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Posted August 8, 2013 6:44 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

SQUARE CIRCLE should be banned

Posted August 8, 2013 10:22 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Better hurry and get your last tantrum in, posting hate on page four is played out…

Posted August 7, 2013 11:55 pm 


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

Seven words: I STILL OWN YOU AND ALWAYS WILL!

Now you’re dismissed again, little punk MF’er.

You’re just like a teenage b*tch who harasses her classmates on social media sites, using various anonymous handles, so it’s no surprise that you always have to get the last word in.

You don’t have the nutsack or courage to confront anyone face-to-face and NEVER have. You’re an absolutely P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C excuse for a man. Just know that I wish death upon you and your entire family. Real talk.

Posted August 7, 2013 7:01 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Remember these twelve words:

“Three words: I OWN YOU! Now you’re dismissed, COWARD.

Enough said. Period. Case closed”?

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

You owned yourself again, bozo!!

Posted August 7, 2013 5:16 pm 


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

Just STFU, “It’s Me, Ernie Ernie,” and stop twisted my words around. I said that I don’t give a F where you’re from, but want to know where you live now. Understand the difference, retard? Just leave me the F alone. If you can do that, then I might just leave you alone.

But remember: You’re the one who’s been going out of your way to personally attack me for no reason whatsoever. So of course, I’m going to respond to your teenage girl-style, passive aggressive, tactics.

The funniest part is that I’ve called you out and challenged you after relentlessly attacking me, and you’ve shown that you’re nothing but a cyber warrior and nutless COWARD. You’re probably just a little 14-year-old high school student — because that’s exactly what you act like.

Posted August 7, 2013 4:36 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Good idea. He doesn’t play well with others. He needs to know what exact city I live in, yet he doesn’t “give a F” where I live, he thought I was SRED and was going to Brooklyn to do me in, then he was going to SoCal to confront me, and all the while I live in neither place. I’ve sent him all over the country, pissed him off, quoted him then his reply was my post was “More useless mumbo jumbo”.

He continually owns himself, that’s the funniest part of all…

Posted August 7, 2013 10:32 am 


ANON

Well, to be honest, I’ve no clue, it’s too weird. But you missed the news bro, Mongrel is Turbo Hamster, not Gonzo.

I think it’s best, to ignore the attacks of Sred, Ernie and Co.

Posted August 7, 2013 9:07 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

LMFAO! What a moron. I’m glad it all fits for you in your ever shrinking fantasy world you dwell in. You have never owned me, maybe SRED, but not me. I don’t really care for the douche much myself, but if it works for you, then more power to you. I don’t frequent the kiddie sights you do so I have no idea about SRED’s personal life. You know very little of my personal life(actually nothing), yet for some reason of importance to you, you have often made statements like you do know more. We know WAY too much of your story, you feel compelled to share your exciting multifaceted career(s) with us. What’s next, Nunchaku skills?

SRED and I do have a few things in common, like using our name when we post, why don’t you? Afraid?

I can see by the post with all the childlike mistakes in it was because you were rattled Mr Goffreader. It was obvious by your hissy fit you threw at the end:
“I HATE your F’ing guts, so F off and die, ”
What are you twelve?

You can point out any of my spelling/grammatical errors if you please, but I never claimed to be a big shot “proofreader” such as you did when you stepped on your own weenie. Sucks to be you

Posted August 6, 2013 11:11 am 


ANON

This is weird….this was not Sred…

Supreme Court aka the highest court aka nincompoopcide

Te DUmbo-your assenine statements of ginger boy dominating Trout are profusely idiotic… Your shallow La Raza vail of defending all your mex fighters is so transparent it’s laughable… All these years PAC PAC pacquiao has destroyed your mex boys thR you bum must still be sore you cannot even walk straight. All you can do is to resort to accusing PAC to using PEDs to resolve your cognitive dissonance. ..Marquez did well, but he still smoked all your ” Rama” – I’m the greatest Phd bioengineer.

Posted August 5, 2013 8:25 pm

Anonymous

Te DUmbo-your assenine statements of ginger boy dominating Trout are profusely idiotic… Your shallow La Raza vail of defending all your mex fighters is so transparent it’s laughable… All these years PAC PAC pacquiao has destroyed your mex boys thR you bum must still be sore you cannot even walk straight. All you can do is to resort to accusing PAC to using PEDs to resolve your cognitive dissonance. ..Marquez did well, but he still smoked all your ” Rama” – I’m the greatest Phd bioengineer.

Posted August 5, 2013 8:24 pm

Posted August 6, 2013 4:08 am 


ANON

I meant posting… i

Posted August 6, 2013 4:01 am 


ANON

Squared, this last Anonymous post wasn’t me. To make it easier for you I’m poststing from know on with this handle here.

Posted August 6, 2013 4:00 am 


Anonymous

OUCH!

Posted August 5, 2013 10:49 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

“I much more that just a “proofreader;” that right there says a whole lot…

Posted August 5, 2013 10:33 pm 


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

Anonymous: Yeah… I agree with that assessment. Good point!

Posted August 5, 2013 10:05 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Another good one is your great ability to notice writing patterns. You actually get paid for this, lol? Anonymous uses the same ellipses as I do, wonder if I am actually Anonymous? After you look up the term I used, and if you are sharp enough you may realize you have been had, mental giant…

Posted August 5, 2013 2:19 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Anonymous, sorry bro you’re mistaken that phrase is an Ernie original, but feel free to prove otherwise…

Posted August 5, 2013 11:02 am 


Anonymous

I think, Ernie really exists, but there are a few posts here with Sreds style, so I think he hijacked the “It’s Me, Ernie” handle. lol

I also saw posts from Anonymous with Sreds style, but there is definitely another Anonymous…

Posted August 5, 2013 8:35 am 


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

Anonymous: That is 100% exactly right! I distinctly remember “SREDMOND” aka “Supreme Clown” writing that exact same phrase a couple of times in the past.

There are also a few different things about SREDMOND’s personal writing style that enable me to recognize him no matter what handle he uses. I have years of experience working as a professional copy editor, proofreader and copywriter, so I have an EXTREMELY keen eye for details when it comes to the written word.

I have analyzed every single post by “It’s Me, Ernie” on this thread, and every single one matches SREDMOND’s writing style to a T. This means one of three things:

1) “It’s Me, Ernie” has always been SREDMOND aka Supreme Clown.
2) SREDMOND recently hijacked the “It’s Me, Ernie” handle in order to carry on his cowardly, anonymous vendetta against me and TARK.
3) SREDMOND is also the main perpetrator who’s been stealing your handle “Anonymous” when attacking me over the past few months.

What is you’re best, educated guess concerning this matter, my friend, Anonymous???

Posted August 5, 2013 5:17 am 


Anonymous

The post at August 4, 2013 10:00 pm was definitely NOT from the real Ernie, this is not his style, this is Sreds style !

I remember, that Sredmond used exactly this same line before :

Remember, your ignorance is only surpassed by your insignificance…

Posted August 5, 2013 3:35 am 


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

Exactly what city in SoCal do you reside and what part of the Phoenix-metro area do you come to visit? Sounds like we might have a good opportunity to meet-up and settle our differences in person.

I don’t need to spell the word “masturbate” because it’s not one of my hobbies. Of course you know exactly how to spell because you’ve spent countless hours of your useless life wackin’ your mini-worm.

Why not have a face-to-face and work out our differences in person???

Posted August 5, 2013 12:14 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

And please learn to spell the word masturbate, since you obviously use the term often as a major player…

Posted August 4, 2013 11:52 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

I am from SoCal, and have some family in your area, go there often…

Posted August 4, 2013 11:49 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

“I’m not mentally delusional and out of touch with reality like you” LMAO! Comments like saying I’m really SRED negates that epiphany right off the top, still chucklin over that one.

Another brainstorm of yours calling me a Mayflower nuthugger is another clue that you have no clue. I never have liked the runner. Come back when you get the facts straight, throwing bs out there just doesn’t get the job done. Something a jr high school kid would do.

“I consistently get compliments from other guys ” nice, I’ll continue to stick with the ladies, clown…

Posted August 4, 2013 11:20 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

test

Posted August 4, 2013 8:22 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

p.s.,

How in the world did you come up with the pistol I referred to as a bigoted comment? Are you that weak minded? Really?

Posted August 4, 2013 11:42 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Lying Queen, I am glad to see by your comments that you were able to deduce Tark=ass. I didn’t sat that, you came up with that all on your own.
It’s a known fact that the people who talk tough most of the time are exactly the opposite.
As far as Tard is concerned, he is just a bloviating windbag. You can ride his sack if you desire since you seem the type, but many of us realize he can never back up his comments. It’s always a sign when idiots paint a big picture of themselves in an internet forum, but an even bigger one when fools drink the Kool-Aid.
Glad you picked up on the Jimenez jab, a little sharper than I originally thought.
What good are hollow-points in the dead of winter, tough guy?…

Posted August 4, 2013 11:39 am 


Anonymous

But I’m a guy who never get in trouble anyway… lol

Posted August 4, 2013 6:35 am 


Anonymous

I meant when Americans get threatened with a knife they are more afraid than with a gun, especially women. It surprises me…
Carrying a knife with you is always good, so I carry a knife with me. But I respect that people like guns and I’m sure, you are a responsible guy.

Posted August 4, 2013 6:22 am 


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

Anonymous: I don’t blame people for hating guns and I totally respect that.
I never bothered to own one until after becoming an innocent victim of a random crime involving a gun that was a near-death experience for me.
Going through something like that will change your life and your outlook.

But yes, I believe that most Americans may be more afraid of knives than guns. There are just about as many firearms in this country as there are people. And many people consider firearms to be nothing more than “tools,” when handled properly.

Have you ever thought about carrying a knife, stun gun, or other type of weapon for self-defense? Or do you live in such a low-crime area that you don’t even have to think about it?

Posted August 4, 2013 5:13 am 


Anonymous

But for some reason I hate guns…

Did you know that Americans are more afraid of knives than guns ?

Posted August 4, 2013 4:05 am 


TARK

That’s OK Squared Circle… I loved to hunt when I was a kid. Duck hunting, deer hunting, bear hunting, squirrel hunting, it didn’t matter.

I’ve known a few people who got shot in hunting accidents too. I never carry a gun. Never in my life have I carried a gun in public and I don’t look for trouble. I haven’t been is a street fight since I was 24, when I saw a gang of thugs beating the crap out somebody. I ran into them, about 12 thugs, shouting and screaming … and grabbing guys and physically throwing them left and right to get them off the poor guy they were beating. I had to take the guy to the hospital.

It wasn’t much of a fight. I didn’t even have to punch anybody. They scattered. None of them wanted to challenge me collectively or individually. What a bunch of cowards. I suppose if one of them had a gun I would have been dead. The way I see it … a coward will shoot you before anyone else will.

Bernard Getz was looking to shoot somebody when he shot those 5 kids. Only one of them asked him for 5 dollars and he started shooting all of them. When they were helpless on the ground he kept shooting them … although none of them laid a hand on him.

Posted August 3, 2013 2:25 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

The Tard wrote:”I’ve known a few boxers who were shot to death.” It was probably suicide from listening to your drivel…

Posted August 3, 2013 11:19 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Squared circle- Are you kidding me? The first rule in concealed carry is not to tell the whole world you are carrying in the first place…

Posted August 3, 2013 11:17 am 


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

“I’ve known a few boxers who were shot to death. Being a fighter doesn’t make you bullet proof.” That’s exactly right, TARK. In these violent American cities you could be one of the baddest street fighters on the planet. Then a few little 135lbs wannabe “gangstas” would rather pull a gun and shoot you to death than man-up and engage in a street fight.

This is precisely why I carry two concealed weapons on my at ALL times:

1) A Smith & Wesson “Special Ops” Assisted-Opening Tactical Knife, which is designed for close-quarters combat.

2) One of two high-quality sub-compact pocket pistols (.380 & 9mm).

I live in West Phoenix, so am wearing cargo-type shorts for most of the year. These outstanding, military-grade combat weapons can save your life in the worst of situations and are easily concealable — even in a pair of shorts.

I sound like some right-wing NRA a-hole, but that’s far from the truth.
I’m a registered Independent and have never voted for a Republican in my entire life. But don’t it twisted, there are millions of Democrats and liberals who value the 2nd Amendment and appreciate the right to bear arms. As crazy and tragic as it may be, the U.S. is “The Gun Country” and probably always will be. This is NOT what our founding fathers envisioned when they wrote the 2nd Amendment. Sad, but true.

Posted August 3, 2013 6:26 am 


TARK

Idiots square off for a street fight.. Better to fight for money.. I’ve known a few boxers who were shot to death. Being a fighter doesn’t make you bullet proof.

Posted August 3, 2013 3:32 am 


Anonymous

most street fights don’t last long…..but if you get two guys that have done a little boxing or wrestling etc……it can get tough…most people out there have had very little violence in their lives and would not know what to do once they get past the i’m through talking stage

Posted August 2, 2013 3:53 pm 


123=VI

A million Thanks to Showtime for putting a STOP on CHERRYPICKIN and long Live Boxing like it should be, now lets hope that Showtime will do away with CATCHWEIGHTS too.

Posted August 2, 2013 3:41 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

“So, are you’re saying that it’s always best to sucker-punch a guy when he’s not expecting it? Basically jumping someone without any warning in order to get the upper-hand right off the bat??

Sounds right to me if you are going to be under attack, although a kick may be a better choice in many circumstances. Hopefully the first shot will do it and no follow up shots are needed…

Posted August 2, 2013 3:06 pm 


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

“In a street fight the trick is to get the first GOOD punch in, then go on the attack.”

So, are you’re saying that it’s always best to sucker-punch a guy when he’s not expecting it? Basically jumping someone without any warning in order to get the upper-hand right off the bat??

Posted August 2, 2013 2:14 pm 


Dino

In a street fight the trick is to get the first GOOD punch in, then go on the attack. Speed and violence along with controlled anger will win it for you. I am 5’8 and 150, a small dude, I got tired of geting picked on alot growing up, had to learn to stomp guts out. Never back down, ever.

Posted August 2, 2013 1:18 pm 


Dino

If anything kills boxing it’s the promoters not the fighters. The GREED and POWER struggle amongst the promoters is the problem.

Posted August 2, 2013 1:11 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Tard chimed in with “In a street fight you wouldn’t submit somebody”. In a street situation, you do what it takes to survive, if a submit opportunity is what is presented to you you take it. You wouldn’t ask the attacker to give you something else. An arm bar WILL break an arm, a choke WILL stop them. No rules on the street, so them tapping out is not an option..

Posted August 2, 2013 12:28 pm 


boxing barlow

Boxing IS dead in terms of comparing it to its popularity in the past. The sport itself is in a good state and I think that’s the problem form a fans point of view. The promoters are killing the sport off in the way they run it. In the UK you have to be either rich or seriously into the sport to watch it. To catch all the big fights you need Sky sports to get your run of the mill fights at £60 a month for a sky subscription. Then if you want to watch a ‘big fight’ such as the up coming Tyson Fury David Haye bout you have to fork out another £14.99 for Sky box office. Beyond this if you want to watch any of Frank Warrens fighters you have to subscribe to box nation for another subscription fee of £10 a month. Then on top of this you have the likes of good old Ricky Hatton who took his last fight to Prime Time who also charge around the £15 mark. This is for one fight! Then of course you have the fact that a lot of fights in the USA and Germany just don’t get shown full stop as broadcasters don’t feel there is enough demand for them over here to warrant the broadcasting fees that the promoters showing these fight will charge. So basically unless you are a fanatic your not watching the sport on a regular basis. Which brings me onto my next issue.

Posted August 2, 2013 12:19 pm 


boxing barlow

Boxing IS dead in terms of comparing it to its popularity in the past. The sport itself is in a good state and I think that’s the problem form a fans point of view. The promoters are killing the sport off in the way they run it. In the UK you have to be either rich or seriously into the sport to watch it. To catch all the big fights you need Sky sports to get your run of the mill fights at £60 a month for a sky subscription. Then if you want to watch a ‘big fight’ such as the up coming Tyson Fury David Haye bout you have to fork out another £14.99 for Sky box office. Beyond this if you want to watch any of Frank Warrens fighters you have to subscribe to box nation for another subscription fee of £10 a month. Then on top of this you have the likes of good old Ricky Hatton who took his last fight to Prime Time who also charge around the £15 mark. This is for one fight! Then of course you have the fact that a lot of fights in the USA and Germany just don’t get shown full stop as broadcasters don’t feel there is enough demand for them over here to warrant the broadcasting fees that the promoters showing these fight will charge. So basically unless you are a fanatic your not watching the sport on a regular basis. Which brings me onto my next issue. Speak to my Nan and she will tell you exactly who Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Frank Bruno, and Barry McGuigan are. She would be able to tell you who Joe Calzaghe is, but only because she watched him on dancing on ice! And this is where boxing shoots itself in the foot. Everyone watched Eubank V Benn because it was on national TV and the face of the nation. Those guys became massive celebrities because of their exposure. Because of the way promoters currently run the sport their fighters get the absolute minimal exposure. And therefore the vicious circle comes in that therefore no one outside of the fanatical fan is really that interested in watching them box. Whilst I understand we live in a different era promoters need to change their approach towards boxing before its too late. The Tyson Fury approach is a pretty good one, with him getting maximum exposure on free TV until he got to the point where he was known in the public eye. Most of my friends who are not really that into boxing have still watched Fury fight as he’s been on free TV. They all have an opinion on him, all want to either see him succeed or get knocked out and I’ve had more people talking to me about this particular fight than any other fight in years, and its all because of the exposure he’s had on channel 5. And finally an almost as big an issue is the fact that promoters protect their fighter far too much. Who wants to see a fighter spend year after year gradually stepping up one journey man after another biding their time until they get that big fight they are looking for? Or fighters who loose that big fight then drop back down two levels to take safe fight after safe fight waiting in line until they get another shot? The super six should be the structure of boxing as a whole. Fighters should get straight back on the horse and go back in with another competitive fighter. Did Kessler become a bad fighter over night because he lost to Ward? No, and due to the super six we seen him go straight back into a what was a legendary fight with Froch. This would have never happened under normal circumstances, Kessler would have fought a few lesser fights against sub standard opposition instead. So on reflection boxing is in my opinion currently dead. But it could be brought back to life with a bang IF a there was a new approach and business plan.

Posted August 2, 2013 12:17 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

boxing on epix next year

Posted August 2, 2013 11:26 am 


RAY GORDON REID

i been a boxing fan SINCE L LITTLE KID WATCH BOXING

Posted August 2, 2013 7:35 am 


TARK

In a street fight you wouldn’t submit somebody… You would break somebody’s arm… You would crush their trachea… You would spike them on their head… If you’re vengeful or angry enough you might gouge their eyes out… You might kill somebody if they were lying in wait for you—so they would never get a 2nd chance to harm you.

MMA tries to be as close to an unregulated fight as possible without doing permanent harm. Many people think they’re great warriors and fighters. This gives them a chance for them so see how great they are. All combat sports are ego trips to a degree. I’ve heard scores of kids who lacked real ability say, “I can beat anybody.” One of the problems with individual sports is they can foster inflated egos. I just ask them, “Do you want to be a athlete who talks big and never accomplished anything? Or would you rather be an athlete who accomplishes a great deal and doesn’t brag about it?” They usually shut up and start working.

Boxing is only one fighting art that MMA fighters study—but it is surprising how many MMA fights start and end with fisticuffs and a KO. With those tiny “gloves” punches are more lethal in the MMA game.

Posted August 1, 2013 11:17 pm 


PEEJ

Well like I said I’m not gonna hate on you for that. To be perfectly honest, MMA fights draw better crowds and what I mean by that is that there are some pretty cute girls that go and watch them at the sports bars

Posted August 1, 2013 10:49 pm 


Rem

Peej lol y’allmust have some heated debates. I can’t understand that either if someone likes mma how on earth can they not like boxing or any of the disciplines by themselves. Im just a effin fight junkie i guess lol.

Posted August 1, 2013 10:12 pm 


PEEJ

REM they train and no it is not your normal street fight because any one of them would spank any person just wanting to get in a fight in a bar. But thats why I said glorified. I know there is technique and with me talking the way I do about it makes folks think that I don’t think there is an art to it. It is just not my cup of tea thats all. If you like Im not gonna hate on you for that. Most of my friends hate boxing but like MMA. So I have watched plenty of MMA and I try to enjoy it though I am just enjoying the atmosphere. I do like watching the small guys because they normally don’t grapple and wrestle. They throw a bunch of punches.

Posted August 1, 2013 9:34 pm 


Rem

Peej fair post i’ll just make one last argument, with some of the crafty submissions that take place how can you compare it to a streetfight. And those submissions take place against strong well conditioned men who are trained to defend against them.

Posted August 1, 2013 8:47 pm 


Rem

Ufc is having major sucsess and progress it went from spike to national t.v..

Posted August 1, 2013 8:44 pm 


PEEJ

Just to be clear, I know MMA fighters are in great shape, I know it takes a toll on the body and I know it takes a lot of work to be an MMA fighter. But it is not for me, I think it is boring, I think it is a glorified street fight. That is my opinion. But I know what they do takes a lot of work and preperation to do it.

Posted August 1, 2013 8:17 pm 


TARK

MMA has a serious problem.. It’s tough to master boxing, wrestling, jujitsu, and Muay Thai to a point where thousands of techniques become automatic so you pick the right technique for any situation. The fighters basically run for 30 minutes in the morning and lift weights for 30 minutes at night. In between they train for 6 hours in the four disciplines—spending about 90 minutes on each one … and then they spar few rounds … Like bossaball players it’s a pretty brutal schedule.

With boxing you run for 30 minutes.. You do your gym workout in 2 hours. Then you press a little iron. When you spar you have big fat sparring gloves and thick head gear to absorb the worst of the blows. You don’t get caught in the eye with somebody’s big toe that whaps you in the face, and you don’t get your nose or mouth crunched with a heel, knee, or elbow. OUCH!!!

Boxers who have had lots of professional fights and workout with MMA fighters for a while say, “This is pretty exciting. This is a really great sport. Just the same I’ll stick with Boxing”

As long as you can keep winning, boxing is easier on the body. The pay is a much better too. They may have better overall pay distribution in MMA so the average fighter gets a bigger share of the revenues.

Posted August 1, 2013 7:25 pm 


PEEJ

Anytime I e watched MMA we already knew who was gonna win the fights. And the so called best fighting the best does not happen. This comes from my MMA friends. I really have no clue. But from what I have seen MMA has already peaked

Posted August 1, 2013 6:42 pm 


meh

Championship boxing has to be PPV because let’s face it there aren’t enough meaningful or even competitive fights for broadcast tv to support. Just look at FNF, it’s always some horrible mismatch. Now go look at UFC On Fox or whatever…they are actually competitive fights were you can’t predict the winner in your sleep. Most “free” stuff you see on the pay channels like HBO and Showtime are atrocious mismatches too. Sure, every once in a while you get a FOTY type action fight but usually it’s just some hype job beating up a has-been gatekeeper and boring everyone. But there’s really no way to fix this since there aren’t enough meaningful competitive fights to go around. If boxers couldn’t duck each other for 30 months the whole pool of potentially interesting fights would be exhausted in about 90 days.

Posted August 1, 2013 6:32 pm 


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

Correction: “Of course boxing wasn’t always all about PPV sales; that started about ’25′ years ago.”

Posted August 1, 2013 6:28 pm 


Anonymous

Boxing will never die as long as the survival instinct remains a human reflex action……

Posted August 1, 2013 4:11 pm 


Mex

It was never dead…..it lives in Mexicans!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted August 1, 2013 3:25 pm 


PEEJ

REM MMA is not a fast growing sport. There PPV numbers are declining pretty quick. There rise is over.

Posted August 1, 2013 3:13 pm 


Rem

I wonder if dudes understand that the mma of today is only 13yrs old and and growing at an amazing pace. Boxing has been around for over a century so to compare the economic sucsess of the 2 is oh so ignorant.

Posted August 1, 2013 2:32 pm 


PEEJ

MMA is not our sister sport. It is not even related. Don’t disrespect boxing like that

Posted August 1, 2013 2:23 pm 


Rem

Boxing will always have its place in the world. No matter how civil people claim to be combat sports are nesassary for outlets of our primitive urges. Better to have those urges satisfied in a controlled environment. To those saying derogatory things about mma all of the people around me who have boxing backgrounds have a profound respect for mma since they have real fight experience. Stop embarrassing yourselves by showing your lack of knowledge of real fighting.

Posted August 1, 2013 2:11 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

PHILLY SHELL IARGREE

Posted August 1, 2013 1:56 pm 


KONG

Boxing will never b what it once was, why. Because we now have huge sports like football, baseball, basketball, golf and more our sister sport MMA. They are so much bigger than 20 yrs. ago (not MMA), they have taken most of our top athletes. Boxing around the world will never DIE, some fans watch the other sports (not all) but all sports fans on average and other athletes will watch a good fight (boxing). It is and will always be the foundation of premiere sporting events, with the best athletes around p4p. TV keeps picking up boxing like the others and how it used to be, the casual fan base can only become stronger.

Posted August 1, 2013 1:06 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Outside the USA boxing has never dipped…..we have to wait for cable and it sucks….

Posted August 1, 2013 12:52 pm 


mack

Boxing enthusiasts in the U.S. get a distorted view of the state of boxing. Certainly, it is not the major sport it once was in America, but if you check the daily results in Boxrec.com, you will see that there are multiple cards in countries like Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Italy, and Germany nearly every day. We see only what the nerworks show us and believe what the networks tell us. Boxing thrives in small arenas all over the world with rising favorites, local rivalries, etc. All we see is when a fighter turns up in a major fight on HBO.

Posted August 1, 2013 12:45 pm 


KONG

junior – where was the ”self proclaiming” ?????? , look at the size of the dribble u wrote, and wanting to pull something off as I said. STOP PLEASE

Posted August 1, 2013 12:19 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

BOXING DEAD NOT PERIOD

Posted August 1, 2013 11:57 am 


BUSTAJAY

NEVER

Posted August 1, 2013 11:56 am 


FenoM

UFC / MMA IZ DEAD, THE TOP FIGHTERZ R JUZ CLOWNZ .

Posted August 1, 2013 11:02 am 


Jake Lead Rights

@KC….Boxing has always had a bad wrap for some matches not being made or some bad juding. But when you look at it as a whole Boxing is thriving. The US may not have a HW Champion but we sure do have other weight class champions that will go down as ATGs. One other poster wrote that Boxing would once come out on the front page but that also holds true about almost all other sports as well. I dont think boxing has made the front page since Ali v Frazier. But MMA fighting it too doesnt make the front page either. Boxing fights have proven to fill venues far greater than MMA and it has exceeded cable viewers than MMA. MMA has done great things to catapult boxing beyond MMA one is making the promotors make the fights the fans want to see. giving the boxers bonus money for KO’s. And for making a fight a slug fest. Lets face it we all want to see a wicked KO we all want to see a slug fest ala Figeroa v Arakawa. The writer would like to only include 2013 but boxing has been in the rise for the last 5 yrs. And again this is due to boxers pushing the promoters to make fights happen and not to mention the competion of the MMA.

Posted August 1, 2013 9:39 am 


urone2

Good article,

I was a good idea to bring a positive note on the state of boxing today, sometime we need to be reminded that there are some great matches coming along. Hopefully people can open their eyes and see how great a year we have had and we are going to have. And, on Mayweather, he has done alot for the sport. Look at Mayweathers PVP numbers, his fights has out sold all other the last few years. So, do hate the Player, love the game and the player.

Posted August 1, 2013 9:17 am 


junior

and where was the ”self proclaiming” ??????

Posted August 1, 2013 8:56 am 


KONG

again writer and junior you speak the obvious, stop, as boxing fans u 2 think we don`t know whats going on in our sport. Yous can pull each other off later, but please stop with the self proclaiming crap, thanks.

Posted August 1, 2013 8:51 am 


canuck

Boxing is not dead but compared to the good old days it is very weak today.Incompetence and corruption of the officials that run the sport are mostly to blame.That and the unwillingness of top fighters to compete more often and to meet other top fighters unless forced into it have a lot to do with the decline.

Posted August 1, 2013 8:49 am 


junior

British boxing right now is buzzing with the likes of Barker, Saunders, Burns, Murray, Bellew, Haye, Fury, Gavin, Mcdonnel, Brook, Groves, Froch and more doing well. Some very good domestic fights have and are being made such as Frankie Gavin vs Denton Vassel, Billy Joe Saunders vs John Ryder, and ofcourse Haye vs Fury. On the world stage there are big things happening; Mayweather vs Alvarez is HUGE !!!!! Golovkin is creating a buzz, Wlad vs Povetkin is finaly happening………. I could go on all day, point being boxing is far from dead, and i beleive the decline is well-and-truly over and boxing is on the way back up. I read an article last week on ESPN about how much fighters are paid. Did you all know Floyd made more money last year than the entire UFC stable did? And it was a BIG gap too. MMA in the uk is tiny! Muay thai is bigger in britain than MMA is

Posted August 1, 2013 8:29 am 


junior

Great post TARK lol

Posted August 1, 2013 8:20 am 


Hidalgo

Waste of an article.

Posted August 1, 2013 8:00 am 


K.C.

Boxing is at a low. Boxing as of late sucks… You morons fork out money to see these fake “set-up” matches and afterwards jump on ESB as if though you are boxing intellects….Even more fake than the sport itself! LOL!!

Posted August 1, 2013 7:57 am 


KONG

What kind of crap is this, Boxing is dead, is all a bonehead has to say to get print. Be original, this is so weak and out played. You insult the readers intelligence.

Posted August 1, 2013 7:35 am 


RAY GORDON REID

klitschko manny

Posted August 1, 2013 6:56 am 


gg

This boxing is dead crap came out of mma fans. Their sport will decline much worse than it already is.

Posted August 1, 2013 6:50 am 


Havoc

Boxing system is killing the sports! Or I may say boxing is dead!

Posted August 1, 2013 4:26 am 


lman

Elmatador – just because its no longer front page news doesn’t mean its dying, this is the era of political correctness, combat sports don’t make the front news it still fills the sport section though when a big fight is on

Posted August 1, 2013 3:53 am 


TARK

Boxing isn’t dying…

You know a sport that’s really dying??? BOSSABALL.

Bossaball is a combination of soccer, gymnastics, and volleyball. It’s played on a giant trampoline. You keep jumping up and down and kick the ball over a volleyball net—or you can flip up-side-down and spike it… It’s a tough game to master.

It was gaining popularity but it’s starting to wane again—because the giant trampolines are so expensive… And the injuries when players land on top of each other are something fierce.

Posted August 1, 2013 3:10 am 


Gregory

Should not forget Froch vs Kessler epic battle.

Posted August 1, 2013 2:21 am 


pobojc

I’ve been following boxing for over 35 years(since I was 12 for the Ali-Spinks fights. Anyone who claims it isn’t dead is either too young or fooling themselves. Big fights used to be front page news. Good luck finding them at all now in your local paper. Of course, I speak only for the U.S. Boxing is indeed thriving overseas!

Posted August 1, 2013 12:44 am 


PEEJ

Nope not even close

Posted July 31, 2013 11:59 pm 



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