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Posted by checkleft on 13 September 2015 - 11:29 AM
Posted by Dolimite on 18 September 2017 - 05:20 PM
FYI, my daughter was born last Wednesday. Mom and baby are doing fine. She weighed 7 pounds.... She hasn't been on Earth for a week and I feel like she is already playing me. Lol
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Posted by checkleft on 03 February 2016 - 08:58 PM
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Posted by BrutUalBK on 28 October 2015 - 08:50 PM
I just don't see what type of pride a fighter feels after they've asked a fighter to meet them at a catchweight. I mean, if the fighter wins, then how much credit do they want for making a guy come down a few lbs?
Yeah I know...."b-b-b-b-but it's only 4 lbs doe. He weighed in 2 lbs heavier in his lass fight, so can come down 2 mo pounds bruh". Stop it....some of these guys work hard just to hit the contracted weight limit, so asking that 1 or 2 or 4 lbs may be a lot.
GGG can't decide what weight class he's in, unless it's the right guy. Hell, he should catch flack for that, but in a sense, if the money's right, then....we all know how the money thing goes. GGG won't fight Ward at 168, but he was willing to face Chavez...which he saw as an easier and more lucrative fight. Can you blame him? He was only willing to go down to 154 to face Floyd, can you blame him? He said it, right?
I mean....Sergio did it when a Kirkland fight was brought to him years ago. He was willing to come down to 154 to face Floyd or Manny, but he wanted Kirkland to move up? Yep....seems like most of these guys are doing it.
Canelo is still holding on to 154/155....I mean....who tha fuck else could he fight at 154 that will be entertaining and make sense? It's just an ugly situation for boxing when it comes to these catchweights, but shit, if they produce good fights, then why not? Hell....I can see Crawford and Manny fighting at 144 or maybe even 142....I don't see Manny coming down to 140....he'll flex his A-side muscle on that one, I promise.
Stuff like this "weight posturing" back and forth and being picky about the opponent when doing so makes me appreciate guys like Tito Trinidad even moreso today than I did back then, he never made weight an issue, he'd take a year off and come back and fight the top dude without a tune-up bout.
How I long for the day to return when we have another fighter as ballsy as Trinidad, I guess they just don't make em like that anymore. Nowadays all we get are a bunch of moneygrubbing, cherrypicking, candy-asses who shelter themselves behind their promoters and fight only when it is convenient to do so.
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Posted by daprofessor on 22 October 2015 - 06:36 PM
pay close attention to the ppl writing these articles. they're the same ppl who have been hating on floyd and al haymon since the beginning. they also happen to be the same people who gave pac a pass when he refused testing...and who also gave life to the bullshit stories that lead to the lawsuits from mainevents, toprank and gbp. it's all bullshit. they are shills aka pens for hire.
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Posted by Dolimite on 14 August 2015 - 07:20 PM
They said he had a tear like Kobe Bryant, Kobe was out a year plus. He wasn't traveling or swimming in the sea. plus they showed Kobe's MRI, still hasn't seen Pac's. He lied plain and simple. Do you honestly believe he hurt his shoulder? He raised his arms high up in the air after the bell in the 12th round. He even told Max that he felt he won the fight. Pac got exposed and he isn't keeping up with the script.
Can someone please explain to me how this constitutes as him faking his injury?
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Posted by Cshel86 on 23 May 2015 - 07:34 PM
So let me get this straight, everybody has cried about boxing being so unorganized, fighters getting ripped off, etc., and now that Haymon is running a tight ship, it's an issue?
I also find it funny that most of you are actually being educated while you hate on the man. Half of yall had no idea what the Muhammad Ali Act was, let alone the difference and responsibilities of a promoter and a manager.
I made those duties and differences clear in a thread a couple of months ago, now everybody's running wild with this "knowledge" of what this man is doing. At the end of the day, people will watch these fights REGARDLESS, so why try to drum up this petition to run Haymon out?
We're actually getting most of the fights that we want to see because of him? Nobody pissed and moaned in 2013, but then it surely surfaced in 2014 about not getting the fights that "the fans" wanna see. I can understand last year's decline, a little, but c'mon, this year has been pretty damn good thus far and STILL people are complaining about Haymon.
I find it funny that people care about fighter's money, management, title belts and so on when it's convenient for them....when they're trying to drive a point. My thing is, who cares? It's the fighter's own responsibility when they sign up for stuff like this. It's not like boxing is going to end IF this lawsuit holds up.
I swear, some act like yall are handling these fighters' careers and losing money behind it. Hell, half of yall rarely show up around here on fight night, but go out of your way to try and prove how bad Haymon is for boxing when a flimsy lawsuit surfaces.
I'm in no way defending what Haymon is doing (if he's in fact committing a crime), because truthfully, I couldn't care less....I'm not the fighter, it's not my career. I'm just addressing the hate and the fact that people hate some (if not all) of Haymon's fighters, starting with Floyd, Broner, Garcia, and the list goes on. Get over it.
Where was all of this evidence when Arum was fucking fighters over? The guy (Haymon) has to know what he's doing, if he and a few others can gather nearly half a billion dollars together and get this whole ship sailing. Nobody's gonna gather that much money and stumble across something as simple as the MAA and ruin it all.
I find it funny that a guy(Oscar) who stole a fuckin fighter (Canelo) from a promoter, can make such an outcry about the best interest of fighters....something that a promoter has shit to do and couldn't care less about.
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Posted by Franchize on 23 April 2015 - 12:18 PM
So my pops called me the other day like "hey I was thinking about ordering the fight at the house, you should come up." I live in Maryland. He lives in my hometown of NYC. Part of me wants to go but the other part doesn't feel like driving and paying all those tolls. So I call my boys here. I only have like 2 close friends I chill with here. I asked a simple question. "What yall doing for the fight." One of them takes mad long to respond...as usual The other says "nothing really." Then he says "I was thinking about having some people over." Then he says "but my boy who's a bartender said he's having a hot tub fight party and is inviting some chicks over who are straight eye candy."
All I cold think of was "nigga didn't you start off with "nothing really." Looks like I might be buying this one at the crib like the last 2 and watching it alone. He fronts like he's a sports fan, but he really just likes to attend shit for the experience. We get free tickets to Wizards games, this MFer barely be watching the game. We get fights, this MFer focused on getting chicken wings and watching other shit until the main event come on. Nah pimpin. Yall know my rule. When I order the fight, I want to see the entire card. Iont give a fuck if Jim Gray is fighting Jim Lampley for the BJC (Best Jim Championship) belt. When I get a birthday card from CVS I don't get just the message on a piece of paper. I get the whole fucking card. So if I'm paying for PPV, same rules apply. I want the WHOLE FUCKING CARD! At $100, that shit is gonna stay on my TV until them MFers say "aight man...shit is over."
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Posted by Cshel86 on 16 March 2019 - 11:35 PM
"Shawn Porter can't sell out a family dinner". - Spence
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Posted by Franchize on 16 September 2018 - 07:54 AM
I had the fight 7-5 for Alvarez. I actually thought he looked less skilled in this fight than the first but his conditioning and pace was better last night. I too didn't have a dog in the race. End of the day, Roy said it best. Abel Sanchez did GGG a disservice asking for something that, in reality, he didn't want. He wanted Mexican style and Canelo was in his chest all night. I will say he fought better than I expected off the back foot and his jab was beautiful last night. My dad and I debated the scorecards. He says GGG wasn't given enough credit for his jab and the scorecards reflected that. In my opinion, the scorecards reflected Canelo's ability to avoid any punch that wasn't a jab and neutralized GGG offense for most of the fight. I tell people this all the time and it still goes overlooked. YOU HAVE TO SCORE DEFENSE. While Canelo's defense wasn't as crisp in this fight in my opinion, he did make GGG look slow. He also showed that when he got hit by GGG, he wouldn't fold. Even GGG's best offense was immediately followed by Canelo attacking. Not that rhetoric should play a factor into scoring a fight, when you exclaim that someone "ran" and beg for Mexican style, don't retreat when said opponent wants that smoke.
Also, once again, I was disgusted with HBO. More notably Jim Lampley and Harold Lederman. How hard is it to cover a fight without bias? I was especially annoyed by Lederman. For YEARS I've seen this man automatically give fighters rounds for coming forward, regardless if they are landing anything solid or not; totally dismissive and disrespecting counterpunchers routinely. Now, because "your guy" is the one being unexpectedly backed up, you "can't score" rounds and give him the benefit of the doubt? FOH
In conclusion, I thought the fight was better than the first. I was shocked by Canelo's determination and ability to change the narrative. I thought he eeked out a close decision and effectively beat GGG at his own game. Don't care to see another rematch because honestly, if Canelo can win a fight coming forward then I expect him to box more the next fight and win more convincingly. The middleweight division is looking really good and I don't want HBO making this out to be the only fight worth talking about. Oh and btw, fuck all this Munguia talk. There are A LOT more middleweights who deserve a fight with GGG or Canelo than he does. Charlo, Jacobs, Saunders, Lemieux, even Andrade. Wait your turn to get exposed
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Posted by Dolimite on 11 June 2018 - 07:25 PM
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Posted by Cshel86 on 29 July 2017 - 10:01 PM
Sadly, if Broner changes his corner, the public will give him another chance. If he sells all of this cars, homes, and cuts off all his entourage, people will still give him another chance. If another noteworthy fighter calls him out and he accepts, people will give him another chance. Lol
Broner's another Zab Judah...he has 9 lives.
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Posted by Dolimite on 24 July 2017 - 06:03 PM
And you getting married!! You the man Yo! My daughter is due sometime in August, she better hold out for early September. We went to Vegas and got married this past weekend! Vegas is hyping the shit out of this fight. They are betting on everything. The craziest one was, how many times does Conor land a clean shot on Mayweather. So far the married has been great!!!
You lucky SOB!
Happy to hear that! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this $100 PPV....surely I'll split it with my brother, along with this $280 charge due for the NFL Sunday Ticket in September. Some how, some way, it's just gonna have to get done.
I'm sure you guys will have a crazy time! What's the word on your bike?
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Posted by KSUN247 on 03 July 2017 - 11:12 AM
And f*ck Stephen A Smith
Al Bernstein on Facebook let his thoughts be known about SAS.
"I seldom criticize sportscasting colleagues. BUT I cringe when announcers who don't really follow boxing denigrate fighters for no reason. Perhaps before Stephen A. Smith said that Horn opponents Randall Bailey and Ali Funeka "give new meaning to the term no names" he might have done 5 minutes of research and realized that Bailey only 5 years ago was a world champion and as recently as 6 yrs ago Funeka fought twice for a world title. Are they household names to all sports or boxing fans...no. Were they aging fighters that Horn could build his name with...yes. BUT within the sport they are not no names. it is awful to read their names and a few others in a mocking tone and suggest they're some kind of bums. These two men had excellent careers. I doubt if he would pick an aging NBA player who isn't a superstar and call him a no name even though casual NBA fans might not know who that 2nd string power forward might be. When asked "what do you have on Jeff Horn?" Smith said, "gotta admit I don't have much on this dude." Really? How could you admit that on National TV when you are being paid to cover this "dude." Then he denigrated Horn's opponents without knowing anything about THEM. And, again, I'm not saying Horn has faced super tough competition, but don't sit there with your co-host and laugh and mock their names, after you have admitted you didn't even do any homework on one of the fighters who is in the main event, let alone his opponents. When I have covered other sports beyond boxing I make it my business to NOT overreach and make statements based on no knowledge. Instead I actually prepare, so that I can stay in my lane, be factual, and do the job I'm being paid for. When I covered major league baseball or the NBA on Sportscenter when I was at ESPN I didn't offer unfounded opinions on players who I did not cover on a regular basis. I stuck to the facts and any insights I gathered from players or others who covered the sport regularly. If Smith is going to keep doing these boxing shows, I suggest he and whoever sits and co-hosts with him do the same. Sorry for this tirade, but this is more than a little distressing to me. Boxers deserve respect and accuracy when they are reported on."
Glad someone called him out, but ESPN doesn't care. They just want ratings.
Posted by Franchize on 18 June 2017 - 08:22 PM
Nothing lucky or low about that overhand right that rocked Sergey. John David Jackson himself said Sergey lost and was outhustled. The stoppage was premature but his will was broken. He protested the low blow but he never seemed like he protested the stoppage. He didn't want anymore. The body shot the really hurt him was on the belt line and he held his stomach. Not his nuts. This is the classic example of a guy used to getting his man out of there quick, fast and in a hurry. Then a guy comes along, takes his best shot, and is in his face all night long. Sergey is much more than a power puncher. He's a solid boxer with a solid jab. What he doesn't have that Ward has plenty of is an audible. A plan B,C,D etc. Much like with GGG vs Jacobs, Sergey got that KD and kinda rested on his laurels. As good as Sergey is, I never see him change his level. Ward gets 4th quarter clutch
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Posted by Cshel86 on 06 March 2017 - 02:12 PM
Boxing fans are their own worst enemy.
Took the words right outta my mouth! I've been saying that for a while now, and at this point, I'm blue in the face.
Boxing fans ask for shit, then still find a reason to complain about it. We ask for the best to fight the best, we get the fights, and look what happens.
1. We want GGG to be bigest next big star, but only about 100k people bought the Lemiuex fight.
2. We want an undisputed champ at 175....rougly 150k bought the Ward/Kovalev fight. Most of the bitches that complained about the fight, didn't even buy it. How does that work? Now we're publicly trashing an unified champ at 175 because he wasn't the one that we wanted to win. Bullcrap.
3. We complained about the "mismatch" cards that Haymon puts on, but somehow, someway, the Garcia/Salka tripleheader pulled in 800k views. Somehow, the Jack/DeGale fight only pulled in half of that....and that was a unification bout. Sad.
4. We hate Floyd and want him to retire for good, but we entertain the idea of a stupid McGregor fight, and still make fantasy fight threads.
5. We complained about PPV prices being so high, but complain about FREE boxing and ask for ALL big fights....but don't wanna pay. Go figure. You gotta pay to play.
6. We're mad at the results of Thurman/Garcia, but nobody wants to admit that there's something special about Garcia, because Keith couldn't go out there and blast through him. Had he done exactly that, Keith would've immediately become "the truth", but nobody would've given Danny credit. How can a man be labeled "the truth" after knocking out a "bum", as most have called Danny over the years. Still confused about that one.
7. We want to keep the sport alive, but we publicly trash it on social media when a fight doesn't go our way.
8. We call ourselves real boxing fans, but get upset with the outcome of a fight when it doesn't live up to the advertisements. Some of these "fans" aren't even smart enough to know how the sweet science works, and realize that those KO highlight real commercials and social media posts are for those who don't know who the fighters are. Sad.
9. We ask for unification bouts, but only 450k people tuned in to the DeGale/Jack unification bout...but still found a way to get upset about the decision. We got that same 450k buys for the Matinez/Chavez fight....a fight that everyone begged for.
10. We as boxing fans complain about the same nagging issues that we create. Go figure.
No surprise here.
PS: If you wanna be upset with Garcia/Thurman, take it out on Keith like people do Floyd when his fight turns out the be "boring". Keith's the one with all of the "power", movement, and skills....against a flat-footed Danny who only seems to know how to throw a left hook all while not knowing how to cut off the ring. If you ask me, you're SUPPOSED to either dominate and/or knock out a guy like that. But what do I know? I'm just a boxing fan.
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Posted by sduck on 06 April 2016 - 03:46 PM
Most of Pacquiao's fanbase were bandwagon fans, and once the phenom was finally over May 2nd of last year, most of them jumped ship. The real selling point of this fight is "Pacquiao's last fight" that's the only thing worth tuning in for. No one wanted to see him fight Bradley, people felt cheated by the decision of the first fight, and then felt cheated by Bradley's performance in the second fight. There could be some fireworks, with the addition of Teddy Atlas in Bradley's corner, but people really aren't expecting much.
I personally will tune in (not buying), because I'm a fan of Boxing, and I try to watch any fight I can.
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Posted by thehype on 04 February 2016 - 09:57 AM
i wouldn't doubt if this was haymons idea, he probably got khan his biggest pay day which is what he usually does for his fighters, amir is one of his least popular fighters among casuals and hardcore fans so its not like hes in danger of losing his cash cow, and if by some upset he happens to win he takes his strap to pbc and knocks off hbos golden goose.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Canelo, Brook, and Garcia were the options...Canelo was the best $$ on the table. Contrary to reports, Al was involved in all details of negotiations. Although he did not speak face to face with anyone from Golden Boy, he had representatives from Team Khan relaying all information. De La Hoya may have thought he was dealing directly with Khan's father and lawyer, but the fact of the matter is they were simply carrying out Al's marching orders. Team Khan asked for a catchweight of 152 and a rehydration clause, but Canelo said N to the O...take it or leave it. After a few days of mulling it over, Khan agreed and the fight was a done deal.
It's really a win-win for Khan AND Haymon. If Khan wins, it's a HUGE upset for him, catapults his name into the PPV realm, and it would spell disaster for Golden Boy Promotions, whose cash cow would've lost to a smaller guy. If Khan loses, it's not a big deal since no one is expecting him to win anyway. Furthermore, because the fight is taking place at 155, Khan won't really lose any stock at 147 and can still come back to big paydays against the likes of Kell Brook, Danny Garcia, etc. For Al, if Khan wins, he just placed a huge nail in the coffin of Golden Boy, and even if Khan loses, he just made a big-money deal with the people who are suing him, so that only helps his side of the case.
Posted by MaxPayne on 22 October 2015 - 10:52 PM
From the front page of our very own Fighthype.
I don't really care about ducking because it's been going on since before my Grand-daddy's balls dropped.
Having said that, we need to be real about this shit instead of going for these catchweights.
Canelo looks like much more of a sissy by being about this whole "come see me...but only at 155" bullshit.
I had mad respect for Cotto's people when many years ago, when he was reigning at 140 lbs. and people were clamoring for a Floyd fight, his handlers were straight up saying "he ain't ready for that shit cuz".
We all know that fighters need to grow their skills so that they're able to be competitive and give us good fights, but enough of politics with catchweights.
Posted by Cshel86 on 16 October 2015 - 09:48 AM
James Kirkland is 0-15 against James Kirkland......
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