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Poetry: The Trees Grow Out of the Air

The Trees Grow Out of the Air A Broken Sonnet   The old contented gentlemen will say That of the mighty tree; it grows from root And over years of nurturing it may Grow tall and broad from this established foot. On this they will repose and gently sigh When young men dare to dream […]

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My brother asks about Ali-Liston 2 pt. 2

Ali-Liston II : May 25, 1965 Considering that he had proven to himself that he could slay the giant, Ali was much more confident going into the second Liston fight. Liston however, was very concerned for reasons that were above and beyond getting slapped the ring for fifteen rounds like a Catholic school boy, if […]

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My brother asks about Ali-Liston 2 pt. 1

Jersey Joe Walcott – The Oldest Heavyweight Champion and Shortest Lived Heavyweight Champion Referee. In true Ali style, the rematch with Liston in 1965 would lend another indelible phrase to the boxing lexicon. While the first fight was an instant classic with the line “I am the Greatest”, the second was stamped by the press […]

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World’s Greatest Dad

I have been accused many times of saying things that are, at best, inappropriate. It could be because of circumstances (making a lighthearted death joke in a terminal cancer ward), audience (trying to make small talk with a barely-English-speaking Japanese foreign exchange student by bringing up a recent documentary I saw on a Japanese-American WWII […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 1

Let me start off by saying this guy could write a golf ball through a garden hose. He clearly doesn’t know s- about boxing, and the fact that he’s got a blog or alternatively is writing on someone’s boxing blog is categorical proof that the average intellectual level of published content is about that of my […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 2

The next issue forwarded by idiot is the following: Does knocking out fighters – i.e. beating them senseless – who are heavier serve as a primary factor in determining a puncher’s relative power? Not really if taken at face value. There are several issues to take into consideration. 1.  The author of the aforementioned screed has compiled a comprehensive […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 3

  This is the crux of his commentary concerning Shavers vs. heavyweights across the board. ——————————– Here are the real statistics of Shavers, not some nostalgic fantasies: Name ▲ KO’ratio (sub-200 opponents)○ KO’ratio (200+ lbs opponents) ○ KO’ratio (215+ lbs opponents) ○ ·Earnie Shavers 90.9% 68.4% 47.8% (11of23) ·Evander Holyfield 77.7% 40.0% 34.4% (10of29) ·Joe Frazier 100.0% 50.0% […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 4

Just for closure, here is some crap that, particularly given what I’ve just written, I don’t think I can even begin to address. However, I will try simply because it will show two things: 1. How right I am 2. How idiot here does nothing but exactly prove my points over, and over, and over… […]

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Do Not Question the Power of Earnie Shavers.

My brother sent me a link to a particularly sad blogpost from a blog that is dedicated to heavyweight boxing. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t give the time of day to 90% of anyone else’s opinions on boxing unless there was some good reason. Reasons like, they are somehow involved in boxing, or study it beyond watching a […]

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Boxing Tutorial

Boxing is one of my great loves. Philosophy, music, the development of human evolution, and political history also come to mind as interests. Regardless, for anyone who’s listening I’m going to be publishing a series on boxing and what to look for as a fan who wants to understand what’s really going on in a […]

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Question from the Editor: The Aftermath of my Unbelievable Rightness

Sarah watched the fight I’m happy to say, and she sent me a thought this morning that sums up what many, many people were thinking. ————————————— From: editor@daytoncitypaper.co Subject: Re: Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 08:49:43 -0400 To: benivarius@hotmail.comHey Ben, I ended up at a friend’s house watching the fight. I’m not too knowledgeable, but […]

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“Pacquiao. Is Going. To Get. A Good. Ass. Whoopin’.” Part 5

“Pacquiao.  Is going.  To get.  A good.  Ass.  Whoopin’.”   -Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious trainer in the history of the sport.   (Sorry if anyone wanted part 5 before the fight and couldn’t read it. Apparently if was online but it didn’t appear with the others as I didn’t click some tag […]

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“Pacquiao. Is going. To get. A good. Ass. Whoopin’” part 4

-Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious   trainer in the history of the sport.     Pt. 4 of 5: Conversion and Concussion   Never in the history of any sport has any athlete made more money for more people by getting his ass kicked than Oscar De La Hoya. Even the great Sugar Ray […]

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“Pacquiao. Is going. To get. A good. Ass. Whoopin’” part 3

-Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious   trainer in the history of the sport.     Pt. 3of 5: Spectacle and Speculation – 2008 – 2011     Under the supervision of Alex Ariza, Pacquiao was able to not only put on the additional muscle and size needed to compete in the three or four […]

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“Pacquiao. Is going. To get. A good. Ass. Whoopin’” part 2

-Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious   trainer in the history of the sport.     Pt. 2 of 5: Ascension and Aspiration – Mayweather vs. De La Hoya   After the second Marquez fight, Pacquiao had virtually exhausted the Super Featherweight division of anything but a third fight with Marquez. On paper, this made […]

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“Pacquiao. Is going. To get. A good. Ass. Whoopin’.”

-Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious   trainer in the history of the sport.   Here we are. The fight is happening next Saturday, and I believe anyone putting their money on Pacquiao is either:   Watching his old fights (we will be covering the nature of his success…) Filipino or a die hard fan. […]

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