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  1. Re: R.I.P. Bennie Georgino: Last of L.A.’s Golden Era

    I really enjoyed David's piece and Dino's addendum. Prior to 1958, Los Angeles was very much a world apart from the rest of the country when it came to sports. The Dodgers arrived in 1958, the LA...
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    Re: Scott Quigg ????

    Can't help you, deepwater 2; I never saw Quigg fight.

    This super bantamweight unification match on Feb. 27 in Manchester between two undefeated fighters is really big over in the U.K.

    In...
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    Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Miguel Cotto ??

    England's venerable "Sporting Life" is reporting that Juan Manuel Marquez hopes to return to the ring in May and has reached out to Miguel Cotto management as a possible opponent.

    The 42-year-old...
  4. Reports in the Russian Media Say That Roy Jones Jr. is Retiring

    According to reports in the Russian media, Roy Jones Jr. is calling it quits. If true, Jones will leave the sport with a record of 62-9. In his last fight, in Moscow, he suffered a 4th round knockout...
  5. Re: Literary Notes: Battling Nelson vs. Ad Wolgast

    The publishing house is McFarland. You can purchase direct from them www.mcfarlandpub.com). I checked with Amazon and their list price is identical. There is also a kindle version.

    If I'm...
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    Re: Days of Whine and Roses

    The late Jim Jacobs -- who reportedly had an unrivaled collection of old fight films -- believed that most of the storied pre-World War I fighters were unexceptional. In an article for The Ring,...
  7. Re: Literary Notes: Battling Nelson vs. Ad Wolgast

    Thanks oubobcat. In regard to brownsugar's question, Ad Wolgast was forcibly removed to a psychiatric hospital because he had become delusional and quick to pick a fight at the slightest provocation....
  8. What's next for Middleweight Matthew Macklin, the pet of Irish mobsters?

    Matthew Macklin (34-6, 22 KOs) has competed mostly as a middleweight. He currently holds something called the WBC International super welterweight title. He has won three straight and five of his...
  9. Late Breaking Story: Gunfire at weigh-in forces cancellation of big Dublin boxing show

    I'm writing this at 9:30 am Friday Pacific Time. This is is a story we will be following as more news becomes available.

    Gunmen burst into a weigh-in open to the public at the Regency Hotel in...
  10. Re: RICHIE GIACHETTI (1940-2016) – BOXING LOSES ANOTHER UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER

    A nice piece of remembrance by Bernard Fernandez. For anyone in the Cleveland area who may be interested, the Repepi Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights is handling funeral arrangements. The funeral...
  11. Re: In Honor of Super Bowl 50 We Look Back At the Pugilistic Adventures Of Ed "Too Tall'" Jones

    Thank you. And please don't self-loathe.
  12. Re: The Top Ranked Middleweight Contenders. Who Are These Guys?

    Wouldn't you know it? An hour after I posted this piece, it was announced that Canelo would fight Amir Khan.

    The new head of boxing at HBO, Peter Nelson, didn't win any brownie points with...
  13. The Top Ranked Middleweight Contenders. Who Are These Guys?

    USA Today boxing writer Dan Rafael says that the biggest fight out there right now is a middleweight bout between Gennady Golovkin and "Canelo" Alvarez. But the powers that be at HBO want that match...
  14. There were 157 boxing shows worldwide in January. What do we make of this?

    In January of 2016, according to info provided by BoxRec, there were 157 professional boxing events spread across 44 countries. The United States topped the list with 29 shows. The only other...
  15. Re: This 51-year-old heavyweight has won eight straight, all by knockouts in the opening round

    The British Boxing Board of Control has made it known that Frank Bruno will not be licensed -- at least not in Great Britain. I doubt we will ever see him in the ring again.
  16. Re: This 51-year-old heavyweight has won eight straight, all by knockouts in the opening round

    Sorry Radam, but I'm with Mr. D on this issue -- boxing is a young man's game.

    Yo Kid Blast, comparing Bronco Billy to Roy Jones is an awkward comparison since there was a point in Roy Jones' life...
  17. This 51-year-old heavyweight has won eight straight, all by knockouts in the opening round

    We're talking about William Lee "Bronco Billy" Wright. A Utah lad, Bronco Billy had his first fight way back in 1986 and his most recent fight on January 9 of this year. His overall record is 52-4...
  18. Re: WBC Women’s Convention Full Swing in Tijuana

    Call me an old fossil, but I have trouble connecting with women's boxing because titles are strewn around like confetti -- even more absurdly than on the men's side. When I read that so-and-so won a...
  19. Re: Bob Arum Just Keeps on Ticking and Ticking and Ticking and Ticking

    I think it's really cool that we have a forum contributor in Hong Kong. As if we didn't already know, boxing really is a global sport.

    I've never been to Hong Kong, but know people there who are...
  20. Re: Bob Arum Just Keeps on Ticking and Ticking and Ticking and Ticking

    You're one step ahead of me Mr. Superlight. News out of Hong Kong today says that Arum has signed 5'7" flyweight Rex Tso (18-0) to a three-fight contract. Hong Kong has never produced a world boxing...
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    Re: Suggestions for HBO in 2016

    I think these are very well-thought-out suggestions and something tells me that Peter Nelson, the new guy in charge of boxing at HBO, is paying attention. I've read that the 34-year-old Nelson...
  22. Bob Arum Just Keeps on Ticking and Ticking and Ticking and Ticking

    Nine years ago, looking back on the long-running feud between Bob Arum and Don King, I wrote: "By and large, King's accomplishments were greater because he had his hooks into more fighters, promoted...
  23. Re: Joe Parker. Another Rising Heavyweight Contender.

    Unlike oubobcat, I don't have an informed opinion about Parker because I never saw him fight. I only know what I have read. Having said that, I surmise that he made more headway in his career on...
  24. Re: Joe Parker. Another Rising Heavyweight Contender.

    Thanks for the compliment, Kid. It's always a pleasure to interact with a knowledgeable boxing fan. Arne is my first name, Karl is my middle name, and Lang is the first syllable of my last name which...
  25. Joe Parker. Another Rising Heavyweight Contender.

    On Jan. 22 in Samoa, New Zealand's Joe Parker advanced his record to 18-0 (16 KOs) with an eighth round stoppage of Pittsburgh invader Jason Bergman. Carrying 240 pounds on his 6'4" frame, Parker...
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