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THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP

THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP

Sure enough, we finally get a fighter fighting hurt, and look what happens.  I, like many boxing fans, have been complaining about the myriad of ways that fights are being cancelled.  Injuries have derailed careers, not to mention all of the delays they cause... wasting primes!  However, we see why this past Wednesday.  The events that took place during Soliman-Taylor for the IBF Middleweight title are not going to help anyone rush to take chances, I am afraid.
 
Jermain Taylor deserves credit for staying calm and fighting the exact correct fight against an injured fighter.  For once, Taylor's patience actually helped him.  This is a fighter who was one punch away from early KO wins against Carl Froch and Kelly Pavlik.  Think where his career would be now if he had scored those wins.  However, he refused to let his hands go, and was ultimately stopped by both men.  He was not in danger of this against lighter hitting Soliman, but stole rounds, and usually at the 10-8 mark, by forcing Soliman back on his injured lead leg.
 
Taylor now has a belt, and Soliman, at age 40, is facing an uphill climb to remain vital.  Many fighters, including Taylor, are under the Al Haymon umbrella, which is not one known for taking chances.  Danny Garcia is now rumored to be pulling out of his mandatory defense against Viktor Postol (a risky fight), due to injury.  You cannot tell me that Soliman's injury did not help Haymon learn a lesson.  He is not alone.
 
Andre Ward lost the better part of 2 years dealing with a  shoulder injury (although legal problems have not helped).  Tyson Fury has faced delay after delay due to the injuries of his opponents!  Not even his most of the time!  Unless we are going to bring back fighting 5-6 times a year, fighters cannot afford many cancellations.  Soliman had a very good chance of winning that fight, had he not been injured.

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OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 2

OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 2

Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor
Soliman is taking on an odd choice of opponent for a man who did as much calling out as he did.  Losing close controversial decisions, having to fight on the road, being rushed in his opening career.  Soliman s...

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OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 1

OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 1

Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio
In a fight dubbed "Mexican style", a not so subtle attempt to get GGG the Mexican fans, it is ironic who has become the foil.  Rubio, an actual Mexican, has been near the top of the rankings for years, for...

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THEY ARE GROWING UP

THEY ARE GROWING UP

Have you noticed the example that Floyd Mayweather is setting for many young African American fighters?  Oh, I am not talking about his work ethic.  That is legendary, and many young fighters aspire to even be able to handle a Money Team wo...

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STRAIT JABS

STRAIT JABS

GGG-Rubio may seem like a mismatch, but Rubio has had a long career where everything has happened.  He has suffered early KO's, and scored them.  He has dished out long beatings, and taken them.  He is also the first I don't expect to ...

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