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Book Review: NINE…TEN AND OUT! THE TWO WORLDS OF EMILE GRIFFITH by Ron Ross

by on Apr.13, 2010, under Guest Columnists, Reviews

By Jeff Hawkins

Several years back, there were minor rumblings as to the ethnicity of NBA basketball star Jason Kidd. Was he black or was white?

Kidd, who is African American, but is very fair skinned, initially refused to dignify the question.  In essence, he was saying: “What difference does it make? Will ‘you’ like me or appreciate my skills any differently if you know one way or another?” (continue reading…)

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VALERO UNIFICA SU TITULO DE CAMPEON MUNDIAL

by on Feb.07, 2010, under Guest Columnists, Reviews

By Roberto Valenzuela at ringside

CBZ Exclusive:  Monterrey, MX.  Desde el inicio del primer round Edwin tomó la iniciativa del combate lanzando con sus dos manos golpes rectos de izquierda y derecha, donde en varias ocaciones puso en malas condiciones a Demarco, en el segundo episodio Demarco sangro la nariz de Valero con un fuerte impacto con su mano izquierda que asimilo muy facilmente el Venezolano.

En ese mismo round valero recibio un golpe con el codo y antebrazo de su adversario, el cual ocaciono una gran cortada arriba de su ojo derecho.

Pero esto no le importo a Valero, por que el busco la pelea, propinandole duro castigo round por round a su adversario quien en el octavo round se veia que ya no queria seguir el combate, fue entonces que en decimo round abandona el la pelea por el exceso castigo que estaba recibiendo.

Edwin Valero se veia lleno de energia y reflejos, creo que si la pelea hubiera duraro todos los 12 rounds, de todas maneras el Venezolano se hubiera llevado la victoria por Unanime Desicion.

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Making the Case for James J. Jefferies

by on Sep.28, 2009, under Guest Columnists, Reviews

By Tom Donelson

James Carney, Jr. in his book Ultimate Tough Guy reviews the career of James J. Jefferies and makes the case for the Jefferies’ greatness. Carney, like myself, believes that Ali was the greatest Heavyweight, but he does understand how many boxing historians, including Tracy Callis (with whom I have many of debates), rate James Jefferies as the greatest or one of the greatest.

Jefferies did fight some of the best of his era, including two bouts with Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey (even though only one of those matches was for the Heavyweight title). Against all three boxers, Jefferies was the bigger fighter, but his toughest opponent of the three may have been Tom Sharkey. Corbett was one of the best boxers in the first half of the twentieth century (I suspect Mr. Callis and others would argue for the rest of the century as well), but when he fought Jefferies, he was inactive three years for their first bout and he was past his prime for the second bout. Carney makes the point that Corbett wilted late in three matches with sluggers Bob Fitzsimmons as well as Jefferies. Corbett nearly upset Jefferies as he fought a near perfect bout for 22 rounds and had he succeeded in lasting three more rounds he would have reclaimed his title. Jefferies found a way to defeat Corbett in the 23rd despite being far behind. (continue reading…)

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“The Maul In Manchester” lives up to its billing as Sheika wins slugfest against Kruger

by on Sep.24, 2009, under Press Releases, Reviews

McLean upsets Saleem in shocker

O’Connor, Gingras and Sujak all winners

MANCHESTER , N.H.  – Three-time world title challenger Omar Sheika won an entertaining slugfest tonight against a game Theo Kruger in the main event on the 8th annual “Fight To Educate” card at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The 8th annual “Fight To Educate,” presented by MB Tractor & Equipment, in association with Cedric Kushner’s Gotham Boxing, benefitted the SEE Science Center, Bobby Stephen Fund for Education, and The Veterans Count Club. (continue reading…)

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TKO Boxing Promotions Signs Robert Rodriguez

by on Aug.17, 2009, under Boxing News, Reviews

LAS VEGAS , NV, August 14, 2009 – TKO BOXING Promotions has signed outstanding amateur Robert Rodriguez of Evans, Colorado, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President.

“Robert was an excellent amateur and we’re proud to add him to the TKO team of international contenders and world class prospects,” said Koerner. (continue reading…)

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