Frankie was his own worst enemy Joseph but he was a boxer to his core. Leal lost by KO or TKO 4 or 5 times in his career. That’s a lot of KOs. The year before his death he had to be carried out on a stretcher and hospitalized after Gradovich starched him. From March 2012 to October 2013, he fought six times, then died after his fight with Hirales. The guy took way too much punishment. His head lost too many wars over the course of his career.
I don’t recall Bruce saying anyone egged Frankie on to continue fighting after his KO loss to Gradovich. Frankie was only 26 when he died. Who knows, maybe the only way he knew how to fight was to fight to his death. So to speak.Posted October 24, 2013 11:49 pm
I was surprised about that as well, Ted.
Bruce and I had an interesting conversation about Frankie Leal on the air, and I thought it was interesting how he blamed Frankie for his own death…saying that his decision to fight was almost suicidal.
I have to agree with him.
A lot of people will blame the industry, but our fighters decide their own fate. So many managers and promoters will try to protect the fighters from theselves, but at the end of the day, the fighters have the final say regarding their career.
What do yo guys think?Posted October 24, 2013 5:04 pm
Why is there nothing about the tragic death of Frankie Leal on this thread?Posted October 24, 2013 3:28 pm
Yeah Joseph. Austin Trout. Definitely.Posted October 24, 2013 2:17 am
Hidalgo, how about Nonito? Maybe Austin Trout?
Let me know, brother.Posted October 23, 2013 11:07 pm
“is there anyone who you would like to speak with next week?
Please let me know and I will get him on the air.”
Joseph, thanks for the offer. Let me think about that a little bit and I”ll let you know.
BTW, Paulie was speaking from the heart, wasn’t he? I really appreciated that. Also, nice segment with Bruce Trampler, and I especially enjoyed listening to Abel Sanchez’s comments.
BTW, I don’t think Quillin is that humble LOL! But I enjoy listening to him nonetheless.Posted October 23, 2013 11:00 am
Judah looked good at times against Garcia but still lost. He looked impressive knocking out Spinks and Paris . 2 different thingsPosted October 23, 2013 4:07 am
Wilder who ? Who is he ?Posted October 23, 2013 3:33 am
Farmboy has the beat. Wilder’s nuthuggers are now saying that TT, a guy who has traveled all over the world to fight absolutely everyone possible, does not deserve a fight with fraud Wilder because “Wilder will just KO him early.” This has to be the biggest joke ever. Nothing Wilder has ever done suggests this. He has fought absolutely no one. Now no one is worthy of even fighting him? What a sick joke. Can’t wait for him to be exposed and to go away. Firtha, now there is a worthy challenger to the big fraud. What a sickening joke.Posted October 23, 2013 2:20 am
I’m sorry, Hidalgo…unless I notify him, I told James not to go through the stresses of screening calls because of his condition.
I didn’t even want him doing the show, but James is a real workhorse. Please let me know if you’re in the hosts cue next time with your area code, and I will notify him to let you through.
I’m sorry, brother…to make it up to you, Hidalgo, is there anyone who you would like to speak with next week?
Please let me know and I will get him on the air.Posted October 23, 2013 2:18 am
Joseph, I tried to get through to ask a question to Paulie tonight but I was left in the “que” for the whole show.Posted October 23, 2013 1:42 am
Yup…that’s what happens a fighter and co promoter doesn’t adhere to the terms of the contractPosted October 23, 2013 12:41 am
Mosley just made 300k and cancelled tomarrow’s fight!!!Posted October 23, 2013 12:25 am
Wilder is being kept from fight a top 10 fighter, or anyone ranked at all! He doesn’t have to fight ranked fighters, only winos from the alley! Thompson wants to fight Wilder but Wilder and his corner has been keeping him away from any live body! Wilder goes back to the graveyard once again. Can Wilder punch? Against un-ranked fighters who have been knocked out time and again we will never know.Posted October 23, 2013 12:16 am
Darn, Luke…my computer was frozen and I didn’t have a chance to reboot during the show!!
I didn’t know you were on the boards…my sincere apologies, brother.
Next time, let me know you’re going to be listening in live so I can have the producer put you through to ask these guys a question or two.Posted October 22, 2013 11:27 pm
Paulie doesn’t have knockout power but he has enough pop and movement to keep guys from rushing him. Zab has let down the fans more then Paulie . Zab last good fight was against Paris and Spinks . The rest so so. Peter quillen is protectedPosted October 22, 2013 9:49 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Agree on Paulie…Posted October 22, 2013 9:28 pm
Paulie is a good commentator and if Judah doesn’t score a knockdown or 2 he will lose on points .Posted October 22, 2013 9:07 pm
LOL…Hecdog, every dog has its day in the sport of boxing!!Posted October 22, 2013 7:52 pm
I can’t wait until the day comes when someone, hopefully Judah, pounds Malignaggi into retirement from the ring and commentating. His big mouth needs to be quieted forever.Posted October 22, 2013 7:38 pm