Boss Man

  • joined Feb 18, 2011
  • last login Apr 11, 2013
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I enjoy writing, reading, wildlife, golf, power lifting, and especially time with my family.

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"Protect yourself at all times" justifys Mayweather's actions or does it?

There will be sanctimonious rage and over-the-top insults aplenty hurled at Floyd Mayweather Jr., but essentially what he did tonight was respond in kind to a vicious billy goat-type headbutt (the...


Can you name fighters who won great respect while losing?

Recently, two fighters gained great respect in losing efforts. One, former WBO heavyweight champion Siarhei "The White Wolf" Liakhovich was stopped by Robert Helenius in Round 9 and then, following...


Who Should Helenius Fight Next and Where?

After having accomplished an impressive hat trick of stoppage victories over Siarhei "White Wolf" Liakhovich, fellow nightmare Samuel Peter, and Lamon "no longer Relentless" Brewster, Robert "The...


Do these men represent the "new norm?"

6’6" fighters are no longer rare. The UK has Tyson Fury (15-0) at 6’9" and he may be the best of the bunch. Richard Towers (11-0) towers at 6’8". Tom Dallas (15-1) tops out at 6′ 6″. As for former...


What fighters can you name who have grown old overnight?

One of the rarely mentioned possibilities in the Ortiz-Mayweather fight is the possibility that Floyd comes in rusty and faded; that is, he grows old overnight and in plain sight at which point...


Can you name fighters who finished their careers well?

Randall "Tex" Cobb finished his career at 43-7-1. Most people remember him for his wars with Michael Dokes, Buster Douglass, Ken Norton, Bernardo Mercado, and Ernie Shavers—and of course being...


The End Game

My strategy was to be as scientific as I could when I fought. I didn’t want to be seriously hurt, and I didn’t want to do that to anybody else either. ...


The Fight for Redemption: Will the Ghost of Margo Reappear?

Apparitions are often confused with hauntings. The difference is that apparitions are "live" (intelligent consciousness) and hauntings are "recordings." LOYD AUERBACH, interview No, I am not...


Can you provide an exit strategy for fighters who need one?

Some fighters need advice on how to fight. Many require Public Relations assistance to help with their image. Most who earn need counsel on how to invest their earnings. Still others need someone...


Is it time for Prize Fighter venues in the U.S.?

The creative Prize Fighter concept has added noticeable energy to fights in the U.K. and has given many fighters a second and even third chance. Tye Fields is an example of a boxer who came out of...


When has a defeat ever enhanced a boxer's career?

Matthew Hatton recently lost to rising Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, but many observers felt the younger Hatton brother had given a gritty performance that would put him in line for future...


Dementia Pugilistica: A Dark Primer

There is something so bitterly cruel and ironic about a fighting man not being able to remember the one glorious and exceptional quality that set him apart from the rest. ...


Who are/were the best fighters out there with bad records?

Sometimes a fighter starts slow and ends up fast. More often than not, fighters end up losing more than their fair share. Many even ruin their legacies. But what I am after here is where the...


Who is the worse fighter out there with a great record?

This one hopefully may require some research. Dimitry Salita is 33-1 but just how good is he--really? And please, do not give me Faruk Saleem. He is so bad, I could handle him. This involves...


Who is in the mix?

The boxing landscape can change faster than a New York Minute. Just last week, the heavyweight division looked grim with The Klitschko brothers and David Haye offering most of the potential...


Can you name fighters whose styles are not suited for ring longeveity?

Brandon Rios is one of the most exciting fighters out there and I hope he paces himse insofar as his opponents are concerned. His style may not be suited for ring longevity. Like Katsidis, he is...


My top ten prospects

1. Kazuto Ioka 2. Jose Benavidez Jr. 3. Frankie Gavin 4. James DeGale 5. Frankie Gomez 6. Ismayl Sillakh 7. George Groves 8. Brad Solomon 9. Edwin Rodriguez 10. Fernando Guerrero Also...


The Darker Side of Boxing

For years, I have been an outspoken advocate for boxing reform. To this end, I have wriiten any number pf articles on the subject. Recently, I started a series of such articles. The first one dealt...


Pacquiao vs. Mayweather:A Possible Way to Make it Happen

By now I am just plain sick of all the talk surrounding the PEDS issue and the attendant testing controversy. It’s been going on ad nauseam and it’s time these guys stepped up to the plate....


The New Boxing Landscape- the Generational Shift

The Old Guard Manny Pacquiao doesn’t have too many more fights left, Sugar Shane Mosley is pretty much done, Gerry Penalosa, Jermain Taylor, and Israel Vazquez  are virtually gone,  Floyd...


Why the Heavyweight Division is on Life Support

Sure, Denis Boytsov and Robert Helenius have fine and undefeated records, but who have they fought? Fighting against the likes of Vinny Maddalone, Robert Hawkins, Mike Sheppard, Attila Levin (!),...

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