Greetings, Fight Freaks and welcome to the weekly boxing chat. Big bummer that Maidana-Guerrero was canceled this weekend and there are not more Friday Night Fights for the rest of the year, but there's an excellent heavyweight doubleheader Saturday on Epix with Povetkin-Chagaev and Helenius-Liakhovich. And there are tons of fights coming this fall. So let's get right to it.
Nothing has been announced yet as the fight, although agreed to, has not officially been signed. When they make the formal announcement the ticket info should follow.
Is cotto vs margarito 2 getting a fight camp or 24/7
That remains to be seen. The network handling the fight has not been selected yet. I would imagine whichever network does the fight it would utilize either 24/7 or Fight Camp, however.
whats the deal with this catch weight for Cotto Margarito?
Stupid, pointless 153. No idea what the issue is. I think Cotto just wanted to stick it to Margarito and show his team was boss.
Why is Robert Helenius not in your top 10 despite having KO'd Brewster and Peter. Will he make it when he beats Liakhovich?
He is on the edge. I didn't give him a lot of credit for stopping Brewster, who was totally shotsky when they fought. He gets some credit for stopping Peter, although Peter had been drilled in his previous fight by Klitschko and had been on the way down for a bit. If he is impressive against Liakhovich at that point he likely would go into the top 10. But right now, I reserve judgment. The guys already in there are more advanced than him in my opinion.
I wonder who Seth Mitchell will be fighting on Sep 16? And who are the potential opponents for Chris Arreola in his next fight? I think Michael Grant would make for an interesting fight.
Nothing is set for either guy yet. Seth probably will be back on Sept. 16 on the show Golden Boy plans the night before Mayweather. Don't expect a name opponent of any kind though. Arreola might be back Oct. 29 on the Super Six undercard. Dan Goossen told me that is something they are working on. But there is also no oppponent.
How dare the Ceiling Fan challenge me with his primitive skills!
Pay the man, Shirley.
Dan,Any other issues for Ortiz during camp? How?s his back holding up?
Have not heard of any major issues. His back was sore, he took a day off and as far as I know he's been back training hard.
Just wanted to remind everyone: Dan is calling the Epix fights this weekend, so he can't make a prediction as to who will win.
Exactly. Now let's just hope I can make it into and out of NY in one piece with a hurricane bearing down. I'm a bit concerned.
Any idea what the Ward/Froch undercard will look like?
Not yet other than the possible Arreola fight I mentioned.
What fights are being discussed for the Cotto Margarito undercard?
Several possibilities, but nothing set. Could see Mike Jones, possibly vs. Sebastian Lujan. Could see Arce-Vazquez 2. Could see a Pawel Wolak fight. But it's a fluid situation.
Dan,Really looking forward to Froch/Ward. Can you talk to the powers that be and make sure that Rachel gets enough TV time?
I'll see what I can do.
Belated happy birthday king freak! How is Hasim Rahman jr. developing? I don't recall seeing his name in the handful of results that I saw for the Olympic trials.
Thanks. I have not heard a thing about Rahman Jr. in quite awhile. I did meet him awhile back and he is an imposing kid.
Any Pavlik news after that whole mess ?
What do you think of Helenius as a fighter and do you see him fighting either Klit brother any time soon?
He's obviously pretty solid based on his resume. Not sure he is ready for either Klitschko at this point. Nobody really is. But he has scored some nice knockouts and is coming along. The fight with Liakhovich this weekend is another test for him.
Do you think that Mayweather has already gotten inside Ortiz's head? I know Victor showed great heart vs Berto but this is a whole different level he is stepping up to.
I don't know about in his head. I see no evidence of that really. But it is a different level than facing Berto. That I agree with you about.
Are they going to just ask for a volunteer out of the audience to fight Gary Russell Jr next week?
It looked that way for while. Frankly, the way the whole thing was handled by HBO was really bad.
What this development with JCC JR. shows is that they all had better make their money quick. A name can only take you so far, and this kid has ZERO hunger for the fight game.
You are not the first to say it and won't be the last.
True story: I was laying in my bed when I felt what I thought was an earthquake. I went outside and didn't see anybody to confirm what had happened. How did I confirm that there had been an earthquake? I've always had your tweets text messaged to my phone, so that's how I found out. LOL
That earthquake was nuts. It was strong here in Northern Virginia. I live about 80 miles from the epicenter. Had stuff falling down around the house. In my office, I have two shelves decorated with plastic Tecate souvenier cups from a bunch of fights I have covered. Probably 20 of them. They covered my office floor when it was over.
So who will take over FNF studio with BK gone?
No decision on that yet, not even close. Season just ended last week, new season does not begin until January. ESPN has plenty of time to figure it out.
Any news on Tavoris Cloud?
There have been some fights and dates thrown around but nothing solid at this point. There's been talk of him on HBO late in the year, but that is highly unlikely. There is also talk of an Epix fight for him this fall as well.
Your birthday was the other day, I believe. Any attempts to shake you down for a small sanctioning fee? #wbcisdisgusting
Because my birthday was yesterday and is now over, I was stripped by the wretched WBC of my interim birthday title. #wbcisdisgusting
Any word on the Luis Collazo's next fight?
He is supposed to be fighting on Sept. 16 or Sept. 17 in Vegas on one of the GB cards.
FREAKS..nice little fight from Chicago on Solo Boxeo tonight between Frankie Gomez and Adrian Granados, two very solid junior welter prospects, enjoy!!
Any word on Nonito Donaire's opponent for Oct?
It is likley to be Omar Narvaez, although it is not 100 percent done yet.
If cotto wanted to "stick it" to cheato he shouldn't have signed the fight...this fight was cheatos best chance to make $$, I wish cotto would turn it down
It's Cotto's best payday also, so he took it so he can make a score as well, not to mention try for revenge.
what happened to BK?
Brian's contract with ESPN is up and he is leaving the network next week and will be working at MLB Network.
Dan, I love the fact that Showtime is going "all in" on there promotion of Ward-Froch even though its not PPV. We need more of that to sell our sport to more fans. Hats off to showtime from this freak.
Any thoughts on Dana Whites comments regarding Bob Arum and boxing in general, seemed on point to me.
Dana is an outspoken guy and so is Bob, so their pissing contest does not surprise me at all. I thought some of Dana said was unfair, but I also though some of what Bob said did not ring true either.
You said it Dan, FNF will never be the same. Sad to see BK leave ESPN.
DTM - any news on when Cunningham will fight again? I hear/read all the Tarver rumors, but is there anything solid on when Cunningham will actually get back into the ring or is he done this year?
Nothing at the moment. The talk of Tarver was just that. There were no actual serious discussions on that fight, at least not yet.
Green Dantern, any word on why the MMA guy is in the boxing page tweets? Very annoying when I want to hear from king freak and get that nonsense.
Will there be a notebook today?
No notebook today. Have Povetkin-Chagaev piece and a blog though that should be published shortly.
Promoters yelling at each other and probably not telling the truth? Dear god this is unheard of!!!
I have no idea. Not my call. I have voiced my opinion.
Did Andrade show you anything on FNF? What is next for him?
He showed he can outbox a slower guy and limited skills fairly easily. It was a good win for him, even if it was boring as hell to watch.
Dan- has anyone in the povetkin camp raised concerns about Chagev past blood test issues? not sure we ever got closure on that
Bat phone. Joe DeGuardia calling to let me know this weekend's card he has with Vinny Maddalone at the Trop in AC is ppd because of the hurricane. New date: Oct. 22.
I have not heard anyone raise anything about that.
Honestly, I have exchanged emails with Brian about things but we have not yet really talked about it, so I really do not know. I just know that Brian is a friend and wish him nothing but the best with whatever he does.
Pay the man, Shirley!
Do you see the Povetkin-Chagaev winner fighting Holyfield in 2012?
As pathetic as it is, I would that is possible.
Dan, did you just mention pissing. That reminds me, I'm thirsty
Boxing fans wish Brian Kenny good luck with MLB Network. He did a great job on Friday Night Fights. I thought he handled the conflict with Floyd Mayweather very well - he didn't back down and remained professional.
Does anyone have a link to the "picture" someone put out purportedly showing the "cut" to JCC jr's hand? I'd love to see it, even though it probably won't change my mind that he just wasn't prepared.
I saw the photo. First off, it could have been anyone's hand. Second, it looked like a bug bite. The shot was blurry and did not look like anything significant whatsoever. Lamest supposed injury photo ever. David Haye's toe looked worse.
Any word on Giovanni Segura's opponent on September 15? A fight with Viloria would be fun.
Viloria could be down the road but the 9/15 opponent is TBA at this point.
I met and got autographs from Earnie Shavers and Ken Norton when I was in Vegas this weekend. You ever met them? Both very nice.
Very cool. I have indeed met them both several years ago.
Why not a Wolak- Rodriguiez match on the Cotto PPV?
Wolak camp is not interested.
Is Devon Alexander vs Paulie Malinaggi a serious possibilty?
The two fighters and their teams keep talking it up, but it has gone no further than that at this point as far as I know. Paulie fights on the 10/15 Hopkins-Dawson PPV and Devon does not have a promoter right now. So I would guess it is possible in the first part of next year.
Are you sure JCC Jr. didn't cut his hand opening a TOMATO CAN?
Hey Dan, How do you see the UFC's recent contract with FOX affecting boxing? And do you think boxing should try and get back on basic cable?
Regardless of UFC's Fox deal, boxing should always be trying to put bigger fights on basic cable. Obviously, the UFC deal is great for UFC and cannot be viewed as good for boxing. But I don't necessarily think it is bad for boxing.
will HBO show an undercard fight along with Gamboa-De Leon?
No, a replay of the Klitschko-Adamek fight from earlier in the day, which HBO will also show live in the afternoon.
How great would Paulie- Judah be to open up the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn?
I wrote about that recently in a blog, that I thought it would be cool.
Do you buy into DiBella's theory that boxing itself has ruined boxing?
Dan what do you think of gary russells fight against Leonilo Miranda on sept 3rd?
Not much. Rush job. That fight does not belong on HBO, especially for six-figure license fee.
good morning,dan. any news on rigondeaux mandatory fight whith rico ramos, is it signed already? thanks
It is being negotiated.
Wasnt Leonilo Miranda on ShoBox vs PR prospect last time out?
He lost to Cuban Olymian Luis Franco.
Mikey Garcia against Juan Carlos Burgos - would be a nice little fight for HBO BAD, no?
Absolutely, if they made it.
Judah is filing an appeal? Dude, give it up, you got crushed.
Yes, he protested to the Nevada commission. It is his right, but it likely going nowhere. He also asked the WBA and IBF to order a rematch. That won't happen either, but I think the upshot will be that the alphabets at least leave him with a high ranking.
My blog is posted now: http://espn.go.com/sports/boxing/blog/_/name/rafael_dan/id/6898241/canelo-chavez-rivalry-continues-brew
Dan, seriously I give Manfredo Jr. a realistic chance against the undisciplined Chavez Jr...do you?
I do to. Peter is a solid professional who trains hard and has faced some good opponents. Also, his losses have come at super middle, not at middle and that might make a big difference.
would you say ali standing over liston is the greatest boxing photo ever? i can't even think of a second place photo. maybe marciano slugging walcott?
I have a large framed and matted photo of that famous picture signed by Ali.
Dan - is it confirmed that Kessler's title fight will be televised by Showtime on November 5?
Not yet, but that will probably get worked out.
The WBC has decided that since Ricky Hatton is now retired, we will be scheduling a box-off to determine an Interim Ricky Hatton.
You're a fraud. We all know there is only ONE Ricky Hatton.
I give Manfredo a great chance to beat Chavez
I saw that Danny Green wants a rematch with Tarver and said he would come to the US. Is that a plausible fight to you? Could you see Showtime having an interest? Maybe it could happen in Tarver's hometown.
I would say it is possible.
Where do you rank Lennox Lewis with the All Time Greats?
I definitely put Lennox on my top 10 heavyweights of all-time list.
How much longer can JJC Jr. make 160? With his apparent laziness and big frame, there is doubt.
He didn't seem like he was going to make 160 for this fight and many speculate that is why it was canceled.
Librado Andrade and Enrique Ornelas also in action this weekend. GBP-AT&T channel or stream
Correct, they have an awesome stream too. Among the best I have seen and it is free. It can be accessed here: www.att.net/boxeo.
Thanks for addressing the BK issue. I think all of us Freaks are saddened, as are you, by his departure. If any detail comes up, and it is appropriate to share, I think we'd all appreciate it. If not, we will simply all wish BK the best.
What are we looking at for the night before Mayweather vs Ortiz ? A solo Boxeo show or could espn maybe do a special show with Golden boy? I would think GBP would like a bigger network then telefurtna to showcase the night before card if Seth Mitchell and Louie C are on.
There was talk of an ESPN special, but I am told by ESPN that is not happening. That means you're looking at a probable Solo Boxeo card.
What do you think of Miranda as an opponent for Gary Jr.?
It's OK, but it doesn't belong on HBO.
JCC can go up in weight and fight Pavlik. WBC can sanction it as the interim emeritus back-out championship belt.
why wont hbo show garcia's fight under the donaire fight on october 22? is it a budetary issue? I think people would rather see Garcia than a Russell fight a nobody
I think it is a budget issue combined with a time issue. There are other things scheduled that night (like a 24/7 episode) and the fight was sort of squeezed in there. Remember, originally it was going to be Nov. 5.
Hey Big Boss Dan, loving the commentary you do for EPIX, do you have any input into the fights they actually select to air?
Thanks. I am looking forward to tomorrow's show and hope the weather does not mess things up for me. I don't select the fights. Am I asked my opinion from time to time? Yes, but that is as far as it goes.
Who is Jean Pascal going to fight next?
Dan, do you ever watch the fights on Telefutura or Telemundo? Seems like the main events on telefutura have been a bit lacking since it came back.. but at least it's live fighting.
I watch all of them every week (or every month in the case of Telemundo).
I could definitely understand Lou gettin upset if people questioned Berto v. Zaveck. That is actually a very good comeback fight. Who would they prefer?
I agree. Zaveck-Berto is a very solid, good BAD fight. Boxing fans are impossible to please.
whats your take on donaire facing narvaez, isnt narvaez too small, besides he doesnt figth on 118 pounds, donaire should be fighting rigondeaux,arce or papito vazquez.
Of the available candidates, and taking into account that Donaire prefers to fight at 118 one more time, Narvaez is the best available of a weak lot.
Is there a date set for the rematch of Mares/Agbeko
Not yet but if Showtime does do it this year, I would say mid-December.
Is CNN going to show 24/7 on saturday?
They are supposed to, yes.
Any news on what's happening over at HBO? Is the hunt on for Greenburg's replacement?
Yes, they are talking to candidates.
I read on another site that they're trying to make Martirosyan v. Wolak. Have you heard anything about this?
It is one possibility. There is also talk of Vanes against Angulo.
What did you think of HBO's Mayweather-Ortiz Faceoff? I thought it was one of their weakest.
I agree it may be the "weakest" but even a "weak" Face Off is still very good. I enjoyed it.
Is De la Hoya out of rehab yet?
Yes. In fact, he made his first public boxing appearance recently at Alvarez's media day in Big Bear, Calif.
Who do you think Amir Khan is going to fight next?
Dont really know. I think, assuming he fights in December on HBO, it could be the mandatory against Lamont Peterson.
I dont like the Zaveck fight because if Berto wins their gonna do the same thing put him in there against weak opposition for big hbo money.
That is not a reason to dislike the fight. On its own, it's a solid fight. What happens after it is over for Berto win or lose, worry about that after the fight with Zaveck. Your logic is flawed.
Dan I'm looking forward to Saturday's heavyweight fight on Epix but if Povetkin wins how much of a chance do you give him against either Klitschko? We've already seen how Ruslan fared.
At this point, I don't think we would see Povetkin with a Klitschko next if he wins. I think they will take a couple of fights in Germany or Russia and try to make some money. I could see him facing a guy like, for example, Monte Barrett, coming off a credible win against Tua.
Hi Dad! Trying to make noise again at 147!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the Love Child.
Dan, what time are the EPIX fights on tomorrow?
Live at 5 pm ET and replayed at 10 pm ET. Plus on EpixHD.com for free if you sign up for a two-week free trial.
Dan, I love Zaveck's attitude about not hiding his belt, a lot of people are down on his fight with berto, i think its a decent scrap, what do you think about the fight?
I give Zaveck credit for being fearless and coming here to fight Berto when he could have stayed in Europe. I think it's a solid fight. I have seen tapes of Zaveck and watched him on youtube. He can fight and he seems like has a good chin too.
I just can't help but feel like Teddy is already building excuses if Povetkin loses. He's either his trainer or not, but to start in with the "short" training camp and only going because Povetkin didn't have a trainer, etc. just seems like a built in baseline excuse in the event Chagaev pulls off the win.
That is a valid point and one I had thought of, but that is not Teddy's style even if it might look like he is laying the groundwork for an excuse. I listed to him talk about it at length on the teleconference this week (and wrote about it today in my article) and I happen to take him at his word.
Danster, Chambers vs Thompson: is there a chance this might go untelevised? I know it's not exactly Ali vs Frazier but they are top American heavyweights.
I think at the end of the day, Goossen and Showtime will work things out and it will be part of a ShoBox tripleheader from AC on Oct. 28. Showtime was already planning a Goossen ShoBox doubleheader. He wants them to make it a tripleheader.
Why does Chavez have such low-hanging fans in his gym?
An outstanding question for which there is no answer.
Who did the best work filling in for Teddy over the past 3 Friday Night Fights in your opinion? I thought Ward was well spoken anddid the best job with BHop second and Mora 3rd.
I thought they all brought something to the table but being honest, I thought Andre Ward was the best one.
My partying is calculated promotion. What do you think of that mess?
Are you interested in the bridge I have to sell in Brooklyn?
Can you say HI to the Freaks Dan !!!!!!!
Hello, Fight Freaks!
Povetkin- Barrett? That is what is wrong with boxing. A fake champ defending a title against a guy with 1 win in three years.
You are preaching to the choir.
Bat Email folks. I have been informed by the Mothership in Bristol that the deal for the Sept. 15 Jhonny Gonzalez card is done. Show will air on ESPN Deportes (and ESPN3.com) from 8:30 pm ET until 11 pm.
Any prediction on the Povetkin/Chagaev fight?
I have my own thoughts but since I am calling the fight I am not going to publicly predict the fight.
Ishe Smith and Kid Chocalate have been having words. Ishe doesn't fight hardly at all and begs and whines for fights all the time. I have no interest in that fight and don't blame Peter for not wanting that fight when better opportunities are out there for him.
Biggest yawn in history. I also have no interest in that fight.
have u heard anything about maidana?
I wrote a story two days ago about him that is on the boxing home page. He fights Sept. 16 in Argenina.
BRIAN KENNY NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can the freaks get a 10 count?!?!?!
He's leaving ESPN. He didn't die.
On a scale of 1-10, how epic was DiBella's freakout on the conference call yesterday?
I'd give it about a 7.5.
did you watch fight night club last night? the main event was a fun scrap. i wouldn't mind watching either fighter again.
I didnt watch it. It is supposed to air where I live on Sunday and I will check it out.
Dan, Bernd Boente again stated that Haye will never get a rematch with Wlad, but that he can fight Vitali if he wants. What do you think Haye will do?
I have no idea, but who the hell wants to see Haye get a rematch? He had his shot and DID NOTHING and then made excuses.
Does Lou ever have a freakout that dips below a 6.0?
Just by waking up, he's usually at about a 5.
Do u think Hank Lundy will ever get out of just being a ESPN fighter?
I think Hank has earned a chance to be in a bigger fight. I could certainly see him in a solid HBO or Showtime undercard fight.
Happy Birthday Toe You!
Someone please start a peitition for Erin Andrews to host FNF next season
Any chance ESPN could bring back Max Kellerman, for FNF?
No, at least not anytime soon. Max is under contract to HBO for boxing.
Yes Erin Andrews
Are you sure it was an earthquake last week and not just Lou throwing a fit?
Is there any word whether Chavez Jr.-Hearns will be rescheduled. PLEASE say no...
Highly unlikely as Chavez is supposed to fight Manfredo on Nov. 19.
Any news on Jose Benavidez? I've really enjoyed the few fights of his I caught on tv
He has a fight on Top Rank Live coming up on Sept. 17.
Will Tecate have a PPV rebate for the Mayweather-Ortiz fight? Thanks
Glad you asked. Tecate sent me the info on that just this morning. Tecate is offering a $25 mail-in-rebate off of the HBO PPV event (with purchase of a 12-pack or larger of Tecate or Tecate Light; where legal). You can get the info here: www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing
Big Dizzie...Are you looking forward to HBO 24/7 this Saturday since there's really no good boxing happening weekend...I hope Ortiz pulls a Juan Manuel Marquez and steals the show from Mayweather.
Yes, I always enjoy 24/7.
Any chance we get a Ceiling Fan vs Shower Door matchup?
Winner gets the Tree Root.
Dandarino, do I get mega freak points if I stand out in Times Square in the middle of Hurricane Irene to listen to you call the EPIX card Saturday???
I suppose. Bring an umbrella.
Whats your take on Solis bout being pulled by top rank live for tomorrow nights show? Two weeks in a row Beltran makes a fishing move...could we find out why this is happening?
Typical Beltran nonsense. Very unprofessional.
Dan - How was the conversation with DiBella on the cancellation of Chavez-Hearns? Was he fired up?
I left out the quotes with the myriad F-bombs.
Any word on Randal Bailey? Is he a right outside the top 10 guy? If he is not a top 10 guy he must be 11 right after Mosley.
He fights Sept. 3 on the Zaveck-Berto undercard and is mandatory for the winner. He took step-aside money to allow Zaveck-Berto to happen.
Am I crazy to think that Gomez can give Alvarez a run for his money--outside of being demolished by a prime Cotto I think Gomez can fight, Danomatic what say you?
Obvuiously, Canelo deserves to be a heavy favorite but Gomez has heart and determination. Anything is possible.
Changing Main event two weeks consecutively...I'm proud of Fernando Beltran and will gladly bring him back for a guest lecture at the place it all started....my school of business.
Dan, just want to get this straight; Segura is Villoria's mandatory, but Segura is looking to fight someone else first at 112?
Correct. Viloria just fought. Nothing wrong with Segura staying active.
Ceiling Fan can't hold my jock!
If Russell Mora was in charge of FEMA, there would be no evacuations.
Now THAT is a low blow.
Danny Boy,Went to fights last Friday, arena was awesome. I met Andre Ward, he was nice and taking pics and talking with the fans. Sat by Bo Jackson and saw Vince Vaughn, kind of cool.
Glad you had fun. Most folks at boxing shows are pretty cool.
Any news on Bastie Samir or Michael Finney? Also will ESPN have a thank you to the Troops card this fall?
Samir is under suspension for testing positive for a banned substance after his last fight. Not sure about Finney. And, yes, there will be a Veterans Day card in November.
If Fernando Beltran keeps this up, he will join TKO Promotions when we open up the promoters wing of our Hall of Fame.
Dan, does Bute have a legitimate shot at losing his next fight?
I dont count Glen Johnson out of anything.
Dan, Will CNN be airing edited versions of 24/7 to clean up the language and allow for commercial time?
Not sure about the language. I guess it depends how bad it is, but the show is on at midnight,so some things could slide. Yes, there will be commercials fit into the program.
Dan, Have you heard anything about Juan Lazcano coming back and do you think he will ever contend for a title again?
I have no heard that but if he does, I do not see him as a serious title challenger.
Any chance Epix will start showing fights from Japan? Glad they're showing us fights from Europe.
I think Epix would consider any fight that they thought made sense for their viewers, regardless of where it is from.
Out of the ppvs coming up which one do you think gets you more bang for your buck?
Mayweather-Ortiz has an excellent overall card. Hopkins-Dawson also has a very solid undercard in my view. But we have not yet seen the lineup for the Pacquiao-Marquez card.
On the last episode of FNF they said during the off period there will be some boxing matches during that time. do u know when those will be?
Up in the air. There will be the Veterans Day special as usual. But the others will depend. Could be more stuff on ESPN Deportes and, depending on the NBA lockout situation, that could clear space for more Friday night fall cards to replace canceled NBA games.
Dream match up Tony Ayala Jr vs Duran ?
Back in the day, a lotta people looked forward to it. Ayala screwed up his life. Never happened.
What type of ratings does EPIX get for these shows (both online and on TV)?
I do not know any specific numbers other than that the executives are very pleased with everything, which is why they continue to do boxing and have plans for more.
ufc fox deal: glass half full says it will get fans more interested in combat sports which will eventually benefit boxing, glass half empty says that casual fans are more interested in watching mma than boxing.
Maybe one way to look at it.
I'll take the winner between the Shower Door vs the Ceiling Fan...
Actually, Ring Steps. But good call.
Ok now you have me hopeing that NBA doesnt have a season this year
You and a lot of fight fans.
Any news on David Haye? is he going to retire now, or what???
I thought he retired around round 4 of the fight with Wladimir?
Did you read Sugar Ray Leonard's autobiography? Other fighter's would be lucky to find honest representation like SRL had from Mike Trainer! Trainer saved and made Leonard millions! I just don't see the value of paying a boxing "manager" 10 to 20% .
I got it out of the library and have it on my nightstand. I just started to read it.
Seems like Epix is mostly interested in heavyweights. True?
I wouldnt say that. This will be the fourth show. Two heavyweight shows (Klitschko-Solis and this weekend's) and two non-heavyweight shows (Sturm-Macklin and Groves-DeGale). There is a good chance we will see Sturm and Macklin on again in Separate fights in November with Sturm Germany and Macklin in NY.
Don't forget about me in your tournament...
The fact that Tony Ayala Jr. isn't in prison for the rest of his life shows how screwed up our justice system is
He actually is in prison.
What's next for Kendall Holt? I'd like to see him fight Judah - would be big at the Pridential Center in Newark, no?
Do you read the stories on the site or the schedule? He is fighting Danny Garcia on the Hopkins-Dawson PPV.
Joe Frazier is in Saratoga at the track. I am at work "working"....
Nice. I used to live walking distance down the street from the track. Could hear the post time bugel from my apartment if the window was open.
I noticed that on a past Epix broadcast, they kept referrign to Vitlai Klitschko vs. Solis as "Heavyweight Championship of the World". Please tell me they won't be forcing that title down our throats with Povetkin - Chagaev?
I dont think so. That topic will be addressed as it should be. Good fight between two top 10 heavyweights fighting in a fight made possible because this belt was made available, but the Klitschkos are the kings.
Danelo , have u ever of a fighter being his own manager? so many fighters get robbed by them that you will figure eventually they wanna take FULL charge of their carrers
Plenty of guys have served as their own manager. BHop even once won BWAA manager of the year.
Shower door has been ducking me!!
Any rumblings as to who might replace Ross at HBO?
Dan, how much does a mandatory fighter get when they take "step-aside money" to allow the fight to happen?
All depends on what they can negotiate. Mike Tyson once paid Lennox Lewis $3 million. Others have stepped aside probably for tens of thousands.
Dan, who's representing Humberto Soto now? Is his manager Antonio Lozada?
I believe so. I do not think Soto has signed with any other promoter.
Dan, do you think Hurricane Irene will be able to leapfrog Ray Austin after a big win against the East Coast Earthquake this weekend?
Wretched WBC will keep Ray in the top 5, so I doubt it.
I was at golden boy's FNC at club nokia! 6 rouders locals were awesome. At $15! its the best boxing bang for your buck. At least Delahoya is doing something right! right?
If the fans are having fun and the fighters are improving their careers, then yes.
If I were making the ringwalk tonight, I would so come out to "Hurricane" by Scorpions.
Can i get Epix with Comcast????
No, it is not carried by Comcast systems.
Is Martinez / Barker in the small room or big room in AC?
Big room, but will be cut down in terms of seating.
I hoope Hurricane Irene is as threatening as Hurricane Peter McNeeley
How long was Teddy Atlas part of team Tyson?
Only when Mike was an amateur.
Hey dan just curious who did tyson fight when he paid lennox to step aside
I THINK it was so Tyson could fight Frank Bruno in the rematch.
I'm really surprised this whole chat has gone on without you mentioning the Yankees' three grand slams yesterday
It was awesome. I watched most of the game.
You know it's not good Dan when the weather channel descends in your area! hello Irene...
I have on this Mayor Bloomburg press conference. I am beginning to think I may not make it to NYC.
I noticed you tweeted in the last few weeks about a UFC card. Do you typically order/watch MMA cards on non-boxing weekends?
It was a Strikeforce card that I watched on Showtime. No, I do not order UFC PPVs but I happen to be home that Sat night and there was no major boxing so I checked it out and tweeted a little about it. Fedor was the main event.
Are you in NY yet? Doesn't look promising for travel tomorrow.
I'm supposed to go to NYC tonight. I'm not that concerned about getting there. I am concerned about being able to get home. I'm supposed to leave Saturday night after the show. I think I am hosed.
Any inside info on who Jeter will date next? Can you tell him my sister is available?
When we'll we see you on the West coast? any plans on coming down to Cali?
Mayweather-Ortiz, Hopkins-Dawson, Pacquiao-Marquez.
Have we seen the last of Jason Litzau as a televised fighter?
If he keeps fighting, I would not be surprised to see him in an ESPN-type fight.
Hey Dan, when will Alfredo "EL PERRO" Angulo be on your TOP 10 Junior Middleweights list? I have much respect for your list and in my opinion Angulo is TOP 3.
Possibly. A year off though and a comeback against a can does not automatically make you top 10.
OK, Fight Freaks, thanks for chatting today. Make sure to check out all the news stories, updated sked and rankings and the new blogs for the week. Povetkin-Chagaev feature will be up this afternoon. Have a great weekend. Hope the hurricane is not too bad. Talk to you next week. Peace.