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Poor Hand Grenades David Bey passed away in an industrial accident today.  Always felt sorry for him when he was the very beatable Gerrie Coetzee's mandatory challenger but he let Don King talk him into getting massacred by Larry Holmes instead.  

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Jake LaMotta passed away at the age of 95.  Immortalized by Robert DeNiro in the movie, Raging Bull.

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Linares/Campbell was a solid, intriguing bout. I would like to see Linares vs. Mikey Garcia, however, it would be strange for Mikey to go up to junior middleweight to fight Cotto and then drop all the way back down to fight Linares. However, Cotto might not make it to that 12/2 bout with all that devastation in Puerto Rico. That would likely take priority over a retirement bout that they can always be rescheduled. If so, I'm totally fine with a Linares/Garcia bout.

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I'm glad Ward retired.  Made some good Jay-Z money off the Kovalev fights and the financial incentive wasn't great going forward.  Hopefully he finds something to fulfill himself with outside the ring

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On 9/24/2017 at 12:19 AM, Elsalvajeloco said:

Linares/Campbell was a solid, intriguing bout. I would like to see Linares vs. Mikey Garcia, however, it would be strange for Mikey to go up to junior middleweight to fight Cotto and then drop all the way back down to fight Linares. However, Cotto might not make it to that 12/2 bout with all that devastation in Puerto Rico. That would likely take priority over a retirement bout that they can always be rescheduled. If so, I'm totally fine with a Linares/Garcia bout.

Yeah I don't understand Mikey yo-yoing all over these weight classes.  Guess he wants to get paid and make up for lost time.  He should just do the Linares fight and if all goes well go to 140 when Crawford moves up.

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For those interested, a replay of the Mairis Breidis/Mike Perez WBC Cruiserweight title fight from the World Boxing Super Series is currently airing on Audience.

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Bellew vs. Haye II is on for December 17th.

Daniel Jacobs will be facing Luis Arias on 11/11 on Boxing After Dark with Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach serving as the co-main.

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On 10/15/2017 at 4:36 PM, Setsuna said:

 

A well put together doc on a really neat time in HW boxing history.

 

 

 

I watched that the other day. A good way to spend an hour.

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Going to a PBC card at Barclays this Saturday headlined by Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiveren, Shawn Porter vs Adrian Granados and Sergey Lupinets vs Akihiro Kondo. Tony Paige said it was a good card and the tickets were free so I figure why not? Can any of the boxing people on the board enlighten me on what to expect and how good the card is?

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Seems like we gotta wait until each guy finishes their bum of the month run before Joshua and Wilder fight at the end of the next year or early 2019.

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1 hour ago, Oyaji said:

Deontay Wilder just mauled another man. Awesome.

I was there and it was awesome. And that was the only guy he ever faced that went the distance with him. Porter-Granados was an awesome war and Lupinets-Kondo was great as well.

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Damn. I know some people didn't like Ferdie on commentary, but growing up and listening to his perspective (especially on the Mexican and Puerto Rican fighters) was pretty damn fun and insightful. He always seemed enthusiastic about the fights and made them seem bigger. RIP.

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I never minded Ferdie but he needed a good partner in the booth.  Him and Marv Albert was like a clown show.  I enjoyed a book he wrote years back the name of which escapes me now.  Always had good insights on Ali the man and his rapidly declining health

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