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CHICAGO -- Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.
The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and longtime Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended. Terrell also twice ran unsuccessfully for alderman of his far South Side neighborhood and built a janitorial company that eventually employed 100 people. He died Tuesday in Chicago of complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to his wife Maxine.
Terrell's big break came in 1965, when he met Eddie Machen for the World Boxing Association title that was declared vacant after Ali insisted on a rematch with Sonny Liston before fighting a WBA-mandated contender. Terrell, who stood 6-foot-6 and deployed a withering jab with his 82-inch reach, won a unanimous 15-round decision over Machen and defended his crown against George Chuvalo and Doug Jones. In 55 professional fights, he posted a 46-9…Continue
By Kevin Davis
Victor Ortiz was outclassed so badly by Floyd Mayweather, it has mentally taken an effect on him. he tries to ignore the fact that he was overwhelmed by pressure of the moment and the skills of Floyd Mayweather. Watching the fight again this week I can see how badly he was handling the moment, he fought like a kid with a balled up fist. Thrusting shots in the air, just missing Floyd and seeing how calm FLoyd was Ortiz just knew fouling and fighting dirty would cause some sort of drama and break the zone Floyd was in. Ortiz panics when faced with pressure he is not confortable with, and after that nigth he was just glad the fight was over, he woke up and congratulated Floyd just because he was happy to have the event over due to the pressure attack. If…Continue
Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de Usos Múltiples (C**) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. “El Gran Campeón Mexicano” first went two rounds with businessman Vicente Sagrestano Alcaraz, then stepped it up with two rounds against cruiserweight Luis “Indio” Garcia. Chavez thrilled the crowd of 3000+ by landing several thudding hooks to the liver, the trademark punch that made him a Hall of Famer.
“I’m too old,” said Chavez, “but I still have a little left. Thank you all for coming and supporting us with a toy for underprivileged children. After ten years without doing it in the ring. I got tired and my reflexes are gone, but I gladly…
Recently Keith Thurman was getting boo'd when he didn't knockout Leonard Bundu. Although he dropped him early, Bundu got right back into the fight and he never quit. Keith boxed beautifully and cracked him with some good shots. Like Keith Thurman said post fight interview, "You can't knock everyone out". This is such a true statement. Users have left comments and stated that Sergey Kovalev didn't get boo'd when he dropped Bernard Hopkins and ended up going 12 rounds. Why so Biased?
I have the answer. I will reveal why. Sergey Kovalev knows he has power, but he doesn't brag about the power saying he will knock this person out, and I will knock that person out. He says he would like a "KO". If it comes it comes, if not I will just go the full rounds. I'm ready regardless. Switch to Keith Thurman and he says he is going to welcome Bundu to America with a…Continue
Recently I watched a Floyd Mayweather interview that was done by Fighthype. In the interview Floyd Mayweather brought up Manny Pacquiao being the A Side and he's the B Side .. blah blah blah .. we heard all that before. However, what shocked me was the fact he called Boxing Fans suckers in a very nice way.
PPV numbers were brought up and of course we know Manny is batting .300's and Floyd for the most part does 1 Million or sometimes less. The opponent you fight determines the PPV also. The Marcos Maidana fight did between 800,000 to 1 Million range both times. Floyd said he's entitled to a bad PPV night and he is right. However he said since he doesn't always do 1 Million buys, he makes up for it by j****** the consumer into paying $70-$80 dollars to watch it. We all knew that, but I didn't think you would have the guts to come out and…Continue
By Kevin Davis
Jose Benavidez Jr. is one of the top prospects of Top Rank promotions that needed a huge come out fight, and the fight against the thought Mauricio Herrera, the fighter who should be the 140 champion of the world, he gave it his all, making many mistakes but fighting on and using his power to try and overwhelm, the older fighter. Herrera used body punches to set up his shots upstairs and dominated the second half of the fight. Jose tried his best but seemed to be stuck in one motion, and couldn't make the right adjustments.
Then there was the scorecard, in which after praising his daughter Julie Letterman she turned in one of the most controversial cards of the year. Nine rounds to three which showed us all that they don't care…Continue
By Kevin Davis
Whoever is doing this terrible writing for Manny Pacquiao please stop, because it sounds more ridiculous as the days go by. Pacquiao don't know the meaning of the word induced but we are suppost to believe he made this statement. Fighting over money but still states that he is willing to fight for charity? Confused wait until you read it. Here is the Pacquiao statement...
“He (Mayweather) has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me. I will try my best to make this a thrilling and entertaining fight. But I doubt if he’s gonna engage me in a slugfest. You all know his fighting style. Most of his previous fights, if not all, induced us to sleep.” Pacquiao told Sky Sports.
“I know what I have to do. I will chase him…