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The Shadow:

Fringe-belt legitimization aside, this is an excellent piece on Hopkins: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/despite-all-he-s-accomplished--49-year-old-bernard-hopkins-remains-underappreciated-210117879.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

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flackoguapo:

Haha You always get super hype when it comes to the Russian bad ***! I have heard of him eating raw meat in an interview I think? Have any cool info on him? I did watch that amateur video you posted of his. He is relentless. He has a pro style all the way through.

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Skibbz:

It was an interesting and exciting press conference. Loved that Ruslan wore his traditional Mansi clothing. I hope Chris doesn't freeze on the night... Looked like it was dawning on him whom he was going to square across June 14th. The Mansi Mauler is bringing pain in abundance, and no motor will get you away from that.



He wasn't saying it, presumably doesn't want to scare Algieri off too soon, but it's going to be war, a street fight and the new-to-boxing 19-0 Huntington NYC native is going to get his ear drums popped, his jaw broken and go home with a head the shape of a pumpkin.



The Siberian Rocky devours bear hearts for breakfast, and if you thought any of the voodoo Mama Pac was doing was strong... Wait till you see what the Mansi can incite!





(On a serious note, I can't wait for this. Going to be a great test for both fighters. Fair play to Algieri for taking it and Ruslan for giving him the shot. It's not going to be easy for either guy, as with all Ruslan fights it will eventually boil down to a test of character and will. Wish the best for both men.)

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The Shadow:

"Few fighters can consistently throw as many as 80 punches per round. A guy like Leo Santa Cruz tosses close to 100. I see no way Marcos Maidana can come out, against boxing's top PxP fighter, perhaps the greatest defensive fighter in history, and throw 120 punches per round.

No way. Ain't gonna' happen.

Maidana may try to throw that many, but, in doing so, is gonna' eat so many counter-shots he'll swearhe is fighting two men.

Can't wait for May 3.

-Randy G."


Exactly!

Although I just watched the first two rounds vs Broner. Man, that dude is relentless! And Broner's got some serious heart to be taking that whooping the way he did and still trying to win!

But nope, no 80 punches per round. If he does, it's an early night, by Floyd standards. But then again, if he doesn't he will just get outfoxed.

It is not easy.

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The Commish:

Few fighters can consistently throw as many as 80 punches per round. A guy like Leo Santa Cruz tosses close to 100. I see no way Marcos Maidana can come out, against boxing's top PxP fighter, perhaps the greatest defensive fighter in history, and throw 120 punches per round.



No way. Ain't gonna' happen.



Maidana may try to throw that many, but, in doing so, is gonna' eat so many counter-shots he'll swearhe is fighting two men.



Can't wait for May 3.



-Randy G.

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The Shadow:

Good question, Arne. (Do you have Scandinavian roots by any chance?)

He'd been in there with Jimmy Young. Even for just a few rounds, that is valuable experience.

He had been exposed to different styles and passed the tests. I think he was as ready as he could be.

Besides, Ali only had, what, 19 fights before becoming champion? Leon Spinks had seven?

In Gerry's case, I think he just so happened to face a superior boxer while lacking the necessary 15 round experience.

Had he become accustomed to going 15, it probably is a much more even fight if it takes place in 1986.

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The Commish:

I was ringside for that fight. I have see guys twitch and shake, but have never seen a KO'd fighter, stretchedon his back, throwing punches at the ceiling. All of us in the ringside press area were wide-eyed as we watched the KO'd Brown still fighting.

-Randy G.

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The Shadow:

""the moment"


terrible title.


the moment what? when people realize after blowing 70 bones on a sparring session that floyd should be fighting guys of his caliber, like Pac, SM or GGG."


Lol that's classic

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amayseng:

Man I wish we could get boxnation here in the States...

I already pay for showtime and hbo, bought the pac bradley fight which I enjoyed and will hold out only for

Sergio and Cotto.

No way I am giving money to the Mayweather fight.

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flackoguapo:

I think Paulie has hurt his hands so much that he rarely throws anything but arm punches. Or he is lying about the hands being hurt and he just naturally doesn't have the power to trade with guys. He does have a very nice jab and shifty footwork. But I think Abner Mares has a better shot at hurting MM than Paulie does Shadow. I know you know your stuff but I just don't see it. Paulie can box real well but I dont see how he can hurt Mayweather. I thought I saw Mayweather countering Guerrero with so much more confidence than he was against Cotto or even Canelo and I think it was because he was less worried about the power. And Paulie will box circles around Guerrero, but my point being is that Mayweather is too good to try and outbox without making him feel the vulnerability of the knockout.

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amayseng:

"the moment"


terrible title.


the moment what? when people realize after blowing 70 bones on a sparring session that floyd should be fighting guys of his caliber, like Pac, SM or GGG.

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Grimm:

The problem with streaming isn't finding the places that deliver the goods - it's the army of evil virus that infests your computer when you run into a bad place. Like with porn and gaming sites for children, the masterminds of cyberworld know when they're dealing with people who are ready to take any risks in order to fulfill their needs - such as see their favourite fighters, and thus click on virtually anything that resembles a chance to hit a homerun.

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flackoguapo:

"I don't think it's a topic we can touch. Kinda puts the site in a tough spot. They get ad money from HBO. If you want to pirate, I'm sure you can figure it out. Or ask Radam, he knows. :)"


Thank you.. I will try and figure it out. I started using my computer in a recreational way because of boxing and this website in particular so I just wanted to make sure. Thanks again for gaming me up on that though Shadow.

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The Shadow:

"I really liked this article. I wonder why he had to mention the "blunt" reference? I really do feel that every crack of the internet has a bunch of "stoned thoughts" that just get lost into every field and subject and who knows what happens from there... No offense to anyone that's cannabis friendly, I've just read such in depth things out there sometimes that it reminds me of that "marijuana epiphany" and nothing else.

Anyway, it sucks to pay 60 bucks to watch a fight on already "premium channels. Is it okay to ask some of you guys where you stream your fights? This is my first time posting in a forum so I kind of don't know how the water runs around here or anywhere else really haha.."


I don't think it's a topic we can touch. Kinda puts the site in a tough spot. They get ad money from HBO. If you want to pirate, I'm sure you can figure it out. Or ask Radam, he knows. :)

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flackoguapo:

I really liked this article. I wonder why he had to mention the "blunt" reference? I really do feel that every crack of the internet has a bunch of "stoned thoughts" that just get lost into every field and subject and who knows what happens from there... No offense to anyone that's cannabis friendly, I've just read such in depth things out there sometimes that it reminds me of that "marijuana epiphany" and nothing else.

Anyway, it sucks to pay 60 bucks to watch a fight on already "premium channels. Is it okay to ask some of you guys where you stream your fights? This is my first time posting in a forum so I kind of don't know how the water runs around here or anywhere else really haha..

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The Shadow:

"Definitely it was a misuderstanding. You need to get more in tune with the boksing moon. He was not trying to be a goon. He was coming down to Florida soon. Boxers are facetious and even sarcastic all in play. So all is okay.

You guys can get on your sparring session and then download it here in the Universe. Nobody is trying to tell anybody that he will be on his last ride -- in a hearse. Hehehe! Holla!"


Well if that is the case, then I will buy him a beer, shake his hand, look him in his eyes like a man and tell him I'm sorry for misunderstanding boxing discourse.

But realistically, Radam, what does he gain from sparring someone he just dismissed who's 50 pounds lighter with a fraction of the experience?

Based on his tone, did it sound to you like he wanted to do me a favor?

If that is the case, I would love to!! But if he wants to beat me up, he should at least give me a year to prepare or suggest a setting with more even terms.

I'm not going to talk tough on the Internet, though.

youtube.com/watch?v=nEYH6y6OVv0

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Radam G:

"That said, if I hurt your feelings, I apologize. Seriously. It's not that serious. And I do want you on my good side because I do appreciate your good boxing-related advice.

I also don't want to get hurt ;)"


Hehehehe! Chillax, chillax! Where is the chopping axe? Now both of you can team up and do some old skool wood chopping. And get on your fists bopping. Yall know me! I'm down wif O-P-P!

"I also don't want to get hurt" is classic. Holla!

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The Shadow:

What are you guys' prediction for the fight?

Maidana KO? Mayweather TKO? Mayweather UD12?

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The Shadow:

That said, if I hurt your feelings, I apologize. Seriously. It's not that serious. And I do want you on my good side because I do appreciate your good boxing-related advice.

I also don't want to get hurt ;)

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The Shadow:

"You are way out of line. Calling me names and a murderer is low. I asked if you wanted to spar because I will be in Miami. I thought it would be cool if we did and you are acting like a hysterical person. I thought you were training for a national championship why wouldn't you want to spar?.I never said I would beat you up and I never said anything that could be called bullying.. I said we can spar and you and your coach can check it out.Anyway I don't think Mike would ban me for suggesting a spar between two boxers and that you can bring your coach to a public gym near you. Boxers box and spar sorry for the misunderstanding. I take your answer as no. This forum is big enough for both of us so keep your insults and low blows to yourself."

I wasn't the one making threats or hurling insults, bro. You know exactly what you said and you know exactly what you meant. Don't backtrack because you calmed down. Just own it, man.

As for the "name calling," I simply responded in kind. No lower blows than what you tried to shoot at me.

I just addressed you exactly how you addressed me. Have no desire to insult you or throw "low blows." Please. I have enough material on here to intellectually TKO you from now till the end of time.

You suggested you wanted to beat me up for everyone to see, when you have posted on here that you nearly beat someone to death because you lost your cool.

How else am I going to take it? That you wanted to help me in the quest you just mocked? Come on.

But if you indeed propose a sparring session for the purpose of aiding me in my quest -- and lets face it, how much do you benefit from sparring someone 50 pounds lighter with a fraction of the experience?? -- then I think that was a very nice, considerate gesture.

But based on the context and your antagonistic tone, I HIGHLY DOUBT that was the case.

But if that is indeed what you meant, then I think that was a nice gesture and I would welcome it and appreciate it (so that's a yes, tough guy). I would even take you out and show you Miami. I'm an excellent host.

But just cut the bullsh*t. You know what you said and you know what you meant. You lost your cool. Fair enough. It happens. But don't try to weasel your way out of it. That's so lame.

Anything else you want to say about this, you can message me in private and you and I can deal with it like adults. It's not fair to the rest of the forum. I'm not sure a cyber threat (lol) warrants a phone call but if that is what it takes, I would even do that, too.

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Radam G:

"I think Shadow got his days mixed up.. It is NO longer April Fools!!"

Hehehe! No doubt about it! Haha! Holla!

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Radam G:

"Lol I'm not, Skibbz. I'm trying to be civil. Cyber threats are super corny.



If anything, that phone number is going to be bombarded by telemarketers after web scrapers have gotten a hold of it. LOL



If I have misunderstood and he in fact wants to work with me in my quest, then I'd be honored to jump in the ring with him. In fact, I'd appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. :)"




Definitely it was a misuderstanding. You need to get more in tune with the boksing moon. He was not trying to be a goon. He was coming down to Florida soon. Boxers are facetious and even sarcastic all in play. So all is okay.



You guys can get on your sparring session and then download it here in the Universe. Nobody is trying to tell anybody that he will be on his last ride -- in a hearse. Hehehe! Holla!

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deepwater2:

"Lol I'm not, Skibbz. I'm trying to be civil. Cyber threats are super corny.



If anything, that phone number is going to be bombarded by telemarketers after web scrapers have gotten a hold of it. LOL



If I have misunderstood and he in fact wants to work with me in my quest, then I'd be honored to jump in the ring with him. In fact, I'd appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. :)"




You are way out of line. Calling me names and a murderer is low. I asked if you wanted to spar because I will be in Miami. I thought it would be cool if we did and you are acting like a hysterical person. I thought you were training for a national championship why wouldn't you want to spar?.I never said I would beat you up and I never said anything that could be called bullying.. I said we can spar and you and your coach can check it out.Anyway I don't think Mike would ban me for suggesting a spar between two boxers and that you can bring your coach to a public gym near you. Boxers box and spar sorry for the misunderstanding. I take your answer as no. This forum is big enough for both of us so keep your insults and low blows to yourself.

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Radam G:

Nice! Nuff said! Holla!

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The Shadow:

You will be an epic moderator.



And I for one will be looking forward to more output from you.



Wouldn't even mind a shameless book plug or two!

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The Shadow:

"I think Shadow got his days mixed up.. It is NO longer April Fools!!"

Hehehehe :)

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The Shadow:

"It's roughly $20 a month, and for that we get every PPV, almost every fight shown in the country and major cards from around the world. On top of the actual fights there's round the clock programs incuding documentaries, interviews, boxing talk shows and much much more. It's really a small price to pay for all that they give. If you note that in the UK most people happily shell out for SkyTV/Virgin or BT, then this channel is nothing more to expect from a passionate boxing fan.

Still who isn't happy to pay less for more?"


Yeah, that's what I'm talking about right there! Seems like excellent value.

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amayseng:

I think Shadow got his days mixed up.. It is NO longer April Fools!!

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The Shadow:

"Calm it lads no good ever came from exchanging heated words on a boxing forum. Jab for laughs but let's not be stepping in behind it eh?"

Lol I'm not, Skibbz. I'm trying to be civil. Cyber threats are super corny.

If anything, that phone number is going to be bombarded by telemarketers after web scrapers have gotten a hold of it. LOL

If I have misunderstood and he in fact wants to work with me in my quest, then I'd be honored to jump in the ring with him. In fact, I'd appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. :)

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Skibbz:

"Mayweather would be the favorite, no doubt. But stranger things have happened, Skibbz!"

Yeah man but I personally don't see how it would happen. How can you picture Floyd, the guy who in 100 years from now they will hail as being one of the best defensive fighters ever to have graced the sport, to get caught clean and counted out? I agree strange things happen all the time, especially in this sport... But there's a realistic view and a fantastical view.. Maybe you could explain it how you see it cause I can't picture it for the life of me.

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