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TARK

So true.

Posted January 30, 2014 11:45 pm 


te tumbo

TARK, excellent post! screw “charisma” (whatever that means?). there’s nothing more charming to a true fight-fan than boxing excellence IN the ring. that is ALL that counts.

Posted January 30, 2014 6:28 pm 


TARK

I want to see charismatic political leaders, not boxers… I want to see boxers who are damned good fighters, and who keep their big mouths shut.

Or at least be respectful and intelligent when they talk—not mouth off and behave like insane clowns. Malignaggi and Broner are the two biggest clowns and motor mouths in Boxing — not far behind All Time Clownster and blabbermouth, Hector Camacho.

BTW… What do you mean Camacho was never knocked down??? Oscar De La Hoya decked him while administering a one-sided beating.

I was happy that Camacho humiliated overrated Sugar Ray Leonard.

Posted January 30, 2014 2:38 pm 


Happyboy

If he puts boxers on their backside and keep on winning, thats all the charisma I care about. Next fight Gamboa.

Posted January 30, 2014 12:32 pm 


te tumbo

Camacho’s true charisma and brilliance was always displayed inside a boxing ring. otherwise, Hecduh and his Fugly, Skanless mother were embarrassing clowns who regularly made spectacles of themselves outside the ring. loud, ignorant, classless, South Bronx ghetto hoodrats. we All know how They do it. fortunately, I watch fighters for their ring-brilliance and could care about their reckless, drug- and charisma(?)-fueled partying lifestyle outside the ring. it’s that same charisma(?) that resulted in Camacho being gunned down among drug-peddlers and abusers. that’s the community he represented outside the ring.

Posted January 30, 2014 10:52 am 


The Meek

Charisma fights Lara, GGG, Pacman, etc….

Posted January 30, 2014 4:12 am 


Anonymous

Charismatic fighters were John L Sullivan … Jack Dempsey … Joe Louis … Billy Conn … Muhammad Ali … Ray Robinson … Roberto Duran … Ray Leonard … Manny Pacquiao.

Not necessarily the best fighters, but the most popular. The boxers who captured the imagination of the masses and drew record breaking crowds. Floyd may be one of the best ever boxers, but he’s a charismatic figure too. You can’t deny that. What makes Floyd charismatic I’m not too sure about. But he’s not faking it.

Charismatic politicians were George Washington … Abraham Lincoln… Franklin Roosevelt … and John F. Kennedy … Ronald Reagan wasn’t. He sucked rice cakes. Barack Obama has a little of it, but he’s not relaxed enough.

Few people are charismatic. If you try to be charismatic you make an ass of yourself. That’s why I like a guy like Mikey Garcia who doesn’t put on airs.

Posted January 30, 2014 3:46 am 


maracho

Charisma-modern use: A. rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm. B. Personal magnetism or charm.

Charisma-original use: divinely conferred, graced, inspired, talented.

So real charisma doesnt mean the strongest, most durable, or most talented but rather the one who has the faith to carry on and defeat the pain, the strong, and most talented via supernatural drive, faith, and intervention.

Posted January 30, 2014 1:35 am 


rjhill

He leaves his charisma after the bell sounds.,but he has alot of it in the ring.

Posted January 29, 2014 3:29 pm 


TARK

An exciting fight is a Hollywood fight… Thunderous punches land and score spectacular knockdowns… Amazing recoveries take place with chief seconds begging boxers to quit. Eyelids are slit open to let blood drain from swollen eyes.

Both fighters get knocked down 2 or 3 times and are repeatedly saved by the bell… There are scenes where both fighters are out on their feet and any sensible referee would stop the carnage. That is called action and drama. There few real fights like that. Maybe Castillo-Corrales I, or Hagler-Hearns.

A fight that’s not exciting—to brawling fans—is a master boxer easily boxing rings around a highly rated world contender. His opponent is dangerous enough so that the master isn’t going to take any risky chances. He doesn’t have to. He can easily win the fight on decision so that’s what he does.

Now if Mikey’s opponent takes risky chances—like Salido and Juanma did—a more exciting fight takes place and you see a battering and KO. That’s just not going to happen in most fights. Most fighters value their brains.

Would you like to get KTFO??? … Few boxer enjoy it—so it doesn’t happen often… It will happen less now—with the media spotlighting the effects of TBI.

Posted January 29, 2014 2:54 pm 


Anonymous

“Everybody has a vulnerable chin dude. If they get hit right they’re KTFO.”

Not the case at all. Some have better chin’s than others, common sense dude! That’s why we refer to some as ‘chinny’ … Eubank, Calzaghe, Froch, to name three all had a a very good chin. I agree a good defence is crucial but having good punch resistance helps a great deal! I simply saying that Mikey Garcia, excellent boxer that he is, has a weak chin, and he’ll need a good defence, because is chin ain’t good.

Posted January 29, 2014 2:39 pm 


lol

i’d rather he has no charisma than a fake “charismatic” personality like broner. make your fights exciting not your interviews ok. mikey garcia’s problem is that fight wasn’t exciting either.

Posted January 29, 2014 3:24 am 


TARK

Everybody has a vulnerable chin dude. If they get hit right they’re KTFO.

The thing is to get a defense. Mikey’s gets better with every fight.

Posted January 29, 2014 1:45 am 


Anonymous

“Lopez and Salido were piss poor defenders.”

I agree 100%

But I still see signs of Mikey having a suspect chin, wait til he gets whacked properly on the chin, Mikey won’t make the count. He’s chinny.

Posted January 28, 2014 9:10 pm 


Cheezb

@te tumbo – “the top Rican fighters: Cotto (in hiding), Rosado (8 losses)”

Cotto is fighting Martinez, so not sure what you mean by “hiding”. Is it coz he didn’t fight Canelo? Stepping up to fight the top MW for a fourth division title (as opposed to someone who is coming off of a loss) is hardly a “duck” if that’s what you’re claiming.

And if you’re including Rosado as Puerto Rican, then why is Danny Garcia not on your list. Both were born in Philadelphia, not Puerto Rico.

Posted January 28, 2014 7:04 pm 


Anonymous

Mikey has already been in with fighters who are non-stop attackers. What do you call Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez? He beat them up and took them out like nobody’s business. It’s not how strong your chin is, it’s if you can defend yourself well or not. Lopez and Salido were piss poor defenders.

Posted January 28, 2014 4:02 pm 


Anonymous

Mikey is a bit chinny, not as bad as Khan, but his chin ain’t that good. Once Mikey gets in the ring with a fighter who goes all out attack and keeps going for his chin Mikey is gonna get KO’d. Mikey is a good boxer, but he’s got a dodgy jaw.

Posted January 28, 2014 3:02 pm 


D

It will take Mikey 3 or 4 years to gain the size and strength for 147, if he does it naturally, which is the only way he’d do it. He’s not jumping up 3 divisions for Arum so Pacquiao can overpower him. He’ll tell Bob to take a flying f @ the moon.

Posted January 28, 2014 2:38 pm 


moonshineman

Mikey is strong, but he isn’t ready for Pacquiao.

Posted January 28, 2014 1:38 pm 


te tumbo

the top Rican fighters: Cotto (in hiding), Rosado (8 losses), and Collazo (about to be buried in Brooklyn by Ortiz!?!). Btw, whatever happened to Dulorme? or Vasquez “Lil Chicano” Jr.? . . . (lol).

Posted January 28, 2014 12:05 pm 


te tumbo

i was the first to declare the demise of Rican boxing a few years ago. once I watched a fully-conscious but severely Punished and Battered Cotto take a knee v. Tony, i thought “these Ricans just can’t fight. they WON’T fight(?!)”. Segura, Arce, Salido, and Mikey then proceeded to heap piles of dirt on the grave of Rican boxing, i.e., what “rivalry”? in fact, not even a guaranteed $10 million payday was enough to inspire Cotto to reignite the “rivalry” in a showdown v. Canelo and he’s the best (albeit undersized and ringworn) that Rico’s got left(?!). Public Douchebag has been in a long and whistling spiral to the canyon floor ever since and just when he thinks he’s about to hit bottom, another Mexican ring-warrior pulls the canyon floor another mile deeper, e.g., stay tuned for Ortiz v. Collazo in Brooklyn(?!). they can’t all run and hide like Cotto . . . “Cannn-Tahhh y no Llores”.

Posted January 28, 2014 12:02 pm 


News Flash

Mikey made Rocky quit with a body shot and won by KO, yet you brag about the slip knock down. Puercos are a sad bunch of boxing fans right now, Even the Flips have more to root for, ha ha .

Posted January 28, 2014 11:37 am 


Happyboy

Mikey Garcia vs Gamboa next.

Posted January 28, 2014 6:27 am 


DMX

What do you expect
The bloke wants to be a Police Officer

They should check his hard drive too

Posted January 28, 2014 12:53 am 


Mex

Mikey the Mexican Mayweather….damn Rosado lost again

Posted January 28, 2014 12:23 am 


LikeISeeIt

Garcia may lack charisma, but he doesn’t lack skills and talent.

Posted January 27, 2014 11:31 pm 


Boxer

I guarantee boriqua boxers would be the first to say public enemy is a douche!, caus he’s a fan of them when they win but when they lose he puts them down the most!, if I remember Mikey’s last 2 opponents public enemy was saying this and that mikey sucks, he’s gonna get his ass whooped yada yada, than after mikey beat those guys public was here saying that juanma and rocky suck, their trash this and that, Puerto Rican pride? No not really just your own! Big up to all people regardless of ethnic background! God bless

Posted January 27, 2014 10:38 pm 


Mex

You right Mikey should not fight above 135…he’s to small to fight above that.

Posted January 27, 2014 10:26 pm 


sam

Mickey is for real nothing fake about him he is confident and is trying to be a circus clown like Brother. He has class!

Posted January 27, 2014 9:54 pm 


Hidalgo

Here’s how much Boxtra$$wipe knows about skills:

Posted January 27, 2014 9:25 pm 


Hidalgo

“He’s top 5 SKILLS wise.”

Oh really, Boxtra$$wipe? Please list YOUR top 5 skills fighers.

This should be entertaining.

*snicker*

Posted January 27, 2014 9:23 pm 


News Flash

I see Mikey dominant up to 135.

Posted January 27, 2014 7:03 pm 


Peej

Look at that cully flower ear. A pot shot to the nose, an upper cut to the chin, a straight left to the right eye and a couple head butt to the left eye and walla you got Garcia looking like Oscar Delahoya when He fought Pacman.

Posted January 27, 2014 6:48 pm 


Peej

You don’t need charisma in boxing…just look at Floyd and Tyson…Born ugly and after 20 fights they become good looking because of the punches they receive in the face. It’s like plastic surgery.

Posted January 27, 2014 6:44 pm 


Brandon St. Randy

So he’s not a clown and gets critized? I’ll take a champ with dignity, class, and honor over the clowns like Floyd and Broner.

Posted January 27, 2014 6:38 pm 


te tumbo

Public Enema continues to revolt with his fearless(?) head-dives into the piss- and crap-filled cesspool of his own making. it may sound heartless but i just Love what the demise of Rican boxing has done to him. i can’t think of ANYbody else (including myself) who could’ve done a more effective job of exposing his pathetic ignorance and juvenile imbecility . . . “congratulations” on achieving ESB Douchebag status! enjoy wearing your crown of turds in proud and blissfully profound ignorance.

Posted January 27, 2014 5:39 pm 


srminimo

Lack of charisma was the knock on Cotto coming up as well, especially being the heir to Tito. He seems to have done ok with that. I also don’t think he’s got a glass chin. He wasn’t really hurt either of those times, and he responded well.

Posted January 27, 2014 3:21 pm 


Mex

Mexican Mayweather put on a clinic! P4p #1

Posted January 27, 2014 1:39 pm 


Peej

Whatever Garcia is lacking in charisma he makes it out with her beautiful wife….take that fight fans who have an ugly wife, girlfriend or mistress.

Posted January 27, 2014 1:38 pm 


RapidFire

Dude fights tomato cans..seriously gtfoh people

Posted January 27, 2014 12:09 pm 


Mikey Garcia

You guys want charisma? When I post a video of me eating out a stripper on Worldstar will you respect me then?

Posted January 27, 2014 11:44 am 


wutupdoe

Garcia will be fine. He’s a technically sound boxer/puncher who will continue to impress.

Posted January 27, 2014 11:42 am 


Boxer

Mikey schooled the guy hands down! Anything else said is just envious and hateful

Posted January 27, 2014 11:39 am 


Boxer

These men owe us nothing! Not character not nothing they give us enough inside of that ring for us to act like women and pick at every little thing we think is wrong with them

Posted January 27, 2014 11:38 am 


News Flash

Puerco Ricos have no Champions, so why are they here so angry. Oh, thats right, Mikey mopped the floor with all their hopes. Now we got some Puerco running his mouth about Mikey Not being American. I dont have to prove his citizenship to you, Google it and see for your self pinche Joto.

Posted January 27, 2014 11:11 am 


Mr Brad Pitt

Look at Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. All the charisma of a wet lettuce. Still, he is successful. Of course, he won’t take on the challenge that is Manny ‘the Pacman’ Pacquiao, but there ya go…

Posted January 27, 2014 10:22 am 


Cheezb

The Charisma Argument is kind’ve pointless anyway. Miguel Cotto in his rise was less emotional than a tree and probably only talked slightly more; none of that mattered coz he was consistently in good fights.

Garcia hasn’t really had many “bad fights” and this most recent outing isn’t a big issue. Have people already forgotten Pacquiao-Clottey or Pacquiao-Mosley? Does anyone think Pacquiao is a boring fighter just because he was in two snoozers?
It was like when people got on Donaire’s case for not looking spectacular against Narvaez, but just like Pacquiao against Clottey/Mosley and Garcia against Burgos, you’re rarely going to look good against a good, defense-minded opponent who isn’t committing to much by way of offense.

Posted January 27, 2014 9:42 am 


red

This writer thinks boxers should be more like pop idols or hollywood stars, this is the fight game where men fight and the fans love their fighting syles and hearts…….. This writer should concentrate on house wives of orange county.. leave the serious world of fighting to us men….

Posted January 27, 2014 7:07 am 


banjo

but charisma sells fights. that’s a promoters concern, not mine. i have no interest in PPV numbers. if mikey ends his career 82 – 0, believe me, neither will he.

Posted January 27, 2014 6:40 am 


banjo

myles, i agree completely. rigo supposedly lacks charisma. he also doesn’t lose.

in any case criticising someone’s charisma outside of a bad date or job interview is uncalled for and cowardly.

Posted January 27, 2014 6:35 am 


Havoc

manny is a muppet to the masses YA DIG !!

Posted January 27, 2014 5:43 am 


Myles

I don’t know why you want charisma. A boxer’s job is to win fights.

Broner thinks his job is having charisma. Hector Camacho thought his job was having charisma. Gabe Rosado thinks it’s his job to have charisma. Amir Khan thinks being a charismatic performer is part of his job. Hatton tried to be charismatic. Mikey Garcia thinks it’s his job to win so that’s what he focuses on.

Posted January 27, 2014 4:47 am 


TARK

He doesn’t have any… He won his congressional seat on his own.

But it’s high time he produce some achievements. Pac and his congressional staff get paid well … and have done zip to change things.

Posted January 27, 2014 3:33 am 


Havoc

Tark manny will never be anything other than a puppet for his boss ( bosses) !

Posted January 27, 2014 3:12 am 


Boxtradamus

Mikey has MUCH talent in the Sport of Boxing relative to everyone else in the Sport on average. He’s top 5 SKILLS wise. Charisma doesn’t land punches. SKILLS DO. They SAY that Canelo has MUCH Charisma but it didn’t help him land any punches against Mayweather. It didn’t help De la Hoya land any punches against him either. SKILLS is more important than CHARISMA…..And what any phaggot wants to DO to Mikey Garcia is irrelevant to ME. SO keep that to YOURSELF or share it with those who share your phaggotness.

Posted January 27, 2014 2:12 am 


Cheatin Chihuahuas De MessyHoe

To Boxtradamus ,,, Mikey Garcia has no talent and the only balls he has are the ones between his legs ,which i would love to message them ,,it really looks like he has a heavy sack …

Posted January 27, 2014 1:22 am 


TARK

Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao ARE NEVER going to fight…

By the time Mikey gets to 147 it would be his 5th divisional title… That’s at least 3 or 4 years away…

Pacquiao will be 38 or 39 if that happens.. He’ll be retired and a full time politician by then… Pacman might be preparing to run for president of the Phillipines — if he gets all his taxes paid and accomplishes something in Congress besides redecorating his office.

Pacquiao should get a law degree or a political science degree. Donating a million dollars to a hurricane relief fund isn’t going to change a damned thing for anybody… He needs to totally transform the Phillipines like Lee Kuan Yew transformed Sinapore.. Lee brought the average wage of Sinaporians from under $2,000 to over $38,000. He didn’t do it by singing on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Posted January 27, 2014 1:20 am 


Boxtradamus

Well its a GOOD thing that charisma isn’t needed in Boxing. SKILLS is whats needed or else Hulk Hogan would be Heavyweight CHAMP of the World instead of Wladimir Klitschko. Mikey remains Top 5 in the Sport and whosoever has the BALLS to engage him will be brutally SPANKED. Martinez and Salido agree with ME on that.

Posted January 27, 2014 1:17 am 


Cheatin Chihuahuas De MessyHoe

He is the future Felix Pendego ,,, He comes from a long line of Pendegos !!!!

Posted January 27, 2014 1:04 am 


News Flash

Puerco Rico gave the Nalgas without a fight, At least the Mexicans had the balls to fight, win or lose. Now lets fast forward to present time, Mikey 100% American, kicking ass on Mexicans and Puercos alike.

Posted January 27, 2014 12:42 am 


mike

Cheatin get a life .

Posted January 27, 2014 12:23 am 


News Flash

Mikey has taken the beans out of the Mexican burritos and left no Puerco Rico on the table. USA, USA, USA, USA.

Posted January 26, 2014 11:53 pm 


Ned

I prefer Mikey’s no nonsense persona to clowns like Bronner or Rios any day.

Posted January 26, 2014 11:49 pm 


Big Ham

I agree with the article title. Neither his style nor his persona really interest me much yet. I watch his fights, but the only matchup that possibly interests me is against Gamboa. That would perhaps elevate him and answer some questions about how good he is. Mikey is a good fighter. But the fact that Arum has already said he wants him to be a PPV fighter is ridculous and unwarranted. He’s a titlist good enough to qualify for basic HBO. And not their favorite son.

Posted January 26, 2014 11:15 pm 


Labumba Tumbo

Rosado needs to change his game his become stale fighters figured him out to easily predictably he has become

Posted January 26, 2014 10:11 pm 


Labumba Tumbo

Mickey is a great talent still young and learning if you compare manny with him at the same age , there is no comparison . Mickey all the way to bad manny is of old age and no longer has the speed in his body to keep up with these younger fighters , manny is already going grey and slow before our eyes .maybe with the right chemical enhancement he can bring back the youth and vigor of his past fights.

Posted January 26, 2014 10:05 pm 


Cheatin Chihuahuas De MessyHoe

Boy oh boy ,,, What the heck is going on here !!! Not only are the Mexicans kicking all the Puerto Ricans butts all over the place ,but now they are taking over Madison Square Garden and New York which is home to all the Puerto Ricans . Whats a poor Puerto Rican on welfare suppose to do ???

Posted January 26, 2014 9:57 pm 


The Prince

From what I’ve seen during the after fight interview, Mikey is a strictly business type of fighter. He doesn’t seem interested in creating Face or Heel persona to draw the crowds in. However, if he hired a good publicity agent, he could make that appealing to the fans. Sell him on his “blue collar” work ethic.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:56 pm 


Mex

Mexicans from west coast come to hold down main event in New York once again…step ur game up suckas!! Mikey the Mexican Mayweather…when there’s hate you doin something great!!!bahahhaaha…..p.s. public enemy…Rosado lost to the smaller dude.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:13 pm 


TIGER

WHO IS FLOYD’S #1 FEAR? MANNY PACQUIAO. FLOYD WILL DO ANYTHING; SAY ANYTHING; HIDE ANYTHING TO DUCK THE PACMAN.

LITTLE MIKEY WANTS A SHOT AT THE LEGEND FOR A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY? TOO EARLY IN YOUR CAREER, MIKEY.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:05 pm 


Million Ton Mountain

@hec dog, Oh Yeah, “God forbidden Manny Pacquiao.” God must forbids Mikey from getting brutally beat up by the LEGENDARY MANNY PACQUIAO.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:04 pm 


TARK

Mikey Garcia is 26… Most all of his fights were in the featherweight division and below.. Mayweather won his 2nd divisional title at 25, just like Mikey did… Don’t push this kid.

You can’t KO everybody. Mikey won 11 of 12 rounds and that’s pretty damned good. He got needed rounds in because he’s been knocking everybody out earky. He should fight 3 more times at 130 before moving to 135 … What’s the rush???

You’re going to have stinker fights. Burgos was in survivor mode.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:03 pm 


Million Ton Mountain

Yeah, Mikey called Manny Pacquiao out that he could beat Manny. After hearing Mikey’s call, Bob Arum is leaning towards putting the young gun vs. the Legend Manny Pacquiao in the short future. I am this fight would sell due to Manny Pacquiao’s popularity and Mikey’s Mexican heritage(Mexican fans will buy), but it will be a MISMATCH–the Legend will send the young gun back to elementary school OR even OUT OF SCHOOL.

Posted January 26, 2014 9:01 pm 


Million Ton Mountain

Mikey and Khan would be a great fight, BUT DEFINITELY NOT MANNY PACQUIAO. NO, NO, NO.

Posted January 26, 2014 8:55 pm 


Million Ton Mountain

I would go with Gambao because Gambao has the speed and power to Knock Mikey Out. I think Gambao knows that, too.

Mikey is a slow boxer with a questionable chin. He can’t fight those opponents that have speed and power.

Posted January 26, 2014 8:54 pm 


Informer

Mickey is very good. He met a guy who gave it an honest shot in the beginning and basically wanted to survive. I don’t think he should be put in with Pac before taking on Gamboa, Matysse and maybe Khan.

Posted January 26, 2014 8:53 pm 


Million Ton Mountain

With the chin that Mikey Garcia has, his chin will NOT stand Manny Pacquiao’s POWER. Since skinny Martinez(Mikey’s last opponent) and skinny Burgos could KNOCK HIM DOWN and buckle Mikey’s legs, respectively, Manny Pacquiao would put Mikey down and OUT with a fast, flesh, unseen punch or with a lightning strike combinations.

My advice to Mikey and Robert Garcias: DON’T MESS UP WITH THE OLD BULL MANNY “THE PACMAN” PACQUIAO AFTER 2015, OR ELSE YOU’LL BE SENT HOME LOSING ALL YOUR CONFIDENCE, MENTALITY AND CAREER.

Posted January 26, 2014 8:51 pm 


third world

gamboa knocks him out. pacquiao would ruin his career.

Posted January 26, 2014 8:25 pm 


JoeKidd

Aside form lacking in charisma, he also lacks talent. He’s a solid fighter that always seem to be fighting guys with smaller frames. He wins with discipline. He looked sick on his ring entrance when he tried to show teeth! This guy is even more boring than Rigondeaux.

Posted January 26, 2014 7:47 pm 


Be

Mikey has a suspect chin. Its definately not a “mexican chin”

Posted January 26, 2014 6:29 pm 


The Best!

PE- You are fricken annoying bro

Posted January 26, 2014 6:27 pm 


Hec Dog

Garcia showed he has a long ways to go, and a questionable chin. Martinez dropped him, Burgos rocked him and he has yet to fight a top fighter that has speed orpower. Mikey fights in a comfort zone. He throws a good 1-2 punch when he is at the right distance and guys are just standing there waiting, but if you move or feint, he will be thrown off. Mikey also has no idea how to fight backing up or fight inside. He has that awkward look on his face, and his inside game consists of holding with one hand and hitting the back of his opponents head. He will not stand and trade. Does Mikey lack Charisma? Yes! He’s going to be a hard sell for the networks. Eventually, he will have to fight Mathysse. Maidana, Danny Garcia, Broner, and God forbid Manny Pacquiao, and he will be seriously exposed. Mikey and his camp should have continued on their pace and allowed the fans and media to do all the talking. Instead, he opened his mouth and said he could beat Manny Pacqquiao before he had even accomplished anything. He has plenty of fights before he even comes close to fighting the legend. Mikey has now opened up the door to be criticized each and every fight, and he will be. He was barely under the radar, now he’s way above it. This kid will learn a lesson soon. Gamboa will play with him and easily beat him, trust me…

Posted January 26, 2014 5:16 pm 


Fight Aficionado

LOL headline. I get it though. Garcia sometimes fights like he’s a surgeon removing cysts. Fans respond to passion and he’s pretty detached about how he goes about boxing.

Posted January 26, 2014 5:03 pm 


Hec Dog

News Flash my friend, what do you think Manny Pacquiao is? Welterweight. He has said on many occasions that he wants to move up to the welterweight division in time as his body grows. He won’t make it if he fights any of those guys trust me.

Posted January 26, 2014 4:55 pm 


Beast a la Mode

Everyone take a deep breath and just relax. Let’s see how Mikey does against Gamboa before crucifying him for not being electrifying against Burgos. Talk of him against Pacquiao is way premature, though.

Posted January 26, 2014 4:53 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

fighting manny pacquaio; if it was floyd the public would be OUTRAGED. haha you effing hypocrites. y’all are like the media and b ! tches alike. what a joke.

Posted January 26, 2014 4:43 pm 


Chili Grande

Danny Garcia is just as dull as Mikey as far as personality goes ,,the only thing that keeps Danny on peoples mind is due to his father ,,who is very of the wall type of character ..but Danny himself is boring ,i think Micky might even have a better personality ..

Posted January 26, 2014 4:32 pm 


Stark

Cheatin – u don’t need any enemies u make yourself look dumb

Posted January 26, 2014 4:25 pm 


Havoc

Let him fight Pacman next and get done with it.

Posted January 26, 2014 4:22 pm 


Cheatin Chihuahuas De MessyHoe

The Garcia vs Burgos fight was boring ,,the only good fighter on the card last night was Felix Pendejo he was really good ,,he comes from a fighting family the Pendejo family ..

Posted January 26, 2014 4:14 pm 


Mikey Garcia

So this writer wants me to act like a clown with an ass hat on? No thanks. I’ll leave that to Mayweather and Broner

Posted January 26, 2014 4:11 pm 


PEEJ

Garcia knows how to fight going backwards, he is a counter puncher, thats what they do. Garcia is the goods. Now he shouldn’t be moving up in any weight right now or he will lose. He is to small to fight Pac so there is no point in talking about it. He needs to stay at this weight class for a bit longer. Not sure if Burgos was tall for this weight class or Garcia was small but there are still fights that can be made. No need to move up in weight.

Posted January 26, 2014 4:00 pm 


Cheezb

@Cheatin Chihuahuas De Messyhoe – “Mikey needs to move up to his true weight… he’s stinking up the joint barely surving these smaller, shot weaker guys..”

Garcia’s last two fights were against Burgos and Martinez. Both of these guys are slightly taller than him, and both have been super featherweights for far longer (Martinez I believe is a career super feather).
Remind me how they’re “smaller” than Garcia again?

And what do you know of Garcia’s “true weight”?

Posted January 26, 2014 3:39 pm 


Macho Gabacho

Gamboa would be a good next step, or maybe Uchiyama, then hopefully the winner of Burns vs Crawford or Miguel Vazquez. Moving up to fight Pacquiao at 147 could ruin his career. Plenty of good fights available in his current weight range.

Posted January 26, 2014 3:38 pm 


Stark

Cheatin – Burgos is a sharp boxer but couldn’t withstand garcia’s power. Garcia does have to be careful with getting hurt again. I think at certain times he gets caught flat-footed. It will haunt him in the future.

Posted January 26, 2014 3:27 pm 


Anonymous

Garcia vs Gamboa would be a good draw. More important, it can be a fireworks bout that can raise the profile of both fighters. I don’t understand why Gamboa has been inactive.

Posted January 26, 2014 3:19 pm 


Cheezb

All the talk of Pacquiao is ridiculous. Garcia is nowhere near big enough to take that fight. Maybe if he takes a couple of fights at 135 first, then they could meet at 140.
But right now, to jump to 140, or worse, 147 is just unreasonable.

Gamboa is a logical choice with Gamboa being slightly bigger these days (though I honestly think Gamboa would do better to shed some of that extra roid-bulk he’s carrying coz it doesn’t look to be doing him any good and head back down to 130).

Another name that nobody seems to be putting out there is Donaire. They’re now only one weight division (4lbs) removed, so maybe Donaire after another fight at Featherweight would be interested in meeting at Super Featherweight (assuming Garcia doesn’t jump straight to 135 after this latest fight).

Posted January 26, 2014 3:16 pm 


Lonsdale

Pacman just clean out the 147 lbs division, only 1 boxer left but he don’t want a piece of Pacman.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:58 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn aka King of the Vultures

You guys should check out an Andre Ward interview if you think Garcia is bad. That guy could bore a mannequin to tears and send a glass eye to sleep at the same time. The most interesting part about watching one of his interviews is trying to guess how many hundreds of times he’s going to lick his lips. lol

Peace to all mustache king.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:43 pm 


KILLA

This writer needs to watch the fight again. Mickey was masterful with defense, timing, and distance. He got caught YES Trinidad just to get caught and comeback and destroy opponents. Mayweather has been caught watch the Judah or Mosley fight and many others. Mickey is in a learning process getting his craft master. Mayweather ha been boring since years ago because his defensive style. Now a Mexican American has the same style and this writer is saying he lacks charisma. Please!! It takes time to become Manny or Floyd so why rush judgement on Mickey.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:43 pm 


Havoc

Garcia reminds me of Marquez. Needs to get hit in the jaw to numb his face and after that all counter punching. A little too small in height compare to Manny. He will not beat Manny and no matter what Ariza do it will not make him better or stay at the same level at 130lbs to 147 or 140lbs. Manny is naturally fast and a hard working machine. Garcia is a boxer counter punching who waits and see. With Manny he don’t wait, he show you his speed, power, agility and stamina right away. Manny doesn’t rely in points he goes out for the kill. He will hurt you and break you down. No point of going sweet science when you have the speed and power of a great finisher.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:39 pm 


News Flash

Anyone who thinks Mikey should fight welterweights obviously wants to see Mikey lose, and for personal reasons.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:31 pm 


News Flash

Hec Dog, You need to go back to watching wrestling. Mikey is a featherweight and you are a moron for saying he needs to fight welterweights.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:29 pm 


Juan More Time

This Garcia, he need to build his profile steadily in each bout. What ees de rush in throwing him in against Manny Pacquiao who kick his butt for 12 rounds, amigos.

Posted January 26, 2014 2:25 pm 


Hec Dog

Garcia showed he has a long ways to go, and a questionable chin. Martinez dropped him, Burgos rocked him and he has yet to fight a top fighter that has speed orpower. Mikey fights in a comfort zone. He throws a good 1-2 punch when he is at the right distance and guys are just standing there waiting, but if you move or feint, he will be thrown off. Mikey also has no idea how to fight backing up or fight inside. He has that awkward look on his face, and his inside game consists of holding with one hand and hitting the back of his opponents head. He will not stand and trade. Does Mikey lack Charisma? Yes! He’s going to be a hard sell for the networks. Eventually, he will have to fight Mathysse. Maidana, Danny Garcia, Broner, and God forbid Manny Pacquiao, and he will be seriously exposed. Mikey and his camp should have continued on their pace and allowed the fans and media to do all the talking. Instead, he opened his mouth and said he could beat Manny Pacqquiao before he had even accomplished anything. He has plenty of fights before he even comes close to fighting the legend. Mikey has now opened up the door to be criticized each and every fight, and he will be. He was barely under the radar, now he’s way above it. This kid will learn a lesson soon. Gamboa will play with him and easily beat him, trust me…

Posted January 26, 2014 2:22 pm 


big rubben

This writer is kinda wack
His article was 30 percent about garcia and the rest sbout domething else

Posted January 26, 2014 2:12 pm 


PEEJ

I agree, Garcia by KO over Gamboa. Don’t think it goes 6

Posted January 26, 2014 2:02 pm 


te tumbo

a move to welter by Garcia in 2014 would be even more premature than Broner’s move to welter and for the same reasons. he needs a more experience handling the incrementally and naturally bigger fighters at 130lbs and 135lbs. or else, he’ll also be swarmed and overwhelmed by the likes of Maidana, Mathysse, or Garcia. unless Pacquiao* wants to meet him at 135lbs, he can take his tin-cup elsewhere. Gamboa has emerged as the most logical next opponent for Garcia. i favor Mikey by KO. a reckless and sometimes sloppy Gamboa will provide him with plenty of errors to exPLODE upon.

Posted January 26, 2014 1:53 pm 


te tumbo

Strauss apparently missed the entire bout(?). also, F’k the slobs in the MSG audience. that joint is no longer the “mecca” of ANYthing. both Garcia and Burgos brought KO expectations into this bout but it became a chess-match between two equally-matched fighters. it’s also a convincing indication that Mikey is nowhere near making a move to welter, which is the vulnerability that Team Pacquiao* would love to exploit. after all, it’s their specialty. anyway, these were two highly-skilled pros matching boxing wits like patient boxer-punchers do. waiting for a mistake to exploit but after the exchange of flash-buckles both performed virtually error-free. neither gave each other much to work with and both are too smart to tempt fate with outstretched chins a’la Mayorga. another excellent boxing performance for Garcia and Burgos should toss a bone Martinez’s way in the form of a rematch of their controversial bout. Burgos by KO this time.

Posted January 26, 2014 1:45 pm 


Keueng

Pac will murder him…

Posted January 26, 2014 1:38 pm 


PEEJ

Garcia did what he was supposed to do. You are not going to look good in every fight. Burgos no longer wanted to stay in the trenches once he got rocked by Garcia. Garcia tried but couldn’t get the KO. It was still a decent fight and Garcia did what he needed to which was win.

Posted January 26, 2014 1:34 pm 


Havoc

True that

Posted January 26, 2014 1:32 pm 



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