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The Good Doctor:

If V-Lo wins I am not sure that it proves anything. I like Gary Russell but he has an undefeated record with more bumbs on it that I have ever seen like the commish said. All we really know about Gary Russell is that he is fast. Now if Gary wins, he almost instantly gains credibility and it may destroy V-Lo's. I am in the camp that says neither is terrible but I am not sold that either one of them is that good yet.

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amayseng:

"Adrien Broner is supposed to have this big fan base. Yet, everyone I read or speak to watch to see him get smacked around once more.



Yo, Adrien! Where are these so-called fans?



-Randy G."




No one with any self respect or dignity likes this poor human being.

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ArneK.:

The great baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax, who retired at age 30, said that when he retired he had enough money to last the rest of his life. Later on he would say that he discovered this was only true if he stopped spending. Is it crazy to think that Mayweather will lose most of his big-ticket possessions some day, akin to Evander Holyfield and others? It's not crazy at all.

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amayseng:

"These All Access--as are the 24/7 shows on HBO--are geared to the boxing consumer sitting on the fence about buying the fight. If you clearly are not going to buy it, All Access won't change your mind. But if you are, "Hmm, I just might buy it, I'm not sure," then All Access will push you in the direction of buying the May 3 event.

Me? I buy everything.

That includess May 3. How great would it be to watch Maidana pull off a major upset?

-Randy G."


Commish I am all about hype and adding intrigue to an upcoming event, but Floyd's shtick is just tired and boring.

I mean come on, talking about banging girls on his bed, ugh, so tired and boring. Is that suppose to be impressive or entertaining.

If this is all they have to rely on then something is wrong. it is the same ol thing for years now.

floyd buys cars
floyd buys clothes

this was on the level of the Kardashians, who i consider some of the most despicable human beings on this planet.

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The Commish:

Shawn Porter is for real. He matchedPaulie in speed & overwhelmed him in the Punching Power Dept. Got a strong feeling he will be The Man before too long.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

I have George Foreman's first professional license. I had tons more, but the entire lot was stolen about 15 years ago.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

Bob Arum meant every word he said...last week. This week could be an entirely different song. As Radam said, when it comes to the Big Moolah, the "pi$$ing conte$t" will come to an end.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"Las Vegas Review-Journal page 3 gossip columnist Norm Clarke recently received a copy of the latest edition of the MGM Grand's private company newsletter. In it CEO Jim Murren writes that the company "will not associate with abusive individuals." Arum wasn't mentioned by name, but the inference was clear.

As we recall, Arum enlivened the final press conference for the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch by trashing his host. He compared the MGM unfavorably with the rival Venetian and called a key MGM executive a "brain dead moron."

Arum can be abrasive. Sometimes he comes across as a petulant little boy. Former employees of his have told me that he wasn't an easy man to work for. However, I confess that I often find this feisty octogenarian refreshing. In an age when even an off-the-cuff remark by a corporate executive in a public forum comes across as if it were scripted by a spin doctor, it's refreshing to find a guy who isn't afraid to tell you how he feels deep down in his gut.

So the MGM and Arum are kaput. But forever? Don't bet on it. As the late Mickey Duff told Thomas Hauser, there are no permanent friends in boxing and there are no permanent enemies."


It is all about da MONEEE! Ain't darn thing FUNEEE! These grown men are just having a p$$ng onte$t. But when fight time comes for that BIG MOOLAH, they will put it too re$t.

CEO Jim Murren writes a conditional lie. But he will develop amnesia to get MGM Grand a big cut of the giant-money pie. Holla!

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The Commish:

Adrien Broner is supposed to have this big fan base. Yet, everyone I read or speak to watch to see him get smacked around once more.

Yo, Adrien! Where are these so-called fans?

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

Personally, I think Russell & V-Lo are two talented young fighters. It's hard to believe that if V-Lo loses, he will have to win his next fight just to get back to .500. However, we know he can fight. We also know...make that, Believe...Russell can fight. However, with the amount of cadavers put in front of him, we have questions.

This is a very interesting matchup.

It's also one of the fights of 2014 I anxiously await.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

Mickey Duff was so right. The MGM may despise Bob Arum today, but watch how fast they'll fall back in love with him should he come up with a fight which'll do phenomenal numbers at the live gate and in their casino.

Money talks.

Just watch!

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

These All Access--as are the 24/7 shows on HBO--are geared to the boxing consumer sitting on the fence about buying the fight. If you clearly are not going to buy it, All Access won't change your mind. But if you are, "Hmm, I just might buy it, I'm not sure," then All Access will push you in the direction of buying the May 3 event.

Me? I buy everything.

That includess May 3. How great would it be to watch Maidana pull off a major upset?

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"Lomachenko will lose more than likely and when he does, he should be pushed to the back of the line. Despite the amateur success, Lomachenko is no Rigondeaux skill wise. He also doesn't have any athletic attributes such as power or speed that are breath taking. Gary Russell Jr. will win this fight unanimously and many of the posters on this site will make excuses as to why Lomachenko lost. I have seen enough and Lomachenko is more hype than reality."

Sorry, SRD! G-Russ Junebug is reality hype of an illusion to da max. His arse, a warm body will tax. And the clock is ticking. No need for excuses. He won't win. He is a dude of tin.

V-Lo has athletic attributes to burn. You are flashy blinded by G-RJ and cannot see it. And victory, for him, you yearn. But how to fight, the dude needs to learn. He will not win against live bodies by osmosis. Holla!

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The Commish:

I promoted one of her fights at Foxwoods in the mid-90's. It was an honor to work with her.

-Randy G.

P.S.--Lucia won, dishing out a terrific beating to her opponent, the very tough Dora Webber.

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Carmine Cas:

Porter did to Paulie what Broner was hyped to do back in June of last year.

Hopkins still has the goods to compete at the upper echelon, I'd like to see him fight Stevenson.

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Carmine Cas:

Yes, I'd love to see that!

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Carmine Cas:

The glorification of American consumerism, not buying it!

Same ol sh*t with Floyd, this superficial bs has to go.

There's more to life then having the nicest car and throwing 100s around like nothing.

Floyd should set a better example.

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Grimm:

"Can't say I disagree with your assessment. I've also noted that he doesn't have any "special effects," ie breath taking attributes. Still leaning towards Lomachenko but what you said would not shock me one bit."



He may not have any "special effects", but he is pretty close to the complete package in terms of technical skills. I've seen few fighters - and even fewer active as of now - with his ability to perform complex movements that simultaneously involves hand and feet. Believe me, he's good - really good. The "special effects" can be found in many fighters, and many of them aren't able to do anything with it - cause in the long run, the lack of fundamentals hits back. Lomachenko got all the fundamentals, and in abundance.

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Carmine Cas:

"Malignaggi relied on his legs throughout his career but when you get older the speed is just not the same. But its hard to change your style as a fighter. Malignaggi was so fast he used to get away with one of the cardinal sins in boxing and that was pulling straight back with his hands down. The speed was not there tonight and Porter was smart in that when Malignaggi pulled straight back he followed throwing the left hook. Excellent job by Porter seeing this and that combined with his size and strength advantage allowed him to take care of Malignaggi like nobody else has done before."

Paulie's legs were not the same and he caught making the same mistakes, good point.

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Carmine Cas:

If Konecny carried a little more power to 160 it would not have been so easy for Quillin.

He's a sucker for the overhand right.

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dino da vinci:

@Dominic. And I agree with you literally.

Here's what I learned from last night. It's a good thing Paulie excels at announcing because he has no future as a matchmaker. Question: Paulie? Title aside, what exactly was it you saw that you felt you could exploit?

I was channeling a little of the old BHop in the few sentences on Paulie. I managed to find three words with the letter x in them. Don't get to use that key nearly enough as I would like.

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The Shadow:

"Lomachenko will lose more than likely and when he does, he should be pushed to the back of the line. Despite the amateur success, Lomachenko is no Rigondeaux skill wise. He also doesn't have any athletic attributes such as power or speed that are breath taking. Gary Russell Jr. will win this fight unanimously and many of the posters on this site will make excuses as to why Lomachenko lost. I have seen enough and Lomachenko is more hype than reality."

Can't say I disagree with your assessment. I've also noted that he doesn't have any "special effects," ie breath taking attributes. Still leaning towards Lomachenko but what you said would not shock me one bit.

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The Shadow:

"Lomachenko will lose more than likely and when he does, he should be pushed to the back of the line. Despite the amateur success, Lomachenko is no Rigondeaux skill wise. He also doesn't have any athletic attributes such as power or speed that are breath taking. Gary Russell Jr. will win this fight unanimously and many of the posters on this site will make excuses as to why Lomachenko lost. I have seen enough and Lomachenko is more hype than reality."



Can't say I disagree with your assessment. I've also noted that he doesn't have any "special effects," ie breath taking attributes. Still leaning towards Lomachenko but what you said would not shock me one bit.

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Domenic:

"I don't know about a con job but I gotta agree with you on making BHop fight 3 minutes of every rd, it amazes me how these guys fall right into that trap. Granted Hopkins and corner have probably forgotten more about boxing than Shumenov knows, (needs a trainer BAD!) pushing the pace against a 50 yr old man seems like a no brainer; I fault Shumenov for that.
Props to BHop, and a pretty good night at the fights again.
I did not see Porter steamrolling Paulie like that!!!"


No doubt man. Someone else said it, but Paulie's speed is no longer a weapon, so now he's got no chance but to brawl. Not his game. He reminded me of Gatti a bit last night. Paulie is a credit to the sport. I never liked him coming up, rooted against him, and I've done a complete 180. I admire the guy and he got whipped by what looks to be a special guy. No shame there.

As for Hopkins, I just don't get it either. BS having no trainer at the elite level of boxing is sheer stupidity. I admire where he's gotten, but man, put a team together. I guess he's keeping the bulk of his purse though. But those purses will dry up with performances like that. I would have given the welterweight Shawn Porter a better chance of beating Hopkins than Shumenov, and I mean that literally.

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King Beef:

"Women's boxing is not my bag, but this lady from the Netherlands could really fight. I doubt we'll see another as good as her anytime soon.

She supposedly was unbeaten as a kick boxer in 40-plus fights. She turned pro at age twenty-eight and left boxing with a 17-0 record. She hasn't fought since 2004 and today would be 46 years old.

Her last scheduled fight was with Christy Martin. Bob Arum was the promoter and he put up a purse of one million, $750,000 to the winner. The fight fell out when Rijker ruptured an Achilles tendon in training. Advance ticket sales were sluggish, so Arum let the fight die.

Christy Martin may have been the third most-talented female fighter on the planet (behind Rijker and Laila Ali), but Rijker would have blown right through her. She was in a league of her own.

The last I heard of Rikjer, she was living in Van Nuys. I wonder how she's doing now, nine years after that nice payday evaporated."




I think I read somewhere she still trains, and also corners for another female fighter and yes she was a beast.

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King Beef:

"Another con job victory for Bernard. Why these guys play his game of pose, wait and stroll around I will never know. Make the old timer fight instead of pose and Hop gets beat. Shumenov stood there like a cobra watching the snake charmer. Throw punches! I give credit to Hopkins for controling the pace and the tempo (yawn) in winning yet another thrilling (yawn again) pose down."



I don't know about a con job but I gotta agree with you on making BHop fight 3 minutes of every rd, it amazes me how these guys fall right into that trap. Granted Hopkins and corner have probably forgotten more about boxing than Shumenov knows, (needs a trainer BAD!) pushing the pace against a 50 yr old man seems like a no brainer; I fault Shumenov for that.

Props to BHop, and a pretty good night at the fights again.

I did not see Porter steamrolling Paulie like that!!!

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Domenic:

Speaking of Rubin Carter, he died today. Yes indeed, the film 'The Hurricane' was pure fiction.

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Grimm:

"Appreciate the responses. That was classy of Giardello.



Regarding Cerdan, I wasn't aware that he injured his shoulder in Round 1. Is that documented of was it invented to enhance his legend?



Over the years there have been a bunch of boxers who were romantically involved with famous ladies, but never an affair that captivated a nation like Cerdan-Piaf.



I happen to be a big Edith Piaf fan. That came from the brief time that I lived in New Orleans where my favorite watering hole had Piaf on the jukebox.



Cerdan's son of the same name made some headway in boxing. For the fun of it, run the records of the two Cerdans side-by-side with the records of Chavez Sr. and Chavez Jr. The similarities are striking. If we were jingoistic Frenchmen, we would say that Chavez father and son were the Cerdans of Mexico."




A couple of years ago I ran a blog on boxing, and did a piece on the, in my opinion, 20 best ever in lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions. Cerdan made my no 10, and in researching for the 'article', I ran across the information on his injure in several places - but can't really say if it was/is verified or not.



Piaf was something else. "La Vie En Rose" and "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien" stands out, and the latter - "I regret nothing" - could sum up the way she lived. No compromises, true genius.

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Shoulder Roll Defense:

"What if -- what IF -- Lomachenko loses?



Will they change his record to 7-2? Or will he be 1-2? And if he's now 1-2, where does he go from there? Is it back of the lie, start over and fight 10 stiffs to get back in line and propo up his record a bit?



I think that's something worth considering. What do you guys think?"




Lomachenko will lose more than likely and when he does, he should be pushed to the back of the line. Despite the amateur success, Lomachenko is no Rigondeaux skill wise. He also doesn't have any athletic attributes such as power or speed that are breath taking. Gary Russell Jr. will win this fight unanimously and many of the posters on this site will make excuses as to why Lomachenko lost. I have seen enough and Lomachenko is more hype than reality.

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amayseng:

absolutely terrible and boring

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