There's a difference between being fast and quick in Boxing. Many people think if a fighter is fast then he is also quick but this isn't always the case. Being quick is having the abilty to react to the opponent. For example you need to be relatively quick to have good defense or to be an efficient counter puncher. Many fighters are fast when they deceide to intiate a punch or manuever. The young Roy Jones Jr. was fast and quick but as he got older he reaction time (quickness) slowed.…Continue
Kimbo Slice will face Robert Bruce next month at the O’Reilly Center in Springfield, Missouri hot on the heels of his first full four-rounder against Charles Hackmann last weekend in Miami.
The 37 year-old, who had knocked his previous two opponents out cold in the first round, looked to tire at…
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By Dan Ambrose: WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s contract with Top Rank Promotions has reportedly expired as of December 31st, 2011 and now Cotto is officially a free agent. Cotto is reportedly interested in fighting the following guys: Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul Alvarez and Julio…
In boxing just about everything is up for debate. We debate on things we can't actually prove nor ever put to the test. Opinions make up the sport of boxing just like clay does a sculpture. The sooner we accept this imperfection, the quicker it brings much better satisfaction in accepting the sport for what it is. My point is that perception makes up the sport. Everything in the sweet science, including why people watch it, is based off opinion and interpretation.
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BOXER Craig McEwan will end his ring campaign in the United States and return to Britain when his current promotional contract with Los Angeles-based Golden Boy promotions runs out in June.
McEwan has lost his last two bouts in stoppage defeats, the first to Irishman Andy Lee in Connecticut…Continue
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By William Mackay: Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s) feels he deserves a rematch after he was beaten by Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision last month on December 10th. Khan thinks he was judged unfairly and penalized needlessly on two occasions for him pushing off on Peterson to…Continue
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By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo
If there's one thing that can, and should be noted about former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. is that the kid keeps improving with each fight.
As it is, the 27-year-old son of Puerto Rican boxing legend Wilfredo Vazquez has made…
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In another head scratching move by one of the sanctioning bodies, the IBF stripped Andre Berto of his welterweight title last November because he chose not to defend it against the organization’s mandatory challenger at the time Randall Bailey. Instead, he chose to accept a rematch with Victor Ortiz scheduled for Feb.…Continue
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as you all probably already heard martinez dumped his WBC belt and HBO...why? because instead of the WBC making Chavez jr fight him...they're allowing him to fight a lesser opponent.
This is whats killing boxing...17-18 divisions with 4 belts in each where you dont even have to fight a champion to get a title...you can do like margarito cotto and pacquiao fighting bums for vacant belts or in catchweights and be hailed as champions.
If more fighters follow…Continue
Recently I posted what is my current top 10 pound for pound list. Here is a re-cap.
1. Floyd Mayweather. With his recent 3 month jail term coming up his stock is likely to drop as it looks like he won't be fighting May 5th. For now Mayweather who is far and away the best boxer in the sport holds this spot. Before you go complaining that he only fights tune up fights anyone other than Sergio Martinez who is two weight classes above him, and the overrated Manny Pacquiao…Continue
Everyone makes mistakes, its part of the growth process in life. As we get older, through our experiences we learn what and what not to do in certain situations. But, if we continue to make the same mistakes when put in similar situations, a pattern develops and the mistakes turn into habits. We tend to see this happen a…Continue
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23-year-old Canadian boxing prospect Tony Luis is carving out a successful pro career so far with 13 total wins and five knockouts to his credit without suffering a single loss. Still working to establish himself at his craft, Luis keeps a day job working with troubled youth while he trains to achieve his ultimate goal…Continue
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I just want to say Happy New Year to all Boxing Socialist Members. Make 2012 your year. Do not let life pass you by. Grab a hold of it and make the best of it.
As far as boxing goes. I hope 2012 is the year the fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather is made. I want Mayweather to send Pacquiao into retirement with the worst beating of his professional career.
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At first this was just a discussion on my website, but then i thought ahh what the hell i may as well turn it into a blog. 2011 has been a standout year for the sport of Boxing with the return of PPV favourite Floyd Mayweather the exposure of the ever popular Manny Pacquiao and the underrated Klitschkos still pounding away. We seen a lot of good up and coming Boxers making a statement in 2011 with the rise of potential world champions and some who just were too good they rose to be…Continue
ShoBox is typically a telecast dedicated to showcasing young boxing prospects, but Friday night the broadcast featured two talented veterans who have both been on the sidelines of the sweet science for more than 20 months. The two…Continue
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Keith Kizer, the executive director for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, reportedly could request that Ortiz come before the board to explain his comments. This could keep Ortiz from getting licensed to fight Andre Berto in their scheduled fight on February 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,…Continue
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Martinez is talking about leaving HBO for Showtime, which would work out perfectly for a fight against Ward, because he has a contract for his fights to be televised on Showtime. Martinez’s next fight is scheduled for March 17th next year against Matthew Macklin at Madison Square Garden in New…Continue
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By James Slater:According to advisor Michael Koncz, in speaking with Ringtv.com, superstar Manny Pacquiao will likely return to the ring in either May or June of next year. Koncz said he will be speaking with promoter Bob Arum in Las Vegas, and that there are a number of potential next opponents for Pac-Man.
According to the news piece, the frontrunners to land the massive payday and the massive opportunity are: Lamont Peterson,…
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