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Boxing News: Jabs, Hooks & Uppercuts

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

-unhappiness over quantity of progress fee -flu, diarrhoea and throwing up
-bad a reaction to a sizable, new tattoo on his face (at the very least it is a new one!)
While there might be some reality to some or all the above, the fundamental issue is the fact that Tyson no further desires to fight and doesn’t have the control to organize precisely for a hand-picked opponent like Etienne. Tyson will always remain an appeal but he’s become to boxing what Champ Bailey Jersey is to pop-music — a former master who, mostly due to their own inability to manage achievement and fame, has been sadly reduced to some curiosity.
Former champ Pernell Whitaker, seemingly not able to overcome his drug and alcohol devils, was caught and held without bail on the DUI charge in Virginia. Whitaker, currently on probation as a result of confidence on drug ownership, was stopped for so-called erratic driving. He declined to have a breathalyzer test and failed a test. Whitaker might have go out of 2nd chances and might be taking a look at jail-time. Rafael Marquez obtained a large angry by beating IBF bantamweight champ Tim Austin via eighth round TKO. Marquez was looking on all three scorecards before adding the stress on the champ and heeding the advice of his part. Austin might have possibly gotten previous tonight, had trouble-making weight or was found looking forward to larger paydays at 122. Regardless, February was a great month for the Marquez household as Rafael’s brother, Juan Manuel, won the empty IBF feather-weight name with a seventh-round TKO over Manuel Medina on the first of the month. Place Ricardo Williams (now 8-1) within the Panchito Bojado group of highly-touted leads who got burned by buying to their own hype. Bojada did not enter prime condition and needed to depend on guts simply to endure against unheralded Juan Carlos Rubio, last February. Now, it was Williams who was outhustled with a hungrier fighter in Juan ‘El Pollo’ Valenzuela (17-6). Good work from the official scorers for really giving the battle towards the underdog. Actually, Valenzuela was a late replacement for Bojado’s conqueror, Rubio. Child Gavilan Dies
Former welterweight champ Kid Gavilan has died in Miami at age 77. Gavilan, whose true name was Gerardo Gonzalez, created an archive of 107-30-6 in a professional career that spanned from 1943 to 1958. Gavilan is credited with creating the ‘bolo’ strike. Gavilan said the strike – half catch and half uppercut – was created after years of chopping sugar cane with a machete in his native Cuba. Gavilan was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. What Next for Sugar Shane?
‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley is straight back and now he’s a senior middleweight. However the former competitor for pound-for-pound supremacy continues to be winless since July 2001. Mosley’s round with former champ Raul Marquez finished in a third-round no-contest after Marquez was cut around both eyes by unintended head-butts. Regardless of the result, Mosley is in-line to get a big-money re-match with Oscar De Manhunter Hoya. Nevertheless, it appears as though Mosley may be over-estimating his market price and may lose out on the payday. Mosley might have won the first bout, but he’s done nothing since to improve his status and should notice that – like it or not – Oscar could be the draw. The February 22 battle between Cliff Etienne and Mike Tyson will probably be over early — Etienne may be the ideal adversary to create a pale Tyson look impressive. Nevertheless, the undercard is shaping up to be interesting to express the least — having a genuine up-and-coming fighter (Jeff Lacy), a pale ex-champ (Michael Moorer), an ex-champ recently released from jail (Diego Corrales) and an infamous figure skater (Tonya Harding, who else?) currently about the bill. It’s good to find out some initial rounds that produce a little of attention by themselves, as the undercard is – as often – subject to change. It’s become all-too common recently for that undercards on wire and PPV battles to function impossible and only no-names mismatches. When they wish to generate increased curiosity about the activity marketers could be a good idea to begin attempting to give battle followers more benefit for his or her entertainment dollar. Despite shedding a 10-round choice to Gilbert Martinez on January 17, former heavy-weight champ Tony ‘TNT’ Tubbs (43-9) has determined to keep fighting. Tubbs, 44, says ‘I’ll combat ’em all. I simply need anyone to step-up and acknowledge me like a challenge. I’m a former winner with a great report, who is able to still fight.’ Former champ? Yes. Great report? Yes. However battle? Two-out-of-three ain’t poor. A Prince Sighting?
Prince Naseem Hamed, ostensibly unseen since having his feeling of invincibility – and of course his undefeated report – completely eliminated by Marco Antonio Barrera back April 2001, might return on June 7 to get a bout with Micheal Brodie (34-1). Hamed’s only round because the Barrera fight was a lack-luster 12-round choice over Manuel Calvo in Might 2002. He’s a gifted fighter who gives pleasure towards the lower-weight classes, while Hamed will probably never surpass his hoopla (who could?). Love him or dislike him, it’ll be great to get the Prince in action. Say It Ain’t Therefore, Bowe!