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25 Apr 2019 21:03:54
Hearing Miller might not face any punishment for his failed test. Pls this couldn't be true?

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26 Apr 2019 17:52:06
There is no way he won't be punished. The media have literally lambasted him since it's happened.
If he's not punished, boxing will never be taken seriously.

26 Apr 2019 18:42:12
Was something I read hsf about his licence in New York had expired so they can't punish him. Said, he could go from state to state till someone gives him a licence. Hope not, cause u r right. This has to stop.

26 Apr 2019 21:14:19
Interesting news on Ortiz, Hearn has "promised to expose team Ortiz" when Joshua's opponent has been announced.

Ortiz was apparently offered more than Miller would have gotten.

27 Apr 2019 00:15:08
Boxing talk with Ade on YouTube says it was $5m.

27 Apr 2019 18:25:50
Eddie Hearn himself said to Boxing Social that it was more than what Miller would have gotten.

 

 

23 Apr 2019 13:33:19
Rumours are it's going to be Andy Ruiz Jr who fighting Joshua June 1st.

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24 Apr 2019 04:22:43
He's heavy handed, but I wasn't impressed when I watched him vs Parker, maybe he's got a bit better but meh. Joshua should win this quite comfortably, as long as he doesn't brawl he should be ok.

 

 

21 Apr 2019 12:10:10
The problem with Khan is that when he loses its never his fault. Prescott it was the match makers fault, peterson it was refs and judges fault, Danny Garcia it was his dad Angel Garcia who got in khan's head, Canelo it was canelo's refusal to accept a rehydration clause when he lost, and now Crawford it was the low blow. The fans would have more respect for Khan if he didn't make excuses after excuse, he will probably change trainers again now.

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21 Apr 2019 13:25:11
Surprised it lasted as long as it did tbh, I've not seen the fight but hearing Khan went down in the opening round doesn't surprise me at all. Crawford could have made a real statement by taking Khan out in the early rounds.

22 Apr 2019 18:22:03
That was no accidental low blow. If you have ever taken a shot like that you will know it’s 15 minutes minimum before you can stand up straight. Khan is full of flaws but I have never seen him quit. He should retire now though.

Crawford was majestic though, and I hope he can fight Spence before Spence moves up to 154 which I think is inevitable at some point in the next 12-18 months. It will be a great fight at 147.

22 Apr 2019 20:42:04
It looked more leg to me Rian. I think Khan wanted a way out, he was getting beat up and simply couldn't cope. I felt sorry for him standing there looking at his corner shaking his head, he looked like a wee boy asking his dad to come and save him.

22 Apr 2019 21:55:06
Just thinking, has there ever been a fighter pulled out B4 cause of a low blow? I know fights have been stopped by ref B4 but has a boxer ever been pulled from a fight B4 cause of one low shot? I can't think of one.

23 Apr 2019 13:28:23
You may well be right Roro. No doubt he'll start talking up the brook fight now.

23 Apr 2019 13:44:37
I hope they finally do fight Rian mate but I just don't see it ever happening. I think Khan will push for the Pacquiao fight now then call it a day.

 

 

20 Apr 2019 23:16:29
That was a sickening body shot from Allen, glad he beat Browne, he's such a character.

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21 Apr 2019 00:47:06
U can just tell Hearn has something big planned for Allen. Possible usyk at Xmas?

21 Apr 2019 08:47:51
You just used Allen and Usyk as future opponents 😂 Allen shouldn't, be anywhere near the ring mate. Eddie should be jailed if he promoted that fight. Usyk would destroy him.

21 Apr 2019 12:33:48
If you watch Hearns interview with ifl after the fight, he openly admits that Allen isn't good enough to fight the elite guys. He'll likely fight Price next and I would imagine that will be his as far as he goes.
If Allen wss to go against Usyk, after Usyk fights Takam later this year, it would be a backwards step for Usyk.

I would like to think that Eddie isn't as stupid as to put Allen in with an elite fighter, as we saw what happened when he fought Ortiz.

21 Apr 2019 13:14:45
Usyk imo won’t hit hard enough to keep the heavyweights off him. He wasn’t a particularly big puncher at cruiserweight and I believe a lot of the top heavyweights will walk through him. One more good win for Allen and imo his name will be in the mix for a pay day against someone, be it Chisora, Whyte or usyk.

21 Apr 2019 13:24:16
I wouldn't underestimate Usyk's punch power, Bellew did that and although Bellew doesn't have the greatest chin, it was still decent enough to hold off a hard hitter like Haye, who did land clean a few times against Bellew.

Usyk doesn't need punch power though, he's got exceptional footwork and has a good variation of punches. Personally I want to see Usyk fight Fury, many will say that will be a boring fight, but from the purist perspective, it's the most technical fight out there at HW. I think Fury wins that, purely based on his size but I wouldn't be surprised if he hit the deck once or twice in that fight.

21 Apr 2019 13:27:13
My point Is Allen his a sparring partner, journey man.
Matchroom are now putting this type of fighter as a main eventer.
Eddie admitting that the guy is out of his class, but deserves big money on a PPV
Because he's a bit of lad and likeable.
The Hearns are snakes
Anybody paying to watch Whyte, Chisora, Allen, Brown Takam, Ortiz Price Parker Hughie Fury, fighting journey men or each other are crazy.

21 Apr 2019 15:59:06
I understand the point u r making Tylerano mate, my point is that Usyk as good as he is, is untested at Heavyweight and could struggle against Takam. Imo we have to wait to see how usyk performs first before we start talking about him taking on the best.

21 Apr 2019 16:01:54
I agree Hsf mate usyk is a great figher but I would say the reason he knocked bellew out was because Bellew had run out of steam. Tbf usyk throws so many shots each round he could be busy enough to keep bigger men off him.

21 Apr 2019 23:46:47
Roro, Usyk was more than a handful at HW in the amatuers, he took care of Joyce quite convincingly.

It's this video which makes me believe that Joyce will never become anything more than a contender. Usyk definitely showed his skills in this match though.

22 Apr 2019 12:14:25
Yeah hsf I seen that fight before, I like Joyce but god he is slow. Should be interesting to see how Usyk goes against Takam, hopefully he can look good and we can get some match ups next year.

22 Apr 2019 14:24:57
Well Usyk is already mandatory with the WBO (super champion status from Cruiserweight) so I personally expect AJ to fight him in or around October/ November.

I think he's got the skillset to beat Joshua personally, but we'll see how he does against Takam first.

22 Apr 2019 15:59:53
I can't see Joshua fighting in the UK this year hsf mate, I just don't think they will get the venue, imo he fights ortiz in America around that time.

22 Apr 2019 21:35:15
There are plenty of venue's, if they're happy to take AJ to MSG, then I'm sure they'll be happy to put him back at the O2 Arena with ramped up ticket prices. It's the PPV buys that are the main focus and profit.
If not I'm sure the Principality Stadium (which has a roof) will be available for use.

23 Apr 2019 11:51:27
Joshua is a stadium fighter in the UK, he will not return to the O2. The Principality is the only one, but imo if he fights Wilder, fury or Whyte then that's a Wembley fight. Even usyk I believe will be at Wembley. Imo Joshua raises his profile states side this year till he gets the fights he wants next year at Wembley.

 

 

19 Apr 2019 21:47:56

Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan Fight Preview

20 Apr 2019 14:00:53
{Ed's Note - Roro1892 has posted a new article entitled, Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan Fight Preview

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20 Apr 2019 12:37:17
Cheers ed033 mate, thanks very much.

20 Apr 2019 15:04:35
Nicely done mate, enjoyed reading.

20 Apr 2019 15:10:33
Cheers hsf mate.

20 Apr 2019 15:28:11
What's your thoughts on the Crawford vs Khan fight hsf? I think it's going the distance although I do expect Khan to be floored afew times.

20 Apr 2019 18:45:24
3rd round KO win for Crawford imo. Khan is finished as a fighter.

19 Apr 2019 20:31:03
Tbf I must give eddie hearn and matchroom a lot of credit, they are putting on a top night of boxing tomorrow night on sky.

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19 Apr 2019 21:45:01
Hopefully Allen wins, he's a likeable character.

20 Apr 2019 15:27:00
I think Allen will have to much quality for Browne, i'm looking forward to the boxing 2nite.

21 Apr 2019 08:38:41
I am sorry but that was a really poor show and a typical Matchroom event.
The main events were non events. Chisora and Allen wouldn't last 1 round with AJ.
Josh Kelly and Connor Benn are both being pushed as the next big things in British Boxing. Really?
Can you see them troubling Crawford or Spence?
In recent months we have seen Ritson, Cheeseman and Fowler fail when stepped up.
There is too much hype, with Sky and the Hearns trying to get fighters on pay per view platforms.
Boxing is dying a slow death right now, fighters are cheating to gain an edge on opponents.
I was a decent level amateur who trained alongside a former world champion, as a kid and I love boxing, but I hate everything about Matchroom.

18 Apr 2019 02:38:35
Can I post MMA on here?

I can't wait for masvidal to destroy that curly haired muppet askren in July. His switch of stance and knockout against till was a world class. He also seems like a fairly humble guy who also takes no crap of anybody.

I like that and I like the fact he cracked that gobby Leon Edwards. That idiot was mouthing off the whole build up to till and just disregard masvidal like he'd already lost.

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17 Apr 2019 11:02:04
Jarrell Millet has had an adverse finding in his drug test by VADA.
The only thing I can say about that is "lol".

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17 Apr 2019 11:32:03
According to ESPN's Dan Rafael the banned substance he tested for was GW1516, whatever that is.

Still time to get replacement if the fight is cancelled, maybe ortiz?

17 Apr 2019 11:49:48
It seems GW1516 increases an athlete's ability to build endurance and lose weight by utilising body fat for energy.

17 Apr 2019 18:24:29
Miller is just another one in a line of cheating cretins who need to be bashed up in the ring. Kind of hope the fight goes ahead, so Joshua can bash his fat face in.

18 Apr 2019 02:51:50
I don’t mean to open a can of worms here but aj is a juice head himself as are most boxers and MMA fighters they’re just clever about it as it’s one big racket so they’re usually well informed if they’re to be tested. The only one fighter I could actually 100% say hasn’t touched juice would be Michael bisping, I’d also like to say Lennox Lewis but I can’t be certain in him.

18 Apr 2019 12:31:14
Caught cheating in boxing and u should get a lifetime ban and criminal record. Someone cheats against u in a football match and the worse that happens is u lose the match, someone cheats against u at boxing and u could lose your life. Not every boxer is a juice head but plenty r out there looking for ways to cheat.

Floyd mayweather was right, anyone who fought him had to agree to Olympic style blood tests, that's what held up the Pacquiao fight.

18 Apr 2019 13:25:24
Not every roro but certainly more than you would like to think. I’m not going to name drop out of respect but my close friends older brother was one of Britain’s most decorated amateur boxers and should have certainly been at Amur khans level as he was his weight class. He won almost everything but missed out on the Olympic Games amir was at due to a broken hand. Eventually after years of training and not much of a life he started partying after a break up and ended up dabbling with drugs. He did a prison stretch for an assault in a pub and after that his career was pretty much over. It’s a shame because he is a really humble lad and one of the nicest guys you could meet. He now owns his own construction business and I had the pleasure of working for him, he never once raised his voice or demeaned anyone and is genuinely one of the calmest nicest guys you could meet, we all make mistakes.

The reason I tell you that story is because it’s him that informed me about the doping and it is to his knowledge that almost any professional boxer will at some point be in and around steroids. One of his former trainers was pushing him to take nandrolone to aid his recovery but he point blank refused which led to this trainer getting very nasty. A lot of these crooked trainers have mates within the doping agencies so they can let it go if you’re willing to sell your soul and be controlled by some crooked crook.

Anyway just thought I’d share an interesting story, even to this day my mate and his brother train really hard and hate any cheats/ juice heads. I just hope that one day combat sports will start to become legitimate as it’s not fair on those who don’t abuse steroids plus the guys who do are ruining there body’s in later life.

18 Apr 2019 14:56:28
Yes lerchy boxing like a lot of sports has a drugs problem. I believe it's time the governing bodies stepped in and started handing out proper penalties when caught.

Glad to hear your friend is doing well, there's a lot of weasels in the boxing world just out there to take advantage of young fighters.

18 Apr 2019 18:20:35
Completely agree mate it’s a dirty game as is pretty much everything. From what I’ve been told aj used to be bang into the juice and that's from a very good source.

18 Apr 2019 18:20:37
The names being branded about as a replacement for Miller are worrying to be honest, aside from Ortiz (who is apparently top of the list) the rest are all not legitimately worth the title shot.
Names like Manuel Charr (WBA Regular), Adam Kowanacki, Dereck Chisora (if he beats Senad Gashi), even Dave Allen threw his hat into the ring. Admittedly Miller isn't much better than these guys, if he is indeed better at all, but this is turning into a bit of a joke now.

I'd rather Klitschko come out of retirement and fight him to be honest.

18 Apr 2019 22:15:40
Joshua has been on 2 anti doping programmes since 2012, he himself said that he gets tested 3 times a month, just my opinion lerchy mate but I would say he’s clean. Maybe he did use B4 his boxing days but we will never know.

I must take my hat off to Joshua tbh, his dedication to his trade is remarkable, and the way he studies every little detail of his life is why he is where he is today. I even heard he takes his own lemon to the local cafe when he’s going for a brew. Imo he’s not as gifted as other heavyweights out there, even though he is an gold medal winner in don’t think he’s a very good boxer, but it’s them details that make him be at the top.

Hsf who would want it mate? 6 weeks notice and probably getting offered buttons.

19 Apr 2019 11:53:57
Tbh mate I'm losing interest in the sport. Too many dopers, too many pretenders and too many big mouth chumps.

There are only 3 guys I'd want to see AJ fight now, Wilder, Fury and Usyk. You could throw Whyte in there too, but the rest are either too old or just simply not good enough. And given its 6 weeks notice I doubt we'll see any big names.

For fun you could put in Shannon Briggs but again he's far too old, but the presser would be funny!

19 Apr 2019 20:29:48
Hang in there hsf mate, u know more than anyone boxing is a dirty game. Still plenty of great boxers and fights out there, just imagine lomachenko vs Garcia or Spence vs Crawford.

19 Apr 2019 23:57:29
I'm just sick of fighters ducking each other because their promoter/ managers/ advisers are money grubbing .
I will likely still watch a few fights, but I think I'll only watch Lomachenko, Usyk and Garcia fights, as they are the ones I enjoy watching the most.

15 Apr 2019 15:02:09
Anthony Crolla got demolished by Lomachenko, which was expected - a total mismatch.

Clarrisa Shields became the undisputed middleweight champion after beating Christina Hammer via a UD. After she got dropped in her previous fight, I thought Shields would struggle against Hammer, however she was rather impressive and won convincingly.

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16 Apr 2019 14:49:42
Looks like Katie Taylor will be following in Clarrisa Shields footsteps, going for the undisputed crown against Delfine Persoon on the AJ vs Miller card.

I do enjoy watching Taylor fight, she's one fiesty mare!

16 Apr 2019 23:22:26
Haven't seen persoon box before but her record is impressive, looking forward to it myself hsf.

17 Apr 2019 00:28:20
Taylor should win, likely via stoppage imo.

31 Mar 2019 12:37:50
So, David Price gets bitten by Kash Ali, disgraceful, he should never be allowed in the square circle every again.

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, if you banned a boxer for life for that, there would be almost none left. Holyfield had done it long before he was bitten by Tyson. Makes me wonder about the causes - usually those kind of things are when someone has taken something, such as cocaine or steroids, which makes them go beyond normal bounds of aggression.

Though I do agree they need to be punished, it has been shown that higher punishments do not reduce the likelihood of an action happening. The death penalty does not reduce the murder rate, for instance. You need to find the cause and cut that off. Maybe young boxers need a better education?}

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31 Mar 2019 14:53:29
You could be right Ed, did you see the fight?

{Ed001's Note - no mate, it is on at a time when I can't really watch.}

01 Apr 2019 09:21:14
I like big price but tbh he shouldn't be struggling with fighters like Ali. I wish he had more confidence especially with his jab and right hand, with his power that's all he needs to beat the likes of Ali, though he paws with the left and is pulling his right hand back to his chin al most as soon as he throws it. I hope he really snaps that jab out against browne or Allen otherwise he will get knocked out imo.

03 Apr 2019 15:15:30
Price is a decent bloke, but I feel he lacks the spite needed in order to compete at the top end. He himself said "don't mistake niceness for weakness" but I think he's just highlighting his own issues.
In the fight against Povetkin, he really did have a chance to take him out. Povetkin was still buzzed after nearly being dropped at the end of the round and Bellew was screaming "he's gone, go in for the finish". If that had been Joshua, Fury, Wilder, even Allen, they'd have really pressured him the following round and got the stoppage.

Ed001, just a quick question - I was wondering how the article on Willie Pep was coming on? No pressure or anything just asking ^_^.

{Ed001's Note - it's taking a lot of research mate, so many things to find out about him as he lived a full life with 6 wives and accusations of taking dives, gambling problems etc.}

03 Apr 2019 15:41:43
Haha, yeah he had a pretty full life. As I said no pressure as I know you do a lot of different articles.

{Ed001's Note - I have a huge stack of notes on him. He is very interesting.}

03 Apr 2019 17:44:40
I'm glad you find him interesting Ed, what made me so interested in him was the fact that he won a round of Boxing without throwing a single punch, he even told his cornermen that he was going to do it too. Takes huge balls to say something like that then actually achieve it.

{Ed001's Note - from what my research suggests, it was not quite like that and it was a journalist he had a wager with. There is the possibility that there has been a mix up and it did happen but not in the fight named though, so it could be true still. Possibly.}

03 Apr 2019 17:45:13
As a side note, who is your current favourite Boxer? Assuming you have one of course.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know. I would have said Pacquiao a few years' ago but then I heard a few stories from people who work for him and that put me off him. Bellew I liked but he retired. Maybe one of the Smiths. Very few have real personality to make them likeable these days. I find them forgettable. Why, who would be yours?}

04 Apr 2019 10:56:09
Ed001, was the stories you heard about Pacquiao about his cheating on his wife for years? I think it funny that they always seem to find God after they r caught.

{Ed001's Note - oh no everyone knew about that, no it is more about the way he treats people.}

04 Apr 2019 11:38:30
Hyped up by the media to be some sort of Saint.

Terence Crawford is a very generous fighter and seems all round nice guy. Been on 2 mission trips to Africa and numerous stories of him helping the less fortunate out. Even opened his own boxing academy for kids in his local town. Maybe he could be your new favourite ed?

{Ed001's Note - the problem is that people very rarely live up to the public image. Even Joe Louis, my grandad's hero, was not as nice behind the scenes by all accounts. Certainly there have been plenty of claims (including made by Tyson in his autobiography) that he was a heavy user of cocaine.

I have learnt it is better to know nothing about heroes, when you do they tend to disappoint as you realise they are just mere humans with human failings.}

04 Apr 2019 11:55:04
I agree there ed, even the greatest Ali was a very cruel person. The way he treated Joe Frazier was just wrong.

{Ed001's Note - and he was a known wife beater as well. I guess it is difficult to be a good guy when you are in a sport that calls for violence and throws adulation your way for being more brutal than the next guy. It is difficult to keep your feet on the ground when all you hear is 'you are wonderful' all day.

Which is why Thomas Hearns stood out as he seems to be a genuinely nice guy who suffered financial difficulties trying to help others out.}

04 Apr 2019 12:32:22
Boxing is a sport of self control and respect. Though it is also full of ego maniac people who constantly need reassuring.

{Ed001's Note - but like any other job that requires iron discipline, the moment people are away from it they tend to lose all inhibitions and go a bit wild.}

04 Apr 2019 12:46:36
I don't know if it can still happen but I would love to see some fighters become referees abit like jersey Joe walcot did (even though he was terrible) lol.

{Ed001's Note - it used to happen all the time. Willie Pep refereed for a while after his retirement.}

04 Apr 2019 16:26:50
I was just curious Ed, most people have a favourite that they prefer to watch, or have some kind of bias toward. Me personally, I really enjoy watching Mikey Garcia. I like the way he does everything in a simple manner, he doesn't try to be flashy, he's always come across as genuine and even in defeat the other week, he had nothing but praise for Spence with no bitterness or excuses.

I'm not big on ego's, I find them to be abhorrent in most cases. Being humble and accepting that there is always someone bigger and better than you, would be rather difficult for the large majority of boxers I imagine.

I also enjoy watching Lomachenko, but that's purely because he is simply sensational.

{Ed001's Note - Lomachenko is a bit special.}

04 Apr 2019 23:36:28
Was Lennox Lewis a good guy? And any chance of an article on James Braddock, Cinderella man? How old was he when he won the belt. Many thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about Lewis, he certainly seemed to be respectful in interviews etc.

I have added Braddock to the list.}

05 Apr 2019 10:54:53
Cheers Ed look forward to it.

{Ed001's Note - hopefully it won't be too long of a wait for you!}

 


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