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Radam G:

TC is going to be in a storm -- a punching hail storm. But I can see him making it through the night, and winning the fight. Dude gets hit a lot to be in such a top slot. Holla!

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stormcentre:

Apparently, a few months ago, Spadafora (whilst sparring) beat the bejesus out of Beltran and another top lightweight, whose name escapes me now.

I didn't see it, but I heard about it from a reliable ringside source.

Even aside from this, I'd still like to see Paul, or the Pittsburg Kid, get a shot at the/one of the lightweight titles out there.

Crawford doesn't get his hands back to cover his chin as much/fast as I would like if I were training him.

So, I won't be surprised to see Beltran catch or drop him.

But, not sure he will beat Crawford if Gamboa didn't - as I doubt Beltran would beat Yuriorkis.

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The Commish:

"I like the idea of Cooney training Chris, isn't Lane originally a kickboxer?"

Yes, CC, Tim Lane was a kickboxer. Also, according to the guy who introduced Tim to Algieri several years ago--Derek Panza--"Tim Lane was more about becoming famous and more about being a celebrity than he was about anything else."

Chris Algieri needs someone who can teach him how to throw punches with power, how to use his leverage and reach to his advantage, instead of throwing shots which wouldn't knock a cherry off of a hot fudge sundae.

Gerry Cooney used to throw missiles with explosive warheads attached to them. Check out that video Radam put up of Cooney knocking Ron Lyle out with wicked body shots (I was one of the ringside journalists in the video who Lyle falls on top of!). One of those warheads to the body broke two of Lyle's ribs.

Algieri needs to learn how to punch with authority. Obviously, his coaches have sadly lacked in that--and other-areas.

If it's broken, fix it.

Team Algieri is broken.

I believe Cooney would be a perfect fit and the perfect piece needed to fix Team Algieri.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"I like the idea of Cooney training Chris, isn't Lane originally a kickboxer?"

YUP! Dude had only five boxing scraps against softies, and still ended up being 3-2. Holla!

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brownsugar:

"Beltran is not the biggest puncher in the world, but he is a rough, tough hombre.



While rawford has a fast pair of hands and feet, Beltran has seen it before--he has served as a longtime sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao. However, he doesn't have the "sparring partner" mentality, where the fighter holds back after drilling his opponent with a stiff shot (if you knock the boss out, you become an ex-well-paid sparring partner!). Beltran knows his job against Pacquiao and gives him some rugged work, which is how Pacquiao likes it. But he also knows just when to pull back.



In actual competition, Beltran does not hold back. He makes up for his lack of a big bomb with a heavy work rate, a stiff jab and some nifty counter-punching. He is on an unbeaten run of five fights, stretching back to a majority decision in 10 over then over once-beaten Hank Lundy.



Beltran's last stoppage came against 40'ish loser Darien Ford, who fell in the second round and promptly retired. It was his seventh straight loss.



Beltran will not stop Crawford. His only hope is to outwork work him with constant, effective pressure and clean counter-shots. However, Crawford's hand speed, timing, accuracy and footwork make him a difficult target to hit with counter-shots.



Beltran's only hope will be to pour on pressure and hope to slow Crawford with body shots.



I see this going the distance in a fast-paced fight, with Crawford retaining his title by unanimous decision.



-Randy G."




You right about Beltran Commish ... He's teak tough alright...... His only downfall is his lead feet. I think if he stands in front of Crawford the way he stood in front of Hank Lundy and most of his opponents.... Beltran gets busted up, dissected and taken apart piece by piece.



Save me some crow if I'm wrong.

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brownsugar:

The problem with Keith is nobody wants to fight him from the Al Hayman stable or from Club Top Rank.
Not Bradley or either one of the suicidal kamikaze Kings: Brandon Rio & Ruslan Provodnikov.

Postol might if given the chance, however it doesnt help that Al and Bob aren't on speaking terms.(but let's not forget that Lomo and Russell did get made).

The other welters won't even utter his name in private. ( where's a former amateur highly decorated Russian when you need him??)

It has been mentioned in very low hush - hush tones that Kell Brook will battle the fearsome Floridian but of course this would happen only after he's dined on one or two of the requisite soft opponents most newly made champs seem to crave in order to solidify their status before diving back into the heart of the welterweight fray.

I gather Khan fits into that category as far as Brook is concerned.

But Thurman's opponents aren't all that bad... He's destroyed a few serious spoilers in between softtouches which is why he rarely gets the call from decent comp.

Incredibly the Brave Juan Manuel Marquez expressed some mild interest before being wisely councelled otherwise.

Regarding ROC Nation.... As soon as one notable fighter signs with the future Power House and word gets out what income bracket he just ascended to ... Overnight Available Fighters will flocking to their door.

But ROC Nation is all about putting on Blockbuster shows ( just like they put on BlockBuster Concerts)....its Not so much about the milking of career longevity.
The timid and protected need not apply.

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spit bucket:

What a pleasure it is to see that warm smile

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Radam G:

Dig how the man "G"GC got down with hooking and uppercutting off the jab. And his liver shot and armpit missile still cannot be match by any of the nowadays pugs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGhnW_TQFW0. Holla!

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Carmine Cas:

I like the idea of Cooney training Chris, isn't Lane originally a kickboxer?

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Radam G:

"The more I think about it, the more...



Also, the more I think about it, he and Cooney woulod be such a great fit. Cooney has already shown The Shadow some tricks, and that's been in the studio during a break!



Imagine what he could do with Algieri during a two-hour gym session!!!



-Randy G."




That is how da real real roll. In dat squared jungle, "G"GC will have C-Al able to monster stroll.



Holla how far back "G"GC's was whuppin' a superbad arse goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gvKlQzWKc. And I'm hollering about "G"GC whuppin' an arse of one of the slickest boksing defensive pugs of all time. Holla!

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Carmine Cas:

I like the fight, I'd give Pacquiao the edge due to experience and speed, but like Shadow I wouldn't be surprised if Garcia hurts Pac. That would be one hell of a fight and promotion.

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The Commish:

"The more Eubank runs his mouth the more the bookies will make. All the smart money is on Billy Joe, you only have to look at how they stack up and then you'll see how one sided it's going to be. Eubank will be taught a humbling lesson and will have to follow the traditional route. His dad's talked him into this fight and now he's going to be run out and down to the bottom of the pack. Will be a pleasure to watch!"


I guess Eubank will never win "Mr. Congeniality" on that side of the pond--or anywhere else!

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"Slogans and pep talk ain't gonna cut it in the corner if he wants to continue at the championship level."

You will be shocked. You will be wrong. C-Al better do it, or he will not last long.

The right combo of words must be said to a pug "In the corner."

You have to give the fighter an effective, correct thought, or he has lost every that he has sought.

Boxing is a super-quick super-thinking sport. If you're thinking wrong -- "you are blowing it, son" -- you won't last long.

If the "pep talk" in corner causes you to think quick, of the right combos, you will have your pick.

As a boxer who was a rocket scientist said: "It ain't rocket science!"

It is the sweet science, my friend. If you don't have the right fit, you won't be able to do or know that you can do the top syet. You just got to get the fit. Or you will never have or get what pugs call "Da IT!"

And "Da IT" is the ignition to da powerful position to that proper thought that C-Al should've brought. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v-IMSKOtoE. Holla!

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Gabrielito:

Slogans and pep talk ain't gonna cut it in the corner if he wants to continue at the championship level.

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Gabrielito:

Quote Originally Posted by Radam G

What are the tough decisions for Chris? Holla!





Very true. If Chris is as smart as he is supposed to be, there is only one decision to make. That decision is: Who will my next trainer be?



-Randy G.







Nailed it Commish. The kid needs boxing people around him. Glass half full = he survived 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world (no worst than 2nd anyway) Glass half empty=had no idea of how to win.

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The Commish:

"I think you're right, he sure has nothing to lose by trying it !"

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Algieri should make a switch for the betterment of his boxing career. If he doesn't change trainers, he should just pack it in and head to medical school now, because boxing is only going to get tougher and tougher for him.

Also, the more I think about it, he and Cooney woulod be such a great fit. Cooney has already shown The Shadow some tricks, and that's been in the studio during a break!

Imagine what he could do with Algieri during a two-hour gym session!!!

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

"Jesse Reid is as good a trainer as anyone in the business in this writers opinion. Besides that he is a man's man and one willing to listen and not do a lot of bragging like too many other trainers in this business. His son is a good assistant and Gabe Rosado becoming a complete offensive fighter instead of a part time boxer, part time fighter in the same fight for a change. Gabe never seemed to look comfortable whether he was in with Pooh Ennis or Peter Quillin. At the post conference I told Quillin that Rosado "deserves a re-match". He would have that WBO title that Quillin gave up recently. Passing on a 154 title fight for a "shot" at the best P4P fighter in boxing in my opinion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin may have fattened his bank account but it sure didn't help from losing enough blood in that one to prevent several people cleaning up his blood afterwards in the ring. I'm glad he admitted to losing that one. He did half half around of backing up GGG but otherwise it was survival like all of GGG's opponents go into once they are hit."


Jesse Reid is a class act...as well as a great trainer.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

"I’m expecting 2015 to be a bangup year for boxing, and lord, I’m hoping so, as 2014 was a nasty comedown from 2013. Lots of new product will be hitting the shelves, and one new entry into the mix kicks off their slate on Dec. 13.
CBS Sports Network will run a two-hour live show on that night, and follow up with a show on Jan. 2, I was told today, by Joseph Gentile, a producer of the series, which is called “Ringside Red Carpet.?
Gentile, a financier who’s married to actress Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”), said he has a “multifight” deal with CBS, and his boxing side partner Sal Musumeci, a promoter with a few decades in the game, will be open to any and old promoters who want to place their kids on Red Carpet shows.
Both the Dec. 13 and Jan. 2 shows will unfold at the Hammerstein Ballrrom in Manhattan, which used to feature fights put on by Lou Dibella, and also Cedric Kushner.
The first event will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM, ET. Charles Martin, a heavyweight promoted by King Sports, will be featured, as will Notre Dame grad Mike Lee (13-0, with 7 KOs; last fight was in July, beat Paul Gonsalves via MD6), who will fight, and then take off the gloves and replace them with a headset, to help call the action.
"Ringside Red Carpet will feature high level boxing, along with the spectacle and big-event feel to each event," Musumeci said. “The goal is to have the 56 million US subscribers to CBS Sports Network sitting back, and feeling like they are a ringside,” Gentile told me.
Martin (18-0-1 with 16 KOs; born in Missouri), in camp at Abel Sanchez’ gym in Big Bear, will rumble with Raphael Zumbano Love (35-8-1 with 28 Kos; from Argentina; age 33; stopped just once, in 2006; lost to Shannon briggs in June).
King exec Paul Cain said that Martin is on message, at about 245 now, and got great work at Amir Mansour’s recent camp. “Hopefully, HBO or Showtime will be onto Charles,” he said. “And right now he’s headlining for Sal and Joe. We want a Klitschko fight sooner rather than later. Charles thinks and we think he’s good enough.”
Gentile said he will soon announce some of the Hollywood talent who will make a red-carpet entrance and attend the scraps. “I love the sport and want to bring out the best of it,” he stated. “It’s open to all promoters, I’d like this series to be like Switzerland like that! Bring me a great fight, which is good for the sport, good for the audience live and on TV.”Gentile thinks Lee is a real keeper, and he will get lots of love from RRC. “He has a a finance degree, he’s a sweetheart, he’s altruistic, he’s a good looking kid, and apparently the ladies like him! It’d be great to bring more female boxing fans to the audience. Lee is just a great role model.”As for the January show, Gentile said he will announce participants on that card on Dec. 13. Musumeci told me he’s looking to fill out the Dec. 13 slate with one more fight, apart from the Martin and Lee scraps, and said he’s sifting through a bunch of possibles."


Can't wait for these shows. Boxing is going to have a huge year in 2015.

Not big. Not grande.

HUGE!

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

"Right on, Paul! Lookin' good!"

Michael Woods and I were with him last week at Kingsway Gym in NYC. His smile lit up the room.

Woodsy did a short interview with him.

Just listening the his positive attitude---as he shifted his legs with his hands--brought tears to my eyes.

What a true champion he is!

-Randy G.

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Pazuzu:

Right on, Paul! Lookin' good!

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The Commish:

"What are the tough decisions for Chris? Holla!"

Very true. If Chris is as smart as he is supposed to be, there is only one decision to make. That decision is: Who will my next trainer be?

-Randy G.

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Skibbz:

"I enjoy watching Thurman but is he really the most feared? He is fighting C level fighters while he should be fighting B level fighters. 39 year old Bundu?

Thurman is in his prime, it is time to step up and he will be so much better for it. If he goes from fighting C level fighters right to the A list he will be outclassed as history shows us.

Its not his fault because Thurman comes to fight and calls guys out but his advisor is not doing right by him. Turning down the Roc Nation offer was not a good career move. He would of had some nice buzz going for him if he was the first boxer signed by Roc Nation and I am sure they would have rolled out the red carpet for him as well as paying him huge paydays."


I was at Gavin v Bundu a few months back and I think it's going to be a good test for Thurman. We've seen him dropped before by Soto Karass but Bundu is in better shape and hits harder than SK. He's also hittable but he's a bully and will come forward to meet Thurman in the centre of the ring. If it goes the distance, it will be an invaluable lesson for Thurman. If Thurman stops him at some point then he makes a further statement about his power and picks climbs up closer to the world title.

That said I think you're right, it was a bad move to not sign with Roc Nation. He's in the right weight class and has the likability both inside and outside the ring to be a star, and no doubt that's what Roc Nation had in mind..

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Radam G:

"The same goes for Algeiri's corner. Chris has some tough decisions to make."

What are the tough decisions for Chris? Holla!

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Radam G:

NICE! Go, PAUL, GO!

It is just a matter of time before he rises from that seat. Not being able to walk, he is going to BEAT. Holla!

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deepwater2:

I enjoy watching Thurman but is he really the most feared? He is fighting C level fighters while he should be fighting B level fighters. 39 year old Bundu?



Thurman is in his prime, it is time to step up and he will be so much better for it. If he goes from fighting C level fighters right to the A list he will be outclassed as history shows us.



Its not his fault because Thurman comes to fight and calls guys out but his advisor is not doing right by him. Turning down the Roc Nation offer was not a good career move. He would of had some nice buzz going for him if he was the first boxer signed by Roc Nation and I am sure they would have rolled out the red carpet for him as well as paying him huge paydays.

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kenhissner:

Jesse Reid is as good a trainer as anyone in the business in this writers opinion. Besides that he is a man's man and one willing to listen and not do a lot of bragging like too many other trainers in this business. His son is a good assistant and Gabe Rosado becoming a complete offensive fighter instead of a part time boxer, part time fighter in the same fight for a change. Gabe never seemed to look comfortable whether he was in with Pooh Ennis or Peter Quillin. At the post conference I told Quillin that Rosado "deserves a re-match". He would have that WBO title that Quillin gave up recently. Passing on a 154 title fight for a "shot" at the best P4P fighter in boxing in my opinion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin may have fattened his bank account but it sure didn't help from losing enough blood in that one to prevent several people cleaning up his blood afterwards in the ring. I'm glad he admitted to losing that one. He did half half around of backing up GGG but otherwise it was survival like all of GGG's opponents go into once they are hit.

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Froggy:

If not Pacquiao ? Brandon Rios would be good or maybe the Siberian Rocky !

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Gabrielito:

The same goes for Algeiri's corner. Chris has some tough decisions to make.

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Froggy:

That man is a fighter ! Nice to see that smile !

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brownsugar:

Wow...talk about a source for inspiration

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