Hey Freaks, I'll be back for Rafael After Dark in just a little bit when the Berto-Urango fight ends and we can chat about tonight's fights or anything else. Be back in a little bit.
Hey Freaks, I am back and the fights are in the books. What did you think? Let's get to it.
Hey Danimal, Where does Berto go from here?
Really not sure. I think the obvious fight, unless someone like Mosley is going to fight him, is a rematch with Collazo.
I think of berto like hatton. A man without a weight class that really fits his body type. Do you agree?
I don't agree. He's a welterweight and has been one his entire career. Is he a smallish welterweight, yes. But he is a welterweight.
Dano, was it me or did Urango look like he had bricks in his shoes?
Shoes, not gloves, unfortunately for him.
Danimal, What do you think of Berto's holding? Is this something he does a lot in fights? I haven't seen him much before tonight, but it got old and I don't know how much I want to see him again if that's what he does.
The holding was a bit annoying late in the fight, but I didn't think it was THAT bad. He's not Ruiz. But I would like to see him punch instead of hold because he has such fast hands.
Thanks for the Rad. Do you think Berto will be avoided like PW and Clotty? Or will he have a better time getting top five guys into the ring with him.
I don't think he will be avoided like that. I think other fighters would view Berto as more beatable than Williams.
Why won't Berto fight Judah...You said in your notebook that was the fight HBO wanted
It is a fight they had been interested in. I wouldn't mind seeing it. Judah has another fight on July 18 first.
Currently Mosley and Cotto have the WBA and WBO belts, but the IBF belt is vacant. Is there a scenario that Berto could fight for that vacant title? Having two belts would at least seem to do something for his marketability.
None whatsoever. That vacant belt will be filled by the winner of a rematch of a draw between Hlatshwayo and Delvin Rodriguez.
Mosely-Williams could be the next leonard-herns in terms of styles and and physical advantages... I got $50 bucks to donate to that fight happening
Dan, is it just me or does Juan Urango need a jab almost as much as he needs oxygen?
He also needs a clue on how to cut off the ring.
Which Andre holds more Berto or Ward?
Come on, neither was that bad.
What did you think of Cintron? Seemed like a redemption fight victory for him.
He fought a good fight but he was backing up way to much and never stopped to plan his feet.
Hey Dan, do you think Mosley's willingness to meet Manny at a catchweight will increase his chances of getting that fight?
I think it might make the Pacquiao side perhaps consider it a little more seriously. The lower they can make Mosley come the better for them. The remember how drained Oscar was making 147.
nice win for berto, but lets not forget that the big result of the evening was a solid professional performance by kermit. gotta admit that i wasn't sure he had the heart, always good to see that kind of surprise. that loss doesn't hurt angulo too much though either does it?
I don't think it hurts Angulo too much. He's a guy in his 16th fight who fought well in the second half of the fight and who came forward and made the fight. And if you believe the talk that he was pretty sick the past few days, give him even more credit.
Where do I get more information about that Gloves Not Guns program?
I think that was easily Cintrons best victory so far but, I still see him as a project. He does not seem to be all there late in fights. Do you think he will get over that or is it just the way he is.
Kermit's biggest problem is his head.
Angulo just looked off tonight. He looked flat and drained but still put up a good fight. I don't see how ledderman gave Cintron the 12th though, that made no sense
He did look a little drained and you heard the announcers talk about how he looked at the weigh in.
Who is that black dude with the gray hair in the ring after all these fights?
I have answered this before but one more time: His name is Sam Watson. He works with Al Haymon and is usually on site when Al's fighter's fight. Berto is with Al Haymon.
Dan, would you rather see Mosley face Pacquaio or Cotto? I still think Mosley beat Cotto, and I think it is a better fight for him as he wouldn't have to go below 147.
Well first off, I do not agree at all that Mosley beat Cotto. It was a close fight but Cotto definitely won it. That said, if I HAD to pick I'd rather see Mosley fight Pacquiao before a rematch with Cotto. Usually, I like fresh fights before rematches unless the first fight demanded a rematch or was soooo good. I wouldn't have a problem with a Cotto-Mosley rematch but I don't think its the kind of rematch that has to happen to settle something.
Dan, do you have any info on Sergio Martinez' next fight besides Cintron part deux?
The mandatory is not due yet so he has time to take an optional of some time. Lou DiBella, his promoter, has received inquiries. Martinez may wind up with a fight in Europe perhaps. I'd like to see him fight Paul Williams.
I had it a draw actually. 114-114, but I don't have any problem with the score. There were some close rounds early that could have gone either way.
I was disappointed in Urangos performance. I was expecting him to lose, but would have liked to see more effort in the clinch (the only place he had a chance).
Dano, this is the first time i've seen Jimmy Lennon Jr on HBO, where was Buffer? I was waiting for him to slip and say "It's Showtime"
Jimmy has done many, many HBO fights, just none too recently. I don't know for sure, but I would bet Buffer was in Finland and supposed to work the Valuev-Chagaev bout that was canceled.
Angulo should have gotten the W. That would have been sweet payback for that gift draw Cintron got against Martinez.
Dan, Any word on who will take Alvarado's spot? Do you think they will match Paulie soft?
Nothing even close to worked out. Alvarado just fell out. Can they have until Monday when they're back at work?
One last completely and utterly vain plea for HBO to pick up the Calderon fight on the 13th. That's all.
Dan, Is Urango going to get stripped for taking this fight? Or is he still a trinket holder at 140?
No, part of the reason he took this fight was because he was given an exception to challenge for Berto's title. He'll go back to 140 and defend his title there. Nothing unsual about that.
After seeing the announcement of 24/7 with Mayweather and Marquez I am more pumped about that series than the fight because Mayweather looks to be a lot bigger than Marquez.
Dano, what odds do you give for a purposed Escobedo/Katsidas fight?
I think it has a very good chance of being made for Aug. 22. It's an excellent fight.
Does this mean Chagaev retains his "Champion in Recess"? I hate the WBA
The WBA is supposed to make a decision within seven days. I think they will take that title away from him. At least I hope they do.
Danimal, do you think Kermit should stay at 154 or drop back down to 147?
He should fight wherever he can get the most money.
Urango should change his name to U Rang? He's slower than Lurch... but not quite as slow as Pelts Valuev.
U Rang. Hilarious.
I was a little disappointed Berto couldnt KO Urango. Where would you rate his performance?
I didnt expect him to stop Urango. I can't even remember Urango ever being knocked down.
Dan Do you think berto-cintron would be a good fight
DTM- anything to the talk of Juan Diaz coming off the Aug 22 date to move to the Money-JMM undercard?
Both are under discussion, but nothing is set in stone.
Dan, I would love to see Berto in against Sugar Shane........I'd go with Shane by ko. That would definately either annoint or expose Berto!
Dan, What about Peterson taking Alvarado's spot? He is with Top Rank, and I think it would be a good fight.
I think it's possible he could wind up on the card but not to fight Paulie. Peterson is coming off knee surgery and has resumed training but Top Rank would have to see if he's ready to get in the ring for a fight first. But not a bad idea.
dan i know quintana has withdrew of his last 2 fight but based on today perfomance do you think any network will be interested in a quintana vs cintron fight.
I doubt it.
Dan, any word on what was wrong with Perro? No way he wasn't either sick or weight-drained.
I have heard that he was ill with a fever in the past oouple of days.
It is with my deepest regret that I inform you all that im a waste of time/skin. Thankfully, none of you gave a crap about me in the first place so it shouldnt be too hard to get over.
Any US TV for Khan v. Kotelnik?
Dan, Please explain to me the situation with Chagaev and Valuev. There are so many rumors out there(hepatitis etc). All I know is the fight got canceled. Please fill me in?
Chagaev had issues with his bloodwork, and it's not the first time. It has been widely reported he suffers from Hep B. That's what happened this time.
On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Cotto-Clottey?
Any updates, tea leaves, or conjectures on Williams-Dzindziruk or another fight for the Punisher?
Nothing at the moment.
Dan, with all things considered who got your "best effort" award out of tonight's fights?
Dan- I was thinking about going to the June 12 card in San Jose.... I dont much about the Ghost's opponent? What can you tell me about him? Will it just be a quick blowout?
Johnnie Edwards is the opponent. Not a great fighter, but certainly not a bum. It's an ESPN2 fight so you know they can't afford a big-time opponent. But it should be fun and a good crowd in Guerrero's hometown.
What is going on with Kirkland?
He's in the can.
And by can I mean jail, not the men's room.
D$, is there any room on the milk carton for Guillermo Jones?
I'm running out of space but I think we can squeeze him in. That said, he's supposed to be fighting later this summer in Europe.
Dan, Maidana of Ortiz vs Maidana a live dog or an opponent?
Live as live can be.
Dan, Berto reminds me of a poor man's Meldrick Taylor. Fast hands like Meldrick but alot easier to hit and Taylor was just a smoother fighter. Berto seems a bit erratic in the ring.
Dan, if Marquez beats Mayweather, is he #1 P4P?
Talk to me if it happens.
D$, thanks for the RAD. What do you know about Eddie Chambers opponent? Cant remember the name.I've heard of him but havent seen him. Is he any good?
His name is Alexander Dimitreno. He's undefeated and really, really, big, but not that big of a hitter. I have seen several of his fights and he is a textbook European boxer. Eddie is going to have a hard time getting inside on his long arms.
An Urango fight might be a good farewell bout for Hatton. What do you think?
Considering Hatton already beat him easily in a fight a few years ago and the fight sucked, I think your idea is worse than that fight.
angulo did show a lot of effort it will be good to see how he comes back
Mr. R., I know this may be a bit off topic but....what differentiates one cutman from another? Don't they basically all have to use the same solutions etc.? And is there a cutman working today who stands out?
It's like asking what is the difference between doctors. They use the same scalpel right? But some are better than others and have different experience. There are several good cutmen. A couple that spring to mind are Danny Milano (who worked on tonight's show), Miguel Diaz and Stitch Duran.
Dan, this may seem like a weird question but I was always wondering what fighters would do if they had acne? The punches would prob hurt a lot more!
Dude you need to get a life.
And it was a very weird question.
I realize he fought in April, but Povetkin = milk cartoon to me. I know it's smart business but just waiting for Klitschko is frustrating when I'm sitting here trying to find the savior of the heavyweight division.
Not at all. He fought in April and is the mandatory for Wladimir in the fall.
is korobov on the televised portion of the June 27th PPV?
No, but maybe Top Rank will show highlights.
Chris you need to find a woman, and soon!!
Did Urango really "slip" in the 3rd round?..looked like a punch to me.
It was definitely a slip. Well after the punch, he got tangled up on Berto's foot. I watched the replay. Go check it out.
Seriously Chris? That's your first question of the night???
Chris from NY might need to sit this chat out... maybe seek therapy
Why hasn't Moneyless Mayweather called Yuri Arbachakov out of retirement? He was an even better counterpuncher than JM Marquez, and since he was a flyweight, he'd be a perfect opponent for Moneyless.
CHris = disturbed individual
Angulo vs. The Love Child????
Bring it on.
Off topic question Dan, has pbf ever been even visibly buzzed in a fight?
Yes, he was definitely buzzed against DeMarcus Corley.
We also think Chris needs help.
Don't forget about cutman Rafael Garcia. He can even work the corner when he has to.
He's another good one.
Dan, what are you thoughts on Cotto's new trainer??
I have none because I don't really know him.
Cant stop laughing at the acne question.
Dan- To the point you made yesterday about boxers being some of the most approchable athlete's...went to the Ward-Miranda weigh in a few weeks ago and both fighters stayed around gave pics, autographs etc...awesome expirence! The fighters were all great. Then today at my work Andre Ward walks in looking for some nails...but takes the time to say hello, shake hands and talk with anyone who recognized him... I know a few more people who will now be watching his fights, he made some new fans today....classy guy.
What kind of late night RAD beverage do you have going on?
Cold, cold water.
OK, here's one of my all-time favorite HBO segments. Absolutely awesome. Must watch for all Freaks.
We recommend that fighters use our product before their fights so Chris from NYC can refrain from asking such ridiculous questions.
That dude Chris is WAAAAAAY to weird for even me to chew on!
Seeing the HBO schedule for next month got me pumped, three weeks in a row of fights and the start of a new 24/7.
Is Kirkland done in your opinion?
Depends how long in the can he is sentenced to.
The idea of a Bradley-Campbell fight is very appealing. I'm surprised the Freaks aren't more pumped about this. How close?
It's all but a done deal from what I am told. I think it's an excellent fight.
You know who else is really cool is winky i ran into him in an albertson's a couple of years back before the hopkins fight. He was by himself and was a really nice guy, a huge basketball fan...who knew?
Dan, why didn't Cotto go with Miguel Diaz who has worked in his corner in the past?
Issue over money.
I know the plan for Deontay Wilder is to keep him busy, be patient, and let him become more polished, but have you heard anything about his nutrition/diet/strength program?
Nothing specific but they're working. And fight by fight he has been a little heavier each time and I know when he turned pro they hoped to mold him into a bout a 240-pounder.
Cotto can KO Clottey?
It would be impressive if he did because I've seen a lot of Clottey fights and never seen him even remotely hurt.
Dan, whatever happened to O' Neil Bell?
I think he sells hatchets at Home Depot.
thanks for the arturo fix D$. that hbo clip is amazing
Great HBO clip.
Great call by Tom E. I was stoked when I read that in your story. I like Campbell in that fight but am really excited to see Bradley's heart and desire tested - would be a big, big factor if he won.
Great clip from youtube Dan! When the doctor asked Arturo Gatti how many fingers he was holding up that was priceless.
dan, how about a prizefighter tourney on espn like they have in the UK
Would be pretty cool.
Did Chagaev actually pull out of the fight? Or did the Finnish commission not allow him to fight?
Finnish commission wouldn't let him fight because there were issues with his bloodwork.
it's been a long time since HBO did a "Night of the Young Heavyweights" any chance we could see one by the end of the year?
No. What is the point? Are there enough young heavyweights you want to see? I can barely think of one or two much less four or six to make a show out of.
Great clip Dan, I could listen to that music all night long!
I am playing it over and over.
Here's another awesome clip that is must watch for all Freaks.
Dan, John Ruiz is American and a heavyweight, why don't the boxing writers rally behind him ever? It seems like no one has any love for Ruiz.
Is Banishment hungry for a late-night snack?
Finnish Commission: "Chagaev, you're Finnished!"
Danno, I can't find your latest notebook. I really hate the new layout. They should give you your own corner at Page 2 or something like that.
It's the second item in the carousel. You can also look in my archive and it's right near the top. You're not too smart are you?
DAN, THAT "BEST OF 'BOXING AFTER DARK' FEATURE' ON YOUTUBE IS MY VIDEO! ALL THOSE HBO ARCHIVES POSTS ARE MINE! SO GLAD YOU FOUND THEM! ENJOY THEM ALL!!!!
Nice job! Post more.
Dad, what should I get you for Father's Day?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the Love Child.
Dan I thought that acne question was funny, but it got me thinking too! What would happen if Cotto gets a huge zit on his forehead day before the Clottey fight?
Any news on Steven Luevano?
Top Rank would like to reschedule the fight with Concepcion on its Aug. 22 ppv card.
RAD Dan, What happened to Panchito Bojado?
He's apparently retired.
Why the hell did HBO change its WCB theme!?!?
No idea. They messed with perfection and I am still pissed off about it.
Who is Zab Judah fighting next month?
Mr. Dan...it seems to me that Angulo is just too slow to compete with the elite. All due respect to Cintron's win, but he seems like a gatekeeper. What do you think?
Kermit is a solid contender. I don't see him as an elite fighter or top champion but he's good enough to beat some guys.
Dan I find it hard to believe that HBO couldnt find a better opponent for Berto. He fights in the deepest division in boxing yet he fights a guy in a weight class below him who is a limited at best.
Urango was perfectly legit and solid opponent. Give me some guys who you would have made him with?
Dan, I've always ranked the Gatti-Rodriguez fight as one of the greatest I've ever seen, along with Hearns-Leonard, the first Ali-Frazier, the fourth Limon-Chacon and the third Barrera-Morales. Am I overrating it??
No, it is spectacular.
Dan, in your opinion, is Juanma Lopez going to win next fight?
I believe he will beat Lontchi.
I know this loss hasn't ruined or exposed Angulo in any way, but damn, really has taken the shine off him as a rising star, wouldn't you say?
Fair point. Some of the aura is gone. But I still want to see him again.
The notebook is a pain in the ass to find without going to the archive. The carousel shows pictures, but not of the wors underneath say notebook.
Click on the picture and it will show up in the main spot.
So are Rafael Marquez and Israel Vasquez both going to campaign at featherweight now?
do you think that berto is ready for someone like Shane Mosley?
As ready as he will ever be. He's 25, he's made three title defenses, he was an Olympian and he had more than 200 amateur fights. He is what he is.
Dan why does Marco Antonio Barrera always have "Tapia" on his trunks?
It's a tribute to his mother. Her maiden name is Tapia.
Dan - when will the Dawson / Johnson fight be scheduled? August on HBO?
Not in August for sure. Probably November.
Dan, Why didnt Angulo talk to HBO afterwards? I hate when losing fighters run into the locker room
He left the ring.
I like Chad Dawson because he's not someone who hides behind his belts. He vacated to fight Tarver. Now he's vacating to give Glen Johnson a rematch.
You have to respect that. That said, he didn't really have a choice if he wanted to make way more money.
Dan, Just watched the HBO youtube clip. Man, I forgot how badly Vince Cool Phillips absolutely obliterated an unbeaten Kostya Tszyu.
That was a BAD classic.
How long has Evangelista Cotto been training Cintron and does Cotto have any other name fighters hes training?
He doesn't train Cintron. Cintron is trained by Ronnie Shields. Evangelista trains Urango for the past few fights.
Dan, Good blog today about Mosley. I am a big fan of his and dont know if its the right decision to drop down in weight. What fight is better for him, Mayweather or Pacquaio?
Both are big money for Shane and he would take either.
How about Arreola on the Mayweather undercard
What is with the IBF's obbsession with South African fighters? If they want all their champions to be from SA why not just become a national title, then there'd be one less belt too.
Good question. I have mocked it in a blog. It's ridiculous.
Seemed like HBO was banking on a big Angulo performance tonight. A lot of the hardcores loved him. What next for him?
How would I know what is next for him an hour after the fight when he just lost? I don't think anyone is thinking about his next fight just yet.
Isn't it the least bit hypocritical of Mosley to trash Mayweather for fighting Marquez when he's practically begging to fight Pacquiao?
But Shane has never ducked anyone.
Any differences whatsoever between David Tua and Chris Arreola?
Big difference. Tua knocked out a ton of top contenders and steamrolled through many top guys -- Maskaev, Izon, Rahman, Moorer, Oquendo, Nicholson, Darroll Wilson, Ruiz. He beat a ton of top heavyweights. Arreola hasn't beaten any legitimate top contenders.
DAN WHAT IF GAMBOA FOUGHT BERTO WHO WOULD WIN??
Considering they are about 20 pounds apart, Berto. Duh.
Mr. Dan, given it's a late Saturday/early Sunday chat is it me or are things pretty civil tonight?
The night is young.
Do you think Pacman stands a chance against Mosley? I think Shane is too strong/fast and has an excellent chin.
I think if Mosley has to go down into the lower 140s it will help Pacquiao if that fight ever happens.
Hey Dan, what's up with Demetrius Andrade these days?
He's got a fight scheduled on an upcoming ESPN2 undercard.
Too soon to start talking about VIC/King Kong? Personally that is my FOY - Over/under rounds in that fight. I can't imagine it going past 5.
I think it's going to be a fantastic fight.
lets not be foolish. There is NO WAY IN HELL pacman is fighting mosley with mayweather back. That would be bad business on his part.
Not necessarily. If he fights Mayweather and has to give him at least 50 percent it might, if you crunch the numbers, work out better for him if he fought Mosley and perhaps got 60 percent. You see what I mean?
Dan, did Yusaf Mack win tonight?
Yes, he scored a fourth-round knockout.
Dan, can you remember another instance where an entire fight card was scrapped because one of the main event guys dropped out due to illness? I know the promoters couldn't get Brewster to step in against Pelts Valuev, but scrapping the whole card seemed extreme...
Sure, it's happened. Holyfield-Akinwande, for example. As far as Finland is concerned -- some of the undercard fights did end up taking place.
Will Chavez Jr. fight for a title this year?
Any idea on when and where Alexander-Witter will take place or will big Don let us know a week before the fight?
A week? Why so much notice?
Dan, for a perspective, do you know approximately what Shane's walking-around weight is between fights?
Shane is probably about 160ish. He keeps in shape between fights.
Dan, great work on your Sugar Shane blog. I Just don't think Pacquiao's team will agree to fight Shane, and I'm guessing Floyd won't fight him either. So my question is, where would Shane go from there? Berto, Williams?
I really don't know what is going to happen with Pacquiao's next fight. But if Shane wants to fight this year, he may have to take one of those guys you mentioned.
Illness aside, Dan wouldn't you say Angulo's lack of speed got exposed tonight?
No, because anyone who ever saw him before tonight already knew he was slow.
Why did Mosley have so much problems with Forrest?
Some guys have a guy's number. Vernon had Shane's. He beat Shane in the amteurs and cost him a spot on the 1992 Olympic team. And he beat him twice in the pros. I was at both of their pro fights and Vernon was just the better guy on both nights.
Dano, please don't tell me that the Worst Boxing Association isn't going to make us see another Valuev/Ruiz fight again
I wish I could.
Vernons jab gave mosley fits.....
Yes it did. The head butts also did.
Is there any promoter who is just a pain in the ass for you to work with?
The Ring Magazine is the new WBA after they gave Calderon the boot.
Does this bring us to Cintron vs. Martinez 2?
It's possible since Cintron is now his mandatory. That said, I have zero interest in seeing that fight again.
Vernon knocked Mosley on his A** which had nothing to do with headbutts. Forrest was a beast before the injuries.
Take a look about 30 seconds before Mosley went down. You'll notice a massive head butt.
Where do you rank berto in terms of speed compared to pacquaio, mosley, pbf?
Berto does have crazy speed. I think he's faster than all of them actually at this point.
But he doesn't use it as well as those guys.
I think it's pretty clear now to Gary Shaw that he's going to have to do some real good match making for Angulo to grab a belt.
What about Berto vs the loser of Clottey vs Cotto?
Depends on the way they lose.
With the cancellation/postponement of Pavlik-Mora, is it possible that they could find another matchup for Kelly. That just feels like a garbage fight to me. Completely unnecessary.
The plan right now is that Pavlik-Mora will be rescheduled in September.
I love the Punch Zone!
It's a pretty good addition to HBO's graphics.
I thought Jimmy Lennon Jr. was exclusively on Showtime and yet he shows up on HBO BAD. How are these announcer's assigned?
On HBO, the promoter hires the announcer, who must be approved by HBO.
So why exactly does Chad Dawson fight in Las Vegas? Does he have a fan base in the desert that I don't know about?
I have no idea. He has zero fan base there. He should be built in Connecticut where he is from.
What is Aaron talking about relative to Calderon getting the boot from Ring Mag?
Ring dropped Calderon from the p4p list for no apparent reason. He's fighting in two weeks.
Safe to say we won't be seeing Urango on HBO for awhile?
Safe to say.
fair enough. does this win show you anything that would lead you to pick berto over mosley, williams, cotto, mayweather, or clottey?
I would probably Berto the underdog in every one of those fights.
isn't is obvious? caballero is much more qualified than calderon.
Caballero in the top 10 p4p is a joke.
The Ring rankings are based on a compilation of rankings from a bunch of individuals/writers, correct? So it's not really like "The Ring" decided to drop him as much as it is that a bunch of voters ranked Calderon lower. Still lame, but some perspective is in order.
The rankings are decided on by magazine employees. The panel gives its opinion but the top editors of the mag have the say, not the panel.
Joe Greene fought tonight. Did he win?
He didn't fight. His opponent fell out the other day and the fight was canceled.
What ever came about with the Miranda "substance"?
I have heard nothing.
D$, classy move by berto starting his interview with thoughts to tyson. we know that you already let him know your thoughts are with him, but since there's no way that you're giving us his email address send mike another one to let him know that the thousands in attendance and the millions watching at home are feeling for him and his family too.
dan, please be fair. That was a boring main event fight, was it not?
It was not the best fight I've ever seen.
Big Guy....what do you think of this little mini-theory I have been thinking about....Margarito loaded those gloves after that Clottey fight in which he couldn't hurt him at all (& could have lost had it not been for the injury)...?
Why did Abner Mares and Nacho Baristein split?
Nacho dropped him because Mares signed with manager Frank Espinoza without telling Nacho and Nacho was upset by it. Low class move if you ask me. Why should the trainer have any say on who the manager is?
How likely is an Andre Ward / Carl Froch match sometime this year? What do you think of this fight?
No chance this year, but could happen in the first part of next year. Obviously, it's an interesting fight.
Dan, True Freak? I just turned down a booty call to stay in the chat. Now that I think about it, a dumb freak is more like it.
You said it not me.
The ring dropped Calderon because of his inactivity and lack of quality opposition compared to other pound for pound fighters.
Yeah and Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez (who has lost two fights in a row) both remained in the top 10 after more than a year off. Calderon has been out of action for less than a year.
Did Berto gain anything from this fight? I mean it is hard to take anything away from a shutout, but this fight left me with a "Meh" feeling.
He gained a fat paycheck.
DTM! In your blog it seems like Shane Mosley is a man without fight. I think an intriguing possibility for him could be a fight against Paul Williams? I think that would be an interesting fight to watch.
I do too. But from Shane's point of view, it's not even close to his biggest fight. Not nearly big enough money for big risk.
I wish Cintron-Angulo would have been 15 rounds. I'm GLAD Berto-Urango was NOT 15 rounds.
I read the Notebook blurb about Enzo Macaroni's next fight. He's a nice guy, but so chinny! Can a fighter ever do anything to improve his chin? Besides "avoid getting hit there," that is?
I think a bad chin is for life.
DAN YOUR A JOKE RANKING TOMATO CAN'S LIKE SERGIO MORA.
You're a joke too. Lay off the drugs.
Someone mentioned Chavez Jr. earlier. His popularity within the Mexican population is massive. He will get a title shot this year based on that alone.
No he won't.
To answer an earlier question from you: Delvin Rodriguez would have been much better to match with Berto tonight. He is a real WW and is usually in exciting fights.
I would have had no problem with Delvin in the fight. His name was brought up. HBO wouldn't accept him.
We all know Mex. vs P.R. always sells, so is there a possibility we will see Israel Vasquez vs Juama Lopez any time soon?
You never know, but I don't see it. JML is at 122 and is still early in his title reign. Vazauez is moving up to 126 and is looking for big money. A Lopez fight at this point wouldn't give him the kind of payday he wants.
Bertos style tonight reminds me a lot of Mayweather, wouldnt you agree?
There are certainly similarities because of their speed and reflexes.
Do you think Oscar will ever come back again?
I wouldn't be entirely shocked if he fought again.
OK, Freaks, thanks for the late-night chat. Hope you enjoyed it and tonight's fights. If you can't get enough, I posted a new blog today as well. Talk to you on Friday back at our regular time. Peace.