Are unnecessary asthma inhalers being used as a PED by Olympic boxing teams?
Victor Conte says ‘yes’: https://pound4poundireland.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/japan-times-talks-to-victor-conte-on-athletics-ped-scandal-who-claims-asthma-enhalers-used-as-ped-by-majority-of-2004-olympic-us-boxing-team/
Thomas Hauser, when asked what 3 words come to mind when he thinks of Wladimir Klitschko: “Intelligent, powerful, PEDs”
Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders moved from Limerick’s Thomond Park rugby stadium (32k capacity) to an indoor arena in Manchester.
Official reason given: a virus affecting Lee. More credible reason heavily rumoured: poor ticket sales.
Very disappointing that Ireland couldn’t pull off a stadium fight, at least without the support of Sky and/or RTE, the national Irish broadcaster
I don’t know which is a bigger waste of time & money for American boxing fans: $65 for Mayweather-Berto (initially teased as a freebie on CBS) or $50 for the 40+ edition of Mosley-Mayorga II?
Fans would be well advised to keep the money in their wallet for the excellent Golovkin-Lemieux PPV card or long-awaited Cotto-Canelo showdown
As for Mayweather-Berto, what better way to follow up victory in the fight of the century for Mayweather than to fight a badly faded fighter who’s 3-3 in his last 6 fights?
It’s an incredibly insulting mismatch, made even worse when you consider that Berto’s best win is a disputed decision over Luis Collazo a whopping 6 1/2 years ago. Berto is in nobody’s welterweight top ten & lost each round in my view against a faded Josesito Lopez before scoring a sudden ko in his last outing, a performance laughable graded an “A” by the brazen Mayweather.
Ladies and gentlemen, the last man to beat Berto:
Salt water cured Manny Pacquiao’s ‘torn rotator cuff’: http://bloguin.com/queensberryrules/2015-articles/manny-pacquiao-thinks-salt-water-cured-his-shoulder-or-hes-lying.html
Could’ve used a swim in the sea pre-Mayweather…P.S. the comments section to this brief Tim Starks article is amusing
Showtime exec, aka Al Haymon’s neutered pet poodle, Stephen Espinoza actually thinks Ramadan lasts 8 weeks: http://www.boxingscene.com/espinoza-on-berto-being-selected-over-khan-thurman–94407
Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi (coming out of semi-retirement)
Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo
Adonis Stevenson-Sakio Bika/Tommy Karpency
Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto on PPV
Omar Figueroa-Antonio DeMarcoa (coming out of retirement)
Peter Quillin-Michael Zerafa (a part-time stripper)
Beibut Shumenov-BJ Flores
Lucian Bute-Andrea Di Luisa
Deontay Wilder-Eric Molina/Johann Duhaupas
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Miguel Reyes
Anthony Dirrell-Marco Antonio Rubio
Just a selection, but who do these fights have in common?
A stable of approximately 200 boxers and this is the best you can do?!