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WARD RECAP, AND KOVALEV BUILDUP

WARD RECAP, AND KOVALEV BUILDUP

So, Andre Ward dominated his fight with Sullivan Barrera.  That alone is not a surprise.  In fact, nothing about the entire evening was unexpected.  The location, the opponent selected, the result, and the aftermath.  Social media is blowing up with everything from "Ward would ge...

BIGGER TEST THAN WE THINK

BIGGER TEST THAN WE THINK

Andre Ward is coming back after 9 months off, which was a comeback fight after 19 months off, which was a comeback fight after 14 months off.  Yes, since a 2011-12 campaign that saw his two bigge...

BURBANK BOXING

BURBANK BOXING

Undefeated lightweight Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, won an eight round technical decision over veteran Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (35-14, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Burb...

STRAIT JABS

STRAIT JABS

What is with all the injuries all of a sudden?  Chavez Jr, Keith Thurman, etc.  It would appear that the limited fighters who make money are getting hurt, and only before fights which were r...

 

Women’s Bantamweight Trinity

Women’s Bantamweight Trinity

The shakeup of UFC 196 sent high voltage shocks through the pacemakers of combat sports, and irregular pulses have fluttered in stout-hearted men in every division from flyweight to welterweight. Regardless, the men still have a roster of champions f...

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The Shockwaves of UFC 196

The Shockwaves of UFC 196

Last year was a year of upsets, and it appears the trend will continue into 2016. It took me a few days to recover from the shocking results of UFC 196 enough to write about it unemotionally. All of my expectations were blown out of the water in dram...

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Judges or Scoring? Both Are to Blame

Judges or Scoring? Both Are to Blame

In the aftermath of the controversial Lawler/Condit decision in UFC 195, there has been a renewed debate about the viability of the 10-Point Must Scoring System used in boxing and MMA. It’s essential to acknowledge that all scoring systems are flawed...

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Carlos Condit Robbed in UFC 195

Carlos Condit Robbed in UFC 195

I can’t imagine which fight the judges were watching last night as two titans of the Welterweight Division met in the first great MMA matchup of 2016. Robbie Lawler met Carlos Condit for the UFC Championship in Las Vegas for a long-waited battle head...

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Immediate Holm-Rousey Rematch: A Bad Idea

Immediate Holm-Rousey Rematch: A Bad Idea

 

After Holly Holm’s astounding victory over Ronda Rousey in UFC 193 - which I’m proud to say I predicted - there are clamors for an immediate rematch. Dana White’s close relationship with Ronda makes it nearly impossible for him to accept the emphati...

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Do Good Fighters Come From Wealth, Or Poverty?

Do Good Fighters Come From Wealth, Or Poverty?

Do Good Fighters Come From Wealth, Or Poverty?

The answer is simple, and while most people believe that it doesn't matter, and that it depends on how hungry the person is, there is a trend.

Imagine this, you are born in a lower class family, nothing ha...

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Hail Holly!

Hail Holly!

There are so many words that come to mind when I think of Holly Holm, but undoubtedly the most appropriate is “classy.” I was one of the few who predicted an upset in her November 14th UFC fight with super star Ronda Rousey. When I posted Team Holm’s...

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RONDA VS. FLOYD??

RONDA VS. FLOYD??

The internet has periodically exploded with rumors over who said what about boxing's most famous person.  Like him or not, Floyd Mayweather draws a crowd.  And he did so, simply by being good.  The attitude may make people within the b...

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BURBANK BOXING

BURBANK BOXING

Undefeated lightweight Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, won an eight round technical decision over veteran Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (35-14, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Burbank Marriott Events Center in Burbank, California....

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WARD RECAP, AND KOVALEV BUILDUP

WARD RECAP, AND KOVALEV BUILDUP

So, Andre Ward dominated his fight with Sullivan Barrera.  That alone is not a surprise.  In fact, nothing about the entire evening was unexpected.  The location, the opponent selected, the result, and the aftermath.  Social media...

Read more...

BIGGER TEST THAN WE THINK

BIGGER TEST THAN WE THINK

Andre Ward is coming back after 9 months off, which was a comeback fight after 19 months off, which was a comeback fight after 14 months off.  Yes, since a 2011-12 campaign that saw his two biggest wins (Froch and Dawson), Ward has been more act...

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APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 3

 APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 3

Adrien Broner vs. Ashley Theophane
Sure, Broner is not the powerhouse he was at 130 and 135lbs, but Money-Teamer Theophane has probably seen his best days.  The Brit is not a new face, even if many fans do not remember him.  He was lucky to ...

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STRAIT JABS

STRAIT JABS

What is with all the injuries all of a sudden?  Chavez Jr, Keith Thurman, etc.  It would appear that the limited fighters who make money are getting hurt, and only before fights which were risky.  I am not sure if this is a ploy to gai...

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APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 2

 APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 2

Zurdo Ramirez vs. Arthur Abraham
Arthur Abraham, much like his contemporary Felix Sturm has pretty much made a career or failing in the USA, and winning close controversial decisions at home in Germany.  Like Sturm, he is also aging well, and we ...

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APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 1

APRIL 2016 BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 1

This is a huge month for boxing.  There are many title fights and big important matches that will shape many divisions.  This is the first time I am actually covering a full 11 fights, over 3 blogs.  Virtually all the important matches...

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SORRY, NOT BUYING IT

SORRY, NOT BUYING IT

So, Keith Thurman has found yet another way to get out of facing a top, prime opponent in the welterweight division.  There are many things fishy about this announcement, circulating in the boxing world.  Most of it is just hearsay, but giv...

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