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te tumbo

Manny* was a Lumpy, Bumpy, and Bloody MESS following Marquez v. Pacquiao* I. you would think that it was him who had to battle back three first-round KDs and for the official “Draw”, which should’ve been a “W” for Marquez. Pacquiao* himself complained that a cut prevented him from dominating Marquez in II and neither fighter absorbed much punishment in III. it was Pacquiao* who was FLATTENED and put to deep sleep in IV. hittable, cuttable, and DROPpable, pretty much sums up Pacquiao’s* porous defense.

Posted October 24, 2013 8:38 pm 


Hecdog

PEEJ, Manny does get hit, but you never see his nose busted up or his eyes swollen, they are mainly just gloves burns and scrapes. He’s a fighter. He doesn’t look like Povodnikov, Alvarado, Gatti or any of thee guys that swell up and bleed every fight. Trust me, manny puts twice the damage on his opponents. Just look at how Marquez looks after Manny’s fights. Manny is fine.

Posted October 24, 2013 5:28 pm 


Hecdog

Gentlemen, I guess the 8 division titles Manny Pacquiao were all lucky. You must give Manny Pacquiao much more credit. If you dislike like the man, that’s okay, but don’t discredit the man that has accomplished more than any other boxer in history (8 div titles). The knockout was bad, but it’s nothing that Manny Pacquiao can’t overcome. I mentioned earlier that Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Joe Louis and Terry Norris all came back to be champions after brutal knockouts. A knock out is a knock out. Manny Paquiao is a blessed man that has accomplished incredible things inside and outside the boxing ring. I’m sure most of you that doubt Manny Pacquiao will see him differently after he destroys Brandon Rios in stunning fashion on November 22nd. It’s difficult to put a good man down for good. He gets back on the horse and rides again. Trust me, Manny will be even more explosive than before.

Posted October 24, 2013 5:22 pm 


PEEJ

Hecdog, Pac gets hit with many hard shots. He has been rocked in every Pac fight. Got his eardrum busted by Cotto, had to stay in bed for days after the Margacheato fight and has been KOd by Marquez. Do you not recognize how he looks after every fight? If it does not end early he is getting hit by a lot of punches. Even Clottey landed many punches on him and he only threw a few. lol.

Posted October 23, 2013 1:40 pm 


Hidalgo

“Manny’s ring entrance rivals the first time man landed on the moon.”

Uhhhh, NO!

Posted October 23, 2013 11:20 am 


Ray Ray

Yeah ok hecdog…..manny should grow a pair and fight Garcia or Provodnikov? Garcia will end gim…they both might end him, depending on the judging at these top rank events ha ha… Golden boys Garcia will end him…qwack qwack duck duck.

Posted October 23, 2013 5:00 am 


super***champ

How about wladimir klitschko vs ruslan provodnikov , just kidding , maybe on a video game . I would love to see amir khan fight ruslan provodnikov in a classic battle of speed vs power .

Posted October 23, 2013 4:00 am 


Hecdog

WHAT!?!, my friend. You must understand the life of the legendary Manny Pacquiao. This man came from dirt poor poverty in the Philippines to the greatest boxer of all time. Along with that come the pit falls that accompany great athletes (women, drugs, drinking). Manny Pacquiao was ripe for the picking as most of us would be. He made some bad choices and hurt those he loved. Manny then handled this harmful situation and made the right choice to dedicate himself to God and his family, which is what he has done. His beautiful wife Jinkee has stated that Manny is a changed man, and she loves him. Hi kids and family are happy together, and they have moved on. The man has repented and become an even better man, person and role model. This is a blessed man. Manny Pacquiao is involved in more areas that an ordinary person could not do. He his the greatest boxer of all time. He is a great singer with a plethora of hit song. He has some of the best action movies in the world. He has a clothing line that sells out throughout the world. Manny is a congressman that is making positive changes for those people in need throughout the Philippines. He recently helped pass a bill that would make punishment more severe for those that are involved in human trafficking. Manny is dedicated and committed to his bible study sessions. He knows the impact he has on people, and he gives his time to people wherever he goes. Watch him on TV doing any interview, and you can’t help but like the man. He carries himself with respect, honor, sincerity, humility and he’s the most humble athlete ever. Remember, Manny Pacquiao laced the cover of TIME Magazine, and was invited to the White House by President Obama. Try and understand just how many temptations there are for a successful man like Manny Pacquiao. He is fallible like we all are. What’s important is that his wife and family have forgiven him, love him and they have moved on. Manny Pacquiao is a living legend that we will never grace our lives again. We must enjoy watching him engage in the most exciting, anticipated fights of all time. Manny’s ring entrance rivals the first time man landed on the moon. His fighting style is one that is of a natural born fighter. This is a rare breed. He fights from instinct as a roaring lion hunts his prey. And still he miraculously treats everyone with respect outside of the ring. Seniors, adults, teens, youth. children and babies love him. There have been rumors of Manny running for President in his own Country, which I believe he can accomplish. He seems to have no boundaries in life. This is something we all wish we could have, but he’s living it. We need to sit back and watch Manny Pacquiao’s final part of his career. I believe Manny’s fight against Brandon Rios is the most anticipated fight of all time. PPV numbers will escalate to a level never seen before. Let’s cheer on Manny Pac Man Pacquiao as we witness greatness.

Posted October 23, 2013 1:08 am 


Jeff

Bradley Lost to prov, Lets see that rematch,

Posted October 22, 2013 11:25 pm 


Jeff

Prov beat bradley , id like to see rematch ?

Posted October 22, 2013 11:22 pm 


WHAT!?!

Oh I see what you’re saying now Hecdog. “Blah Blah Blah I’m a hypocrite when it comes to anything Paquiao Blah Blah Blah”. If he is a new man, then he’d want to think about returning to his old ways. At least the old Paquiao could win a fight.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:45 pm 


Hecdog

What!?! Manny Pacquiao has repented of his sinful ways, and is a new person. Marquez has been cheating and lying for year and years. He never repented or learned his lesson. Manny Pacquiao, the bet ever.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:02 pm 


Hecdog

PEEJ, Manny Pacquiao is so much more elusive, and an all around better athlete than Alvarado is. Manny is incredible, and he really doesn’t get hit with hard shots. Ped Man Marquez landed the Ped Punch, but really, Manny i a whole different type of fighter than Alvarado. A quick KO is actually much better than fight after fight of brutal punishment. Just look at how much Alvarado has to do just to make weight. He looked like a zombie that was half dead. This is not good for any fighter especially one that fights the way Alvarado does. He takes serious punishment every time he steps into the ring, and the last three fights has been brutal. The fights vs Provodnikov was best stopped or he was going to get seriously hurt or killed. I was reminded of the Mancini vs Kim brutal battle that ended in Kim’s death. The body language Alvarado had reminded me of Km. If Alvarado continues to fight even more more fight, IMO, he’s more than jut taking a risk. Things will end badly. If his family, friends and management care about him, they will not allow him to fight again. My opinion.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:58 pm 


JoeKidd

Unless Alvarado develops power to gain Provodnikov’s respect, he’ll get steamrolled in a worse way. Provodnikov’s new bouncing allows him to corner just about anybody, so Alvarado CANNOT do a stick-and-run. I bet he would take down Bradley next time. Marquez would be a glorious fight. Forget Pacquiao. That’s another planet!

Posted October 22, 2013 9:33 pm 


PEEJ

The only problem with that is it makes Mike look like a quiter. He is no quiter. Also it makes it look like the corner didn’t care about his fighter and folks are always saying the corner should of stopped it. Of Mike said he was fine but the corner threw in the towel would the ref be held accountable and brought up on charges if that fighter gets hurt?

Posted October 22, 2013 9:12 pm 


Hidalgo

“They knew Mike had nothing left and were trying to tell Tony Weeks to stop the fight. But Tony wanted to hear it from Mike.”

This is correct. Tony pushed his way between the two of them to ask Mike himself if he wanted to continue.

Posted October 22, 2013 8:40 pm 


WHAT!?!

Hecdog agrees with me that once a cheater always a cheater, just like Paquiao cheating on his wife.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:40 pm 


PEEJ

Hecdog how can you say he takes to much punishment and call for his retirement but yet say Pac should keep fighting? Do you see how much punishment Pac takes in most his fights? He has no defense yet you want him to keep fighting. Alvarado just needs a rest and to move up. Keep to his style and not try to be a boxer and finish out his career like that

Posted October 22, 2013 7:31 pm 


Hecdog

Mike Alvarado will end up in a morgue if he fight Ruslan again. He should retire now or something bad will happen to him. He has taken too much punishment. He does not know how to fight any other way. He is what he is, and trust me, he will get seriously hurt if he continues on. Start another career Mike, you have a full life ahead of you.

Posted October 22, 2013 7:02 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Of course there’s no need for a rematch. Provo dominated and KOed Alvarado. Onto the next guy who wants to step up.

Posted October 22, 2013 6:46 pm 


Whiteyfiveo

I agree us fans win when Provvvodnikov fights! He goes to war! I love how he said he dont fight for belts or money, I actually believed him! lol

Posted October 22, 2013 6:42 pm 


Joseph Herron

Public Enemy,

You’re wrong about Sean and Henry trying to say Mike was okay to continue.

They knew Mike had nothing left and were trying to tell Tony Weeks to stop the fight. But Tony wanted to hear it from Mike.

From what I’ve heard speaking with my sources, the reason why Tony seemed to be giving Mike the benefit of the doubt from the eighth round on, was because Mike was complaining to Tony that the first Rios bout was stopped prematurely.

He told Tony that he was prepared to walk through fire to win this contest…Tony respected Mike’s sentiment and allowed him to go as far as he could.

I blasted Tony during Sunday’s show, but he’s a great ref who truly cares about the fighters and their safety.

Posted October 22, 2013 6:07 pm 


Joseph Herron

Thanks for the kind words, Hidalgo.

You have no idea how irritated these guys are after the fight.

Think about it…you’ve just taken more punishment than any man should, you’re tired and are in dire need of something to eat, you probably need to go to the bathroom or take a nap…yet you have dozens of reporters who are trying to stick a mic in front of your face.

You have to be very respectful and careful about what you say to these guys.

I really don’t like post fight interviews…the answers are short and not very insightful.

The real magic happens when the fight is first announced.

Fighters aren’t only happy that they will be getting another big payday, but they haven’t started their diets and haven’t started camp yet.

That’s when you get the best responses from the fighters.

Why do you think I prefer to feature trainers on the show?

Posted October 22, 2013 5:58 pm 


nameless

He is a Mexican ATG though, a sure HOFamer.

Posted October 22, 2013 5:20 pm 


Bfan

Russians a fighters fighter who worked his way up and was other top guys sparing partner. Do not disrespect him by insisting he give mike a rematch. First of all it’s onwards and upwards. Secondly he just didn’t get lucky and catch Mike with a good shot he marched into Mikes home town and made him quit on his stool!

Posted October 22, 2013 5:19 pm 


nameless

Marquez is a complainer, a whiner and a sour loser with no class whatsoever.

Posted October 22, 2013 5:18 pm 


nameless

rematch to prove what?

Posted October 22, 2013 5:14 pm 


Hecdog

Tax evasion for Ped Man Marquez is no surprise. As I had mentioned many times, he’s a cheater, and once a cheater, always a cheater.

Posted October 22, 2013 5:09 pm 


Public Enemy

Peej – actually the Corner was trying to push Alvarado into another round of Damage. You could see in Alvarados eyes he didn’t want to continue.. Corner was definitely not looking out for Alvarados well being.. might as well been a dog in a dogfight.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:19 pm 


Public Enemy

Peej – agree, the fight should’ve been stopped a few rounds earlier. No need to take unnessary punishment like that when it was clear that the Russian was just too strong for him. Live to fight another day.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:18 pm 


PEEJ

Oh I thought they where saying they where gonna call the fight and then told Weeks that when he came over just for Weeks to get in between everybody and ask Alvarado. Which then made him look like a quitter but he is not. He was not gonna win that fight. Really the fight should of been called after the 2nd knockdown

Posted October 22, 2013 3:06 pm 


Havoc

If your opponents eat jabs like a buffet boxing skills thrown in the window. Like Provo eating it up all alvarados jab and boxing skills. Now Alvarado can’t stand the pain he gets from a charging bull. That’s the way you beat a boxer. Eat the jabs to get close.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:03 pm 


Public Enemy

Peej – Alvarados corner was saying he was ok and could continue, Weaks wanted to hear that from Alvarado and when asked directly Alvarado didn’t respond with a YES I want to continue so Weaks stopped it.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:07 pm 


srminimo

Alvarado needs a breather. He’s had a run of really tough fights leading back to Prescott, who he KO’d in the end, but really took a beating for most of that fight. Take half a year off, come back at 147 with someone that doesn’t punch like a mule kick and try to catch Provo down the road.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:44 pm 


PEEJ

Alvarado is not a boxer. He gives off the impression of running more than actually boxing. He circles the ring to much and doesn’t shoot the jab like a boxer would. He moves around the ring like Khan. That is just unnecessary movement. All it is going to do is tire him out. That is the same thing he did against Rios.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:51 am 


moonshineman

what would Mike do in a re-match?, Get faster shoes?.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:49 am 


Hidalgo

Ernie, I think Pacquiao is going to wallop Rios. But Brandon is still young and strong. He’d go to war with Provodnikov.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:35 am 


Hidalgo

“With all of the rumors of tax evasion concerning JMM..”

Sorry Joseph, I hadn’t heard about this.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:34 am 


Anonymous

Public Enema just reeks of stupid!! You might as well demand that Provo challenge Golovkin. What a stupid moron!!

Posted October 22, 2013 11:32 am 


Hidalgo

“Perhaps it was just the adrenaline and heat of the moment of such a huge fight?”

’76 Olympic Team, Max was asking Ruslan a lot of stupid questions. Like Jim Lampley, Max can be a bit of a dunce. Also, Provodnikov had probably been asked some of those same questions many times before the fight.

Boxers are generally men of few words. They do their talking with their fists. Idiots like Kellerman would do well to remember this.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:29 am 


Hidalgo

“I myself would love to see Ruslan skip divisions, pack on pounds and challenge a punching bag like K-9 Bundrage in preparation for Floyd.”

Gary and Joseph, Provodnikov has a mighty long “preparation” in store for him if he plans to fight Floyd. Ruslan may have got the stoppage, but Alvarado beat him up too. Floyd will hit Provodnikov with twice as many shots.

Provodnikov is too easy to hit. In fact, he makes himself too easy to hit. Against Bradley and Alvarado he relied on his strength, durability, toughness, and heart. His goal in both fights was to beat his opponents into submission.

Ruslan will never get this opportunity with Floyd, but in the meantime, Floyd will literally cut him to pieces, likely stopping him well before the end of the fight. It doesn’t matter if Provodnikov is packing a pair of bazookas. Floyd’s machine gun strafing will cut him down before he has a chance to launch successfully.

I’d rather see a Provodnikov/Rios matchup next. I’d take Provodnikov over Rios but he’s gonna incur a lot more damage than he did against Alvarado and the fight will be much closer. Brandon, like Ruslan, doesn’t care if he gets hit. Like Ruslan, Rios is more than happy to slug it out until he breaks the other guy’s will–or chin. And, Brandon Rios does not quit.

I’m with Ruslan–let him rest, then he’ll give an answer regarding his next fight. I don’t think he’ll be calling out Mayweather though.

Posted October 22, 2013 11:22 am 


’76 Olympic Team

My wife is Russian and said the translator did a lot of editing of Ruslan’s comments during the immediate post-fight interview with Max Kellerman. She said he said he ‘came to die in the ring’ and that he fought for his family and Russia. I thought that was cool. However, she also said he expressed a lot of bitterness, bordering on hatred, towards America. I was disappointed because I always thought he was a humble and gracious type of guy. We’ve been following his career for years and was happy to see his progress from ESPN to the big leagues. Perhaps it was just the adrenaline and heat of the moment of such a huge fight?

Posted October 22, 2013 11:11 am 


Hidalgo

BTW Joseph, will you be discussing Marquez/Bradley or Provodnikov/Alvarado tonight on your show?

Posted October 22, 2013 11:03 am 


Hidalgo

“The fighters, promoters, and trainers feel comfortable with my line of questioning..”

Yeah Joseph, I can see that. Unfortunately, fighters often feel challenged, dared, or insulted when they are interviewed after a fight–even if they are the winner.

For instance, Ruslan seemed very annoyed at the way Max Kellerman questioned him at the end of the fight. Even though Provodnikov was speaking Russian you could tell by his loud voice, his angry look, and his body language, even before his comments were translated, that he did not like one of the questions Max asked him. Ruslan angrily and loudly responded, “I told you I don’t care about the title! It’s about the fight! (I’m paraphrasing somewhat). I mean, Provodnikov was heated. Before that, Kellerman asked him a plainly stupid question: “How did you win this fight?” (again paraphrasing). Ruslan smirked, made a face like, “WTF?” then gave a short answer.

Often, fighters leave everything in the ring. So, win or lose, they don’t have a lot of energy or patience after the fight. And often, they’re in pain. Yet they know they have to make the obligatory post-fight press conference and that there’s a deluge of media representatives who want to talk to them.

Yes, you seem to have very good rapport with the boxers. I am certain that word-of-mouth is your best friend–or worst enemy–in those circles, and of course your actions and words build your reputation.

And believe me, I know you didn’t just walk in and start asking questions. You earned the opportunity to do it. But like I said before, what a great opportunity!

Posted October 22, 2013 11:03 am 


PEEJ

Alvarados corner was stopping the fight I thought but Tony Weeks asked Alvarado and he didn’t answer back. I thought I heard his corner saying we are stopping it. I thought it was bad of Weeks to ask Alvarado when his corner had already said they where stopping it.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:59 am 


Public Enemy

Now make Mickey Garcia vs Ruslan Provo.. Mickey is now a very Muscular 140lb’er thanks to the Ariza Magical Elixir. Shouldn’t be a problem for him making the 140lb weight.

Posted October 22, 2013 10:28 am 


Public Enemy

Can’t believe how Alvarados sleeze bag corner tried to throw him back into the fight knowing full well he had ZERO chance of wining and a 100% chance of being permanently damaged. Reminded me of Ortiz’s corner trying to throw him back into the fight with an obvious broken Jaw.. These corner people don’t give a fk about their fighters just keeping their Gravy Train Paychecks coming in..

Posted October 22, 2013 10:25 am 


Informer

I think Ruslan mercifully gave Mike an a way out of a rematch. At their current stages of their career, Mike does not want a rematch. Still a lot of good match-ups at this division for both fighters. Ruslan just earned the bigger payday for the next fight.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:57 am 


Public Enemy

Ancient City – I think you mean Ancient Mongolian Strength.. no Eskimos in Russia to my knowledge.

Posted October 22, 2013 9:52 am 


BUSTAJAY

I agree that Mike gave Russian this lifetime opportunity so why not extend the favor to Mike?
Now I would not expect Mike to take hhis belt back but it is the common courtesy thing to offer Mike.
Hell Bradley did the same to PAC and he just walked away from the offer. You can’t blame Timmy.

Joseph always has a great show. I missed Sunday and will be on the roads again tonight headed to FT CAMPBELL, KY.

My work tells the world 15 minutes could save you…..but I never get a free 15 minutes LMAO.

WAR RUSSIAN

Posted October 22, 2013 9:19 am 


Anonymous

let him fight the best out there simple.

Posted October 22, 2013 8:57 am 


Drew

Rematch?! If Alvarado saw Provodnikov on the other side of the street, he wouldn’t stop running until he got to the Rio Grande. The only way he fights this hard headed Siberian again is if they let him use a shotgun.

Posted October 22, 2013 8:54 am 


flash knock down

If you think Alverado wants a rematch against this guy then you know nothing about boxing. Alverado quit on his stool in this fight there will be no rematch. I have no respect for Alverado for quitting in this fight. I did have the Russian winning by the way.

Posted October 22, 2013 8:24 am 


Ancient City

Provo has ancient Eskimo strength !

Posted October 22, 2013 8:09 am 


Anonymous

I always believe that the new champ should give the man who gave him a shot, a shot at redemption,

Posted October 22, 2013 8:04 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

Joseph, Keep up the great work!

Posted October 22, 2013 5:31 am 


Boxing Barlow

If I was Alvarado’s team I’d be pushing for a rematch and expect to be able to make the adjustments to win a return. However the way that Provodnikov won means I think there will be little desire from the fans to see another fight.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:51 am 


Ray Ray

Bradley or Pacman…make it happen. Id say Garcia but it would b unlikely 2 happwn.

Posted October 22, 2013 3:06 am 


Happyboy

I agree with Herron that it is customary to grant a champion a rematch out of sheer courtesy and respect unlike this nonsense of granting title shots to BUMS like Khan cause it makes more MONEY. Thats what’s screwing up boxing as a sport, no intergrity just paper. These hype jobs like Chavez jnr, Canelo and Khan are just tools used by promoters, organisations to pull this sport further down.

Posted October 22, 2013 2:01 am 


Anonymous

Alvarado is a damage goods… No rematch if you ask me. He needs to retire for his health.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:58 am 


te tumbo

not at 140lbs. Alvarado’s ferocity was lacking. his punches lacked snap. Provodnikov lived up to his billing. i still think he’s vulnerable but Alvarado didn’t bring it and i’d have to see him do so v. another opponent once again before demanding a rematch. even though it was his tile and he sacrificed to make the weight. tough lesson and loss for Alvarado. equally great statement-W for Ruslan. he literally pounded his way to a title and despite the punishment he experienced v. Bradley and being stung and stunned a couple of times by Alvarado, Provodnikov still looks fresh. Garcia, Mathysse, Rios, Pacquiao*, and/or even Bradley and Mayweather await.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:34 am 


GaryintheBronx

Sorry Joe – The five boroughs are just a memory for me nowadays – I’m kayaking all the lakes and rivers in the Carolinas with my sweetheart lady and Boston Terriers settin’ up camp as we paddle along. These Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater Hammocks are quite comfy – never thought I’d be an expert in making Swedish torches and Chipawa Kitchens (Thank you Youtube). However, my Subaru XV is parked in Rock Hill SC so if you have any missions within say 25 miles of that fantastic municipality I’ll be pleased to do your bidding. If Mr. Arum could put together that two fight PPV and also add/televise some Andy Ruiz Jr. action (My favorite Heavyweight) it would be a global slam.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:34 am 


TARK

A Bradley-Provodnikov fight would be warranted… A Provodnikov-Alvarado fight isn’t.. The first Rio-Alvarado fight was close.. This fight was one taken over by Provodnikov and decisively dominated once Ruslan took control … The only guy in front of Provodnikov at 140 is Danny Garcia.

That fight should wait until after Danny fights Floyd.

Posted October 22, 2013 1:07 am 


Joseph Herron

With all of the rumors of tax evasion concerning JMM, I will predict that we will see a huge TOp Rank card featuring Pac vs. JMM 5 in the main, and a Bradley/Ruslan co-main.

What do you guys think?

Posted October 22, 2013 1:02 am 


Joseph Herron

Very good post, Gary!!

Good to hear from you, my friend. It’s too bad we can’t get you to cover Malignaggi/Judah for us, brother!!

I hope all is well…call me sometime, man!!

Posted October 22, 2013 1:01 am 


Farmboxer

Provodnikov beat Bradley, was cheated out of a knock down early, then left Bradley on the canvas at the end of the fight. Provodnikov deserved the win over Bradley, but Bradley can’t lose a decision, as it so appears the his referee and judges will always help him out. It’s a shame…………….

Posted October 22, 2013 12:58 am 


Ancient City

Ruslan has ancient deep down strength that comes from his older kin thousands of years ago. It came out last Saturday. You just saw a small taste of it.

Posted October 22, 2013 12:30 am 


GaryintheBronx

I have to agree with Ruslan and all of the “No Rematch” people……Mike and his team were demolished long before the stoppage call. Putting Alvarado back in the ring right away with Rios was the right thing to do but this Siberian ‘Fee-nom’ showed that he’s operating at a whole different level. Alvarado failed to make weight which he should have been able to do 4 days prior to the weigh-in as to be hydrating and masticating leading up to the match….Not running laps! His Colorado crowd may have been cheering but c’mon – he didn’t make weight days before? Provo may be from a small town where they can catch fish and start munching while it’s still thrashing but he is worldly enough to have mercy on the guy, skip an easy payday, skip a potential serious infliction of damage on Mike and say No to a rematch. Whoever Provo fights next had better watch the tapes, train away from their distractions and get tons of sleep all to have the sharp IQ to develop a matrix of alternate game-plans. Provo comes from a land where people have been strapping giant Reindeer to sleds 4500 years before Rhode Island was made a state….he’s got rugged ancestry. I myself would love to see Ruslan skip divisions, pack on pounds and challenge a punching bag like K-9 Bundrage in preparation for Floyd.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:58 pm 


Anonymous

joey herron, back in the saddle!

Posted October 21, 2013 11:55 pm 


srminimo

Mex- Remember when Mexican boxing was good? It was right before they started PED testing. Don’t worry, you still have those pyramids. And Cantinflas movies.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:50 pm 


badger

I thought alvarodo had trouble making weight? He either needs to go to 147 or lay off the pasta.

Posted October 21, 2013 11:32 pm 


Joseph Herron

If you guys notice, I almost introduced him as Ruslan Chagaev…oops. I’m glad I caught myself…that would have been embarassing in front of everyone. lol

Posted October 21, 2013 10:31 pm 


Joseph Herron

Hidalgo,

Artie is a great guy and truly cares about his fighters and the sport of boxing.

He has a great relationship with HBO and Top Rank and wants to show them the same courtesy that was shown to them.

Remember, Mike was the defending champion…he was the champion for a reason. If Mike feels that it was just a off night, then he should be given the opportunity to fight for his title once again.

That’s just fighter’s courtesy. if Mike gets the most out of his training camp and comes into a rematch in much better shape, then who knows what happens. It’s boxing…you just never know what will happen in the ring.

But Artie Pellulo showed a lot of class in his comments.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:20 pm 


Joseph Herron

Hidalgo,

I feel blessed to be able to interview warriors like Ruslan and Mike on a regular basis…but it comes with years of working my way to this point.

The fighters, promoters, and trainers feel comfortable with my line of questioning..they know they’re not going to get slammed by me and they know that I’m more knowledgeable and sympathetic with what they have to go through on a fight by fight basis.

They also know that the interview will result in an unbiased article that reports both sides of the issue. Everyone I interview appreciates the fact that I’m not judgmental in my appraoch and I let the intelligent fight fans decide.

I use my show to voice my opinions but not my writing.

Posted October 21, 2013 10:15 pm 


Pratt

No rematch, move on to Bradley or some other money maker. Congrats to Ruslan for the win.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:57 pm 


Turb0-H@mster

The only way for Alvarado to win a rematch would be to have friendly refs and run the whole fight.

WHo wants to watch that?

YOu have a beast in provodnikov, put him in with other beasts, lets see who the beastiest is rather than put him in with people who will just try to nullify him – and his excitement factor.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:53 pm 


prideofvirginiabeach

a lot of people wrong*

Posted October 21, 2013 9:51 pm 


prideofvirginiabeach

Provodnikov proved a lot of people. Personally, that whole ESPN2 fighter thing burned me as a lot good fights have been on that network. He deserves a rematch with Bradley, not Alvarado.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:50 pm 


Hidalgo

BTW, Joseph you lucky dog! Being able to talk to the fighters and trainers one on one is a great opportunity!

Posted October 21, 2013 9:33 pm 


Hidalgo

I have to question why Pellulo says he’d be happy to offer a rematch even though Ruslan doesn’t feel one is necessary. Seems to me Pellulo should be saying, “We’ll discuss it with Ruslan and see how he feels about it but right now I can’t say yes or no.”

Anyways, Ruslans face shows that Mike got a hold of him as well. And, in another interview, Ruslan said he didn’t want to talk because he was tired (after the fight) and wanted to rest. But by golly, Provodnikov is a pit bull.

Posted October 21, 2013 9:32 pm 


Mex

That’s like Juan ma asking Salido for another rematch!!! Baaaaaaaaa

Posted October 21, 2013 9:20 pm 


JpL

Alvarado knows that this is a loss that cannot be avenged.

Posted October 21, 2013 8:53 pm 


Joseph Herron

I meant to write, “for a champion to avenge is title losing effort.”

Posted October 21, 2013 7:54 pm 


Joseph Herron

Ruslan is merely stating this because it’s customary in boxing for a champion to want the opportnity to defend his title…but I don’t think Mike wants any part of Ruslan ever again.

But he is a fighter, so who knows. With a proper training camp away from Denver, CO, we could see a much more competitive bout if a rematch presents itself.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:53 pm 


PEEJ

No need for a rematch. He should move on to someone else

Posted October 21, 2013 7:45 pm 


WHAT!?!

I got news for you. There is no need for a rematch after such a dominating victory and it would be even harder for Alvarado to make weight next time. Ruslan beat Bradley on any neutral scorecard and without Bradleys home town ref helping him stay in the contest.

Posted October 21, 2013 7:38 pm 



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