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its all a dirty scandal regarding fury. proper witch hunt.

the rematch is still on and he will still beat Klitschko even easier than last time.


Pacquiao fighting Vargas now
 

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lel. Is anyone shocked? You just knew after Terence Crawford outclassed Viktor Postol that Manny & Freddie were going to choose the easier option. It's a blatant duck to me.

Don't get me wrong though, stylistically Jessie Vargas will make for more entertaining fight.

I doubt this is going to sell well on PPV. Bob Arum might take another lose here.
 

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Its is all a bit strange this Fury failed drug test business. I remember reading months ago that he had failed one but i presumed the B sample had returned clear as i have not heard anything since. Not sure why it has all been brought back up again now.
 

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lel. Is anyone shocked? You just knew after Terence Crawford outclassed Viktor Postol that Manny & Freddie were going to choose the easier option. It's a blatant duck to me.

Don't get me wrong though, stylistically Jessie Vargas will make for more entertaining fight.

I doubt this is going to sell well on PPV. Bob Arum might take another lose here.
This is not 2010. Ducking does not enter the equation for a guy who wants to retire and has already proven himself in every way

Its is all a bit strange this Fury failed drug test business. I remember reading months ago that he had failed one but i presumed the B sample had returned clear as i have not heard anything since. Not sure why it has all been brought back up again now.
Trust me Fury has mighty enemies in England. He'd be the worst looking PED-user ever. Even worse than Barnett in 2001.
 

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http://www.skysports.com/boxing/news/12183/10523682/charles-martin-suffers-gunshot-wound-in-los-angeles

Former world heavyweight champion Charles Martin - the man deposed by Anthony Joshua in June - has been shot in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old from St Louis now resides in Carson, California but it was in downtown LA at approximately 5am that Martin was allegedly involved in an altercation with two men that resulted in gunfire.

Martin, who held the IBF title for almost three months earlier this year, claims he has no idea why the men attacked him and was attempting to drive away from the incident when he suffered a gunshot wound to his forearm.

He added that he "looked down, and saw a pool of blood. I said to myself, 'I gotta get outta here. I'm gonna die. I'm gonna bleed to death.'

"I have to pay respect to the cops. They saved my life."

'Prince Charles' subsequently underwent surgery as police continue the hunt for his assailants.
:wow
 

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He never competed in the olympics, he's not popular in Belfast, he's not popular in the UK, doesnt accept any national anthem to be played at his title fights. So he has a couple of things working against him, but it could happen, but it will take time to build a reputation with him.
Frampton is absolutely adored in Belfast. By both nationalist/unionist communities.
 

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The one & only Roberto Duran on the best boxers he faced during his illustrious and distinguished career.

BEST SKILLS

Ken Buchanan: Buchanan was one of the great lightweights when it came to tactics and skill. His intelligence made him very difficult to beat even though he wasn’t a very strong opponent. Sugar Ray Leonard was faster and stronger but Buchanan had tremendous skills.

BEST JAB

Buchanan: He was tall, boxed well and his lateral movement was extremely good. Buchanan’s jab was difficult to deal with because he threw it on the move.

BEST DEFENSE

Buchanan: He was hard to hit cleanly. I was very young, lacked experience, and Buchanan had been world champion for a long time. A lot of people will expect me to say Wilfred Benitez or Leonard when it comes to defense but I wasn’t prepared properly for Benitez or the Leonard rematch. Davey Moore, who I beat easily, knocked Benitez out so there’s no comparison there. I was coming into my prime against Buchanan and he made me miss often.

BEST CHIN

Marvelous Marvin Hagler: I hit Hagler with a lot of punches and he just kept coming. I didn’t find him as skillful as some of the opponents I faced but he was the toughest.

BEST PUNCHER

Esteban De Jesus: De Jesus was the first opponent to knock me down and he had me down again in the second fight. When I lost to Thomas Hearns I was drained from losing weight too quickly, and that had a bad effect on me. Hearns got me with a great punch but I could have performed far better in a rematch. Marvin Hagler, who is a good friend of mine, told Hearns the only reason he knocked me out is because I wasn’t at my best.

FASTEST HANDS

Sugar Ray Leonard: He was the fastest fighter I ever fought but in the first fight I saw everything that was coming at me.

FASTEST FEET

Buchanan: At lightweight the opponents were much swifter on their feet and, back then, we were boxing in 15-round fights. Buchanan always kept on the move but I caught up with him eventually. That victory means a lot to me.

SMARTEST

Leonard: It’s hard to give you one name but Leonard stands out because he made adjustments during fights.

STRONGEST

Hagler: It was an extremely close fight but he got me tired late. Even though I built myself up to middleweight, Hagler was much bigger and used his strength on the inside. After making weight, a fighter rehydrates and there was a big difference there. Still, even when I was tired, Hagler couldn’t get me down. There was no way I was going to get the decision but some fans and reporters thought I’d done enough. Hagler had big American fights pending with Leonard and Hearns so there was a lot of money at stake.

BEST OVERALL

Leonard: I have to say Sugar Ray Leonard because look at what he did in his career after he lost to me. It takes a lot to come back from defeat and Leonard did it.
http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/431941-best-i-faced-roberto-duran

All that love for fellow Scot Ken Buchanan :proud
 

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Marcos Maidana has officially retired.

"After a long time out of the ring and after giving it a lot of thinking since my last fight, I’ve decided to hang up the gloves for good,” he wrote. “Probably my decision would not surprise much as I had given hints of it in the last few months. But at this time I am making it official."

I had a tough career and I fulfilled many of my dreams,” he said. “I am a very happy man with my family and friends by my side these days. Today I do not feel motivated enough, do not have the fire inside me to intend to climb those mountains again. That is why I announce my retirement.
http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/432215-marcos-maidana-announces-retirement-after-rumors-of-return

His finest hour.....


 

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Frampton is absolutely adored in Belfast. By both nationalist/unionist communities.
then i stand corrected but i know for a fact that theres been controversy when hes refused to have a national anthem played before his fights

Great career. And also one of the few people ever to have got Floyd in trouble.
at least a handful of opponents have caused big problems for Money. Not sure I would put Maidana in that category. have to watch the fight again
 

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Billy Joe Saunders has been :duck again...

Billy Joe Saunders is off the Canelo Alvarez Sept. 17 undercard on HBO PPV after turning down Gabriel Rosado as an opponent, though a match between Saunders and Canelo is still a possibility for December, Eric Gomez, VP of Golden Boy told RingTV.com on Thursday.

Saunders-Rosado was penciled in as the co-feature to Alvarez’s junior middleweight title fight with Liam Smith. But Saunders’ refusal to face Rosado, as well as other opponents made it impossible to complete a deal, Gomez said. Now Golden Boy is trying to figure out which fight will serve as the co-feature after heavyweight Luis Ortiz’s proposed bout with Alexander Ustinov also fell apart in negotiations earlier this month.

Saunders, who holds a middleweight title and hasn’t fought since last December, reportedly turned down the fight because he didn’t think Rosado (23-9, 13 knockouts) was capable enough with nine losses, though his defeats have come against blue-chip talent. Philly’s Rosado blasted Saunders on social media for bypassing such an opportunity. “Excuses in y he turned down the fight r pathetic,” Rosado tweeted on Thursday. “HBO payperview. It gets no bigger then that #Coward”.
http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/432473-gomez-says-bj-saunders-off-sept-17-canelo-undercard-turns-down-rosado

He then proceeded to insult Dan Rafael (and his mother) on twitter for breaking the news :no: He really is a truly vile individual.
 

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Bob Arum is in the process of trying to find a television partner to distribute Manny Pacquiao’s return bout against Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 and listed ESPN, Turner Broadcasting and even Showtime as potential carriers after HBO passed on the fight, he told RingTV.com on Tuesday.

It’s going to be distributed on Dish (Network), Direct TV, etc., etc., and now we’re working on a distribution partner to fill the role of HBO,” Arum said in a phone interview. “Definitely it’s not going to be HBO. HBO had a contract and decided to pass because it was two weeks in front of their Ward-Kovalev fight.”

Sergey Kovalev’s light heavyweight championship with Andre Ward is schedule for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on HBO PPV. Pacquiao’s bout with Vargas is on Nov. 5 and will also appear on the pay-per-view platform. “If they hadn’t passed on the right, we wouldn’t have had any option,” said Arum of having the Nov. 5 fight on HBO PPV. “They had a contract.” HBO has now given up its contractual right to any of his future fights, Arum said, including a possible lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. HBO Sports, which declined comment, has a multi-fight deal with Pacquiao; a source said it’s not clear if the contact becomes void if Pacquiao leaves for one fight.

Arum hasn’t reached out to Showtime yet about carrying Pacquiao-Vargas, he said. Showtime told RingTV.com on Monday it’s open to carrying Pacquiao’s next fight but no discussions have taken place yet with Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza. “I haven’t spoken to them,” Arum said. “But there would be no impediment to that.”

Arum is currently vacationing in Aspen. “When I get back next week, Stephen will be one of the guys I’m calling,” he said. The other options to carry the fight are Turner and ESPN, he said.
http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/432871-bob-arum-mentions-espn-turner-and-showtime-to-possibly-carry-pacquiao-return

Pacquiao's so washed he's getting passed over for Andre Ward :mj2
 
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