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Fight Aficionado

I don’t think Rodriguez winning is a huge upset. The way he did with a KO1 was sure as hell shocking though. It’s a great win that puts him right back into the mix.

Posted July 15, 2013 5:43 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn

Looked to me like a good 3 or 4 of those looping right hands leading up to and scoring the first knockdown caught Grachev round the back of the head. Not saying it was intentional on Rodriguez’s part but it certainly looked that way to me. I think Grachev might actually have been ducking into them. They were al full power shots too. Either way, Rodriguez looked very impressive. I liked the way he was putting his punches together, especially how he was mixing it up to head and body.

Posted July 14, 2013 10:01 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Edwin Rodriguez, the better Rodriguez. Both Dominicans and close to the same size, but I don’t believe they’re related. Anyone here know for sure?

Posted July 14, 2013 7:46 pm 


Oh My

Hidalgo quit swinging rom Tark’s withered balls and speak for your self.

Posted July 14, 2013 3:30 pm 


Hidalgo

Er, shall I say, “a pound of repair?”

Posted July 14, 2013 3:14 pm 


Hidalgo

“I’ve been around for a long time but don’t look my age… I can still sprint 100 meters in 12 seconds, swim a mile without tiring. And do 20 pullups and 100 pushups without tiring. The trick with that stuff is not to go anywehere close to failure.. Never exhaust yourself … I don’t think it’s good for your heart if you rep out. You won’t live as long or be as healthy.”

An ounce of maintenance is worth a pound of cure. Good on ya, Tark!

Posted July 14, 2013 3:14 pm 


Hidalgo

“When I was a kid I met an old guy who went to school with Hitler. He said he was a poor student and very moody.” Now that’s interesting!

Posted July 14, 2013 3:12 pm 


Oh My

MARK IV , Tark was ring side for many of Jack Johnson’s fights.

Posted July 14, 2013 2:59 pm 


Xavier

Rodriguez destroyed Grachev, never letting him get into the fight. I thought Rodriguez would probably win, but on points. He deserves a title shot.

Posted July 14, 2013 2:27 pm 


MARK IV

Tark is probably about 70, right Tark? That’s pretty good what you can still do. Also that’s something that you knew a guy who went to school with Hitler.

Posted July 14, 2013 11:19 am 


von Pugsly

Fears: I agree, Bika would be an excellent next opponent.

Posted July 14, 2013 10:43 am 


von Pugsly

I’m not surprised that Rodriguez won but I am surprised at how he won. Grachev is usually pretty durable if nothing else. Rodriguez blew him out of there like he didn’t even belong in the same ring with him. Given the kind of success that Grachev has had over the past couple years this was definitely a statement. Rodriguez erased any doubts I had that’s he a legit contender. Give him another fight or two and then let’s see him in there against Ward or Froch!

Posted July 14, 2013 10:42 am 


H.E.H

Edwin is ready for any1 in the WORLD!!!!!

Posted July 14, 2013 10:27 am 


Oh My

TARK still has sex? WTF I thought Old Yank was no longer on ESB?

Posted July 14, 2013 10:23 am 


FEARS

Let’s see if Rodriguez can get past Bika, if so then he would earn the “Harvard schooling” that Ward would give him. By the way, what in the Hell is a “straight clubbing right hand”?

Posted July 14, 2013 10:05 am 


CGR

Edwin is the Real Deal

Posted July 14, 2013 8:24 am 


KOrnerman

Froch vs Rodriguez-bring it!!!

Posted July 14, 2013 6:38 am 


KOrnerman

LOL Tark, there can be only one.

Posted July 14, 2013 6:37 am 


TARK

Edwin is an all around athlete but he’s a natrual boxer…

Look at the length of those arms man… He’s an orangutan.

Posted July 14, 2013 4:33 am 


hookoffthejab

sorry Grachev defeated Zsolt ….

Posted July 14, 2013 2:04 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

There’s lots of talent @ 168Lb right now what with Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, George Groves, Thomas Oosthuizen & James DeGale ECT. It would just be nice to see them fight more then just once or twice a year!

Posted July 14, 2013 2:00 am 


hookoffthejab

Edwin could have been a great baseball player ..He sure hit a few homeruns and second base hits against Grachev ..If he tightens up a bit works on his openings he could give the tops guys a real hard time ‘Grachev didn’t look like much though he does have a win against Sillakh and went the distance against Bute and Zsolt ….

Posted July 14, 2013 1:58 am 


TARK

I’m not THAT old… I still have sex and don’t take the blue or purple pill. I don’t even know what color the other one is.

Posted July 14, 2013 12:31 am 


Big Al

Plenty of names in the division, from contender to gatekeeper to champion. Edwin’s taking the slow development route.

Posted July 14, 2013 12:21 am 


There can be only one

Tark, are you one of the immortals of the Highlander film.

Posted July 14, 2013 12:14 am 


TARK

I’ve been around for a long time but don’t look my age… I can still sprint 100 meters in 12 seconds, swim a mile without tiring. And do 20 pullups and 100 pushups without tiring. The trick with that stuff is not to go anywehere close to failure.. Never exhaust yourself … I don’t think it’s good for your heart if you rep out. You won’t live as long or be as healthy.

Posted July 13, 2013 11:35 pm 


Anonymous

Tark- You’re giving away your age my man, or should I say sir?

Posted July 13, 2013 10:53 pm 


TARK

Edwin did box with the Boston Marathon bomber… He said the guy wasn’t any good … and he’s glad he’s dead after what he did.

Just thinking about the fact he met and talked to the guy gave him the creeps. When I was a kid I met an old guy who went to school with Hitler. He said he was a poor student and very moody.

Posted July 13, 2013 10:16 pm 


MARK IV

Edwin was the one who had sparred with the Boston Marathon bomber at one time wasn’t he?

Posted July 13, 2013 9:13 pm 


TARK

Edwin can still make 168 easy… And he can fight like Hell for 12 rounds. If Froch isn’t available for Ward — Rodriguez is a much better and younger boxer.

Posted July 13, 2013 9:12 pm 


TARK

Let’s get it ON… Edwin vs Ward.

Posted July 13, 2013 8:09 pm 


Hidalgo

LOL. I said Rodriguez would stop him. I just didn’t know it was gonna happen that fast.

Posted July 13, 2013 8:01 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Grachev sparred with Golovkin coming into this Fight. Should have been able to handle Power shots better than that.

Posted July 13, 2013 8:00 pm 


Hillbrow Breaker

Holy commentry was real amateur.Braan Mitchallll is not qualified so is Phumlani thank gawd no Dummy Mateza.Silence is golden.Bring back BERT BLEWETT and ANDRIES STEYN.

Posted July 13, 2013 7:41 pm 


Kid Blast

WOW!

Posted July 13, 2013 6:43 pm 


KOrnerman

he sure did a number on him.

Posted July 13, 2013 6:36 pm 



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