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TARK

Chatman/Sredmond and Tumbo…, Pacquiao conceded random OSDTing during the first negotiations… It was the time frame was in dispute ONLY.

Only one guy moved the needle.. That was Pacquiao.. Every time Pacquiao acceded to Floyd’s time frame for testing the time frame changed … Until Pacquiao simply said, “I will do testing up to the day of the fight and between rounds, standing on my head. Whatever Floyd wants. I just want the fight.”

Floyd said.., “Pacquiao only wants to fight me to pay his tax bill.”

Pacquiao.., “I’ll fight Mayweather for nothing… Let’s both give our entire purses to charity.. I’m willing to do that so Mayweather doesn’t feel he’s paying my tax bill. He’s already paid me money because I beat him in court. I don’t need any conditions for myself. I just want to fight Mayweather. My phone line is open 24/7 anytime the coward grows a pair of balls and has his people call us.. They have the phone number.”

Posted June 30, 2014 7:53 pm 


te tumbo

“WHERE THE HELL YOU BEEN AT??????” that’s what i keep asking Tark(?). Floyd also agreed to a $10 million overweight penalty and snub, which is evidence of negotiating in good-faith. Tark also ignores the initial and absurd laundry-list of panicked excuses Team Pacquiao* made for rejecting Mayweather’s anti-doping condition. besides, how could Mayweather possibly know that a counter-condition of random, harmless, and MUTUALLY-Applied testing would become a deal-breaker for Pacquiao*? HOW?

Posted June 30, 2014 3:58 pm 


Octavius Jomar Chatman

He did turn Floyd down…The first negotiations went south because he refused RANDOM BLOOD TESTING; THEN HE CHANGED HIS MIND LATER AND SAID 18 DAYS OUT; HE TURNED DOWN THE $40 MILLION DEAL; WHERE THE HELL YOU BEEN AT??????

Posted June 30, 2014 10:43 am 


TARK

Pac never turned Floyd down… Negotiations were ongoing… Only one side was serious about getting a fight done…because Floyd kept pulling out of negotiations when everyone thought a deal was imminent..

Floyd’s side was using bad faith negotiations to hype up their fight schedule and explode their income … which was clever but devious.

Pacquiao increased his income too, but he really wanted the Floyd fight worse than anything.

Posted June 30, 2014 6:32 am 


poor pacturds

Arum is screwing Manny he had a chancd to fight Floyd in 09 and turned it down…

Posted June 30, 2014 12:48 am 


TARK

Crawford entered the ring at 152.. Floyd can only get as high as 150 for his in-the-ring weight.

Posted June 29, 2014 10:45 pm 


TARK

If you walk around at 145… like Gamboa walks around at 145, you’re a lightweight.

Pacquiao walks around at 145.. He’s a welterweight who fights at 145 and doesn’t have to dry out.

Gamboa had to dry out 10 pounds to make 135.. Crawford dried out 17 pounds — that’s tough. You give up something when you come down that far.. He won’t be able to do that for long.

Posted June 29, 2014 10:43 pm 


1903

Problem was Gamboa was far out of his natural weight class , he won’t fight at lightweight again in his next fight. Crawford looks good but he still hasn’t faced a top level natural lightweight.

Posted June 29, 2014 6:09 am 


TARK

Floyd Sr would make no dfference.. You cannot break ingrained habits that you’ve been boxing with for over 20 years unless you’re a fanatic like Wladimir Klitschko.

Gamboa gets knocked down all the time and can’t clinch for crap.. This is the first great fighter he’s faced.. It was obvious Crawford saw that Gamboa was wide open for a right hook and right jab.

I had flashes of Michael Nunn pounding James Toney with right hooks and jabs… The difference is Toney never hit the floor and was obviously getting closer and closer with his counter shots… Nunn was 36-0 and #1 P4P but Toney nailed him to the floor… Gamboa isn’t a thinker … and Crawfrod is.

Posted June 29, 2014 4:44 am 


Boxtradamus

Floyd Sr would have made MUCH difference. He teaches how to keep your hands UP and protect that CHIN.

Posted June 29, 2014 1:55 am 


PEEJ

Floyd SR

Posted June 29, 2014 12:44 am 


PEEJ

Flys St wouldn’t of made a difference

Posted June 29, 2014 12:44 am 


Boxtradamus

Sorry SILLY disciples. Crawford WON because Floyd Sr wasn’t Gamboa’s trainer just as I predicted! !!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born! !!!!

Posted June 29, 2014 12:09 am 


1903

Gamboa to win on points.

Posted June 28, 2014 10:38 pm 


Boxtradamus

MY disciples need to take a SPELLING class. I notice that TARK and Hissydalgo sat down to take a PISS instead of taking a STAND and making a pick HERE.

Posted June 28, 2014 9:14 pm 


TARK

There are never any “last gasp opportunities.” … There’s always another chance after you blew the last one.

Vitali came back at 37 and won 10 more Heavyweight Championship fights in the next 4 years.. Foreman came back at 38.. Seven years and 3 title shots later he won the Heavyweight Championship at 45.. That was a long road.

They don’t necessarily give you demerits for failure — just for quitting after you’re defeated.. People quickly forget your failures when you finally win the big one.

If you think something is your last gasp, it is… If you don’t believe it’s your last ditch opportunity, it’s not.

Whatever the mind can conceive, the will can achieve.

Posted June 28, 2014 5:35 pm 


’76 Olympic Team

Don’t underestimate that Cornhusker….he’ll come to fight.

Posted June 28, 2014 3:58 pm 


varnish

I am not sure how much exposure Crawford has had on TV – I can’t recall seeing him. He beat Prescott in 2013 but I don’t recall if that was an HBO fight. Otherwise, he is just a name to me, who beat Burns, who we now see may have been past his prime. Gamboa is very good – he beat Salido (and got off the canvas to do it) when we didn’t really know how good Salido was. So I have Gamboa in this one, unless Crawford is really good.

Posted June 28, 2014 2:17 pm 


hibdeebibdee

A$$uwipe what is a “GUATAMAMO?” Do you and your idiot friends Boxtra$$wipe and Dope-a-mundo mean “Guantanamo?”

Posted June 28, 2014 1:27 pm 


RJHill

del Boy could be right or wrong,I believe the little Cuban is as skilled as any of the other Cuban fighters,and I pick him to win.we also know in boxing the fists do the talking,and if Gamboa sits back and looks for the decision he may lose.if he fights with his power forward and beats Crawford to the punch ,well? lets just wait and see?

Posted June 28, 2014 11:35 am 


PEEJ

Yes Gamboa is responsible for him not getting fights. Heck he was supposed to fight Rios and backed out . I would say that was Gamboas fault

Posted June 28, 2014 10:20 am 


D

you’re the dumbest fuk ever born

Posted June 28, 2014 8:27 am 


Boxtradamus

GAMBOA by GUATAMAMO GUT wrenching stoppage!!! I am the GREATEST fight prophet EVER born!!!

Posted June 28, 2014 7:57 am 


ACCUBOX

GAMBOA by GUATAMAMO GUT wrenching stoppage!!!

Posted June 28, 2014 7:57 am 


Patrick

Gamboa is going down in this fight — to the canvas, and later in the rankings. Yes, Gamboa is fast and yes he’s explosive, but Crawford is also fast handed, hits hard and is MUCH more well rounded. Plus Crawford is bigger. By the middle rounds it’ll be a one-sided fight, and IF it goes 12, I don’t think it will, Gamboa will take severe punishment.

Posted June 28, 2014 7:33 am 


Delboy

Just too much in the Crawford armoury in this one guys, Crawford landslide on points and you can take that to the bank.

Posted June 28, 2014 4:25 am 


hibdeebibdee

Lara by UD

Posted June 28, 2014 2:01 am 


The Egg

Two Cuban boxers in big fights in less than one month so recognize the Cuban invasion is real. Crawford looks like Tommy Hearns in the face but not the heart. Crawford will fight safe and collect his money and then punch his baby momma’s face in again. He certainly wont touch Gamboa, the champion.

Posted June 28, 2014 1:57 am 


hibdeebibdee

One has to wonder why Tark knows all these quotes.

Posted June 28, 2014 1:57 am 


Fight Aficionado

A great evenly matched fight. Strange they have the exact same 23-0, 16KO records. I think Crawford will win. He’s slicker and can crack some. Gamboa would have a better chance if he tries to bang Crawford out of there but he’s had some fight where he boxes almost passively. Also what’s up with his profuse sweating at the weigh in? Was he exercising to trim weight or is he nervous?

Posted June 28, 2014 12:12 am 


TARK

This pundit is right… A guy like Gamboa should have more fights… It’s a crime when a talented kid doesn’t get fights and he’s not to blame for his lack of activity.

Cus D’Amato always said the manager is at fault if his fighter doesn’t get fights — and the right fights.. He managed Patterson to the title by age 21 and Tyson by age 20. He died before Tyson got to the title but he laid down the philosophy of lining up fights for him.

Tyson turned pro in March 1985 and 18 months later he had 27 fights – and signed for a title fight with Berbick. He won the title 2 months later at 20.

D’Amato.., “There’s no such thing as not being able to get fights for a kid who can fight. You didn’t make enough phone calls. If you make a thousand phone calls and still don’t have a fight, you make 2 thousand calls. You dial until your fukkin finger falls off and you lose your voice.”

Back in the 50’s and 60’s they still had dial phones.

Posted June 28, 2014 12:11 am 


HittheTarget

i have a feeling this will be Tommy Hearns against Duran II in the form of Crawford vs. Gamboa. I hope not because I like Gamboa regardless of his poor choice of promoter in 2 cents.
Did anyone see the eSP{N fight with Red Hat or whatever his nick name is? Really stunk up the place.

Posted June 27, 2014 11:35 pm 


BOXING 24

GAMBOA IS GIFTED WITH SKILLS MOST ONLY DREAM ABOUT.

Posted June 27, 2014 11:34 pm 


Happyboy

I like this fight, Gamboa is just too inactive for me. I hope his learnt some defense, so I’ll take Crawford by decision.

Posted June 27, 2014 11:11 pm 


hibdeebibdee

Probably for insulting Sorby’s work.

Posted June 27, 2014 8:34 pm 


hibdeebibdee

I’m Hidalgo, BTW. I think ESB banned my nick again.

Posted June 27, 2014 8:34 pm 


hibdeebibdee

You never know. Gamboa may just surprise everyone and TKO Crawford.

Posted June 27, 2014 8:33 pm 


hibdeebibdee

Do not adjust your monitor. This is a test and only a test.

Posted June 27, 2014 8:00 pm 


Livershot

Wow! Forgot all about Gamboa, good to know he is still alive.

Posted June 27, 2014 6:13 pm 


stuck in a moment

He didn’t struggle against perez. It was just boring.

Posted June 27, 2014 5:55 pm 


Tomato Can

Hopefully the nights high is not 50 Cent droping down from the cieling while he raps.

Posted June 27, 2014 5:06 pm 


Hecdog

Crawford should win this fight, but don’t discount Gamboa. This is an elite athlete that had a tremendous amateur background against the best in the world. Everyoen said the same kinds of things about Lomachenko, and we saw what happened in that fight. Olympic and World Amateur Gold Medals aren’t given away to just anyone. Gamboa has the faster hands, can punch and he has great feet. Yes he gets dropped, but he does get back up and wins. He’s unbeaten as is Crawford, and Gamboa wouldn’t go to his hometown if he wasn’t confident that he can beat Crawford. This is a man coming from Cuba that has faced much more adversity than people know. Crawford is also getting a lot of attention, and this is an even bigger fight than the Burns fight. I still pick Crawford, but this fight will be a lot closer that people think.

Posted June 27, 2014 5:00 pm 


Dino

Crawford is no slug, he is coming to fight and win. I see him hurting the Cuban several times during the fight and winning by way of MD.

Posted June 27, 2014 3:12 pm 


Boxtradamus

Please ignore all posts under my name. I am being imitated by others, none of whom are the real me. I am the greatest twat ever born

Posted June 27, 2014 3:00 pm 


moonshineman

Gamboa doesn’t fight often enough. Never has.

Posted June 27, 2014 2:27 pm 


Anonymous

Gamboa has to understand that there’s REAL big money in fighting often and winning, don’t be satisfied with just making a living, boxing careers are short and life goes on long after that, take advantage now cause father time is consistent and unbeatable in the end

Posted June 27, 2014 2:20 pm 


SREDMOND

Gamboa has been terribly mismanaged and it does not seem like he is really HUNGRY to fight.. He is 32 which is NOT young in boxing and there was a time when his name was being bandied about on the regular… NOW he is spending more time with 50 Cents arm around him than being truly associated with the sport… He might wanna lay Crawford out and then be back in the ring 4 months later, beating Terrence Crawford and that’s an (If) does not entitle you to a long sabbatical…

Posted June 27, 2014 1:58 pm 


Boxtradamus

IF Floyd Sr is the trainer take Gamboa. IF not take Crawford

Posted June 27, 2014 1:55 pm 


Graeme

Does anyone know which coach Gamboa is currently working with?

Posted June 27, 2014 1:42 pm 


Graeme

Gamboa has terrible balance when attacking and leaves himself wide-open for counters he’s been down 5 times in his career and shook up numerous other times. I’m pretty sure he’ll be down in this fight at some point and i think if Crawford can let his punches flow and get his jab working and can get in that old school rhythm in which he has then this will be a good competitive fight but a solid UD for Terrence Crawford.

Posted June 27, 2014 1:42 pm 


Johnny

Gamboa has wasted his amazing talent. He is done unless he makes an amazing abrubt about face and gets busy with new people. What a waist of talent man.

Posted June 27, 2014 1:36 pm 


Boxtradamus

Gamboa by BRUTAL KO. Crawford is in deeper than most people realize. However, I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born and I have spoken!!!!

Posted June 27, 2014 1:35 pm 


horst fraze

crawford by late TKO

Posted June 27, 2014 1:28 pm 


Piroman

I think signing with 50 was the worst. He did have money and connections but no promoting background whatsoever; therefore all the long layoffs. Waste of talent.

Posted June 27, 2014 1:21 pm 


PEEJ

Definitely a last gasp. But this is all his fault. Turning down the fight with Rios which was winnable because of his movement. Then he signed with garbage a$$ 50 who has no business promoting which was his 2nd strike. When he loses against Crawford by stoppage then that will be all she wrote

Posted June 27, 2014 12:33 pm 


Joel

Gamboa should fight Joan Guzman. Two supreme talents who could have accomplished so much more but wasted their prime years.

Posted June 27, 2014 12:31 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Ain’t nothing worse than when a short fighter becomes a midget by going up in weight….especially one with out one punch power, vs a boxer. Crawford to win. 5 inches of reach and two of height is a combo of 7 inches.

Posted June 27, 2014 11:56 am 


Big Ham

The size difference is apparent. Maybe Crawford will knock him down a weight class. It would be good for him in the long run.

Posted June 27, 2014 11:51 am 



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