Articles of 2002

AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

By: admin Dec 02 2002

Along the way, one thing I cannot afford to lose sight of is that I'm not necessarily here to scandalize people, but instead to push ideas forward - ideas which can be brought to life to make boxing a better sport - and a better business - in some way. Remember the sub-title of this series - "A Blueprint for Boxing Reform". When one has the chance to implement some ...

World War III? No Thank You.

World War III? No Thank You.

By: Rick Folstad Nov 28 2002

A third fight? Sure. How about we celebrate a third car wreck, a third forest fire, a third earthquake? You want a third fight between Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and “Irish” Mickey ...

Thanksgiving turkeys

Thanksgiving turkeys

By: Steve Kim Nov 28 2002

Yes, the holiday season is upon us, and with Thanksgiving only a few days away, I think it's appropriate to be thankful for all our blessings. And then of course, Thanksgiving provides us with an opportunity to expose those ...

Finally, Jones Jr. in a Real Fight…..vs The IBF

Finally, Jones Jr. in a Real Fight…..vs The IBF

By: Rick Folstad Nov 20 2002

Just who does the IBF think they're messing with? This is Roy Jones Jr., they're talking about. This is the Big Cheese, the Top Dog, the Man of ...

WE LEARN AS WE GO

WE LEARN AS WE GO

By: admin Nov 17 2002

About three-quarters of the way through this thing, somebody asked me, "In the process of compiling 'Operation Cleanup', who has your opinion changed about the most?" The question was simple, yet I was stuck for an answer. For one thing, I hadn't really thought about it in those terms before, though I don't know exactly why. For another, my opinion has chang...

Ayala Might Beat Morales

Ayala Might Beat Morales

By: Rick Folstad Nov 13 2002

I've always got a lot on my mind- of course some would say I don't have anything between the ears, but that's a matter of opinion- and I was just thinking about a few things. Just off the top of my head: * Paulie Ayala will beat Erik Morale...

JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER?

JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER?

By: admin Nov 11 2002

Several days ago, in something that has heretofore gone largely unreported, the California State Attorney General's office, acting pursuant to consultation with the athletic commission, agreed to return a sanctioning fee that was withheld from the World Boxing Association for the Eric Morel-Denkaosan Kaovichit fight which was held in Anaheim on October 12. And my un...

WE DON'T MEAN TO JUDGE THE JUDGES,            BUT………

WE DON'T MEAN TO JUDGE THE JUDGES, BUT………

By: admin Nov 10 2002

In what was, in my opinion, a somewhat ordinary fight nine days ago in Las Vegas, one thing clearly stuck out in my mind. It was the sixth round. And Johnny Tapia, who was obviously behind on the scorecards, was giving the appearance of being very aggressive, and effective in doing so, as he had his opponent, Marco Antonio Barrera, covering up against the ropes. The crowd, ...

A NEW WEBB OF DECEIT IN KENTUCKY –            ABC'S V.P. RUNS THE OTHER WAY WHILE FIGHTE

A NEW WEBB OF DECEIT IN KENTUCKY – ABC'S V.P. RUNS THE OTHER WAY WHIL...

By: admin Nov 04 2002

Travis Simms stopped Anton Robinson in the eighth round last Friday night to win the North American Boxing Association's 154-pound title. But the next morning, it was Simms who actually suffered the stoppage. When the fighter showed up at the First Third Bank in Louisville, Kentucky in an attempt to cash the paycheck for his evening's work, he was told that the account it ...

The Hall of Shame

The Hall of Shame

By: Steve Kim Nov 01 2002

Ya' know, there's a reason why I hate going to fancy banquets and social gatherings where people are being honored. No, not only because I'd have to wear something other than my sweat-suit, but really because there's only so much I can take when it comes to i...