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22 Jul 2021 20:26:31

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19 Jul 2021 15:46:38
I see there are reports of yet another robbery in Boxing. Jermell Charlo was gifted a draw after being beaten up for 12 rounds by Brian Castano.

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22 Jul 2021 11:49:40
Was great fight mate. a lot of close rounds but I had it 7 rounds to 3 with 2 even in favour of Castano.

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17 Jul 2021 21:01:18
Ed001, if your about mate. R u working on any boxing articles atm? Loved the one afew weeks back about Gatti.

{Ed001's Note - still writing up Sugar Ray Leonard. There is a lot on him.}

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18 Jul 2021 10:28:36
Have you checked out the new showtime documentary called 'the kings'? It's about the 4 of them Hargler, Hearns, Duran and Leonard. Some new stuff in it although no new Leonard interviews as he is currently making his own movie or documentary.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, that was what took so long as people kept releasing new interviews with him as I was doing it and I had to keep stopping to read through them all.}

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18 Jul 2021 10:54:34
Looking forward to it. Tbh I'm not a big fan of Leonard but he was an amazing boxer and has had some life. He was also in the worst film I've ever seen, a 1996 movie called riot. It was like a mixture of Name of the Father and the karate Kid, terrible. Best of luck with the article anyway mate. Looking forward to it.

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, of the 4 he was the one I knew least about. I just remember him being a show-off and that was never my thing. I just wanted fighters to fight, rather than showboat. Though he is a bit like Saenchai in Muay Thai, yes he shows off but boy can he fight as well and sometimes it is easy to forget how much skill it takes to pull off the showboating and win fights. Plenty of people try and showboat and just end up getting their heads taken off.}

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18 Jul 2021 11:03:59
No doubt, he was no fancy Dan edd mate he was as hard as nails. I just didn't take to his personality. Tbh I recently heard a story about Duran that near turned my stomach. Out of the 4 Hagler was my favourite.

{Ed001's Note - I liked Hagler most until I did the Tommy Hearns article and he just came across as such a genuinely nice guy he became my favourite.}

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18 Jul 2021 11:20:19
Love The motor City Cobra, although like many others he carried on way to long. Sounds silly but my favourite fighter of all time is Floyd Mayweather not because I think he was the best but he got me really reading about the sport and also hate him or love him u know what he is and what he stands for. I can't follow fighters or people that try to hide behind a squeaky clean image but in reality they r just as bad, like Del le hoya, Leonard, Pacquiao and Joshua.

{Ed001's Note - I can understand that, it is difficult to like the fakes, but I disagree that Mayweather is any better. I can't take to him at all. Like I said I like fighters to fight, so he is not my thing at all.}

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18 Jul 2021 11:51:24
Fair enough mate. I like watching a bit of skill in my boxing. See too many fighters today struggling from taking too much punishment during their careers. Floyd was a lot more aggressive early in his career but when u have the skill he has why stand and fight when u don't have to. Imo if others could fight like Floyd then they would but that's the issue not many can mate.

{Ed001's Note - I would still rather watch a Nigel Benn fight any day. In fact I would rather watch paint dry than watch Mayweather personally. He may have skill, but the idea is still to hit the other guy, not just avoid getting hit, and he doesn't do enough for my liking. If I want to watch dancing, I would watch a dance movie, not a boxing match. I respect his ability, but I will still turn over rather than watch him.}

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18 Jul 2021 12:05:17
That's what u like mate that's up to u. Floyd won 49 fights don't think u win any fights if u don't throw punches mate. People seem to think that every fight Ali, Leonard, Jones etc had was barnburner after barnburner. I too used to love watching a juiced up Benn mate. He was exciting. Boxing is a game of skill maybe ufc is the place to go for a brawl. Although I don't find the idea of watching two men roll around the ground appealing tbh.

{Ed001's Note - what is your problem? Why have you suddenly got all narky and defensive and started insulting other sports? I am allowed to find Mayweather fights tedious, it isn't an insult to you or him. Though I would never personally point to a record of wins that aren't by KO, as judging in boxing is far too dubious (to be polite) to place any store in results gained by decision.}

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18 Jul 2021 12:43:44
Fair enough ed mate. I apologise. Didn't mean any offence.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, it is easy to get carried away when typing.}

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18 Jul 2021 12:52:11
I wasn't trying to insult other sports I was was trying to say that maybe that is why the UFC has become more popular, a lot of fans like yourself like the brawling all action style. I should have worded it better. Sorry for that mate.

{Ed001's Note - it's fine, but I don't prefer UFC to boxing, I find both have the same issues for me. I prefer muay thai and things like One, where they brawl but the skill level is still high. They actually fight to win, rather than fight not to lose, which is what Mayweather does. He is, to me, the boxing equivalent of Jose Mourinho. You can't argue with his record, but I don't want to watch the product he produces, even if I do respect his achievements.}

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18 Jul 2021 13:57:46
Think a lot of your assessment of Mayweather may be based off the Pacquiao fight but your entitled to your opinion mate. We both like different styles of fighting, can see how judges score fights differently. I would presume we would probably score a fight differently if we watched it, just because we like different styles.

{Ed001's Note - I can see how judges score fights differently but there is a lot of outright cheating that goes on, remember when Lennox lost a clear win because the judge claimed she couldn't see his work as he was blocking her view?}

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18 Jul 2021 16:06:00
Was that the Holyfield fight?

{Ed001's Note - I think it was yes.}

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10 Jul 2021 12:27:25
Whyte wants to be given a world title now. Says he will fight anyone. Did he not turn down the AJ rematch 2 years ago stating he wasn't getting paid enough? Delusional.

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01 Jul 2021 22:20:11
Rocky marciano, most underrated boxer of all time.

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05 Jul 2021 16:13:04
As a boxer yes, his skills are somewhat over looked. But he rarely showed his true skills and just brawled for the most part.

He was also likely 'helped by his connections to La Cosa Nostra. Which doesn't help matters.

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05 Jul 2021 17:35:30
I don't think there's many in the heavyweight division that could match his heart, chin, strength and condition. The power he had in both fits was scary and to go undefeated while fighting in the style he did is even more remarkable. He is ranked high enough in some boxing lists although I just don't think he's remembered as fondly as he should. Maybe it's the era with the mob connections as u say. Boxing was a mess back then. Although Rocky did clean up the division before he left leaving no1 left to fight and didn't duck anyone as some people like to pretend he did today.

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09 Jul 2021 18:28:26
Reading a great book about him called Unbeaten, he actually hated Mafia involvement in boxing.

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10 Jul 2021 11:19:57
I don't know which is worse or better, mob controlled boxing or what we have today with the sanctioning bodies both are as bad as each other. See Boxing news has refused to acknowledge any of the alphabet belts, hope more do the same.
Must get a copy of that book.

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28 Jun 2021 22:29:43
Slightly disappointed Mike Costello has left the BBC for matchroom DAZN, just because I enjoyed his weekly podcast with Steve Bunce which will probably end now. Anyway, he's a good appointment for Matchroom.

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27 Jun 2021 11:35:26
Impressive performance by Lomachenko last night. He was like a matador with that footwork. Fair play to him aswell cause he's not a natural lightweight but he wants the big names in that division. Want to see the Lopez rematch, still a 50/ 50 for me but if I had to pick a winner I'd say Lopez. Think he hits to hard for Loma although wouldn't be surprised if Loma gritted his teeth and won a points decision.

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28 Jun 2021 15:41:24
It's a shame that many seem to forget that Loma is really a featherweight, having to fight a couple of divisions higher to get the names and competition. The guy's phenomenal.

He did look out of sorts against Lopez, hopefully he gets the chance to put it right.

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28 Jun 2021 16:28:13
Good performance, but gets hit a lot now and also didn't seem to take body punches that well either.

He claims he had a shoulder injury going into that Lopez fight, so maybe he did but I still think Teofimo beats him for a second time.

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17 Jun 2021 10:14:19
did anyone see the wilder interview on the sky sports boxing channel on youtube? he ain't just talking about fury, he talks about joshus and whyte to.
looking at wilder in that interview it's clear he definitely ain't all there in the head.
it also looks like he is high on something to.

if fury does a job on him again I think wilder should call it a day and retire and I hope fury does a job on him to, otherwise if wilder wins then no doubt it will be part 4 in december/ january lol.

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17 Jun 2021 14:29:59
It looks like to me his batteries were running out. Can he talk any slower? And why is everything he says like a line outa the Game of thrones? I think it's his way of trying to promote the fight but he's coming across as a ballbag.

Tbh Fury annoyed me the other day too. Thought he was very disrespectful to Scott and his jokes were crap. At least he tried, but Wilder just sat there like there was something wrong with him.

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18 Jun 2021 04:31:11
As I said below, this fight shouldn't happen. Wilder isn't right and he's going to get badly hurt.

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18 Jun 2021 14:28:56
I've listened to afew different Fury interviews recently and imo he's starting to sound like he did after the Klitschko win.

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16 Jun 2021 00:28:02
Just watched the Fury v Wilder III press conference. Wilder is still a serious prick.

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16 Jun 2021 12:02:44
The way he's acting. if he loses again to Fury his career is done.

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16 Jun 2021 21:23:58
It's up to him to promote this fight. If that's his way for doing that he needs to clear off cause he's fooling no one. Annoying more than scary, plonker.

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17 Jun 2021 06:28:40
Wilder is going to get hurt in this fight and it genuinely concerns me.

Too much has been said about the stoppage in the 2nd fight from Wilders side, which means the referee will lkely not stop the fight unless Wilder is unable to make the count, his team won't throw the towel in this time and he is mentally unstable.

I wasn't going to watch this fight anyway, as the way both fighters and their teams went about it angered me so much. So with that in mind as well as Wilders very clear mental instability, I don't think I'll tune in to watch, I think Wilders going to get hurt badly.

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14 Jun 2021 23:12:15

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15 Jun 2021 04:06:03
Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I think he could have been better than he was.

I think it was Ed001 who said that he or someone he knows watched him train and he spent 70% of the sparring session posing and flexing lol.

No doubt he was good though, would like to have seen both him and Benn take on the American middleweights at that time, like Toney and RJJ.

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15 Jun 2021 12:35:57
I know someone who bumped into him on holiday and at the start they were did excited to see Chris Eubank then they couldn't get rid of him. Apparently he was following them up the beach talking away. Lol

Would love to have seen Eubank and Been vs Rjj or Toney. Don't think any of them really wanted it.

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15 Jun 2021 13:44:17
From watching the middleweight special of The Gloves Are Off on skysport a few years back, chris openly admitted to ducking roy. Saying "it would be suicide" to fight him at that time.

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15 Jun 2021 14:23:41
They were both champions. Did Eubank duck him or was there no real demand for the fight? As Jones said himself, he had no desire to travel to England and he had Toney and Hopkins while Eubank had Collins Benn and Waston.

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16 Jun 2021 12:00:44
Jones Jnr would've schooled Eubank. Eubank was a good fighter but not elite level like Jones Jnr.

Eubank was your typically protected Frank Warren fighter. He only owned the WBO belt, which at the time was not as established as it is now (WBA, WBC and IBF were the big three at the time) . Jones Jnr had no interest in a secondary belt and Eubank had no interest in getting humiliated by Jones Jnr.

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16 Jun 2021 19:55:30
Does anyone beat Jones Jr in his prime. Not for me.

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