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  1. The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. What has it accomplished?

    This law, championed by John McCain, was passed by Congress in May of 2000. Characterized in a nutshell, the law, which has seven somewhat vague provisions, was designed to protect boxers at the...
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    Re: Don Chargin Hooks On With Golden Boy

    The word "legendary" is over-used, but not in Chargin's case. He's 86 years old now, which makes him older than fellow octogenarians Arum and King, and apparently still very sharp. I can't imagine...
  3. Re: Golovkin, Game Face On, and Geale Make Weight at MSG in NYC

    It's no surprise that ticket sales have been sluggish. An Australian vs. a guy from Kazakhstan doesn't tap into the tribal loyalties that have propelled boxing throughout its history. Moreover, the...
  4. Have You Ever Watched a Fight That Produced a Controversial Decision and Wondered What all the Fuss Was About?

    I've seen my share of bad decisions. I've also seen fights where I thought the judges got it right although the consensus was that one fighter got robbed. A case in point: the 1999 match between...
  5. Re: Sanchez: “Nobody at 160 Can Stand the Power of Gennady"

    And things have gone from bad to worse for Terry Norris. He has significant memory loss and takes classes in speech therapy and balance therapy.

    Norris reportedly had 295 amateur fights (perhaps...
  6. Re: Sanchez: “Nobody at 160 Can Stand the Power of Gennady"

    As we all know, anything said at a formal press conference should be taken with a grain of salt. However, I've never known Abel Sanchez to tell a lie.

    If memory serves, Sanchez's first top-notch...
  7. Amazing Facts about Carmen Basilio (and other Italian Stallions)

    Beginning with the year 1945, Ring Magazine presented an annual award for The Fight of the Year. From 1955 through 1959, Carmen Basilio was one of the principals. That's right. The Canastota onion...
  8. Re: Is There One Particular Boxing Trading Card Prized by Collectors ?

    Dino -- I'm guessing you have your reasons for not identifying it. What era are we talking about?
  9. Is There One Particular Boxing Trading Card Prized by Collectors ?

    The current owner of the most prized baseball card reportedly paid $2.8 million to acquire it. Released in 1909 as part of a set of cards produced by the Piedmont Tobacco Company, it depicts Hall of...
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    Re: Favourite division

    My favorite division is whatever division is "hosting" the next big fight.

    It's interesting to note that in the upper divisions -- 168 pounds and above -- there are more Top 10 fighters from the...
  11. Re: Boxing Brother Combinations: Do You Have a Favorite?

    I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the Marquez brothers, Juan Manuel and Rafael.

    Joe Gatti didn't have as many memorable fights as his brother Arturo, but Joe had a pretty nice career.

    Don...
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    Re: Big Knockout Boxing

    Thank you.
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    Re: Big Knockout Boxing

    Big Knockout Boxing. Let's give it a more detailed look.

    It's bankrolled by DirectTV. The first event is expected to take place next month at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. A pair of conventional boxers,...
  14. Re: The Decline of Boxing Seen Through the Prism of Sports Illustrated

    Oops. Paragraph 1 should read "reportedly read by more than 20 million people each week."
  15. The Decline of Boxing Seen Through the Prism of Sports Illustrated

    Sports Illustrated has been around for almost 60 years. The magazine reportedly has more than 3 million subscribers and the print edition is reportedly read by more than 3 million people each week....
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    Re: Do Boxers Still Soak Their Skin in Brine ?

    Radam thinks like an old-school trainer. Billy Delaney, who trained Corbett and Jeffries, believed that the value of any exercise was enhanced if done outdoors. But by outdoors they meant the...
  17. Re: Boxing Brother Combinations: Do You Have a Favorite?

    The Viruets and the Quarrys -- splendid choices. Of course there was a third Mayweather brother, Jeff Mayweather, the youngest of the three, who was a cut above a journeyman and had a fairly decent...
  18. Re: Boxing Brother Combinations: Do You Have a Favorite?

    Fine examples, Radam, especially coming off the top of your head.

    The Docusens, like so many people in New Orleans, had a blended ethnicity. Most reports list them as half-Filipino and...
  19. Re: Report From Golovkin-Geale Presser at Madison Square Garden

    Sorry I missed that earlier post.

    Would you agree that in the amateurs, it's mostly about speed (reflexes), whereas in the pros it's more about technique and power.

    That being said, I've found...
  20. Boxing Brother Combinations: Do You Have a Favorite?

    It's plain to me that both Klitschko brothers will someday be enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. They will join the Gibbons' brothers, Tommy and Mike, as the only pair of siblings in...
  21. Re: Report From Golovkin-Geale Presser at Madison Square Garden

    Am I the only one who's aware that Golovkin beat Geale once before? That was way back in 2001 in Japan, so I wouldn't try to infer much from it.

    Shucks, Henry Tillman beat Mike Tyson in the...
  22. Re: The Distaff Side of Boxing: Can You Score a Passing Grade on my "Ladies Day" Trivia Test?

    Refreshing honesty. I'm thinking your score may say more about the test-maker than the test-taker.
  23. Re: Can Bryant Jennings Help American Heavyweights Turn the Tide?

    It may help Jennings that his last outing was with another southpaw.
  24. The Distaff Side of Boxing: Can You Score a Passing Grade on my "Ladies Day" Trivia Test?

    TRIVIA TEST #4. THE DISTAFF SIDE OF BOXING. Answers below.

    1. She was the first female boxer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
    (a) Christy Martin
    (b) Laila Ail
    (c) Lucia Rijker
    (d)...
  25. Re: COMMISSIONER'S CORNER: On Judging Missteps, Algieri's Deep Cut, More

    Tyrone Everett. How sad. Shot dead by his girlfriend 10 days after his last fight. Took a 36-1 record to the grave when he should have been undefeated. Everyone on press row scored the fight for...
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