Godoy was aggressive like Marciano and also two inches taller and 15 pounds heavier. Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) is much larger and heavier than both Pacquiao and Lomachenko, and unless Pacquiao just really wants to test himself against someone incredibly dangerous, it’d probably be best for Team Pacquiao to avoid fighting Crawford at all costs. These were two of the greatest and most iconic heavyweight champions in the history of boxing. At various times during his tenure, Dickie Cole held high executive posts with the World Boxing Council and North American Boxing Federation. Cole was the third man in the ring for the Nov. 25, 2006 bout in Hildalgo, Texas, between Juan Manuel Marquez and Jimrex Jaca. by Caractacus » 23 Nov 2015, 19:06, Post Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) has been decimating competition at both lightweight and junior welterweight. A number of other interesting fights are slated to take place among former world champions including Sergey Lipinets who lost the super lightweight title to Mikey Garcia this past winter. He’s the TBRB junior welterweight champion and a unified lightweight titleholder (WBC, IBF). Now he returns to the Belasco, a venue where he has struggled in the past. Whenever there was a big fight in the Lone Star State, his son was the favorite to draw the coveted refereeing assignment. by ironfish » 11 Nov 2015, 14:31, Post by Ambling Alp II » 23 Nov 2015, 17:18, Post Make of that what you will. Rocky would’ve carried the fight to Joe, and instead of meeting him at center ring and trading, Louis would’ve inched back and countered Marciano and looked to fight him on the inside with his back to the ropes. He’s talented and fearless and one mistake cost him his first loss as a pro. From an administrative standpoint, boxing in Texas during the reign of Dickie Cole was frequently described in terms befitting a banana republic. Louis down from a left hook in round eight. The bout grabbed huge ratings for ESPN and there have been many debates since it happened as to which fighter truly deserved the nod from the judges. From the sixth round on, Louis’ jab lost steam and Marciano barely acknowledged it. Pacquiao’s reportedly injured shoulder heading into 2015 bout left many wondering how the fight might be different had the Filipino gone into things at his best, and Mayweather’s age might play more of a factor in the second fight than it did in the first. Another $185,000 came from the sale of radio and TV rights. by Caractacus » 21 Nov 2015, 14:53, Post The fight card will be televised by Estrella TV beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday, boxing returns to the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. by Ambling Alp II » 24 Nov 2015, 11:48, Post Lead announcer Barry Tompkins went further, calling it the worst decision he has seen in his 40 years of covering the sport. After beating Louis, Marciano said in his dressing room – “I didn’t enjoy what I did tonight. Five of his last fights have ended in knockout wins or losses. A win over Vargas puts Khan in good position to secure a bout with Pacquiao, and the fight is a reasonable move by both camps. Louis was a much underrated fundamental boxer and some wrongly think of him as being Max Baer, only with two hands. In his rationale for calling out Cole, BWAA prexy Joseph Santoliquito leaned heavily on Thomas Hauser’s critique of Cole’s performance in The Sweet Science. by badkatt » 15 Nov 2015, 17:33, Post First, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 360 Promotions stages Abraham Lopez (9-1-1, 3 KOs) versus Gloferson Ortizo (12-0-1, 6 KOs) in the main event at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Marciano carried the fight to Louis looking to hurt him on the way in with over-hand rights. Alexander, 31, has the advantage of being a southpaw. But against Marciano, Louis wouldn’t have met force with force. If you do, you have to do the same with Marciano. Of the two, Pacquiao probably matches up best with Lomachenko at this point in his career. In round eight, another accidental head butt widened and deepened the gash. yeah,and how old were all of those former heavyweight champions when Louis fought them? Other than George Foreman, Joe Louis is the last heavyweight in history that you’d ever want to bring the fight too. Marciano moved in to finish Joe, catching him with a terrific hook to the jaw followed by a big right hand to the head that sent Louis through the ropes at 2:36 of the round and the fight was over. Others featured on the card will be Hector Tanajara, Aaron McKenna and Ferdinand Kerobyan. Contreras and Sinnett, residents of Omaha, were singled out for their scorecards in the match between lightweights Thomas Mattice and Zhora Hamazaryan, an eight round contest staged at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa on July 20. “That’s certainly a goal of Sergey’s and he’s made it very clear to me that that’s what he wants to do,” said promoter Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. Complaints of ineptitude, says the WBAA, will be evaluated by a “rotating committee of select BWAA members and respected boxing experts.” In subsequent years, says the press release, the watch list will be published quarterly in the months of April, August, and December (must be the new math). He was durable like Rocky and was only stopped twice in 124 fights. The former Olympian won’t be able to take a breath against the Puerto Rican slugger who is about as rough as they come. He’ll be looking for his fourth consecutive knockout, but Lopez, 22, has not lost a fight since his pro debut. 107: El Flaco, the Charlo twins and More. But Spence is aggressive and fights in a style that Pacquiao traditionally matches up very well against. He was the first and only inductee into the inaugural class of the Texas Boxing Hall of Fame, an organization founded by El Paso promoter Lester Bedford in 2015. But what comes next for the only fighter in the history of boxing to capture world titles in eight different weight classes? While Pacquiao is no longer under contract with longtime promoter Bob Arum at Top Rank, most industry insiders expect he will continue working with Arum’s team in some capacity so long as his career keeps moving forward. (Marquez elected to continue and stopped Jaca in the next round.). Ironically, Hermans now has the WBO super middleweight title after defeating former champ Nikki Adler by decision this past May. I think had they met in their prime, the fight would’ve resembled Louis’ second bout with Arturo Godoy, won by Louis via an eighth round kayo. In the end I'd expect Joe's precision punching to win the day. Navarro, 21, lives in East L.A. but trains in Riverside under Robert Garcia. But he always seems to do the minimum when he fights. Thurman hasn’t fought in over 16 months though and recent pictures suggest he’s not in fighting shape at the moment, so the likelihood of a Pacquiao vs. Thurman fight is pretty much nil. Naw, even during his prime if you had sent Rocky Marciano back in time via time machine to say 1938. But Louis is too smart to put himself in that predicament. FOX will televise the main event and others at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. Laurence Cole (pictured alongside his father) was singled out for his behavior as the third man in the ring for the fight between Regis Prograis and Juan Jose Velasco at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on July 14. His chief second bullied him into coming out for another round. Several months earlier he obliterated another Golden Boy prospect, Abraham Lopez (not the same Abraham Lopez that is fighting on the 360 Promotions card), in eight rounds. According to CompuBox, McGregor landed more punches against Mayweather than did Pacquiao, and the general consensus is that Mayweather-McGregor was more fun to watch than Mayweather-Pacquiao. After five rounds the fight was close, either 2-2-1 or 3-2 Marciano. Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) doesn’t possess elite level talent, but he’s huge compared to Pacquiao and fights with such ferocity that the two can’t help but make an aesthetically pleasing fight together. Chap. Frazier was bigger, height and weight, but I doubt he hit as hard as Marciano. Both are highly-regarded, multi-division world titleholders in the primes of their careers who are universally considered the top fighters in boxing. This is Filipino fighter Ortizo’s ninth fight this year. Quillin, 35, was ambushed by Daniel Jacobs in the first round a year ago in losing the title. Bivol, 27, has slowly, almost glacier-like slow, picked up fans along the way by training in Southern California. Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, but the circumstances surrounding the fight, and the fact it was the biggest box office bash in the history of the sport, have led many to suspect the two fighters would meet again in a rematch. Rojas, 31, is one tough customer. You can say some of these things about Louis. First bell rings at 6:15 p.m. Belasco Theater in downtown L.A. is the site of Golden Boy Promotions fight card on Friday Aug. 10. Boxing’s current political climate and the ongoing battle of promoters and television networks for the hearts and minds of boxing fans usually leaves many compelling fights between top level stars off the table. Some came to view Marciano as being a heavyweight version of Gene Fullmer, only with a bigger punch, which is completely wrong. Powered by IBofP © 2020 You read that correctly. He left the sport for a spell but returned to boxing in February as a welterweight with a sensational first round knockout win over Phil Lo Greco. The bout was televised live on ESPN. Louis was a fraction of the fighter after the war lay off - just like Ali really. Martin also has experience against world champions. He got to one knee at the count of three and took an eight-count before getting up. “Me and Sergey will make sure to give this fight to the people.”. “I feel like I’m a 27-year-old,” Pacquiao told GMAnetwork.com’s Jamil Santos last week. His punching power had all but evaporated, evidenced by him scoring only three knockouts in his last 10 fights. But against Shawn Porter a year ago, the crispness seemed gone and he quickly lost by knockout. Pacquiao could find himself a slight favorite or underdog depending on which of the two fighters he would face, but both would be winnable fights. More recently, Cole worked the 2014 fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Orlando Salido at the San Antonio Alamodome. Garcia is considered by most experts to be one of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. New York’s Brian Ceballo (3-0) returns in a six round welterweight bout against local fighter Tavorus Teague (5-20-4). Joe knows if he inches back and goes to the ropes, Marciano is no doubt going to go there to get him, and in that close he can block and counter Marciano almost at will. A loss to Louis and Marciano’s title shot would have been derailed. A crowd of 17,241 produced a gross gate of $152,845. But there’s no mercy inside the boxing ring and certainly no mercy between boxing promotions. Frank Lotierzo can be contacted at GlovedFist@Gmail.com, Lesser-Known Nuggets From Bernard Hopkins’ Gold Mine of Memories, James DeGale vs Badou Jack Finally Set – Showtime Jan 14, In an unprecedented development, the Boxing Writers Association of America has started a “watch list” to lift the curtain on ring officials who have “screwed up.” Veteran Texas referee Laurence Cole and Nebraska judges Mike Contreras and Jeff Sinnett have the unwelcome distinction of being the first “honorees.”, “Boxing is a sport where judges and referees are rarely held accountable for poor performances that unfairly change the course of a fighter’s career and, in some instances, endanger lives,” says the BWAA in a preamble to the new feature.

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