Geez, give Caleb “Golden” Truax some credit

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

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

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

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?

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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HBO Embarrassed by Walters’ No Mas!

Poor HBO.  Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman started the night off by spending many minutes trying to justify the controversial decision in the Andre SOG Ward over Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev fight.  The explanation went this way.   Max explained that after reviewing the tapes, he came up with the same score as the judges.  They scored it 114-113 for Ward.  Max said he had it in favor of Kovalev, but he quickly whitewashed his own opinion by saying, I understand why the judges voted for Ward!  Hence, there really wasn't an explanation, only an excuse.  The fact is HBO's hopes for a classic match-up ended up looking more like an MMA bout with Ward trying to garner points for a "take down".

Poor HBO. Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman started the night off by spending many minutes trying to justify the controversial decision in the Andre SOG Ward over Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev fight. The explanation went this way. Max explained that after reviewing the tapes, he came up with the same score as the judges. They scored it 114-113 for Ward. Max said he had it in favor of Kovalev, but he quickly whitewashed his own opinion by saying, I understand why the judges voted for Ward! Hence, there really wasn’t an explanation, only an excuse. The fact is HBO’s hopes for a classic match-up ended up looking more like an MMA bout with Ward trying to garner points for a “take down”.

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Judges Swayed – Give Ward the Decision

Sad affair saturday night at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.  Expectations were high.  Fans hoped for a classic matchup.  What they got was an attempted mugging and resulting robbery.  To call Andre Ward's efforts scientific would be ill-judged, which is what happened with the decision in Ward's favor.

Sad affair saturday night at Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Expectations were high. Fans hoped for a classic matchup. What they got was an attempted mugging and resulting robbery. To call Andre Ward’s efforts scientific would be ill-judged, which is what happened with the decision in Ward’s favor.

One simple way to tell who won the fight is to look at each fighter’s face. Andre Ward’s was red, lumpy and swollen. The Krusher’s face was relatively unmarked.

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