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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding upcoming fights.  Here’s a look at Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri – WBO welterweight championship … airing on HBO/PPV “World Championship Boxing” this Saturday from Macau, China.

(click onto blue colored links below for viewing)

Hey Harold!: Manny Pacquiao (HBO Boxing): http://youtu.be/IZ-4dmUzj5c

Hey Harold!: Chris Algieri (HBO Boxing): http://youtu.be/yp2QZFgT1JI

The Olympic Auditorium: A Look Back at a Grand Venue (Part 2 of 2)

I am delighted to bring you a feature article that was published on dmboxing.com in August 2012, and is one of my favorites.  It is about a historic venue that I remember growing up as a kid; I attended many boxing and wrestling matches there.  My friend Bob Quackenbush captures it all in his excellent piece.  This is part two, as part one was just posted last week for your viewing.

By Bob Quackenbush / dmboxing.com

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Though boxing was the sport that put the Olympic Auditorium on the map, legions of young fans in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s remember this place as the hallowed ground of Championship Wrestling.  Throughout the 1930’s, matches were held there regularly; but with the growth of television, later wrestlers such as Gorgeous George, Lou Thesz, Count Billy Varga, Freddie Blassie, the Destroyer, Mr. Moto, Mil Mascaras, Bobo Brazil, John “the Golden Greek” Tolos, Harold Sakata (who played the role of Odd Job in the movie “Goldfinger”), and Rocky Johnson (father of Duane “the Rock” Johnson) became household names.  Presided over by an actor-turned newscaster-turned sports announcer, the great Dick “Whoa Nellie” Lane, they were incredible shows in the pre-WWF days.

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Hopkins loses lopsided decision to Kovalev in light heavyweight unification title fight

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By Tom Donelson / contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008

Member of Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

 Hopkins loses lopsided decision to Kovalev in light heavyweight unification title fight

Bernard Hopkins is the old man of boxing, a man who is nearly half a century age, trying one more time to cheat father time.  In Sergio Kovalev, he faced his one of his toughest opponent.  Before the main event, prospect Sadam Ali faced Argentina Carlos Abregu.  Abregu had only lost to Tim Bradley and would provide a test for Ali.

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The Olympic Auditorium: A Look Back at a Grand Venue (Part 1 of 2)

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I am delighted to bring you a feature article that was posted/published on dmboxing.com in August 2012, and is one of my favorites.  It is about a historic venue that I remember growing up as a kid; I attended many boxing and wrestling matches there.  My friend Bob Quackenbush captures it all in his excellent piece. This is part one, with part two to come next week for your viewing.

By Bob Quackenbush /  dmboxing.com

In the world of championship boxing, the arenas which host the bouts quite often become nearly as famous as the warriors which graced their canvas stages.  Those which come to mind are legendary venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, Cobo Arena in Detroit, the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, and more recently, the Las Vegas sites such as Caesar’s Palace, the MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay.

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Book Review

Book Review: By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

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BOOK REVIEW ; “BECOMING TAZ” BY JEFF BUMPUS. INTRODUCTION BY PHIL RICE

In 1984 a young 140 pound fighter from the Midwest entered the ranks of professional boxers with the dream of becoming a world champion. He was a straight forward, no nonsense southpaw who would throw punches from bell to bell. In a nutshell, he was a crowd pleaser. It was this style that earned him several appearances on the ESPN and USA cable boxing networks. His name is Jeff Bumpus and he carried the nickname “The Tazmanian Devil”. He would eventually learn that his dream would not become reality.

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Gennady Golovkin ~ RECAP

By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

On October 18, 2014, Gennady Golovkin did to Marco Antonio Rubio what he has done to every other fighter he faced, he pounded Rubio into submission.  This fight lasted less than six minutes and never really was in doubt despite Rubio coming into the fight overweight.  Rubio weighed two pounds over the contracted weight and made no effort after the weigh in to try to lose the extra two pounds.  Rubio figured the extra bulk would allow him to better withstand Triple G’s power but alas, it didn’t do Rubio much good.

 Gennady Golovkin ~ RECAP

Golovkin is the best Middleweight in the world today and so far, he has made the Middleweight division his personal fiefdom and the question is who can stand up to Golovkin?  Miguel Cotto recently defeated Sergio Martinez but Cotto has his eyes on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the big payday that comes with it, so Cotto is not going to fight Golovkin.  And if he did, he would lose.

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Floyd Mayweather … what’s next?

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So what does Floyd Mayweather do now after his rematch win over Maidana?   The number one criteria for Mayweather will be which fighter can bring big PPV’s numbers since the name of the game is big PPV numbers.  Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 (September 13, 2014) had sales of 925,000 buys, which is a slight increase over their first fight and so far since Mayweather signed his six fight contract with Showtime; only one of his fight has gone over million, that being his fight with Canelo Alvarez which exceeded 2 million buys.   This was considered the highest PPV event of the year but there is a decline in PPV buys with both Mayweather and Pacquiao no longer consider automatic 1 million plus buys by themselves.

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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights.  Here’s a look at Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio WBA middleweight title fight and Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters WBA featherweight title fight, airing this weekend on HBO.

(click onto links below for viewing)

Hey Harold!: Golovkin vs. Rubio (HBO Boxing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZgdaDU9ad8

Hey Harold!: Donaire vs. Walters (HBO Boxing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjt6wql2vLU