December 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
ERNIE WAS A BIG MAN WHO FOUGHT SMALL
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION LISTON WAS REFEREE
Turning pro in 1957, a year later at 8-0, 5 whacks, Ernie loses via SD 8 to Johnny Gray. In 1959, Terrell is again miffed by Johnny Gray and this time drops a SD 10. In 1962, Ernie lost to Cleveland Williams by KO with the referee none other than then heabyweight champion Sonny Liston.
ALI STRIPPED OF WBA BELT
Terrell would go on a good roll and as the #1 WBA contender was supposed to face Muhammad Ali in 1965. But when Ali rematched Sonny Liston, the WBA stripped Ali and the heavyweight championship was split up for the first time.
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December 18th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
LYOTO MACHIDA ON FOX SPORTS 1 SATURDAY
BARAO CAN MAKE 135 IN BRAZIL?
Renan Barao (32-2, 1 NC), recently considered one of the best fighters in the world, is on his own road to redemption after losing his title in embarrassing fashion to T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) this May, and then failing to make weight for a schedule rematch in August. Mitch Gagnon (12-2) does not look like much of a threat to Barao on paper, but it is difficult to determine which version of Renan will show up. If the version that was brutally beaten by Dillashaw en route to a 5th round TKO loss shows up, Barao may be in trouble.
CORMIER’S RAGDOLL CUMMINS RETURNS
Patrick Cummins (6-1) was thrown around the octagon effortlessly and TKO’d in just 1:19 by Daniel Cormier in his fight UFC fight, but the light heavyweight (205) has rebounded by winning two straight, including a UD 3 over Kyle Kingsbury (11-6, 1 NC). Antonio Carlos, Jr. (4-0) should taste defeat for the first time on Saturday, courtesy of Kingsbury. Preceding this bout will be a matchup between lightweights (155) Rashid Magomedov (17-1) and Elias Silverio (11-0) that seems to favor the Russian.
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December 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
“TURD OF THE YEAR” CHOICE UNANIMOUS
AND YOU KEEP BUYING FLOYD’S BULL SPIT
If Floyd’s dissing Manny isn’t enough to make him boxing’s #1 turd ‘pound for pound,’ promising a great effort on his part and then running like a purse snatcher in the final round of Mayweather-Maidana II, a rematch we could have done without, that should convince you of Floyd’s being worthy od this award.
ROOKIE OF 2014 A GOLDEN HEAVYWEIGHT
Anthony Joshua snagged an Olympic Gold medal in 2012. As a professional with only ten fights (and ten KO’s), I haven’t seen a fighter with his skills, demeanor and fluidity in the heavyweight class in decades. Joshua appears to be the heir apparent to Wladimir Klitschko.
PROSPECT OF 2015 ON SHOWTIME THIS SATURDAY
154 lber. Julian Williams (19-0-1, 19 KOs) of Philly will be featured Saturday on Showtime vs. Edgar Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs). Handled by Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, Williams has shown good skills, an unchecked chin and superior ring generalship with everybody he’s been in with thus far.
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December 14th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
DOS SANTOS WINS UGLY
Los Angeles, CA- Junior Dos Santos, who held the UFC heavyweight (265 lb. limit) for one fight back in 2012, handed Stipe Miocic (12-2) the second loss of his career in the main event of UFC on Fox 13 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. Dos Santos was bloodied and rocked throughout the fight, but overcame a stiff test and escaped with another addition to his win column. Now let’s just hope he stays far away from another whooping at the hands of champ Cain Velasquez (13-1).
DOS ANJOS DOMINATES DIAZ
Lightweight (155) Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) thoroughly outclassed Nate Diaz (17-10) in the fight before the headliner. Dos Anjos caused serious damage to Diaz lead leg with vicious kicks, and took the Stockton, CA native down repeatedly to make a statement tonight. He has earned a shot (poor guy) at Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ (18-2) belt.
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December 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) UD 12 Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KOs). Although nobody went down or was seriously hurt, Amir boxed circles around Alexander in what was an easily predictable outcome. Khan now readies for an all UK battle with IBF welterweight (147 lb.) guy Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in mid 2015 in the biggest fights possibly in British history. Scores: 119-109 twice & 120-108.
THURMAN DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE GOODS
Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) UD 12 Leonard Bundu (31-1-2, 11 KOs). It looked like it might end early as Thurman dropped the 40-year-old 30 seconds in with a left hook. After that he ran a lot. Scores were 120-107 three times. (WBA 147 lb. title) Expert says, running like shoplifter chased by security guard makes Stock drop with win. It was the most boring shutout in recent memory
ORTIZ SNAGS FIRST WIN IN AGES
Victor Ortiz (30-5-1, 22 KOs) TKO 3 Manuel Perez (22-1-1, 4KOs) (147) Rout of game but vastly overmatched foe puts Ortiz in winner’s circle for first time in three years.
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December 13th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
BIG FOX NETWORK FEATURES EX-UFC CHAMP
YOUNGER DIAZ RETURNS
Lightweight (155) Nate Diaz (17-9), the brother of the infamous Nick Diaz (26-9, 1 NC), returns to fight Rafael dos Anjos (22-7). Nate may be able to win with his high volume, but he will need to be careful of the dos Anjos counters that stopped former champ Ben Henderson (21-4).
STEROID CHEAT IN DANGER OF BEING CUT
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem (37-14), once thought to be a threat to Cain, is now fighting for his job. He is 2-3 in the UFC, with all three losses coming by knockout and the last two coming in the first round. Luckily for him, he will be facing Stefan Struve (25-6), who is pretty good at getting knocked out himself. Five of Struve’s six losses have been knockouts.
MORE HEAVYWEIGHTS ROUND OUR MAIN CARD
Matt Mitrione (8-3) and Gabriel Gonzaga (16-8) will open up the four-fight Big Fox card at 8PM/5PM ETPT by facing each other. Mitrione is a slight favorite here, but Gonzaga is a very live dog. As usual, the UFC has put up a good card for Big Fox in the hopes of drawing greater interest in the sport of MMA. Tune in for a solid event.
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December 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
WBA CHAMP ERISLANDY LARA WINS EASY
Las Vegas, NV-In the first defense, Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 1 KOs) won impressively over Contender TV show veteran and former IBF titleholder Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) live from San Antonio, TX on a Friday night broadcast of Showtime boxing. The Cuban utilized his superior footwork to constantly frustrate Las Vegan Smith over twelve rounds. Easy bout to score as the southpaw from Cuba used that footwork to set traps and land accurate left hands.
Smith attempted to close the gap as he only appeared to have success when Lara’s back was on the ropes. The Showtime commentators constantly hinted at Lara’s perceived unappealing style of a “boxer/mover.” That being said, it will be tough for the Cuban to get big fights. Scores were 119-109 twice and 117-111. Smith had bruising around both eyes.
FLOYD INTERVIEWED ON SHOWTIME BROADCAST
In a huge disply of bravado, Floyd Mayweather blasted the Pacquiao camp in an interview with Steve Farhood. He made it clear that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He generally accused Bob Arum for fooling the public that he doesn’t want to fight, and instead claims that they have been ducking him for years.
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December 13th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
FEMALE STRAWWEIGHTS TAKE CENTERSTAGE
Los Angeles, CA- Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza was crowned The Ultimate Fighter tonight at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV, as she defeated Rose Namajunas (2-2) with a rear-naked choke at 1:26 of round number three. With several strawweights featured on this card, Esparza will have her hands full defending this new belt.
OLVEIRA TOPS STEVENS IN CO-FEATURE
Featherweight (145) Charles Oliveira (19-4, 1 NC) won a unanimous decision after 3 rounds over Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens (23-11) in an uneventful scrap. A lightweight (155) bout between K.J. Noons (13-7, 1 NC) and Daron Cruickshank (16-5, 1 NC) ended in a no-contest after Noons’ repeated eye pokes left Cruickshank unable to continue. Lightweight Yancy Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) took just 4:37 to submit Joe Proctor (10-3) with a guillotine in round 1. Jessica Penne (12-2) defeated Randa Markos (4-2) by split decision in the opening bout of the main card.
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December 12th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
UFC ON FOX SPORTS TONIGHT WITH TUF FINALE
KNOCKOUT ARTIST STEVENS (23-10) RETURNS IN CO-FEATURE
Featherweight Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens will take on Charles Oliveira (18-4, 1 NC) in a decent scrap. Other than that, this card looks devoid of real entertainment value. K.J. Noons (13-7) will meet Daron Cruickshank (16-5) in a lightweight (155) battle, lightweights Yancy Medeiros (10-2, 1 NC) and Joe Proctor (10-2) will mix it up, and rounding out the main card is a strawweight bout between Jessica Penne (11-2) and Randa Markos (4-1). A lot of up and comers both male and female on this card.
THE STRAWWEIGHT PRELIMS
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December 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
ONLY ONE BOUT LOOKS GOOD ON SHOWTIME
NOTHING GREAT ABOUT DEVON
Devon Alexander is dubbed “Alexander The Great” and not for a reason unassociated with his boxing skills that are a tad better than mediocre. Granted, he lost a Technical Decision 10 to Tim Bradley and had the IBF 147 lb. trinket he won afterwards taken away from Shawn Porter, who lost the belt to Kell Brook. Truth be told, Bradley has been less than stellar ever since they away his third arm, AKA his head!
KHAN LOOKS LIKE EASY PICK
Although some will point to his chin, I’d be willing to say that Amir Khan does everything better than Devon Alexander. At this point, I can actually hear some of you yelling, “What about his chin?” To that I think Khan’s chin was put in peril by his struggle to make 140 lbs. Now fighting at 147 with a new trainer in Virgil Hunter, the Alexander fight is an excellent opportunity to make a statement at welterweight.
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December 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- One night in early 1993, Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward and I got buzzed in his Motown mansion. After a short stint on the back porch, we threw a couple back in the kitchen before moving in to the front room.
GOLDFATHER QUITE AN EDUCATOR
Besides espousing some political points of view that swung more Left than Right, but some Right, the 1962 US AAU bantamweight (118 lb.) champion who passed in October 2012 left an indelible mark on both boxing and myself.
BURNED BY LEONARD & DUNDEE IN 1981
After a couple of hours of back and forth chat, the Kronk Gym Goldfather whose first champion was WBA lightweight guy Hilmer Kenty in March 1980 said, “Pedro Fernandez, you ask me anything you want.”
“SECOND SET OF EYES IN CORNER”
With both of us being kept warm by spirits and the furnace as it was snowing which was queer to a native San Franciscan. As we made our way around the room talking about posted pictures of Emanuel with everybody but Jesus Christ and Mahatma Ghandi, we came to a picture of Tommy Hearns and Ray Leonard.
PUTTING STEWARD ON SPOT
Looking at this September 1981 photograph of his charge Tommy Hearns and Ray Charles Leonard clashing for undisputed welterweight supremacy, I blurted out, “You mucked up there.” All of a sudden, as ex-Mike Tyson trainer Aaron Snowell says, “It got so quiet you could hear a mouse piss on a wad of cotton behind the piano.”
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December 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
OLYMPIC & 168 LB. KING DISAPPEARED
POISED TO MOVE FLOYD OUT 3 YEARS AGO?
After dominating Carl Froch (now the hottest fighter at 168) and winning the Super Six Tourney in 2011, Ward seemed to in a position to make some superstar moves. But it didn’t happen and whether you want to blame his late promoter Dan Goossen or not, the injuries and time off because of such had a lot to do with Ward’s thwarted ascension to the the mythical ‘pound of pound’ crown said to be held by Floyd Mayweather.
ANDRE WARD KNOCKED DOWN IN COURT
Having been dropped a couple of times in court and by the California State Athletic Commission, Ward has been trying to leave Goossen-Tutor Promotions for a couple of years. The latest legal setback was this past August. Supposedly this is all about Goossen allegedly “cutting out” Antonio Leonard, a Texas based promoter who is tight with Ward’s management team headed by ex-music mogul James Prince.
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December 8th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
LAWLER BEATS HENDRICKS BY SPLIT DUKE IN REMATCH
TRILOGY IN ORDER?
With the score tied 1-1 in fights, it seems a third fight is inevitable. I think Rory MacDonald will likely be next for the new champ, with Carlos Condit (29-8) and Tyron Woodley (14-3) looming large in the background. If Hendricks keeps winning, he will get another crack at the strap in the near future.
LIGHTWEIGHT (155) CHAMP PETTIS AMAZING
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis choked out Gilbert Melendez (22-4) in the second round of their championship battle. Time was 1:53. After a competitive first round that saw Melendez pursue effectively and saw Pettis land some solid strikes, the champion took over in the second and finished Melendez with a Guillotine choke. Pettis continues to prove he is a great athlete and a mixed martial arts star.
TWO HEAVYWEIGHT KNOCKOUTS UNDERNEATH
Travis Browne (17-2-1) knocked out Brendan Schaub (10-5) with just ten seconds left in the very first round. It was a fairly competitive round, but the superior striking and chin of Browne was too lethal a combination for Schaub in the end. Rounding out the main card was a Todd Duffee (9-2) knockout of Anthony Hamilton (13-4) in just 33 seconds and a lightweight SUB2 (4:19) by Tony Ferguson (18-3) of Abel Trujillo (12-6, 1 NC).
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December 7th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
Saturday, December 6, 2014
KO KING STOPS GAME ROSADO
Brooklyn, NY- Barclays Center (HBO) David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) TKO 10 Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) (160 lbs.) Target practice was all it was for the twice beaten Lemieux who after round two took control landing 47& of his power shots against the always agressive Gabe Rosado. It went the way it was suposed to on paper as guys are on apparently different levels. But the damage Rosado took, especial
CENTENO SHOWS POP ON HBO
Hugo Centeno Jr (22-0, 12 KOs) KO 3 James De La Rosa (23-3, 13KOs) (154). When you consider a jab dropped De La Rosa in the opening round and one big punch and it was “Good night Irene” for De La Rosa in round five, well either Centeno has “Hands of Stone” or De La Rosa might have a “Glass Jaw.” Time was 2:26.
DULORME A BIT BETTER THAN LUNDY
Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) SD 10 Henry Lundy (25W 3L 1D 12KOs) (140) Lundy down in round one, Dulorme controled the action more often than not and deserved win. Scores were 96-93, 97-92 Dulorme, 96-93 Lundy.
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December 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
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