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."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

HBO PPV Canelo vs Cotto full fight

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gennady Golovkin: The Way of the Hunter

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Bob Foster, Whose Left Hook Decimated All but the Heavyweights, Dies at 76

Bob Foster after knocking out the light-heavyweight champion Dick Tiger during the fourth round in 1968. Foster successfully defended the title 14 times before his first retirement, in 1974. Credit United Press International

Bob Foster, Whose Left Hook Decimated All but the Heavyweights, Dies at 76


Bob Foster, a devastating puncher who was one of boxing’s most dominant light-heavyweight champions but failed in his quest to capture a heavyweight title when he was knocked out by Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, died on Saturday in Albuquerque. He was 76.

Foster’s death was confirmed by his son Nelson Smith, who said Foster had been in failing health.

Foster won the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light-heavyweight titles in May 1968 with a fourth-round knockout of Dick Tiger of Nigeria, who had previously been the middleweight champion as well.

The bout, at Madison Square Garden, was the first time that Tiger had been knocked out.

Foster, who had one of boxing’s most devastating left hooks, was unbeaten in 14 title defenses before retiring for the first time, in September 1974.

Fighting in a division with an upper limit of 175 pounds, Foster was unusually tall, at 6 feet 3 ½ inches, though slender, and he had long arms.

“It’s just timing and leverage,” he once said in accounting for his fearsome left hook.

The New York Times sports columnist Red Smith once wrote that Foster “was built like a fly rod with ears.”

Foster won 56 bouts (46 by knockout), lost eight and fought one draw and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

But he could not make a successful leap to the heavyweight division, which offered the biggest purses.

He was knocked out in the second round by Frazier in November 1970, seeking his W.B.C. and W.B.A. crowns, and by Ali in the eighth round in November 1972 for what was billed as the vacant North American Boxing Federation title.

The Foster-Ali fight ended after Foster, outweighed by 221 ¼ pounds to 180, had been knocked down for the seventh time. But Foster bloodied Ali’s face, which nobody had done in Ali’s pro career.

Foster raised a purple bruise under Ali’s left eye and cut him over his left eyebrow with a left jab.

Nevertheless, Ali’s left jabs kept Foster from unleashing his left hook.

“A man in the 220s is not supposed to have hands that fast,” Foster said after the bout. “I’m a believer.”

Bobby Wayne Foster was born on Dec. 15, 1938, in Borger, Tex., and his family moved to Albuquerque when he was a child.

He began boxing in the Golden Gloves at 13, played football in high school, and then joined the Air Force and fought in service bouts. He fought as an amateur afterward and then turned pro in 1961.

Foster became engulfed in South Africa’s apartheid drama in December 1973 when he defended his title in Johannesburg against the South African Pierre Fourie in what was described as the country’s first professional interracial boxing match.

Foster was mobbed by joyful black South Africans when he arrived at the airport.

But asked about apartheid before the fight, which came days after Arthur Ashe was defeated by Jimmy Connors in South Africa’s first interracial men’s tennis championship event, he stayed away from the issue.

Ashe had said that “being the first black here was just as important as winning the title.”

But Foster said: “I’m here to keep my title; I’m not here for politics. Ashe is more politically motivated than I am. That’s just the way things are.”

Foster, who got $200,000 for the fight, his biggest payday at the time, and had previously won a decision over Fourie in Albuquerque, was victorious by decision again.

Foster, who was stripped of his W.B.A. title for a time in a dispute over whom he should defend it against, retired after his last unified title defense when, as the champion, he was awarded the victory in a draw with Jorge Victor Ahumada of Argentina in June 1974. But he returned to the ring a year later, winning five fights as a heavyweight and retiring in 1978 after being stopped in his final two fights.

Foster was a sergeant in the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department in the Albuquerque area for many years.

In addition to his son Nelson Smith, his survivors include his wife, Rose; his sons Bobby Jr. and Tony Foster; and his daughters Mildred Foster and Yolanda James.

Foster fought a long-running, and losing, battle to gain weight so he would have a better chance against the heavyweights, and he tried drinking beer to do it.

While training in Spring Valley, N.Y., in January 1969, he recalled how he had worked in a hot bomb-manufacturing factory in York, Pa., in 1966 and drank beer at lunchtime and at night to put on weight.

“After a year of all that drinking and all my wife’s soul food, how much do you think I weighed?” he asked. “One hundred eighty-one pounds.”

A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2015, on page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: Bob Foster, Whose Left Hook Decimated All but the Heavyweights, Is Dead at 76.



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gennady Golovkin vs Gabor Balogh

Does a KO like this injure a man's brain?

Published on Apr 28, 2014
Gennady Golovkin pro debut
6 May 2006
Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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Floyd Mayweather and Holly Holm enjoying each other's company

Mayweather and new UFC champ Holly Holm sit courtside as two champions watch Golden State Warriors defeat Los Angeles Clippers

The notion of Floyd Mayweather and Holly Holm enjoying each other's company would be a sight that Ronda Rousey may wish to never see, but sadly for the former UFC bantamweight champion that was the case on Thursday night.
Mayweather and Rousey's UFC nemesis Holm were pictured smiling together on as they enjoyed a mouthwatering NBA clash between fierce Western Conference rivals the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.
Accompanied with the caption: 'Spotted courtside at the @laclippers / @warriors game. "@_hollyholm got the loudest ovation of any celebrity at tonight's big Warriors-Clippers game in LA"-@reggiemillertnt,' the pair posed for a picture, via the UFC Instagram account, at the Staples Center.
Floyd Mayweather (right) was courtside with Holly Holm courtside as LA Clippers lost to Golden State Warriors
Floyd Mayweather (right) was courtside with Holly Holm courtside as LA Clippers lost to Golden State Warriors

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Published on May 27, 2015
James Buster Douglas vs Evander Holyfield

vs Douglas. Buster Douglas vs Evander Holyfield, billed as "The Moment
of Truth", was a professional boxing match contested on October 25, 1990
for the WBA, WBC, IBF, The Ring and lineal Heavyweight championships. 

The bout took place at The Mirage in Paradise, Nevada, USA and saw
Douglas making the first defense of the titles he won from Mike Tyson in
February 1990.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Rigondeaux signs with RocNation added to Cotto v Canelo undercard

November 20, 2015
 Matt Christie

Guillermo Rigondeaux: I am going to destroy them all
Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy Promotions

  RocNation  will raise hgis profile and viability for big fights.  If Rigondeux had a chance to fight the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton, Quigg and Nonito Donaire, he would have jumped at the chance to take those fights, but those fighters haven’t been in a hurry to face the tough Cuban fighter because he has a way of not only whipping his opponents but also making them look incredibly bad in the process. 

“To the rest of the [super bantamweight champions] out there with belts, beware because I am coming for them,” Rigondeaux said via “I’m coming for all the belts and I am going to destroy them all. I am the real champion and everyone knows it. If you want to step in the ring with me, to prove it, let’s do it. It’s up to the fans to demand it from their champion to step up and get in the ring with me. They can run, but they can’t hide,” Rigondeaux said.

There was talk of Rigondeaux potentially fighting the much heavier WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko next year in 2016, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen though for the time being.

Rigondeaux looks like he will do like Genady Golovkin and dominate his chosen weiht class where there are plenty of good fights to make. 

Rigondeaux is targeting the 122lb champions because he’s not happy how he was stripped by the WBA and WBO, and how they’re letting his titles be fought over by the guys that didn’t want to fight him.

Gennady Golovkin vs Kassim Ouma

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Aspects of the Game - Genady Golovkin

 Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray 2015 02 21

Sparring Genady gets down to Shane's level for punching angles; so with Shane he bends at the knees more or he fights tall with Chavez... he makes adjustments to every opponent.

sparring Chavez Jr. vs GGG

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Gennady Golovkin (GGG) VS Shane (Sugar) Mosley.mp4 Sparring

NEW!!! Gennady Golovkin (GGG) VS Shane (Sugar) Mosley during sparring session... Shane was a world champion at 154 but looks very small sparring with GG... shows howfoolish Oscar was saying he was goiung to make a comeback and fight GG

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Bruce Lee Quotes

'Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.'

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
 -- Bruce Lee

Boxing the Beautiful


If there’s one photo that sums up the fight, it’s this stunning shot by photographer Rich Schultz.
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Golovkin clobbers Lemieux