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luthando

wow am stil at school but i want to join am 18 yaer old my numbr 0611901396 i live in daveyton

Posted February 28, 2014 7:21 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Get off that Maidana-Broner thing. If there was something illegal it would’ve shown up in the post-fight drug tests. What happened to Texas’ investigation? They STFU as soon as they announced it because it was nothing.

Posted February 28, 2014 6:17 pm 


PEEJ

Yeah I agree, nothing has come out about Maidana so really can’t consider him a cheat till something comes out. I really didn’t see much in that video. Apparently nobody else did and he will be doing random testing.

Posted February 28, 2014 11:19 am 


Hidalg0

“Maidana’s on peds watch end of rd 11 of Maidana vs Broner and watch Alex Ariza in the corner”

Really, then why has the fight with Mayweather been made? How come no action has been taken against Maidana? How come we have read I the news–like here on ESB–that Maidana tested positive for PEDs after his fight with Broner? How come we haven’t heard anymore about that issue?

Bottom line is the video didn’t show enough to prove anything.

Posted February 28, 2014 9:07 am 


Auzbox

Manny know how to win titles in all divisions and is the fighter of the decade. Give it a rest, until they return dirty urine or blood test beat it

Posted February 28, 2014 6:19 am 


MANNY KNOWS PEDS

Maidana’s on peds watch end of rd 11 of Maidana vs Broner and watch Alex Ariza in the corner

Posted February 28, 2014 4:08 am 


xylocaine

W A R D IS A BUM, btw does he even fight.

Posted February 28, 2014 12:00 am 


Time

how much does Ward and the others think their fights should be worth?

How about you?

Posted February 27, 2014 7:15 pm 


Time

Sugar Ray Robinson was before Floyd. He was even said to have threatened to pull out of a fight close to it just to get a pay raise. If you want to say Floyd reinforces that, OK.

Babe Ruth was a paid a King’s Treasure in his era in a time when baseball players had to work “real” jobs after the season. He knew what he was worth and what he could get based on what the fans were willing to pay to see him play. That’s Power. but he also knew that the Power ultimately was with the Paying Costumer.

The Alphas know what they are worth and know how to get it. The problem is you have to many pretenders. Sure, they may have talent to but what are they bringing to the table that makes them stand out?

The others can’t look at Floyd and look at themselves as the same because 99% of them don’t have his talent inside and outside the ring.

Let’s not talk about risk. Sure, boxers are in a risky “sport” but there are many that are in risky jobs that don’t get nearly the salary some of these guys who don’t even make Mayweather money get.

But if you can get it, Yes, Absolutely take it. But don’t complain if you are sitting on the sideline. You’ll eventually fade and be forgotten.

Posted February 27, 2014 7:12 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Nevada State Athletic Commission banned testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) from combat sports on Thursday. The ruling, which passed by a unanimous vote, eliminates future applications for a therapeutic use exemption for TRT. This means roids ragers like Lamont PEDerson can no longer use that BS excuse for juicing up.

Posted February 27, 2014 7:12 pm 


Joseph Herron

Time: “Or both fighters can take what HBO gives them, put on a great show, and the winner, maybe even the loser, if it is a great fight, catapults himself into stardom.

You have to take chances even if it means less money short-term. If you believe in your skills that much, it will pay in the end.

The problem today with many fighters is that they want to jump ahead of the line and get big boy money without being able to back it up with numbers. Numbers you have to go out and get by fighting good fighters and putting on a great show.”

You have Floyd Mayweather to thank for that part of the business. Floyd has driven the price way up for every “risky” match-up, and allowed the best fighters in the sport realize that they have the ultimate power in boxing.

Fighters have finally realized that they don’t have to fight at the demand of the promoter or even the fans, if the money isn’t there…and no one is going to say they don’t deserve that privilege for the kind of punishment they take in the ring…especially after what just happened in November of last year to poor Mago.

If the risk is there, the fighters will demand that the money will be there too…no one is prepared to argue otherwise.

Posted February 27, 2014 7:01 pm 


Time

I’m not saying they should take paycuts. What I am saying is that they sometimes have to take what their “deserving” of at that point in time based on their numbers and the budget. but some guys who made 2 million max a fight suddenly want Big Boy PPV money that they can’t back up with their own numbers.

You are only worth what you can bring in.

Posted February 27, 2014 6:56 pm 


Time

You don’t even have to resign with HBO. They could have waited for their contracts to come to a close and sold their fight to the highest bidder. And maybe it’s not the over-inflated ego money you think you deserve but you take it and do what I said others have done: WIN, and win big.

The only other option is to be a Mike Tyson and be the complete package. And if you are not him, and your style is somewhat fatiguing to the casual fan, become FLOYD MAYWEATHER and create a new character. Promote your self as a brand.

Posted February 27, 2014 6:53 pm 


Time

Joseph Herron

Or both fighters can take what HBO gives them, put on a great show, and the winner, maybe even the loser, if it is a great fight, catapults himself into stardom.

You have to take chances even if it means less money short-term. If you believe in your skills that much, it will pay in the end.

The problem today with many fighters is that they want to jump ahead of the line and get big boy money without being able to back it up with numbers. Numbers you have to go out and get by fighting good fighters and putting on a great show.

Posted February 27, 2014 6:50 pm 


MANNY KNOWS PEDS

end of 11 round of Maidana vs Broner watch Maidan’s cornerman Alex Ariza put something onto a paper and Maidana inhale it!!!!

Posted February 27, 2014 6:39 pm 


MANNY KNOWS PEDS

end of 11 round watch Maidan’s cornerman Alex Ariza put something onto a paper and Maidana inhale it!!!!

Posted February 27, 2014 6:39 pm 


Martin

Wee corrections (for intelligibility):

…Ward’s redoubtable superiority in the Super Middleweight division…

Apart from the 1983 Chavez-Haugen fight at the Azteca Stadium, it would be the biggest fight ever…

(I work as a writer and editor, so can’t help but correct my own mistakes, but I realise I should correct them *before* I post!)

Posted February 27, 2014 2:30 pm 


Time

If Ward is happy with where he is at with his level of Fame and Fortune, good for him. You don’t have to be a Superstar and make Superstar money to be happy I guess. However, if he wants to talk about legacy, he has to move up and beat the LH Champion(s).

Posted February 27, 2014 2:06 pm 


Time

Fight Aficionado

Agree, there is nobody left at 168 to challenge him; time to move up.

As far as building him up, come on, he is 30 years old already and doesn’t have a fan pleasing style or persona. Big Fights is all he has left to build his “Brand.”

All this talk about “it takes time” is nonsense and you can’t rely on your promoter to do the full workload. At some point, you have to do your job either with changing your style to become more fan friendly and/or get out there and make yourself known by being liked or hated. Either way, sell sell sell is the game.

Floyd took over his career and now look at him.

Tyson had great management early on but still, he did his part to fight in a style and manner in which he knew was going to get him attention and he had that persona to go with it. Sure, Cus helped but Tyson himself said he took it upon himself to even show Cus he could take it to the next level.

Posted February 27, 2014 2:04 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“My bet is that if boxing fans could see Ward in any fight, it would be against Kovalev. Everyone agrees that Ward is the best at 168.” – Agreed Martin. There’s no challenges left at 168 which is a fusion weight division anyhow. 175 has Stevenson and Kovalev and Bhop, all big fights. Of the three I think Kovalev is the only one who would actually beat Ward, but that’s a coin flip. PS: Tried 3 times to post once ESB GTFO.

Posted February 27, 2014 1:46 pm 


Anonymous

That said, Ward should have move up if he wants better fights.

GGG fans think he can fight Ward but that isn’t happening because GGG’s people are keeping him at 160.

Time for Ward to move up if he is that great.

Posted February 27, 2014 12:26 pm 


Anonymous

I’m talking about by the time the fight happens.

Amateurs, you are what you are unless you are really trying to drain yourself which isn’t going to work as a pro when you have to go 10+ rounds.

Posted February 27, 2014 12:23 pm 


Anonymous

Fight Aficionado

Fighters fight in a lower weight class than their amateur career sometimes because of the difference in making weight. SMW are coming in at 175+ while LH are coming in at 185+ so basically, those that fought in the amateurs in a division above start out a division below. Happens all the time.

Posted February 27, 2014 12:23 pm 


Martin

And

“lots of us have here at ESB have”

should have read

“lots of us here at ESB have”

Posted February 27, 2014 10:08 am 


Martin

Sorry, correction: I meant to say:

Also, unlike (say) Froch, who walks around at only about 173, Ward is a natural *Light Heavyweight* who walks around at about 190+ (he said he had to lose 20-30 lbs for his last fight).

Posted February 27, 2014 10:06 am 


Martin

@Fight Aficionado
@Joseph

Yes, I hope that Joseph asks Virgil about this when he appears on the show. My bet is that if boxing fans could see Ward in any fight, it would be against Kovalev. Everyone agrees that Ward is the best at 168. He has well and truly cleaned out the division and proven his superiority at Super Middleweight, so why stick around there? He says he wants big challenges, so the obvious thing to do now would be to move back up to Light Heavyweight.

So Joseph, if you’re reading this, I’d be grateful if you’d take note: lots of us have here at ESB have talked about Ward moving up, and are agreed that Ward-Kovalev and Ward/Stevenson are by far the best and biggest fights that can be made involving Ward. For that reason, I think it would be great if you could ask him about this. He may say that “Ward is not ready to move up to 175 for at least another year or two” (as he did in a recent interview), but then Ward won the United States Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion in 2003 and the Light Heavyweight gold at the 2004 Olympics. Since everyone agrees that there are no real challenges left for Ward at 168, what’s preventing him from moving back up to Light Heavyweight? As Fight Aficionado says, it’s only 7lb, so why would Ward not want to be a two-weight world champion? Also, unlike (say) Froch, who walks around at only about 173, Ward is a natural Super Middleweight who walks around at about 190+ (he said he had to lose 20-30 lbs for his last fight). Aren’t these all good reasons for him to consider moving up in the near future?

Anyway, I think a lot of people would be interested in having this question put to Virgil, and it would make a great follow-up article for ESB, generating lots of discussion.

Posted February 27, 2014 10:01 am 


Fight Aficionado

Obv that was a typo, meant 168 lbs.

Posted February 27, 2014 4:09 am 


Fight Aficionado

“Virgil recently said that Ward “isn’t ready” to move up to 175, yet Ward fought at 175 as an amateur, and won lots of medals (not just the Olympics) at 175. So: not ready? Really? What’s to keep him at 168, when he’s already cleaned out the division?” – Martin is exactly correct. 169 was once deep but Ward beat everyone already. It’s only 7 more lbs to the hot light heavyweight division, where Ward won Olympic gold many years ago. Why wait any longer?

Posted February 27, 2014 4:08 am 


Fight Aficionado

“My favorite game of all time has got to be Toss Floyd’s Salad 2011 on the PS3. No one’s beating me at that.” – LMAO.

Posted February 27, 2014 4:02 am 


Fight Aficionado

Earlier this month I saw pics of Khan, Ward and Berto training in Hayward, a city near Oakland where Virgil Hunter has a second gym. Is Hunter training all three of them now?

Posted February 27, 2014 3:59 am 


The Great Cornholio

That’s a great pic of Khan having “dealt” with Maidana. Khan should fight Porter, rematch Paulie or Broner.

Posted February 27, 2014 1:49 am 


Fraud May

:”Xylocaine
Will Maidana win more than a single round?
Posted February 26, 2014 11:33 pm:”
_______________________________________

Maybe if he knocks out the ref and pours acid into Mayweather’s eyes otherwise, I doubt it. Mayweather will cruise to a WIDE UD. next….

Posted February 26, 2014 11:52 pm 


Xylocaine

Will Maidana win more than a single round?

Posted February 26, 2014 11:33 pm 


mansworld

Who care Maidana is in Kahn is out next. Maybe Kahn and Broner can fight on the undercard to make it more interesting.

Posted February 26, 2014 10:40 pm 


HHLondon

Article,

Maidana chased Khan for close to 18months and only relented when Maidana’s management threatened legal action.

Get the facts straight.

Posted February 26, 2014 9:55 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Never more

Posted February 26, 2014 9:35 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn aka The New Edgar Allen Poe

Joseph Herron

LOL…I see the self proclaimed “Raven” (Gonzo) is spanking everyone on this site once again…LOL

Posted February 11, 2014 1:28 am

spartacus65

Goodevening. Gonzo the dragon born/ Edgar Allen Poe, sir I have to say you are one gutsy bloke. Your posts are definitely like how should I say? A virtual whirlwind of creativity! Like watching a cross between Pacquiao and Aaron Pryor. There is a method to the madness there for certain. Must admit I do enjoy them if for nothing more than the humor laced with some thought provoking view points. Peace and strength and a hearty cheers to you soldier.

Posted February 11, 2014 12:55 am

BEARS

everyone know your number one gonzo i dont think any sane mind disputes that fact.

Posted February 10, 2014 10:21 pm

BEARS

WOW!!! what a post GONZO!!! well said!!! well said!!! look out gonzo can wow a dude with his posts. hands down best post on this thread! THIS GUY gonzo is not number for no reason son.

Posted February 10, 2014 10:08 pm

Mayweather86

Gonzo is by far one if the most entertaining posters on here get a sense of humor and enjoy life a little.

Posted February 1, 2014 9:48 pm

BEARS

gonzo! thats my guy right there! number one poster on east side. better hope he forgives your boxing knowledge sins

Posted September 3, 2013 8:30 pm

Joseph Herron

Vivic’s vernacular, Gonzo’s gags, and old Yank’s yarns are part of what makes ESB the great boxing site going.

Posted August 31, 2013 2:12 pm

It’s Me, Ernie

Another fine example why Brother Gonzo is at Tier One…

Posted September 2, 2013 12:26 pm

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Brother Gonzo. With that uniquely creative imagination and those wordsmithing skills you could write dark, macabre, action-adventure/horror-thrillers for a living. You could be the next Edgar Allen Poe and not even realize it.
– Posted August 21, 2013 3:34 pm

Turbo-H@mster

You have made a mistake now boy.

You don`t have to worry about who Gonzo is, you need to worry about what he is. He is a force of n@ture. He has f-c-u-k-d a hurric@ne. When he was born, even his d@ddy called him d@ddy.

Imagine if you will a Tsun@mi, but rather than being made of water, it is comprised of pure Ande@n Cond0r mixed with l@shings of Clint E@stwood circa 1964, Fistful of Doll@rs er@.

Now imagine that Tsun@mi g@thering it`s force up on Tier one, which I can tell you extends upwards of 22,000 feet, and is a place where ordin@ry humans would require Oxygen m@sks, so as I say imagine it g@thering it`s force, growing and growing, lightening flicker!ng, the smell of ozone in the air and word-pairings, and syll@bals clash together.
Then there is a creak as the Golden doors of tier one are pulled open by Tera P@trick and Scarlett Joh@nnson wearing nothing but smiles, and a hungry look for e@ch other.

You have a moments silence where you have the ins@ne hope that nothing will happen.

But then, suddenly there it is.

A million cubic tons of Vulture E@stwood Dragonborn fury pouring from the sky, slicing it`s way towards your very soul.

At the tip of this Tsnum@i you`ll see a sneer!ng pair of lips form, which as they grow closer draw back to reveal a set of kn@shers intent on dam@ge.

Realising your error you back away, head twisting, seek!ng an esc@pe.

You tr!p and fall onto your back and cover your eyes.

But this can do nothing to stop the be@st you have unleashed from settling it`s jaws upon your most pr!zed possess!ons and r!pping them out root and stem with a crunching twist.

That my friend is Gonzo.

If you feel this is an ex@ggeration then b@re this in mind. Do you know Keyzer Soze? Of course you do, everyone has heard of him. What most people do not know however is that Keyzer once borrowed Gonzo’s Ferr@ri 250 GT, and returned it without filling the t@nk.

This is why Gonzo now possesses a mousem@t made from Keyzers scr-0-tum.

Posted February 26, 2014 7:40 pm 


PEEJ

My favorite game of all time has got to be Toss Floyd’s Salad 2011 on the PS3. No one’s beating me at that.

Posted February 26, 2014 6:48 pm 


Fraud May

If Devon Alexander beat Maidana then Mayweather will win by an easy and WIDE UD. Not even close.

Posted February 26, 2014 6:35 pm 


PEEJ

There was one before knockout kings, was on the super nintendo but it had all the old schools like Ali, Leonard, Duran, Marciano. Just can’t remember what it is called.

Posted February 26, 2014 4:34 pm 


Anonymous

Oscar De La Hoya left Bob Arum, my son left Bob Arum. These were the biggest fighters in the world at the time they left Bob Arum, and they are some of the biggest fighters still today,” Floyd Sr. said when asked about giving advice to Pacquiao.

“I think if Pacquiao had any sense, I think he would jump on the same wagon and get rolling,” he added.

Pacquiao is the top fighter of Arum’s Top Rank Promotions, and this has long been a contentious issue that has blocked a potential mega-fight with Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Sr. said it would serve Pacquiao well to sever all ties with Arum and instead accept a fight with his son, on the condition that it will be Floyd Jr. who will be setting all the terms of the fight.

“Floyd is calling the shots, it’s simple,” the trainer said. “That way right there, everything will be taken care of.”

“With Little Floyd being the king of everything, Pacquiao is gonna take that test, and then Pacquiao is gonna have to settle for what Floyd wants him to have, simple,” he added.

Posted February 26, 2014 4:20 pm 


REM

Yeah me too I go all the way back to Knockout Kings. I agree more could be done but overall I thought they did a good job with Fight Night Champion. I loved it and played it so much i went through 3 copies lol. With the way they’ve improved the graphics and physics engine for PS 4 I expect the next Fight Night to be insane.

Posted February 26, 2014 3:48 pm 


PEEJ

Yeah, I buy all the fight nights, man they need to step it up some. There is so much more they could do to make fight night better. Was upset that they have gone what 2 years with out a new one.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:53 pm 


PEEJ

Ok. I borrowed need for speed and that game is tight.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:52 pm 


REM

Foaming out the mouth for the next fight night lol. EA is focusing on UFC which im happy about but damn its been to long since the last fight night which I was addicted to.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:50 pm 


REM

Yeah I play Ghost also. I suck but I still love it. Outside of that I play 2k.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:45 pm 


PEEJ

If Maidana was to rematch Khan or Alexander then Maidana would win. Maidana has improved. Will he beat Floyd nope, too slow. But doesn’t change the fact that he is the 2nd most deserving fighter to get the fight behind Bradley

Posted February 26, 2014 2:34 pm 


anonymous

…and so the hype begins. Every Mayweather opponent is virtually unbeatable right? All to make Floyd look amazing when he wins another UD. Nice cover photo but let’s not forget who won that fight. Besides, if the question you’re asking is “Can superior boxing skill beat the raw power of Marcos Maidana?” then you already have your answer; Devon Alexander in 2010. Maybe Floyd’s fanboys will go for this, real boxing fans won’t.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:18 pm 


doggie

F’ing boinf fightfest! Wtf are people talking about\ chino’s one dimensional___ I might watch to free online out of morbid curiosity … But i no way I’ll drop 70 bucks of my hard earned money on this crap..

Posted February 26, 2014 2:01 pm 


PEEJ

Will do, what game you play? I pretty much am on COD. Apparently I have lost the touch I once had. Been getting schooled on there.

Posted February 26, 2014 2:01 pm 


REM

Lol Peej I pretty much knew that. Thats what we’d do around the way thats why I say your your one black White man its a hood thing well I guess its universal lol. If your on PS 4 my gamertag is RATED_REM feel free to send a friend request.

Posted February 26, 2014 1:24 pm 


PEEJ

REM my name is PJ, just everyone combines the two letters and calls me PEEJ and that is just how I spell. My PS gamer tag also. Well with numbers at the end of course since it was already used

Posted February 26, 2014 1:11 pm 


REM

Anonymous you must blind everyone can see Floyds a White boy lmao.

Posted February 26, 2014 1:04 pm 


Anonymous

understand that white man a black man is the face of boxing

Posted February 26, 2014 12:51 pm 


Martin

Okay Joseph, it was just thought. I still don’t think it’s a good picture to use, but I’m sure you’re right about the reason Virgil didn’t make it.

Anyway, great show: I will tune in again at some point.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:44 pm 


REM

One black White man ….

Posted February 26, 2014 12:42 pm 


REM

Peej I gotta say bro your the one black White man lol. I say that because the name Peej is a name we’d use for a brother around the way. Its a good thing though I personally like to see cultures meshing it means we’re going in the right direction. Nothing wrong with your taste in fighters I wish all of the Nationalism would die out. Up here in N.Y alot of us aren’t like that because we’re surrounded by so many different cultures. When looked at objectively all cultures have great things about them. The biggest deal breaker in Nationalism is the honies for me i love them all lol.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:41 pm 


Joseph Herron

You did fine last night…it’s much more difficult being live on the air than it seems.

Love the Foghorn reference!!

Posted February 26, 2014 11:50 am 


Joseph Herron

Martin: “it seems to me that you might have had a better chance of getting Virgil to speak to if you hadn’t used that picture, which gives the impression that Khan was battered to a pulp by Maidana.”

Mr. Hunter is a friend, so when he or his wife, Millicent, states that it is a matter of scheduling…it’s a matter of scheduling. The drawbacks of conducting a live show, right? Everyone who comes on the program regularly knows that we are respectful about everything we discuss on the program.

So Virgil will be on the show once again, more than likely the Tuesday after March 8th. I”ll ask him about next week, but he will more than likely say no because of their media schedule the week of the fight.

Posted February 26, 2014 11:44 am 


PEEJ

Man agreed. I just don’t see what is up with bringing race in to this. I am a white guy and I could care less what color, race or origin of the boxer is. Ridiculous.

Posted February 26, 2014 11:34 am 


Hidalg0

“floyd a black man is the face of boxing understand that white man”

Anonymous, I don’t know who you think you’re riling with your racially-fired comments, but I don’t think much anyone cares. And as I’ve said many times before, you’re probably just a white guy anyways.

Posted February 26, 2014 11:22 am 


Hidalg0

Good morning Joseph! I woke up this morning thinking about our middleweight conversation last night. LOL, when you asked me about the middleweight scene I though you were referring to the Boxcino event and you were seeking a response along the same lines that I gave you for the lightweights, and that’s why I gave the response that I did. This morning I had a revelation: “Oh. He wanted to discuss the upcoming middleweight fights!”

LMAO! Pay, ah say, pay attention boy!

Posted February 26, 2014 11:21 am 


Anonymous

floyd a black man is the face of boxing understand that white man

Posted February 26, 2014 11:04 am 


Martin

Sorry garbled a sentence there:

“but you can do at the end of the day”

should have read:

but at the end of the day

Posted February 26, 2014 10:03 am 


Martin

@Joseph

I think I was too tired to listen carefully to what you said last night. I agree with you that Chavez Jr is underrated by a lot of people, and is capable of fighting on the inside in a similar way to Chavez Sr. These are good points, and you made them well.

However, what I thought you were saying was that Jr has the potential to be an ATG like his father. That’s what I disagree with. One can always speculate about how much better a fighter might have been if he’d been more focused, or hungrier, or had kept in better shape or whatever, but you can do at the end of the day all we have is a fighter’s record and what we’ve seen in the ring. Admittedly, I haven’t seen as much of Chavez Jr as you, so am not so well qualified to comment. However, I think you must agree that so far he hasn’t done enough to merit HOF status, never mind the accolade of ATG. Time will tell, I suppose, but I will certainly take your advice and watch on Saturday, bearing in mind what you have said about how dangerous he is on the inside etc.

On a different topic, it seems to me that you might have had a better chance of getting Virgil to speak to if you hadn’t used that picture, which gives the impression that Khan was battered to a pulp by Maidana. Sure, he might have been too busy to talk, but he might also have taken offence at that picture, which to me is very insulting to Khan, given that he actually won that fight. As someone further down the thread suggested, you’d have done better to use a picture of Maidana on the canvas and Khan on his feet, from the first round of the bout. It seems to me Virgil is a little oversensitive at the best of times, but he must get sick of people asking him about Khan’s chin, so it could well have been the picture that put him off speaking to you last night.

Posted February 26, 2014 10:01 am 


Auzbox

Pure speculation. Get some evidence, dumby guessing doesn’t get you anywhere

Posted February 26, 2014 7:14 am 


MANNY KNOWS PEDS

watch the Maidana – Broner fight and look at Maidanas corner at end of 11th round you can clearly see Alex Ariza giving Maidana something to inhale he makes it look like hes blowing his nose but hes inhaling a substance somethings not right

Posted February 26, 2014 6:48 am 


Anonymous

George Groves says in the latest Ring Magazine that after he beats FROCH in the rematch, his intention is to unify Super Middleweight and wants the biggest fights out there including ANDRE Ward. Let’s hold Groves to his word as he said he would fight and defeat ANDRE Ward in a heart beat. He denigrated FROCH’s record. Let’s see if Grove’s fans will be giving him a pass if he gets by Cobra (more than likely, they’ll already be making their excuses for Groves as we speak)

Live by the sword, die by the sword

Posted February 26, 2014 6:38 am 


jay v

MAY 3RD IS 45 AND 1

Posted February 26, 2014 2:45 am 


Hidalg0

Thanks for having me on your show Joseph. I was unprepared to say the least LOL! But it was fun!

Posted February 26, 2014 12:54 am 


Hidalg0

My apologies to everyone too. I am NOT Virgil Hunter LOL!

Posted February 26, 2014 12:51 am 


Joseph Herron

Thanks, Martin.

Virgil was just on the show a few weeks ago and is a friend to the program.

Look for it the week after the fight with Canelo.

I promise we will get him to start off the program!!

Thanks for staying up with us, brother.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:48 am 


Joseph Herron

Once again, Martin…you’re looking at resume, opportunity, and work ethic.

I’m merely looking at styles. I’m looking at how effective both men are (were) at closing the distance on an opponent and working proficiently on the inside.

Does Junior have the work ethic his father possessed while he was fighting…Hell no!!

But does he fight just like his dad on the inside…yup!! Junior doesn’t get the credit he deserves…and you will see that on Saturday night if Bryan isn’t able to move for three minutes of every round.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:47 am 


Martin

Okay Joe. I’ll watch on Saturday night. Good luck on getting Virgil on the show at some point.

I have to sleep.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:43 am 


Joseph Herron

My apologies to everyone who waited for Virgil Hunter tonight. We will reschedule and feature him at the top of the show next time.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in!!

Posted February 26, 2014 12:43 am 


Joseph Herron

Martin, I’m not exaggerating…think about how long ago that fight took place.

Chavez is head and shoulders above where he was before that fight.

Chavez is a guy, like most Mexican fighters, who has been learning on the job and didn’t have an extensive amateur background.

Given the amount of pressure on this guy to perform at a very high level for the majority of his career, he’s had to grow up pretty quickly in terms of boxing years.

Watch and see on Saturday night.

If Bryan isn’t able to use the entire ring and move in and out of range consistently, he’s getting knocked out. Once Chavez closes the distance on any fighter in the Super Middleweight division, he’s done.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:41 am 


Martin

Got to sleep. Won’t be staying up for this again.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:37 am 


BUSTAJAY

Taking us home safe JK

Posted February 26, 2014 12:36 am 


Martin

But Burns is an explosive KO artist! lol

Posted February 26, 2014 12:36 am 


BUSTAJAY

Burns will get SMOKED

Posted February 26, 2014 12:35 am 


Martin

I think you’re exaggerating Joe. Remember how he did against Matt Vanda? Well, check out Vanda’s record: abysmal.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:33 am 


Martin

Oh for FFS.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:31 am 


BUSTAJAY

Joseph track down Paulie and have him sign a sock, shirt whatever he wears for my girl. She still sweat his NY strut….LMAO

Posted February 26, 2014 12:30 am 


Martin

I think it’s the truth, Joseph, not just herd mentality. I lived for a few years in Mexico (DF) recently, and people love to watch Chavez Jr, but it’s more a matter of nostalgia. They don’t expect Jr to do what his Dad could do — and given that Chavez Sr had about 90 fights before “losing his 0″, I think we have no choice but to agree!

Chavez Jr is a good fighter. Chavez Sr was an all time great.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:29 am 


BUSTAJAY

We need more phone lines…..ummmm…..a party line

Posted February 26, 2014 12:27 am 


BUSTAJAY

Let me in JK…I mute phone 478

Posted February 26, 2014 12:24 am 


Martin

would fill *our* biggest football stadiums, even…

Posted February 26, 2014 12:22 am 


BUSTAJAY

C’mon Virgil

Posted February 26, 2014 12:21 am 


BUSTAJAY

Joseph can we talk about the Maidana VS Floyd expectations?
Before Hunter finishes up training …..lol

Posted February 26, 2014 12:21 am 


Martin

Only 9 minutes of showtime left? Come on Virgil!

Posted February 26, 2014 12:20 am 


BUSTAJAY

Note taken

Posted February 26, 2014 12:19 am 


Martin

Would Ward be willing, potentially, to travel to the UK to fight the winner of Froch-Groves?

That would be a MASSIVE fight here in the UK: would fill out biggest football stadiums.

Would Ward be brave enough to step into the lion’s den in front of a crowd of 80,000 in the UK?

It’d be interesting to know what Virgil think about that prospect.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:18 am 


BUSTAJAY

GGG had over 300 armature fights and it shows in his pro fights
Almost a 90 % KO rate

Posted February 26, 2014 12:15 am 


Martin

Great! Thanks for keeping the show going while you’re waiting for Virgil, Joseph.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:11 am 


BUSTAJAY

I am here with you brothers

Posted February 26, 2014 12:09 am 


BUSTAJAY

Article

Virgil needs to get Ward to fight away, take a leaf out of Khans book, very good advice there.

Posted February 26, 2014 12:06 am

Now I agree bro

Posted February 26, 2014 12:07 am 


BUSTAJAY

Wake up Virgil
It late

Posted February 26, 2014 12:04 am 


Martin

Virgil recently said that Ward “isn’t ready” to move up to 175, yet Ward fought at 175 as an amateur, and won lots of medals (not just the Olympics) at 175. So: not ready? Really? What’s to keep him at 168, when he’s already cleaned out the division?

Posted February 26, 2014 12:04 am 


BUSTAJAY

GGG. Got boxing off back foot issues IMO….He want Floyd let GGG come on down to 147 or catch weight 152 in Floyd’s kingdom and sign the bottom line.

Floyd has no reason to chase GGG

Posted February 26, 2014 12:03 am 


Martin

Come on Virgil man: I’ve stayed awake to 4am, man!

Posted February 26, 2014 12:00 am 


Martin

Okay: Joseph, BUSTA, don’t put words in Virgil’s mouth, but DO try to get some out of there!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:59 pm 


BUSTAJAY

I like Hunter and he gets some of the worst interviewers that attempt to put words in his mouth.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:57 pm 


Martin

Would also be good to hear from Virgil who’s in the mix for WARD’s next fight too.

Are there any challenges left for him at 168? The fans don’t seem to think so, and want to see him move up to 175.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:56 pm 


Martin

Yes, let’s hear from BUSTA. Have a word with Virgil, Buster.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:55 pm 


BUSTAJAY

478 tonight

Posted February 25, 2014 11:53 pm 


BUSTAJAY

JK…threw myself back in line
If Joseph has down time or any time with Hunter

Posted February 25, 2014 11:53 pm 


Martin

@BUSTAJAY

You’re welcome, man, though sorry I wasn’t really able to tell you anything you couldn’t have guessed for yourself!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:52 pm 


BUSTAJAY

How is Khan?

Posted February 25, 2014 11:50 pm 


Martin

Big thing in 2004? Yep, the past ten years passed me by too!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:50 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Be easy Martin
Thanks for the info from the Mother Land

Posted February 25, 2014 11:49 pm 


Martin

“Too tried”?? I told you I was *tired* lol!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:49 pm 


Martin

Yeah, thanks guys. Too tried to call tonight though: 3.45am, and have had a long day. Another time, for sure.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:46 pm 


Martin

A few suggested questions for Virgil Hunter:

In Khan’s press statement, he says that Golden Boy will announce his next fight “within the next 10 days”.

So who’s in the mix?

Amir is reported to have mentioned three fighters: Broner, Porter, and a rematch with Peterson.

According to Schaefer, Al Haymon has someone else in mind for Porter, so that leaves Broner and Peterson.

My feeling is that the fans would want to see Broner vs Khan on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard.

What does Virgil think about that match-up?

Besides Mayweather, who would Virgil ideally like to see Khan against?

Also, Shaefer mentions that Peterson and Broner will most likely want to fight at 140. Does Virgil think Khan should be looking to stay at 140, or to move up to 147 for his next fight?

Posted February 25, 2014 11:44 pm 


Article

It’s very good it is, chatting to the professional Boxers, I fawn to them.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:43 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Martin, it is truly a rush to chat with these pros…DO IT BRO

Posted February 25, 2014 11:38 pm 


Article

Clique alert!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:36 pm 


Article

Clique, no Khan, Clique.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:35 pm 


Hidalg0

Well Martin, I’ve talked to a number of guests on The Pugilist Corner. I learn a lot talking to these guys. And you know, they’re always willing to share their knowledge. So why not tap that bank?

Posted February 25, 2014 11:30 pm 


Martin

“I carried on a bit”

Nah man, was perfect.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:28 pm 


Joseph Herron

The more the merrier, Hidalg0!! LOL

Posted February 25, 2014 11:23 pm 


Article

Not to beat a subject to death, owned, you been told, goodbye.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:22 pm 


Hidalg0

“@Hidalg0

Good call man.”

Thanks, Martin. I carried on a bit but I didn’t mean to. Hope Joseph will forgive me. :)

Posted February 25, 2014 11:21 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Martin

6′ 1″: same height as Paul Williams.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:15 pm

How is Paul Williams doing….that was a tragic event

Posted February 25, 2014 11:18 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Article

And Khan won the fight when the fight ended, that’s a fact, went the rest of the fight same as Maidana, 12 round fight, Khan won the fight.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:15 pm

Not to beat a subject to deat but at 147 Khan would not look so good with the improved Maidana.
That is all I got to say on this tonight.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:17 pm 


Luke

Raf!!! Beautiful brotha!! Ask Justin if he can throw a little Raf at us!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:16 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Damn Joseph I thought he was in the studio…HAHAHAH….good play
Wow

Posted February 25, 2014 11:16 pm 


Article

And Khan won the fight when the fight ended, that’s a fact, went the rest of the fight same as Maidana, 12 round fight, Khan won the fight.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:15 pm 


Martin

@Hidalg0

Good call man.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:15 pm 


Martin

6′ 1″: same height as Paul Williams.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:15 pm 


Hidalg0

“Were you the caller who spoke to Diaz, Hidalg0?”

Yes.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:14 pm 


BUSTAJAY

6’1
What ring size does he require…..damn

Posted February 25, 2014 11:13 pm 


Hidalg0

“Maidana was lucky in the first round, if there was more time left it would of been a first round KO for Khan.”

This is an asinine statement. A round is three minutes long and that’s it. No amount of wishful thinking or fantasizing will change that fact. Maidana survived the round, the round ended. That’s that.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:13 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Luke

And bring Floyd some of those legit 54 pounders, and Lara leads that list!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:08 pm

Floyd has some good choices out there going forward. Keith 1 time, Porter, Lara and PAC . now GGG IF HE WANTS SOME HE CAN COME DOWN TO 147 land , come to Floyd’s house brother,and GET SOME!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:12 pm 


Martin

Were you the caller who spoke to Diaz, Hidalg0?

Posted February 25, 2014 11:11 pm 


Article

Maidana was lucky in the first round, if there was more time left it would of been a first round KO for Khan.

Khan would beat him now, even better, Khan is very good, his last fight was close, that fighter was no mug, he had just fought Porter to a draw, some people just don’t like Khan, not Boxing fans.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:10 pm 


Luke

Joseph…ice man is nice but where’s War a Week?!!

Hope all is well with Mr. Chargin!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:10 pm 


Hidalg0

“We might have to start e Joseph and JK fan club….LOL”

Well, Joseph always puts on a great show, and I was chomping at the bit to speak to Joel Diaz LOL!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:09 pm 


Luke

And bring Floyd some of those legit 54 pounders, and Lara leads that list!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:08 pm 


Martin

Exactly Joe. People need to stop paying for PPV until they put on the fights people want to see.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:08 pm 


Luke

Absolutely Busta!!! bring on one time!!

Posted February 25, 2014 11:07 pm 


BUSTAJAY

@Article
If you can’t see the improvement on Maidana you are not looking with eyes wide open. Sure, Maidana lost @ 140 to Khan but it was a damn BARN BURNER not a sleeper fight.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:07 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Nobody can beat Floyd at 147 but I would like to see ONE TIME try Floyd or Lara

Posted February 25, 2014 11:04 pm 


Article

Have a go at Khan, beat Maidana, he won’t fight Maidana, fought him, beat him, Maidana was no good then, he is better now with Garcia, blah blah.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:02 pm 


BUSTAJAY

@ Hidalg0
Great call again bro. We might have to start e Joseph and JK fan club….LOL

Posted February 25, 2014 11:01 pm 


Fraud May

@Bustajay…Yep. True. At 147lbs and with Robert Garcia in his corner. Maidana would murder Khan.

Posted February 25, 2014 11:01 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Maidana might win 3 rounds but finish on his feet. Maidana took brutal hits from Khan and 140 in rd one and pulled himself up and drove on to FIGHT.

Khan maybe pull out 8 rounds and not on his feet by 9 with Floyd.

Floyd is just a cut above all boxers from 140 to 147

Posted February 25, 2014 11:00 pm 


Hidalg0

You mean the “queue”*?

Yep. Thanks for the correction.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:58 pm 


BUSTAJAY

@ Fraud May

Khan would never chance faith at 147 with Maidana. Maidana under R Garcia is a better boxer now than when he faced Khan at 140.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:57 pm 


BUSTAJAY

I say shame on Floyd and not for not fighting Khan but just for the shady deal tactics he used in the end.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:55 pm 


Fraud May

True, Maidana did go down but like a warrior he didnt quit instead he got back up and beat the cr@p outta Khan, who also kept hugging Maidana alot. Lucky for Khan that he got that decision. Khan’s face needed plastic surgery to fix that broken nose, but if thats what you like and if thats the kind of fighter you like to see, I respect that. Maidana would kill Khan in a rematch.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:53 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Waist size when we were kids was better due to no Super Size value meals….LOL

Posted February 25, 2014 10:51 pm 


Joseph Herron

Article: “The better photo for this would of been Maidana wincing in pain from the Khan body shot in the first round, a better perspective of the fight which Khan won, and they said he was ducking Maidana at the time, Khan took the fight and beat him.”

LOL…right on!!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:47 pm 


Joseph Herron

Great calls, Bustajay and Hidalg0!!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:47 pm 


Article

The better photo for this would of been Maidana wincing in pain from the Khan body shot in the first round, a better perspective of the fight which Khan won, and they said he was ducking Maidana at the time, Khan took the fight and beat him.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:43 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Leave his seat
Leave his feet
That was great

Posted February 25, 2014 10:42 pm 


BUSTAJAY

I think Jermall is more aggressive than his brother

Posted February 25, 2014 10:42 pm 


BUSTAJAY

I really think Jermall is looking to KO the champ

Posted February 25, 2014 10:41 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Haha….Man he is listing off some names bro

Posted February 25, 2014 10:39 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Thanks guys
I like the Charlo brothers and I am confident Jermall is going to shine in his first title fight.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:38 pm 


Fraud May

Khan vs Broner would be intresting to watch.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:34 pm 


Boxtradamus

Tell Virgil that Boxtradamus says HI. He remembers ME. I met him in Oakland before Ward WON the Super 6 just as I predicted. Its GOOD to see Virgil doing better than ever and gaining well deserved recognition. Tell him I said to KEEP doing what he’s doing.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:33 pm 


BUSTAJAY

478 code tonight

Posted February 25, 2014 10:32 pm 


BUSTAJAY

JK , I just threw myself in line to say hello to Charlo

Posted February 25, 2014 10:31 pm 


Boxtradamus

Khan should go after Broner or a WW CHAMP. Thurman or Porter. All 3 beat him though. That’s why he won’t DO it.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:29 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Bradley and PAC 2 is going to be either a barn burner or a big let down IMO
I am thinking more fire than Zzzzzs

Posted February 25, 2014 10:29 pm 


Martin

Hey, you use the word “queue” too?!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:21 pm 


Joseph Herron

i hear you, hidalgo

Posted February 25, 2014 10:18 pm 


Joseph Herron

It’s your opinion, Tired…recognize the difference, brother

Posted February 25, 2014 10:18 pm 


Martin

@Hidalg0

You mean the “queue”*?

“Queue” gets us way more Scrabble points than your “line” ;-).

Posted February 25, 2014 10:16 pm 


Tired

It is not trash it is the absolute truth. Along with many other unknown fighters pro and Am. I`m just keeping it real as my man JH should. Love his work but this is ridiculous all the time with this guy Scully. Interview him for opinion, history, predictions but not as a expert trainer or championship contender because that was far from the case or truth.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:15 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Thanks Martin

Posted February 25, 2014 10:14 pm 


Martin

@BUSTAJAY

Kind of difficult to say: it’s not been big news over here (boxing doesn’t tend to make the headlines). All I can say is that nobody I have spoken to thought Khan had a chance anyway. Of course, there’s a feeling that Mayweather screwed Khan over, but not a whole lot of sympathy for Khan over that, since people didn’t feel he’d earnt it anyway.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:13 pm 


Hidalg0

I’m in the que. LOL!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:12 pm 


Tired

Icepick Scully

Posted February 25, 2014 10:10 pm 


Joseph Herron

God Bless you, HHLondon!!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:07 pm 


BUSTAJAY

@Tired
Who are you trashing?

Posted February 25, 2014 10:07 pm 


HHLondon

I’ll give you a break tonight Joseph.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:06 pm 


Tired

I pose to you – how is he considered an expert trainer? The 2 biggest names he ruined Mike Mike and Dawson quit inside the ring. He must have given some real good expert advice….. Name me another expert trainer that had two (2) fighters in championship fights quit in the ring. I didn`t think so. Give credit where it is due. He was a expert announcer, talker and boxing history expert but trainer or fighter average at best, and you know this as do all.

Posted February 25, 2014 10:05 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Martin what’s the feel like in UK over Khan being out of Floyd fight?

Posted February 25, 2014 10:04 pm 


BUSTAJAY

I bet Timmy is pumped for PAC 2nd fight

Posted February 25, 2014 10:03 pm 


Martin

“but means means”?

You can tell I’m tired already!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:03 pm 


Martin

“LOL…this should be a really great show!! It’s going to be about two hours and twenty minutes long…so get your popcorn ready!! LOl”

Sounds great, but means means a 4.30am bedtime for me (in the UK)!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:01 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Looks like a solid show

Posted February 25, 2014 10:01 pm 


Martin

A great line up, Joe!

I’d like to hear from Virgil Hunter whether or not Khan is still thinking of moving up to 147 for his next fight.

Does Virgil think Khan should stay at 140, or move up to 147, and which names are in the mix for his next opponent?

Broner? Porter? A rematch with Peterson?

Who does Virgil think Khan should face?

Okay, too many questions, I know!

Posted February 25, 2014 10:00 pm 


Joseph Herron

Hidalg0: “Joseph, I know Joel Diaz is on your show tonight LOL! If time permits, I’d like to ask him, and later Virgil Hunter a question. I’m really interested in hearing what Virgil has to say about the Khan/Mayweather issue.”

LOL…this should be a really great show!! It’s going to be about two hours and twenty minutes long…so get your popcorn ready!! LOl

Posted February 25, 2014 9:56 pm 


Joseph Herron

Tired: “Not the icepick again, please stop with this expert trainer crap and his self proclaiming non accomplishing dodo.”

Please explain why you feel this way, tired…if you don’t mind.

Thanks in advance…JH

Posted February 25, 2014 9:54 pm 


Hidalg0

Joseph, I know Joel Diaz is on your show tonight LOL! If time permits, I’d like to ask him, and later Virgil Hunter a question. I’m really interested in hearing what Virgil has to say about the Khan/Mayweather issue.

Posted February 25, 2014 9:52 pm 


Tired

Not the icepick again, please stop with this expert trainer crap and his self proclaiming non accomplishing dodo.

Posted February 25, 2014 9:52 pm 



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