“BOXING IS BACK” AFTER JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO

BOXING BECAME “EXCITING” AGAIN

Klitschko Eats "Fatal" Uppercut

Klitschko Eats “Fatal” Uppercut


Sausalito, CA– If you’ve been like myself, looking at the current boxing landscape you haven’t been all that excited. In some cases you might have had to take Viagra to get up for some of these so-called big fights that promoters have been putting forth.

COMPETITIVE FIGHT HAD “FIREWORKS”

But the Anthony Joshua win over Wladimir Klitschko, it was a boxing match that gave boxing a “Jump Start” as the sport in the minds of some has had a dead battery. And if this heavyweight shootout wasn’t your cup of tea, we are just five days from the Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown.

SNOWELL THINKS WLAD SHOULD CONTINUE

As Wladimir (64-5, 54 KOs) contemplates retirement, the trainer of several world heavyweight champs, the great Aaron Snowell thinks Wlad should call out the much-avoided (27-0, 23 KOs) Luis “King Kong” Perez.

HERE IS “THE KEY” TO BEATING JOSHUA, ET AL

Any matchup involving Cuba’s Ortiz brings intrigue because he is short and throws “nuclear” uppercuts, AKA the unconventional shot. And if you’re going to beat these big guys, you MUST hit them with punches they can’t see, meaning Hooks & Uppercuts.

AARON NOT DOING WLAD ANY FAVORS

Stopped four times, each Klitschko loss outside of the Tyson Fury fight which was a UD 12, was preceded by his getting hit with something the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist didn’t see incoming.

NOBODY SINCE DEMPSEY & JACK JOHNSON

With 90,000 people buying tickets for the Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) Klitschko Wembley Stadium event, I had to ask trainer Aaron Snowell when was the last time an American drew 90,000? Aaron brought up Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey doing around 100,000 paid in the early parts of the 20th century.

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On the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk,” we heard from Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, in addition to historian “Sin City” Richey and the trainer of champs, Aaron Snowell.

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Pedro Fernandez

THE MONTH OF “OCTOBER” IN BOXING HISTORY!

TODAY’S HISTORIC BOXING HIGHLIGHTS

October 12,

1926: Jack Sharkey WF 12 Harry Wills, Brooklyn. Referee: Patsy Haley. Haley disqualified Wills for illegal use of a backhand blow. “Wills was battered about the ring from the start.” (AP)

1969: Jose Napoles W 15 Emile Griffith, Inglewood. Retains World Welterweight Title. Referee: Dick Young. Griffith was knocked down in the 3rd. Scoring: 11-4, 11-3-1, 9-4-2.

1975: Alexis Arguello KO 5 Royal Kobayashi, Tokyo. Retains WBA Featherweight Title. Time: 2:47. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

1984: Jeff Fenech KO 2 Bobby Williams, Marrickville, Australia. Fenech’s pro debut.

1985: Azumah Nelson KO 1 Pat Cowdell, Birmingham, England. Retains WBC Featherweight Title. Time: 2:24. Referee: Octavio Meyran.

1991: James Toney KO 4 Francesco Dell’Aquila, Monte Carlo. Retains IBF Middleweight Title.

1994: Johnny Tapia KO 11 Henry Martinez, Albuquerque.

Julio Cesar Chavez KO 8 Joey Gamache, Anaheim.

Michael Carbajal KO 5 Tomas Rivera, Anaheim. Retains IBF Junior Flyweight Title.

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THE BOXING HISTORICAL MONTH OF AUGUST

BOXING HISTORY YOU CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE!

August 1,

1901: Pancho Villa born Francisco Guilledo.

1950: Dado Marino W 15 Terry Allen, Honlulu. Wins World Flyweight Title.

1954: Trevor Berbick born.

1962: Jake Matlala born.

1968: Cachorro Amaya KO 1 Alexis Arguello, Managua. Not a very auspicious pro debut for the future hall-of-famer, Alexis Arguello

1976: Rigoberto Riasco W 15 Dong Kyun Yum, Pusan, S. Korea. Retains WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

1981: Eusebio Pedroza KO 7 Carlos Pinango, Caracas. Retains WBA Featherweight Title.

1987: Mike Tyson W 12 Tony Tucker, Las Vegas. Retains (Unifies) World Heavyweight Title. Referee: Mills Lane | Judge: Julio Roldan 118-113 | Judge: Phil Newman 119-111 | Judge: Bill Graham 117-112

1988: Julio Cesar Chavez KO 3 Vernon Buchanan, Inglewood. Non-title fight. Read more