Boss Man

  • joined Feb 18, 2011
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I enjoy writing, reading, wildlife, golf, power lifting, and especially time with my family.

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Compassion vs. Neglect in the corner

When Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez finally caught up with game Matthew Macklin on March 3, 2012 in the Garden, the knockdowns bordered on the savage. Mack the Knife was cut down twice in round 11 and...


What conflicts, if any, exist in the world of Boxing?

A few weeks back, writer Kevin Iole said it was "...a dark day for boxing journalism" when Thomas Hauser went on HBO’s payroll. Iole’s main point was that you cannot be a true journalist and also...


Has The Ring Magazine become irrelevant?

I write for Boxing World Magazine which is published out of Ohio and has been around for quite some time. It comes out quarterly and is a neat mag. Tom Huff is the editor.Twenty dollars per all 4...


Are you kidding me with this list of ATG Middleweights?

I have been on the road but I recently saw this piece on another site. I quote, in part from Robert Ecksel who writes about a recent Ring Mag article klisting the best middleweights of all time: "...


Whta fighters past and present had (have) late power?

Late power is a rarity in boxing, but muscular Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez has it, and he proved it tonight for the third time in a row. Martinez (49-2-2) launched a late attack to stop Matthew...


Did Jim Gray go too far?

The crunching four-punch combination that ende Salido vs Lopez was reminiscent of George Foreman’s massacre of Gerry Cooney in 1990 when it seemed Cooney’s jaw was a magnet for each of Big George’s...


Good vs. Bad in Boxing?

Adding to the recent negatives in boxing, Derek Del Boy Chisora recently imploded (again) and, looking for a new low in boorish behavior, slapped Vitali Klitschko hard—very hard—with his right...


Who will be the next Mayweather?

"I’m going to be me. Not Mayweather. He has his own legacy and I’m not trying to be him."—Adrian Broner Twenty-two-year-old Adrien "The Problem" Broner ((23-0) KOd undefeated Eloy "The Prince"...


What matches do you want to see in the Super Bantamweigts?

No division in boxing includes a more diverse bunch of high quality fighters than the super bantamweight division. It’s like a stew of sorts—or to be more refined, a bouillabaisse of mixed and...


Can you go lower than this?

"He is from Great Britain, but he’s lacking appropriate manners."—Vitali Klitschko after being slapped "The hardest thing I have ever done was not break his face."— Wladimir Klitschko after being...


How do you see the global boxing landscape?

In my opinion, one conclusion stands out from the rest; namely; that the entire global boxing landscape has become just that—a global boxing landscape where a Ghanaian can live in Stockholm and...


What was your favorite Brit dust up?

McPhilbin vs. Williams A Dry Gulch at York Hall "I know nothing about him, as far as I’m concerned he’s just an opponent for me to beat up, I’m the Champion and I’m gonna stay the Champion, I’m...


Can you recall a weird stoppage by a referee?

The most bizarre stoppage I’ve ever seen."—Al Bernstein Late last year I wrote about a fight in which a boxer was almost killed in the ring due to a late stoppage. Another was Roy Jones vs. Denis...


What was the weirdest boxing behavior in 2011?

You want to get dirty, I got dirty...I let the best of me get away. For that, I started feeling bad. That's why I was like, 'Floyd, man, my bad, yo. I apologize, man.' So I gave him a hug. That got...


Remembering those who passed during 2011

George Benton. He was a solid middleweight contender from Philadelphia and a fine trainer of several champions, including Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, and Meldrick Taylor. He was inducted...


Ted the Bull’s Boxing Awards for 2011

Fighter of the Year: Andre "S.O.G." Ward "He’s very good defensively…I couldn’t get my shots off. I never found myself in the range…"—Carl Froch Andre Ward (25-0) dominated both Arthur Abraham...


2011 Fighter of the Year: Tough Call. What do youu Think?

As I put the finishing touches on my annual Boxing Awards for 2011, most categories present ample candidates and interesting choices. However, Fighter of the Year is not one of them. For that...


Does the Referee Pool Need an Infusion of New Talent?

I was shocked. There was no warning… --Amir Khan I want him [Russell Mora] to be banned --Joseph Agbeko Arthur Mercante let me try to work it...


Is Bam Bam Rios the new Margarito? Please read the ENTIRE fanpost.

I do it for my fans and I do it for my family. I don’t do it for myself. I don’t have the pleasure of waking and losing weight, running. I hate that sh*t but I do it for my family and my fans out...


In the Matter of Michael Nunn

"If I never fight again in my life, I’m the happiest man in the world…I’m a two-time world champion. You can’t ever take that from me." —Michael Nunn Here we go again but I have a Dec. 7...


Masamori Tokuyama (Chang Soo Hong) in the Hall?

My dream is to set up a ring on the 38th parallel and fight a title match there. Tokuyama I received many threatening messages that hurt my feelings….But I also received many encouraging mails...


Is it time to induct "Fierce Eagle" into the Hall? Whay say you?

Masaki Kanehira, Japan’s most renowned trainer and known as the maker of Japanese champions, called him "A genius who appears once every 100 years…" Fall seven times, stand up eight ...


Dariusz Michalczewski in the Hall? What say you?

With a final slate of 48 -2 with 38 KOs, "The Tiger" accomplished much in his career, but will it be enough to get him into the Hall this year? Let’s review his body of work. Amateur Record D...


My P4P Lists Pre/Post Saturday: What say you?

Floyd Mayweather remains the reigning pound-for-pound fighter in the world, with Manny Pacquiao still at number two… Before Pacquiao-Marquez III 1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2. Manny Pacquiao 3....


What is your favorite trilogy?

Half the time, I didn’t know what I was doin’, except I was doin’ great."— Rocky Graziano Pacquiao-Marquez will have...


"Smokin’ Joe" Frazier Fights Cancer: Your thoughts on Joe.

What makes a champion is heart. —Joe Frazier Latest published news reports indicate that former Heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Joe Frazier, 67, is...


Should Riddick Bowe be inducted into the Hall when his time comes?

  God knows Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe has had his problems outside of the ring, but this is not about that; this is about whether he eventually should be inducted into the International Boxing Hall...


Nightmare vs. Nightmare. Who wins?

Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (33-2) will meet (and beat) limited Raphael "The Silencer" Butler on November 5.This will be Chris’s 6th straight win after his MD loss to Tomasz Adamek in April 2010....


What are your expectations/feelings on this year's IBHOF inductions?

Last year the inductees were solid choices, though some might question Rocky’s inclusion. This year, the one guy who seems an absolute lock is Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. After that it gets pretty...


How do you feel about Victor Conte's Return?

I’m very pleased to be working with Nonito [Donaire], he’s a very gifted guy, not only in terms of his boxing skills but as a person, his belief system is tremendous.—Victor Conte "[Conte’s]...

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