You know, I never thought about that but it makes sense, DT. That’s horrible, Boxing is really good right now and should be promoted that way…you know, I rarely straight editorials but I think you just gave me the idea for my next article. Thanks, brother!!Posted September 26, 2012 6:38 pm
J.H.–First let me say that I am not talking about you. I visit a lot of different web sites, and some of these so called writers are what I call chain-pullers. They write simply to get hits, their articles are an insult to the brave men that climb through those ropes and to the sport of boxing. It seems that their sole purpose is to anger people into commenting on what they have written. I ask you what real boxing writer wants to read about how little he knows about boxing, and be told he needs to cover golf or horseshoes. I said that a lot nicer than a lot of the fans.Posted September 26, 2012 5:18 pm
What T-Bag said about 3-G. He’s mostly hype and is short on hand & foot speed. A red herring if ever there was one.Posted September 26, 2012 4:20 pm
I apologize, DT…I just read my post again and it reads a bit like me lashing out at you…it wasn’t my intention and I sincerely apologize. But judging has always been subjective and inconclusive. This is nothing new.
Also throughout the history of the sport, promoters have always shown certain fighters favoritism while other deserving fighters get snubbed. Promoters have always had feuds with rival promoters as well…this is nothing new and is something that was never important enough to detour fans from the sport.
I don’t understand why today’s fight fans and sports writers complain when we have great fights happening…Dawson vs. Ward, Chavez vs. martinez, Cotto vs. Mayweather, Pacquiao vs. Bradley, Garcia vs. Salido, Froch vs. Bute, Donaire vs. Nishioka, Rios vs. Alvarado…dude, I don’t see where the problem is.Posted September 26, 2012 2:27 pm
I don’t see where saying that I would like to see the best fighters in each weight class matched against one another is in any way calling the sport a joke. Having an Undisputed Champion in each weight class would only help the popularity of boxing. Some of the fights might not make anybody rich, but the fights that this would lead into truly would.Posted September 26, 2012 1:03 pm
Boxing will never get back the aura of something special to the casual sports fan until the mainstream media start portraying it as such and the supposed die-hard fans of the sport, like yourself, quit complaining about it and pointing out everything you feel ls wrong with boxing.
Like politics, the public sentiment is curbed by the commentators, the media covering the events, and it’s fans. Look at all of the great events we’ve had this year. Look at all of the great events that are still to come in 2012. But apparently that’s not good enough for a lot of fans.
Boxing has some of the worst fans in the world. All they do is complain about how the sport isn’t what it used to be…you know, it never will be what it used to be until fight fans start focusing on the sport’s positive attributes. For some strange reason, boxing fans today think it’s a more enlightened way of thinking too crap all over fighters, the promoters, and the events.
Stop it!! Being negative about something is never going to improve any situation in all walks of life!! That includes the sport of boxing. Maybe when Don King was shoving John Ruiz down our throats every three months, maybe fans had something to complain about. But look at all of the great fighters and events have taken place this year. Look at this month alone. How about instead of complaining about it, you try promoting one of the future stars of the sport in Mr. Edwin Rodriguez who is fighting this Saturday.
Try watching with a neighbor and point out what they should be focusing on…teach a friend how to keep score and what judges look for…because most casual fans are clueless…they simply regurgitate what the commentators tell them.
Educate the casual sports fan and I guarantee, the mainstream sports fan will begin to tune in again.
As a boxing journalist, I am sick to death of the cynical journalists who crap on the sport as well. When anyone listens to my show, they will never hear me portray any fighter in a negative light. It doesn’t help. Just read half of the negative crap that gets published on these websites…and we’re supposed to be boxing’s biggest supporters. The sport isn’t a joke…the people who are portraying the sport are!!Posted September 26, 2012 10:40 am
Joseph Herron–Your right about boxing becoming a business because It damn sure isn’t the sport it used to be. Sure they manage to pull in some big numbers on the PPV and announce afterwards that the sport is well and good. IMO this isn’t going to last forever, the public can only be fooled so many times. I know people that have been fans of the sport for years that no longer even keep up with sport any longer. This is truly sad to me, many people have just gotten tired of all of the bad judging, and poor matchmaking. I would love to see the return of the best fighters in each weight class facing each other. Boxing needs to return to the days when we had “UNDISPUTED CHAMPION OF THE WORLD” in each weight class. If the promoters and ABC organizations can ever overcome their GREED this can be done and the sport of boxing will indeed be well and good. This would also set-up the big money fights that the promoters crave.Posted September 26, 2012 7:31 am
Andy Lee v Matthew Macklin at MSG on St Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2013) live on HBO and SKY TV is a great fight. Both fighters are promoted by Lou Di Bella. Winner goes on and fights Daniel Geale on his debut in the US June 2013. Get the fight made Mr DiBella.Posted September 25, 2012 4:48 pm
That is a great fight that just might ruin both fighters. Both men are warriors who can punch. Both men are throw back fighters who genuinely love to fight. Even when they’re between fights, Lee and Macklin love to fight.Posted September 25, 2012 1:40 pm
:arrow: Lee V Macklin in MSG St Patrickds cat = potential FOTY candidatePosted September 25, 2012 9:55 am
Macklin just might beat GGG. GGG hasn’t faced one decent opponenet yet. As of right now he’s a 2nd rate Bute but at least Bute was destroying B level fighters, GGG still hasn’t beaten one B guy. You know what happened when guys spend too long beating on tomato cans- they’re in for a shock when they face their first ddecent opponent. It’s happened time and time again and this GGG fella being 30 already and struggling at times witha shot blown up JMW in Ouma tells me he might not be worth the hype he’s gotten lately. I wouldn’t be confident picking him over Macklin or any other top 10 MW that has a chin.Posted September 25, 2012 8:59 am
The middleweight division looks to be at it’s best since the Hagler era. S.G.Martinez looks to be #1, but the rest of the talent is pretty outstanding as well. Geale, Golovkin, Pirog, Quillin, N’Jikam, B.F.Goday + J.C.Chavez Jr are all in the hunt, while the UK still has the hope of Murray, Macklin & Barker(when 100% fit). The future also looks strong @ 160Lb with B.J.Saunders & G.R.Sanchez both under 24. A super 6 could work out well, with the loser of N’Jikam/Quillen & the beaten J.C.C Jr dipping out. Lastly I can see Sturm moving up to 168Lb to take on Arthur Abraham.Posted September 25, 2012 8:15 am
In the USA no one knows who Geale,Sturm or N’Jakam: well that’s there tough luck. They need to realize there is a World outside of the good old USofA. Ignorance is no excuse!Posted September 25, 2012 7:57 am
So did Pacman!Posted September 25, 2012 7:39 am
What the hell is wrong with Macklin? Does he have brain damage from too much boxing or what? The kid is crazy and deluded if he thinks he had a close fight with Martinez. Mack, listen son. You got KO’d pal! How the fook is that close?
Adrian, Lou DiBella realizes that his man is long in the tooth. He only has realistically a couple more good years because of the way he fights. Big Lou wants the big money now. So if 3G wants a big fight with Sergio, he’s will have to do what Sergio did and start picking on the other avoided fighters in boxing. The fight that transformed an obscured Sergio Martinez into a P4P fighter and a superstar over night was his second fight with Paul Williams. Before that, only die-hards were familiar with him.
Also, Martinez didn’t fight Zbik. Chavez Jr. did…if you remember correctly, Sergio turned that fight down and relinquished his title to avoid taking on Zbik. Sergio picked on the fighters that no one else wanted to fight…Sergei Dzinziruk and Paul Williams. GGG will have to do the same because he is a very avoided fighter at this time.
K2 will try to get a fight for Golovkin with either Sturm, Macklin, or Geale. More than likely, he’ll get Macklin. Golden Boy doesn’t want to pit Quillin with him just yet, Top Rank won’t put Chavez any where near him, I don’t think Gary Shaw wants Geale to lose his belts just yet, and unfortunately Sergio wants bigger money fights.
3G might have to travel down or up for a reasonable fight on HBO. Otherwise he’ll keep on fighting guys like Proksa, who is a good fighter. But, he’s not a marquee name in the states.
Boxing is a business and big match-ups have to be cultivated. 3G simply has to wait in line.Posted September 25, 2012 5:00 am
I’ve just heard that Martin Murray’s turned down a fight for the EBU title. Surey Mack should push for #1 status. Also it’s apparent that Murray will relinquish the British title, so maybe a dust up with B.J.Saunders could be on the cards for that one.Posted September 25, 2012 2:44 am
I understand that brother and i realize about the “big money”fights but he is right now a much biger name let’s say than Sebastian zbik that Martinez fought and a lot of boxing fans knows him already so even if he fights Gaele or strum he still will be unknown in here to average boxing fans just like Gaele is after beating sturm, so I am just saying that writers and boxing fans should ask about seeing 3G fighting Martinez because if not now than when??Posted September 25, 2012 2:15 am
In due time, brother…Triple G isn’t even the WBA Champion technically…Geale is…Golovkin is the regular WBA title holder. Every writer, including myself, has been clamoring for one of the top fighters in the division to face Gennady. The promoters know that you have to cultivate the brand before you stage a huge event. If K2 puts 3G on HBO 2 more times before a big fight with another title holder, it will be a much bigger event and generate more money. Every good promoter knows this…you will see Gennady more than likely fight someone who is already a big commodity overseas where 3G is already a name. Macklin, Sturm, or Geale in Australia maybe. In the uS, no one knows who Geale, Sturm, or N’Jakam is.Posted September 25, 2012 1:27 am
This is what’s wrong with boxing today … He said his fighter is ready “even” for golovkin? So everyone knows 3G is high class fighter but fans and boxing writers never ask for a fight with Martinez ? But they write his Chavez deserve a remeatch ?? I ask ,why???? Why would you ask for a rematch when we saw what happen and we don’t ask the fight with 3G who everyone knows and admits he is the best???Posted September 25, 2012 12:08 am
I like Macklin but I think he’ll have to get back in line.
How about Macklin against GGG, MACKLIN doesn’t make it past the 5 round.Posted September 24, 2012 9:27 pm
Macklin vs. Geale on HBO make it happen !!!Posted September 24, 2012 9:18 pm
Buddy is a very underrated trainer…yes, he was a better fighter than he is a trainer, but he’s actually very proficient at teaching fighters who are set in their ways new wrinkles in their fight game. That’s why Macklin decided to go with Buddy. For example, look at the masterful job he did with Arturo Gatti in teaching him how to box and work behind the jab more. It added years to Gatti’s career. This is exactly what he’s doing with Macklin.Posted September 24, 2012 8:49 pm
Too bad Mack’s in a division so stacked with talent, even the IBO champ’s a level above.Posted September 24, 2012 8:36 pm
This was a very nice win for Macklin in great fashion and yes Alcine was no way suppose to get blown out this way by any middleweight.Macklin looks very good and in top form and gave Sergio a much tougher fight then Chavez jr. and I dont care if Jr. had one good round in the end.Macklin was giving Sergio a good fight round by round skill for skill…unlike what Crapvez jr. was doing. And Im not crazy about McGirt as a trainer but maybe Macklin will do good with him so far its been okay.But Macklin has good boxing skills and McGirt likes that all out war toe to toe stuff which Macklin is also good at.But if Macklin starts to much with that toe to toe stuff and starts to take punishment I hope he then walks away and gets a differnt trainer.Posted September 24, 2012 8:17 pm
I’m just really glad that a tough Irish fighter is finally getting some well deserved exposure in the states. There’s a lot to like about Macklin. Now that McGirt is teaching him some defense, we should see “Mack the Knife” for many more years to come!! :grin:Posted September 24, 2012 8:14 pm
I said before that he should have walked into that fight against Maravilla with the WBA strap, but he’ll have his day before he’s done.Posted September 24, 2012 7:59 pm
I truly respect the words of Buddy Mcgirt and can’t wait to see Macklin again.Posted September 24, 2012 7:18 pm
Quillin has to get past N’Jakam on October 20th first. But you’re right…Macklin vs. Quillin would be lights out!Posted September 24, 2012 6:58 pm
Macklin vs. Quillan would be a great undercard for the Cotto fight at the Garden on Dec. 1st.Posted September 24, 2012 6:57 pm
The truth is Matthew Macklin is a much improved fighter over the last few years, give Strum a terrific fight, some say he got robbed in Germany. But the night he fought Martinez, in the early part of the fight he showed some good boxing skills, but when Martinez stepped on the gas Buddy had to throw in the towel to save Macklin getting hurt. (Which was the right thing to do for his fighter) But for Macklin to want a rematch with Martinez is crazy after a round 1 ko win over Alcine- who did n’t turn up for the fight and was warned by the ref for turning his back. Mack the Knife needs a more credible win under his belt before calling for a world title fight. What about Quillin,Barker, Murray or Lee? All good opponents.Posted September 24, 2012 6:06 pm
Wladimir Klitschko and Lennox Lewis did. :smile:Posted September 24, 2012 5:25 pm
it’s a good comeback win, but we have to keep in mind that Alcine was KO’ed in 1 round by Angulo too…….Posted September 24, 2012 5:17 pm
flash knock down
Buddy McGirt is a joke and so is his fighter.Hey dumb ass you don’t get better after getting knocked out.Posted September 24, 2012 5:05 pm
Borincano, Alcine got the fight opportunity after he upset David Lemieux in December of last year. Jo Alcine had already had two fights at 160 prior to his fight with Macklin.Posted September 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Yes it did Buddy take Mathew to another level, he just fought a guy at a lower level.Posted September 24, 2012 4:27 pm
Wasn’t Alcine a JMW? So you beat up a boxer one weight under you and your back on top?Posted September 24, 2012 4:03 pm