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  1. Re: May 23. This Date in Boxing History: The Champ Disintegrates in the Searing Heat in "The Ring" Magazine Fight of the Year

    Oops. Can't believe I wrote May 23 in the headline instead of June 23....Thanks Radam.
  2. May 23. This Date in Boxing History: The Champ Disintegrates in the Searing Heat in "The Ring" Magazine Fight of the Year

    On Tuesday, June 23, the high temperature in Las Vegas is projected to be 110 degrees. Across the pond in Ireland, in the town of Clones, the weather will be considerably cooler: a high of 66 degrees...
  3. The Ten Most Anticipated Fights in Boxing History. A Reply to Tallent.

    The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight had writers thumbing through the pages of history for matches that were equally bewitching; fights that were talked-about endlessly before the first punch was thrown....
  4. Re: Sugar Ray Robinson is Still #1: Ranking the Middleweight Greats

    Kid Blast makes a very strong case for Roy Jones but I respectfully disagree. The problem here, in my book, is that Jones didn't have enough fights in the 160-pound division. He defeated Bernard...
  5. Re: Something Called a Paul Newberry Just Might Have...

    Dino -- There were no fresh insights in this piece -- it was rather hackneyed -- but I can't disagree with the general premise that this fight would have been more compelling five years ago. Pacquiao...
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    Re: Ticket prices are astronomical

    I need to read my stuff more carefully before I post it. According to reporter Snell, the average room rate in LV this weekend is $338, a drop of $220 from the $558 peak.

    Who do you like in the...
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    Re: Ticket prices are astronomical

    Here's an update on the astronomical ticket prices:

    According to articles by John L. Smith and Alan Snell in this morning's LV Review-Journal, the average price of tickets offered for sale on Stub...
  8. If - heaven forbid - the fight is a stinker, what does that portend for the future of the sweet science?

    I'm interested in hearing your thoughts.
  9. Re: Death of Hall of Famer Gene Fullmer Lost in Media Frenzy of May-Pac Week

    Another outstanding piece by Bernard Fernandez, a future inductee into the IBHOF (he's a lock).

    If you remember Greg Haugen -- not the Haugen who performed so poorly vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, but...
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    Re: Ticket prices are astronomical

    Ringside tickets were priced at $100 for the Joe Louis-Billy Conn rematch in 1946, the first fight ever in which the top-priced ticket ran to triple-digits. Fight fans bellyached about price-gouging...
  11. When a Fantasy Fight Becomes a Reality: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in Historical Perspective

    On May 2, the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will be overshadowed by the nightcap. Floyd Mayweather's showdown with Manny Pacquiao is a bigger spectacle, a mega-megafight, begging the question...
  12. Federal Judge Sentences Former WBA 118-pound Champ to Prison

    According to an article in March 19 Las Vegas Review-Journal, former WBA 118-pound champ Clarence "Bones" Adams will spend the next six months in prison. Adams was sentenced for his involvement in...
  13. Re: TWO SECONDS FROM GLORY, TWO SECONDS TO HEARTBREAK

    I experienced a flood of memories as I read this piece by Bernard Fernandez. Can it really be true that 25 years have elapsed since this unforgettable battle?

    A couple of points: Bernard writes...
  14. Re: Riddick Bowe Had Hall of Fame Talent, But Not a Hall of Fame Career

    You could have seen Tyson and Bowe in the same ring, stormcentre, had you been at the Mirage on the night of June 28, 1991. Of course, they didn't fight each other. Tyson was matched against Razor...
  15. What's Old is New Again: The Reanimation of Boxing on Television

    Press releases ballyhooing Saturday’s primetime doubleheader on NBC contain snippets about the history of boxing on television. I was aghast to read that the first TV bout was aired by NBC on June 1,...
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    Re: RIP Cedric Kushner

    Nice piece Mr. Commish, a peachy anecdote and one more reason why I look forward to reading your book. I didn't know Cedric Kushner, but had several brief conversations with him. Unlike most power...
  17. Re: Don King: The Last Roar of the Lion in Winter?

    A very cool piece by Bernard Fernandez. And I enjoyed stormcentre's feedback (LOL).

    Since I didn't bet the fight, I'm rooting for Stiverne to win so that Don King stays around a little longer....
  18. How To Judge a Boxing Match: A Short History of a Persistent Problem.

    In a previous post, newbie Demolition Dan (welcome aboard, sir) advocated ditching the "10-point must system" in favor of a system that gives a clearer picture of the action in the ring. His post got...
  19. Re: Riddick Bowe Had Hall of Fame Talent, But Not a Hall of Fame Career

    Frank Lotierzo builds a good case, but I respectfully disagree. I would put Big Daddy in the HOF if only because of his great trilogy with Evander. The first fight was a classic and the 10th round...
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    Re: Dan Goossen (1949 - 2014)

    Nice pieces on Dan Goosen by Thomas Hauser and David Avila.

    I didn't know the man, but I never heard anyone say a bad word about him -- very unusual in an industry overrun with hard-boiled...
  21. Re: The One British Heavyweight Heavyweight No Wanted to Face

    Wow, Radam. Remind me never to get on your bad side. But now that you've revealed your game plan, I'll take extra care not to leave my armpit exposed.

    Earlier in this thread, the Commish inquired...
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    Contest Winners for July 16-31

    I wish there were a way to make this determination less subjective. Anyway, here goes.

    The Sweet Science forum winners are:

    First place: Brown Sugar. Comparisons between GGG and Kostya Tsyzu...
  23. July 16-31 Forum Contest Winners Posted Tomorrow.

    I'll have them up Aug. 2 in the early afternoon my time (PST).

    There are more worthy candidates than I can select. I'd better chew on these a little bit longer. This is the only part of moderating...
  24. Re: With all due respect......JOE LOUIS IS OVERRATED

    Thank you, Doctor...Thrown at him, or thrown at you?

    I saved my Joe Louis "blasphemy" for my last post as a mod so that I could make a quick getaway.
  25. Re: Ideas For Provodnikov's Next..Rios-Chaves Winner, Herrera..And Maybe Bradley

    Another candidate for Provodnikov will emerge in a few weeks when two undefeated welterweights clash at the StubHub Center in Carson, California: Akron's Shawn Porter (24-0-1) vs. England's Kell...
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