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Decisions, decisions...

I'm looking for some input on which fight I should attend in the next couple weeks. I live in New York, but two weeks from now I'll be in Las Vegas for the weekend. I don't think I can do both,...

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Ring's latest top 10 P4P

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2. Andre Ward 3. Juan Manuel Marquez 4. Sergio Martinez 5. Adrien Broner 6. Nonito Donaire 7. Manny Pacquiao 8. Wladimir Klitschko 9. Timothy...

WORLD TITLE SHOT: FAGAN V GOODWIN NEPTUNE STADIUM CORK 15 DEC 2012: Most of you know...

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WORLD TITLE SHOT: FAGAN V GOODWIN NEPTUNE STADIUM CORK 15 DEC 2012: Most of you know that for a long time, I've been calling out the WBU world title holder, Noah Zuhdi and Cat Box Entertain, but disappointingly, yet not surprisingly, Noah and his team, have decided to 'artfully dodge' my challenge. Haha, who knows? They might grow a set of balls, before I retire and take me on before I hit 50, for another world title shot; however, I won't hold my breath as I don't think Noah has it in him to fight me. All that said, when God closes a door, he opens a window... SO NOW, Chris Goodwin has called me out. And since I'm not one to shirk a challenge, I will fight him for another version of the world title- THE WBF. Ticket details will follow. I'll need great support on the night- so, buy your tickets, personally, from me, please. I'm probably not the favourite in the fight but hey, as I've always said, I'll fight anyone, at any time and anywhere. Being the underdog is the way I like it !!! ;-) Have a look at the article below for the official announcement. I'll be posting details, articles and interviews all the way up until fight-night, so keep in touch and keep me in your prayers that this OLD MAN will walk away with the WORLD TITLE :-) http://news.boxrec.com/news/2012/chris-goodwin-travels-ireland-box-oisin-fagan#.UJ0YHacZNWc.facebook God bless, FAGAN

Facebook post of the day, courtesy of Oisan Fagan. Not sure what's funnier - the idea that either of these are world titles, or the idea that a fighter on the Oklahoma scrub circuit that Boxrec ranks #223 in the world at 135 might be ducking Oisan Fagan.

Top Minor League Prospect Performances

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Matt Garrioch (of MLB Prospect Guide and formerly of MLB Bonus Baby) has put together what, from what I gather, is purely a statistical list naming the top performers in each league based on the numerical factors he believes best correlate to major league success, with some age limits thrown in to eliminate organizational filler. To take out the suspense, a number of Rays did surprisingly well: Tim Beckham - #11 hitter in IL Chris Archer - #3 pitcher in IL Hak Ju Lee - #1 hitter in SL Ty Morrison - #7 hitter in SL Kyle Lobstein - #8 pitcher in SL Jake Hager - #2 hitter in MWL Plenty of other Rays on the lists as well beyond the link.

Eddie Murray Charged with Insider Trading

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Murray wasn't the primary perpetrator here, but the SEC press release mentions that they've charged hall of famer Eddie Murray with insider trading, in addition to former Oriole Doug DeCinces who was charged last year (and looks to be up a creek).

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Which Junior is Greater?

The question was recently posed to me as to whom is greater - Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Roy Jones Jr. After thinking about it for a bit, they're actually extraordinarily close to me. Of course,...

Early fight of the year candidate - Oscar Ibarra vs. Juan Jose Montes. Here's round 1, but...

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Early fight of the year candidate - Oscar Ibarra vs. Juan Jose Montes. Here's round 1, but watching to the end each time should give you the next round. Not the world's most skilled fight, but a great phonebooth fight and a strong display of sheer will that netted the winner a vacant title. In any case, this is pretty clearly the best fight I've seen this year so far.

David "El Nino" Rodriguez Stabbed

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According to the El Paso Times, David Rodriguez survived multiple stab wounds after being jumped by six men outside a Scottsdale restaurant on New Years' Eve. Rodriguez has run up a 34-0 record as a regional attraction in the El Paso area. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.

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2011 in Review - Knockouts of the Year

Links to some of the top boxing knockouts of 2011.

From this weekend, Kazuto Ioka vs. Yodgoen Tor Chalermchai. A last second candidate into the...

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From this weekend, Kazuto Ioka vs. Yodgoen Tor Chalermchai. A last second candidate into the knockout of the year race is at around 3:30. As Scott already mentioned, Ioka is really good - much better than what you usually see at these weight classes. After the fight, Ioka was called out by Denver Cuello, which would be one of the best fights that could legitimately be made in that weight class, assuming that Joyi won't fly overseas to attempt unification.

Just in case you thought Kelly Pavlik was starting to get his life back together, Pavlik was...

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Just in case you thought Kelly Pavlik was starting to get his life back together, Pavlik was arrested last night for DUI, according to WFMJ.com. After reported problems with alcoholism and stints in rehab, this is a backwards step. This also proves that he actually wears those Affliction t-shirts on a daily basis.

Report - Bute and Froch agree to two fight deal

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According to the Daily Mail, within a day after losing the Super Six final to Andre Ward, Carl Froch and Lucian Bute have agreed to a two fight deal where the fighters would meet once in Montreal and once in Nottingham. Under the deal, Bute would get 100% of Canadian money, Froch would get 100% of the UK money and the rest would be split 50/50. If true, this continues Froch's run against top level competition dating all the way back to his title eliminator against Jean Pascal, while this may help silence some of Bute's critics who claim he has been avoiding top fighters. As for Andre Ward, he reportedly has said he would not fight Bute in his next bout, which opened the door for this series.

Another pretty good one from this past weekend, especially for those who aren't a big fan of...

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Another pretty good one from this past weekend, especially for those who aren't a big fan of defense - Koji Sato vs. Makoto Fuchigami. Part 2 is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yag4HETFZio&feature=youtu.be and part 3 is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3CcQp0DaEo&feature=youtu.be . In particular, Round 8 could be a ROTY candidate.

Worldwide Weekend Results - Dawson Claims Championship, Cleverly Squeaks by Bellew

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Worldwide weekend results - Dawson, Cleverly and DeGale all win controversially.

Arthur Abraham sets Berlin speed record

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But not in a good way. Abraham was pulled over in his Ferrari doing 231 km/h (about 144 mph) in a zone where the speed limit was 80 km/h (about 50 mph). Local authorities say that's the fastest speed anyone's been pulled over for on that highway. Due to the egregious nature of the offense, Abraham may lose his driver's license for three months. The former middleweight titlist said he was running late for an awards ceremony where he was being honored (although, apparently, the ceremony was in Armenia).

For those who missed it yesterday, or who aren't in the U.S., here's a clip of Mike Tyson roasting...

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Roast of Charlie Sheen

For those who missed it yesterday, or who aren't in the U.S., here's a clip of Mike Tyson roasting Charlie Sheen. Iron Mike was surprisingly funny, and took more than a few jabs during the course of the night (and a few left hooks to the kidney as well). Best Tyson joke of the night (at least from a boxing fan's perspective) came from Patrice O'Neal, who said that this was the first time in a couple decades where he's taken money for an appearance and all of it didn't go to Don King, Go to Comedy Central's Roast website for a lot more of Iron Mike, and it's worth catching if you happen to be in the U.S. and able to Tivo one of the ten million replays of it. Oh, and Steve-O felt the need to break his nose by running into Mike Tyson's fist.

According to the Wichita Eagle, former heavyweight titlist Tommy Morrison has been arrested in...

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According to the Wichita Eagle, former heavyweight titlist Tommy Morrison has been arrested in Kansas on drug charges. This is not the first time he's been arrested on drug charges, and he's likely facing serious time. Morrison retired in 1996 after it was reported that he was HIV positive, a claim he always denied. In the last few years, he had an ill-advised comeback, taking a few fights in jurisdictions with weak or no commissions (including a farcical and clearly staged "MMA" fight in Wyoming). While he's only 42, as his mug shot shows, he hasn't aged particularly well. You can make your own conclusions as to the reasons for that.

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Under the radar prospect - Andres Gonzalez

Edit: Bumped! Great look at a little talked about prospie. On this site and elsewhere in the Rays' blogosphere, a fair amount of attention has been given to Oscar Hernandez and his Ruthian (or...

Fight draws 14 million viewers in China

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Obviously this is just a drop in the bucket for Chinese TV ratings, but a Tuesday evening fight between Chauncy Welliver and Laurence Taussa was able to draw over 14 million viewers on Chinese TV. Considering most Chinese hadn't even heard of boxing two decades ago, that's an incredible number. The Chinese amatuer program has recently made a push to develop boxers, and while the top guys have not been allowed to go pro at this point (contrary to their indications after three of their fighters medaled in 2008), it seems that the sport is starting to catch on there. Getting the largest market in the world interested in boxing can only be a good thing.

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of July 15, 2011

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This weekend's boxing fight schedule features over a dozen televised cards airing in a half dozen different countries.

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of July 8, 2011

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TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of July 8, 2011

When Bell Sounds, Surgeon Answers Ringside Calling

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A nice insight into the life and job of the ringside physician, one of the most ignored cogs of the sport.

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of July 1, 2011

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Friday, July 1 Thailand 3, circa 5:00 a.m. Eastern, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam vs. Takuya Kogawa.  True flyweight champ Pongsaklek continues his normal career pattern with this one.  He'll have a...

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of June 24, 2011

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Schedule of televised boxing matches for the weekend of June 24, 2011.

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of June 17, 2011

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A look at worldwide televised boxing matches for the weekend of June 17 and June 18, 2011.

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Who would have benefitted from 15 rounds?

In today's conference call, Carl Froch mentioned that he really wished championship fights were still 15 rounds long.  It's not hard to picture how the complexion of any given fight may have...

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of May 27, 2011

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TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of May 27, 2011

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of May 20, 2011

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Schedule of televised boxing matches for the weekend of May 20 and May 21, 2011.

Bad Left Hook Fight of the Month Poll - April 2011

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A look at the best boxing matches of April 2011, including Ortiz-Berto, Marquez-Concepcion, Smith-Simpson II, Maidana-Morales and more.

TV and Internet Fight Schedule - Weekend of May 6, 2011

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Schedule of televised boxing matches for the weekend of May 7, 2011, including Pacquiao-Mosley, Sylvester-Geale and Methuselah-Moses....err...Holyfield-Nielsen

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