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Where are the heavyweights??

Posted in sports on September 13, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Recently, I had a conversation with someone about the dying breed that is American heavyweights in boxing.  When you think about it,  the era of American heavyweights was lost with guys like Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson,George Foreman, Michael Moorer, and a few others.  So the question was asked, where are all the real heavyweights???  The only answer that I could come up with was, that they all play in the NFL!  Can you imagine if guys like Ray Lewis, Julius Peppers, James Harrison, Demarcus Ware, or even a few tight ends were heavyweight boxers?  These men are freakish athletes with super hero like strength that would probably destroy the Klitschko brothers in my opinion. Properly trained of course.

It was suggested that I start a promotional company to bring these type of players to boxing to restore honor to American heavyweights. If it was that easy trust me, I’d have a stable of heavyweight champions!  Maybe the next time we have a NFL lockout I can make something happen…….LOL Yeah right!!!

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GIANTS!!

Posted in sports on August 23, 2011 by Dayron Booth

The Giants finally play GIANT!! New York put their foot on the throat of the Chicago Bears and never let up. The Giants looked like a well oiled machine,completing passes, ripping off chunks of yards in the run game, and playing that aggressive defense that the Giants are known for. Even special teams play was up to parr. 1st and 2nd team offense and defense played extremely well, so good that you couldn’t tell that there was a switch. The Giants crushed the Bears 41-13! I know it’s only preseason but SO WHAT….I love my GIANTS!!!!

P.S. Congrats to Plaxico Burress on a great game for the Jets. I really wish we had him back. We’ll see you back home at the Meadowlands on Saturday.

ROAD TO REDEMPTION.

Posted in boxing, sports on August 17, 2011 by Dayron Booth

As  I expected, the IBF  demanded an immediate rematch between bantamweights, Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko.  After a thorough review of  the Mares/Agbeko fight footage, Daryl Peoples (IBF  president) and Lindsey Tucker (organization championship chairman) reached out to the Nevada commision, Abner Mares promoter (Golden Boy), as well as  Joseph Agbeko’s promoter (Don King) requesting an immediate rematch. The Peoples and Tucker review of the fight,  determined that the fight was negatively effected by inappropriate refereeing by Russell Mora, who was in direct violation of the rules. It was clear throughout the course of the fight that Mares continuously hit Agbeko below the belt. Referee Mora, gave several warnings but never deducted any points from Mares. The rematch will be held no later than December 14, with no tune-up fights in between. Hopefully this time a more experienced referee will be appointed , to get the job done fairly and correctly!

DOUBLE TEAM IN THE RING.

Posted in boxing, sports on August 14, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Last nights majority decision victory for Abner Mares over Joseph Agbeko was definitely ill-gotten. What seemed to be a very close fight on all judges score cards, was swayed by bad refereeing by Russell Mora. Over the course of the fight, Abner constantly hit Agbeko on or below the beltline. Referee Mora, gave warning, after warning, after warning, without taking any points! In the 11th round, in plain view of the referee, Abner clearly hit Agbeko directly on the cup sending him to the canvas in excruciating pain. The ref sent Abner to the neutral corner, so you would assume the ref was going to take a point away, but instead started giving Agbeko a 10 count. Making a close fight, now out of reach for the  IBFchampion Agbeko. In the post fight inteview, Abner  and referee Mora both denied the low blows and declared them clean punches. Agbeko was  extremely upset and demanded a rematch…… and rightfully so. This is why boxing is suffering now!!

SPORTS HEAVEN!!

Posted in sports on August 14, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Its nothing like having a great day of bootcamps and boxing sessions, then coming home to a comfortable couch and my remote control. Watching my 2 favorite NFL teams: the New York Giants vs. the Carolina Panthers on one channel, and on the other channel, Boxing: Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares, Bantamweights fighting for Agbeko’s IBF title. Very exciting fight!! What else can a sports fan ask for?

Friday night Fights!!

Posted in boxing, sports on August 13, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Another great installment of friday night fights! Lightweights: Dannie williams K.O.’d Antonio Cervantes in brutal fashion with a viscious overhand right. On top of the devastating right hand, the back of Cervantes  head hit the canvas with a thud, causing the referee to stop the fight immediately.

Welterweights: Lawrence Hughes vs. Keandre Gibson- 2 crisp, sharp punching, and slick style fighters. Action packed from the opening bell. Gibson countered Hughes nicely in the second round with a powerful right hand that put Hughes  on his seat.The violence continued in the 3rd round with Gibson throwing sharp combination’s putting Hughes down again. Hughes finally  got his bearings together and fought bravely to the final bell. However, Gibson coasted to a unanimous decision.

Jr. Middleweights: Antwone Smith vs. Kermit Cintron- Very technical fighting from both men. Throughout the fight, Cintron worked well behind the jab keeping Smith at bay. As the fight progressed, there was a lot of  give and take between the fighters as they faught in very close quarters, exchanging hard body shots and head snapping uppercuts. Cintron put together great combination punching  in rounds 8 and 9, but was out worked by Smith in the last round. Cintron edged out a much needed unanimous decision, salvaging his career.

Looking forward to next weeks Friday night Fights.

Demetrius Andrade vs. Grady Brewer and David Diaz vs. Hank Lundy. Very exciting card!!!

 

The “MONEY” is back….GUARANTEED!!

Posted in boxing, sports on August 12, 2011 by Dayron Booth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s baaaack! Pretty boy Floyd aka Money Mayweather will make his return to the ring on September 17th against the young, rising star and WBC welterweight title holder, Viscious Victor Ortiz.  As a boxing enthusiast, I’d love to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, but for now Ortiz will have to suffice. This will be an intersting match-up. Ortiz has a very aggressive and gritty pressure style, which will be taylor made for Mayweather. I believe Floyd will sit back,  potshot, and counter punch Ortiz at every turn, cruising to a lopsided victory. If it plays out as such, and if Pacquiao can get past his toughest opponent ( Juan Manuel Marquez), hopefully we’ll see Mayweather/Pacquiao mid 2012……fingers crossed!!