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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: Boxing Reply with quote

Taylor vs. Pavlik on HBO

09.29.07

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/events/2007/0929_taylor_pavlik/news/instant_update.html


AWESOME fight! They went at it from Round 1!

(keep in mind that Jermaine Taylor beat Bernard
"Executioner" Hopkins not once - but TWICE.)

Pavlik goes down in the early rounds...gets right back up...

Later Pavlik catches Taylor with stiff jabs and a surprise right...

Down goes Taylor for a referee stoppage! He didn't MOVE.

He was crumpled in the corner and unconcious before he even
hit the deck, yet they declared it a TKO....yeah right. Rolling Eyes

Taylor got knocked-the-frig-OUT.

Your winner...and NEEEEEEW WBC Middleweight Champion....

Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik!

He shocked the world, but this dude works out by flipping over
TEREX tires. DAY-EMM!!! LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Calzaghe goes down in first round, survives, hits like a girl but
outscores Bernard Hopkins for RING Magazine Linear
Jr. Heavyweight Title 4/19/08, HBO

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/

Say what ya want, but Hopkins beat that boy up...Calzaghe's a tuff kid
and earned the strap for sure, but he didn't put a scratch on Hopkins.


This rivalry isn't over yet for these two old brawlers!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacman Destroys A Listless De La Hoya

By KOGOD, 12:30 AM on Sun Dec 7 2008

Manny Pacquiao completely dismantled Oscar de la Hoya from the
opening bell until the match was halted after eight rounds of boxing in
Las Vegas. There really isn't a whole lot to say, because Oscar simply did
not show up for this fight. Pacman, the undisputed pound-for-pound
champion of the world,
landed at will with either hand, although he
certainly seemed most comfortable with a simple straight left that the
Golden Boy proved incapable of stopping.

While the action in the ring was certainly a surprise, the night as a whole
was entirely anti-climactic. The three young stars lined up on the
undercard each breezed through their matches leaving a huge gap in the
coverage that had to be filled with banter between Jim Lampley and Larry
Merchant
, and that is never a good thing.

As for the main event, it could best be described as, well, kind of sad.

Pacquiao sent de la Hoya into retirement with authority, although it's hard
to give the world's best (active) fighter too much credit, because his
opponent was so awful on this night.

For Pacquiao, the world is his oyster, to be consumed as he sees fit.
Manny can pretty much make any fight he wants, and in his choice of
weight classes to boot. The ideal scenario for boxing fans (and Manny's
bank account) would be for the previous pound-for-pound champion, one
Floyd Mayweather Jr. to come out of retirement for what would be
a real dream match.

While Oscar's days in the ring are over, he'll remain a fixture in the
boxing world thanks to his savvy as a business man. Hopefully now that
his own career is coming to an end he and his company will begin to
focus on the bevy of talented young fighters on the landscape that have
been woefully under-promoted to date instead of relying on the stars of a
previous generation to pay the bills.

On a side note, check out Pacman's shoes! Those things are fucking hot,
and I'm sure Imelda Marcos approves. A friend of mine, and fellow
sneakerhead, has a theory that the man with the better shoes wins every
big fight, and for at least one night he was right.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sign I saw tonight while out and about with the kiddoes:

"Why do boxers fight over a purse?"

Cracked me up!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Wish there were more boxing fans here...

I'd post more stuff about "the sweet science." Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't dislike boxing, I just don't follow it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because there's no one to follow - until now.

The young talent is coming up and there are some REALLY good fighters
in the game now.

Not to mention some of the better veterans still gettin' busy.

That takes me to "Sugar" Shane Mosely.

He was MASTERFUL in his comeback title fight.

He DESERVES to be a champion again at age 37.

Good for you dude! \m/

just goes to show ya.....

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill every time. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oscar De La Hoya Quits Boxing At Age 36

AP Sports Writer Beth Harris, Tue Apr 14, 7:44 pm ET

LOS ANGELES ? Oscar De La Hoya stopped battling himself Tuesday,
deciding after much internal turmoil to retire and end a career in which
he won 10 world titles in six divisions and became boxing's most popular
fighter.

He made his announcement at an outdoor plaza across the street from
Staples Center, where a 7-foot bronze statue of the 36-year-old Golden
Boy stands.

"I've come to the conclusion that it's over," the East Los Angeles native
said before hundreds of fans, including comedian George Lopez and
Oscar-nominated actor and former fighter Mickey Rourke. "It's over
inside the ring for me."

De La Hoya retired four months after he was thoroughly beaten by Manny
Pacquiao, his fourth loss in his last seven fights. He has not defeated a
formidable opponent since Fernando Vargas in 2002. Age and diminished
skills led to losses in recent years to Felix Trinidad, Shane Mosley,
Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He won his last title in May 2006, beating Ricardo Mayorga in six rounds
for the WBC 154-pound belt. He finished with a record of 39-6 and 30
knockouts.

"This is the love of my life, boxing is my passion, boxing is what I was
born to do," De La Hoya said. "When I can't do it anymore, when I can't
compete at the highest level, it's not fair. It's not fair to me, it's not fair
to the fans, it's not fair to nobody."

De La Hoya transcended his sport, generating crossover appeal among
Latinos and whites. He was especially popular among women, who filled
his news conferences and fights while screaming their approval of the
boxer blessed with a magnetic smile and movie-star looks.

Unlike many fighters, De La Hoya walks away with his mind and his face
intact. But he wavered often in making a final decision, and he credited
his wife Millie Corretjer and business partner Richard Schaefer in helping
him "realize what life is all about."

"Even this morning, I said, `Are you sure?' and he said, `Yes, I am
ready,'" said Corretjer, a Puerto Rican singer. "I knew after that fight in
December, but it took him four more months to make his decision."

De La Hoya said he didn't want to let down his fans or himself.

"Now I understand why athletes have such a tough time retiring from
something that you feel so passionate about, from your sport that you're
always thinking you can try one more time," he said.

"I can still train hard and I can still compete, but when you're an athlete
that has competed on the highest level for a lot of years, it's not fair. It's
not fair to step inside the ring and not give my best."

Although the second half of his career wasn't as successful, De La Hoya
was a champ at the ticket window. His bouts were guaranteed pay-per-
view successes, and he was a cash cow for HBO, which broadcast 32 of
his fights ? most of any boxer ? and generated millions in profits for the
cable network.

De La Hoya's last title bout was in May 2007, when he lost to Mayweather
for the WBC 154-pound title in Las Vegas, the site of most of his bouts.

De La Hoya kept a serious expression during his announcement, his voice
breaking only when he thanked his father, Joel, who sat on the stage with
the boxer's wife.

"I remember the times when he would take me to the gym and never
gave up on me," De La Hoya said. "We've lived some tough moments
inside the ring, we've been through everything, but my father was always
there for me. Thank you for pushing me as hard as you can."

De La Hoya began boxing at age 5, following in the path of his
grandfather and father. He won an Olympic gold medal at the 1992
Barcelona Games, delivering on a promise to his late mother, Cecilia,
who died of breast cancer two years earlier. It was the performance that
launched his pro career after he was 223-5 with 163 knockouts during his
amateur days.

"Many of us remember watching him during the Olympics, feeling the
pride and seeing one of our sons accomplish everything he did," Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa said. "This wasn't a young man that was born with a
silver spoon. He struggled and fought for everything he had. This entire
city is proud of what you've done."

De La Hoya will stay involved in the sport as a promoter with his
successful Golden Boy Promotions company. He had been juggling the
roles of boxer and promoter in the last few years, preparing for his
eventual retirement.

His varied business interests include ownership stakes in the Houston
Dynamo of Major League Soccer and the sugar substitue Equal. He has
dabbled in singing and hosting a reality boxing show.

De La Hoya began his pro career against Lamar Williams on Nov. 23,
1992, at the Forum in nearby Inglewood, winning with a first-round
knockout while fighting at 133 pounds. When he lost to Pacquiao in Las
Vegas on Dec. 6, De La Hoya fought at 147.

His last victory came against Steve Forbes on May 3, 2008, in Los
Angeles, where he won in 12 rounds at 150.

"I am very happy for Oscar and his family," Pacquiao said in a
statement. "I think he made the correct decision. Fighters of my
generation owe him a great debt. I wish him nothing but the best."

In keeping with his Mexican roots, De La Hoya followed his announcement
with comments in Spanish.

De La Hoya has donated money to fund a cancer hospital wing named for
his late mother in East Los Angeles and a charter high school downtown
that bears his name.

"It hurts me that he's not going to fight no more," said Dian Romero, a 16-
year-old student who heard about the boxer's retirement on the school's
campus. "I really appreciate him in my life. Because of him, I'm
hopefully going to college."
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arturo Gatti's Body Exhumed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8179389.stm


May he finally rest in peace. I miss watching him brawl.

He was one tough sonofabitch.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacquiao Wins Title #7

Pacquiao/Cotto was so lopsided....It was tough watching Cotto take such a
merciless beatdown by Manny. I can't understand why Cotto's corner
didn't throw in the towel!

It was eerily familiar De La Hoya's last fight: You just wanted it to be
OVER! Cotto almost looked like a jobber. His face was a mess.

Oh well, Manny vs. "Money" Mayweather is all but ON now.

It will be the fight of the CENTURY, and will definitely settle the dispute of
who is the greatest pound-for-pound boxer alive.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manny VS. Money



Yeah, I'd buy that PPV!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walkinghairball wrote:
Manny VS. Money



Yeah, I'd buy that PPV!!



The only line I saw has "Money" as the favorite, but the only thing I can
say is.... Mayweather had better hope that he doesn't get hit.

I'm going with Manny.

(Keep in mind that Mayweather previously ducked Cotto for a PPV title
fight, so YOU be the judge.)
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