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, November 16, 2014

Klitschko wins again

Wladimir Klitschko
Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty ImagesWladimir Klitschko retained his title for the 17th time in his second reign.

Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere is pregnant and expecting her first child with fiance Wladimir Klitschko, reports American celebrity magazine Us Weekly.
Hayden Panettiere shows off her baby bump in cat costume

Monday, November 3, 2014

Ali vs Frazier


Joe did the impossible that night.

Bernard Hopkins’ Winning Diet

At 49, boxer Bernard Hopkins is fighting age 

 and winning

Bernard Hopkins’ Diet is the real secret to his longevity

IBF Light Heavyweight Champ Bernard Hopkins, 49, is next scheduled to fight Sergey 
Kovalev, 31, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on November 8th. 
Kovalev is currently undefeated with an impressive 25-0-1 record with 23 KO’s while 
Hopkins, 55-6-2-2, is coming off a string of unforeseen victories.

Hopkins has won his last 3 fights against fighters who were all in their early 30’s 
capturing, then defending and defending again a Light Heavyweight championship. 
Before his bout with Jean Pascal in 2011, Pascal suggested that 
Hopkins’ extraordinarily long-time dominance of the sport is the result
 of performance-enhancing drugs.

Hopkins has never failed a drug test but has said that his low-carb, organic diet serves
 as his enhancement.

It has been noted that while Hopkins was jailed at the age of 18, for 5 years, he 
adapted to eating jail house portions, working out and not drinking and smoking. This discipline 
appears to have stuck with him, he tells Dave Golokhov of AskMen,
 “I don’t have no damn cook. I don’t need that. I decided about eating a long time 
ago when I was in prison how to eat, and I learned how to discipline

I learned how to eat by watching different people, different shows, learning as I went, 
and I knew that certain things ain't good for you but whether you can 
stay away from them is another battle.

So I understand that even dairy — when you get to a certain age — isn't good for you, 
so I realizedthat if I can find the best things to give me the best energy and the best 
vitamins for my body, then I’d 
be better off.

After he left prison, he continued to remove sweets, alcohol, pizza and soda 
from his diet. He also tells Dave Golokhov, “You know, it’s not cheap to live 
healthy. So, for me, it’s not about a cook or a diet, it’s about a way of life and
a way to live.”

Today, Hopkins mostly cooks for himself using only organic, low-carb foods and
 nothing processed or fried. Instead he leans towards egg whites, fish and vegetables.
 He eats red meat only when in training. This is a big reason why that t 49 years of age, 
he is the oldest boxer ever to win and 
defend a world title.

Hopkins smoked marijuana and consumed alcohol before he was even in his
 teens but he is proof that at any age, anyone can be in championship shape
if they commit to a drug and alcohol free 
lifestyle and a healthy diet, free of sugar and processed foods, 
which is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. "

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Aging Hopkins versus the KO Artist Kovalev?

 Will the Alien Brnard Hopkins do the impossible and beat the KO Artist Kovalev?

Will Hopkins-Kovalev Be A  Competitive Fight?

One could make the argument that no professional boxer over 40 years old has accepted a tougher assignment and challenge in the last 60 years than what 49 year old Bernard Hopkins will confront when he meets Sergey Kovalev, 31, for the WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight titles on November 8th. 

Think about that, two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hopkins 55-6-2 (32) is taking on the most feared fighter in the division in Kovalev, who holds a 25-0-1 (23) mark. 

Kovalev is viewed as a big puncher...  
Kovalev is hungry for his just due and the money that will accompany it.  
Hopkins held the middleweight title 10 consecutive years, longer than any other middleweight in history
Hopkins is a great technician. Bernard feels the press has never understood or appreciated him for what he has accomplished in the ring. 
Bernard always enters the ring with the mindset of not being accepted by the boxing establishment. 

Having something to prove motivates him prepare and to keep his body in shape to thrive as a professional fighter.  

Bernard is physically and mentally tough and has a good chin .
Hopkins has adapted as fighter and learned how to fight smarter and to pace himself in accordance with his aging body.
To offset his declining physical skills, he has mastered when to work and when to coast, how to buy time and how to steal exchanges. 
Most fans and a lot of the media believe Kovalev will be the fighter to finally send Hopkins into retirement.  

Kovalev is seen as young, strong, fearless and too determined for Hopkins to hold off with his unconventional ring tactics and boxing acumen.  
Hopkins is a one-of-kind athlete, not just boxer. 
Some day time has got to run out for him, but betting against him is risky. 

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