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Meant: thanks for taking me off the list, damned auto correct.

Posted October 1, 2012 9:58 am 


Hidalgo- thanks formtaking memory the list, jajaja. To me something like Ward / Dawson is different because they’re at the same level in their careers, only one is just better than the other, whereas del Valle (and the rest) were stepped up way beyond their previous experience, and if you’ve ever laced them up with somebody who has tons more experience than you, even in the gym, you’re going to school. Vic Darchinyan is not someone you want to go to school with. Orlandito needed at least 5 more fights with tier 2 kind of guys before stepping him up to A level fighters (the kid fought a guy with a losing recrod to fights ago!) Rodriguez is a guy at the verge of a major fight and Escalera is barely more than an amateur. Someone always gets the short end of the stick in Boxing, that’s how to goes, and plenty of guys learn on the job, but to me it’s murder to send a kid to a gun fight with a stick.

Posted October 1, 2012 9:57 am 


James – Soto Karas has fought more topo guys then Chavez Chicken Jr. and Red Head Canelo combined…

Posted September 30, 2012 11:08 pm 


srminimo, I didn’t see your post prior to the fight where you said Escalera was green, so on that note I stand corrected and withdraw my “fools” comment against you. You DID know something about the fighters. And like me, you probably knew Rodriguez was gonna tear him up–not to brag but I did say that Rodriguez would beat Escalera by TKO. But what do you say about Demarco’s 1st round stoppage of Molina? That, apparently was also a horrendous mismatch. How about what Ward did to Dawson? Sometimes the young, “green” kids pull of surprising upsets. Escalera was undefeated. He was a hot young talent. DeValle, the same. But I tell you, anybody steps into the ring with Vic Darchinyan, they are truly in for a fight with a “Raging Bull.” I understand that a young hopeful’s career could be ruined but not because of physical punishment that he took–it would be because he was mentally and irreversibly beat down. Anways, I enjoyed two of the three fights. Mainly because I didn’t watch the first one. :)

Posted September 30, 2012 9:34 pm 


Public feminy AKA WTF just the fact that you mentioned a bum in soto karass says alot about u and your hate for mexicos dominance

Posted September 30, 2012 8:53 pm 


Te Tumbo- we’ll always have good fighters, great ones are harder to come by no matter where it is. I do feel a lot of the fighters in PR are brought along terribly and Del Valle yesterday is a good example. People back home take pride in the fact that Benitez was champion at 17, but look what he got out of it: onset dementia and not a dime to fall back on. For all the flack people give Canelo, I respect the fact that someone in his corner cares enough for the kid to take him one step at a time.

Posted September 30, 2012 8:09 pm 

Kid Blast

OK, good. Now what about replys?

Posted September 30, 2012 7:42 pm 

Kid Blast

What happened to th smiles? :twisted:

Posted September 30, 2012 7:42 pm 


Maybe one Day Canelo can grow a set of balls like Del Valle has and take on top guys his size and weight.. Dalvalle did better then the Mexicans Broner and Martinez Punked…. atleast DelValle put Darchinian on Shaky Rubbery legs… not bad for a kid willing to take on real challengers unlike Mexicos red headed princess Canelo who will only fight Skinny smaller guys… :smile:

Posted September 30, 2012 7:13 pm 

Kid Blast


Posted September 30, 2012 6:32 pm 

Kid Blast

I dearly love it when a 36-year-old veteran meets an up and coming 25-year-old undefeated fighter and takes him to school. However, the school Puerto Rican sensation Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) attended on Saturday night in Connecticut was a scary one. Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs) gave the game and talented “Orlandito” the kind of sustained beating that can render terrible and possible irreparable damage. Orlandito fought back just enough to stay in the fight until the end, as his face broke apart from Vic’s heavy shots, pointy elbows, and sneaky head butts all launched effectively from strange angles that only the power hitting Vic seems to know how to use. The young Puerto Rican made the fatal mistake of brawling with an expert brawler.

Posted September 30, 2012 6:29 pm 

te tumbo

SRMINIMO, Public Enema’s pain is my joy. promoters would Luv to discover the next PR “great” to make up for the loss of JuanMono and keep the PR fanbase engaged. IMO, Hector Camacho was the last great PR fighter. it’s been nothing but cheatos and hype-jobs ever since, i.e., what “rivalry”? anyway, it was an entertaining fight-card and i was only mildly surprised at the outcomes of the first two matchups but it became pretty apparent after the first couple of rounds that Perez and Del Valle were out of their depth and the search for the PR-Pacquiao* continues.

Posted September 30, 2012 5:52 pm 


Te Tumbo- jajaja, I figured last night was pure joy for you. In fact, I actually thought to myself at some point “Geez, who’s doing the matchmaking for DiBella, Te Tumbo?” seriously though, Escalera and that first guy were never gong to be world beaters, but I’m surprised they threw Orlandito to the lions with only 16 fights. The kid showed a lot of heart, chin and even some power, but he was obviously over his head for the tricks of Darchinyan.

Posted September 30, 2012 4:59 pm 


Raging Bull is old skool atg,gives his all fights the best time after time what more could he do really, and I think we will see Froch vs Rodrigez at some point.

Posted September 30, 2012 4:14 pm 


lame ass puerto ricans

Posted September 30, 2012 2:08 pm 


Darchinyan is the man, fans cry about fighters that don’t fight the best or who’s in a boring fight but for some reason there’s alot of fans don’t care for Vic for some reason. He’s fought the very best his weight divisions has to offer in crowd pleasing fights yet fans still complain WTF

Posted September 30, 2012 1:03 pm 


After the DeValle Darchinian fight and before the decision was announced Letterman had high praises for the 3 Judges. Clark Sammartino scored the fight 96 tp 94 for Darcinian – so we can assume that if Devalle had won the 10 th round he would have called the fight a draw> What fight was he watching when the 2 other judges had it 99 to 91and the commentators thought the fight should have been stopped because of the beating De Valle was taking round after round.

Posted September 30, 2012 12:18 pm 

Big Al

Guess I’m just tired of seeing overmatched fighters beating up on undermatched fighters. When a guy doesn’t know how to bite down on his mouthpiece and loses it in every round, there’s something disgraceful about the whole thing being on either HBO or Showtime. I know a guy has to get a chance some time, but c’mon, man.

Posted September 30, 2012 12:16 pm 

te tumbo

“All three of the losers last night were severely overmatched” but what are you gonna do? this is the best PRs got and last night was supposed to be a showcase of at least One example of uppity PR talent. instead, it was a glaring example of PRs diminished profile in the sport. Public Enema (whereever she is) must’ve cried himself to sleep . . . (lol) . . . :twisted:

Posted September 30, 2012 11:51 am 

te tumbo

Btw, Wtf is a 6′ Perez doing losing at welter? he should be getting his ass kicked by Chavez Jr. at 160lbs . . . :twisted:

Posted September 30, 2012 11:43 am 

te tumbo

it was fun watching the rest of the world and not just Mexico beat up on PRs for a change. now they can also experience the satisfactiion of silencing an obnoxious and loudmouthed PR corner. i’ve been posting for at least a year now, PR boxing is DONE. there are no up-and-coming PR boxers any more. just uppity ones. they’re down to the ringworn Cotto who has been desperately avoiding Alvarez while assuming gatekeeper duties at 154lbs. the promotional “rivalry v. Mexico is just a memory and what Mexico began Canada, Armenia, and the Dominican Republic are finishing up . . . “canta y no lloren . . . ” :twisted:

Posted September 30, 2012 11:40 am 


Steve Smoger could have stopped it in the first round and saved that kid from 7 more rounds of beat own…

Posted September 30, 2012 11:02 am 


Hidalgo- Look at my post a week ago when they talked about the Escalera/ Rodriguez fight: I said Escalera was too green. Matchups like these don’t prove a thing for the more experienced fighter and can ruin a young one. A kid like Del Valle, who fought a guy with 5 wins three fights ago, might be ruined from the punishment he took last night from one of the heaviest handed fighters pound for pound in the sport. All three of the losers last night were severely overmatched (you might give the first fight a pass because the guy is 30 years old, but the others are kids). It’s not about the fights being good or bad, it’s about the integrity of the sport.

Posted September 30, 2012 11:00 am 


Wasn’t Librado Andrade working at Jack in the Box until after his title fight with Mikkel Kessler? Did that make Kessler’s win less meaningful? Andrade was until recently a beast, and working a day job until hisship came in nothing shameful.

Posted September 30, 2012 9:49 am 


BTW, very fine job of reffing by Steve Smoger.

Posted September 30, 2012 9:43 am 


I meant to say “they have to have a base to stand on.”

Posted September 30, 2012 9:42 am 


Wake up, Big Al. Lots of up and coming fighters have day jobs. They got to start somewhere and that have to have a base to stand on. Escalera was undefeated prior to fighting Rodriquez. So was Darchinyan’s opponent–the guy was also a champion until Vic took his belt. Decarie smashed Perez. The only thing wrong with the matchmaking is that so-called boxing fans don’t know their fighters, so when matches are made, they don’t know what to expect, or what not to expect. Or maybe you’d like to see Pacquiao/Marquez X?

Posted September 30, 2012 9:41 am 

Big Al

I agree with the post below. Rodriguez should not be headlining anything. shameful matchmaking. his opponent works a full-time job and only boxes part-time!

Posted September 30, 2012 9:20 am 


This card was crap? It was B.A.D. card and the fights were very entertaining. Escalera may have been a hypejob, but he had a hell of a chin. Decarie gave a coming out performance taking out another hypejob in style. Even Barchinyan/Del Valle was 12 rounds of action. How was this crap?

Posted September 30, 2012 9:20 am 


Pavlik should go for a title, but if Abraham doesn’t happen, Rodriguez would be great.

Posted September 30, 2012 9:16 am 


Edwin Rodriguez did a Chavez Jr. and came in weighing over 20+lbs.. The guy is a slick boxer but against a guy with 16 pro fights who only fights part time as he works full time in a Super Market??? LOL.. even with that Escalera was tough being seriously out weighed and out skilled by the more seasoned Rodriguez.. Rodriguez like Chavez Jr. needs to fight top unbeaten guys at his true weight.. “Cruiserweight” like Palacios or WLorzick…

Posted September 30, 2012 8:57 am 


“This was the worst night of matchmaking I can remember.”

“The whole event sucked.”

“HBO is really lowering their standards of good quality fights. “Tonight’s main event was crap!”

Why did you fools even watch the fights? If you really knew anything about the sport, or if you really knew anything about the fighters, you wouldn’t have watched the “crap”!

All three of you are probably the type of people who order a meall at a restaurant, eat the whole thing, then complaiin about how bad it was all the while expecting a refund.

Get real!

Posted September 30, 2012 6:14 am 


The whole event sucked. Obviously HBO was betting on Perez and Del Valle. Rodriguez should not be headlining anything. I think he would be easy fight for Pavlik.

Posted September 30, 2012 4:32 am 


HBO is really lowering their standards of good quality fights. Tonight’s main event was crap! Who the hell is Rodriguez? He was pathetic, and has no business headlining an HBO fight card. He is the most predictable fighter I have seen in years. The Bomb? Please, he beats up on some guy that can’t fight worth a crap, and then the commentators ask this fool if he’s ready for the top guys? Lol!!! What a damn joke, he’s horrible, and will get his head knocked off by any of the top 20 guys in his division. What a joke of a fighter, I hope and will email HBO to never put this BUM anywhere near an HBO ring. Darchynian is funny as hell and has guts. I enjoy watching him, but this Rodriguez guy is a joke!!!!!

Posted September 30, 2012 1:09 am 


Great fight..N.E. has a fighter that can throw a badass hook he’ll go far

Posted September 30, 2012 12:53 am 


This was the worst night of matchmaking I can remember.

Posted September 30, 2012 12:43 am 

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