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“I Was Doing Just Fine and Then There Was a Little Slip Up” — Victor Ortiz

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

Fans, he did it to us again.  The 24 year old enigma that we know as “Vicious” found yet another way to breakdown mentally and cause the boxing world to scratch its collective head. 

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz was knocked out on Saturday night by Floyd “Money” Mayweather at 2:59 of the fourth round.  It was Mayweather’s first stoppage since 2007 and it didn’t come without controversy.  Say what you want, but I think controversy is good for the sport.  In this one, the opinions will run about as rampant as any fight in recent memory.  If you dislike Floyd Mayweather, then you probably loathe him at this point.  However, let’s put personal feelings aside and look at what I feel will be the bigger issue as we move forward.  (continue reading…)

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Ortiz: Momentary Slip-Up Leads to Big Fall vs. Mayweather

by on Sep.19, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

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“I was doing just fine and then there was a little slip up” – Victor Ortiz

Fans, he did it to us again. The 24 year old enigma that we know as “Vicious” found yet another way to breakdown mentally and cause the boxing world to scratch its collective head.

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz was knocked out on Saturday night by Floyd “Money” Mayweather at 2:59 of the fourth round. It was Mayweather’s first stoppage since 2007 and it didn’t come without controversy. Say what you want, but I think controversy is good for the sport. In this one, the opinions will run about as rampant as any fight in recent memory. If you dislike Floyd Mayweather, then you probably loathe him at this point. However, let’s put personal feelings aside and look at what I feel will be the bigger issue as we move forward. (continue reading…)

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A Gamboa Loss Good for Business?

by on Sep.08, 2011, under Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

As early as 2008, a winner-takes-all showdown between undefeated featherweights Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa seemed inevitable.  It was a 50/50 fight if there ever was one, and Bob Arum proclaimed that it could be built to be the “biggest featherweight fight of all time”. 

Top Rank Boxing began promoting cards that featured Lopez and Gamboa in co-feature fights.  The effort was made to develop the proposed battle into mega-fight status.  Hardcore boxing fans, as well as casual observers began to clamor for the fight to take place.  Arum had other plans, however, and as subsequent fights and years went by, many wondered if the fight would occur.  (continue reading…)

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A Gamboa loss good for business?

by on Sep.08, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Chip Mitchell

As early as 2008, a winner-takes-all showdown between undefeated featherweights Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa seemed inevitable.  It was a 50/50 fight if there ever was one, and Bob Arum proclaimed that it could be built to be the “biggest featherweight fight of all time”.

Top Rank Boxing began promoting cards that featured Lopez and Gamboa in co-feature fights.  The effort was made to develop the proposed battle into mega-fight status.  Hardcore boxing fans, as well as casual observers began to clamor for the fight to take place.  Arum had other plans, however, and as subsequent fights and years went by, many wondered if the fight would occur.  (continue reading…)

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“The Real Deal”: Chip Mitchell Inverviews Evander Holyfield

by on Jan.08, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Boxing fans, I recently had the opportunity to interview a legend.  Folks, the ONLY boxer to win the World heavyweight title four times….  I give you Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield!

Chip Mitchell:  Evander thanks for granting us this opportunity to interview you before your next fight. 

Evander Holyfield:  Okay

Chip Mitchell:  Evander, how has training been going for your upcoming fight?

Evander Holyfield:  Oh, everything is swell.  Everything is swell.

Chip Mitchell:  Evander, you are 48 years old and….

Evander Holyfield:  (cutting in) Yes I am!

Chip Mitchell:  Okay, well you’ve heard fans and media alike suggest that you retire.  Let’s set the record straight.  What drives you to keep boxing? 

Evander Holyfield:  Well it’s my goal.  My goal is to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.  That’s my goal.  That’s the reason I’m still fighting. (continue reading…)

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