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Why Bobby Chacon was Bad to the Bone

Bobby Chacon & David Martinez

photo taken June 2006

by Linda Dempsey Young

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

Arturo Gatti was probably the warrior of this era 다운로드. Some of his battles, win or lose are becoming legendary. Rewind now back to early 1970′s to the mid 80′s. There was a boxer, a champion who was Gatti before there was a Gatti 다운로드. If anyone recalls Bobby ” Schoolboy ” Chacon they have to remember his blood and guts wars with Rafael ” Bazooka ” Limon and Cornelius Boza Edwards 중국 천둥 다운로드. He was a fine boxer but in many cases his heart over ruled his head and he decided to slug instead of box. It may have cost Bobby some fights but the fans sure got their money’s worth 다운로드. The got a lot highlight clip memories too.

Bobby was born in 1951 and he turned professional in 1972. He became an instant sensation winning his first 19 fights 레스토랑 게임. He fought fifteen times in 1972 alone! The streak continued into 1973. Along the way he defeated world title challengers Tury ” The Fury ” Pineda and Frankie Crawford 다운로드. He also stopped former champion Jesus ” Chucho ” Castillo. Only fourteen months into his pro career Bobby was matched with the great Ruben Olivares 미스터 선샤인 5화 다운로드. ” Rockabye ” Ruben took the ” Schoolboy ” to school that night halting Bobby in the ninth round.

To Chacon’s credit he bounced right back with four straight wins and into a showdown with hard punching crosstown rival Danny ” Little Red ” Lopez 파라노말 액티비티 2 다운로드. Danny’s older brother Ernie had twice challenged the outstanding Jose Napoles for the welterweight title. Now little brother Danny appeared ready for stardom 다운로드. Chacon derailed the Lopez Express this night. Bobby boxed beautifully and stopped a dead game but beaten Lopez in round nine. Lopez would recover and end up having a nice run as featherweight champion 다운로드. Why isn’t he in the International Boxing Hall Of Fame? Continue reading Why Bobby Chacon was Bad to the Bone


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Muhammad Ali / Part Five

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

In part five of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I would like to give you my personal view of ten incredible highlight facts during his boxing career:

1 ) Ali is the only one to have won the linear heavyweight championship three times 다운로드. The linear title is recognized by tracing an unbroken lineage of titleholders going back over 100 years, with every champion defeating the previous title holder in the ring 다운로드.

2 ) Ali has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine 37 times, second only to Michael Jordan.

3 ) According to many boxing historians, they rate Ali as the greatest heavyweight of all time 다운로드. In my personal rankings (which can be seen on this website in Categories – click on – Rankings or August 2007 Archives to see Rating The Heavies) I rate Ali #2, just ahead of Joe Louis, and just behind Jack Johnson 파이널 판타지 13 다운로드.

4 ) The May 25, 1965 photo of Ali knocking out Sonny Liston is one of the greatest sports photos of the 20th century.
Continue reading Muhammad Ali / Part Five

“Nobody Important is Fighting”

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Chiquita Gonzalez
David Martinez
Michael Carbajal
(October 17, 2003)

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

The date was March 3, 1993, and the fight was between two superb boxers with a combined ring record of sixty-three wins andone loss: Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez (36-1) vs zebra designer pro 2. Michael “Manitas De Piedra” Carbajal (27-0) for the WBC/IBF Junior Flyweight Championship from the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.

As I was gathering food and drinks to host the fight at my home, a friend called to tell me that he was not coming because (quote) Nobody Important is Fighting 향유기 다운로드!

To this day, I have never forgotten that CLASSIC statement… I actually say that to the people who think boxing is a dead sport but ask me, “so when is the next big fight?”
Continue reading “Nobody Important is Fighting”

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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

A couple of fights of limited interest on the calendar for this weekend, so I figured I’d take advantage of all the excitement 다운로드. And believe me, for the caliber of fights and fighters out there, this may be excitement.

On October 15, in Montreal, we have an IBF super middleweight title contest between unbeaten home-town favorite Lucien Bute and challenger Jesse Brinkley 삼성 사진 다운로드.

It’s an interesting match, and should provide some excitement. Brinkley is a young man from my neck of the woods, Northern Nevada. He sports a record of 35-5 스타 빨무 맵 다운로드.

Bute, 26-0 (21) is a fast southpaw who’s major fight to date shows a win over a tough Edison Miranda.

Neither fighter seems to have one-punch knockout power, but show they can certainly wear their opponents down 다운로드.

Bute stands 6’2” while Brinkley is 5’`10”. The reach advantage also goes to Bute.

This should be a pretty exciting fight, and I give the edge to Bute, for two reasons, his height advantage, and the fact that he’s a southpaw 다운로드.

The other fight of note takes place in Hamburg, Germany the next day for the WBC heavyweight crown between 39 year old champion Vitali Klitschko and 38 year old challenger Shannon Briggs 영화 크리스마스 캐롤 다운로드.

It’s not a fight I would pay to watch. Frankly I don’t know if there would be any contest between the heavys that I’d spend my money on.
Continue reading In Rusty’s Corner

Muhammad Ali / Part Four

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

In part four of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I will go back to almost the exact time when I started to follow boxing – 1961 다운로드. It was June of that year and I just celebrated my thirteenth birthday and as a young boy, I eagerly anticipated every boxing match and its results, as I still do today 다운로드.

Something else happened in June 1961 that would be a significant part of a young Cassius Clay’s (“aka” Muhammad Ali) life in boxing. One man, a wrestler, named Gorgeous George Wagner, would singly install the name “The Greatest” to Clay’s fame, and what came with that was his charisma and showmanship 다운로드.

A 19 year-old Clay was to have his seventh professional fight vs 다운로드. Duke Sabedong in Las Vegas. That same week, also in Las Vegas, Gorgeous George was to have a wrestling match vs. Freddie Blassie, with both being promoted by Mel “Red” Greb 맥 mysql.

When Greb brought boxer and wrestler to a local radio station studio to promote both events, Clay met George. Clay was first on the radio and quietly, in a low voice, predicted a knockout in his fight 아이패드 논문 다운로드. Then the 46 year-old George came on air and erupted loudly by saying: “I am the Gorgeous One! Not only am I the best wrestler, but the most beautiful man who ever lived 다운로드! If this bum I’m fighting messes up my pretty golden hair, I’ll tear his arm off! And if this punk beats me, I’ll take the next plane to Russia! But that will never happen, because I am the greatest 지렁이 키우기 게임 다운로드! Continue reading Muhammad Ali / Part Four

RING TRIVIA “answers” for September 2010

1) Former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s power punch was his right hand … which was called – the 웹파일 다운로드?
answer is – Suzie-Q

2) What boxer engaged in the most fights (25) at the once famous Hollywood Legion Stadium – in Los Angeles area 오늘의 탐정 다운로드?
answer is – Art Aragon

3) On Thanksgiving Day, 1911, Los Angeles, California … lightweight champion Ad Wolgast was scheduled to defend his title against Freddie Welsh, but had to pull out of fight because 다운로드?
answer is – appendicitis

Continue reading RING TRIVIA “answers” for September 2010

In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

“Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?”

No one should be shocked that Ricky Hatton has admitted to a drug problem 포켓몬스터 블랙2 한글판 다운로드. Well, maybe freely admitting it, would be the surprise. Then again, it could be another cry for help.

I’ve long-stated that boxing is a microcosm of our society 다운로드. Sports in general can be described that way. And as part of our society, sports are also plagued by drug abuse.

We don’t have to look back to see other professionals who are tied to drugs, particularly in the field of entertainment 갤럭시 kies. But while these actors/actresses do the drug trip, for the most part, the only people they tend to hurt is themselves. It’s their lives and if they want to self-destruct, who are we to interfere 스키치 다운로드?

Yeah, I know there have been many incidents of innocent folks hurt or even killed by these under the influence, but is that really comparable? It’s not like the public worries about wasting good money on a movie, like they may do on pay-per-view boxing 다운로드.

If the crowd pays hard-earned money to watch fighters, don’t these combatants owe them the respect of performing their best, without performance enhancing drugs 다운로드?

Although I’ve been blessed to have been able to cover other sports over the years, my major interest is still in boxing. I write this column because as a long time boxing scribe, I also vote for both the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame 회로이론 다운로드. I don’t want my vote wasted on fighters who can’t fight without the help of steroids.

I don’t have any figures on how many fighters use steroids, hopefully very few 등장 효과음 다운로드. Still, boxing, like so-many other major sports, has had its’ share of drug problems. To my mind, there is no place for any performance enhancing drugs in our society c# ftp 폴더 다운로드. If you can’t make it on your own, you shouldn’t get credit for performing ‘under the influence!’ And you sure don’t deserve my vote for any boxing Hall of Fame 배틀그라운드 컴퓨터.
Continue reading In Rusty’s Corner

FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2010

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FRIDAY – October 1, 2010 (SHOWTIME)
from: Santa Ynez, California

Tim Coleman vs 다운로드. Patrick Lopez (Junior Welterweights)
Archie Ray Marquez vs. Juan Santiago (Lightweights)

FRIDAY – October 1, 2010 (Telefutura)
from: Corrientes, Argentina

Jorge Barrios vs 코난 영화 다운로드. Humberto Martinez (Lightweights)
Hector Saldivia vs. Weison Alves de Oliveira (Welterweights)

SATURDAY – October 2, 2010
from: Panama City, Panama

Luis Concepcion vs 다운로드. Denkaosan Kaowichit (WBA “interim” Flyweight Championship)
Guillermo Jones vs. Valery Brudov (WBA Cruiserweight Championship)

SATURDAY – October 2, 2010
from: Guadalajara, Mexico

Juan Jose Montes vs 다운로드. Sylvester Lopez (WBC Junior Bantamweight Championship)

THURSDAY – October 7, 2010
from: Pensacola, Florida

Roy Jones, Jr vs 에버노트 맥용 다운로드. Danny Santiago (Cruiserweights)
Ismayl Sillakh vs. Daniel Sackey (Light Heavyweights)
Derrick Gainer vs. Walter Estrada (Lightweights)
James McGirt, Jr vs 다운로드. George Armenta (Super Middleweights)
Fres Oquendo vs. Gabe Brown (Heavyweights) Continue reading FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2010


Jose Napoles & David Martinez (October 2006)

By Rick Farris

Throughout boxing history the welterweight division has been blessed with exceptional prizefighters 다운로드. Names such as Walker, Ross, McLarnin, Armstrong, Robinson, Griffith and Leonard are just a few of the greats that come to mind. However, another name cannot be overlooked when considering great 147 pounders, Jose Napoles 완행열차 다운로드.

Napoles’ nickname “Mantequilla” is the Spanish word for butter and anybody who had the pleasure of watching this brilliant boxer perform understands that Napoles’ style was as smooth as butter 다운로드. It was a style that combined great boxing skill, devastating punching power and cool control of the ring. It was a style that created trouble for any opponent he faced 다운로드. I’d have to say the best way to describe Napoles’ style is “timeless”. It was a style that could unravel the old timers and the new breed as well 다운로드.

I had the opportunity to watch this great welterweight’s career evolve into a world championship during the years I was boxing. Napoles started out as a lightweight, but had to take on the best junior welterweights and welterweights in the world in order to get fights 문문 물감 다운로드. Napoles beat them all in convincing fashion until finally, with the help of a great promoter, a champion finally gave him a title shot.

I’ll give a brief run down of Napoles early career, however, my story begins in 1968, about a year before he won the title 다운로드. Although I never boxed with Napoles, I know three men who challenged Mantequilla for the title. Ironically, all three of these welterweight contenders challenged Napoles for the crown twice 다운로드. Much of my opinion of Napoles is based on the words of these three men who know him far better than those of us who saw him from ringside or watched him train in the gym 다운로드. You get to know exactly how great a fighter is, or is not, after banging it out with him for fifteen rounds.

The three contenders whom I am referring to are Ernie “Indian Red” Lopez, Hedgeman Lewis and Armando Muniz 다운로드. All three were talented and tough welterweights during the 60’s and 70’s, and all three agree that they never fought anybody better than Jose Napoles.

Jose Napoles was born in Cuba on April 13, 1940. He made his pro boxing debut in 1958, at the age of 18, and fought the first four years of his professional career in Cuba. Between 1958 and 1961, Napoles put together a record of 17-1 (8 KO’s) before fleeing the regime of Fidel Castro and making his home in Mexico. Without the perils of living in a communist country, Napoles would now have a chance to make a name for himself in the world of boxing. Continue reading JOSE NAPOLES