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."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GGG was robbed

Playing Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later

Playing Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later

By KEN BELSON 

 

The Boston University study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life - among all players, not just in the N.F.L. - to playing tackle at a young age. 




Source:    NYTimes.com/Sports »


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Detention

Stability and Endurance for Boxing | Stance Training

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In this video I discuss the importance of stance training and static position holds and how they apply to boxing. Improve stability in your legs and footwork, increase punching power and muscular endurance. Improve your ability to decelerate with footwork so you can punch wherever you land.

Free Killer Jab 

 

Connor McGregor showed good foot work against Floyd "Money" Mayweather but terrible punching technique and power.












Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Epic KO Of The Week: Vladimir Myshev Does The Russian Two-Step


 
Published on Apr 11, 2017
There's nothing funny about seeing a man beaten about the head until he can barely stand...that is, until now.

Sit back, relax, and avoid any beverages for the next 1:16, while Georgi Chelokhsaev turns Vladimir Myshev into a broken marionette.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sad Story of Prichard Colon: A fighter who was left in a persistent vegetative state after a fight


Published on Apr 15, 2017
 
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How one fight changed Prichard Colon's life.Outside the Lines tells the story of up and coming boxing prospect Prichard Colon, who after a bout in 2015 was left in a persistent vegetative sWINTER PARK, Fla. -- In his bedroom at his mother's house, Prichard Colon, 24, is surrounded by images of the boxer he used to be.

His head, elevated by pillows atop the incline of a hospital bed, comes to the mid-section of his depiction on a fringed, life-sized tapestry hanging on a wall of diagonal wood paneling. He's shown in a fighter's stance, and above that, victorious, with arms raised.
Colon appeared to have the skill and the will to fulfill the dreams that he first expressed as a little boy in this central Florida home where his parents raised him. Now he lies here as testament to the peril that accompanies prizefighting promise.

"He always knew what he wanted in life -- he'd say, 'Mommy, I want to be a professional boxer, and I want to represent Puerto Rico, and I want to be a world champion,'" said Nieves Colon of when her son was in elementary school.

ESPN recently visited the Colon family for Deportes' SC Reportajes and Outside the Lines features airing over the next week.

"Imagine this is the ring, you had your heavy bag, (and) right here, (the) punching bag," said Colon's father, in the garage where he schooled him.
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Sad Story of Prichard Colon: A fighter who was left in a persistent vegetative state after a fight

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Prichard Colón - Wikipedia

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Prichard Colón Meléndez (born September 9, 1992) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer. Contents. [hide]. 1 Early years and amateur career ...

Prichard Colón has been in a vegetative state since 2015 bout, but his ...

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Jun 22, 2017 - Prichard Colón, his bed tilted at a 30-degree angle, silently obliges. One blink . . . two blinks . . . three blinks. Each is deliberate, as if it requires ...

Family of Prichard Colon files $50 million lawsuit over fight that left ...

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May 4, 2017 - The attorney for the parents of boxer Prichard Colon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court seeking damages in excess of $50 ...







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.


http://www.keepmemoryalive.org/






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 - 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
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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