Idiot Ernie.., You’re a 20th rate loser. Big difference. You rank below the turd Peter Manfredo flushed this morning.Posted October 17, 2013 6:25 pm
Judges would watch from one Screen n have replays ( 10 sec) in between rounds. NBA selects judges and ref too.Posted October 17, 2013 12:01 am
Havoc – that would be awesome, have a Super 8 in every division. One champion per division NBA CHAMP!Posted October 16, 2013 11:57 pm
@Hamster.., Froch would have been a much tougher fight for Calzaghe than the 3rd rate loser, Peter Manfredo … and Carl would have meant much more money for JC because it was a major domestic clash.
It was like when De La Hoya was 154-pound champion.. Unifying the 2 major 154-pound titles with Winky Wright would have been tougher, and much more money, than fighing a washed up Yory Boy Campas … Oscar cherry-picked Campas—because he could.
Don’t give me Lacy and Kessler… They could’nt box. As soon as they met any good, prime boxer, such as Ward, they were certain to be outclassed. Froch was not an outstanding boxer but he had a very tough aggressive style. Calzaghe was damned hittable whenever he stopped throwing. He was decked a few times and Kessler even caught him with terrific shots. I wanted to see Calz face Froch.
Bute was undefeated as too—before he met a great attacker in Carl Froch. So far he hasn’t gone after his contractually mandated rematch.Posted October 16, 2013 5:22 pm
more paper belts,more hype jobs,and more ped cheats keep em coming.Posted October 16, 2013 7:30 am
They should make it like NBA, National Boxing Association like NBA, NFL,NHL or MLB. Remove the promoters who make tons of money. Let there be a tournament Pacman, Marquez, Mayweather, Bradley…ect….for the 147lb tittle belt…no ducking no excuses last man standing wins the whole thing.Posted October 16, 2013 2:52 am
Tark is right this time and so is Joekidd. Nice article and possibly the best posts aside from Turbo whose not commenting about the article but Tark.Posted October 16, 2013 12:48 am
Tark my friend, very good post.Posted October 15, 2013 7:24 pm
Tark has only stated the truth. Does it hurt that much?Posted October 15, 2013 5:19 pm
I hate to say it but TARK is rightPosted October 15, 2013 5:14 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
Ray Leonard was a fantastic welterweight, of that there is no doubt. However the LaLonde fight was a scam! This fight was for the WBC light-heavyweight championship of the World, which as we all know is fought @ 175Lb. So why make Donny come in as a super-middleweight?
I’m not fixated at all.. I just know the truth and put it out there. A lot of people don’t want to hear it and keep repeating the BS and hero worship that the publicists put out there.
They need to be reminded. Just because somebody is a contemporary fighter doesn’t mean he a load of crap — and somebody who fought 50 years ago isn’t necessarily somebody who never ducked a tough fight in his career. There’s very little balance in the coverage. It’s so biased it’s pathetic.Posted October 15, 2013 4:04 pm
Hamster you’re a moron.., Leonard and Ali were great fighters, but what I said about them avoiding tough fighters is true… You know it is.
What I don’t like to hear is, “He fought everybody” when it’s not true. And “Floyd is a ducker” when Floyd never ducked anyone out right.
I’m not playing favorites, but there should be some level of truth.Posted October 15, 2013 3:40 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
and Tark…Posted October 15, 2013 11:31 am
The most logical fights are not made—and they never were.
Ali fought Leon Spinks instead of Larry Holmes—because he COULD.
Spinks was stripped—and Holmes became champion by beating Norton. That didn’t stop Ali from fighting a rematch with Spinks and claiming a 3rd title. Holmes was the heavyweight champion on paper—but the media behaved as if Ali was the real champion. When Ali and Holmes finally fought it was meaningless for Holmes. He was criticized for “exploiting” an old Ali.
Ray Leonard beat Marvin Hagler for the middleweight championship.
The top contenders were Michael Nunn, Mike McCallum, and Julian Jackson. Leonard didn’t want to fight them. Leonard’s team got 175lb titlist, Donny Lalonde, to boil down 168 and fight Ray for a “vacant” title. Leonard was stripped of the middleweight title—but he had a 168lb title he could defend. He defended it at 160. Nunn, McCallum, and Jackson won pieces of the splintered middleweight title stripped from Leonard. Leonard resisted all offers to fight them but ducked down to 154 to fight Terry Norris—who had previously been knocked stiff by Julian Jackson.Posted October 15, 2013 10:55 am
lets not forget Corruption..Posted October 15, 2013 10:50 am
#1 is not an issue. Boxing is not like tennis where you are rewarded simply for winning. If the public aren’t going to pay to watch you, you’re f*ked. Boxing is preying on the stupidity of the fans. You keep buying the PPV’s, you’ll keep getting more belts, more weight classes, more ridiculous judging and farcical matchups. Just from reading the boards you can see folks are more interested in their homeboy “winning” rather than a good fight. The problem? The FANS!Posted October 15, 2013 10:39 am
@shaun lol. Boxing has always been this way and dont think its gonna change any timee soon. Its gonna take more than promotions coming together to make the fights people want to see.Posted October 15, 2013 9:47 am
shaun the god
what isnt ruined by business and politicsPosted October 15, 2013 9:28 am