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  • i hope roy takes this guy to school. But you never know what roy is gonna show up.


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      • i really hope roy beats calzaghe, in terms of pure skill roy was one of the best fighters ive ever seen.


        • this boxer thinks he is an MMA Fighter watch what happens

          Trenton Titsworth vs. Jesse Vargas

          last name is
          Last edited by ibleedpurple; 11-04-2008, 10:41 PM.


          • MARG-SSM all but finalized!!!!!!

            The new year will kick off with a big fight if Top Rank’s Bob Arum is able to reach a deal with Antonio Margarito to fight Shane Mosley on Jan. 24 in a bout that, if it happens, will be on HBO.

            Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer already has reached a deal for the fight with Mosley. Arum has yet to come to contractual terms with Margarito, but said he is confident he’ll be able work a deal with Margarito’s management without significant difficulty.

            “I never want to say anything is done until it is done, but we have our side completed and we are waiting on Bob to work with his side,” Schaefer said. “I feel very good about this, but this is the kind of a thing where, until it’s done, I don’t really want to say too much about it.”

            Arum said he hoped to put the fight at either the MGM Grand Garden or the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, though there are complications. The Super Bowl is the next weekend and is traditionally one of the biggest weekends of the year for Las Vegas casinos, so they may be hesitant to host a boxing match the week before and bring in their high-rolling customers.

            Additionally, the MGM Grand is hosting UFC 94 on Jan. 31, but Arum said he is optimistic he could get a deal done with the company to host the fight in Las Vegas.

            “The good thing is, if we get this fight done, this is a fight that you know a couple of months ago almost certainly would have been on pay-per-view and now, it’s going on HBO, so it’s a good deal for the fans,” Arum said

            Let’s hope that gets done with no problems. Having said that, let’s get on to your questions and comments and my answers, which are in italics after the questions.


            • Mexican Fighters Want To Walk Pacquiao In The Ring

              It began when Mexico’s greatest fighter Julio Cesar Chavez assailed Oscar De La Hoya who had beaten him twice. Then after a dominating win in a rematch against tough Matt Vanda, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr picked it up from his father and said in a post-fight interview that his money was on Pacquiao.

              Tuesday morning Manila Time, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, in an overseas telephone conversation with, Standard Today and Viva Sports said “all the Mexicans want to help Pacquiao. They want to walk him into the ring.”

              Arum mentioned WBC Continental Americas light middleweight champion Chavez Jr, WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito, Mexican legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales and WBA super flyweight interim champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce among others.

              Simply put, Arum said “the Mexicans love Pacquiao” because he was like Mexican fighters, a warrior, adding that “Pacquiao is more popular in Mexico than De La Hoya.”

              Discussing the “Dream Match” Chavez Jr said “people say it’s a crazy fight but honestly, from a fighter’s point of view I think De La Hoya is going to have a very tough time with Pacquiao. He can win the fight, but my money is on Pacquiao. All the Mexicans are backing up Pacquiao.”

              De La Hoya has made an effort to win over the Mexicans to support him with Golden Boy Promotions CEO referring to the fact that De La Hoya was a son of Mexican migrants who grew up in East Los Angeles and waved both the American and Mexican flags in the ring when he won an Olympic gold medal.

              While he does have a tremendous following, Team Pacquiao believes that having beaten Mexican legends Marco Antonio Barrera, Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and a host of others, and with his exciting, aggressive fighting style the Filipino whirlwind has been embraced by many Mexicans.


              • Abraham-Marquez world title fight on PPV
                live on Saturday from Germany

                Trainer Ulli Wegner has praised King Arthur Abraham´s shape ahead of Saturday´s IBF middleweight title fight against Raul Marquez. Five weeks later than originally planned the two fighters will finally come face-to-face in Bamberg after the champion was flattened by the flu on the day of the fight. “Arthur is in great shape,” Wegner lauded. “He has worked very hard and very disciplined. The postponement did not affect his form at all.” After needing a last-second work-out session to make weight the last time out, the champion is already very close to the limit now. “Making weight can be very hard but great athletes have to live like nuns. Arthur did just that,” Wegner added.

                Meanwhile, Arturo Marquez, Raul´s father and coach, believes Abraham ducked out of the first meeting. “He was not sick,” Marquez stated. “He underestimated Raul when seeing him in America. When he analysed the tapes more closely he saw how strong Raul really is and then he did not want to fight him anymore.” King Arthur replied with an ironic smile: “Yes, I am so scared that I did not dare to fight him.” And then he added: “Everybody can say what he wants ahead of a fight. I will give my answer in the ring.”

                Just like Abraham (27-0, 22 KOs), Marquez (41-3, 29 KOs) also claimed that the postponement did not affect him – much on the contrary. “I am in even better shape than five weeks ago,” the mandatory challenger stated. “The postponement was not a problem, even though I would have fought had I turned sick. We flew back to the US, made a one-week break and then returned to practice. Everything has gone very well. Neither the time difference nor the long flights have bothered me. I am in great shape.”

                Wilfried Sauerland once again pointed out that it was impossible for Abraham to fight on October 4. “Of course we were all surprised and shocked when we heard the news,” the manager stated. “I have experienced something like that before when Graciano Rocchigiani fought Michael Nunn. But if the boxer is sick it does not make any sense for him to enter the ring. Now I am really looking forward to Saturday night. It will be a very interesting fight.”


                • Jones, Calzaghe ready to fight!!

                  November 8, 2003 was the last time Roy Jones Jr. was considered to be the best pound for pound fighter in the world. It was also the last time he would be the light heavyweight champion. It was on that November night in Las Vegas when Jones would struggle to win a majority decision over Antonio Tarver in defense of his title.

                  That was six fights ago. Jones, 39, has since gone 3-3, with two of the losses coming via brutal knockout.

                  And yet, exactly five years to the date, Jones has a chance to regain everything he once was and everything he once lost when he takes on current champ Joe Calzaghe this Saturday, November 8, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

                  "Only God can take you to the place where he takes you," Jones (52-4, 38 KO's) told the media on Wednesday at the final pre-fight press conference. "He's the best fighter pound for pound; I can't take anything away from him. But if I hadn't lost the three fights they wouldn't think he had a chance. It's a blessing from God."

                  Asked, however, why the fight didn't appeal to him when he had the title, Jones grew noticeably defensive. "It appealed to me then," he said. "I already got robbed in Seoul (in the 1988 Olympics). For me, that was God. If I had gone there (Wales) and lost a close decision, that would've been stupid by me. Why? I was the man. I need to be fighting him now because he's the man. There's a difference between being smart and stupid."

                  Calzaghe (45-0, 23 KO's), on the other hand, said his interest in fighting Jones had not been diminished by the former champ's rough patch in 2004. "I was one of the guys who wrote him off," Calzaghe said. "But I was impressed with his last fight (a decision win over Felix Trinidad). He's hungry. This is redemption for him."

                  "He's going to change his game because he knows he's fighting the best," Jones said of Calzaghe. The Welshman, however, didn't steer too far off from his usual demeanor. "What can I say? I think everything's been said. I think actions are better than words. You're not going to see a good fight; you're going to see a great fight."

                  Both fighters, meanwhile, seemed to appreciate the efforts of the other in getting the fight made. After Calzaghe's April win over Bernard Hopkins, Jones and Calzaghe exchanged numbers and began opening talks, albeit without either man having a promoter. "Initially we texted each other," Calzaghe said. "We made the deal straight away."

                  "I always have respect for Joe and Joe have respect for me," Jones said, although both fighters admitted they have yet to speak to one another while in training. "It's business," Jones said. "After the fight we may go to dinner."

                  Still, whether later than desired or not, there was a sizable portion of media and fans on hand for the final press conference. It's still a fight between Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr. And Jones, for his part, insisted that it wasn't too late to turn back the clock. "I was blessed with a gift from God. How you going to say I'm done with it? I know I got a gift from God. It ain't run out yet. I'm living proof it hasn't run out yet."

                  "If it's a close decision," Jones said, "it's my fault for letting it go 12 rounds."

                  "I expect a big performance from both of us," Calzaghe said.

                  Jones said the fight would come down to three elements: character ("we're both natural born winners"), adjustments and experience. The last time Jones had all three, in order, against the right opponent, was against Tarver five years ago. It should be interesting to see if he can do it again.

                  There was naturally a lot of talk regarding Calzaghe's assertion that this will be his last fight. "I wish I never mentioned it," said Calzaghe, 36. "I've achieved everything I wanted to achieve. I don't really want to talk about it. I'm just thinking about the eighth. I'm as hungry as I've ever been. Believe me I'm as 100-percent hungry for this fight as I was for Chris Eubank (when Calzaghe won his first title)."…As for Hopkins' recent win over Kelly Pavlik, Calzaghe said he was happy. "It just shows how good my win was. Either I must be doing something right or everyone I fight has an off day."…Jones, though, was dismissive of any talk regarding a Hopkins rematch until after the fight with Calzaghe. "I'll talk about Hopkins next," he said…Enzo Calzaghe, Joe's father and trainer, was very verbal in his assessment of the fight when he took the podium. "He's coming with one mission only: he's coming here to kick Roy Jones' ***."…Jones, whose promotional company Square Ring is promoting the fight with Calzaghe, recently signed junior welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita. Salita (28-0-1, 16 KO's) will be fighting on the televised under card against Derrick Campos (17-5, 10 KO's). While Campos insisted he'd be in Salita's face "all night long," the unbeaten 140-pounder appeared unfazed. "I'm glad he has his game face on. I had a great training camp. It's going to be a great night. I can't wait. I look forward to putting on a tremendous performance and to take care of business." It will mark the first time Salita has fought in the Garden since boxing in the Golden Gloves in 2001…Former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Zab Judah will come back home to the Big Apple to take on Ernest Johnson, also on the televised portion of the card. Judah, who has fought primarily at welterweight in recent years, is looking to go back down to 140 and will box Johnson at 144. "I'm coming to fight and I'm coming to win," Johnson (18-2-1, 7 KO's) said. "You guys are going to have a good how on your hands." Judah (36-6-0-1, 25 KO's) claimed victory was in sight. "I'm just trying to figure out what hand I'm going to knock him out with, the left or right," he said. "It will be a knockout."…Also on the card, junior welterweight Frankie Figueroa will take on Emmanuel Augustus, heavyweight Dominick Guinn will box Gabe Brown and middleweight Daniel Edouard will fight Alphonso Williams…The HBO PPV telecast begins at 9 PM; the doors to the arena open at 6:30 PM.


                  • Foreman to face Moore!
                    Korobov, D Hopkins also on card

                    World rated Yuri Foreman - WBA #5, WBC #6 and IBF #7 at super welterweight - of Brooklyn, N.Y. will take on James Moore of Ireland on Top Rank's championship card featuring world champion Kendall Holt vs Ricardo Torres on Dec. 13 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. Caesars Atlantic City is the host of the event which will include Russian Olympian middleweight Matt Korobov, who is trained by Dan Birmingham, and world-rated Demetrius Hopkins of Philadelphia. Korobov, from Orotukan, Russia, unloaded wicked power shots while winning his first pro bout on Top Rank's 'Final Impact' PPV last week which featured Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Matt Vanda in the main event. Korobov is handled by Cameron Dunkin of Las Vegas. He is also the manager of undefeated Demetrius Hopkins who has a record of 28-0-1 and is scheduled for 10 rounds. Hopkins has a WBC #9 world rating. Showtime will televise.


                    • Originally posted by ibleedpurple View Post
                      JOE CALZAGHE VS. ROY JONES JR. this Saturday November 8, 2008.

                      who are you all going for?
                      Going for Jones. Honestly though, Jones doesnt' really interest me that much anymore, given that he is already 39. In his prime, he was something else. Can't believe this guy wanted to fight Tyson back in '03.
                      "Be afraid..... Be very afraid." - The Fly(1986)


                      • i wish that fight would have happened.


                        • Barrera wins in China!

                          Friday, November 7 2008

                          In a body punching clinic, comebacking Marco Antonio Barrera methodically pounded over matched Sammy Ventura into submission at 1:01 of the fourth. Ventura seemed content to try and survive as the "Baby Faced Assassin" stalked and pounded his body relentlessly. Two knockdowns in eh fourth and it was all over, Ventura being saved by referee Kenny Bayliss. Barrera moves to 64-6 (43 KOs) while Ventura gets closer to .500 at 25-20 (20 KOs).


                          • Calzaghe, Jones make weight!

                            Friday, November 7 2008

                            Both Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr. weighed in at 174.5 lbs. for their PPV clash Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
                            Other weights:
                            Zab "Super" Judah 144.5 vs Ernest Johnson 144
                            Francisco Figueroa 143 vs Emanuel Augustus 140.5
                            Dmitriy Salita 140 vs Derrick Campos 138


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                              • Originally posted by valleyfb81 View Post
                                Going for Jones. Honestly though, Jones doesnt' really interest me that much anymore, given that he is already 39. In his prime, he was something else. Can't believe this guy wanted to fight Tyson back in '03.
                                If Tarver could ko him, imagine what Tyson would have done to him. Sure the hype would've been huge and Tyson was past his prime, but he still had his power.
                                "I must break you"

                                "If he dies, he dies"

                                Ivan Drago