Geez, give Caleb “Golden” Truax some credit

Caleb Truax, James DeGale - In case you missed it, (16-1) underdog Caleb "Golden" Truax 29-3-2 (18KO), pulled off the biggest upset of the year when he whipped IBF world super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale 23-2-1 (14KO).  Not only was Caleb facing an uphill battle as the underdog, but he had to do it in the champ's backyard, the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, London, UK.

In case you missed it, (16-1) underdog Caleb “Golden” Truax 29-3-2 (18KO), pulled off the biggest upset of the year when he whipped IBF world super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale 23-2-1 (14KO). Not only was Caleb facing an uphill battle as the underdog, but he had to do it in the champ’s backyard, the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, London, UK.

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Golovkin vs. Canelo – Head movement is the key

Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - True boxing fans act offended by all the attention given to the Mayweather vs McGregor extravaganza coming to T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV on the Aug. 26th.  For one thing, it seems to be hurting the gate and taking away from the true boxing matchup on 9-16-2017,  at T-Mobile Arena between two great fighters Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34KO) and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 34KO).   In fact, the winner of that fight might come away with the much sought after designation as P4P fighter.

True boxing fans act offended by all the attention given to the Mayweather vs McGregor extravaganza coming to T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV on the Aug. 26th. For one thing, it seems to be hurting the gate and taking away from the true boxing matchup on 9-16-2017, at T-Mobile Arena between two great fighters Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34KO) and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34KO). In fact, the winner of that fight might come away with the much sought after designation as P4P fighter.

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Joe Smith, Jr. – Puncher’s Lesson He Forgot

Joe Smith Jr., Sullivan Barrera - What Joe Smith, Jr. (23-2-0, 19KO)  failed to remember in his bout with Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14KO) at the Forum in Inglewood, CA was something punchers should never forget.  Great knockout artists like Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano never forgot it, and in a big way it was responsible for their greatness.   It was something that would lay the foundation for them, something a construction worker like Joe, of all people, should know.

What Joe Smith, Jr. (23-2-0, 19KO) failed to remember in his bout with Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14KO) at the Forum in Inglewood, CA was something punchers should never forget. Great knockout artists like Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano never forgot it, and in a big way it was responsible for their greatness. It was something that would lay the foundation for them, something a construction worker like Joe, of all people, should know.

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Hopkins-Smith: A Punch is Just a Fast Push or Shove

Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith Jr. - Maybe Bernard "The Executioner/Alien" Hopkins (58-8-2, 32 KOs) was right when he said Joe "The Beast" Smith Jr. (23-1-0, 19 KOs) pushed him out of the ring at The Forum, Inglewood, CA.  After all a punch is just a push with speed.  To be more exact, its speed and a clenched fist that changes the prod into a strike or blow.  It was several of those that propelled Hopkins head first through the ropes on to the concrete floor below.  The coalition of those blows brought about the unthinkable…..a stoppage of the wily old predator, who even at age 51 was still the favorite.

Maybe Bernard “The Executioner/Alien” Hopkins (58-8-2, 32 KOs) was right when he said Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. (23-1-0, 19 KOs) pushed him out of the ring at The Forum, Inglewood, CA. After all a punch is just a push with speed. To be more exact, its speed and a clenched fist that changes the prod into a strike or blow. It was several of those that propelled Hopkins head first through the ropes on to the concrete floor below. The coalition of those blows brought about the unthinkable…..a stoppage of the wily old predator, who even at age 51 was still the favorite.

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Is Jim Lampley really that bad?

Jim Lampley - All of a sudden, HBO's Jim Lampley is no longer a good ringside announcer!  His critics compare him to the famous Don Dunphy, and Jim comes out on the short end.  To make matters worse, he is accused of bias, and even racism.  The "geniuses" (a word made famous by columnist Sid Hartman) single out Jim, leaving Max Kellerman and Roy Jones, Jr. relatively unscathed.

All of a sudden, HBO’s Jim Lampley is no longer a good ringside announcer! His critics compare him to the famous Don Dunphy, and Jim comes out on the short end. To make matters worse, he is accused of bias, and even racism. The “geniuses” (a word made famous by columnist Sid Hartman) single out Jim, leaving Max Kellerman and Roy Jones, Jr. relatively unscathed.

All of a sudden, Jim isn’t fair, and according to Sergio Mora, it’s because Jim has become a fan of some fighters. Somehow that has tainted his commentary. The stupidity continues. According to these geniuses, announcers should only be boxers or trainers, not someone who has never been either. Wow, these twits better let the hall of fame know. Maybe they can un-induct Jim, Larry Merchant, Harold Lederman, and soon to be Steve Farhood and Barry Tomkins. Knuckleheads!

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