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Let’s Look On The Bright Side… The Cold War Has Its Benefits

by on Jun.10, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell

By now boxing fans know about the sport’s latest impediment- the war between Golden Boy (with USADA and Showtime apparently in the promotion’s corner) and Top Rank (with VADA and HBO apparently on board). As a result, many fights boxing fans want to see have not come to fruition.

However, let’s look at some matchups that have taken place as a result of “Boxing’s Cold War” and how they have benefitted fight fans. Then moving forward, let’s explore some possibilities of good matches taking place if the status quo remains intact. (continue reading…)

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What’s Next for the Money Team?

by on May.27, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer alleges that he’s been actively negotiating a September showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a fighter almost 15 years his junior.

The sticking point seems to be at which weight the fight will take place. Neither side appears to be backing down, as Alvarez, who fights at 154 and Mayweather at 147 stand firm. (continue reading…)

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Questions and Answers with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero

by on Apr.30, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Ghooooooostby Chip Mitchell

Chip Mitchell: Okay, Robert, now you are a very spiritual person. How has your spirituality played a part in your boxing career?

Robert Guerrero: You know, it plays a big part. Not just in boxing, it plays a big part in my life. You know, outside of the ring, with my family, raising my kids in church, believing in Jesus Christ, it’s a big part of my life and that’s what guides my whole life. That goes through my training camp, boxing, being in the ring. It really is the number one thing in my life.

Chip Mitchell: Now, you’ve fought Orlando Salido who was a pressure fighter. You’ve fought Andre Berto who represents power and speed. You fought warriors such as Katsidis, boxers such as Escobedo and Cassamayor. There were other styles like Litzau and Aydin that weren’t the easiest to deal with. I already believe you are mentally strong. Does fighting so many different styles, along with that mentality, make you the optimum opponent to give Floyd a “1” in his loss column?
Robert Guerrero: Oh, most definitely! I mean, you hit it right on. Having the proper experience to be in the ring helps build a fighter the right way. Then you get the chance to fight different types of styles, so you have different experiences. Then when a fighter gets to the top they’re ready for it and they stay there. Having the mental experience outside of the ring, inside of the ring, putting all that together as a package, it’s a deadly force.

Chip Mitchell: Robert, you are 6-time champion in 4 different weight classes. I’m going to say that again. SIX TIME CHAMPION IN FOUR DIFFERENT WEIGHT CLASSES! That is a marvelous accomplishment. Not many people know this. Do you ever feel underappreciated?
Robert Guerrero: No, I don’t. You know, all I do is go out there and fight, set my heart and fight the best I can. If it gets recognized, it gets recognized; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But you know what, I know I put God first and he’s blessed me to be in this position. And being in this position, it’s incredible. It’s incredible and it truly is a blessing, and it’s helps me take full advantage of it. After this fight, everybody will know the accomplishments that I have, especially after beating Floyd Mayweather.

Q: What have you seen in Floyd that gives you so much confidence that you’re the man that’s going to take his O away?
Robert Guerrero: You know, being smart in the ring, fighting an intelligent fight. A lot of these guys just come in, they either lose their head or they’re mad at him and all game plans go out the window and also, being able to make the adjustments in the ring. Having the experiences that I’ve had throughout my boxing career and the different weight classes with guys who are fast, guys who are slick, guys who put pressure, guys who are boxer punchers, just having all the experience and putting it all together and being able to recognize to make those adjustments in the ring.

Q: So, Robert, any last comments before we let you go?

Robert Guerrero: I’m just ready to go. Can’t wait until fight night. That’s it. Thank you, God bless, and bye.

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Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado Analysis and Prediction

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell and Robert Uzzell

On January 19th in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden there will be three championship fights televised on HBO, one of which will be undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. “King” Gabriel Rosado. 

Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA enters this fight riding a two-year, seven-bout winning streak, with five of those victories coming by way of knockout.  His current streak has included three career-best victories, all in 2012, versus Jesus Soto-Karass in January, Sechew Powell in June, and Charles Whittaker in September.  All wins came via knockout.  The Powell victory included the WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title while the defeat of Whittaker, in an IBF title elimination bout, propelled Rosado to the top of the IBF ratings.  When asked about his upcoming fight with Golovkin:  “This is what I have worked for, to be world champion,” says Rosado.  “I dare to be great.” (continue reading…)

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Showdown: Cotto vs. Trout Analysis and Prediction

by on Dec.01, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Chip Mitchell & Robert Uzzell

Analysis of Showdown: Miguel “Junito” Cotto vs. Austin “No Doubt Trout” scheduled to take place December 1, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

Tale of The Tape

Age:  Miguel Cotto 32, Austin Trout 27
Current Status:  Miguel Cotto – Challenger, Austin Trout – WBA Champion
Professional Record:  Miguel Cotto – 37-3-0, 30 KOs, Austin Trout – 25-0-0, 14 KOs
Height:  Miguel Cotto – 5 ft 7, Austin Trout 5 ft 9½
Reach:  Miguel Cotto – 67 in, Austin Trout – 72 in
Knockout Percentage:  Miguel Cotto – 75%, Austin Trout – 56%
Previous Fight:  Cotto 05/05/2012, Trout 06/02/2012
Common Opponents:  None of Note (continue reading…)

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