Subject: Juarez Trouncing
I have to say I dont think weight had anything to do withrnRocky Juarez loss to Humberto Soto. He was simply out foughtrnplain and simple. Maybe the height had a part in it. But I have been sayingrnever since I seen him with his so-called step up in comp, it was with older notrnin there prime fighters. When he runs into somebody who can take his hook andrnhas some good boxing skills then Juarez will get beat. That is exactly whatrnhappened. He ran into someone who has been sparring with Erik Moraleswho from what I have seen has learned plenty from Morales. But once again ifrnJuarez fights another boxer with a good chin he will be beat. That is why hernnever gave Zahir Raheem a rematch.
, Subject: Can You Help Me Find Mike Tyson?>
Hoping you can help me locate Mike Tyson. I am a NY businessman trying to make somernboxing arrangements with at this time an (undisclosed) opponent. We are putting a totally different spin onrnMikes career that will keep him away from pornography.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Dear Mr. Hollander,
I happen to think Porn is the ideal outlet for Mike Tysonvocationally. Mike once told me that, I cant believe people pay money to seernhim fight. I do it naturally. Well, need I say anymore? Tyson needs Porn andrnPorn needs Tyson! And Mr. Hollander, all due respect sir, but I think Mike hasrna better shot in X-rated films, and at the same time be safer then he wouldrnbe fighting in a boxing ring nowadays! Thanks, Pedro
Subject: AudleyrnFan Has His 15 Minutes (62 Words)
I recently emailed you regarding my opinions of the toprnheavyweights. Audley Harrison is the heir apparent. He is just inrnanother league from the other guys. Audley cannot only box, but he hasrndevastating power as well. I would love to see him fight Samuel Peter.rnWho would you pick? And do think Harrison can beat Vitali Klitschko?
Hey Mike, Audley needs to step his game up period! VitalirnKlitschko? Last I checked he hasnt fought in ions. Pedro
Subject: Mercer-Briggs Odds?
Hey Pedro, I cannot find odds on Ray Mercer-ShannonrnBriggs. Do you know the line? I think this is a paycheck fight for Mercerrnand Briggs knows he has to win for one more shot at a payday. What do yournthink?
Dear Sir, you probably have this match pegged right on. Butrnbetting money on either of these guys is perilous to say the least. You arent buying this are you? Thanks,rnPedro
Subject: Ring Talk Radio & Andre Ward
Pedro, I discovered your Ring Talk radio show a fewrnmonths ago. Its excellent!
Thanks for opening my eyes to Andre Ward. I wouldnt have known how good he
is without you touting him. rnAnyway, the fight last t night was super impressive regardless of who hernwas fighting, Ward oozes class and talent and it makes me proud hes from thernBay. Theres no question in my mindrnthat with a little more experience and strength hes a nightmare for JermainrnTaylor. I wish there was future betting on World Championships inrnboxing. I would lay a chunk onrnWard. Keep up the good work.
San Rafael, CA
Subject: Luisito Espinosa
Thanks for the www.RingTalk.comtee shirt, I appreciate it man. So did the California Commission suspendrnLuisito Espinosa? I also thoughtrnLuisito had no business in the ring tonight. Think promoter Dan Goossenwill come back?
The Commission wanted him to take an MRI, thisrnI was told, and he refused. Look, Luisito looks like hes 105 years old! Havingrnbeen knocked the puck out in four of his last six fights, well that should inrnitself be convincing enough to prevent anyone from letting him fight again. BigrnBird (Dan Goossen) should bring Andre Ward to Oakland, CA,rnand the Henry Kaiser Convention Center in particular for a Saturdayrnafternoon fight card! People dont like going to the old Oakland Auditoriumat night. Thanks!
Subject: Mistakes On San Francisco Pugs!
I enjoyed your ruminations re: San Francisco pugilists. A couple of corrections:1) That was FreddiernSteele (not Frankie) who handed Fred Apostoli his first loss. 2)rnApostoli won the middleweight title by beating Marcel Thil. His victory over Young Corbett III was in arntitle defense. And in naming Friscos greatest ringmen–did you really overlookrnJAMES J. CORBETT?? Or was thatrnjust a “tease,” to get a rise out of a boxing buff like me?
Retired boxing writer
Former President, WBHF
I simply forgot about the man that beat John L. Sullivan.rnAs a pro, Corbett was reportedly 13-4-4, with 6 KOs. Turning pro in 1886, SanrnFranciscos Gentleman Jim KOd John L. Sullivan in 1892. Losing therntitle to James Jeffries in 1900, this was an upset as Corbett was cruisingrnuntil the 23rd round when he got drilled by Jeffries, who had takenrna beating! One fight followed three months later with Charles Kid McCoy(who threw the fight). In 1903, Jeffries beat Corbett in a rematch withoutrnmercy for ten heats before the fight was called! Corbett retired and would diernat 66 in 1933.
Subject: Luisito Espinosa
I can only cringe and shake my head. Luisito Espinosa is onernof my all time favorite fighters. He came back from the embarrassing loss ofrnhis bantamweight title by knockout to Israel Contreras in front ofrnthousands of Filipinos in Araneta Coliseum to win the featherweight belt from ManuelrnMedina. His memorable title defense against Mexicos Alejandrorn”Cobrita” Gonzalez, in Guadalajara, Mexico, a man who previouslyrnKOd him, will be forever etched in my memory.
Unfortunately, he is not even a shadow of his old self.rnLuisito was screwed by promoters in our country, and a large purse was neverrngiven to him. Now, boxing vultures are circling him. Forget for a second therndanger of permanent neurological damage. His plight is a stain on thernPhilippine sports conscience, who has time and again ignored athletes whornbrought honor to our country after they are washed up.
Dear Mr. Bonsure,
I stand corrected as I was under the impression that thernPhilippine Government had guaranteed Luisitos monies. I have gotten severalrnemails to the contrary. Still, somebody should be held responsible! As for Mrs.rnLuisito Espinosa, what a beeach!
Subject: Why Is Taylor Getting Heat?
The reason Jermain Taylor is getting so much crap isrnit was the lamest title winning effort in recent memory. Watch the fight without the HBOshills commentarythe fight wasnt really that close.
Subject: Cartoonist Comments On Tyson-Jameson X-Rated PPV
That would make and all time great cartoon. I would tune inrnto see if Mike Tyson bites Jenna Jamesons nipples off!
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