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same day weighin like the real men did for nearly 100 years period.

Posted March 6, 2014 4:02 pm 


TJ

I HAVE ALWAYS had a real issue with these weigh-ins 24-36 hours before the actual fight and I have come up with a suggestion which I would be interested in hearing other ESB posters and those with an influence within the game viewpoints.

CHECK-WEIGH IN

The easiest way to kill all the drama regarding weigh-ins, whilst still creating all the hype is to have a live check-weigh-in either the day before the fight or two days before, where both fighters should weigh-in, say no more than 2 pounds above the stipulated limit. (This can be negotiable on a sliding scale, if medical bodies can get behind what is a reasonable percentage 2 days out)?

This way we will be able to know just which fighters are playing fair and like in the case of a Castillo, a Guzman or a Broner, which fighter is cheating to win!!!!

There will be more drama as this will create news, create a buzz and is actually fairer to all parties, because we will then have the Official weigh-in on the morning of the fight, which was the traditional and fairest thing to do!

It will show who is working properly for the fight and it will stop the last second brinksmanship for people to get angles on the fight.

I wish someone puts this forward to the organisations, because us fight fans will then get what we want. More transparency over the fighters and their attempts or non attempts at making weight.

The sanctions for not making these limits should be a one year blanket ban across all organisations so a fighter who doesn’t make weight cannot fight for any version of a title for a year – maybe a little harsh, but will focus their minds.

Posted March 6, 2014 8:06 am 


Joseph Herron

Q,

this is a photo from two years ago actually

Posted March 5, 2014 10:01 pm 


Joseph Herron

Thanks for not giving up on the fan driven Eastsideboxing.com!!

I usually post all of my features on “The Saga” of fighting, but I will start posting more of them on ESB from now on.

Thanks for the kind words, my friend!!

Posted March 5, 2014 8:07 pm 


Joseph Herron

Thanks for having my back, guys!!

I say this all of the time on the program…the fight fans are among the most intelligent in all of sports…they know what they’re looking at.

It’s insulting to believe otherwise.

Posted March 5, 2014 12:29 pm 


Martin

@TJ

Your second sentence is way OTT, but thanks: I appreciate your comments, and share your exasperation. Like you, I have tried to broach this topic before but had my posts deleted. I’ve also written to ESB about the matter and received no reply.

It’s really a shame, because ESB used to be a highly respected boxing site: the undisputed P4P (post-for-post) champ of boxing websites, you might say ;-). But it seems to me that it’s reputation is now at an all time low, if not in tatters. This why I’m not especially surprised to hear Joseph say that promoters treat them with contempt. But once again, it must come down to whoever makes the decisions about which articles get published here. If someone wants to publish some nasty and bitter article demeaning a certain fighter for whom, for whatever reason, they seriously dislike, they know where to come. But the ultimate responsibility must come down to the ESB editorial board (if there is such a thing).

Having said that, I certainly feel for Joseph and other real writers who publish here, whose commendable articles are effectively buried beneath a morass of stupidity and whose professional reputations can only be tarnished by association.

Posted March 5, 2014 10:53 am 


Joseph Herron

I usually don’t like to criticize other writers, but it’s getting to where real journalists don’t get the credit or respect that they deserve because of hacks who publish their rubbish on the same site.

I’m sick of it…I’m the sure the knowledgeable fight fans are as well!!

Posted March 5, 2014 12:36 am 


BUSTAJAY

@Luke

Thx guys!! Quality show!!! Bustas gonna take care of the paper work!!

Posted March 5, 2014 12:10 am

HAHAHAHA I am holding it in for the next RS write up…..printer is ready bro….

Posted March 5, 2014 12:21 am 


Joseph Herron

Thanks for your input, guys!!

Look for Sugar’s preview articles on Friday morning!!

Posted March 5, 2014 12:11 am 


BUSTAJAY

JK
Thanks for taking us home…..let’s do the PPV SHOW

Posted March 5, 2014 12:07 am 


BUSTAJAY

BUSTAJAY

Cole is the worst ref
Too many low blows….it was like watching Ric Flair in a boxing ring….AKA The dirtiest player in the Game

Posted March 4, 2014 11:31 pm

Posted March 5, 2014 12:07 am 


BUSTAJAY

Great show brother
Great guest
Great interaction

Posted March 5, 2014 12:03 am 


BUSTAJAY

Luke

I’d like to have a little extra TP in the form of Lawrence Cole’s fight check!!

Posted March 4, 2014 11:55 pm

Haha….so cheap would not take SH…it off an elderly as…s….hahaha

Posted March 5, 2014 12:01 am 


BUSTAJAY

Luke

Busta…gotta b thankful for a lil xtra TP!!

Posted March 4, 2014 11:49 pm

You can tell I only stay at five half star hotels….LMAO

Posted March 4, 2014 11:52 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Whole paycheck lost to the one arm bandit …..LOL

Posted March 4, 2014 11:47 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Joseph feel free to share this comment on the mic

BUSTAJAY

R Smith
When low on tissue paper at any hotel I print his work. Enough said

Posted March 4, 2014 11:43 pm

Posted March 4, 2014 11:45 pm 


BUSTAJAY

R Smith
When low on tissue paper at any hotel I print his work. Enough said

Posted March 4, 2014 11:43 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Case in point ,,,,,Pick up your sports paper in the morning and try to find a boxing story
These sites, guys like you Joseph, keep us in the loop bro.
Thank you
Thank you

Posted March 4, 2014 11:34 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Cole is the worst ref
Too many low blows….it was like watching Ric Flair in a boxing ring….AKA The dirtiest player in the Game

Posted March 4, 2014 11:31 pm 


BUSTAJAY

…round 1 Rookie threw one punch….maybe

Posted March 4, 2014 11:30 pm 


BUSTAJAY

A Pro knows but a rookie….well he just ends up in the ring facing a giant…LOL

Oooops

Posted March 4, 2014 11:27 pm 


BUSTAJAY

What a hell of a Hail Mary plan….let’s blow up to another weight division and drive a point home.

Posted March 4, 2014 11:26 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Look at GGG amateur record….WOW

Posted March 4, 2014 11:14 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Next segment should be GREAT

Posted March 4, 2014 11:08 pm 


Hidalg0

Manny Steward has risen from the grave! LOL!

Posted March 4, 2014 10:46 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Get Superman the Russian

Posted March 4, 2014 10:43 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Luke,
I don’t think Floyd has Sponsors
I might be wrong but I don’t think he has any bro.

Posted March 4, 2014 10:42 pm 


Hidalg0

Hey Joseph, I’m in the queue. If you have time, I’d like to say a word or three to Sugar.

Posted March 4, 2014 10:41 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Him and his kid did 7 UP

Posted March 4, 2014 10:40 pm 


BUSTAJAY

He has the mindset of Maidana…..knock me around and it gets me motivated

Posted March 4, 2014 10:39 pm 


BUSTAJAY

PPV is abused too often for boxing. The Bam Bam /PAC PPV was not worth the cash I paid

Posted March 4, 2014 10:32 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Charlo is going for the gold guys…..he will leave it all in the ring.

Posted March 4, 2014 10:23 pm 


BUSTAJAY

@Luke

Agreed, Busta…Garcia has refined Maidonna soooo much!!

Posted March 4, 2014 10:11 pm

Yes sir….R Garcia has revamped the career of Maidana. The start was somewhat rusty, the D Alex fight where Maidana lost, but they are moving up quickly.

Posted March 4, 2014 10:22 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Good segment with R Garcia

Posted March 4, 2014 10:20 pm 


BUSTAJAY

478/ shout out to Robert, if he has time

Posted March 4, 2014 10:12 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Here we goooooooooo

Posted March 4, 2014 10:00 pm 


BUSTAJAY

The thing with Robert is he has made it easier for me as a fan of Maidana. I was always and still am supporting Maidana, win or lose, just due to his pure dedication to the sport. Robert has taken Maidana, IMO, to another level as a boxer. Some of the things Maidana has you can’t teach or train such as selfless dedication, heart, real determination and courage, but the ability to build on the existing boxing skills with a fighter as Robert has done is amazing with Maidana.

Heck Joseph, you know I was wearing my Maidana cap through the Atlanta airport this week. I am a big fan and supporter for Maidana. Win or lose I will always cheer for the little bulldog Maidana.

Posted March 4, 2014 9:42 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Oh no doubt….I think they might still have some bad feelings for one another.
Just wanted to know if you knew bro.

Posted March 4, 2014 9:26 pm 


Joseph Herron

I have no idea, but I will ask him that off the air before I ever bring that up on the show…lol

Posted March 4, 2014 9:23 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Wow
Great line up bro.
Any clue as to if Robert and his brother have made peace?

Posted March 4, 2014 9:21 pm 



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