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    As Conor McGregor prepares for the biggest fight of his life just one month away as he faces Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, he’s moved his camp to Las Vegas where he’s been working with several new training partners. Retired boxing champion and Showtime color commentator Paulie Malignaggi joined the ranks of McGregor’s team last week when he showed up to offer the UFC champion some sparring rounds after a critical assessment of his chances to beat Mayweather in a boxing match. http://www.mmaweekly.com/paulie-malignaggi-critical-of-conor-mcgregors-knockout-power-for-boxing
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    Good read. I myself think power and chins we all posses. But to me it is the timing of the punch landed, and also the timing of the punch received that produces the desired effects.
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    1. Changed shout box height for you shout masters to have more room. 2. Changed the "Like button" option, to rep points buttons positive and or negative 3. Added new smilies
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    Oh fuckkk he is in bigger trouble than I thought
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    ha not just some chic 5 weight division champ amanda serrano , she is training to go mma
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    Forum is ace to use GRIM. No applets or tags to ass around with when inserting pix or vidz. Seems stable now too. Props to u.
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    Meanwhile while the big fights are going down... Hmmm? This just happened. Hoping it's 'Alternative News ' lol.
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    after watching english football, i noticed that the english call everyone boy, regardless of race. they call ronaldo boy, rooney boy, vidic boy. "that boy made a great tackle" "that boy scored a beautiful goal". only in the u.s. is it considered racist. mcgregor isn't.
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    I have to agree on that Floyd makes more money out of this fight than he does by facing anyone else as does Connor
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    Yea he HITTED him more than once
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    Lets ignore that he uinfied two of the belts eh also beating Pascal, Abraham, Kessler, Jermaine Taylor and Lucian Bute to name a few....his record and level of opponent at least suggest he is worthy of consideration; he was in a division full of quality and was able to comfortably make weight so why would he go up??
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    So there is a new league that will be running ammy boxing. But of course USA Boxing is gonna be anti this new league. To: USA Boxing Membership From: USA Boxing, Inc. It has come to our attention that a new boxing organization, United States Boxing League, has been approved to operate in the State of Colorado. The United States Boxing League (USBL) recently sent out an email announcing the development of their unique boxing format that in their words “fills the gap between amateur and professional.” USA Boxing has conducted phone calls with the USBL leadership regarding their program and from the statements made to our office, it appears the Colorado State Athletic Commission has approved and recognized the organization for operation within their State. It is our understanding that the officials working these events are licensed professional referees and judges. USBL is clear in their announcement that they are not affiliated with USA Boxing, Inc., the National Governing Body of Amateur Boxing in the United States. Please read the following statement regarding USA Boxing restrictions regarding participation in the United States Boxing League. No registered members of USA Boxing, Inc., specifically, athlete and non-athlete members, are permitted to participate in non-USA Boxing sanctioned events. Individuals who decide to box or officiate in United States Boxing League events will be suspended from USA Boxing membership. As previously stated, United States Boxing League leadership is aware of our rules and restrictions. USBL Resident Agent and spokesperson Aurelio Martinez, Sr. communicated the following to the National Office, “I anticipated USA Boxing notifying their membership of the conflict with participating in USBL events.” USA Boxing Competition Rule 3 3.4.4. A USA Boxing member may NOT box in a non-USA Boxing sanctioned event. USA Boxing Technical Rule 1 1.5. Any boxer, coach or official who participates in an unsanctioned amateur or non-amateur boxing contest or tournament is ineligible to participate in competition as an athlete or non-athlete member of USA Boxing. Such person may make an appeal for consideration through USA Boxing’s grievance and complaint process. (To clarify, USA Boxing does not restrict non-athlete members from participating in State Athletic Commission Professional events or approved Fire & Police events)
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    I'm thinking Eubank Jr would destroy 3G, Yeah you read it right "destroy" bring it Why do I think this you ask simple he goes hard in the ring, I was anti Chris Eubank Jr but after re watching his fights I see things different now, this guy is an animal in the ring. He might not hit as hard as the claimed 3G but he hits more often and with intensity.
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    Sounds as if he had been a little apologetic over it, the judge would have been a little easier on him!
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    Roussey is yesterdays news tbh Jedrzejczk has come through and has every bit the potential to go past Ronda!!
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    Primo Carnera: Heavyweight Champion or Mob Creature? Rich Thomas, Yahoo! Contributor Network - Nov 30, 2009 Primo Carnera was born in Sequals, a small Italian town north of Venice, on October 26, 1906. He grew up training to be a carpenter, moving to France at the age of 14. Even in his teens, however, Carnera was already developing the substantial physique that would go on to earn him international fame, so by the age of 16 he had joined the circus as a strongman. It was there he was noticed by French boxing promoters, and by 18 he had switched professions and become a professional pugilist. Carnera's strong point as a boxer was also his biggest selling point: his size. In an era when a good heavyweight was about 6 foot and 200 lbs., Carnera was almost 6' 6" tall and weighed around 265 lbs. He was a big, well-muscled man, and had a sideshow appeal akin to today's Nikolai Vaulev. Like Vaulev, he was very strong, but was ponderous and his main advantages in the ring were long reach, height, and heavy, thudding shots. Drawing crowds on the basis of his big, buff body, Carnera racked up a 14-1 record before meeting his first serious heavyweight contender in 1929, Young Stirbling. Stirbling took the bigger, but poorly schooled Italian to school, scoring with hard body shots and making Carnera look foolish. Then Stirbling hit Carnera below the belt, resulting in a Disqualification when Carnera could not continue. This was the first fight that some dubbed as "fixed," but was it? Probably not. Stirbling was relying heavily on body shots, after all, so that he crunched Carnera's family jewels is easy to believe. Even if Carnera were faking, which is a big if, it does not take a dirty referee to issue a DQ under those circumstances. A foul is a foul is a foul. The two met again in Paris roughly three weeks later. Stirbling was once again outclassing the inexperienced and unskilled Italian. As Stirbling turned to return to his corner after the 7th, Carnera hit him on the back of the head. This time is was Carnera who was disqualified for flagrant fouling. Strangely, some historians say this fight was fixed too, even though it was Carnera who lost it by DQ. However, the Stirbling bouts had attracted the attention of American boxing promoters, and soon Carnera was on his way to the States. It was here that his management came under the influence of Owney Madden, a British-born gangster who was involved in bootlegging, boxing promotions, as well as running the famed Cotton Club. Only in America Carnera's boxing career in America was almost immediately dogged by allegations of corruption. His second bout in the U.S. was in Chicago in January 1930 against Elzear Rioux. Rioux was knocked down six times in the 1st Round, with many in the audience swearing they never saw Carnera land a single clean punch. Worse is that Chicago was one of the most mobbed-up cities in the country at the time. The Illinois Boxing Commission let Carnera go, but fined Rioux and revoked his boxing license. It is clear that Rioux was a tomato can who did a very poor job of taking a dive. The big Italian met his next contender in June 1930 the form of George Godfrey, an African-American who was almost as big as Carnera and on a knockout streak. Godfrey was winning the fight when he was disqualified on a foul. In this case, the eye-witness reports are damning: the referee saved Carnera. Finally, in October 1930 Carnera was outboxed by a journeyman named Jim Maloney, and either because the Boston venue was beyond the reach of Owney Madden or because Madden had gotten lazy, Carnera lost the decision. In November, Carnera returned to Europe for a match in Barcelona with Basque fighter Paulino Uzcudun. Ringside observers say Carnera won only 2 Rounds, but he won the decision anyway. Then came a 1931 rematch with Maloney, which Carnera actually won fair and square. Perhaps chastened by the earlier loss, Carnera was clearly starting to learn something about boxing. In Contention By October 1931, Carnera was fighting Jack Sharkey, a future heavyweight champion and a man who had beaten Carnera's old rival Stirbling. Although he was smaller, Sharkey was a tough character who had gone 7 Rounds with Jack Dempsey. Sharkey knocked him down in the 4th and cleanly outpointed him, but Carnera was in the fight right up to the very end. He impressed many with his fortitude and improved ability. Carnera followed up on that momentum by meeting and defeating contender Kingfish Levinsky a month later. Carnera continued to fight and mostly win, drawing record-breaking crowds on the strength of his freakish size. In 1932 he knocked out the South African Heavyweight Champion, but then dropped two points losses before bouncing back to beat an undefeated Art Lansky (a fighter who would appear as a Braddock opponent in The Cinderella Man). Then he won a rematch with Kingfish Levinsky. Carnera's momentum was briefly interrupted by the unfortunate death of Earnie Schaaf, who had recently been savagely knocked out by contender Max Baer and should not have had medical clearance to continue fighting. Carnera's blows compounded the damage from the Baer beating, and caused an inter-cranial hemorrhage that resulted in Schaaf's death four days after the fight. Championship Jack Sharkey had previously announced that he would give a title shot to the winner of the Carnera vs. Schaaf bout. It has been rumored that this was arranged by Owney Madden, but it is just as likely that Sharkey was avoiding a fight with the incredibly dangerous puncher Max Baer. It is also rumored that Sharkey took a dive on orders from Madden, but keep in mind that Sharkey was 31 and had a lot of boxing miles on his body. In their June 1933 rematch, Sharkey made a lethargic, flat-footed effort that made him an easy target for the lumbering Italian, and Carnera gave him a bad beating, hitting with a right uppercut in the 6th that literally lifted Sharkey from the canvas. Sharkey denied taking a dive to his dying day, and certainly no sane man would deliberately catch an uppercut like the one that felled him. Now the World Heavyweight Champion, Carnera made the first defense of his title in Rome, in a rematch with Basque fighter Paulino Uzcudun. Fascist strongman Benito Mussolini was among those in attendance. That Carnera won on points is not disputed. His second defense was in Florida, against light heavyweight great Tommy Loughran. Loughran outboxed the plodding Carnera for several rounds, but Carnera fought a smart, yet rough and dirty fight that made the most of his size. He repeatedly stepped on Loughran's feet, pinning him down. Eventually Loughran broke a toe, further limiting his mobility. Carnera probably should have had points deducted, but as it was he won a gritty decision. In June 1934, Carnera defended his title for the third time against the feared funnyman of boxing, Max Baer. Baer's wild, aggressive assault felled Carnera eleven times en route to an 11th Round knockout. Carnera displayed great courage and stamina, getting up again and again just to be nailed by the hardest hitter in the game at that time. Even so, the big Italian was utterly demolished by the Clown Prince of Boxing. Former Champion Carnera started a comeback with a tour of South America, but in June 1936 met a rising, 19-0 Joe Louis. The backdrop for this fight was the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, so 62,000 people filled Yankee Stadium to watch another of what would be many racially-charged heavyweight bouts in the mid-1930s. Louis was even more dangerous than Baer, and reduced Carnera to utter helplessness in 6 Rounds. The fight ended with a crushing knockout. Carnera boxed occasionally after that, but was never again a serious world contender. In 1946 he turned to wrestling, where he once again became a star. He died in 1967 in his native Italy. Legacy Unfortunately, Carnera's name is bound up with shadowy mob dealings and allegations of corruption. Certainly there were Carnera bouts where officials were tampered with, and more where the opponent was either chosen because they were cream-puffs or were paid to take a dive. But how just how many allegations of fight fixing were true? In many ways, Carnera is the antecedent to today's Nikolai Valuev. Yes, Valuev undoubtedly robbed an aging Evander Holyfield in a bout in Switzerland in 2008. The political machinations that awarded him with the WBA title for a second time - a title he did not even win in the ring! - were pure farce. However, it is beyond doubt that Valuev beat guys like John Ruiz and Sergei Lyakhovich fair and square (if barely beat them). In many ways, it seems likely that Carnera's career is more tarnished than it deserves. After all, the aforementioned Holyfield robbed Lennox Lewis in their first bout (with the help of Don King), and no one thinks of him as a product of dirty judging. Carnera was an Italian boxer in the 1930s, the decade of the gangster. Viewed through that lens, conspiracy theories regarding the mafia come easy. Yet upon examining the facts, it becomes clear that Primo Carnera won plenty of real fights, and he did it the same way Valuev did: on the basis of sheer size, reach and strength. Sources: boxrec.com; cyberboxingzone.com; Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope. ****** vs Paulino Uzcudun I & II Film Vs Jack Sharkey II Film Vs Max Baer Film Vs Joe Louis Film ******* Another article Crumbling Mountain: The Body of Primo Carnera
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    You bet your ass you can mofo, just gave you a positive rep just because and shit
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    I guess I can look forward to plenty of positive reps then
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    Lou DiBella, the promoter of Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions card Sunday in Brooklyn, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday night that the Spence-Leonard Bundu fight drew a 4.6 overnight rating. That means roughly six million viewers watched Spence’s sixth-round knockout of Bundu in their IBF welterweight elimination match at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island. NBC is expected to announce the official final rating sometime Tuesday, but the initial figures indicate the Spence-Bundu bout drew the largest rating of any PBC broadcast on network television since its inaugural show in March 2015. http://www.boxingscene.com/spence-bundu-bout-draws-pbc-network-record-6-million-viewers--107996?print_friendly=1
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    By: Staff reports | August 21, 2016 10:02 pm This is the first female pro fight I have got to watch on tv in english since I started boxing. (Way back in 2013 lol). It was a great and technically sound fight but I would have given it to Vincent as her punches had massive effect. Not quite sure what the judges were seeing here. Women's boxing on PBC and Claressa Shields winning 2x gold is a huge day. These fights are worth watching. It's a step in the right direction towards getting women's boxing televised and eventually increasing the pay for technically sound female pro's. The action and the skill are there. (Shout out to the haters, as well as all the peeps watching females on UFC that have no clue that women's boxing exists.) http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/08/21/heather-hardy-tops-shelly-vincent-televised-womens-bout/ "Sunday was a big day for women’s boxing in America. In Rio De Janeiro, Claressa Shields, from Flint, Mich., won her second consecutive Olympic gold medal to become the first U.S. fighter, male or female, to win multiple gold medals. Far away, at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, N.Y., Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy remained undefeated with a hard-fought majority decision against Shelly Vincent, handing Vincent her first loss. It was the first women’s bout televised on NBCSN. The action was non-stop from the start as Vincent charged in early, looking to close the distance between her and the taller Hardy. Hardy moved around the ring more, looking for the right distance to attack the Providence, R.I., native. “This is definitely a win for women’s boxing,” said Hardy (18-0, 4 KOs). “We kept up a great pace throughout and the fans were invested the whole time. “Every time she crowded me, she would get off more punches. I wanted to keep the fight on the outside and when I did that I had a lot of success.” Hardy’s movement allowed her to create more angles for her attack as she varied her offense with overhand rights, jabs and hooks. Vincent was consistent countering, with her left hand finding the most success. Hardy threw 752 punches while Vincent threw 678 over the 10 two-minute rounds. Hardy connected on 251 punches to 194 for Vincent. “I thought I won the fight pretty convincingly,” said Hardy. “She only really caught me a few times the whole fight. I knew I had to be tactical to win the fight. Judging by the belt around my waist, I would rate my performance a 10.” The judges ruled it for Hardy by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 95-95. Vincent (18-1, 1 KO) believed she did enough to win the fight. “I definitely thought I won the fight,” said Vincent. “I was coming forward and I landed the bigger shots. Everyone saw the fight. 'I got head-butted all night long. I came here and everybody told me I’d get robbed. I’ll take the rematch but I’m not playing by these rules. I want her to come up to Providence.' "
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