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Jack Butler
01-19-2009, 08:47 PM
HBO Canada is showing Boxing After Dark, from their American broadcast.
Got to watch Berto vs Collazo last night.
What a fight....catch it if you can, there will be rebroadcasts Jan 21 1:45pm, Jan 22 12:00am
There is a full line up scheduled for the next 2 months.
Shane Mosley vs Antonio Margarito this Saturday night.
Looks good for boxing fans!!!

http://www.hbocanada.com/movies/docsandspecials.php

Jack Butler
01-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Looks like every 2 weeks.
Mosley looked the best I have seen him in 10 years.
Margarito has been accused of loading his gloves.
A plaster of paris like substance was found to be part of the gauze used to wrap the hands.
The original wrap was removed and replaced.
They are looking into his previous fights

http://www.hbocanada.com/details/?id=49040

Upper Decker
01-29-2009, 07:45 PM
I seen that fight live and man mosley took margarito to school. Glad to see some good boxers are out there still that actually fight.

Jack Butler
02-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Here is more on Margaritos hand wrap.

In wake of last Saturday nights shocking revelation that Mexican Antonio Margarito had prepared to potentially use illegal elements to pad his gloves, many around the world of boxing remain in awe.

http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1356/2009-01-30.html

Jack Butler
02-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Here's something...
Andrei Arlovski will compete as a Professional Boxer.
I guess it's a good thing?

http://www.cagetoday.com/andrei-arlovski-professional-boxer/

Upper Decker
02-09-2009, 11:28 PM
That would be a fresh face to see in the heavywieght category. Providing he keeps his chin tucked in and closes his mouth while hes breathing.

Jack Butler
02-11-2009, 09:15 AM
Antonio Margarito and Javier Capetillo licenses revoked!
Ban to last at least one year.

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=3705#more-3705

Jack Butler
02-12-2009, 01:15 PM
This Saturday night, HBO Boxing After Dark 2/14/09
Nate Campbell (32-5-1, 25 KOs) and Ali Funeka (30-1-2, 25 KOs)

http://www.hbocanada.com/details/?id=49040

Jack Butler
02-14-2009, 08:36 PM
Campbell Loses Titles on The Scales!
What an idiot....there's no excuse!

http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1396/2009-02-13.html

Upper Decker
02-15-2009, 04:55 PM
Both fights were shameful at best. And dear god why wont lennox knock that other repetative announcer out for the love of god lol. The judges also were complete idiots, cintron clearly lost that fight and they called it a draw. And taking that point from martinez because cintron wouldnt keep his head up was completetly unfair. It looked like martinez was fighting a right handed stationary fist turret as cintron clearly was just standing in one spot throwing the right jab for almost 7 rounds straight.

Jack Butler
02-16-2009, 08:05 PM
No...they weren't the best.
Martinez was the aggressor throughout and knocked Cintron down in the 7th!
Affective aggressiveness and ring generalship went to Martinez hands down.
Judges said 116-110 Martinez and 113-113 twice.
Considering the lost point by Martinez in the 12th, it would have been unanimous.
Still a bad decision.
Hope the next is better, Mar 13, Chad Dawson vs Antonio Tarver

Upper Decker
03-01-2009, 06:37 PM
you also catch the fights on HBO last night? god damn i havent seen boxing like that in a long time. no clinching jsut 2 very angry guys slugging it out with each other.

Jack Butler
03-01-2009, 09:33 PM
Manuel Marquez 49-4-1, 36 KOs vs Juan Diaz 34-1-0, 17 KOs
Marquez wins by KO 2:40 of the 9th for the vacant WBA, WBO and IBO Lightweight Championships.
Replay tonight at midnight.

http://www.fightnewsextra.com/cc/2009Fights/02-marquezVSdiaz.htm

Jack Butler
03-07-2009, 02:14 PM
HBO Boxing After Dark
Joel Julio vs. James Kirkland,
Victor Ortiz vs. Vivian Harris
Robert Guerrero vs. an undisclosed opponent.
Sat Mar 7 10:00pm

http://www.hbocanada.com/details/?id=49090

Upper Decker
03-09-2009, 08:17 PM
guerrero pissed me off. a little cut and he conceided the fight in the first round. ortiz is definatly an up and comer to keep an eye on. Juilio is one tough SOB to take a beating like that for 6 rounds. I have to say golden boy promotions sure knows how to host good fights. ive been very pleased with the past few events that have been on.

Jack Butler
03-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Yup, great fight cards.
Kirkland is for real....will be good to see him against top level competition.
The Guerrero cut was bad enough, why keep going after that...when you don't have to.
It sucks as a fan, but as the bleeding boxer, it's a smart decision.
Would have to see Ortiz again to make a call.....he had the upper hand, but an iffy stoppage.
Love The Sweet Science......

Upper Decker
03-09-2009, 09:59 PM
no way, harris was knocked out on his feet. his hands went limp after the uppercut he got. Ive seen way worse cuts recently and the fights still kept going.

Jack Butler
03-09-2009, 11:35 PM
I saw the blip after the shot.....don't remember if there could have been a standing 8?
The outcome would be the same, eventually...you may be right.
The cut....well, it's like this....would you, when you don't have to?
That's why the rule is there.
It's kinda like the stoppage...had they let it go...couple more shot to make it bleed worse....they stop it anyway.
This rule applies anytime before 5th round starts.
With the amount of fight left, IMO, it was inevitable and a good call.
Thank God for HBO Canada, it's been awesome.

Upper Decker
03-10-2009, 12:31 PM
not goinna argue with that. i just remember fighters like joe fraiser, floyd patterson, ali, foreman, gotti, ward and many others who had 10x worse injuries in thier fights and they still went to the bitte end. guess im just wishing to see greats like that again lol. And yes HBO has renewed my faith in boxing yet again. i thought i lost my love for boxing after watching paqccio whoop de la hoyas ass for 8 rounds, than to see the golden boy conceide the fight.

Jack Butler
03-10-2009, 02:05 PM
Back in the day when you had to beat the Champ.
The sport evolved and today it's a little more civilized...
....as civilized as two guys punching each other in the head can be.
The changes may help retired boxer keep their ability to speak and their motor skills more in tack?
The Second Concussion Syndrome has been realized.
Out of the guys you mentioned, Foreman is the only one that can talk with any normalcy.
There was a time when everyone wanted to be Ali.
I don't think that's the case anymore.

Upper Decker
03-10-2009, 02:23 PM
foreman kinda speaks properly. ever hear his " speciality" comment? im wondering who is gonna be brave enough to correct him lol

Jack Butler
03-10-2009, 02:27 PM
Ha, Ha, Ha......Cheers!

Jack Butler
04-03-2009, 08:52 PM
HBO World Championship Boxing
Winky Wright vs Paul Williams
Sat Apr. 11 10:00PM

Upper Decker
04-05-2009, 02:07 AM
i got my money on williams for that fight. at the weigh in he had the out for blood look in his eyes.

Jack Butler
04-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Ah.. the weigh in will be on the 10th?
Wright was always a handful...I thought it was over for him.
I say Williams as well.

http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1512/2009-04-02.html

Jack Butler
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Tonight is the night.....

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=8605#more-8605

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=8649

Jack Butler
04-12-2009, 09:38 AM
Williams punishes Wright!
Williams threw over 1000 punches.....Wright managed just over 500.
Neither fighter was hurt in a lopsided tilt.

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=8691#more-8691

Jack Butler
04-22-2009, 09:07 PM
HBO Boxing After Dark 4/25/09 10:00pm

Juan Manuel Lopez vs.Gerry Penalosa
Steven Luevano vs.Bernabe Concepcion.

Here's a little tidbit about them...

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=9451#more-9451

Jack Butler
04-30-2009, 03:26 PM
What could be, the "Fight of the Year", is this weekend
The final presser for Pacquiao vs. Hatton...
.....Pacquiao by TKO in the 9th?

http://www.fightnewsextra.com/cc/2009stories/04-pachatt-finalpc.htm

Jack Butler
05-02-2009, 06:10 PM
Guess who has come out of retirement...
Mayweather-Marquez is on!

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=10518

Jack Butler
05-03-2009, 01:59 AM
Pacquiao put Hatten to sleep at 2:59 of the 2nd.
It wasn't even close.
Freddie Roach, Pacquiaos trainer, predicted 3 rounds!
With the Pretty Boy back in the mix, it should be a good year or two!

http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1562/2009-05-02.html

Jack Butler
05-03-2009, 01:45 PM
On the under card....

WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto (48-7-2, 31 KOs) defended his title with a ninth round knockout over Benoit Gaudet (20-2, 7 KOs). Soto dropped Gaudet in round one, and then floored Gaudet twice in the ninth round. Referee Jay Nady called a halt at 2:25 after the third knockdown.
—–
Rising middleweight star and one of boxing’s hottest prospects, Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Mike Walker (19-1-2, 12 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
—–
Former two-time world amateur champion and Russian Olympian Matt Korobov (5-0, 5 KOs) demolished Anthony Bartinelli (20-13-2, 13 KOs), scoring a second round TKO in a middleweight. Korobov dropped Bartinelli in the second and got the stoppage with his follow up attack. Time was 2:15.
—–
Jr middleweight Erislandy Lara (5-0, 3 KOs) easily outpointed Chris Gray (11-8) 40-36 on all cards. Lara is a former world amateur champion.

Jacobs and Korobov are names to remember.
These guys have huge talent and are the names of the future in Middleweight.

Jack Butler
05-03-2009, 09:46 PM
Finally, here's a much better piece...

http://www.insidewomensboxing.com/05-pacquiao-hatton.htm

Jack Butler
05-05-2009, 09:01 PM
The Same Old Ricky Hatton

http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1567/2009-05-05.html

Jack Butler
05-07-2009, 05:35 PM
HBO World Championship Boxing
IBF Light Heavyweight Championship
Chad Dawson (27-0-0, 17 by KO) and Antonio Tarver (27-5-0, 19 by KO).
Saturday May. 9 10:00PM
This is a rematch of a Dawson victory.
Tarver has avenged every one of his loses to date.

Jack Butler
05-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Terrible fight.
Tarver was a joke....didn't see the finish.
Dawson by unanimous decision.

Jack Butler
05-29-2009, 07:08 PM
HBO Boxing After Dark 5/30/09 9:45pm

HBO presents Boxing After Dark presents 12 rounds of unchained, unmitigated ferocity with Andre Berto vs. Juan Urango, followed by the uncanny abilities of Alfredo Angulo vs. Kermit Cintron in a 10 round bout.