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Radam G:

"Yeah, I'd like to see it, too! Who co-wrote the system, Duane Ford?"

Hehehe! Funny as heck. Holla!

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The Commish:

Nice going on this post, Shadow! This one brought back memories of the "Persuasive Speaking" and "Persuasive Writing" courses I told you I took in college.



However, this topic was kind of like the cover lines we used to come up with during my years as an editor at World & International Boxing Magazine and my years at Ring Magazine:



"The One Man Roberto Duran is Afraid Of"



"The Night Muhammad Ali Cried"



Thomas Hearns: "I Will Knock Out Sugar Ray Within Three Rounds"



Exclusive: "I Will Do to Ali what I Did to Duane Bobick," by Ken Norton



Joe Louis: "Larry Holmes is the Greatest Heavyweight Champion Ever"



"The Man Muhammad Ali Refuses to Fight"



Joe Frazier Pleads: "Give Me One More Shot at Clay"



And now there's:



"Why Magic Malignaggi Beats Floyd Mayweather"



You made me buy the magazine with that one, Shadow. I would have bought it anyway, but that one cover line sold me.

That's what me, Steve Farhood, Peter King, Dan Shocket, Gary Morgenstein, Bill Apter and later what me and Bert Sugar used to do in preparation for next month's magazine.



You teased us on that one. However, you also have to sell it. Really sell it. Tell us WHY Malignaggi will beat Mayweather. Tell me WHY Malignaggi hits so much harder than Money May. Give us an example or two of his crushing power. Tell us WHY the speed and movement of Malignaggi is superior to the speed and movement of Mayweather. Tell us WHY Malignaggi's experience will lead him to victory.



Tell us.



Then sell us!



SELL IT!



-Randy G.

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Radam G:

Congrats dudes. Holla!

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Radam G:

"You are crazy RG... Instigating that man like that.... I don't know what the simian premating ritual response was all about... I would assume that homosapians would just ask for a number instead of destroying property... Funny story."

Hehehe! The fun in-da-gym craziness of the game's culture never stop or surprises. Ev'ybodee and dey momma are mad crazy wif ' it. Holla!

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leon30001:

Yes...and, oh I don't know, let's say...Monte Barrett, would beat Klitschko, because, - let me think for a minute - he, uh, has better ring generalship and brings some...intangibles. You heard it here first!

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stormcentre:

"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."

Paulie aint hurting Mayweather - you have it right.

Paulie doesn’t have the power, belief, defence, or big time experience to beat Floyd.

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brownsugar:

As much as I enjoy watching Floyd fight and do intend to watch this one on may 3rd... I would appreciate a little promotion from Golden Boy.
At least act like you want my cash.
This has got to be the most laid back promotion ever.

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brownsugar:

"He was straight up jiving and conniving, The Shadow. It is a boksing thing that we talk syet and double jive. It seems real or serious to the guys not in poop of out loop.

One time I came into the gym with a 6-foot tall long-legged, big booty blond mamma-jamma. Bad-@$$ hamma!

Oliver McCall was in the ring warming up and talking how he was getting ready to beat up sparring-joke David Bey.

My blondy sweetie started eyeballing O-Mac -- as I called him - in a flirtatious way. He jumped outta the ring, gave his trainer an eye blink and told him to take off the gloves. When the trainer took off the gloves, McCall started screaming that the blondy wanted him.

My grinning, big-teeth arse told him to settle down, because she is my company and just wanted see some boxers. Then dude went off. Picked up a rubbed down/exercise table and threw it down.

He started kicking chairs, medicine balls, gloves and picked up plastic water bottles and started throwing them near the blond. She kept flirting with him and grinning. I was perplexed. Then dude staring tell me that he was going to whup a Pinoy's arse because "da doll wants me, lil' man."

I said "settle down, clown! Why you tearing up syet and acting crazy, MAN!"

"She's with me," I continued.

She pointed her finger toward him, and said, "The joke is on you, hahaha, while quickly turning her finger to me.

The dame was in on the joke from the jump. But I was such a gigolo-whoring cat for the XX-chromosome type that any nice, fine damsel near the gym was in like Flynn. And after workout I was really to sin.

Serious, true story, The Shadow! In the past, I told this whole Universe a quadrillion times that D2 -- actually than deep water -- was a fightah and new writah not meaning harm. Get him time, and he will be a communicating dime.

See, The Shadow, a lot of the readers here don't know our small, tight boksing community -- jive, funny, shady, sleazy and a pure paradox.

Newbies still get upset at me for writing in boksing colloquialism. From the jump, they believe that I'm attacking Afrikan-AmerKano or that I'm a wannabe black Kano, because they don't know the origin of boxing slanguage, diction and jive. And that the black fighters who didn't make it big in pugilism went to the music industry with boxing terms. Terms and slangs from boxing is heavily into pop culture.

And D2 is the atypical pug who was jiving about punching anybody to the mug. He would much rather teach and give you a loving-bear hug.

Don't forget how SCLA Ali and I would go after one another. I would tell him that I will be rolling in his hood to pimp punch him, and make him make a sandmich , and go and get a bean pie. Holla at my old archives. And don't forget how B-Sug and I would get jiggy with the smack talk. And it is all part of the boksing culture. Holla!"



You are crazy RG... Instigating that man like that.... I don't know what the simian premating ritual response was all about... I would assume that homosapians would just ask for a number instead of destroying property... Funny story.

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stormcentre:

"You might be right . I'm rooting for Oscar to come out of this ok. I was a big fan of his and enjoyed his fights .He really put on a great show and fought the best. I really believe he wants to end the Cold War with top rank and make the best fights to help the sport. When he formed GBP he brought in Hopkins,Barerra,Mosley,Hatton and Wright and wanted an outfit run by fighters to elevate the sport. This is America ,the land of second chances. He can come back from that coke stuff like a lot of people do."

Yes, despite it all I agree too.

I think Oscar will come out OK.

He still can recover from it all, but he needs to take it seriously, attend therapy, and come to grip with what he can't have.

All of which he seems to understand and is doing.

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stormcentre:

The thing is, when you have a defence . . . . one that is as watertight as Floyd's . . . . .



YOU (usually) chose when the meaningful exchanges take place.



This renders high volume punchers practically useless and embarrassed.



And Maidana, he doesn't even have a defence - dude doesn't even move his head.



I doubt he hits any harder than Alvarez, so talk that his power is going to be the big equalizer is, in my humble opinion, rubbish.



Doesn't mean I don't respect anybody else's (opinion) though.

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brownsugar:

Therefore e Roast;49588]This was way tougher to decide. So many good ones, here we go.

#3 $100 Deepwater2 from the thread Canelo-Lara? post #13 on 4/9
"If the Angulo that fought Lara fought Canelo it wouldn't have been such a one sided beating. Lara ruined Angulo, he busted his eye and made the dog quit. Once you quit in boxing you are never the same. He is a broken perro now..."

I couldn't agree more, nice post Deep.

#2 $300 Gibola from the thread Stevenson pulls a Mayweather like move. Post # 12 on 4/4
"That Ray Leonard sure didn't understand business decisions. He could have done with PBF at his shoulder to advise him. Back in 1981 he was at the top of his game like PBF is today. Sugar Ray need to have learned a lesson from the needless risks he took in going through the Duran fights..."

I love sarcasm. I think this post sparked me to write some good stuff too. Thanks Gibola.

#1 $500 BrownSugar from the thread What Boxing loses if Manny Pacquiao loses. Post #13 on 4/5
"To me the sport of boxing is like a living organism. There is always going to be a dying off and a renewal process when the great ones leave. What Paq has released into the boxing universe will be recycled and resurrected by at least one of the thousands of young fighters who joined the game because of his influence. The vacancy he leaves will be filled by those he inspired..."

This kind of writing is why Brownsugar is the man.

It was tough to choose between one and two. I liked them both so much. I had a great time being the moderator for the past fifteen days and I would do it again if asked. Not for a few months hopefully. I'll need to recharge and let some of our other great readers have a chance. I'd like to thank EM and everyone behind the scenes for giving the Roast a chance to run the show. Thanks to everyone who posted. You guys are all great. I now give way to the great Arne K Lang. Goodnight Maria wherever you are....

I'm honored Roast ...thank you. Although I tried I wasn't expecting it. Its good to be in the winners seat again.......but truly ......the stuff I read from the co-winners you mentioned ( among others ) always look better in my eyes
The Roasts late night banter alone is worthy of a sitcom .
And all this after I gave you an honorable mention #9 and seated you in the back of the perverbial bus. I'm surprised I'm on the list at all.
Let it be known this pick was no favor,.......the Roast is a man of unique quality and integrity.
I encourage the rest of the field to keep posting. There are going to be a wide variety of winners and many opportunities for other readers to be recognised before this thing is over. I tip my sweat stained hoody to the TSS and congratulate the winners yet to come in advance.


Winners email Editor Mike at Fightwrite@gmail.com"

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The Shadow:

"I love posts with a little meat on them. Who was it who said, "There's not a good book thick enough and a cup of tea big enough".

Well, some different winners, that's cool. This last two weeks caught me during a busy cycle. I'm sure I missed some great stuff. Hope to catch up.

@The Roast. And are you now going to share with us the 'da Roast Modified Scoring System' as so we don't end up with scores like the two lame ducks that scored the Bryan Vasquez v Jose Felix fight ended up with?"


Yeah, I'd like to see it, too! Who co-wrote the system, Duane Ford?

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dino da vinci:

I remember being at an open workout for Cooney at Caesars Palace prior to the Holmes fight. One of those twins was Dennis Rappaport. Dennis took the mic, and started 'tic tic tic...tic tic tic.' He explained how that was the sound of a clock and when they measured Gerry several weeks earlier, he was 6' 5", and a short time later they measured him and he was 6'6". He went on about how he's still growing and only god knows how tall he'd be on fight night. Not seeing how that was relevant to reality and skillsets, when it was time for questions I brought out points about Cooney's last three opponents and how could he really feel he was ready for Holmes at that time?

Dennis looks at me, slight pause, and says 'next question'.

But to answer the question, yes, management botched the Cooney situation. Gerry was anywhere from three to five fights and a real trainer away from being heavyweight champion. If memory serves correctly, Victor Valle was his trainer at the time. And while I know Victor had some disciples, I know of at least one detractor.

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dino da vinci:

"Cool ;) I'll try to stay brief from now on. Hehe...

Roast, did you twist your ankle?"


I love posts with a little meat on them. Who was it who said, "There's not a good book thick enough and a cup of tea big enough".

Well, some different winners, that's cool. This last two weeks caught me during a busy cycle. I'm sure I missed some great stuff. Hope to catch up.

@The Roast. And are you now going to share with us the 'da Roast Modified Scoring System' as so we don't end up with scores like the two lame ducks that scored the Bryan Vasquez v Jose Felix fight ended up with?

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SouthPawFlo:

In response to "Old Man Arum," who can Floyd Possibly fight right now that wouldnt be a huge underdog against him???



I do agree that Chino is at Best a "B" fighter but how many A+ guys are campaigning at 147???







How many times is Oscar gonna say he "Coulda" beaten Floyd, let it go please.....

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Radam G:

No way that GC was supposed to be in that squared jungle at the time that he was there. He was rushed and pressured because of the stupid-arse "Rocky" movie. Toddler Radam remember that fiasco. The sickness of those times, even had the champ Holmes introduced first, instead of second as tradition calls for.



I could not understand why GC was being fed to superbad Holmes as a "White hopelessness"



That was a fight for the hope of the then "Old ol' boy Club," not GC. He was used as a Tar baby -- thrown into a fate of hope of repressive powers gunning to make things as they were or bring in a new-coming world order.



Illuminati stuff. Holla!

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The Good Doctor:

Can you get hooked after you have watched fights for years and years and years? I had been watching boxing since I was teenager and did not miss many fights on the tube. It was weird but the fight that really got me emotionally involved was Diaz-Marquez 1. I was never really into talking that much about it or into posting on message boards until after that fight and I have no idea why.



I do know that it is one of the greatest "firefights" I have ever seen and is often looked past when talking about best fights over last 20 years. This was a fight where both fighters maintained a 90 punch per round output for what equated to 8.5 rounds. It also saw a 36 year old man who averaged 50 punches a round for the preceding 3 years before the fight, come close to doubling that output with someone that was a decent fighter and 10 years his junior.



Don't know why it got me but it did. A few other fights that stick out for me: Tyson-Berbick, Hagler-Hamsho(saw the replay), Foreman-Moorer, Mayweather-Chico, Cotto-Quintana

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The Shadow:

"I am! it's all good. Dont let my a.d.d scorn you!"

Cool ;) I'll try to stay brief from now on. Hehe...

Roast, did you twist your ankle?

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Radam G:

"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"


He was straight up jiving and conniving, The Shadow. It is a boksing thing that we talk syet and double jive. It seems real or serious to the guys not in poop of out loop.

One time I came into the gym with a 6-foot tall long-legged, big booty blond mamma-jamma. Bad-@$$ hamma!

Oliver McCall was in the ring warming up and talking how he was getting ready to beat up sparring-joke David Bey.

My blondy sweetie started eyeballing O-Mac -- as I called him - in a flirtatious way. He jumped outta the ring, gave his trainer an eye blink and told him to take off the gloves. When the trainer took off the gloves, McCall started screaming that the blondy wanted him.

My grinning, big-teeth arse told him to settle down, because she is my company and just wanted see some boxers. Then dude went off. Picked up a rubbed down/exercise table and threw it down.

He started kicking chairs, medicine balls, gloves and picked up plastic water bottles and started throwing them near the blond. She kept flirting with him and grinning. I was perplexed. Then dude staring tell me that he was going to whup a Pinoy's arse because "da doll wants me, lil' man."

I said "settle down, clown! Why you tearing up syet and acting crazy, MAN!"

"She's with me," I continued.

She pointed her finger toward him, and said, "The joke is on you, hahaha, while quickly turning her finger to me.

The dame was in on the joke from the jump. But I was such a gigolo-whoring cat for the XX-chromosome type that any nice, fine damsel near the gym was in like Flynn. And after workout I was really to sin.

Serious, true story, The Shadow! In the past, I told this whole Universe a quadrillion times that D2 -- actually than deep water -- was a fightah and new writah not meaning harm. Get him time, and he will be a communicating dime.

See, The Shadow, a lot of the readers here don't know our small, tight boksing community -- jive, funny, shady, sleazy and a pure paradox.

Newbies still get upset at me for writing in boksing colloquialism. From the jump, they believe that I'm attacking Afrikan-AmerKano or that I'm a wannabe black Kano, because they don't know the origin of boxing slanguage, diction and jive. And that the black fighters who didn't make it big in pugilism went to the music industry with boxing terms. Terms and slangs from boxing is heavily into pop culture.

And D2 is the atypical pug who was jiving about punching anybody to the mug. He would much rather teach and give you a loving-bear hug.

Don't forget how SCLA Ali and I would go after one another. I would tell him that I will be rolling in his hood to pimp punch him, and make him make a sandmich , and go and get a bean pie. Holla at my old archives. And don't forget how B-Sug and I would get jiggy with the smack talk. And it is all part of the boksing culture. Holla!

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the Roast:

"As I have long said, "I am the luckiest fight fan ever born. I was the color analyst for the SRL-Donny Lalonde fight in Las Vegas. I announced the fight with Sam Rosen, one of the best announcers ever to speak into a microphone. The fight was actually promoted by Vince McMahon. Yes, THAT Vince McMahon.

Roast, you are so right abourt SRL. In the ring, he was indeed a vicious S.O.B. Inside the ropes, he would have smacked his own mother. He was that same vicious S.O.B. against Thomas Hearns in 1981, which is still the most exciting night of boxing I have ever been at.

With the memories of that fight swirling around in my head, I need to watch the youtube video of it one more time.

What a night! What a fight!! What memories!!!

If you ever have questions about that night tR, just ask. I'll be glad to make you feel like you were there with me, Marv, Ferdie & Don.

-Randy G."


Randy you impress me more and more! You were on the broadcast team with Sam Rosen? Get right out of town! I can still here the words in my head during the replays of the second round knockdown of SRL."For only the second time in his career Sugar Ray Leonard goes down!" Sam Rosen was really good. I still hear him doing NFL games sometimes. I wore out that VHS tape. Watched it a hundred times. Alot of celebs in the crowd that night. Stallone saying something about how Donny was gonna win because he'd never been in this kind of "Venue." He said the word funny like he was high or something. I'm gonna be all over that book when it comes out Randy G.

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The Commish:

Keep going, Arne. I was loving your memory of being on the air with Dave Wolf. What a character he was! I do believe the Harlem Butcher was Tyrone Jackson.

For what it's worth, Wolf did a great job of moving Ed "Too Tall" Jones, or at least, a great job of launching his career. Jones, who took his boxing seriously, became upset when the top writers in the sport competed with each other to find new ways to make fun of him. Frustrated, he quit. I really wish he had continued.

-Randy G.

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amayseng:

"Lol! Ouch, Amayseng! I thought you was my dude!"

I am! it's all good. Dont let my a.d.d scorn you!

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The Commish:

I think Larry Holmes was one of history's best heavyweight champions. With that, I still think Holmes would have lost to Cooney had "Gentleman Gerry" been turned loose in his career. Unfortunately, his managers, known as the "Wacko Twins," held him back something awful. They knew what they had on their hands and knew they could steer Gerry into a title shot simply by keeping him unbeaten. He went into the Holmes fight desperately needing rounds. His previous fight had been a sub-one-minute performance against Kenny Norton over one year earlier. That was certainly no way to prepare for a great fighter like Holmes. Yet, despite the lack of rounds and experience, Cooney was still able to take Holmes deep and bring out the best of him.

There was also the issue of Cooney's alcohol abuse. But that stuff I am saving for my book, "Glove Affair."

-Randy G.

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The Shadow:

"Maybe I will look Chris up as I know I didnt win, overtime and coaching baseball has sorely stolen my TSS time and with these up and comers that drop in 756 times a day, responding with 47 paragraph posts on EVERY thread, well there is not much one can do to make an impact with such quantity.

However I am more like you Roast, short and sweet works for me. If I have to scroll down for 37 seconds and am still on the same post (sorry Shadow) then I usually skip it.

Having said that, good luck you overposting bastards...."


Lol! Ouch, Amayseng! I thought you was my dude!

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ArneK.:

Whenever someone mentions Donny LaLonde, I'm reminded of David Wolf, his late manager. Wolf wasn't good at picking out toupees, but he had a knack for finding fighters with a good back story. He also managed Boom Boom Mancini and the giant NFL DE turned boxer Too Tall Jones, a career change that didn't transition well at all. The last time I saw Wolf, in Primm, Nevada, he was managing a fighter he nicknamed the Harlem Butcher (I'm embarrassed to say that I forget the boxer's name). I did two hours with David Wolf at the Stardust on a radio show that I once hosted. David was a great guest because he was smart and versatile. He belonged to IBRO (the International Boxing Research Organization), but he also wrote a book about a basketball player, "Foul," the story of Connie Hawkins, a truly great book for any serious sports fan. LaLonde was a Canadian with a hockey background, but after bleaching his long blond hair (I'll bet that was David's idea), he had the persona of a California surfer dude. LaLonde won a version of the light heavyweight title, but his claim to claim was that he knocked Sugar Ray on the seat of his pants. I was an interested bystander; the Commish is better qualified to flesh out the story.

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The Commish:

As I have long said, "I am the luckiest fight fan ever born. I was the color analyst for the SRL-Donny Lalonde fight in Las Vegas. I announced the fight with Sam Rosen, one of the best announcers ever to speak into a microphone. The fight was actually promoted by Vince McMahon. Yes, THAT Vince McMahon.



Roast, you are so right abourt SRL. In the ring, he was indeed a vicious S.O.B. Inside the ropes, he would have smacked his own mother. He was that same vicious S.O.B. against Thomas Hearns in 1981, which is still the most exciting night of boxing I have ever been at.



With the memories of that fight swirling around in my head, I need to watch the youtube video of it one more time.



What a night! What a fight!! What memories!!!



If you ever have questions about that night tR, just ask. I'll be glad to make you feel like you were there with me, Marv, Ferdie & Don.



-Randy G.

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ArneK.:

Good luck fellows. I hope I don't drop the baton with a bad case of bloggers block.

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amayseng:

Maybe I will look Chris up as I know I didnt win, overtime and coaching baseball has sorely stolen my TSS time and with these up and comers that drop in 756 times a day, responding with 47 paragraph posts on EVERY thread, well there is not much one can do to make an impact with such quantity.

However I am more like you Roast, short and sweet works for me. If I have to scroll down for 37 seconds and am still on the same post (sorry Shadow) then I usually skip it.

Having said that, good luck you overposting bastards....

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the Roast:

Wasn't Rube Goldgerg the name of the woman who came out of the bathtub in the Shining? Room 237? Now I'm gonna have nightmares.

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Skibbz:

"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."

Hahaha yeah man he's got everything I want a fighter to have, and acts every bit the way a champion should in my view. Everyone has a fighter they would root for against the devil himself and for me that champion is Ruslan. His fights are a rollercoaster ride for me, full of ups and downs but that's what makes it even greater to watch. That amateur video really shows you the kind of character he has. Growing up as a Mansi in Russia is not easy and he would get racially abused by kids his own age and adults all the time. However, one hard thump later and they were no longer call him names. He started boxing young, and eventually made it into Moscow's elite boxing gym which was a 10 hour train ride away.

Cool info? Well he plays the guitar well, and used to hunt bears with his family when he was younger. It's a tradition of the Mansi that dates back a long time which they still keep to this day, although it's with guns now. Something more boxing related, when he first got into talks with Artie about a move to America, he didn't know whether to trust him or not. So Artie proposed that he sort him a few fights, free of charge to earn his trust. The result was 4 fights in the US, and true to his word Artie didn't take a dime.

He was really chasing big names after the Alvarado fight, you'd think the guy with the belt would be able to get the big guys to come after him... It wasn't the case which is somewhat disappointing, but nothing new to the sport. That's why we must commend both Algieri for taking the fight, and Ruslan for welcoming all challengers.

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WBO JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV TO MAKE FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST NEW YORK'S UNDEFEATED CHRIS ALGIERI SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT BARCLAYS CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO® --Tickets On Sale Next Thursday! April 24 at 10 A.M.-- BROOKLYN (April 16, 2014) –World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product...

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Maidana and De La Hoya Talk About "The Moment," And More

Marcos Maidana told media taking part on a Wednesday afternoon conference call to hype his May 3 fight against super-skilled pugilist Floyd Mayweather that he isn't simply looking for a KO, and that yes, he wants to hurt Floyd with every punch, but that he is preparing for 12 rounds of boxing. I asked if a KO was the only route a win, and he said that people thought he could only beat Adrien Broner by KO, but that he won by decision. The Argentine fighter, coming off a career-best win, over Mayweather-lite Broner, holds a 35-3 (31 KOs)...

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Pay-Per-Views: LESS IS MORE, Give Our Wallets A Break!

So I clicked the "power" button on my remote control on Saturday night, and brought up the program guide, and scrolled down to the 300s, where the pay-per-view offerings lie. I went past the true red light district, the filthy titles, and settled on the In Demand region. I found that Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Top Rank/HBO PPV offering, gulped at the $69 price tag and pressed "buy and record." I could have not done that. But I'm a fight fan, and enjoy watching the biggest bouts, and beyond that, I am duty bound to do so, as the editor...

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Danny Jacobs Added To Showtime Announce Team For DC Card

MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER DANIEL JACOBS TO SERVE AS SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® GUEST ANALYST FOR THIS SATURDAY’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLEHEADER Saturday, April 19, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) Immediately Following Episode 1 Premiere of ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. MAIDANA WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) – Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs is trading in his gloves for a microphone, at least for one night. The inspirational cancer survivor will serve as guest analyst for this Saturday’s SHOWTIME...

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Looks Like Mikey Garcia Is Fighting His Promoter, Top Rank

During a Tuesday early evening phone call, trainer Robert Garcia said brother Mikey is looking, perhaps, at a July date, against TBD. The Cali based tutor talked to TSS about Marcos Maidanas' chances of beating Floyd Mayweather, and then we followed up with a question about lil bro Mikey, who holds the WBO super feather title. I asked Robert if the 26-year-old Mikey, who boasts a 34-0 record, would be looking to lock down a signature fight next, and, maybe, be seeking to step up his game where he's fighting more minutes of each round with...

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Robert Garcia Shares On How Maidana Will Aim To Beat Floyd

Lot of people out there thinking he's got to land that lucky punch, that hail mary bomb delivered with bad intentions and a prayer. Lot of people thinking Marcos Maidana (35-3 with 31 KOs; age 3; on a four-fight winning streak) will be throwing nothing but bombs from second one against Floyd Mayweather on May 3 at the MGM, and on Showtime pay-per-view...but his trainer, Robert Garcia, tells me that isn't so. Yes, Garcia said during a Tuesday night phoner, Maidana has been training thus far with the intention of throwing about 120 punches a...

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Huge Heavys Charles Martin & Alex Flores Battle in Santa Monica Beach

A new promotion company has emerged in the boxing world and they’re coming with the big boys. King Sports intends to battle with the bigger kids on the block in the boxing world and they’re bringing gargantuan Charles Martin (15-0-1, 13 Kos) to fight the equally towering Alex Flores (14-0, 12 Kos) on Wednesday, April 16. The fight card takes place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The vacant WBO NABO heavyweight title will go to the winner. Investing in heavyweights has been a goal for several years by Michael King, who heads King...

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What's Next For Pugilist-Specialist Rigondeaux?

He might well be the best pure pugilist on the planet. His ability to execute his gameplan, with subtle brilliance, doesn't go unnoticed by a multitude of fight fans. However, in a world which seems increasingly to punish subtlety, and reward excess, the over the top, Guillermo Rigondeaux is, while being regarded almost universally one of the top pound for pound talents, is still finding his place, clarifying his role in the fightgame milieu. The clarification process will proceed on July 19, on a Macau card promoted by Top Rank. I reached...

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Dawejko Fights Rideout May 16 in South Philly

HEAVYWEIGHTS DAWEJKO, RIDEOUT COLLIDE ON MAY 16 FIGHT CARD AS 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILLY Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweights JoeyDawejko and Mark Rideout meet over eight rounds—or less—in an all-Philadelphia match on Friday evening, May 16, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Topping the seven-bout card is an eight-round between undefeated junior welterweight prospects Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, and Jerome Rodriguez, of Trenton, NJ. The seven-bout card program marks the first pro fight card at the 2300 Arena since Jan. 21,...

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