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brownsugar:

I never really thought of Pascal as the type of fighter who would ever agree to accept a challenge of this magnitude. I'm impressed with his willingness to tread into the valley of Doom.

Not that I ever thought of Pascal as a coward. Its just very unexpected in light of his inactivity.

Pascal is guaranteed to keep thing interesting for awhile ... He obviously sees something he believes he can exploit.

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brownsugar:

"Hehehehehehe! You got jokes.



Anyway! Two other major boo boos for me were 1984 O-Games's Gold medalists 106-pound Paul Gonzales and 139-pound Jerry Page.



They were some super-smooth motor-scoopers in the amateurs, but they could not handle the rough-tough pros. Holla!"




You really get around RG.....I was training at Mock Rd at the same time Page was there getting ready for the Olympics.

I was surprised he won a gold medal, he ate as many punches as he threw. They never let me spar him either because he a windmill volume puncher who seldom tried to duck an incoming shot... and didn't want any heavy hitters to damage their valuable product.

The local news stayed in the gym. It was fun times. I got on TV once sparring with the guy who became Frank Tates alternate for the olympics...Rich Allen,... He whooped me up every day but he was always a gentleman... I learned a lot from him. I learned that trying to become a boxer at 26 years of age was too late ( for me ).

I hope Page is doing well.

His style was wild and exciting but I had a feeling it wouldn't translate to the pros too well. He wasnt meant to be the second coming of Jake Lamatta. I could see that Page had skills but for some reason he couldn't resist a good brawl.

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brownsugar:

"My biggest WTF-was-I-thinking recently was David Price. 6'8", agile, pinpoint punching and apparently great power against his early-career showcases. Then we find out that a light tap from Tony Thompson is enough to separate him from time and space, and that great athleticism is only great when nothing much is happening in front of him.....wonder if we'll see him try again, but the signs are not promising."



Good one..



Price could move,... bend his knees and turn his body into a hooking punch like Joe Frazier when he wanted, or he could stalk his oponent from a distance with a stiff jab until he turned over a lethal fight ending right hand. But when he moved up in quality it turns out he had every Achilles heel in the book, No chin, his was plagued with indecision in the midst of a crisis... and it seemed like he had no resilience., once Price got hurt he was in critical condition for the rest of the fight...Wow. What a let down.... I .had envisioned a battle royal between Price and WK at one point.

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brownsugar:

RIP Terrell, my condolences to his family and friends. The article was kind and appropriate.

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the Roast:

"Hehehehehehe! You got jokes.

Anyway! Two other major boo boos for me were 1984 O-Games's Gold medalists 106-pound Paul Gonzales and 139-pound Jerry Page.

They were some super-smooth motor-scoopers in the amateurs, but they could not the rough-tough pros. Holla!"


Paul Gonzales looked like a can't miss star but he wasn't able to make it in the pros. Dude was supposed to be Oscar De La Hoya.

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the Roast:

"Mine was Donald Curry as well. Briefly, my hero, the most perfect technical boxer, with power, I had seen to that point. He is a perfect example of what falls apart when you lose your mental edge. All the guys who beat him, except maybe Jacquot, were fine fighters. But none would have beaten down a Curry who had his head together. Woulda, what-if....that's all part of the formula. But briefly, he was the perfect fighter, lacking nothing, until we found out what was actually lacking."

That loss to Jacquot was possibly the most painful for me as a fan of Curry. From what I remember the fight was dull and sloppy. Jacquot got more done than Curry and he won the fight. I was yelling at Donald through the TV "come on! Punch! Come on! Get in there!" He didn't. Strange fight. In his next outing Jacquot fought John Mugabi in another strange fight. Jacquot twisted his ankle in the first round and continued the fight by hopping on one foot. As you might expect, Mugabi was on him like flies on poo. fight over in the 1st.

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Radam G:

"Froggy, thank you for steering the car out of the ostrich jockey ditch and back on to who were you wrong about highway."

Hehehehehehe! You got jokes.

Anyway! Two other major boo boos for me were 1984 O-Games's Gold medalists 106-pound Paul Gonzales and 139-pound Jerry Page.

They were some super-smooth motor-scoopers in the amateurs, but they could not handle the rough-tough pros. Holla!

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the Roast:

"A big disappointment to me, as a Canadian were the Hilton brothers from Montreal, they did not have the talent of Curry but they sure could have done better if not screwing up so much outside the ring !"



Froggy, thank you for steering the car out of the ostrich jockey ditch and back on to who were you wrong about highway.

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the Roast:

Algieri gets an award? For what? Most backward summersaults during fights?

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Pazuzu:

Great news. Glad to hear Sirius is expanding its boxing coverage. Teddy is one of my favorite people - you'll be hard pressed to find anyone with more passion for boxing and life. Even when Teddy's wrong, his heart is in the right place. With the Commish and Gentleman Gerry, Teddy and Tim are in great company.

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Radam G:

And there are rarely second chances and make ups in our sport. More than less, it is unforgiving. Holla!

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The Commish:

Gerry Cooney & I think it's great that the suits at SiriusXM are realizing that boxing is growing and 2015 is already looking to be a banner year for the sport.

Welcome to the team, Teddy & Timmy.

Do us a favor, Teddy: Don't spit on the mics during one of your rants!

-Randy G.

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Skibbz:

With Chris getting fighter of the year I was surprised Tim didn't win Trainer and Conditioning/strength coach of the year. Would have been a fantastic night for Team Algieri.

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Radam G:

All of that shooting roids straight up da anal is the problem. How would "roids in da poop" Tony Peterson get out of this one. Hehehe!

Big bro Lamont used the "low T" alibi for getting out his steroids bind. So lil' bro Tony had to go to backup plan two of kidney stones. Holla!

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deepwater2:

Hmmm..... Heavy duty use of diuretics can cause kidney stones.



If the Dr suspects kidney stones he just has to order an abdominal cat scan and check out the urinary tract to confirm it. If no stones are seen then he might be avoiding the fight.



This situation brought to by tsAH.

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Froggy:

A big disappointment to me, as a Canadian were the Hilton brothers from Montreal, they did not have the talent of Curry but they sure could have done better if not screwing up so much outside the ring !

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Radam G:

Hehehehe! I get around. The best jockeys are ones who do the water buffalo races. Neither the jockeys or the water buffaloes are full of roids and PEDs. Holla!

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Froggy:

"That is true. Boxers were once guilty of that too. I'm lucky to know horse, camel and ostrich jockeys. The only jockeys that did not do that are the elephant ones. Holla!"

So you knew right away I didn't mean elephant jockeys ! To be honest I wasn't thinking of camel jockeys or ostrich jockeys either !

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Radam G:

Awesome, nice copy. And may Mr. ET rest in peace.

But I disagree that GOAT Ali couldn't stop him. The GOAT missed a lot of kayos by jiving and conniving. In the fight with Mr. ET, the GOAT was jiving and conniving with anger. And anger made him let up and talk syet when he should've been cracking and popping. And the fight, the referee would have been stopping.

I cannot recall exactly where I saw a video interview of the ref, but he said that every time he was on the verge of stopping the bout, "Clay would let up and start taunting Ernie with words I can't say and with some that I can say.

"I'm not in Clay's mind. I don't know if he intentionally carried Terrell, but Clay was demon-like to him.... And seemed to just wanna beat on Terrell. And Terrell took it." Holla!

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Radam G:

"I don't know how true it is, but I read jockeys used to ingest tapeworm eggs to lose weight !"

That is true. Boxers were once guilty of that too. I'm lucky to know horse, camel and ostrich jockeys. The only jockeys that did not do that are the elephant ones. Holla!

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Froggy:

"It is true about that Ex-lax. A lot of pugs, who didn't know how to lose weight with water and juices did that.

As "brainy three-year-old," I was schooling -- not fooling -- amateur pugs against that Ex-Lax nonsense. And I told them to holla at some prune juice with a few drops of lemon juice in it. And that they would get da $hˇ±$ like a horse and two elephants.

And so that they would not be imagining that were weak from defecating a kilo to to couple and a half, I told them to holla at some cucumber juice with a bit of black cherry juice in it and a piece of watermelom. That gives you a surge of mad energy. True stories. I $hĄ± you not. Hehehe. Holla!"


I don't know how true it is, but I read jockeys used to ingest tapeworm eggs to lose weight !

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mortcola:

My biggest WTF-was-I-thinking recently was David Price. 6'8", agile, pinpoint punching and apparently great power against his early-career showcases. Then we find out that a light tap from Tony Thompson is enough to separate him from time and space, and that great athleticism is only great when nothing much is happening in front of him.....wonder if we'll see him try again, but the signs are not promising.

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Radam G:

"Once some fighters lose... They never get quite their confidence all the way back. At least that's my impression. I even heard a local boxer say he was taking ex-lax to lose weight.... A very lazy solution for weight gain problems and the pesky late bloomer growth spurts. Some people continue to grow (not inflate) well into their late twenties. Whether or not the ex-lax rumors are true. Curry and his team didn't handle the weight gain right

Some fighters don't have a good strategy for moving up in weight. Some live in denial and fear of losing status and giving up the number one spot....IMHO.

Sad ending for the promising Curry."


It is true about that Ex-lax. A lot of pugs, who didn't know how to lose weight with water and juices did that.

As "brainy three-year-old," I was schooling -- not fooling -- amateur pugs against that Ex-Lax nonsense. And I told them to holla at some prune juice with a few drops of lemon juice in it. And that they would get da $hˇ±$ like a horse and two elephants.

And so that they would not be imagining that were weak from defecating a kilo to a couple and a half, I told them to holla at some cucumber juice with a bit of black cherry juice in it and a piece of watermelom. That gives you a surge of mad energy. True stories. I $hĄ± you not. Hehehe. Holla!

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mortcola:

Mine was Donald Curry as well. Briefly, my hero, the most perfect technical boxer, with power, I had seen to that point. He is a perfect example of what falls apart when you lose your mental edge. All the guys who beat him, except maybe Jacquot, were fine fighters. But none would have beaten down a Curry who had his head together. Woulda, what-if....that's all part of the formula. But briefly, he was the perfect fighter, lacking nothing, until we found out what was actually lacking.

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Radam G:

"Do you remember Robin Blake? One of MY worst calls ever."

I remember Robin Blake. He was a bad mofu. It was true that his grandfather died just before a bout. I don't remember which bout, but he was badly affected by that.

But I have doubts about Don Curry. I knew all four of the Curry brothers. And every time that they lost it was because one of their grandfathers had just died. I recall about five of them dying. And don't say no way.

On their mother's side, they had three gramps -- two steps and two biological ones. And on their fathers' sides, I would not know. The Currys had the same mother, but different fathers. Matter of fact, Donald's last name was actually Sample. It was a lot of "my gramps," his gramps, step gramps. Holla!

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Froggy:

"By all means I doubt Bronco can pull it off but stranger things have happened. I can tell you he is probably more sturdy than any of Wilders previous opponents. I say give him a shot at a contender and lets see what happens."

Why not ?

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deepwater2:

"OK thanks for that D2.



I could start off by saying that he needs to stay away from guys that can trace/rake a decent jab on him.



But then . . . it's easier and better to look at the positives.



Dude clearly wants to fight - no matter whether it's in a ring or not.



And . . you can't bottle that up (I am laughing as I write this).



You have to channel it.



Bronco Billy appears to have the experience, mentality and durability to get him past Butterbean level heavyweight boxing.



Rick Hatton . . . listen up please . . .how bout you feed Billy to Lucas Browne for Brownies first Las Vegas gig?



That will tell us how keen Billy (and Lucas) is.



I know one thing.



It won't go past 7 or 8 rounds.



Billy lokos like he would be good for boxing and also reality TV.



Dude takes protecting his family seriously.



But then who doesn't.



What's the consensus D2 (or anyone else)?



Is Bronco Billy going to get a credible version of the heavyweight title?"




By all means I doubt Bronco can pull it off but stranger things have happened. I can tell you he is probably more sturdy than any of Wilders previous opponents. I say give him a shot at a contender and lets see what happens.

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the Roast:

Do you remember Robin Blake? One of MY worst calls ever.

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brownsugar:

Lol...one of my worst calls ever.

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the Roast:

Terrell used to promote fights in Chicago twenty or so years back. I met him once, he was very nice. He had huge hands. We shook hands and mine disappeared. Rest in Peace Ernie.

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