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The Shadow:

"And Golovkin beat Dirrell handily in 2004 at Athens. Golovkin was, even with half the skills he has now, banging away at the body, commanding the ring and the flow of the fight, taking away Dirrell's jab and completely controlling range. I can't see how you could think, after seeing that fight, that Dirrell could seriously bother GGG.

As we've said countless times here, the amateurs are NOT the same as the pros. Amateurs award for quantity, not quality- amateur bouts are a sporting contest, pro's are a fight to the end.

Golovkin's punching was of much greater quality in that fight- his combinations, the power behind his punches, and his body work, which was partly ignored by the judges, would have been devastating had the gloves not been such huge mittens.

And Golovkin has improved drastically in the last 10 years, while Dirrell has not. His mastery of cutting off the ring, of switching between body and head with masterfully placed combinations. Not to mention his power.

I suggest you re-watch the fight because think you're deceiving yourself when it comes to GGG vs Dirrell."


OK, I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my comment and I can appreciate your passion -- You and yours are great for boxing.

However there's a palpable absence of logic -- if not outright inaccuracy -- sprinkled with a hint of ignorance in your statement.

Handily? Like GGG says, "Are you serious?" I suggest you watch it again, buddy. It was a close, evenly-contested, competitive fight, which was reflected in the scores and the commentary. But OK, scoring is subjective so I won't #ether you with that statement.

Secondly, here is how I think he could pose a problem: he's beaten him before.

Here's what I take issue with in your statement:

GGG had only half the skills then? You mean to tell me he's twice as good now? The notion is simplistic at best and outrageous at worst.

I'd venture to guess -- Stormmcentre, feel free to share your knowledge of the E-bloc school here -- that he had at least 80-85% of the fundamental foundation in the Olympics that you're seeing on I display now.

And that Dirrell hasn't improved since then? Really? What do you base those bombastic statements on?

Assuming you're not trolling and/or tripping off some good Afghan kush, I'd genuinely like to hear what you base that on. Because Dirrell has quote possibly the most varied offense in boxing along with Top 5 hand speed pound-for-pound.

In fact, I believe if he had Andre Ward's overall toughness, he'd be Top 3 pound-for-pound. Sadly for him, he's a bit of a mental midget; he whines, complains, cries and so forth.

But physically? He's an awesome offensive machine who switches seamlessly back and effort between southpaw and conventional -- and he has a bag full of offensive tricks that dwarfs that of boxing's number one guy in Floyd Mayweather.

(Now you can agree or disagree with that statement; doesn't matter. This is a fact.)

In fact, it was with this skill set that he traveled to the UK as an 18-0 world level novice to take on -- and arguably beat -- one of boxing's top guys in Carl Froch.

To illustrate the gigantic leap in competition this presented, up until then Dirrell was doing battle with guys like Carlos Cockerham and Kenny Kost (!).

Now, if you disagree when I say Dirrell is a threat, that's fine.

But it's the reasoning behind that makes me go, "wait a minute." You haven't even seen him face that style at that level in the pros.

That said, I'd really like to see a sensible explanation where you demonstrate that GGG has improved 100% with Dirrell showing none.

Maybe you should study his fights with Abraham and Froch. Or maybe you're just saying that because he's been inactive due to injury and promotional issues?

Either way, the burden of proof is on you, my friend. I think you might have a daunting task in front of you.

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Radam G:

Wow! There are a lot of college graduates missing here. I'm shocked that they are not known. Just about everybody on the U.S. O-Games boxing team starting 2000 were in college or college graduates. ESPN, HBO and Showtime have conducted some of the most college educated boxing card known.

BTW, C-Al is not fighting a dummy or somebody who is not also a college graduate with a master degree. Holla!

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Domenic:

I believe Darrin Van Horn, who was bombed out by Iran Barkley in the early 90's, was a college graduate. Pretty sure he held an alphabet strap once upon a time.

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ArneK.:

Great stuff, Radam. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a "youtube" must be worth a lot more.

Watching this reminded me that the GOAT was inspired to adopt a more flamboyant persona after watching the audience go bonkers over the antics of wrestler Gorgeous George. This happened on his first trip to Las Vegas in 1961 where he would be appearing in his 7th pro bout. He attended the wrestling show as a favor to the local promoters and he reportedly had a grand time. Ali was a natural showman, but the Gorgeous one taught him a few new shticks.

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brownsugar:

"True! He's been fighting longer than B-hop and has more tricks up his sleeve due to the experience.

GGG did show up with a different notch and in that methodical destroy mode. I enjoy watching him fight because I have yet to see a boring fight of his. He beats everybody at 154 and 160. I was visiting back home earlier this summer and I was at the card room and met up with a buddy who was part of GGG's training camp 2 fights ago. He said that his power is real and I asked him if he was big enough for 68 and he said he didnt know because he knew GGG had to eat just to stay above 60. Also told me he thinks GGG can hurt anybody within those weight-classes but 68 guys would be bigger than him. GGG will have that in common with $$May, Pacquaio, JMM, all who fight at higher weight classes-- Not bad company:cool:"


Makes sense...... At 32 years old he's not having a growth spurt. But its interesting that he's able to reach 154 with no problem in the amateurs he was fighting bigger guys. But since he will probably not grow into a true supermiddleweight as much as age into the weight... That makes 168, that much more of a gamble and provides for more potentially dangerous (but entertaining) fights.

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stormcentre:

I'd like to see B-Hop asked on camera about a catchweight bout with Kovalev anyway - just to see what he says.

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Radam G:

"Uh - Uh .... No Sir.....just No..
....Kovalev has the perfect style to abduct the Alien and subject him to unauthorized lab experiments. The day Bhop engages Kovalev in the ring .... Is the day Bhop gets packed into a wooden crate and shipped off to Area 51.

I just hope he gets a decent payday for manning up to the task."


Hehehe! You got jokes. But Kovalev, the "Alien" smokes. Holla!

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stormcentre:

"Just putting it out there, no one beats Golovkin from 160-168. Give me a name, and I'll tell you how many rounds it would take."



I think it is clear 3G is stronger than most light middleweights and destined to move up in recognition again.



Add to that he has a brilliant (Eastern Bloc trained) amateur career, and the (legal/acceptable) advantage of a high altitude training and great metabolism that allows him to compete at lower (than what might me considered normal) weight divisions.



And to top it all off he has a punching technique - that I have illuminated before in this forum (again; Eastern Bloc trained - check some of Tszyu's right hooks and you will see the same supinated forearm) - that ensures the torque on punches doesn't unintentionally tail off prior to and after impact.



That said, how long would 3G take to demolish a prime;



1) Andre Ward (not just in his first fight after this layoff)?



2) Saiko Bika (The one that gave Calzaghe troubles and a 12 round fight).



3) Mikkel Kessler.



3) Carl Forch



I note 3G is now, in search of elite-ness, looking to unify the division. That should put an end to others avoiding him.

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deepwater2:

I tried to order this channel on Sat. afternoon to watch the Billy Joe Saunders fight but it froze. Is it ready for Optimum?



























































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flackoguapo:

"I agree BFF.

GGG should have a few good years left

Despite all the nice guy talk you could tell he wanted to destroy Geale in the worst way. Thankfully he reeled in his anxiousness to impress the viewers and reduced Geale to resembling a fleeing refugee in only three rounds. He will be more focused in his next fight ...I think GGG finally realizes that he's arrived. He won't be that impatient in his next fight.

The only fighters in recent memory who had that much drive early in their career... Or I should say ....had an insatiable desire to impress the fans was a young Oscar D, Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson(probably better examples but that's just off the top of my head).......I'm just saying he's hungry and will go 15 rounds with Satan if it wins him a dozen more fans... Don't laugh, Satan can fight."


True! He's been fighting longer than B-hop and has more tricks up his sleeve due to the experience.

GGG did show up with a different notch and in that methodical destroy mode. I enjoy watching him fight because I have yet to see a boring fight of his. He beats everybody at 154 and 160. I was visiting back home earlier this summer and I was at the card room and met up with a buddy who was part of GGG's training camp 2 fights ago. He said that his power is real and I asked him if he was big enough for 68 and he said he didnt know because he knew GGG had to eat just to stay above 60. Also told me he thinks GGG can hurt anybody within those weight-classes but 68 guys would be bigger than him. GGG will have that in common with $$May, Pacquaio, JMM, all who fight at higher weight classes-- Not bad company:cool:

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brownsugar:

Uh - Uh .... No Sir.....just No..
....Kovalev has the perfect style to abduct the Alien and subject him to unauthorized lab experiments. The day Bhop engages Kovalev in the ring .... Is the day Bhop gets packed into a wooden crate and shipped off to Area 51.

I just hope he gets a decent payday for manning up to the task.

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Radam G:

"Good question, Roast.

As for boxers that were described as human punching bags, an early 20th century fighter named Joe Grim who fought out of Philadelphia stands at the head of the class. Grim's claim to fame was that no one could knock him out. A glutton for punishment, he absorbed terrific beatings from some of the top fighters of his day. (BoxRec researchers found that he did get stopped six times in 177 bouts.)

A middleweight who fought men from all weight classes, Grim was on the deck at least a thousand times. Bob Fitzsimmons, who had a punch like a mule, reportedly knocked him down 19 times in a six-round contest. Grim was still on his feet when the final bell sounded. It isn't surprising to learn that Grim spent time in a sanitarium when he quit boxing.

The late, great New York sportswriter Dick Young referenced Joe Grim in a piece about Randall "Tex" Cobb. Despite all the leather he ate, Cobb kept his faculties. In 2008, at the age of 57, he earned his degree in sports and recreation management from Temple University, graduating with honors. Go figure."


Way to go, Tex! I love it when pugs destroy stereo types about us being and/or ending up at punch-drunk dummies. Name another sport -- other than maybe golf -- that had a rocket scientist in it. Holla!

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brownsugar:

I agree BFF.

GGG should have a few good years left

Despite all the nice guy talk you could tell he wanted to destroy Geale in the worst way. Thankfully he reeled in his anxiousness to impress the viewers and reduced Geale to resembling a fleeing refugee in only three rounds. He will be more focused in his next fight ...I think GGG finally realizes that he's arrived. He won't be that impatient in his next fight.

The only fighters in recent memory who had that much drive early in their career... Or I should say ....had an insatiable desire to impress the fans was a young Oscar D, Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson(probably better examples but that's just off the top of my head).......I'm just saying he's hungry and will go 15 rounds with Satan if it wins him a dozen more fans... Don't laugh, Satan can fight.

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Radam G:

Wow! So much inattention blindness. B-Hop would break up Kovalev's rhythm with stabs and jabs and hooks and Jersey Joe Walcott's two-step feint looks.

Then will "Old Mongoose" Archie Moore over-hand right shoot dat sucka to the temple and left uppercut dat sucka to the chin and give him hiccups. Kovalev will believe that he is getting bitten by One-Thousand-And-One alien pups.

B-Hop old skools Kovalev, confuses him and make him cry like a bytch all night. The "Alien" easily thrashes the arse of Kovalev and make him one ugly sight. Holla!

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flackoguapo:

"no disrespect to the first 2 comments, but i feel totally different about 3g. IMO, i think he stops jcc jr not only because of his unbelievable power, but he is a lot more skilled than most people may think. he has not had to use much of it(skillz) due to the sheer power he posses just because its an automatic neutralizer. he has not gone 350+ wins with 5 losses in the amateur ranks for no reason... if he fights a bigger guy, he would utilize more skills and of course turn up his power a notch... he spars w/guys above his weight in camp and they have all said just about the same thing,dude hits like a heavy weight....put power + mad skills together in a boxer= greatness.
i personally will say it right now. GGG will go down as one of the greatest MW, if not, the greatest MW of all time. i have no problems eating my own words if he fails in his reign of terror. call me out on it, im going out on a limb with that opin!"



I do not think GGG will go down as the best MW ever. The MW division is not stacked right now so even if he did have the ability to take on MW greats (RJJ, James Toney, BHOP! and so on) they are just not around for him to take those leaps, IMO. Gighting Quillen and JCCjr is a step up and great match ups but they are not sure HOF type fighters. I rank GGG in the top 5 p4p with potential to be #1. I like Gibolas breakdown and I feel im in the same view. You would favor GGG against mw version RJJ or James Toney? GGG does have spectacular power in both hands passes the "eye test" but I want to see more of him against elite fighters. Maybe I just dont have the "eye" that certain people do that can tell when a fighter is specal, but when two "prime" fighters fight, I feel like I get a real gauge and feel for what their true colors are. GGG is a beast and I hope he continues taking on better opposition where he can have a chance to make your opinion true!

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ArneK.:

Good question, Roast.

As for boxers that were described as human punching bags, an early 20th century fighter named Joe Grim who fought out of Philadelphia stands at the head of the class. Grim's claim to fame was that no one could knock him out. A glutton for punishment, he absorbed terrific beatings from some of the top fighters of his day. (BoxRec researchers found that he did get stopped six times in 177 bouts.)

A middleweight who fought men from all weight classes, Grim was on the deck at least a thousand times. Bob Fitzsimmons, who had a punch like a mule, reportedly knocked him down 19 times in a six-round contest. Grim was still on his feet when the final bell sounded. It isn't surprising to learn that Grim spent time in a sanitarium when he quit boxing.

The late, great New York sportswriter Dick Young referenced Joe Grim in a piece about Randall "Tex" Cobb. Despite all the leather he ate, Cobb kept his faculties. In 2008, at the age of 57, he earned his degree in sports and recreation management from Temple University, graduating with honors. Go figure.

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brownsugar:

Very interesting stuff... The back story of how Cosell covered his exit. ....Cool..



I wondered why the mawkish Cosell was dumping so much grief on the public. I thought the amount of venting Cosell was doing was very disproportionate to the actual situation and took away from Holmes flawless performance.



You have to remember that Holmes fought often (even more than Klitschko) and it wasnt always easy bringing in a qualified sacrifice....I mean opponent every two or three months.... But the likable TeX Cobb was rewarded with a modest career in Hollywood. His best role being the antagonist in Raising Arizona opposite Nick Cage.



I think after Ali left.. Cosell had a difficult time adjusting to being a "regular guy".

The Ali & Cosell Show brought him a lot of attention and opportunity to perform all kinds of schtick on live TV and plenty of air time on various talk shows at the time ....Ali and Cosell used to pop up everywhere it seemed.....cracking jokes on each other..and causing all kinds of comic mayhem.



For a while the public couldn't get enough of the pair.....yet they kept feeding it to us until we nearly choked on their routine.



When Ali left, Cosell seemed like a fifth wheel who was trying too hard to be the center of attention at times so Roones' decision didn't surprise me much....At least that was my impression at the time.

********* Speaking of face fighting ...... The greatest self proclaimed face fighter in the business was perennial contender, and chief Fry Cook at Wendy's.....the incomparable Librado Andrade.

Andrade had a back story where the announcers would explain that librado had a damaged nerve in his elbow .... So catching punches on his gloves was a painful a endeavor........Librado said he was much more comfortable stopping punches with his face.



He went through many fights blocking punches with his mug and shock absorbing neck muscles.



If you haven't seen this tactic used before Google Andrade vs Stieglitz on YouTube....get a big bowl of popcorn while Andrade absorbs every punch in the book flush on his impervious mug while breaking Stieglitz down enroute to a TKO win in the process.



When Andrade "faced off" against Lucien Bute he nearly mugged the champ in his own hometown.

But his super absorbant chin seemed to magically expire after that fight as he was destroyed by Bute in the rematch.



Aside from the Englishman who fought Ali and became the inspiration for the Rocky movies (Chuck Wepner)... Nobody did it better.

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BFF:

no disrespect to the first 2 comments, but i feel totally different about 3g. IMO, i think he stops jcc jr not only because of his unbelievable power, but he is a lot more skilled than most people may think. he has not had to use much of it(skillz) due to the sheer power he posses just because its an automatic neutralizer. he has not gone 350+ wins with 5 losses in the amateur ranks for no reason... if he fights a bigger guy, he would utilize more skills and of course turn up his power a notch... he spars w/guys above his weight in camp and they have all said just about the same thing,dude hits like a heavy weight....put power + mad skills together in a boxer= greatness.

i personally will say it right now. GGG will go down as one of the greatest MW, if not, the greatest MW of all time. i have no problems eating my own words if he fails in his reign of terror. call me out on it, im going out on a limb with that opin!

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oubobcat:

Hopkins is not stepping in the ring with Kovalev. This was just talk on his end to drive up the price for the Stevenson fight. That is the fight Hopkins ultimately wants and will get.

Hopkins should go into matchmaking once his career is over. He knows how to pick the right opponents for himself. Stevenson is well suited for Hopkins style and makes enough mistakes in the ring that Hopkins knows he can easily capitalize. In addition, Stevenson is a big draw in Montreal (much bigger than say Kovalev in New Jersey, New York or wherever else they may put the fight) and is the lineal Light Heavyweight Champion. And that lineal title also means a lot for Hopkins, make no mistake about it. His legacy would be all the more impressive to win the Light Heavyweight Championship at age 49 and he knows how historic such an accomplishment would be in this sport.

I don't see Hopkins going after Kovalev either if successful against Stevenson. My prediction would be Hopkins goes for one last fight at age 50 back home in Philadelphia against another well selected opponent to defend the belts he has and lineal title one last time. And then finally call it a career from there...

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the Roast:

"I was ringside with Howard Cosell for that fight. In actuality, the Holmes-Cobb fight isn't what made Cosell walk away. His boss at ABC, Roone Arledge, is the man responsible for that. Arledge told Cosell he wanted to move him onto other projects and give the boxing to the team of Al Michaels and Alex Wallau. So, naturally, he ripped into a fight that was very easy to rip into.



Afterwards, Cosell said he was walking away from boxing. In reality, he was being taken off the boxing telecasts. Had he been asked by Arledge to go back to the announcing of boxing, he probably would have.



-Randy G."


I did not know that . I was watching ESPN Classic last week and they were showing the Battle of the Network Stars hosted by Howard Cosell. I used to watch this show as a kid in the 70's so if you aren't at least 45 I doubt anyone has heard of it. That Cosell was quite the character. Very touchy feely with the young female celebs. He was all over a very young Heather Locklear. He had that horrible rug on his head too. What kind of a name is Roone anyway?

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Carmine Cas:

Very nice video Radam.

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Buzz Murdock:

the way i see it through my newly acquired crystal ball is chavez jr. vs triple g in monaco...Chavez is strangely at home in a principality with no municipality as is triple g...Actually the two fighters have zero animosity and enjoy endless rounds of good-natured gambling at the roulette wheel, and crap table...it is here where chavez plants the first seeds of doubt in triple g's mind. ... He switches the game to twenty-one---and has an uncanny streak of luck--almost like the last round against Martinez...As they enter the ring with prince albert's blessing...Triple G will feel some how he has abandoned what made him great by carousing with Chavez...Who strangely visits children hospitals the day before the fight...It's over before it begins as Chavez is in in superb condition and inspired...He out-muscles Triple G and stops him in l2...the world is temporarily saved---and the abnormal kos the normal for the good of man-kind....

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amayseng:

"I don't like to say it but I think Ward has to be demoted out of the top 5 for lack of activity. It is nice to see GGG so high on the list already. He might be number one or number two after 2-3 more fights. GGG vs Floyd at 152! GGG vs Cotto/Quillen at 160! Hopkins/Ward/Chavez Jr vs GGG at 168!"



I agree, Ward if he was active would probably be number 1.





Floyd has a belt at 154 , a fight at 152 again especially against a 160lber would be cowardice.





Look what SRL did, five years of inactivity and he went up and faced Hagler.



Floyd can't even fight another division champion at the division weight.

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deepwater2:

"Quillin has a mandatory to deal with first with Korobov. And HBO and Haymon are not on working terms at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see a Golovkin-Quillin matchup. But despite what Oscar put out there on twitter, it does not appear to be realistic at the moment."



Your right about the WBO making Quillin vs Korobov, they sent out the 30 day negotiation letter July 1st. Its only a few days away until they have to make a deal or it will have to go to purse bid.

Will Quillin be happy with a low ball figure from a purse bid? The minimum purse bid is $200,000 which seems low for these two guys.



I think Korobov put people to sleep during his last fight on HBO. If Oscar can pay some step aside money to Korobov and get Quillin a 7 figure payday is it possible? Can Oscar work with HBO? I think so. Can Oscar work with TSAH and come to an agreement? I hope so.

I just want to see a good fight and this will be a great fight.

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oubobcat:

"Hey guys there might be a ray of hope. De la Hoya is on the computer saying GGG looks good but Quillen can beat him. Oscar has to put some pressure on Haymon/Quillen and get them a nice purse. Oscar make it happen!

It can be a win-win. Quillen has never head lined a card. Well he can headline his first card in NY against GGG, get his highest payday to date and see where he belongs at the top or not. If he can last 12 and doesn't win he can still come back. If GGG wins he gets another big notch on his belt and another belt. This is the fight fans should be calling for."


Quillin has a mandatory to deal with first with Korobov. And HBO and Haymon are not on working terms at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see a Golovkin-Quillin matchup. But despite what Oscar put out there on twitter, it does not appear to be realistic at the moment.

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Radam G:

"Damn Radam you even hit the GOAT when he was down? Shame on you Fists Rapido!"



I'm dirty like that. Hehehe! But I kiss afterward. Holla!

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Radam G:

"Great article by a great writer.



I remember hoping that a Muhammad Ali v Wilt Chamberlain fight would happen. In my mind, Wilt was quite possibly the greatest athlete ever seen. Go check his stats, not just in basketball, but in other sports, as well. If there ever was a physical phenomenon in sports, it was Wilt. He could run faster, jump higher and was stronger than even the strongest weight-lifters.



"Chamberlain would have been a tremendous fighter," basketball star Dave DeBusshere once told me. Big Dave was, along with Bert Sugar, an owner of The Ring, and I got to know him well between 1979-1984. We often talked about the physical prowess of Wilt.



"I never saw anything like him," said DeBusschere, himself a tremendous athlete, both a star in the NBA and a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.



"Rebounding against Chamberlain was impossible," said DeBusschere. "One on one, nobody could move him. Nobody! So, you couldn't move him and you couldn't outjump him. When he went for a rebound, he got it. The only time he didn't is when the ball hit the rim and flew in a direction away from Wilt. I have never seen anybody so big and strong and agile."



When I asked DeBusschere if talk of an Ali-Chamberlain fight was ridiculous, DeBusschere replied, "The fight was one that Wilt wanted badly. I'd sometimes see him shadowboxing in the hallway before the game. He knew what he was doing. He would have been a helluva fighter. He was no joke. He was nobody to mess with, to get physical with. If he and Ali fought, and he beat Ali, I would not have been surprised."



In 1994, I sat next to Wilt at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. I told him I always wanted to see him challenge Ali for the title.



"Had I fought Ali," said Chamberlain, "we would have had a second fight, a rematch." Then, he added, "In that fight, Ali would have been the challenger." He was certain of it.



Muhammad Ali vs Wilt Chamberlain. I often think about what would have happened had they fought and if Wilt had become a fighter and not one of the greatest NBA stars ever.



Wilt Chamberlain in boxing. The course of the heavyweight division in the 1960's may have been entirely different.



Thanks to Bernard Fernandez for bringing that memory back.



-Randy G."




WOW! You guys were crazy in the 1960s. Wilt Chamberlain would have gotten KTFO by GOAT Ali. It doesn't matter how talented an athlete WC was. He was no boxer and would've gotten slaughtered. His pops saved his arse. Fairy tales believing was sky high in the 1960s.



How much weed was Dave DeBusschere smoking in the 60s? Holla!

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Radam G:

"I was ringside with Howard Cosell for that fight. In actuality, the Holmes-Cobb fight isn't what made Cosell walk away. His boss at ABC, Roone Arledge, is the man responsible for that. Arledge told Cosell he wanted to move him onto other projects and give the boxing to the team of Al Michaels and Alex Wallau. So, naturally, he ripped into a fight that was very easy to rip into.

Afterwards, Cosell said he was walking away from boxing. In reality, he was being taken off the boxing telecasts. Had he been asked by Arledge to go back to the announcing of boxing, he probably would have.

-Randy G."


At least Roone Arledge let Unc Howie save face. People thinking he walked away in disgust because of the Holmes's beating of Tex Cobb is a marvelous optical illusion. Like I've said umpteen times, OIs are everywhere. Holla!

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The Commish:

"Interesting watch. Tex Cobb comes to mind for best punch eater. That fight with Holmes is legendary for the amount of flush punches Tex got hit with. Howard Cosell turned his back on boxing after that one. George was a little before my time."

I was ringside with Howard Cosell for that fight. In actuality, the Holmes-Cobb fight isn't what made Cosell walk away. His boss at ABC, Roone Arledge, is the man responsible for that. Arledge told Cosell he wanted to move him onto other projects and give the boxing to the team of Al Michaels and Alex Wallau. So, naturally, he ripped into a fight that was very easy to rip into.

Afterwards, Cosell said he was walking away from boxing. In reality, he was being taken off the boxing telecasts. Had he been asked by Arledge to go back to the announcing of boxing, he probably would have.

-Randy G.

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deepwater2:

"I agree with Grimm. GGG has no one on his resume like Donaire. Not really his fault but GGG needs a big fight soon. 168 has the big names. If Cotto won't fight him the only way GGG can get a big fight is to move up."



Hey guys there might be a ray of hope. De la Hoya is on the computer saying GGG looks good but Quillen can beat him. Oscar has to put some pressure on Haymon/Quillen and get them a nice purse. Oscar make it happen!



It can be a win-win. Quillen has never head lined a card. Well he can headline his first card in NY against GGG, get his highest payday to date and see where he belongs at the top or not. If he can last 12 and doesn't win he can still come back. If GGG wins he gets another big notch on his belt and another belt. This is the fight fans should be calling for.

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DON'T BLINK AS BARCLAYS CENTER FANS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR WILD FINISHES AND HUGE UPSETS ON AUGUST 9 CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO WITH THOUGHTS FROM FIGHTERS AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA {youtube}gDE9VU07MKc{/youtube} "The most dangerous fighters in boxing are the underdogs." - Oscar De La Hoya BROOKLYN (July 28, 2014) - With fight night less than two weeks away, the challengers on the Saturday, August 9 card at Barclays Center, "Lightning" Rod Salka, Edgar "El Camacho" Santana and Jarrod Fletcher are preparing hard to shock the world and give the fight...

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Examining Chilemba vs. Cummings

Chilemba-Cummings Scouting Report Boxer vs. Puncher Isaac Chilemba Photo Credits: Rich Graessle/Main Events Atlantic City, NJ: Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) is a prospect from South Africa with a classic boxer style. He will take on Cory "Black Ice" Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs), a puncher from Baltimore, MD, on August 2, 2014 as the non-domestically televised co-feature on the Kovalev-Caparello card at Revel Casino Hotel. Below is the scouting report for this light heavyweight showdown: Cory Cummings Photo Courtesy...

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Douglas and Soro Fight To Draw on 200th ShoBox

VERONA, N.Y. (July 26, 2014) – Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw (96-94 Soro, 95-95 twice) in a bout that was a tale of two halves in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, Calif. The undefeated Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight, controlling the action with a plethora of jabs against the vastly experienced former world title challenger. A rip in Soro’s gloves caused a halt in the bout midway through...

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Rosie Perez & Barry Tompkins To MC Nevada Hall of Fame Dinner

Acclaimed actress Rosie Perez, one of entertainment's biggest boxing fans, will team with one of boxing's most famous voices, Barry Tompkins at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony August 9. The two will share the stage in the Cohiba Ballroom inside the New Tropicana, Las Vegas, as co-MC's of the lavish gala, where 18 Inductees will stand as Class of 2014. Rosie Perez is an Academy Award nominated actress, and Emmy nominated choreographer, who continues to shine in her varied roles both in front and behind the camera. She...

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NEWS ON: Iron Boy Card, Carlos Carlson Win

IRON BOY 14 RESULTS – BENAVIDEZ, VALDEZ REMAIN UNDEFEATED PHOENIX — June 27, 2014 — It was another exhilarating night of boxing in Phoenix at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, as Iron Boy Promotions, in conjunction with Top Rank Boxing, presented Iron Boy 14. Headlined by Phoenix’s own Jose Benavidez, Jr., with two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valez in the co-main event bout, the sold-out show was broadcast on Unimas’ Solo Boxeo Tecate. Official Results Jose Benavidez, Jr. def Henry Aurad, KO rd 1 (NABF Welterweight Youth Title)...

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Gennady Golovkin Really Good, Getting Better

NEW YORK – The fastest-rising star in boxing has a nickname, “Triple G,” that would seem simple enough to figure out. The star’s full name is, after all, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin. He is a 32-year-old knockout artist who would appear to be a man for all seasons, and apparently all regions, a world traveler who was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, now resides in Stuttgart, Germany, trains in Big Bear, Calif., and is becoming one of the hottest sports tickets in this international media capital since Derek Jeter was a kid shortstop...

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Daniel Geale

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Mike Perez

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Ola Afolabi

Anthony Caputo Smith

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Dusty Hernandez Harrison

Wilfredo Acuna

UD Rd. 8

Julian Rodriguez

Yankton Southern

KO Rd. 1

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