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THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Christy Martin was finally exposed for what she is this past Friday night on USSB. And that being, a tough catcher with a good bat. People with the 18' Satellite Dish saw Martin get busted up by an unknown fighter named Sumya Anani.
Martin, who looked all but dead in the third round, somehow managed to finish the ten round fight on her feet.
SOBBING SCENE DIDN'T DRAW SYMPATHY
After it was all said and done, Martin was crying during the post fight interview. This in my mind turned out to be poetic justice for someone who never showed any respect for the movement of women's boxing, her opponents,
or her wild haired promoter Don King. In other words, Christy Martin was nothing more than a 14 karat ingrate.
BEATEN FOR A LOT LESS
With this loss Christy flushed $750 grand down the toilet seeing her refusal to fight Lucia Rijker earlier this year on the grounds that she would not be paid the same amount as Lucia. That is like winning the lottery, and refusing to cash your ticket in because you don't want the store where you bought the ticket from to profit off your luck.
LOUSY MANAGER, AND YET
Christy says she will now "probably" retire and manage fighters. Good luck managing someone else's career bimbo, seeing neither you nor your husband Jim did much of a job in managing your own. At one point, you were a top attraction. To hear somebody from the hood describe Christy's career moves, she done mucked up.
OFF SO LONG, SHE GOT SOFT
Not that it would have mattered against Anani or Rijker, but Christy lost the firmness in her muscles about a year ago. In her first fight since June of '97 a few months ago, her body was looking loose all over. And why not, Martin was off so much in the past couple of years because of contract problems, that the Coal Miner's Daughter forgot how to use the pick and shovel while she was unemployed.
You can bet promoter King wasn't shedding tears when Christy was being hammered by the undefeated Anani, as it has been well documented elsewhere at www.fighters.com that she embarrassed King a number of times.
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: BOB ARUM
That is the way I see it after hearing Ring Ragazine Editor Nigel Collins say that the winner of the Angel Manfredy vs. Floyd Mayweather scrap would be named "Fighter of the Year." This, according to the self anointed St. Nigel of Pugilism himself.
My first question after everybody in the room groaned was, did Arum send him First Class airline tickets? Geeez! Talk about looking bought and paid for. If there was a year end award for allegedly selling out to a promoter,
nominate old Nigel baby.
It may not be just coincidental that Bob Arum's cash cow Oscar De La Hoya is also rated the "Pound for Pound" champion in the Ring as well. I have no beef with Floyd Mayweather. He is a good fighter, on top of the 130 lb.
world right now, with a seemingly limitless future.
BUT SHANE IS KING!
Shane Mosley on the other hand has proved without a doubt to be the "Fighter of The Year" in the minds of a clear majority of the boxing media.
FIVE TITLE DEFENSES, FIVE WINS INSIDE ROUTE!
It's just too bad that nearsighted Nigel does not look at the whole picture, and by his not doing so, he can overshadow and disrespect a fighter like Mosley. Is he on the pad, or is this just more left coast bias coming from the prolific eastern seaboard boxing writers?
NEXT ARUM CLIENT FOR NIGEL
Maybe next month Buster Douglas will break into the Ring's "Pound for Pound" rankings!
HBO HEAVIES, OR HOBOES?
For the HBO announcers to attempt to portray Hasim Rahman and David Tua as elite heavyweights, was way off course. They'd have been closer to the truth in saying Arturo Gatti is a well skilled defensive fighter.
LARRY MERCHANT WENT OVERBOARD
They also said it was one of the most anticipated title elimination bouts to ever be held. If so, then why was it on the undercard of Mayweather-Manfredy 130 lb. title bill?
TUA, SOFT BY ISLAND STANDARDS
Pacific islander Tua is a one-dimensional fighter whose only hope is to hit you with his crunching left hook. And ever since Ike Ibeabuchi shattered his invincibility, Tua ain't been the same. Add to the mix the fact that he too sheds a lot of weight in training camp.
MEET THE ROBOT
Muslim Rahman is a decent boxer but lacks the killer instinct to press the issue with nothing more then his left jab. Look for either of these two to get blasted out by any of the top five heavyweights, should they be prepared to roll the dice once again and engage in a Pick 'Em fight.
DOUBLE "L" BIG TEST FOR VANDER
Lennox Lewis is reportedly walking around at 290 lbs. Now, with the holidays coming up, look for Britain's eating champion to reach the heights of Butterbean Esch, and be in excess of 300 lbs. plus by New Years. (Did
you see LENNOX LEWIS AND TEAM READY FOR HOLYFIELD here at www.fighters.com?)
Lewis is playing the yo-yo weight game to a point where he can no longer afford to do so. As most people already know, you can't continue to gain and lose weight, shedding huge amounts of poundage when you are in your thirties. NOT and still expect to perform as you did when you were younger. Just look at Riddick "Cheeseburger" Bowe.
Look for lame brain Lewis to come into his fight with Holyfield at around 255 lbs. with the notion that he can blast his opponent out with that slow looping overhand right. It may have worked against Shannon "One Nut Shy" Briggs, but it wont work against the well endowed Holyfield.
Here's hoping that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!
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