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"Yep Jennings and Perez caused me to nod a few times and I had been looking forward to the fight all week .
I even nodded again when I tried to watch it but I nodded on different rounds which enabled me to technically see the full fight although I had to piece it together from memory like a jigsaw puzzle.
But there was nothing puzzling about my impression.... A fat lethargic Cuban getting "Algierie'd" by a rank novice...there's something blasphemous about that.
Bring on Stiverne vs Wilder to wash out the foul after taste from my mouth."
You weren't the only one nodding off. A few scribes at ringside were also drifting off during those 12 brutal rounds. One of them, in a sleep-log fog in front of me, snapped up when referee Dock took a point in the 12th round.
"What just happened?" he asked, to writers around him.
Sound of them didn't know.
They were sleeping, too!
I saw Joe Frazier and the KZnockouts in a lounge act on Long Island, circa mid-70's. While I think he all agree he was no Lou Rawls, Frank Sinatra or even comparable to any legendary crooner, he was Smokin' Joe Frazier. He gave you his best inside the ring and out. That's how he lived his life. After the show, he stood in the lobby and signed autographs and took photos with anybody who wanted one.
I remember hearing people, on my way out to the parking lot, saying that they got their money's worth at the show.
Damn, I really miss Smokin' Joe!
A big congrats, tR. Here's to another 2,000!
I read a pretty decent article about all this in a science magazine years ago and found it fascinating, as without doubt (in my personal view too) it seems to be theory that holds water."
Could you share the link? Thanks!
WBC is slipping. Senior would have let the others fight for either welter or super welter belt and award Floyd with pearls n' fairy dust sprinkled total welter control champ belt. But junior is young. Give him time to figure this one out..Reply
The part about 3G not improving since his amateur days, or how he's clearly not a light middleweight?"
First part, please. Yeah he's clearly not a junior middle, but I'd like to hear your tale on both actually.
You know I love your gems and teachings.
"I personally have been knowing GC near my whole life. And you are right. He plays chess. Does crossword puzzles. Play cards. He is sharp with electronics. He's well read. He's quick witted. He eats a lot cold-watered fish, nut, seeds. He's musical. As you have hinted, he's brainy. And all the pugs who I know, and who are not punchy are brainy. Holla!"
There you go!
I know nothing about the guy and have never met him.
I read a pretty decent article about all this in a science magazine years ago and found it fascinating, as without doubt (in my personal view too) it seems to be theory that holds water.
"Thanks for your input, Storm! Can you elaborate on this, please? :)
Interesting if you're into satire, maybe. Ha!"
The part about 3G not improving since his amateur days, or how he's clearly not a light middleweight?
Thanks guys. Off the top of my head I believe I am the sixth leading poster of all time in TSS recorded history. RG, B-Sug, Ameyseng, Deepwater, the Shadow are 1-5. Number 6 all time in a group like this is pretty cool. I couldn't do it without you guys and all the great TSS writers and the fighters past and present who inspire us to come out writing. Love to all who bring it here everyday, week, or month. You don't have to be the most active to be great. Come one, come all!Reply
Both of you guys are right. It is 10oz and below the maximum weights of 147lbs and 154lbs. Holla!Reply
Nice work Roast! 2k posts and consistently killin' em!Reply
"I saw the movie RG, it happened. Never got up. Houdini escaped a straight jacket and chains upside down underneath water but one body punch and it was all over.
Ask Virgil Hill. He hasn't forgot."
Hehehehehe! You are crazy, MAN! Forever the comic, you are. But that was cold the way Superman Roy Jones Jr broke Virgil Hill's ribs that night. Holla!
I saw the movie RG, it happened. Never got up. Houdini escaped a straight jacket and chains upside down underneath water but one body punch and it was all over.
Ask Virgil Hill. He hasn't forgot.
I remember Cam F Awesome! He defeated I P Freely by UD and beat Hoo Flung Poo by SD in Japan back in the day.Reply
"Not only do body punches cause long term damage, they can kill you on the spot. Do you all remember what killed Harry Houdini? Boom, body punch. Never got up."
Dang, tR! Don't come hard like that. You are scaring the hebejeebeez outta people. Hehe! Holla!
"Nice article! Bang the drums.
I do believe what he says, especially regarding Kovalev's willingness to fight whenever, wherever, but I have a hard time taking promoters at face value when they have an agenda to push.
I don't know, it's almost like an outlet publishing Serena Williams quotes from her Proactiv commercial.
"I had pimples," Williams said in a commercial appearance. "Now they're gone!"
Now the pie is too small for award and Golovkin. I'd like to know if they are just guessing or if they've actually sent any inquiries Goossen's way.
I'd take it with a grain of salt.
All in all, since 3K's guy is so adamant about Kovalev not giving a damn what weight, where and how he fights, why not offer a catch weight bout to Ward?
170? 171? He just fought Rodriguez at 170.
Make a public offer, make Ward duck you or step up to the plate. I don't think Kovalev loses any value after losing that fight either."
Don't be hating on my Girl Serena, I've never even seen her on a Proactive commercial. I always see the one with Adam Levine and I always want to choke slam him while watching it. If Serena trained as a fighter she would beat 3G. I don't know if she could make 160 but if she could he would get TKOed in 5.
Hahaha I like the comparison. Don't you see how the movie always ends though? The human soul has that touch of something that the robot can't counter. But yes GGG is a p4p beast and is loose in the jungle now and ready to cross paths with lions.Reply
Andre who? Andre 3000 is more active than Andre Ward.Reply
Not only do body punches cause long term damage, they can kill you on the spot. Do you all remember what killed Harry Houdini? Boom, body punch. Never got up.Reply
I look forward to all of Mr. Hauser's articles, even if he is a lawyer. Granted triple G is the real deal. But he's also being processed by HBO who provide undistinguishable opposition that are the building blocks for a corporate myth. g-Granted the guy is gifted, knows where to plant his feet, trains in big bear, has lived through trajedy (no small fete), and cuts off the ring like a virtuoso...but ray robinson fought jake la motta, gene fulllmer randy turpin and carmen basilio.....Now triple g's had alot of fights, and there's no one like of that caliber on his resume. he seems gifted but robotic, ----robots will be running the future. so i guess he's right for the times....Reply
And to promote the fight, technically they can I think. As long as they fight at or below each division's weight limitReply
"Because they are not. Don't they fight in different divisions? That is what I thought. Holla!"
Damn Get it RG
I'd like to take you up on that bet my brother.
I say Ward beats him, 11-1, someone thing like that. I haven't seen Ward really lose a round since Bika -- and the judge called that a shut out!
"I'd love to see Kovalev-Ward. Its a great matchup of styles and between two of the top pound for pound fighters in the sport.
My gut feeling says that Kovalev and his people are absolutely willing to test themselves against anyone anywhere. Kovalev believes in his abilities and his team also believes in those abilities. They want that signature fight badly to happen whether its against Stevenson, Hopkins, Ward, etc.
I think the ball on this one is entirely in Ward's court. And personally, I don't think Ward has any immediate interest in Kovalev. Assuming he does fight again, he will come out saying that he needs somewhat of a tune up fight before stepping his game up. So at least for the rest of this year and probably first half of next year, A Kovalev fight is not happening unfortunately.
I strongly feel that if they do ever face each other regardless of the weight that Kovalev will knock Ward out. Ward has speed but Kovalev has ferocious power and underrated skills. Ward may have success early but mark my words that Kovalev would eventually get to him."
Duva don't want that work.
It is not going to happen, not yet, anyway, but I'd love to see V-Lo in there with Leo Santa Cruz (coming up in weight) or Nicholas Walters.
He may not be a great fighter, but he is without question...Awesome!
Yes, those were the days!
"There is an interesting relationship between boxers that actively use their brains for complex purposes and those that would otherwise be considered candidates for pugilistic dementia.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that George Chuvalo played chess or something like that and/or other than sitting around surfing porn sites all day like a dead head - not that I am suggesting Quarry was.
The tissue that builds up on the brain (from repeated smacks) doesn't repair itself, but as we get older (I believe) that the neurological pathways only rejuvenate when stimulated.
Last time I checked the neurological pathways don't find it too stimulating to have their outer enclosure clocked hard, to the point where it doesn't usually trigger any rejuvenation process.
Not like a few hours studying Kirchoff's law or something like that anyway."
I personally have been knowing GC near my whole life. And you are right. He plays chess. Does crossword puzzles. Play cards. He is sharp with electronics. He's well read. He's quick witted. He eats a lot cold-watered fish, nut, seeds. He's musical. As you have hinted, he's brainy. And all the pugs who I know, and who are not punchy are brainy. Holla!
Mitch Green should've listened to the Commish. Blood played the Iron One too close.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKLnWrrQSSA. Holla!Reply
This fight and result fell almost completely under the radar last week. But what a shocking result it was and this should spell the end of Estrada. The 2004 US Olympic boxing class has had some ups, namely Andre Ward though who knows when/if he is fighting again, and a lot of downs. This is just the latest in the line of tough times for that class.Reply
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