Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Sunday, January 24, 2010

KO Moments

Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba beats Rogers Mtagwa by knockout in the second round.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Simplify your strategies. K.I.S.S.

Here is a quote about the perils of over analyzing...

"All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him." - Jack Dempsey

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dempsey/ Firpo

Puppy Mills Need to be Banned.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Boxing Quotes

Boxing is famous for good quotes:

1. "If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass." - Randall Cobb

2. "I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to
do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go.' " - Mike Tyson

3. "A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and
says 'I can still do it', he's a champion." - Evander Holyfield

4. "To me, boxing is like a ballet - except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." - Jack Handy

5. "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious." - Alan Minter

6. "You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win." - Sugar Ray Leonard

7. "That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy." - George Foreman

8. "Fighting, to me, seems barbaric. I don't really like it. I enjoy out-thinking another man and out-maneuvering him, but I still don't like to fight." - Sugar Ray Robinson

9. "I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight." - Rocky Marciano

10. "All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him." - Jack Dempsey

11. "A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat." - Sonny Liston

12. "Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book." - Joe Frazier

13. "As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one." - Gene Tunney

14. "There are a lot of things and in order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great." - Marvin Hagler

15. "The three toughest fighters I've ever been up against were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic! But I did have him off the canvas once...when he stepped over my body to leave the ring." - Jake LaMotta

16. "I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up." - Sugar Ray Leonard

17. "I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it." - Alexis Arguello

18. "When we started, it was based on lies. It's changing now. There are no secrets in the business. You've got to come with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It's becoming very confusing."
 - Don King

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tug of War

Giants Ruls the Heavyweight Division in Boxing.

Pacman better find an easier opponent than Joshua Clottey

I will go on record as saying Clottey can beat Pacman because he is a powerful punching lefty with a chin of iron who beat Hatton and Pacman's last opponent Cotto but lost bad decisions. He also beat Pauli M and was ripped off by the judges. He is slow but has excellent defeence, is very patient and calm in the ring and is not over the hill. Arum would be making a mistake to put Manny in with Joshua.


Pacquiao settles on new opponent
Manny Pacquiao will fight Ghana's Joshua Clottey in March instead of bitter rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.