Post Number: 33
|Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:57 pm: |
Listen, Carey, We have so much in common with this fighting/sports thing: let's do it. I would love to see if I could schedule something around a fight weekend. I'll look into the Iowa bookstores and Book Clubs. It'd Be amazing!!! I'll see if my brother is available, He'd love it too. Tell your son hey for me. We can do this.
Man, I'm only 5'10" 185. I'm a basketball player and sport enthusiast (I'm a trivia junkie that used to Destroy Rich Eisen - NFL NETWORK - In High School. That's why he's on the NFL Network.), not a fighter. Can try to hit a punching bag, but I'd probably have brittle hands.
Back to da Sweet Science Convo...
Don't the Kronk Fighters legacy remind you of the NBA Denver Nuggests and Air Coryell Chargers (NFL) of the 1980's? They'd tried to outpunch you with very little defense. Must have been those yellow trunks with red lettering.
How right you are about Hagler... Boy he sure could take a punch. They jerked him so bad in that Sugar Ray fight, but in truth, it shouldn't even been that close. You're supposed knock him out.
Other than Ali and Sugar ray, for the life of me I'm wondering about Angelo Dundee. We forgot Georgie Benton, the ace behind the 1984 Olympic class. His best work came with Sweet Pea.
Here's a great knockout for you...Simon Brown KO 4 of Terry Norris. Knocked him out so bad that in the rematch, Norris punked out and ran. A good punk out, because he won, but a punk out nonetheless.
Vincent Pettiway's KO of Simon Brown was brutal. That image of Brown still throwing punches while on his back...
Kostya Tszui? You know, I have mixed feelings about him. Dogged Judah, beat up Shamba Mitchell 2x, KO'd and old Chavez, but lost to Vince Phillips (!?!). VINCE PHILLIPS.
Fighter I enjoyed seeing get beat up because he didn't belong in the ring award goes to: DERRICK "SMOKE" GAINER. Take a bow for da people.
Roy Jones fought too many bums on HBO to be considered a great fighter. Never took chances. But He can change his legacy a tad with a win over Calgazhe.
You are so right about Ted Atlas... Michael Moorer. Emanuael Stweard, too.
How about this one for you: Ricardo Lopez. Retired underfeated in the flyweights, man.
Roger was not only a mexican destroyer, but he knocked my boy Sweet Pea on his arse...Hard. Gave Chavez all he could handle in two fights. They're great trainers. Love what they did with Floyd vs Corrales. Total Domination.
Floyd Mayweather needed to fight Cotto and Margarito. He beats Cotto easily. Margarito would have checked that chin, fo' sho...
Man that Felix Trinidad TKO over Yory Boy was sumthin' wasn't it? Damn Near broke his neck. What he did to Vargas and Maurice Blocker was brutal too. But B-Hop had a thing for him, boooooyyyeeeee! Masterful Strategy.
Got one for ya, Carey... Danny "Little Red" Lopez... Bazooka Gomez, and Esteban De Jesus.