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|Friday, August 14th, 2009|
Favorite boxer? Pacquiao and Cotto
Favorite time period of boxing? 2007 - now. i say that because that's when i became a fan
Your color choice for boxing gloves? white
Color choice(s) for trunks? any
now that that's out of the way, i can't believe there aren't any more boxing communities on here. i know mma is getting all the attention now but wow this is horrible. anyway, you guys pumped for the fights lined up this fall? it's gonna be kick ass.
|Thursday, July 9th, 2009|
Hello everyone. My name is Trish and I joined a while ago but haven't properly introduced myself... so with out further ado...
Favorite boxer? That's a tough choice... I'm partial to Cotto, I think he's an excellent fighter but overall my favorite boxer is Wilfredo Gomez. He was amazing!
Favorite time period of boxing? I can't choose just one decade, there were so many epic fights... the 60's, 80's and present...
Your color choice for boxing gloves? Purple!
Color choice(s) for trunks? I, being a female, am fond of the roman style trunks with the tight shorts... with the Puerto Rican flag and the Ireland flag alternating the tabs... or silver and purple because I'm silly like that XD
My father got me into this sport when I was very young and he has shown/taught me a lot and I just love him even more for it. Current Mood: happy
|Thursday, December 25th, 2008|
|Wednesday, July 30th, 2008|
Hey wassup guys! If some of you wanna talk about current and past fighters check out this place :http://www.boxingforum.com/
We talk about all the upcoming fights and we have a history section, an amateur boxing section as well as a training and nutrition section that is open for anybody who wanna be (and stay) in shape. See you there!
|Sunday, January 28th, 2007|
Favorite boxer? I don't have one yet
Favorite time period of boxing? all of it i guess...there's no bad time.
Your color choice for boxing gloves? Don't got none yet, but if i did, they'd probably be black or green
Color choice(s) for trunks? " ", but probably would be black with a green stripe down each side
I dont know much about boxing, but Id appreciate any help I can get, cause I'd really like to get myself into it as a lifestyle. I'm from Shelby, North Carolina, and I'm pretty much at the right age to start training, so i would definitely appreciate any recommendations and what I should do as to taking the steps (where i should go, who i should talk to, etc)
I'm sort of lookin towards a crash course, if you can even call it that.
plus, I'm pretty damn good with a jump rope!
mmkay yall have a good o
|Thursday, November 23rd, 2006|
|Wednesday, November 15th, 2006|
Review of Classic Boxing DVD that I made from original 16MM stock footage
I watched the DVD of the classic boxing matches that I transferred from among the 16 MM stock footage that my friend had inherited. These fights were absolutely amazing! The quality of the transfer was first rate, and the video and sound ar exceptional.
The DVD starts out with a pair of Mickey Walker fights from the early 1930's. This was during the period of the great Irish fighters on the East Coast, and both of his bouts are against other Irish fighters. One of them was named Lochran and the other was named Sharkey. I believe they were both champions prior to fighting Walker. These fights are black and white, and they have narration that was added in post-production. One of the cool features was the footage of Walker's training regimne for the fight, which included him dancing the "Charleston" while working the heavy bag.
The next fight was excerpts of Jack Johnson (the first Black heavyweight champion) vs. Jess Willard, who was some journeyman Good Ol' Boy from Texas. The fight was fought in Havana, Cuba in 1915, and was a scheduled 45 ROUND FIGHT!! Johnson, was a fugitive from justice at the time, and he had to defend his belt off of American soil. He allegedly was told before the fight by a couple sherrifs, that they were planning to extradite him to America, where he would be imprisoned, if he didn't throw the 24th round. After watching the fight, I can say with certainty, Johnson DID THROW THE FIGHT. He litterally didn't throw a fight for the final few rounds. This match was also narrated in post-production, and skips several of the 24 rounds, which is fine by me, since Johnson wasn't really trying to defend his belt anyhow.
After some Golden gloves footage, the next fight I had transferred was
Joe Louis-Max Shmelling 2. This was the rematch which would have been roughly 1940. This was one of those America/Nazi battles of superiority, and Louis carried the weight of a nation and his race on his shoulders. Louis stepped up in this rematch, and he BEAT THE SNOT out of Schmellling. 4 knockdowns in the first round, before the German's corner threw in the towel. They also showed the knockout in slow motion. I could litterally stare in the Brown Bomber's eyes as he stalked Schmelling for the kill. SO FREAKING COOL!! The next fight was Max Baer versus "Two-Ton" Tony Galento. Baer was the former heavyweught champion by this point, and Galento was an up and comer, with a personality that would make him a millionaire today. Galento didn't even look like a fighter. He cheated with head butts, backhands, head butts and constant clenching. The history behind this fight is that Galento had his pre-fight meal at his bar, where he washed down a huge bowl of spaghetti washed down by a HALF CASE OF BEER! While drunk, his brother smashed him in the face with a beer mug, opening a 1 1/2 inchgash in his mouth that required stitches. After watching the fight, I can say with certainty, he WAS TRASHED. Baer pummelled him, and Galento couldn't answer the bell for the 8th round. One of the cool things about this fight is that the ring mic was really loud, so I could hear all the verbal jabbing between the boxers and the referee.The post-match interview was conducted by BUD COSTELLO (form Abbott and Costello) The best part of the interview is watching a clearly flustered Costello try to maintain his cool as he loses control of the interview.
The next fight was Joe Louis versus some journeyman named Bob Pirabu. This was a schedule 20 rounder. Lois abused this dancer, knocking him down three times in the first round. Louis scored 6 knockdowns, but this fight was kind of boring, aside from the historical factor.
The next fight was former Featherweight champ against a journeyman named Lulu Perez. This 1952 match became relevent after a 1982 sports illustrated article suggested that Pep through the fight, which he lost in the first round under New York's three knockdown in one round rule. After watching the fight, I don't believe Pep threw the fight. He took an early shot to the head, and he never seemed to regain his bearings. After the 2nd knockdown, Pep was essentially out on his feet, and the third knockdown practically spinned his head 360 degrees.
The final fight was a middleweight battle between Champion Sugar Ray Robinson and Former Champion Rocky Graziano. I love the old italian boxers from the 40's and 50's and Graziano was one of those champions. The fight was great with lots of terrific exchanges, but after three rounds, Sugar Ray wore him out (He was a machine!) The knockout punch sent Grazziano's mouthpiece flying! AWESOME!
This DVD is absolutely amazing, and I look forward to checking out all of the other footage before transferring them to DVD. I defintiely have a lot to work with.
I am also going to make copies of this DVD and I will make them available for purchase, because these fights need to be seen.
These champions of old, would definitely be champions today, and Tony Galento is one f the most interesting fighters I have ever seen.
As always your questions and comments are always appreciated, and be sure to catch the latest episode of Topless Sports News with guest host, VERONIC RAYNE athttp://www.toplesssportsnews.com/
|Sunday, November 12th, 2006|
roy jones is the best pound for pound of all time no one had more talent
|Friday, November 10th, 2006|
does anyone know hattons next oponent yet iv not heard of it?
|Wednesday, October 18th, 2006|
Favorite boxer? ricky (hitman) hatton.
Favorite time period of boxing? 90's era of lennox lewis nigel benn etc
Your color choice for boxing gloves? white
Color choice(s) for trunks? white
|Wednesday, September 13th, 2006|
To say I'm a Bowe fan would be a bit of an understatement. My PR firm has been retained by International Championship boxing to manage the PR for Riddick's comeback fight in November in Norfolk, VA. Now's the time to sound off. Your comments will help me get the proper TV coverage. Either comment here with your thoughts on a Riddick Bowe comeback or go to my new community (sorry for the sneaky plug):http://community.livejournal.com/bowe_is_back/
Feel free to speak your mind. The positive stuff will be used to help us make our case. I've been attending Riddick's training sessions, and he looks great. I was actually surprised at how well he's been doing. He's still got his quickness, and the infamous right jab is as tough as ever.
Anyway, let me here ya.
|Monday, August 29th, 2005|
Better to Box than be Boxed In
Favorite boxer? Lucia Rijker & Roy Jones Jnr (locally - Daniel Geale, Daniel Dawson, Gairy St Clair & Ben Rabah)
Favorite time period of boxing? Now and the future
Your color choice for boxing gloves? Blue
Color choice(s) for trunks? Black
Hello All, I'm a female fighter from Australia & thought i drop in.... seconds out..BOX
|Friday, July 29th, 2005|
Favorite time period of boxing-90's-now
Your color choice for boxing gloves-Blue
Color choice(s) for trunks-Blue-White Stripes Current Mood: stressed
|Sunday, July 24th, 2005|
Favorite boxer?Sugar Ray Robinson
Favorite time period of boxing?40's - 70's i guess
Your color choice for boxing gloves?red
Color choice(s) for trunks?white with red stripes Current Mood: determined
|Sunday, July 10th, 2005|
Favorite boxer? HMM...JOE FRAZIER OR ALI
Favorite time period of boxing? 50'S
Your color choice for boxing gloves? RED
Color choice(s) for trunks? WHITE Current Mood: i want to kill....
Favorite boxer? Mark
Favorite time period of boxing? 1980s
Your color choice for boxing gloves? red
Color choice(s) for trunks? black
yeah....umm...yes Current Mood: confused
|Friday, July 8th, 2005|
I guess i'll be the first one to post on my own community.
Favorite boxer: Jack Dempsey and Joe Frazier
Favorite time period for boxing: 1940s through 50s.
Color choice for boxing gloves: Black
Color choice for trunks: White w/ red stripe or vice versa.