra-impressive in his upcoming bout against Diego "I Just Got My Visa" Chaves. Rios said his new weight division is Welterweight.

"I'm a 147-pounder now, and that's where I am going to stay," he told Gerry Cooney & me on our SiriusXM show on Monday.

"I killed myself to make 140. I don't kill myself to make 147. I feel strong at the weight."

With that, expect Rios to take care of business this weekend against Chaves, judging by the impressive training camp Rios had, perhaps his best ever. Following the Chaves fight, I'd love to see him face Ruslan Provodnikov. The fight could not be anything less than a top candidate for "Fight of the Year" honors. No running. No mauling. No clinching. Just brawling.

Let Rios first take care of business against the tough Diego Chaves.

Then: Rios-Provodnikov.

Let's get it on!

-Randy G."


I do think Rios-Chaves is going to be a fight of the year candidate. It may even end up being fight of the year. These guys both prefer to stand in front of their opponents and bang. It will be a fun fight while it lasts.

I personally favor Chaves and a big reason is he is the much bigger man entering the ring. Chaves has fought his whole career at Welterweight. Rios started at Junior Lightweight, fought most his career at Lightweight and only recently came to Jr. Welterweight and now Welterweight. Chaves is a big puncher for a Welterweight too. I don't think Rios' punches will have the same impact at Welterweight and I don't think he will take punches as well from a big punching natural Welterweight. I see Rios getting broken down in a barn burner. We will see Saturday.

As for Provodnikov, facing the winner of this fight is natural. Herrera would also be a good fight and a natural rematch. Either option I would love to see. I think Bradley is angling for bigger fish but if he doesn't get that fight he wants he'd be another option. And why not, they already fought in one fight of the year. So all three options would be great for us fans for Provodnikov next.

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The Good Doctor:

"Thank you, Doctor...Thrown at him, or thrown at you?

I saved my Joe Louis "blasphemy" for my last post as a mod so that I could make a quick getaway."


Sorry I should say thrown at me. (Escapes again)

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ArneK.:

Thank you, Doctor...Thrown at him, or thrown at you?

I saved my Joe Louis "blasphemy" for my last post as a mod so that I could make a quick getaway.

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The Good Doctor:

Awesome piece ArneK. You brought thunder with this one. You always post good stuff and this one stands well with the rest of them.

Now, I may be blaspheming when I say this........................but could you do one and replace the words Joe Louis with Roberto Duran?

(Ran out of the room to duck all things being thrown at him)

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ArneK.:

Another candidate for Provodnikov will emerge in a few weeks when two undefeated welterweights clash at the StubHub Center in Carson, California: Akron's Shawn Porter (24-0-1) vs. England's Kell Brook (32-0). From 147 to 160 pounds, there's an abundance of talent.

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