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    Re: Why Shane Mosley is Coming Back

    Old story. All the ability and knowledge stays in the head. Even if 10% disappears from age, denial can make that 10% disappear until enough bad performances make reality sink in. Sometimes way...
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    Re: Better UK 168er, Froch or Calzaghe?

    Froch turned out to be better than most people expected. But he barely would have landed a punch on Joe. Calzaghe would have made him look really bad. No contest, except that Joe would have had to be...
  3. Re: Trainer Peter Fury Talks Klitschko-Fury

    The skill differential will be as wide in this fight as in any WK fight in recent memory. One could arguably but honestly say that every one of Fury's wins against b/b+ fighters he's fought most...
  4. Re: Thurman Auditions For Shot At Mayweather Against Collazo Tonight

    I am grateful to F-Lo for years of superb boxing analysis. He has shown great knowledge and balance, not to mention an engaging writing style. But something seems....off.....in this article. I Like...
  5. Re: Wladimir Klitschko To Fight Tyson Fury in October

    WK did his least clinching against his biggest opponents. He neatly outboxed and outhunted Wach, who as almost as tall as Furry and much stronger and more solid, really broke him apart, and even...
  6. Re: Wladimir Klitschko To Fight Tyson Fury in October

    Exciting to get excited about someone who might actually have a powerball’s chance of beating WK. Fury is easy to hit, has an average chin at best, is a huge target, moves OK but does not avoid...
  7. Re: Tyson Comeback Rumor In Full Bloom; Tyson to Meet Toney?

    Of course, it is a terrible idea. But also brilliant, in the way an ill-conceived exploitation sideshow can also be brilliant. Funny thing is, I have a feeling that todayís Tyson would train for...
  8. Re: Roy Jones Has A Better Case For "TBE" Than Floyd Mayweather

    There is a repeating and necessary question that comes up as a result of both the topics and the smarts of this forum: Are the representatives of a division during an era automatically judged as...
  9. Re: Cotto Drops Hammers In Round Four, Blasts Out Geale in Brooklyn

    Just one factoid, if no one mentioned it yet: When Kellerman listed the weights Cotto has fought at and asked where he stands as a middleweight, Cotto cleverly listed a bunch of low-mid 150 numbers,...
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    Re: Time for GGG to call out Lil Floyd

    All respect - but just because people want to see Floyd lose doesn't mean that, with the claims of being TBE he shouldn't HUNGER to match his skills against a bigger man. TBE, who clearly sees flaws...
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    Re: Time for GGG to call out Lil Floyd

    All the greats except Hagler went up a few pounds to fight a bigger challenger or champion. It was because they couldn't live with their claim of greatness and still control all the variables. GGG is...
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    Re: Hagler Appreciation

    Beautifully put. Without having lightning fast movements, per se, his attacks, sometimes lethal, had the visceral quality of being sudden and stunning, and timed for maximal effective impact
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    Re: Hagler Appreciation

    With about ten seconds left in round six against Mugabi, watch them go toe to toe; Mugabi briefly gains an advantage and lands some bombs - Hagler, almost by his nature, comes inside in order to...
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    Re: Hagler Appreciation

    Youíre right about Haglerís chin, and thatís only part of it. What made Hagler great is the same kind of approach and even tactical similarities to GGG, with the distinction that Hagler proved...
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    Hagler Appreciation

    Give yourself a treat and watch some old Hagler footage - Hearns, Mugabi, Obelmejias, Caveman Lee, Sibson, Minter - I remember watching those in the moment, the ones that made it to TV, and rarely...
  16. Re: Golovkin Will Know Next Better After Cotto-Geale

    Like.

    Meaintime, give yourself a treat and watch some old Hagler footage - Hearns, Mugabi, Obelmejias, Caveman Lee, Sibson, Minter - I remember watching those in the moment, the ones that made it...
  17. Re: Khan Edges Out Algieri in Solid Scrap, in Brooklyn

    Guys - now, I'm not JDJ, but DIDN"T I SAY that C-Al had the quickest learning curve I ever saw? The guy I saw ONE FIGHT before Provodinikov wouldn't have lasted three rounds against Khan. Watching...
  18. Re: Khan Edges Out Algieri in Solid Scrap, in Brooklyn

    BS. Even here at home, we didn’t think Chris to out-do Khan in any area where Khan was already strong, and that it would probably be a mismatch. But as I watch it , and again, I see C-Al leading on...
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    Re: Floyd Mayweather Jr. The Best Ever? Hardly

    Hereís a re-run of a piece I just added to another article:

    OK, hereís a weird conversation piece. Floyd had a few lovely KOs full of slick combination punching early in his career. But this last...
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    Re: The Greatness of Floyd Mayweather

    OK, hereís a weird conversation piece. Floyd had a few lovely KOs full of slick combination punching early in his career. But this last ten years or so, when his legacy was really formed....Floyd...
  21. Re: RED HOT ACTION: Canelo Steamrolls Kirkland in PPV Worthy Scrap

    I just envisioned this playing this way, this early. Kirkland would give it his all, would have no evasiveness (he slipped a little better than I expected), and I saw Canelo starting to sharpshoot as...
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    Re: AND STIIIIIL...Floyd Bests Manny Via UD12

    Skibbz - you write and and think it eloquently. But there is another take. May weather didnít surprise me at all because he has always been genius at neutralizing what his opponent does best. But...
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    Re: AND STIIIIIL...Floyd Bests Manny Via UD12

    Hey Skibbz, all my TSSbros, respek, and Iím glad to be here reviewing things with you now that history has ended...I stick with a few perceptions of this fight.

    FLoyd didnít do anything I didnít...
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    Re: AND STIIIIIL...Floyd Bests Manny Via UD12

    Pac had one chance to win this fight without argument. That was to be Hagler against Hearns. Forget that Floyd is a hard target. It is bravely forcing in with rocks in his fists and landing...
  25. Re: Klitschko Wins UD12 in NYC; Too Smart, Strong For Jennings

    OK. I’m trusting my TSS boys that I’m underestimated Fury. Can’t wait to see.
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