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michigan400:

Yes, Floyd still beats 95% of the guys out there. But that's down from 110% just a year ago. Next May it will be 80%. And that's why we all will never know how great he was. Now that he is fading, it's just a matter of time before he gets an embarresing loss to someone he should easily win against. That will do more damage to his rep than his precious zero did good. He should have already fought Pac 2 or 3 times, then moved up and challanged MW champ (yes, him challanging a bigger stronger guy to prove he is TBE). Think about it. If he would have already beat Pac and then quickly picked off Martinez before he went downhill ( I mean shoved off a cliff!), nobody would be able to question his desire for competition. As it is right now, he has not had to push himself in so long, HE NO LONGER CAN. He is in trouble for his next fight. He does not have the overdrive gear anymore and he will be run over soon.

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SouthPawFlo:

Floyd isn't the only Boxer I like, I'm actually a bigger Andre Ward Fan he's just Hibernating right now...





I've been following boxing for a while and all I'm saying is that NOBODY has been this good this Long...





17 years as a world Champion is Special to me....



I've seen a lot of guys have Awesome 5 year Runs, 10 years even, but 17 years as a World Titlist isn't something that just happens everyday... He's outlasted everybody from his Olypmic Team and he majority of the guys from his "Era" are either Retired, Dead or fighting just to pay the bills, who else who turned pro in 1996 is active right now and performing on a PPV World Class Level????

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Radam G:

"I realize taste is a personal thing, but does that drink taste good? Is it something you think each of us here in the TSS universe would swallow and say, "Mmm-mmm, this is good," and quickly lift the glass for a second mouthful?
Maca powder? Cardamon powder? Red Pepper???

I am writing this as I have my first cup of black coffee for the day!

-Randy G."


It tastes like ssssss! And it burns my mouth, my eyes and my insides. (It would tear you guys in this TSS Universe arses up.) But it kicks me into supersonic speed of thought. And it keep me monster fit. My blood pressure is away around 96 over 55 to 100 over 60. My Pulse is 45 to 55. And my eyes are 20-8. I have absolutely no wrinkles -- not even on my arse. And as you get older, it keep your skin from sagging.

Ninety percent of what I eat and/or drink is for health and nutrition, not taste. I occasionally eat French Fries -- sweet potato and mushroom ones. And I have mad luv for Filipino ice cream. Not dat stanky -- I mean Yanky -- syet. That stuff will kill you. Hehe!

And I have mad luv for Filipino fried-in-coconut-oil-with-my-grannie-special-recipe chicken and duck.

I luv American Muslim bean pies. From a baby I was eating that from hanging around the GOAT Ali, his last trainer assistant "Youngblood" Muhammad and their children.

And, of course, I have mad luv for Italian food that I learned to eat from being around the late, great cutman Chuck Bodak.

And, lastly, there is nothing better than Cuban black beans and rice. I got in to eating that from going to Cuba and hanging out with Cuban pugs. Holla!

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the Roast:

I am enjoying this conflict.

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Radam G:

"Part of my morning is scouring hotels to stay on my Nov. 8 excursion from L.I. to Atl. City. I cannot believe how expensive the rooms are.

Atlantic City, which is a financially-hurting city right now, is in the process of closing Four hotels. Cqsinos in the Northeast have delivered a devastating blow to the city which was "The Capital of Boxing" in the 1980's.

During those years, I was down there almost once a week for boxing action. Some I announced. Some I covered. There was ESPN's "Top Rank Boxing." There were title fights and meaningful fights. Exciting fights. Gerry Cooney. Frank Fletcher. Teddy Mann. B-Hop. Roy Jones. Bobby Czyz. Michael Spinks. Livingstone Bramble. Kenny "Bang Bang" Bogner. Mike Rossman. Kevin Howard. Jeff Chandler.

It will feel great to get down there for what promises to be a super matchup between B-Hop & Sergei Kovalev and Rosado-Kirkland. What won't feel good is having to shell out close to $1,000 for a room and food for a single night.

As I said, I'll be scouring the internet today for hotels which are willing to keep their price down for that weekend.

I'll put my findings back up here later.

-Randy G."


Use your AARP discounts. Whenever my parents, grandparents and senior aunties, uncles and cousins roll up onto the U.S. mainland and to Atlantic City, they get 70 and 80 percent discounts on hotel discounts guaranteed because of AARP. Holla!

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deepwater2:

TBE= total boredom every time

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Radam G:

"Floyd at 37 years old and 18 years in the Game still beats 95% of all welterweight even on a bad night.





His Ring IQ, Defense, counter-punching, conditioning & footwork is still a notch above everybody else, even at his "advanced" age...."




It has always been that way. An old top gun supposed to be able to beat 95% of all the lesser fighters in his division even on a bad night. You have some strong man luv for Lil' Floyd.



At 37 years old, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, and Sugar Shane Mosley, to name a few, could take out 99.5% of the opposition.



Lil' Floyd ain't special. Holla!

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The Commish:

"I like this fight too. Hey if Rosado had advisor/ manager/ promoter/ violator of the Ali Act, he would be undefeated right now. A Haymon special attraction is another name for a tuneup. This card is shaping up to be very entertaining. If Kirkland is with Ann Wolfe then I favor him. I also favor Kovalev."

Part of my morning is scouring hotels to stay on my Nov. 8 excursion from L.I. to Atl. City. I cannot believe how expensive the rooms are.

Atlantic City, which is a financially-hurting city right now, is in the process of closing Four hotels. Cqsinos in the Northeast have delivered a devastating blow to the city which was "The Capital of Boxing" in the 1980's.

During those years, I was down there almost once a week for boxing action. Some I announced. Some I covered. There was ESPN's "Top Rank Boxing." There were title fights and meaningful fights. Exciting fights. Gerry Cooney. Frank Fletcher. Teddy Mann. B-Hop. Roy Jones. Bobby Czyz. Michael Spinks. Livingstone Bramble. Kenny "Bang Bang" Bogner. Mike Rossman. Kevin Howard. Jeff Chandler.

It will feel great to get down there for what promises to be a super matchup between B-Hop & Sergei Kovalev and Rosado-Kirkland. What won't feel good is having to shell out close to $1,000 for a room and food for a single night.

As I said, I'll be scouring the internet today for hotels which are willing to keep their price down for that weekend.

I'll put my findings back up here later.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"It appears that a fight between Gabriel Rosado and James Kirkland is being close to being finalized as the chief support to Hopkins-Kovalev on November 8th and will be televised by HBO.

I, for one, absolutely love this fight. There is no way it can't provide tons of action from the opening bell. I know that Rosado has lost a few fights of late (won in BKB recently) but he is solid and matched correctly like he is here will provide for a fan friendly fight. And Kirkland is almost always in some sort of war and fight of the year candidate.

These are the kind of fights I love and wish the networks would give us more of than say some of the garbage we have gotten of late. I don't necessarily want to see the top names in the division if they are in bad fights or bad matchups. Give me Kirkland-Rosado anyday over say Canelo-Clottey or some of the recent Al Haymon special attractions. This is also the kind of fight HBO used to make all the time and put on their boxing after dark series but have more or less gotten away from that in recent years. I love it and the November 8th HBO card is to me the best card of the year now. No doubt, far better than any of the PPV's that have been on the schedule or are scheduled."


We are definitely riding on different wagons on this one. And my shotgun rider is shooting at cha.

I'm rolling with the Lone Star T-State "Mandingo Warrior" James Kirkland and his killa trainer Ann "The Mermaid" Wolfe ambushing Rosado and putting him too sleep by round five or six.

But I wouldn't be surprised if it ended badly for Rosado in round two or three. Holla!

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SouthPawFlo:

Floyd at 37 years old and 18 years in the Game still beats 95% of all welterweight even on a bad night.





His Ring IQ, Defense, counter-punching, conditioning & footwork is still a notch above everybody else, even at his "advanced" age....

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The Commish:

"He rolled up in the TSS 1,000-post Club while hiding in plain sight.

What a sneaky cat! Bobbing and weaving and heaving that sweet science knowledge. A belated welcome to the 1,000-post Club, you sneaky, stealthy PLAYAAAA! Congrats! Holla!"


A big congrats from here, too. He does it while scooting around Ohio, Niagara Falls, Buffalo. Rochester and other places unknown in upstate NY.

He's a true boxing junkie.

Keep those posts coming, 'cat.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

Okay, the "regulars" have sent in their ratings. We'd love everybody else to jump aboard and give us yours. Every set of ratings counts.

In addition, it looks as if there will be a shakeup in the ratings this month. So, keep your ballots coming. Don't let up. You still have all Tuesday and Wednesday.

The new PxP ratings will be posted on Thursday morning.

If you are reading this and haven't done your set of PxP Ratings yet--do 'em!

Thanks.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

"Thanks for the love, guys. I'm celebrating by drinking a large glass of raspberry coconut tea with a pinch of maca power, cardamon power and red pepper in it. Hehe! That is some good stuff. Holla!"



I realize taste is a personal thing, but does that drink taste good? Is it something you think each of us here in the TSS universe would swallow and say, "Mmm-mmm, this is good," and quickly lift the glass for a second mouthful?

Maca powder? Cardamon powder? Red Pepper???



I am writing this as I have my first cup of black coffee for the day!



-Randy G.

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oubobcat:

I keep going back and forth myself as to who will win.

I think Rosado will try to blitz Kirkland early and try to get him out of there like Ishida did and also like Angulo and Tapia almost did. If Kirkland survives (I think he will), I look for him to come on. But Rosado is not like Tapia or Angulo and will not just stand in front of Kirkland. He will use movement and will try to get some distance to land his own shots. I see both having their moments and the fight coming down the stretch very close. It may come down to who wants it more as we enter the late rounds and my gut says that it will be Rosado wanting it just a little more. So right now going with Rosado by either late TKO or decision.

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The Commish:

"Let's Get Ready to Rumbllllllle!"

(With credit to Michael Buffer)

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"I'm back for another couple of weeks at the helm.


If you've been wondering where thegreyman was (I doubt it)- I took August off on a couple of very enjoyable vacations, and I've been busy with work all September so far, but I've got a little free time for the rest of the month so I figured I'd spend it back here reading the informative posts of some hardcore boxing fanatics, and contributing what I can myself.

I intend to score the contest exactly the same way BSug did, in his stellar performance during the first half of September.

That is: You'll have to make something of a consistent contribution over the next two weeks- one fantastic post alone will not allow you to swoop in and claim the prize, though of course you wont have to match the inexhaustible outputs of Oubobcat or Shadow. A few top quality posts a week should be ideal.

As ever contributions from our silent audience of thousands is encouraged- it's always great to see a new face emerge on the forums, and there's nothing to stop you from winning in your first two weeks here.

With that, I'll let you all get on, you know what you have go do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk"


Way to roll in with "Earth, Wind and Fire." "The Reasons" that my mommy gave it up to my pops. And nine months later, punching and yelling seven-pound Radam G slipped and slided out into the world. Hehe! And my mommy says, "It seems like it was just yesterday.

Welcome to the helm again. Holla!

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the Roast:

Truth be told Greymn the night you were named Mod the last time I was over served. I should have just owned up to it the next day but I didn't.

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thegreyman:

Also, don't forget the bastard child of TSS- The Boxing Channel- it has just as much legitimacy as just as many prizes as the principal forums, I assure you!

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thegreyman:

Wo Ho! Shadow and Skibbz going at it again!

Handbags at dawn?

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thegreyman:

And yes Roast, I'll be paying particular attention to your posts this time around.

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thegreyman:

"I see Rosado beaten to a pulp and out before the 8th. It will be a relatively slow start but once the kitchen door opens it will get pretty hot in there. Should be a great fight and prelude to the main event that we are so eagerly anticipating."

Fair dues, but I see Rosado winning late in the fight/ on the cards. This one's going to be a treat for us all.

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thegreyman:

Chino fought the wrong fight thanks to wrong decisions.

Mayweather fought the best fight he could, and that's the reality of who he is now. It's tough to look good against a guy like Chino if you fight in Floyd's style, at Floyd's age.

Much like RJJr, Floyd's style depends hugely on reflexes and speed. Once that's gone, all you've got is faded athleticism and a high ring IQ. Floyd lacks even power. For that reason, it's tough to look good against a brawling mauler, but not against a flat footed boxer just a year ago (Canelo).

So long as Floyd chooses the right opponent next May, he'll look as good for 12 as he did in the 2nd.

I for one think it's best to wash our hands of the whole stinking fight.

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Skibbz:

Indeed I had GreyMan, I am looking forward to Hopkins and kovalev, a potential FOTY and if hopkins wins then he deserves the Fighter of the Year in my opinion. If Floyd wins the accolade again then ($$$$=FOTY).

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Skibbz:

I see Rosado beaten to a pulp and out before the 8th. It will be a relatively slow start but once the kitchen door opens it will get pretty hot in there. Should be a great fight and prelude to the main event that we are so eagerly anticipating.

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thegreyman:

Great fight.

A fantastic stylistic match up. As Oubobcat says, it doesn't always take the most skilled guys to make the best fights, but the most well matched styles.

Kirkland is a dangerous guy for anyone with his relentless come-to-kill attitude and abundance of power, and always offers excitement with his less than consistent defence. Would have loved to see him in with Canelo, I think that would have been a great fight for the red head, but this offers just as much excitement.

Rosado too, always comes looking for a fight, and is resilient enough to carry this one down the stretch and see it through to a win I think.

What a card this is! Best of the year or what?

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Skibbz:

"That's the thing. Who the hell knows? It seems like a pretty drastic thing to do but I guess the attacker figured he needed an equalizer.

But does sure look like something happened on the DL."


Can you explain to me your interest in gossiping about the situation? This is a boxing forum take the gossip to your local woman's club or to random topics.

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Skibbz:

You turn your nose at potentially the biggest boxing bout in history because you believe it is over ripe. Well they may no longer be spring chickens or men in their prime but a fight between to veterans with such needle is one that I would never turn down.

How could a true fan possibly decline such an event, it defies reason. Whilst they are still active we should still hold hope, after that we can steel ourselves to the disappointment, but not sooner.

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Skibbz:

If floyd gets in the ring with a young operator on the cusp of a title fight he will lose. If Marcos Maidana can land the jab then we must believe better athletes with more whiplike jabs will find the target too.

I think the slow Philly hype job will get his shot at Floyd maybe in May, that will be one great trash talking PPV you can buy for $75 or more. They could even hit the road and head to Jerry Springer if that show still runs on air...

Beat the hype job, then take on Chris Algieri and beat him too. I think Commissioner made a great point on Leo Santa Cruz saying that if he can fire 100+ shots at a Roman but against a Rigondeaux he will find it difficult to shoot 20 in one round. I am sure he echoes these same thoughts in a potential Floyd vs Algieri fight.

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thegreyman:

Here's to holla'ing another 9000 our way. Congrats Radam!

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thegreyman:

Not that I'd want to see the now. Both guys well past their respective primes- it would be a mockery of itself.

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