“sucell.” I am now declaring this word a new word to mean a combination of excelling and succeeding.
It may now be used with impunity.Posted August 6, 2013 10:21 am
junior, he just did. He robbed Roman of his manhood.Posted August 6, 2013 10:18 am
CJ… I heard that one too..LMAO!! GGG will beat this kid like a drum!!Posted August 5, 2013 9:37 pm
GGG will slaughter this dude like a Kosher butcher slaughters a chicken.Posted August 5, 2013 8:26 pm
both “chin-checkers”Posted August 5, 2013 2:05 pm
“Never saw this dude Curtis Stevens before tonight but this dude was the truth.” – You never saw him and declare him the truth coming off one impressive KO? Get real. He’s been on a nice comeback but if you saw his prior fights you’d know he gasses out if he doesn’t score a KO in 4 rounds, then gets smacked around no prob.Posted August 5, 2013 1:59 pm
Did Stevens say he wanted to “succell” around the 1:12 mark in the video?Posted August 5, 2013 1:50 pm
sorry confused him w codringtonPosted August 5, 2013 10:55 am
Stevens looks like hes about rob someonePosted August 5, 2013 10:00 am
lolPosted August 5, 2013 8:12 am
Because they are gargantuanly fat morons is the first answer that springs to mind.
You do need to remember however that often the obvious answer isn`t always the correct one.
Though, here it is.Posted August 5, 2013 6:11 am
Stevens like GGG looks great KO’ing light middleweights, fight someone your own size guys, you can fool some of them but not me.Posted August 5, 2013 4:58 am
Why do Americans call Jelly Jello?Posted August 5, 2013 3:40 am
1-2…., “Tark-You can say John Ruiz against Tua. I thought he was dead, and also Byrd against Ibeabuchi.”
Neiter was a “count to 1000″ job… Ruiz showed movement and actually rolled onto his side fairly quickly.. Byrd didn’t even know he was down when he was interviewed… He certainly wasn’t down for a long time.
In the Ruiz-Tua case.. Ruiz was hurt by a big left hook.. He then fell into the ropes where Tua through a bunch of follow up punches and nailed Ruiz with a 2nd big left hook.. Ruiz slumped against the ropes at that point — and the referee should have jumped in … but he didn’t and a 3rd big left hook smashed Ruiz out like a light.
But it was nothing like the one-punch drop-dead shots that Mike Quarry, Paul Williams, and Manny Pacquiao got nailed with.Posted August 4, 2013 9:49 pm
Tark-You can say John Ruiz against Tua. I thought he was dead, and also Byrd against Ibeabuchi. But Wlad got DESTROYED against Sanders and to me almost died against Brewster from both exhaustion and a brutal beating while dead on his feet. He definitely has the heart of a Champion to come back from those losses and even though I’m not a big fan of his style, Manny created a Beast in him with a style that has proven so far unbeatable and KO% great. Unlike Ruiz who after getting KOd against Tua was a pure Jab and Grab fighter and looked to put the judges and everyone in the arena to sleep with the exception of his opponent.Posted August 4, 2013 8:09 pm
There’s two things to consider with KO losses – one being the pure physical effect – someone is more likely to be concussed a second time after having had it happen once – there is going to be a lot of research on this thrown about with NFL players, and rugby players in the near future as teams are sued over chro nic brain trauma injuries from repeated concussions.
The other is what is says to the sharks circling. Wlad lost a firefight to Sanders that he should have avoided. Someone like Haye sees that and ridicules Wlad to invite another firefight.
Wlad’s KO of Chambers – I looked at that and thought
As for how Chambers relates to Wlads legacy – I don`t see it as one of Wlads better fights – and neither did Steward from the way he was screaming in the corner. Chambers is like a heavyweight Malignaggi – he`ll get some effective results against the right opponent, but some will just exploit his flaws too easily for him to ever be considered in the upper echelons.
I`ll hold judgement on Chambers till Mchunu fights again. It`s not like there isn`t room at CW for Chambers. I mean I don`t want to see Afolabi-Huck IV.Posted August 4, 2013 7:55 pm
1-2…, You’ve never seen anyone come back very far from a KO loss where you could have counted to 1000 over them.. i.e. Mike Quarry, Augie Sanchez, Roy Jones, Paul Williams, and Manny Pacquiao.
Lewis was either up, or getting up, at the count of 10 in his 2 KO losses.. Wladimir got up every time, but they stopped it.
If the fridge is closed, the lights are out, the jello is jiggling, and the butter is getting hard, it’s tougher to come back.Posted August 4, 2013 6:24 pm
Also the comparison for Chambers to Byrd is spot on. I do think Byrd accomplished a whole lot more and like you said did drop back down to 175. But same type of fighter and similar circumstances.Posted August 4, 2013 5:14 pm
scottyboy, the part about language & grammar take luster from what otherwise was a very effective response to Gaz; the fact that you answered him means that you understood what he wrote. A person could be illiterate & at the same time be very knowledgeable about boxing. There’s no need for that.Posted August 4, 2013 5:13 pm
The one fight for Wlad no one ever talks about was the one against DaVarryl Williamson. He got his world rocked and had a huge gash over his eye and his trainer (the German one) opened it up in between rounds to IMO get the fight stopped. A loss there might have changed his history. That said, coming back from brutal KOs to Sanders and Brewster to dominate as much as he has is LEGENDARY. Look at the history of boxing and see how many world class or even average fighters have come back to dominate after just 1 devastating KO loss.Posted August 4, 2013 5:12 pm
Stevens did a good job counterpunching Roman but had pretty much all day to counterpunch him, what with Roman’s laid-back attitude. GGG is hittable but more respectful of his opponent. I would like to see that fight though.
I didn’t see much desperation from Eddie until the last round, and where was the game plan? This Mchunu dude had better hand speed than Chambers,and his head was sure hard to reach for (the headhunting) Chambers. So was he overconfident, or is his lazy style is better suited to the heavyweights, or maybe Mchunu is THAT GOOD. Curious to see if Mchunu will do as well against a Huck or Afolabi.(also,Chambers may be 1 inch shorter than 6’2 Adamek, but supposedly 5’8 Mchunu doesn’t seem 5 inches shorter than Chambers)Posted August 4, 2013 4:49 pm
Gaz…no I didn’t praise Haye for fighting Ruiz at all but then I’m not the one who made him the mandatory challenger for his title am I you moron? What did you expect him to do, avoid an easy win against an old man and lose his title and a big payday v a klit? You retards never cease to amaze me and it’s so ridiculously easy to ‘debate’ people with the mental capacity of a small, plastic bucket. Where is the bit where I said Price was the next coming of Christ anyway? I challenge you to scour ESB and find a single comment I made about Price being the next big thing.
I’m afraid you are as stupid and as delusional as K2fanny if you really believe that Wlad chased Haye around the ring at any point in their fight, let alone when Haye had just him him. The best punch Haye landed was in the 12th round and the much bigger, stronger Wlad hung on like a small child to her mother at a school disco. The very round he promised to ko Haye was the round he himself refused to engage in (just like the other 11).
P.S. If you are going to insist on stealing our language, please make the effort to actually get it right. Your childlike grammar is pitiful to read. For starters it is ‘pedal’ not ‘peddle’ unless you think I want to somehow reverse-sell you something? I suggest you put the hot chocolate down, leave your parents’ house tomorrow morning and make the effort to back to school you stupid little boy. Come back when you’ve actually laced up a pair yourself and know the first thing about actual boxing.
I look forward to the next alarming shortcomings that Snowden reveals about your country and the way the government continues to fleece the gullible citizens who actually believe that their vote matters in the ‘democracy’. At present China owns 40% of US government bonds so I’d suggest topping up your mandarin if I were you as that figure will only get bigger. Let me guess, you’re still waiting for Obama’s manifesto pledges to come true??Posted August 4, 2013 2:02 pm
Haye has no chance against Wlad and the only chance he has against Bitali is if he just gets old. And from the looks of things Vitali is on his way to retirementPosted August 4, 2013 1:50 pm
It would appear that boyscott has gotten a severe dose of British-itus. blessPosted August 4, 2013 1:14 pm
I recall Wlad also getting cleaning hit on the jaw by Wach, Peter (second fight) and Thompson. Again no floor rolling. What happened when Thompson touched British Hype Job Price though Scotty? Care to remind us?Posted August 4, 2013 1:07 pm
Stevens never fought GreenPosted August 4, 2013 12:36 pm
The parallels between Chris Byrd and Eddie Chambers are hard to ignore. Both were talking about all the fights they’d have (and win) at their new division while they were going into their “warm up” fight, so the “warm up” fighter kicked their ass. Byrd had the additional problem of dropping 40 pounds to go to light heavy, a problem that shouldn’t have applied to Eddie going to cruiser.Posted August 4, 2013 12:35 pm
K2fanny…I’m assuming that you mean me. I never avoid any confrontation especially from a lying, dyslexic retard like you. I’ve thrashed you enough times already and that’s without even mentioning your appalling and persistent attempts at grammar. Just to sum you up for the liar that you are, I have never said that I expected ‘Haye’ (there is no S on the end) to beat Wlad and certainly have never mentioned him ‘resurrecting boxing’ or ‘bringing excitement back to it’. I gave Haye a 30% of stopping Wlad and I challenge you to unearth any evidence whatsoever of me picking Haye to win or any of the other crap you claim I said. You won’t be able to I promise you that and this is just one example of how a delusional retard twists facts to suit his own ridiculous claims. I have also previously stated that Haye only managed to make it to HW champ at all because he is currently boxing in a very dull era full of mediocre opposition.
I would give Haye roughly the same chance now if they fought again anytime soon. This is mainly due to Haye’s obvious power and Wlad’s unwanted ability to roll around on the floor every time he is hit cleanly, even by virtual boxing nobodies. Everytime I feel like a good laugh I watch Wlad getting battered around the ring, outboxed and totally overpowered in the completely one-sided knockout loss against Sanders or knocked to the floor by the glancing blows from Peter. It is no coincidence at all that he has learnt to fight so defensively and displays such an unwillingness to attack until he has jabbed his opponents’ heads off for 10 boring, risk free rounds. The fact that he promised to punish Haye for 11 rounds and knock him out in the 12th sums up his entire mindset; he didn’t even try to engage his outsized opponent once during the entire fight and was himself the one hanging on for dear life in the final round.
It must be very unfortunate for a delusional klitsucker like you to have the unique but unwanted claim of NEVER having seen either of his ‘heroes’ beat a single opponent worthy of the hall of fame in their entire careers. I guess it must make you feel even worse now that one of Wlad’s previous highest rated opponents has been exposed as a mediocre, powderpuff puncher that was fighting in the wrong division. I wonder if this goes some way to signalling how the rest of his opponents would have got on in a competitive boxing era?? I sure don’t see anyone on his resume beating any top HW that’s for sure (Rahman’s fluke against Lewis aside). I guess this reinforces what I have claimed for a very long time…that a 41 yr old Ray Mercer is Wlad’s most valued win. Not really much to sing about is it?Posted August 4, 2013 11:35 am
Against Golovkin, Stevens will have Allan Green deja vu and be brutally knocked out.Posted August 4, 2013 11:17 am
Chambers has always been all skills and no talent. no desire, no ferocity, no ring-smarts, and minimal grit. i’ve was never deceived like other “experts” into mistaking Chambers for the complete fighting package just because he knows how to throw a jab or display glimpses of great footwork. he may look great v. his own shadow but he’s never looked great v. live competition. he’s always looked average with potential to be very good, which must now be considered unfulfilled potential. he was completely outclassed and outpunched by a designated opponent(?!). nothing left but to start from square-one but i sincerely doubt he has the necessary grit, desire, or determination to work his way back from this latest and most-significant setback.Posted August 4, 2013 11:03 am
Well Stevens calling out GGG means he’s not the most feared boxer. Not according to Stevens. Still go with GGG but should be funPosted August 4, 2013 11:00 am
Bill Patrice Jones
Eddie Eddie Eddie??? Talk about one miserable ending to a career. They were planning on him becoming the dominant American force of the cruiserweight division. What does this result tell you? Without question people will read into it. I know alot of people will smirk and say this is proof of how awful the heavyweight division is. They will say that Chambers only looked slick and skillfull against heavyweights because they are so badly conditioned etc. For me this result is a combination of three factors.
Firstly Expectations of an immediate and highly successful run at cruiserweight in Eddie’s own mind which wasn’t realistic. The cruiserweight division has alot of tough powerful hard hitters. Secondly Chambers just doesn’t fight enough period. He goes into periods of inactivity far too often. Thirdly I think Chambers is yet another example that you can’t play around with your weight and get away with it as a competitive athlete. I know he only weighed 202 in an excellent performance against Adamek, but he’s been up and down throughout his career. It takes a toll. He looked fantastic physically against Adamek; ripped powerful well muscled. He didn’t look like that this weekend.
I like Chambers and always will, but he didn’t keep himself active after the terrible KO loss to Klitschko and went into cruiserweight with the wrong mindset. He needed to be seriously hungry sharp and focused with a determination to fight often for low money and get really accustomed to being around 190.
One of those nights where is just all goes wrong for a fighter.Posted August 4, 2013 10:25 am
Stevens does not have the look of a champion – Not sure how to explain it – He will be brutally exposed by GGGPosted August 4, 2013 9:15 am
Some sorry ass dweeb below , wants to make himself feel important by
put everything else on hold right now,when is rigondeaux fighting next is what needs to be talked about….yeeezziir!Posted August 4, 2013 7:58 am
Stevens is not much of a threat against GGG. It will be the same result than Macklin where Mackin was coming of a big win ( ko in 1 ) over Joachim Alcine.Posted August 4, 2013 7:50 am
RAY GORDON REID
bye eddiePosted August 4, 2013 7:10 am
boxer puncher ggg punches your mummas soppy wet chunthole..Posted August 4, 2013 6:40 am
Chambers ha ha ha. what a weak American.like all American soft like a baby. fatty boo boo pathetic nationPosted August 4, 2013 6:37 am
Bad matching for chambers but plenty of fighters for him to beat. But mchunu looks goodguses he was underrated. Adamek gets nothing from this fight he has to fight fellow contenders if he wants a title shot and plenty to choose from. Fighting guys like Gunn only keep you busy and should not improve your rank. Stevens looked lethal a great match up a fight with ggg would be great fun and will guarantee end in a ko but in gggs favourPosted August 4, 2013 6:26 am
Ohh really scootty boy ? Did you see the fight? Eddie can’t be “fast ” Eddie in the cruiseweight devision and past his prime ,in cruiser he has to chase opponents and it is not that easy to get a decision in lower weights if you are slower then your opponent ….I knew Eddie want be sucssesful if he fights in cruiser because of one fact and that Is he is not a big puncher just like Chriss Byrd tried and failed remember him ? The one that had a title when Lewis was around …,,Posted August 4, 2013 6:13 am
I’ve been saying for years that ‘crap’ Eddie chambers was way, way overrated and i hope this goes a long way to justifying it. People were overhyping him purely because he made it to the last round against wlad when in reality the scarcity of any decent hw opponents has been evident for years. Chambers never was a good boxer and the klitsuckers were claiming their man had pulled off a spectacular win against a valid opponent. In reality he was average at best and would have been disposed of easily by any decent hw champ in history.Posted August 4, 2013 5:01 am
GGG vs Stevens has Hagler vs Caveman Lee written all over itPosted August 4, 2013 4:24 am
” Adamek has scored impressive wins over Travis Walker and Steve Cunningham” – WHAT? BS!
Cunningham was robbed big time. I am not an american and I can confirm that. That victory over him was nowhere near impressive – it was rather a gift from the refereePosted August 4, 2013 4:04 am
I hope GGG doesn’t waste his career fighting second tier guys like Stevens, career best wins over Wilczewski and Roman do not under any stretch of the imagination warrant a payday against GGG.Posted August 4, 2013 3:55 am
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)
Boxer Puncher: You really don’t know much about boxing at all.
Stevens have never beat a top-10 MW, or even a NAME, in his entire career. He has good power (64% KO ratio), but it’s easy to look like a killer when you’re fighting bums and tin cans.
The only NAME Stevens has ever fought was Andre Dirrell and he lost that fight. He also lost to journeyman Jesse Brinkley and got TKO’d by an absolute NOBODY named Marcos Primera who has 27 losses. This tells us that Stevens can be stopped if he gets hits by a power puncher like 3G.
Plus Stevens is only 5’7″ and 3G is 5’10 1/2″. 3G is one the best amateur fighters in boxing history, like Rigo, and has NEVER once touched the canvas in 375 bouts. That’s what’s called an Iron China! Let’s put things in perspective here, fellas. Stevens doesn’t have anything more than a punchers chance against the REAL deal MW Champion and the future Undisputed, Unified MW Champion of the World.
But hats off to Stevens for saying he actually wants to fight 3G when so many guys have been ducking him. His courage is admirable and it will be another exciting, highlight-reel KO for “The Natural” known as Gennady Golovkin. This is good for boxing. More guys at MW need to man-up like Stevens and step-up to the plate.Posted August 4, 2013 3:46 am
WOW certainly wasn’t expecting this …Missed the fight for one ..Will have too catch the reply …….Posted August 4, 2013 3:36 am
I think it’s interesting that A-Rod had to have hip surgery and was suffering continuously from injured quadriceps this season. Chambers has been flummoxed by a series of injuries and muscle tears. I was hoping to see him looking good tonight, but he seemed a step slow and out of sync right off the bat.
I wonder how Andre Ward will look when he finally takes to the ring again.Posted August 4, 2013 1:52 am
It’s not that Chambers is a bad boxer… He’s a great boxer. But Mchunu is a awesome talent as a boxer. He’s a natural. A natural 200 pounder who stands 5’6″ and boxes from the outside from a southpaw stance. I’ve never seen anything quite like him in Boxing History. He’s a tremendously frustrating target because you just can’t jab him and he makes you miss everything. He’s damned good defensively and the counters really well.
But I think part of Mchunu looking so good was Chambers… Chambers looked great physically against Dimitrenko and Wladimir at about 209 pouns. His body doesn’t look right at 196. He came down in weight but looks thick in the waist for some reason. His arms looked skinny and weak and his coordination and timing seem screwed up.
I have never seen a boxer look good after fighting in one division for 20, 30, or 40 fights … and then moving to a lower weight. I’ve seen it attempted many times but I’ve never seen anyone be real successful after going DOWN in weight after stettling in at a higher weight division.Posted August 4, 2013 1:25 am
correctanegro, chambers is done – wlad ruined him.Posted August 4, 2013 1:24 am
GGG is a hype job with bad technique who has fought no names himself their resumes dont look that much different the only difference is stevens is destroying these guys in the first 1-3 rds while the no names are lasting an average of 6-7 rds with GGG.Posted August 4, 2013 1:20 am
Roman is a tough kid and with a good chin and has been in with some big punchers no one has managed to do to him what stevens did. Curtis was originally campaigning as a super middleweight but came down to 160 and brought that 168 pound power to the middlweight division, let him get a few more fights under his belt and then I would put him in against the hype job ggg. I have said it once and I will say it again once ggg is paired against a fighter who can take his punches, has some skill, a solid chin and one punch ko power themselves and ggg is going to get exposed as a limited puncher, and I stand behind that statement, if stevens can take ggg punches he will win the fight by ko or tko mark my words.Posted August 4, 2013 1:17 am
Stevens is nowhere near ready for GGG. Beating lower caliber fighters that don’t offer much of a threat, keep their chin up in the air and throw slow wide punches like tonight’s oppoent doesn’t prove a thing. GGG would destroy this Stevens kid. GGG has great amateur pedigree and excellent professional experience. Stevens is building a lot of false confidence beating guys that don’t offer much of a challenge. Anyone can look good vs those guys, but when you step up to the top guys, it’s a different story. Stevens has a long way to go. If he fights GGG, he will have a short career. GGG will stop him before 8 rounds.Posted August 4, 2013 1:13 am
Nice ko for Stevens, now lets see him with a top 20 contender. Didn’t Curtis lose to some contender?Posted August 4, 2013 1:05 am
It’s Me, Ernie
It was real nice of Roman to stick his chin out there for Curtis, still no match for GGG…Posted August 4, 2013 12:52 am
Stevens vs ggg! Can yall say fireworks? Explosive matchup!Posted August 4, 2013 12:49 am
Never saw this dude Curtis Stevens before tonight but this dude was the truth. Short powerful punches alot of skill. Stevens vs ggg!!!Posted August 4, 2013 12:46 am
Chambers did not look sharp or interested. When he lost to Povetkin he got tired after 4 rounds.Posted August 4, 2013 12:27 am
Fast Eddie wasnt quite fast enough tonight!Posted August 4, 2013 12:07 am
Chambers was one of our best boxers, we expected him to unify the Cruiserweight division, I suppose Europe and the rest of the world have the best boxers.Posted August 3, 2013 11:44 pm
WOW. No wonder Wlad beat Chambers easily. His Boxing SKILLS aren’t TOO GOOD.Posted August 3, 2013 11:38 pm