“KING KARL” LOOKS BACK AT SANDERS-LEE MATCH

SANDERS DID NOT “PASS TEST” IN TITLE WIN

Billy Joe Sanders

Billy Joe Sanders

Houston, TX– A fortnight ago, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight (160 lb.) title clash between champion Andy Lee and challenger Billy Joe Saunders made me realize how far our beloved sport has declined in quality over the past three decades. Saunders captured the WBO honors in a 12 round sleepwalk at the Manchester Arena in a contest that was “sub par” as far as major fights involving world class competition.

WBO TITLE FIGHT NOT ONE FOR “TIME CAPSULE”

The WBO has historically has recognized some outstanding champions including: Erik Morales, Wladimir Klitschko ,Marco Antonio Barrera, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and many others. And while I’m the first to realize that you can’t blame the sanctioning body. Still, this match was not one the WBO could call one of 2015’s best.

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NETWORK TV KEY TO BOXING GLORY

GARCIA GETS BY LAMONT, BRONER NEXT!

Danny Garcia: Fight @ 140 or strip him!

Danny Garcia: Fight @ 140 or strip him!


San Francisco, CA– There is nothing like watching fights on American Network TV and the two Premier Boxing Champion cards on NBC thus far, as well as the CBS show of last Saturday, people are watching with NBC capturing the major demographics of 18-49 with both prime time shows.

SOME STARS WITH POTENTIAL FOR MORE

The stars have included Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Adonis Stevenson, Andy Lee, Peter Quillin, Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson. Having never been an ardent admirer of Peterson, I thought he performed admirably considering Garcia was supposed smoke Lamont like a Brookyln blunt.

RAZOR THIN MATCH WENT TO DANNY

The fight was so close that it boiled down to one round going in another direction and the decision could have instead of a MD 12 win for Garcia, would have been a draw or a Peterson win.

LEE & “THE COCOA KID” NEED REMATCH SOON
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ODDS AND PREDICTIONS FOR PBC ON NBC

BOXING ON PRIMETIME NBC TV SATURDAY

Las Vegas, NV– While the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight that will occur in May is supposed to be the “event” that’ll put boxing back into the mainstream,  Premier Boxing Champions, also known as “PBC,” might have a larger effect in the long-term. With professional prizefighting now back on network TV, boxing will be reaching a much larger audience. The question mark here is has Al Haymon been able to secure sponsors? Last Saturday’s show featured no commercials. With the high price tag of these shows he must get a return on his investment. While no one knows specifically where those returns are coming from, Mr. Haymon, a numbers cruncher with a Harvard background, knows what he’s doing.

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MAYWEATHER WINS 2014 TURD AWARD

“TURD OF THE YEAR” CHOICE UNANIMOUS

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA– Unbeaten and nearly 38 years of age, Floyd Mayweather continues to be a dick! His pissing on Manny Pacquiao in the press over his financial dilemma and taunting him with a May 2 date on Showtime PPV with a reported 80-20 split, all I can say is that’s Floyd who says, “I offered him $40 million before he lost twice, he can’t expect the same money now.”

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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LISTEN NOW: EMANUEL STEWARD ON “RING TALK SUNDAY” IN 2012!

Emanuel Steward

Emanuel Steward

LAST IN DEPTH RADIO INTERVIEW WITH “THE GREAT ONE”

San Francisco, CA– This is the second of two “one on one” interviews with the recently departed Hall of Fame trainer & HBO announcer Emanuel Steward, founder of the Kronk Gym in Detroit, MI.

THIS WAS THE SUNDAY SHOW!

Emanuel Steward discusses his crazy travel schedule and being on three continents, four countries in five days, this from June 2012. My feeling is that Emanuel knew how sick he was, thus he was trying to utilize every available moment from the diagnosi until the end last week. TO LISTEN NOW click on the black arrow in Read more

CARDS STACKED AGAINST ANDY LEE IN “UNFAIR” JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ FIGHT!

TREATMENT OF IRISHMAN IN TEXAS “NO ACCIDENT”

San Francisco, CA– Going to get the negatives off my chest right away, this before I pen another article. The manner in which the WBC, Top Rank, as well as the Texas Athletic Commission handled the fight between Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez and Ireland’s Andy Lee last Saturday was deplorable. And no, I’m not talking about Chavez skipping out on yet “another” post fight drug test, that’s been bantered about on just about every boxing site on the web, but I will touch on it at the close of this article.

RING SIZE WAS LIKE MAXWELL SMART’S “PHONE BOOTH”

Julio Cesar Chavez-Andy Lee Ring


For years now, the Assn. of Boxing Commissions, which is about as impotent as a male corpse, has mandated that boxing matches be fought in 20 foot rings. Last Saturday night, Top Rank, the promotional outfit headed by Bob Arum, who handles Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., they pulled an old trick that promoters would often use when their guy was a plodder and the opponent was a runner. Read more

WEEKEND BOXING ODDS & PREDICTIONS: CHICKS, CHAVEZ & HEAVYS TOO!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mathis-Holms Rematch Weigh In

CHICKS COLLIDE IN ALBUQUERQUE WITH NO JOHNNY TAPIA RINGSIDE!

Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, NMHolly Holms (30-2-3, 9 KOS) vs. Anne Mathis (26-1, 22 KOS) Odds/Prediction: Mathis 14-5. Power and grit seem to tilt this rematch in Mathis’ favor. Would love to see an upset as Holly is good, but Mathis is a monster!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX– (HBO) Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KOs) vs. Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) (WBC 160 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Chavez 11-5. Size differential and Chavez being in Tex-ass, tough to beat. And that’s without adding the WBC connections. Hoping for an upset, but even if he wins I expect Chavez Jr. to run to 168 lbs. to avoid real champ Sergio Martinez. Then he will put on a “stall” there as Andre Ward would humiliate him!

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JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ & NBC CARD TOP SIGNORELLA’S WEEKEND PREVIEW

Chavez (left) cracking another bum

New York, NY– After the horrid “show” that transpired last Saturday (in both decision and “combat”) boxing moves on and gets ready to begin a heated summer lineup of intriguing match ups. Lucky for us, this weekend’s main event has potential to be hot enough to burn down the barn. Let’s take a look.

CHAVEZ TO FACE TOUGHEST FOE!

In what is expected to be a sold out crowd, the undefeated “son of a legend” Julio Cesar Chavez (45-0-1, 31 KOs) will attempt to defend his WBC middleweight (160) trophy against rugged brawler Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) in a scheduled 12 rounds of pound at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Saturday at 10 PM ET on HBO.

IS “JUNIOR” THE GOODS OR JUST HYPE?

At the tender age of just 27 years old, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has already competed in 46 fights without knowing defeat. However, his level of opposition has left much to be desired. Since his professional debut in 2003, Chavez opponents have commonly been comprised of “C” class battlers with losing records. During that span Chavez went “life and death” with two (at best) “B” class fighters and barely crossed the finish line in each. To his credit, Chavez has displayed proven boxing ability; especially in the educated way he varies his punch selection. In addition, by recently hiring Hall of Fame bound boxer/trainer Freddie Roach, Chavez has shown a willingness to continue to learn his craft. At the end of the day, the acquisition of a legendary trainer can only help. Plus: Julio can bang some. Read more

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ A FRAUD, OR A GOOD FIGHTER LIVING IN DADDY’S SHADOW?

“LITTLE” JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ IMPROVING AS A PRIZEFIGHTER

LOS ANGELES-CA- Overshadowed by Saturday’s perceived controversial decision victory for Timothy Bradley over Manny “The Congressman” Pacquiao, is this Satuday’s WBC middleweight (160 lb) clash between belt holder Julio Ceasar “Son of a Legend” Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KOs)

Julio "The Cheat" Chavez Jr.

Can Chavez Remove Himself From Dad's Shadow?

and  2004 Irish Olympian Andy Lee (28-1,20 KOs).  Chavez, a much improved fighter in the last couple of years who now works with famed trainer Freddie Roach, takes on his toughest test in Lee, a prized pupil of Hall of Fame trainer Emmanuel Steward on HBO in the main event live from the Sun Bowl in EL Paso Texas. The bout looks to be an entertaining contrast of styles on paper.

CHAVEZ HAS BEEN “LEARNING ON THE JOB”

Criticized by being babied by his promoter Top Rank in his early days, the son of Hall of Fame Mexican  superstar Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr., who had no amateur career, has racked up some solid wins within the last two years. Defeating solid top middleweights in Sebastian Zbik (30-2, 10 KOs) in his title winning effort, and Marco Antonio Rubio (53-6-1,46 KOs) in a mandatory title defense in February,  has added a decent outside game to the brawling inside style of his well known father.

ONCE BEATEN LEE IS UPSET MINDED

Lee, a talented boxer who fights out of the southpaw stance (left-handed), has good power and great tutelage. In his only defeat he was stopped on his feet in the seventh round against Brian Vera (15-1 at the time) in a bout he was winning handily up until that point on the scorecards. Since that setback in 2008 he’s won 13 straight, also avenging the loss in one-sided fashion last November.

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WBC: “WORLD OF BUNCO & CONSPIRACIES” WITH EITHER JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ?

WBC HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRO-JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ BE IT SR. OR JR.

Julio "The Coward" Cesar Chavez Sr.

San Francisco, CA– There was always speculation amongst some boxing insiders that WBC President Jose Sulaiman was involved in the “financial” dealings of both Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Ricardo Lopez, something I could never prove. There are a plethora of reasons that have circulated over the years pointing to this, some of them even the casual boxing fan might even have taken note of. After Frankie Randall clearly beat Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. in January 1994, and beat him decisively, I was astonished as was the great boxing odds maker Herb Lambeck, that Chavez was getting all the play in the Las Vegas betting parlors.

HERB SAYS “STAY AWAY FROM CHAVEZ FIGHT”

“Pedro, Randall beat Chavez pretty good in January. Yet, all the wise guys and the Mexican money is coming in on Chavez and big. I’m staying away from this one as I feel that some s*it might occur and Randall gets *******!” The greatest boxing odds maker in history was correct as Randall was beating Chavez in the rematch, then came an accidental clash of heads and Julio quit! It was the eighth round, Randall was controlling and frustrating the Mexican icon who at times acted like a child, although this wasn’t a kid-like move, it was a bitch-move and Julio Cesar Sr. just flat out quit at the at the 2:57 mark of a May 1994 encounter. After the heads clashed, Sr. just turned away from referee Mills Lane and quit!

JUDGES IN LAS VEGAS DID RANDALL SANS VASELINE! Read more