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RING KINGS: Mayweather vs. Cotto Analysis and Prediction

by on May.04, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell

Analysis of Ring Kings:  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto scheduled to take place May 5, 2012 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Tale of The Tape Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Miguel Cotto:

Tale of The Tape

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Miguel Cotto

Age

35

31

Current Status

Challenger

Champion (WBA)

Professional Record

42-0-0, 26 KOs

37-2-0, 26 KOs

Height

5 ft 8 in

5 ft 7 in

Reach

72 in

67 in

Knockout Percentage

61.9%

76.9%

Previous Fight

09/17/2011

12/03/2011

Common

Opponents

Victoriano Sosa, Justin Juuko, Zab Judah,

DeMarcus Corley, Shane Mosley

Miguel “Junito” Cotto

Warrior… Brawler… Vicious body snatcher!  Meet Miguel Cotto.  Miguel Cotto is currently the WBA Super Welterweight (Light Middleweight) Champion.  The Caguas, Puerto Rico native is a four-time world champion in three weight divisions.  Miguel’s boxing career illustrates an athlete with a blue collar style that embodies desire, courage, and a never say die attitude.  He’s been down, but always rises up, bestowing proof-positive the aforementioned qualities that make him a champion.  Check out his fight with Ricardo Torres on YouTube to see what makes him tick.  Miguel is certainly staking his claim for a Hall of Fame enshrinement once he hangs the gloves up for good. (continue reading…)

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Boyd Melson – A Champion in Every Aspect

by on Mar.06, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell
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Sacrifice is defined as the surrender of something for the sake of something (or someone) else. If the dictionary allowed for a picture of a human being to exemplify sacrifice, Boyd Melson would be on a multitude of selection committee’s short lists.

Background

Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson was born in White Plains, NY in October 1981. He began boxing in the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA). STOP! Boyd is a boxer. Boxers must sacrifice their body, time, mind, and relationships with family and friends. If you truly want to be the best in your craft, anything short of the aforementioned sacrifices could be detrimental. (continue reading…)

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Three Cards in Three Weeks

by on Dec.24, 2011, under Boxing News

Back-to-back roadtrips to witness Cotto-Margarito, Khan-Peterson, and Ward-Froch an unforgetable experience

By Chip Mitchell

 

Miguel Cotto (right) bounces a right off the chin of Antonio Margarito in their rematch.  (Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank, copyright 2011)

Miguel Cotto (right) bounces a right off the chin of Antonio Margarito in their rematch. (Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank, copyright 2011)

My colleague Robert Uzzell and I recently attended three major fight cards on the east coast. The events just so happened to take place on back-to-back-to-back weekends. Hey, who says all the good fights land in Vegas? As gas prices soared to about $3.80 per gallon, we wondered if Greyhound or even Air Tran would be a feasible option in the future. Nevertheless, we gassed up the vehicle and began our journey.

First up was the much-anticipated rematch between Antonio ‘The Tijuana Tornado’ Margarito and Miguel ‘Junito’ Cotto. The house was packed as the majority Hispanic crowd came to support their respective compatriots. There were maybe three times as many Cotto supporters than there were fans for Margarito. (continue reading…)

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Amir Khan or A Mere Con? You be the Judge…

by on Nov.26, 2011, under Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell

The court summons reads as follows: 

Mr. Khan/Con, you are hereby summoned to appear at the courthouse, Washington, DC Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, District of Columbia 20001.  Judgment may or may not be taken against you on the tenth day of December 2011 at 11:00pm.  The judge presiding on that evening will be Lamont Peterson.

Until then, let’s have a mock trial of our own….

The Jury
The jury is boxing fans and media, the world over!

Witnesses for the Defense                    Witnesses for the State
The defense will call:                               The state will call:
Paulie Malignaggi                                     Paul MCloskey
Zabdiel “Zab” Judah                                Marcos Rene Maidana
Dmitriy Salita
Marco Antonio Barrera

Star Witness for the State

Breidis Prescott

“All rise.  Court is now in session!  The state will call its first witness”.  The state calls… (continue reading…)

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Interview with “The Boxing Diva” Renee Aiken of Diva-Rize-N Promotions

by on Oct.08, 2011, under Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell

Fans get ready!  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing “THE DIVA!”, matchmaking and promoter extraordinaire Renee Aiken.  Her Diva-Rize-N Promotions presents an event on Saturday October 8 at DC Star Nightclub in Washington, DC to support breast cancer awareness.  Featured on the card are Thomas “KO” Snow and former cruiserweight Champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell.  The Diva talked about her career, spiritual fortitude, and the big event on Saturday night.  Here’s what she had to say:

Chip Mitchell:  DIVA!!!!  Thanks for granting us this interview today. (continue reading…)

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