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."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Turpin - Rocky Marciano Hosts Boxing With Anthony...

Monday, June 19, 2017

KOVALEV'S ASST. TRAINER DON TURNER EXPLAINS WHY KOVALEV LOST


 


Boxing trainer Don Turner



Published on Apr 14, 2017
KOFantasyBoxing's
Alex Pierpaoli gets a few words from longtime trainer of Evander
Holyfield, Don Turner. Recorded on April 13, 2017 at the presser for
Main Events Rising Stars Boxing Series at Mohegan Sun.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health


The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH), officially the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened on May 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada that is operated by the Cleveland Clinic [1] and was designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

The Center is planned to become a national resource for the most current research and scientific information for the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington 's Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) as well as focusing on prevention, early detection and education.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Ruvo_Center_for_Brain_Health


Official Site for the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Care for today. Research for tomorrow.

At Keep Memory Alive, we’re committed to improving the lives of patients and family caregivers as they navigate the extraordinary challenges of brain disorders. Donations to Keep Memory Alive exclusively support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which treats patients with Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease, as well as frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.

The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers a unique model of integrated care, social services and research. Having conducted more than 65 clinical trials, the center is among the largest Alzheimer’s clinical research programs in the country.


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George Foreman On Tyson & Hardest Punchers





Big George on Letterman. He talks about the hardest punchers he's ever faced as well as fighting Mike Tyson.
 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Jose Uzcategui Sucker Punched By Uncle Of Andre Dirrell


 
Published on May 21, 2017
Uzcategui,
26, was disqualified for the hit after the eighth-round bell had
already sounded, sending his opponent to the canvas at the MGM National
Harbor in Maryland.

And as the referees deliberated the result
and doctors attended to Dirrell, 33, his uncle got into the ring and
hooked Uzcategui in the jaw.

According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael:
“Dirrell’s uncle, Leon Lawson, who punched Uzcategui after the fight was
over, is wanted by cops and they don’t know where he is.”

Lawson, who is part of Dirrell’s coaching team, was clearly riled by Uzcategui hitting his nephew after the bell.

But according to some witnesses, the disqualification was a harsh call on the Venezuelan.

In
video footage of the fight, the referee could be heard several times
telling members of Dirrell’s team to “sit down” before saying repeatedly
“I need a doctor” as the Michigan fighter knelt sprawled on the canvas.

The referee then said “he got hit after the bell” three times as Dirrell received medical attention.

Dirrell was then turned on to his back and the referee announced he would disqualify Uzcategui.

Then
as broadcasters were looking at replays of Uzcategui’s late
combination, landed less than a second after the bell sounded, replays
were shown of Lawson’s nasty response.

The stunned Venezuelan did not retaliate after the sucker punch from Lawson, appearing to look on wide-eyed and stunned.
 
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Jose Uzcategui Sucker Punched By Uncle Of Andre Dirrell



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Jose Uzcategui Sucker Punched By Uncle Of Andre Dirrell - Boxing Match 5/20/17

 
 
 

Shannon Briggs allegedly tested positive for increased testosterone levels/

Boxing at Wembley Stadium
Boxing at Wembley Stadium




Shannon Briggs  allegedly has tested positive for increased testosterone levels, according to Dan Rafael.

Source: http://www.boxingnews24.com/2017/05/shannon-briggs-tests-positive/#more-235147


 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Top 10 Sonny Liston Best Knockouts HD Power Puncher


  
Music: Hard Angry Sick Amazing Hip Hop Beat Rap Instrumental 2016 - Armageddon
by SADIKBEATZ https://www.youtube.com/user/SADIKBea...


Sonny Liston vs Roy Harris
Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson
Sonny Liston vs Cleveland Williams
Sonny Liston vs Dave Bailey
Sonny Liston vs Bert Whitehurst
Sonny Liston vs Elmer Rush
Sonny Liston vs Albert Westphal
Sonny Liston vs Bill McMurray




Sonny Liston vs Chuck Wepner (great commentator

Andy Warhol and Sonny Liston - Airline Ad



Pop-artist Andy Warhol and world heavyweight champion boxer Sonny Liston 

for Braniff Airline, Ad ( 1968 )







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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

You Will NOT Believe These MMA Knockouts ACTUALLY Happened (NEW)




Published on Apr 19, 2017
A
compilation of MMA knockouts you will not believe actually happened.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Most Powerful Female Boxer's of all time Ann Wolfe



Published on Oct 31, 2016
The Ann Wolfe documentary

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Best fighter ounce for ounce, Willy Pep

Jack Dempsey, Harry Houdini, and Benny Leonard Sparring


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Harry Houdini
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Houdini in 1899
Born Erik Weisz
March 24, 1874
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died October 31, 1926 (aged 52)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Cause of death Peritonitis[1]
Occupation Illusionist, magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, debunker
Years active 1891–1926
Spouse(s) Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner
(m. 1894; his death 1926)
[2]
Relatives Theodore Hardeen (brother)
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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it.
 
Harry Houdini preparing to be chained and locked up in a box and lowered into the East River, NYC July 1912.
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 Dempsey and Firpo, 1924 painting by George Bellows

Dempsey authored a book on boxing titled Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense and published in 1950. The book emphasizes knockout power derived from enabling fast motion from one's heavy bodyweight. Dempsey's book became and remains the recognized treatise in boxing.
 
During World War II while in the Coast Guard, he co-authored How to Fight Tough with professional wrestler Bernard J. Cosneck. The book was used by the Coast Guard to instruct guardsmen on close-quarters hand-to-hand combat, incorporating boxing, wrestling, and jiujitsu.

Jack Dempsey vs Luis Angel Firpo (Sept 1923)


 
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Jack Dempsey vs Luis Angel Firpo

5th title defense

New York,
14 September 1923

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Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wild Is The Wind (Planet Rock Live Session)



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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ernest Hemingway’s suicide because of CTE

This article implicates Boxing as a cause of his injury but goes on to blame war, car accidents, and other traumatic injuries, while providing no examples of him Boxing his way to brain injury. Andrew Farah was kinder than Jonathan Rendall, on Oct 31 2004articl in "The Sweet Science" who called Hemingway "a rabid self-mythologizer who had no real boxing ability".   
Unkind words indeed. "Papa" Hemingway acquired many 'haters' over the years.

 




Ernest Hemingway helps a soldier with his rifle during the Spanish Civil War in December 1937




Ernest Hemingway in Paris, October 1959.




Behind Ernest Hemingway’s suicide, nine concussions that incapacitated his brain, forensic psychiatrist concludes


Joseph Brean 04.28.2017


Ernest Hemingway’s depression and psychosis were a textbook case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),
the brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head,
according to an American forensic psychiatrist who has written what he calls the “first comprehensive and accurate accounting of the psychiatric diagnoses” that led to the Nobel laureate’s famous shotgun suicide in Ketchum, Idaho, in 1961.

In his new book Hemingway’s Brain, Andrew Farah, chief of psychiatry at High Point Regional Health System at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, refutes earlier theories that Hemingway was suffering from bipolar disorder, manic depression or even an excess accumulation of iron known as hemochromatosis.

By reviewing medical records, memoirs, biographies and even Hemingway’s changing writing style, Farah focused on nine major head traumas, the first of which was sustained in Italy during the First World War, when a shell landed three feet from Hemingway, knocking him out, killing a soldier right beside him and blowing the legs off another. Years later in Paris, he accidentally pulled a skylight cord too hard, thinking it was the toilet flusher, and the whole fixture fell on his head, leading his friend Ezra Pound to write him: “How the hell sufferin tomcats did you git drunk enough to fall upwards thru the blithering skylight!!!!!!!”

Other concussions came in a London car crash during the Blitz blackout, from a fall on a fishing boat and from a plane crash in East Africa, all symptomatic of the author’s swashbuckling lifestyle. The result was, as Farah describes it, “an illness whose cruelest trick was to incapacitate the mind, yet all the while preserve insight into the sufferer’s plight.”
Contrary to the common story that modern psychiatry failed America’s greatest living writer in his moment of need, Farah concludes that Hemingway in fact received the best care known to medical science at the time. But it was for the wrong illness, based on a false diagnosis.

Shortly before he shot himself Hemingway had received two courses of electroconvulsive therapy, which should have had a 90 per cent chance of improving his presumed illness of depression and related psychosis. But Hemingway got worse, and quickly, because while electroshock improves depression, for those suffering organic brain disease it acts as a stressor on a vulnerable nervous system, accelerating the patient’s decline.

In his research, Farah said he saw this decline in
Hemingway’s handwriting and could discern the changes in his writing, some of which became a bland imitation of his former self, in line with the old joke that nobody imitates Hemingway like Hemingway.

Farah describes, for example, the writing of the posthumously published Paris memoir A Moveable Feast, which stalled to the point that Hemingway basically cancelled it. He contrasts this anguished experience with the writing in 1927 of Hills Like White Elephants, perhaps Hemingway’s greatest short story with its elegant dialogue between a man and a woman obliquely discussing abortion, and how the prose was refined over and over again in a process that required a cognitive capacity that over time was lost to him.

“We all think of the Hemingway persona, but what the CTE did, later in life, was it simply solidified and locked in the very worst aspects of that persona. It made him irritable, volatile, difficult, challenging, all that,”
Farah said in an interview. “People talk about how, psychologically, he was trapped by the persona like a spy out too long, believing his own cover, or acting that way because people expected it of him. I think he was biologically incapable of breaking free from the nastier aspects of that persona, simply because of the CTE.”

CTE was once known as dementia pugilistica, for the “punch-drunk” boxers who exhibited
it, but it was largely unknown in Hemingway’s time and its symptoms were often dismissed or misdiagnosed. One effect is to make a person less able to tolerate alcohol, which also figures in Hemingway’s various diagnoses. But Farah sees his alcoholism as a part of a the larger puzzle, a secondary consideration rather than the primary problem.

Farah is not the first to doubt the depression diagnosis. Others have diagnosed bipolar disorder, such that it gets frequently repeated as true, but Farah points out Hemingway never had a manic episode, and his depressive episodes were situational. Another theory was hemochromatosis — an excess accumulation of iron — and doctors even considered a liver biopsy to be sure, but Hemingway’s normal blood iron levels argued strongly against it.

Many other accounts of his mental state have been psychoanalytical, complicated by the fact that, as Farah puts it, “our subject is not interested in helping us.”

Farah’s CTE theory is of course unproveable. Hemingway’s brain was never imaged, and his suicide physically destroyed it, preventing anything like the posthumous studies that were done on Einstein’s brain, for example.


“They wouldn’t have known what they were seeing anyway,” Farah said. “In fact, in 1961, the year he was getting his shock therapy, there was an article in the British Journal of Psychiatry, and it described post-concussive syndrome after motor vehicle accidents, but it was called ‘accident neurosis,’ in which the author argued these were people just seeking attention, and they were not really sick in an organic way. And now we know that just poisoned the well and made people look for years at these people as malingerers.”





Author Ernest Hemingway ready for a boxing match.




Ernest Hemingway fishing with an unidentified friend in an undated photo.





Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/books/behind+ernest+hemingway+suicide+nine+concussions/13331527/story.html





Friday, April 21, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki




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Those who already know the story of Finnish boxer Olli Mäki will quickly realize the irony of the title of Juho Kuosmanen’s feature debut, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. Though Mäki (Jarkko Lahti) is a respected former athlete in his home country, Kuosmanen’s film focuses on one of his failures: his unsuccessful bid for the World Featherweight Title in 1962.  

The Happiest Day, however, suggests that the evening he unceremoniously lost in two rounds against American boxer Davey Moore was, in fact, a happy occasion for Mäki, as it signaled the end of two weeks of overwhelming media hype and pressure, thus allowing him to return to his quiet life in the small town of Kokkola, and especially to his new wife Raija (Oona Airola). 

Snatching a romantic victory from the jaws of physical defeat? Sounds like yet another variation on Rocky, especially with Mäki being a working class fellow who gets a shot at a major title. But Kuosmanen’s film is, above all else, a thorough dismantling of standard boxing movie tropes and attitudes. 

That subversive nature of the film begins on the formal level: Shot in grainy black-and-white on 16mm, The Happiest Day commits utmost to an aesthetic of realism, with Kuosmanen and cinematographer Jani-Petteri Passi capturing scenes in detailed long takes and smooth tracking shots.

There’s neither the overheated lyricism of Raging Bull nor the pulp grittiness of a noir like The Set-Up; everything in Kuosmanen’s film feels earthy and grounded, and, unlike Bill Conti’s work in Rocky, Kuosmanen forgoes a non-diegetic music score, thereby denying us any easy emotional signposts.

The Happiest Day also builds in its pointed takedown of genre tropes through its introduction of a meta-movie angle. As part of the lead-up to the World Featherweight Title match, a documentary crew is hired to capture Mäki during training sessions and in his personal life. This crew, however, is hardly interested in capturing the real Mäki, but instead in depicting him as Finland’s great national hope, a representative of the country on the world stage.

Thus, we see the filmmakers manipulate events in order to make it look better for the cameras, directing Mäki, manager Elis Ask (Eero Milonoff) and others as if it were a fiction film. By devoting about as much screen time to this blatant bout of media manipulation as to Mäki himself, Kuosmanen indicates his desire to make us aware not only of the ways the media creates popular narratives out of these athletes’ lives, but of the kind of clichés such narratives enforce.

Even that meta-movie angle might not have come off, though, had it not been for Olli Mäki the man, depicted here as so humble he’s immediately uncomfortable when he’s forced to try to project a more confident, if not outright prideful, image for the cameras. Certainly, he’s no Muhammad Ali, to the frustration of the more ambitious and glory-seeking Elis. 

Mäki’s relatively petite frame buttresses this unassuming impression, and Jarkko Lahti plays him in such a naturally self-effacing manner that at times he seems to shrink right off the screen—in stark contrast to, say, the imposing physique and presence Sylvester Stallone cut in Rocky.

All of this points to Kuosmanen’s most resonant subversion of the boxing movie genre:
its emphasis on traditionally “feminine” qualities of love and sacrifice within a predominantly masculine sport. 

Mäki, at least as presented in this film, presents a fascinating contradiction—he’s a boxer who devotes much of his time and energy to beating other men up, but he’s painted from the start as a caring family man, one who becomes so overwhelmed by the love he increasingly feels for Raija that he becomes distracted from training for his crucial championship match.

With such a sensitive character at its heart, all of the image manipulation both in front of and behind the cameras inevitably comes off as macho posturing—which is, this film suggests, precisely what drives the sport of boxing in the first place.

The fact that Kuosmanen eventually generates more suspense as to whether Mäki will be able to be with the woman he loves than with whether he’ll actually become the featherweight champion of the world is enough to make The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, in its own discreet way, quietly revolutionary—at least in terms of boxing movies.


Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Writer: Juho Kuosmanen
Starring: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joonas Saartamo, Mika Melender, Olli Rahkonen
Release Date: April 21, 2017

Kenji Fujishima is a freelance film critic, contributing to Slant Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Playlist and The Village Voice. When he’s not watching movies and writing and editing film criticism, he’s trying to absorb as much music, art, and literature as possible. He has not infrequently been called a “culture vulture” for that reason.


 








The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki offers up a new kind of boxing film.





Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview with Margaret Goodman of VADA: part 1 of 5





Published on Mar 9, 2017
Michael
Montero interviews Margaret Goodman, former Chief Ringside Physician
for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and founder of the
Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). Part 1 of a 5 video series.


Link: https://youtu.be/lPgCsGkky60 







 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Rocky Marciano vs Ezzard Charles, I




Rocky Marciano vs Ezzard Charles. Jun. 17, 1954. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, United States.

Рокки Марчиано против Эззарда Чарлза, 17 июня 1954 г., 1, 4, 6, 10 и 15-ый раунды, победа Марчиано (UD)




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

 Ken Burns, who is well known for his Civil War and baseball documentaries, will make a film about Muhammad Ali.


NEW YORK -- The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died in June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.
The tentative plan is to air the Ali film in 2021.

Sarah Burns said the outpouring of goodwill after Ali's death made it easy to forget how divisive it was when the former Cassius Clay converted to Islam, took the Ali name and refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. She said filmmakers want to examine what influenced Ali's choices and how he stuck with them despite public condemnation.



Link: http://www.espn.co.uk/boxing/story/_/id/19024623/documentarian-ken-burns-making-film-muhammad-ali



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Watch Vasyl Lomachenko's weird and unusual boxing training methods


 
Watch Vasyl Lomachenko's secret and unusual boxing training methods

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