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Why The Post Title Patterson Was Better

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

NOTE: Jim Amato has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008. His opinions and input to this website are honest and of the highest level. He is an expert in boxing in every sense of the word.

Poor Floyd Patterson. Everyone loves him but not everyone respects him as a fighter or champion. You rarely here his name tossed about when the topic of all time great heavyweights is brought up. What a shame!

Who is to blame for the heartbreaking oversight? People tend to forget that Patterson thrashed Archie Moore much more impressively then Marciano did the night he became the youngest man ever to win the heavyweight crown. Still when a ” Dream Match ” between Marciano and Patterson is talked about, Floyd is quickly dismissed… Simply put, Rocky had the PUNCH and Floyd did not have the whiskers.

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Book Review

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By Adam Pollack / Guest Post

 

REMEMBERING ROMA (Gypsies) HOLOCAUST:

Fascinating New Book Brings Light to the “Forgotten,”

Explores the Intersection in History of Discrimination, Politics, and Boxing

When most people think of the Holocaust, they might not know the intimate and inspiring stories of the Roma, who were victims of genocide in WWII, but also brave fighters.

In his fascinating new book, Johann Trollmann and Romani Resistance to the Nazis, Romani community leader, speaker, and author Jud Nirenberg introduces readers to the rich history and ongoing plight of the Romani people, focusing on the story of Johann Trollmann. Continue reading Book Review

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at the WBA/IBF/ interim WBC middleweight championship Gennady Golovkin (34-0 / 31 by KO) vs. Dominic Wade (18-0 / 12 by KO ) scheduled for 12 rounds, airing on HBO this Saturday, April 23, 2016 from The Forum, Inglewood, California.

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PacMan Ends an Era and Joshua Begins a New One

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By Tom Donelson 

Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

This past weekend, witness an end of an era and the beginning of another era.  Pacquiao defeated Tim Bradley easily and left no doubt who was the better fighter in their trilogy.  The fight was fought at a measured pace with Pacquiao averaging only 35 punches per round and Bradley 25 punches per round but the two Pacquiao knockdown of Bradley in the seventh and ninth round highlighted the difference between the two fighters.

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Pacquiao – Bradley: Who Wins?

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Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

Contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008

Manny Pacquiao says good bye to boxing after his next fight with Tim Bradley in the final act of their trifecta.  This trifecta has its share of controversy, in particular the first fight that many observers felt that Pacquiao won and there was no doubt who won the second bout.  Since that last bout, he defeated Chris Algieri before losing to Mayweather and sustaining shoulder injuries.  At 37, Pacquiao is not the same fighter at his peak, much less than his last bout with Bradley and this fight will be decided less on the physical talent of both fighters than on what Pacquiao has left.

Bradley has defeated Jesse Vargas and stopped Brandon Rios in nine and looked sharp as he was coached by Teddy Atlas in his Rios.   Atlas goal was to make Bradley more of a boxer and less of a slugger who would go toe to toe when provoked by sluggers.  He didn’t always use his boxing skills but Atlas wants Bradley to get hit less while countering.

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Hey Harold!

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2 / 38 by KO) vs. Timothy Bradley (33-1-1 / 13 by KO) welterweight fight, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, April 9, from the MGM Grand, Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Ward Wins, But Can He Beat Kovalev?

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By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

After his defeat of Chad Dawson four years ago, Andre Ward was one of the top pound for pound fighters but after only two fights over the previous four years; Ward is now moving toward a match against the best light heavyweight in the world; Sergey Kovalev.   Ward faced a number one contender, Sullivan Barrera, and won an easy decision but the fight left more question than answers.

Ward inactivity showed itself as Ward did not look like the old fast quick self of four years ago. Ward was the quicker of the two fighters against Barrera but to the naked eye, it looked like Ward was millimeter slower than he was against Dawson.  The old boxing skills was in place and Ward looked healed from shoulder surgery as he nailed Barrera with both right hands and left hooks with ease.  Barrera connected on less than 20% of his punches and while he went down from a left hook, he was back up quickly.

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Hey Harold!

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look the WBA interim heavyweight championship Luis Ortiz (24-0 / 21 by KO) vs. Tony Thompson (40-6 / 27 by KO) and the vacant WBO welterweight championship Sadam Ali (22-0 / 13 by KO) vs. Jessie Vargas (26-1 / 9 by KO) airing on HBO this Saturday, March 5 from Washington D.C.

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