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No one can forbid anyone from arranging even 55 rounders with bare fists. FInd the fighters and put up the fight. It’s not illegal or is it? These unions and federations just have chosen to allow 12 rounders. Put up your own federation with 15 rounders and if that’s what people want the money will be good and that will bring the fighters in too.

Posted November 20, 2012 8:40 am 


They should go back to 15 round fights, but one tragedy that occurs after the 12th round would bring everything crashing back down. Sounds brutal, but it’s a brutal sport. They’re cutting the balls off of the NFL players now too. In 5 years they’ll be wearing flags. Boxing should also go back to lighter weight gloves. Heavier gloves produce more damage over a longer period of time whereas lighter gloves would tend to score quicker KO’s and stoppages. If nothing else, change the championship fights to 13 rounds so at least there will be a few less draws (as long as there are no 10 – 8 or 10 – 10 rounds).

Posted November 19, 2012 11:50 pm 

te tumbo

watched this fight in real time. it was a brutal and punishing bout. i’ve seen just as brutal since. even more punishing but you never know what or how much will exceed somebody’s threshhold for punishment. it was tragic but i still believe that 12 rounds is a pacifier rather than a remedy. watched the last 15-rounder in real time as well. that was a great fight too with the underdog Paez prevailing over the talented and undefeated Calvin Grove in Mexicali. overall and IMO, same-day weigh-ins and 15-rounders encourage healthier and fundamentally-superior preparation. the exceptions prove that rule. otherwise, i don’t know how rehydrating 20lbs-30lbs over night is any healthier or less risky.

Posted November 19, 2012 11:22 pm 


Mancini should give homemade cake to the son something from the son

Posted November 19, 2012 6:39 pm 


Yep, keep printing these articles every year on the anniversary of the death of a fighter and pretty soon boxers will be fighting 3 – one minute rounds with 30 ounce gloves, head gear and body armor. Or the sport will be banned outright. So keep it up knuckleheads!!!

Posted November 19, 2012 5:52 pm 


Anonymous, you probably can’t even read you idiot.

Posted November 19, 2012 5:22 pm 


Mancini got robbed against Camacho

Posted November 19, 2012 5:14 pm 


Hauser huh? ill read his column. He is the only credible boxing sportswriter left and has been covering it longer than u and I have been a boxing fan.

Posted November 19, 2012 4:53 pm 


Thomas Hauser’s expose on PED about to explode on max boxing ya’ll.

Posted November 19, 2012 4:47 pm 

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30 Years ago Ray Mancini Ended a Man’s Life in the Ring. Now He Meets His Son

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