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Double L
01-27-2012, 10:57 AM
Next Saturday (Feb. 4th) marks the first of 8 consecutive weeks of boxing on either HBO or Showtime!!! That's reason to celebrate. That's reason to be thankful.

You'd like to see the quality be a little better, but it's nice to have figts on a regular basis, and some of the fights are pretty promising.

Feb. 4th (grade: C+)
Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio
Donaire vs. Vazquez Jr.

Feb. 11th (grade: B)
Ortiz vs. Berto II
Lara vs. Hearns

Feb. 18th (grade: C)
Williams vs. Ishida
Cloud vs. Campillo

Feb. 25th (grade: B)
Maidana vs. Alexander
Broner vs. Perez

March 3rd (grade: C-)
Gamboa vs. Juarez

March 10th (grade: B-)
Salido vs. Lopez II
M. Garcia vs. Farenas

March 17th (grade: B-)
Martinez vs. Macklin

March 24th (grade: B+)
Morales vs. D. Garcia
Kirkland vs. Molina

*Z*
01-27-2012, 11:41 AM
The only decent fights on the list is Berto vs Ortiz 2.

Free Ike
01-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Not a single fight I want to see other than Berto Ortiz 2. FUCK BOXING FUCKING SUCKS. No wonder the homosexual UFC is so popular. People would rather watch two stupid, uneducated, pieces of trash, simulate homosexual acts in a cage than never will be's, midgets that no one cares about and no name losers fighting on a premium network.



FUCK BOXING.

mikE
01-27-2012, 11:47 AM
You are a tough grader.

Double L
01-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Still, you have to be excited about the number of fights being shown. No? There's nothing worse than a weekend with none. I'd much rather have the likes of Salido/Lopez II than nothing at all. If you don't agree with that, I'd have to question your status as an actual boxing fan.

Some are obviously shitty. Lara/Hearns? Give me a break. But if all you see on that list worth watching is Berto/Ortiz II? You're clearly not a real boxing fan.

Double L
01-27-2012, 11:53 AM
You are a tough grader.

No I'm not! I'm just not letting expectations based on past garbage cloud my judgement. When you consider that fights like Pacquiao/PBF and Wlad/Vitali are A+, it's pretty hard to give any of these match-ups anything higher than a B.

Hut*Hut
01-27-2012, 01:00 PM
Good stuff

Neil
01-27-2012, 01:24 PM
self imposed exile for double L beginning next weekend?

whiskey
01-27-2012, 01:40 PM
I don't know how good any of the fights will be but i look forward to seeing Donaire, Gamboa, Cloud and Broner fight.

Hopefully we at least get to see a few highlight reel type knockouts.

mikE
01-27-2012, 02:25 PM
I don't know how good any of the fights will be but i look forward to seeing Donaire, Gamboa, Cloud and Broner fight.

Hopefully we at least get to see a few highlight reel type knockouts.

I would add the Salido rematch and especially the Maidana fight. I hope Maidana provides the highlight reel ko you are looking for, too.

whiskey
01-27-2012, 02:50 PM
I would add the Salido rematch and especially the Maidana fight. I hope Maidana provides the highlight reel ko you are looking for, too.

I doubt a fight involving Alexander will be exciting. He'll probably win via stinky UD.

Shoeshiner
01-27-2012, 03:10 PM
I can barely pronounce most of those names.

Irish 2002/2003
01-27-2012, 04:22 PM
Some decent fights there, not a huge fan of the sub 135lbrs myself, but the feeling that there is something worthy to tune into/stream into....is always a welcome feeling.

Double L
01-27-2012, 05:23 PM
I doubt a fight involving Alexander will be exciting. He'll probably win via stinky UD.

Now. Do you mean actually win? Or perform in similar fashion as against Mathysse, and then be awarded a gift? Is the fight in St. Louis, do you happen to know?

Thing that pisses me off about this fight, and I think we've discussed it, is that it's happening at 147, which in my opinion favors Alexander and is to Madaina's disadvantage. Madaina's strength and stamina seem optimal at 140 - I'm not clear why he's moving up. Alexander, on the other hand, is clearly weak at 140 and his stamina is shit. Why should Madaina move up? Why doesn't Alexander fight another welterweight? In this way, the deck is clearly stacked against Madaina from the moment the fight was made.

BOSS
01-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Why didn't you list Vitaly Chisora ???

Irish 2002/2003
01-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Why didn't you list Vitaly Chisora ???

HBO/Showtime.

Haymaker
01-28-2012, 01:46 PM
I can enjoy those fights, and they're all free, no?

Dark Magus
01-28-2012, 04:26 PM
Why didn't you list Vitaly Chisora ???The only two names in this sad-sack-of-shit-thread that any fucker has heard of.

Irish 2002/2003
01-28-2012, 04:41 PM
The only two names in this sad-sack-of-shit-thread that any fucker has heard of.

I think the thread has to do with HBO/SHOWTIME fights only. Klitschko vs Chisora will be on Boxnation which pretty much makes it free as far as US viewers are concerned, considering the streams are likely to be common enough.

whiskey
01-28-2012, 06:07 PM
I can barely pronounce most of those names.

Check your local yellow pages for a speech therapist.

mikE
01-29-2012, 01:40 PM
The only two names in this sad-sack-of-shit-thread that any fucker has heard of.

There are 28 names on the original list, 30 if we add in Vitali and Chisora.

There are very few names on the list that Chisora is more popular than, especially in the US where he has been shown on television zero times.

Jake
01-29-2012, 05:06 PM
Next Saturday (Feb. 4th) marks the first of 8 consecutive weeks of boxing on either HBO or Showtime!!! That's reason to celebrate. That's reason to be thankful.

You'd like to see the quality be a little better, but it's nice to have figts on a regular basis, and some of the fights are pretty promising.

Feb. 4th (grade: C+)
Chavez Jr. vs. Rubio
Donaire vs. Vazquez Jr.

Feb. 11th (grade: B)
Ortiz vs. Berto II
Lara vs. Hearns

Feb. 18th (grade: C)
Williams vs. Ishida
Cloud vs. Campillo

Feb. 25th (grade: B)
Maidana vs. Alexander
Broner vs. Perez

March 3rd (grade: C-)
Gamboa vs. Juarez

March 10th (grade: B-)
Salido vs. Lopez II
M. Garcia vs. Farenas

March 17th (grade: B-)
Martinez vs. Macklin

March 24th (grade: B+)
Morales vs. D. Garcia
Kirkland vs. Molina

A few quick corrections:

March 3 was never going to be Gamboa-Juarez. Boxrec got that one very, very wrong. The plan was Gamboa-Rocky Martinez and Rios-John Molina Jr. Both fights fell apart over money (in rios-molina, was Molina and his own promoter (Dan Goossen) fighting over their side, not even a dispute between camps). HBO decided to push the date back to April 14 and is now pushing for Rios-Gamboa rather than separate showcase bouts.

So... March 3 looks like it will go dark, while April 14 offers a terrific fight.

March 1o - Garcia is fighting Bernabe Concepcion
March 17 - co-feature is now Edwin Rodriguez-Donovan George

Also - I think April 14 will be a Showtime SMW split-site doubleheader. Showtime is fucking up what should've been a clash between Carl Froch and Lucian Bute, so now will be Bute v. TBA, and Kessler v. Steiglitz.

Jake
01-29-2012, 05:07 PM
There are 28 names on the original list, 30 if we add in Vitali and Chisora.

There are very few names on the list that Chisora is more popular than, especially in the US where he has been shown on television zero times.
... unless you count when he fought Helenius on EPIX last month. But I agree, his popularity is severely overstated

mikE
01-29-2012, 05:31 PM
The Helenius/Chisora fight was recently shown on MSG, as well, like they have been doing with those EPIX cards. I was coming back into the thread to correct that, but I was too slow.

Double L
01-29-2012, 05:41 PM
I pulled the schedule from Max Boxing. Glad to hear Gamboa isn't facing Juarez. Obviously, Gamboa/Rios is a superior alternative.

You wonder why Gamboa's team would take a fight with Rios, presumably at 140. But you can't complain about the chance to see those guys fight. Just seems like a too big of a risk for Gamboa.

Jake
01-29-2012, 10:12 PM
I pulled the schedule from Max Boxing. Glad to hear Gamboa isn't facing Juarez. Obviously, Gamboa/Rios is a superior alternative.

You wonder why Gamboa's team would take a fight with Rios, presumably at 140. But you can't complain about the chance to see those guys fight. Just seems like a too big of a risk for Gamboa.

Here's why :lol: : http://www.boxingscene.com/yuriorkis-gamboas-team-open-brandon-rios-clash--49022

Honestly, though, if I were any opponent, I wouldn't trust Rios making 135 and would make sure the contract included penalty clauses for every pound over.

**JIMMY**
01-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Ishida will show you lot what all the fuss is about.

Neil
01-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Looks like @AndreBerto-@VICIOUSortiz is probably gonna be postponed: espn.go.com/boxing/story/_… #boxing @GoldenBoyBoxing @loudibella @SHOsports


http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7521608/andre-berto-injures-arm-fight-victor-ortiz-jeopardy-sources-say?eleven=twelve

Double L
01-31-2012, 10:56 AM
Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Looks like @AndreBerto-@VICIOUSortiz is probably gonna be postponed: espn.go.com/boxing/story/_… #boxing @GoldenBoyBoxing @loudibella @SHOsports


http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7521608/andre-berto-injures-arm-fight-victor-ortiz-jeopardy-sources-say?eleven=twelve

This sucks.