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  • joined Jan 22, 2010
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What Floyd Mayweather Junior needs now!

It looks to me like Mayweather has nobody that he really listens to, respects enough to listen to.--Bob ArumIn the United States, a person is presumed innocent until proven otherwise and until he...

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How do you feel about the the "Excitement Factor" in Boxing

Are you ready over here? Are you ready here/ Ok, let’s get it on.-- Mills Lane Excitement in the ring means different things to different people. There is no one right definition. For me it means...

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Contrarian Viewpoint of 2010: Re Laurence Cole

  The much-maligned Texas referee Laurence Cole more often than not is everybody’s dart board. Well known writers (who have never been in a ring) seemingly love to crucify him citing everything...

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How do you feel about catch-weight fights at the top level?

Many people argue that Catch-Weights are not a good thing for boxing. They ask: are fighters legitimately winning titles in multiple weight classes when these weight stipulations are put on the...

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How do you feel about trash talking?

  I’ll moider the bum                            Tony Galento Trash talking is for some scared ass (brothers). I do my talking with my fists... ...

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Did Margarito gain any redemption on November 13?

Three years ago, Tony was my favorite fighter. No one could stalk, stun and close like the Tornado. The Cotto fight was electrifying. My God, he literally ran after his opponent once he had him...

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Can you think of any ethnic rivalries?

Back in the day, ethnic rivalries were big in the U.S., and I suspect in certain other countries as well. I recall Italians, Irish, Blacks, Polish, and Jews fighting one another in fierce and...

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what advantages , if any, do you see in watching a fight live versus watching it on video or YouTube?

  I recently started a thread on another site (a European one) about being Old School and one of the posts read:

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Should "Observers" be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame?" And More.

I am not even certain there is a set of firm criteria for boxers or “non-participants.” If there are, I have never seen them. But the boxer category aside, I have an issue with the following...

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Some fighters are (or were) seldom in an exciting bout. Can you name one?

Some fighters were or are rarely in an exicting bout. You just knew that once the bell rang, the action would be slow and tedious and might well drive you to another channel. Bernard Hopkins,...

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Can you name boxers who rarely were in a dull fight?

Some fighters were or are rarely in a dull bout. You just knew that once the bell rang, the action would be fast and furious. Irish Mickey Ward personified this type during his career. Before him,...

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How to shake free of Old School bias

...if we compare either the fight itself or each of the two men [PBF and De La Hoya] involved with the glory days of pugilist masters like Ray Robinson and the almost unbelievable fights he had,...

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Can you name some incident-prone fighters?

Kermit Cintron seems to fit this bill. From KO losses that weren't KO losses to weeping after beating a game Jesse Feliciano to winding up outside the ring against Paul Williams, Kermit seems to...

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Why is the Super Six on thin ice?

I think the concept was and is a super one. It's creative and just what boxing needs. However, if you are going to set up a business model, then set it up correctly. This means it must have a...

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Should Sugar Shane Mosley Retire Now?

 While I have been observing for some time now that Shane (46-6-1) is not quite the same guy he was a few years back, I still acknowledge that how many fighters are? Yes, he has slipped...

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What's your remedy (s) for maintaining your passion for Boxing?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, "That Ninth Round: A Boxing Historian Struggles to Maintain His Interest." In it, I expressed my growing concern with the sport (and business) of Boxing....

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Boxing's most beloved personalities

He [Billy Conn] can run, but he can't hide                                                                        --Joe Louis ...

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Boxing's most tragic figures

Last week, we got into some interesting exchanges about Meldrick Taylor. Some might say he qualifies as one of Boxing's most tragic figures. But for me, I'd go with Riddick Bowe as someone who...

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If you could ask one question about boxing for which you don't have an answer, what would it be?

Mine would be why did Teddy Atlas go into the crowd in Las Vegas many years ago and start a ruckus with some guy (I think it might have been a writer or reporter)? I believe Teddy may have been...

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Can you think of any CAREER-ENDING LOSSES?

These losses might have occured even though the victim continued on with hsi career, but for all practical purposes, it was over. I can recall when Jimmy Thunder: got brutally waxed by Maurice...

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Bill in Vegas being proposed to help destitue boxers with medical bills.

Assemblyman Harvey Munford of Nevada has proposed a bill that would help down-and-out fighters with medical expenses. Michael Dokes, who is indigent, has suffered greatly in recent times and Z...

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Can you think of any "one-in-a million" boxers or boxing related characters?

  Each snowflake is different and so are human beings. Boxers are no exception, but some stand out as being truly unique. Others tend to fall into a kind of cluster. Heck, even if Willie Pep...

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Can you name fighters who had (or who have) great hands speed?

  Mention of David Clay Bey in a recent fan post brought up memories of guys who had or currently have fast hands as in hand speed. I'll start it off by not mentioning a few onvious ones and...

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What fighters (past and present) seem(ed) intent on ruining their legacies?"

To the dismay of his loyal fans, Roy Jones Jr. seems to be a poster boy for this fanpost. He was 48-1 after beating John Ruiz in 2003 and had he retired right there and then, his immortality would...

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