Black Sports : Upcoming Boxing Schedule

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    April 22: Chris Byrd vs Wladimir Klitschko (HBO)
    April 29: Acelino Freitas vs Zahir Raheem (HBO)
    May 6: Guillermo Jones vs Steve Cunningham (SHOWTIME)
    May 6: Oscar De La Hoya vs Ricardo Mayorga (HBO PPV)
    May 13: Ricky Hatton vs Luis Collazo (HBO)
    May 20: Marco Antonio Barrera vs Rocky Juarez (HBO)
    May 27: Jhonny Gonzalez vs Fernando Montiel (HBO)
    June 3: Jose Luis Castillo vs Diego Corrales (SHOWTIME)
    June 10: Miguel Cotto vs Paulie Malignaggi (PPV)
    June 10: Bernard Hopkins vs Antonio Tarver (HBO PPV)
    June 17: Jermain Taylor vs Winky Wright (HBO)
    June 24: Calvin Brock vs Timor Ibragimov (HBO)
    July 1: TBA (SHOWTIME)
    July 8: TBA (HBO)
    July 15: Fernando Vargas vs Shane Mosley (HBO-PPV)
    July 22: Carlos Baldomir vs Arturo Gatti (HBO)
    July 29: Antonio Margarito vs TBA
     
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    Wow, it's gonna be a good summer. Thanks for the heads-up pan. Which one do you think is the best match-up?
     
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    I like the match up on June 10th Hopkin vs Tarvar this will be a good fight
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Corrales-Castillo III
     
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    Castillo better make weight this time or something is up. I hope Coralles kicks his.......hmmm. I can't wait to see that one.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are a bunch of good fights on ESPN2's Wednesday and Friday night fights in between all those I listed as well.
     
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    This is depressing two brothers in a row beat to a pulp by white dudes....first Lacy, now Chris Byrd makes Klitschko look like the next great white hope.

    The previews for the De la Hoya - Mayorga fight sold me....If ODH comes to fight and isn't just using this as another payday this should be a great fight.
     
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    I feel your pain brother Kemetkind:

    I was more upset seeing Lamon Brewster lose his title to a European (Sergei "The White Wolf" Liakhovich) than about this fight; as I already knew what the outcome would be. Chris Byrd never had a chance against Wladimir Klitschko, which was why Klitschko wanted the fight so badly! This was actually a rematch between the two, and Wladimir dominated the 1st fight as well. He dominated Byrd when Chris was 5 years younger, and when he was probably the fastest, most elusive boxer in the heavyweight division. Since then Chris Byrd has slowed down considerably, and as a result has gotten easier to hit. He also has not developed his power anymore, which made this fight a foregone conclusion. Klitschko is very beatable if his opponent has decent boxing skills and most importantly good power. Wladimir crumbles under pressure, but to pressure him the opponent has to be strong enough to back him up. However, if a fighter isn’t strong enough to do that then, Wladimir will set up his offense. He is very hard to beat once he does that, as Wladimir is probably the best offensive fighter in the heavyweight division (for now). Unfortunately Byrd had only good boxing skills, which gave him zero possibility to win this match. Indeed Byrd punches like welterweight (a light hitting welter) not a heavyweight, and gave up 6 inches in height & 40lbs in weight. Wladimir knew that Byrd couldn’t hurt him so he just went after him. Again the outcome was a foregone conclusions

    No brother Kemetkind I’m not upset at that fight, or more accurately not surprised by that fight. What disgusts me is that I see no good young black prospects in the heavyweight division except Calvin Brock (who is good but not great). Black people are abandoning boxing to play Football and Basketball instead. Most brothers in the heavyweights are what I “failed” athletes instead of true boxers: They try football and weren’t good enough…they try basketball and weren’t good enough…so they see a boxing match and say, “let me try that, how hard can it be to threw punches?”. So these guys are taking up to sport at 25, 26, 27, and 28 years of age; instead of learning the sport when they are in their preteens like all great boxers do (like these European fighters do). The lack of dedication to the sport, and a lack of understanding about the complex nature of boxing is why brothers are losing their grip on the heavyweight division (which we’ve rule for over 50 years). The last great heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis, and non of these European fighters could have beaten him in his prime. Indeed these Europeans are not that good, but they are competing against guys who are really amateurs, and who don’t have to experience to fight at the level they are fighting. I do not have the words to describe how hard it is for me to watch this, and I frequent boxing websites and discussion forums. Three out of the Four heavyweight belt holders are now white, and these white boys are starting to celebrate……..SMH! The only reason the buzz isn’t any louder, is because none of the white fighters are Americans (all Eastern European). Again although it is hard to watch, watching is all we can do at this point. I just hope that there will be a young brother who comes along with the skills to set things right again. In the meantime, I can watch us continue to control things in most of boxing’s other weight divisions. Although I do see the case of the failed athlete infecting those to; we might have to encourage more young brothers to go to boxing gyms. I’m actually doing that with a lot of the kids I work with
     
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    Here is ESPN2's boxing schedule to add to the rest:

    April 21
    9 ET Alonzo Butler vs. Derek Bryant
    Heavyweights – 12 rounds Augusta, Ga.

    April 26
    9 ET Allan Green vs. Anthony Bosante
    Super middleweights – 10 rounds Miami, Okla.

    April 28
    8 ET Samuel Peter vs. Julius Long
    Heavyweights – 10 rounds Uncasville, Conn.

    May 3
    9 ET Sharmba Mitchell vs. Jose Luis Cruz
    Welterweights – 10 rounds TBA

    May 10
    9 ET Joey Spina vs. Jesse Brinkley
    Super middleweights – 10 rounds Ledyard, Conn.

    May 12
    9 ET Edner Cherry vs. Monty Meza-Clay
    Super featherweights – 10 rounds Tampa, Fla.

    May 17
    9 ET Emanuel Augustus vs. Emmanuel Clottey
    Light welterweights – 10 rounds Uncasville, Conn.

    May 19
    9 ET Yusef Mack vs. Alejandro Berrio
    Welterweights – 10 rounds Tampa, Fla.

    May 24
    9 ET Devlin Rodriguez vs. Luis Hernandez
    Light welterweights – 10 rounds TBA

    May 26
    9 ET Stevie Johnston vs. Herman Ngoudjo
    Middleweights – 12 rounds Las Vegas

    May 31
    10 ET Yodsanan Nanthachai vs. Robbie Peden
    Junior lightweights – 12 rounds TBA
     
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    Chris Byrd got whipped. I thought he crushed his face after the second punch. Chris turned around and he had a cut over his left eye. I was like...[email protected]

    Yeah...I feel you on the brothas getting a thorough whipping this year.
     
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