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  • Paul Williams looked good, but god damn he is a *****. He throws his punches with what seems like no conviction, and just gets by on volume punching. One thing I hate in a fighter is not showing a desire to finish a fight, Williams doesnt have that imo. As someone who has trained, that makes me lose a ton of respect for him Plus, he was clinching a lot, which I cant stand. Yes he looked amazing, yes he is a very, very good fighter, but I hate his style.
    Last edited by Rob S; 07-15-2007, 01:34 PM.
    When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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    • I am really excited about a potential Shane Mosely Cotto fight. I think Shane may be a bad style matchup for Cotto, but I also think Shane may be a tad overrated. Now, hear me out. Since his losses to Winky it is my opinion that Shane has been protected. He has fought low level fighters with the exception of Collazo (I considered Vargas to be done, and we have to remember Collazo was injured). I mean, I have no problem with Sugar being top 10 p4p, he belongs there, but I just question whether or not he is still the dynamic fighter he once was. The fact is that we wont know until he gets in there with a great opponent, Cotto will be that guy. Now, on paper, Mosley's speed and pretty good power should be the perfect recipe to beat Cotto. But, has Mosely lost some of that? I dont know. And even if Mosely is still a great fighter, will he be able to deal with the amazing heart, and vicious body punching of cotto? Cotto will get tagged, but when he does that left hook to the liver will be right there after he gets hit. If Cotto is able to get to Shane's body I could see Shane losing that speed and power in the 2nd half the fight and see Cotto walking him down as he does all of his other opponents. All in all, I see this as a total pick em fight and one that I am pumped, albeit a bit scared, about. War Cotto!
      When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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      • Rob S, you see the Steve Molitor fight last night? Not sure if it was a big deal in the states, but it was in Toronto because Molitor fights outta Mississauga where I live and the fight was just north of Toronto in Rama. Talk about style, his trainer has the best fighting strategy. He says dont go for the knock out blows to head because then the opponent will drop because he will get knocked out. Go for the body shots, you wont knock him necesarily, but you will work him down to almost nothing left, to where he HAS to quit. To the point where he is giving up on himself, to where he his mindset is gone and he doesnt want to fight anymore.

        I love it. Molitor kicked the crap outta Takalani Ndlovu (sp?). Knocked him down 3 times in the 9th round, all in about less than a minute, shortly after the ref stopped it. Good for Molitor, great fight. I like the kid and his style.

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        • Originally posted by Billingsley26 View Post
          Rob S, you see the Steve Molitor fight last night? Not sure if it was a big deal in the states, but it was in Toronto because Molitor fights outta Mississauga where I live and the fight was just north of Toronto in Rama. Talk about style, his trainer has the best fighting strategy. He says dont go for the knock out blows to head because then the opponent will drop because he will get knocked out. Go for the body shots, you wont knock him necesarily, but you will work him down to almost nothing left, to where he HAS to quit. To the point where he is giving up on himself, to where he his mindset is gone and he doesnt want to fight anymore.

          I love it. Molitor kicked the crap outta Takalani Ndlovu (sp?). Knocked him down 3 times in the 9th round, all in about less than a minute, shortly after the ref stopped it. Good for Molitor, great fight. I like the kid and his style.
          I have heard his name, never seen him fight or know much about him tho. I love that style too, that why I am a cotto fan. I think the methodical plodding style is just awesome to watch. If you have ever trained, you know how much each of those body shots hurt, and it is totally true that they wear you down and stay with you throughout the fight. You can shake off a head shot, body shots stay with you.
          When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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          • This fight I am looking forward too:

            BERNARD HOPKINS BATTLES WINKY WRIGHT
            SATURDAY, JULY 21ST AT MANDALAY BAY IN LAS VEGAS
            LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW

            LAS VEGAS (May 5) . . . When boxing historians look back at the current era of boxing, two names will stand out among the finest of this generation – Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright. But for these fierce competitors, being one of the elite isn’t enough. On Saturday, July 21st, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on HBO Pay-Per-View, Hopkins and Wright will battle one another to claim supremacy.

            “I’m back and my record speaks for itself,” said Hopkins, the former undisputed middleweight champion whose Ring magazine light heavyweight belt will be on the line in this 170-pound bout. “I was champion for over ten years, had 20 defenses and a win over a man they said was the best light heavyweight in the world, Antonio Tarver. Winky Wright is a good fighter, but I’m a great fighter, and I’ll prove that once again on July 21st.”

            “I’m glad that Bernard stepped up to the plate to fight me when no one else wanted to take the challenge and I respect him for that,” said Wright. “But that will all go out the window when we step into the ring on July 21st. I’m younger, faster, stronger and better than Hopkins and he knows it.”

            “Hopkins vs Wright - Coming to Fight” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Winky Promotions, and is sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Tecate beer, and Rockstar Energy Drink. HBO Pay-Per-View will air the event beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

            “This fight will be a summer bonanza with both Bernard and Winky attempting to establish who reigns supreme,” said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer. “The combined experience of the two fighters will guarantee fight fans a spectacular evening of boxing and a magnificent display of skill and talent.”

            “We look forward to hosting another great championship fight at Mandalay Bay this summer,” said MGM MIRAGE President of Sports and Entertainment Richard Sturm. “This battle of two great champions continues our tradition of bringing the fans the best in boxing.”

            "Hopkins vs. Wright features two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport who never back down from a challenge", said HBO Pay-Per-View's Mark Taffet. "Bernard's victory over Tarver and Winky's win over Trinidad are two of the most dominating big-fight wins in recent memory. Each of them will need to bring their 'A-game' into the ring for this showdown."

            Tickets for Hopkins vs. Wright, “Coming To Fight” are priced at $850, $650, $450, $250 and $100 and are now on sale. Tickets are available at any Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Macy’s stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

            A true legend of the game and a future Hall of Famer, the Philadelphia native Bernard ‘The Executioner’ Hopkins (47-4-1, 32 KOs) ruled the middleweight division for over a decade and defended his title a record 20 times, defeating the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, William Joppy, and Glen Johnson. In 2005, he would lose his title in controversial fashion to Jermain Taylor, and after another disputed loss in their rematch, many believed Hopkins’ best days had passed. But in June of 2006, at the age of 41, the Philadelphia native moved up in weight for the first time in his career and was brilliant dominating the top 175-pound fighter in the world, Antonio Tarver, en route to a lopsided decision win. Hopkins announced his retirement immediately following his monumental accomplishment but shortly thereafter, decided he was still physically and mentally capable of fighting big fights against his elite peers. On July 21st, Hopkins will again look to show the world that age “ain’t nothin’ but a number” when he takes on Winky Wright.

            The pride of St. Petersburg, Florida, 35-year old southpaw Winky Wright (51-3-1, 25 KOs) took the long road to boxing stardom. A standout amateur, Wright was forced to go overseas to get fights in the early part of his career, but it was in his opponents’ backyards that he learned the finer points of the game and developed the mental toughness that led him to the world junior middleweight title in 2001. Wright would defend his title six times (including two wins over Shane Mosley) before moving up to the middleweight division and nearly shutting out Felix Trinidad in 2005 in one of the most masterful performances in years. Two fights later, Wright would fight to a controversial draw with Jermain Taylor in a fight most believed he won, but with a win over former world champion Ike Quartey last December, Wright is back in the win column and ready for his showdown with ‘The Executioner.’

            The Hopkins vs Wright pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For your Hopkins vs. Wright fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com

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            • Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
              This fight I am looking forward too:

              will most likely be a snoozefest because of styles, but I am interested in it. It is not often 2 top 5 p4p fighters go at it, I think that is what we are seeing here.
              When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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              • I knew Williams would win. Margarito needs to STFUP.
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                <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
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                What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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                • Originally posted by Rob S View Post
                  will most likely be a snoozefest because of styles, but I am interested in it. It is not often 2 top 5 p4p fighters go at it, I think that is what we are seeing here.
                  Peekaboo style from winky against a bigger hitter will be interesting imo.

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                  • Originally posted by bored of education View Post
                    I knew Williams would win. Margarito needs to STFUP.

                    I understand where Margarito is coming from. Now, I dont think he won the fight, but he did land the harder shots and did do more damage. He did not win, but it is easy to see how he thinks he could have won. Plus, he has a right to be frustrated with Paul Williams' holding, which he easily could have been docked a point for, which would have made the fight a draw.
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                    • Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                      Peekaboo style from winky against a bigger hitter will be interesting imo.
                      Yeah, it could be interesting, but I dont think it will be. Here's why. I dont think either of the two will take on the roll of the aggressor. Every fight needs someone to come forward and push the fight. Bernard wont do that unless he feels he is much stronger and Winky wont do it unless the Jermain Taylor fight convinced him to be a pressure fighter. I dont think either is the case, I expect to see a lot of blocked shots, quite a bit of clinching, and some trademark punches by Hopkins to the back of Winky's head haha.
                      When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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                      • I dunno, i think Winky will push the issue big time, reason being you can't really take a championship belt on a point, split decision.

                        From what I've seen if you want a belt you've gotta bust someone up or knock them down/out.

                        It'll start out slow, but imo by the 6th or 7th, tiredness will start to trickle in and they'll start opening up more.

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                        • supposedly its now cotto/mosley on nov 10

                          mayweather/hatton dec 1

                          winners to meet each other in 08

                          cred 2 BoneKrusher

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                          • Originally posted by kwilk103 View Post
                            supposedly its now cotto/mosley on nov 10

                            mayweather/hatton dec 1

                            winners to meet each other in 08
                            You got a link because I heard Mayweather is dodging Hatton again and De La Hoya is looking to fight Hatton.

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                            • Originally posted by 22,895 View Post
                              You got a link because I heard Mayweather is dodging Hatton again and De La Hoya is looking to fight Hatton.
                              Today he (Hatton) was linked with Joel Casamayor, Ricardo Torres, David Diaz and Paul Spadafora in the press here, no Mayweather mentioned, apparently the problem is Hatton wants the same money as Mayweather for a fight, and Mayweather wants the bulk.
                              Last edited by UKfan; 07-26-2007, 02:06 PM.

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                              • Mayweather doesn't deserve the bulk. Hatton has proved him self against tough fighters in thier prime. All Mayweather has done is beat popular fighters that are way passed their prime, but of course that's Mayweather excuse not to fight Hatton is because he wants the bulk.

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