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The Commish:

Great post, Shadow. Great post



-Randy G.

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jzzy:

"One of my inside guys at Robert Garcia's gym tells me Maidana is looking absolutely terrific in training...says he thinks he is in better shape now than he was when he fought and beat Adrien Broner.



The fight plan will be to try and make $$$May uncomfortable & and take him out of his fight plan (which, of course, nobody has successfully done). Miguel Cotto was the last guy who truly attempted to do that. While he didn't win, he certainly showed the vulnerability in $$$May.



As Maidana is sparring in preparation for this bout, shouts of "rough him up" come from his corner. You know that's exactly what they want Maidana to do to $$$May. When boxing's top PxP fighter goes back to the ropes, they want Maidana to blast away at his biceps, his forearms, his shoulders, his hips, his body. Lean on him. Make him push Maidana away again and again. Don't box him. Brawl with him. Maul him. Make him rumble. Round after round.



Make him feel the way Joe Frazier made Muhammad Ali feel in the "Thrilla' in Manila." Frazier was prepared to die that night. So was Ali. Maidana has to go in with the same mindset. Will $$$May have the same mindset? Has he ever? Does victory mean THAT much to him?



If Maidana brings the gameplan he has been training for, and couples that with the warrior's attitude we think is inside him, we'll find out just what kind of warrior $$$May is.



Eventually, every fighter has to show us how deep he can dig to pull out vbictory. Will May 3 finally be the day when $$$May shows us if he truly owns a warrior's heart?



We're getting close to the opening bell!



-Randy G."




Maidana will give a good effort, he's young and tough with the great Latin fighting heart, but too slow. Mayweather is too smart and experienced, he's seen

it all and is still dedicated so I expect a boxing clinic with Money two steps ahead of El Chino.

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The Commish:

One of my best friends--Chuck Minker--was one of the three judges for the Holmes-Witherspoon fight. He scoredit 115-113 for Holmes. Judge Chuck Hassett had it big for Holmes, I believe 118-111, while a third judge,Herb Santos, had it 115-114 for Witherspoon.

I was ringside for the fight. I scored it exactly like Minker--115-114. In 1990, I was in Las Vegas for a commissioner's convention. At one point, I sat back with Chuck and watched the entire fight again. Some rounds we watched multiple times. Each time, Holmes won won the fight. Our scorecards were identical. They were the same on the night of the fight.

Larry Holmes won that fight. It was close. It was two-sided. It was competitive. It was controversiall.

But Holmes won it. He deserved to win it.

-Randy G.

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The Shadow:

"I dig how you can always come up with the actuality of the reality. Solid stuff. Holla!"

Thank you, Radam

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The Shadow:

"It's a gimmick to sell fights!!!!! You're not on the inside!!! I hide in plain sight like radam!!!!!!! C'mon man"

Lol do you really? Are you in Vegas? I'm not an insider per se, I just go to the gyms and ask questions if I'm in town for big fights rather than just sit around.

But yes, it's a gimmick for sure. These shows follow a script.

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ArneK.:

And Dino keeps us in suspense. Are his initials S.L.? If not, E.C.?

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ArneK.:

Yes, bad-mouthing Marciano with Rocky's relatives sitting nearby was very disturbing. It was as if he had insulted the Pope. But I could understand Larry's frustration. Who among us hasn't blurted out things in a fit of anger that we wish we could take back? Take away that moment and I can't think of another incident where Holmes acted like a jerk. I think he was/is a credit to his sport.

What I liked about Larry was that even at the height of his fame he was very approachable, very down-to-earth.

Deepwater2 alludes to Holmes' real-estate holdings in the Easton area. One of the buildings he owned was leased to the local police department. In a radio interview several years after he retired, I asked him what he was most proud of. He said "I believe I'm the only black guy in America that owns a police station."

That gift decision that Dino mentions. The reference is obviously to his fight with Tim Witherspoon. I was there and scored the bout a draw. It was a debatable decision, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a bad decision. Witherspoon had only 15 fights going in. Agree with it or not, there's a rule of thumb -- or was in the old days -- that one should lean toward the incumbent in a title fight if there's some doubt about who was the better man. I think that's what happened and I'm fine with it.

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oubobcat:

I think Guerrero's career was ruined by Grady Brewer. He has not fought with any confidence since the knockout loss. In his last fight against Gatica, he was almost taken out early. Lemiuex is being showcased here by Showtime in part because they need some Middleweight contenders and he will deliver with a spectacular knockout.

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deepwater2:

Remember the good ole days when boxing skills and knockouts sold fights? Que "The Times They are Changing" song. Times may change but skills will always remain timeless. The other stuff is just noise. Focus on the signal, not the noise.

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deepwater2:

I love my DVR. Shannon Briggs may be out of his mind and desperate for a payday but I have to agree with him when he told Leapai he is a bum. Hopefully Leapai can pull a Corrie Sanders or a Brewster. I think Leapai was handpicked by K2 because Klit can't really clinch this guy to death, Klit can stay at the end of his jab and drop bombs on him. If he clinches this guy the mans face might be in Klits cup. knock this guy out for goodness sake Klit.

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deepwater2:

That looks like Gallagher's steak house , forget that cake I would be drooling for a fat porterhouse if I was cutting weight before a bout(which I am, I am kinda sick of Raw Almonds, protein shakes,green juice, salad and baked chicken breast ). Khan might have a speed advantage but speed can be nullified with timing. Collazo has got great timing and counterpunching ability. Look for a check hook over the Khan double jab. If the Khan glass jaw can withstand those check hooks he might just win in good fashion. I'm rooting for nice guy Louie. I hope Virgil Hunter gives good advice in the corner instead of some mystic riddles.

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deepwater2:

Larry will always be great in my book. One of the best jabs I have ever seen. It was not cool to bad mouth The Rock but hey these things happen. Larry is a great businessman that owns a big part of pennsylvania and never hit a grandma in a mugging and never beat down a wife. His jumping over a car to get to Burbick will always put a smile on my face.

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deepwater2:

Carter was no angel and the movie was off in terms of his potential to be champ of the world when his career was in a downward spiral. We will never know what happened. If the man inspired people to do better some how some way at least that should be applauded. The best thing for people to do is stay out of the system, Do not do the crime if you can not do the time because you will do the time if caught.

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oubobcat:

I am pulling for Collazo myself. Part of the reason is I really do not want to see a future Mayweather-Khan fight. However, I think Khan will prevail in this one.

Khan, I believe, is simply too fast for Collazo. Khan's hand speed advantage is apparent. He is also more agile and will use that agility to set up combinations utilizing his vast hand speed advantage. If he remains focused for the entire fight, it should be a relatively easy one for him.

We all know about Khan's chin and defensive liabilities. It is entirely possible that Collazo could land a big shot, much like he did against Ortiz, and do something dramatic. I think though that Collazo is going fall in love too much with trying to land the big shot and will forgot that he needs to do work to set that punch up. I see him following Khan around the ring where Khan ends up picking him apart.

Like I said earlier, I hope I am wrong. I really like Luis Collazo and hope he can find a way to prevail. But the sensible part of me says Khan will ultimately get the nod in this one.

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New York Tony:

Long way around to get to the barn, and with a whole lot of manure along the way. "There's no doubt our prisons are testament to a warped national sense of justice" is twaddle. Prisons are -- surprise! -- a means of dealing with criminals. What the hell is warped about incarcerating offenders, particularly violent ones? Nothing, that's what. But Michael Woods is quite right in pointing out that Carter's innocence (or guilt, for that matter) is by no means a sure thing. Most who are firmly convinced one way or the other have a political axe to grind. And speaking of axes, did Lizzie Borden pick one up? We'll never know, anymore than we'll ever know if Carter picked up a gun in that New Jersey tavern long ago. Or even if he was ever there.

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The Commish:

I have talked with Larry one-on-one so many times I have lost count. Many times, the words he said about Rocky Marciano come up. They were the words of an angry young man (Billy Joel's song!) who felt he was getting screwed by the boxing establishment. In private, he has said some wonderful things about Marciano...about his big heart...about his devastating right hand...about overall career. He believes he would have beaten Marciano, but any top-notch fighter will always believe he could have beaten a legendary fighter from another era who fought in the same weight class (unless you're Mike Tyson, talking about Sonny Liston--"I could never beat him...never.").

I totally understand where he was coming from. I know he was wrong when he spoke the words he did about Marciano--and so does he--but I understand where he was coming from.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"I hear ya. Either way it's a great story. Found the video, check it out. He seems like a very humble, down to earth, honest dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ZQERHL6ow"



I dig how you can always come up with the actuality of the reality. Solid stuff. Holla!

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Radam G:

"I hear ya. Either way it's a great story. Found the video, check it out. He seems like a very humble, down to earth, honest dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ZQERHL6ow"

I dig how you can always come up with the actuality of the reality. Solid stuff. Holla!

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Radam G:

Wow! I won't even get started. It might bring back TSS Reader Robert Curtis. The Easton Assassin's biggest fan ever. Holla!

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dino da vinci:

Arne knew where I was going with this.

Randy, the K Brother lost to Ross Purity. Quit against Chris Byrd. Can you picture Marciano quitting against Chris Byrd? Can you picture Ross Purity stopping Marciano? Of course the men you mentioned could still win Heavyweight Titles today.
To begin with, you have six to choose from. Those men had to beat the one man holding the strap. It's these present day guys that may never have gotten to sample being called champ.

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dino da vinci:

I never warmed to Holmes either.

Yes, I think it's safe to say Larry caught a bit of a bad break having to be the one attempting to fill Ali's shoes, in what amounts to an impossible task. He caught some good breaks as well. Not having to fight a prime Foreman, a gift decision to retain the title. A major drop off in depth of talent in the heavyweight division from what had been arguably it's deepest of all time.

And I maintain Marciano would have punched holes in him, so the quote attributed to Holmes pertaining to Marciano soured a lot of us on him.

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brownbomber:

Thank you Shadow. You are on the inside as well I presume

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brownbomber:

It's a gimmick to sell fights!!!!! You're not on the inside!!! I hide in plain sight like radam!!!!!!! C'mon man

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The Shadow:

""Dog eat dog world." Danggit, you are all up in my boy's syet.

Chamillionaire rolled up on the great one the wrong way. You don't interrupt sombody's flow, cut off other people and expect for somebody to drop everything that he is doing and give you the stage. You be respectful and wait, or maybe send a servant or flunkie over to tell the great who you are and what you want and expect.

Fans will cut through other people and knock them over rushing for you. This is why the greats need a detail of big uglies ready to halt the eager fan. And bust their arses if need to be.

Chamillionaire is a star rapper. He is probably exaggerating, so that he can eventually put that syet in a rap song. If he hasn't already done so.

It ain't so about Mike! And it is a Santa Claus! And Easter bunnies. And a land of OZ.

Toto, Toto! I don't think that we are in Kansas anymore. Hehehe! Have we ever been there? Holla!"


I hear ya. Either way it's a great story. Found the video, check it out. He seems like a very humble, down to earth, honest dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ZQERHL6ow

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Radam G:

"Dog eat dog world." Danggit, you are all up in my boy's syet.



Chamillionaire rolled up on the great one the wrong way. You don't interrupt sombody's flow, cut off other people and expect for somebody to drop everything that he is doing and give you the stage. You be respectful and wait, or maybe send a servant or flunkie over to tell the great who you are and what you want and expect.



Fans will cut through other people and knock them over rushing for you. This is why the greats need a detail of big uglies ready to halt the eager fan. And bust their arses if need to be.



Chamillionaire is a star rapper. He is probably exaggerating, so that he can eventually put that syet in a rap song. If he hasn't already done so.



It ain't so about Mike! And it is a Santa Claus! And Easter bunnies. And a land of OZ.



Toto, Toto! I don't think that we are in Kansas anymore. Hehehe! Have we ever been there? Holla!

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the Roast:

"Of course Maidana will touch up Lil' Floyd with a couple of shift punches. And we will see if Lil' Floyd will be able to adjust.

I see Lil' Floyd winning easily in a stinker. After Maidana buzz him, Lil' Floyd is going to stink da joint out by slow punching, clinching and moving. Maidana doesn't have the foot speed to catch Lil' Floyd. And when Maidana cut him off, Lil' Floyd will just bytch tie him up. Holla!"


Sounds like you are describing the Hopkinzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-Shumenov waltz. Stink da joint out, clinching and moving, and bytch tie him up. When Hop does it he's a phenom. Wow he's 49, he's in great shape, he walks on water, the great Hopkinzzzz can do no wrong. I'm not talking about you radam, I'm talking about the Patrick Swayze from Ghost ditto man, the Money biased Ameyseng.

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the Roast:

Got to set the DVR for this. Something tells me I'll be fast forwarding after the 6th just to see if there is a knockdown. Just like that Quillen fight from last Sat. God bless the DVR.

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DaveB:

Not only does Hopkins slow his man down and beat them in a mud fight he starts by getting into their minds. Dude is master at mind games. I know he will never fight Mayweather but he would make Mayweather have a nervous breakdown. Shumenov was still crying after the fight when he said "And you said (the camera didn't stay long enough to hear what Shumenov said) and Hopkins said I had to say that to get into your head. He does make these guys fight like they hadn't planned. They are bewildered.

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The Shadow:

"Yeah I read about the Chamillionare incident, one of my friends is a gymnastics instructor, he told me one of his student's father ran into Mike in an elevator.



He asked for an autograph, "Blow me" was the response he got lol. This guy was white too, I know it's he say she say, but it does not look good for Mike.



The icing on the cake is that his shoes cost an arm and a leg when a lot of customers are from lower income families in the inner city.



I don't know him personally but I'm not his biggest fan"




LMAO "blow me?!"



Nike better have sent that student's pops some kicks! Lol that's hilarious, he's such an a$$.



I totally don't doubt he said that at all. After he drafted high schooler Kwame Brown with the 1st pick just before un-retiring, he tried to mold the teenager into a superstar.



When it became obvious he wasn't going to produce immediately, Jordan tortured the kid psychologically, bringing him to tears and then calling him a "flaming faggot" -- which would become Jordan's nickname for him.



Needless to say, the kid never made it. But hey, it's a dog eat dog world.

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Radam G:

"I think in this case it is a huge asset for bhop.



just look at how much floyds alien like reach helps him in his weight class where he Always has the advantage.



not this time."




It wouldn't help him against Money May. I believe that Money May would take it away just as he did against the late Diego Corrales.



Height only works if the other fighter is standing to the outside, not punching, not moving to side to side and not moving his head. Money May would shoulder roll, two step stroll and on B-Hop put a terrible punching toll.



He'd beat B-Hop similar to the way that the young Roy Jones Jr beat the young B-Hop IMHO. Holla!

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