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VirtualBalboa

  • joined Aug 20, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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A contrarian viewpoint on Canelo/Trout

In the main results thread, I posted a little thing about the open scoring controversy. I'll actually repost that here in the bottom because I feel like it is valuable enough to be said twice in...

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My trip to the Smith/Bundrage card

I have a blog I post travel stuff on, and though I wrote this earlier in the week when it might have been timely, a great laziness passed over me and I never finished it. There's not a lot in terms...

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Gamboa named in PED Story

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-01-31/news/a-rod-and-doping-a-miami-clinic-supplies-drugs-to-sports-biggest-names/full/ Or consider Yuriorkis Gamboa, a rising boxing star who won a gold medal...

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Catching up from Saturday 12/22: Abner Cotto, Cesar Seda, Diego Silva

Just wrapping up Saturday night's Spanish language boxing offerings. Why not, right? Long weekend here. TELEFUTURA: Cesar Seda TKO2 Lorenzo Trejo. Trejo hasn't looked good in a long time and...

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2012: How The Pundits Were Dead Wrong (and we were all better for it)

I'm not intending right now to write something that talks about how the boxing media missed the mark about fight predictions. This isn't about the media picking the wrong stars of the future and...

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Roberto Vasquez/John Mark Apolinario analysis

Just a few brief thoughts about this show from TyC last night - -Show opener for TyC was Fernando Saucedo/Cristian Palma. Palma was an undersized Chilean opponent brought in to take a whooping...

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Is it wrong to like Escalante/Juarez?

Every once in awhile I go onto Fightnews and see a listing for a main event on a spanish language network that just wilds me out. Usually, you have a fight between a couple guys that 3-4 years ago...

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Has history figured out Roy Jones Jr. yet?

This isn't a fully formed argument either way, I gotta admit. I generally prefer to do that sorta thing, but this was something I just thought about while reading about the upcoming Kimbo...

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The Random ESPN Classic Fight of the Week: Mauricio Aldana/Vito Antuofermo

Now THIS is a card from the archives. 4/2/1981, we've got a young Al Bernstein and even DUANE BOBICK on color. Antuofermo apparently had some plastic surgery done to shave his eyebrows down before...

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Cleaning Out the DVR: Vol. 5 (Enrique Quevedo-a-Go-Go)

This week's installment features a pair of cards recorded in the middle of 2011 from Azteca America. Ah, Box Azteca. Now a clearing house for strange European based cards and bad Mexican ones, it...

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Cleaning out the DVR Vol. 4 (The Other Arce/Ruiz 1 & 2)

Earlier this year, the folks over at Fox Deportes decided to air a pair of bouts from Mexico in the bantamweight division. Francisco Arce, the less talented but still fun to watch brother of Arce,...

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The Random ESPN Classic Fight Of The Week: Chuck Davey/Rocky Graziano

ESPN Classic again brings us black and white bouts sponsored by Pabst, and again the contest comes to us from the Chicago Stadium. This is a middleweight contest pitting a then undefeated Chuck...

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Procrastination Files: Solo Boxeo 12/16/2011

Alan Sanchez vs. Albert Herrera is the main event of this Solo Boxeo show and....its the first bout shown. Apparently they've turned into Boxeo Telemundo in the course of a week. This is not...

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Cleaning Out the DVR: Vol. 3 (Cayo! Farias! DiBella monologue!)

Alright, a pair of cards - one from October, and one all the way back from FEBRUARY. Yes. I have unwatched stuff going back about a year. Ergo: These posts. --------------------------------------- ...

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TyC 12/17: Ladies's Night at Parque Eva Peron (Results)

Its SABADO SABADO SABADO and TyC is televising from Parque Eva Peron. As one would almost anticipate from a fight card held at a venue named after a famed female head of state, women take center...

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Livebloggin': Marroquin/Valcarcel on FSE

Top Rank has the night off the big networks, so that means it is time for the last Top Rank Live program for 2011. Not even one on the schedule for January yet either. As I do for these minor...

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TyC 12/16: Angulo back in the win column

Two fight card televised by TyC in Argentina to the US Friday night; Headliner for the show was a WBC women's title bout won by Erica Farias over Puerto Rican fighter Melissa Hernandez. It was a...

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The Random ESPN Classic Fight Of The Week: Duran/Pazienza II

In our modern times as boxing fans, we often look at the stars of our sport as being destined or needing to retire young. I can barely count the number of times I heard that Manny Pacquiao, Juan...

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A challenge: DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE

Over in one of the articles here, I've gone on to defend Chad Dawson as not being completely boring and awful. It is one thing to easily defend and write about fighters who are great action stars,...

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Cleaning out the DVR: Vol. 2

For this week, I'm continuing on with spanish language boxing programming. Heck, the vast majority of weeks that I do this, it'll be spanish language boxing programming. They show a lot of boxing...

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TV ALERT: Rios/Murray and Wolak/Rodriguez on HBO Latino TONIGHT

Technically it is tomorrow morning, but these two fights will be on at 2:30AM EST on HBO Latino. If you're like me and you skipped the PPV, this is a good opportunity to catch up. Its probably...

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Lemieux vs Alcine: 12/10/11 WE LIVEBLOGGIN'

Its time for more random crappy Argentinian fights! I kinda am stuck watching this because the satellite box only has two tuners and they're both in use. Must. Stay. Away. From Spoilers. Anyhow,...

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TyC 12/9: Bopp retains, Monterossa loses

Just got done watching the TyC Sports card from Argentina (AKA the other fight card of the night from there): Wild set of bouts. No surprise in the TV opener: Yesica Bopp fought a totally...

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Telemundo 12/9: The other Donaire

So much for the listing on Fightnews.com; Its Alex Sanchez against Glenn Donaire, not Eric Morel. First round is just wrapping up right now and Donaire looked pretty decent in there boxing around....

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The Random ESPN Classic Fight Of The Week: Johnny Bratton/Rocky Castellani II

For this week, ESPN goes back 59 years and travels just a bit further west to Chicago, IL for a welterweight contest. Yes, its the days of Blue Ribbon Bouts, and we're at the now defunct Chicago...

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Cleaning out the DVR: Vol. 1

I record a lot of stuff, and sometimes I don't watch it immediately. Or for weeks. And sometimes months. Hey, I get behind, I get discouraged, and so on. Times like now in the dead of winter is...

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Procrastination Files: Solo Boxeo 12/2/2011

Apparently, no one told me that Solo Boxeo was live on Galavision because of a Telethon on Telefutura. Thanks a lot, guys. It still recorded though at 2:30AM on Monday morning. Must be a...

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Procrastination Files: Fight Night Club 12/1/11

I don't prefer watching boxing on internet streams. It just...sucks. But watching fights on my TV is something I much prefer. So I skipped this on Ustream to watch it on TV a couple days later with...

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The Random ESPN Classic Fight of the Week: Pinklon Thomas/James Tillis

For years, heavyweight boxing's status in the US has dropped into outright obscurity. Once one of the premier athletic endeavours, its now just an occasional side show featuring muscled up European...

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Procrastination Files: Arce/Angkota II

I've been busy a lot this week given that I had siding ripped off my house during the big snowstorm that hit southcentral MI earlier, so not as much boxing has been viewed as I would have hoped....

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