Thursday, March 23, 2017

Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN Series Debut

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March 23, 2017 - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California - Golden Boy Boxing
From: Bert Sugar's Punchlines

NABF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Randy "El Matador" Cabellero (23-0, 14 KOs)
vs
Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (37-7-5, 25 KOs)

Mr. Cabellero exhibited some tick a' ring-rust, as well he shoulda -- coming off a 15-month shelving. This upon losing his title on the scales and suffering a foot-or-something injury. Tsuris. There was tsuris. Much. The ring-rust made mention of is done-so on account of his rigid refusal to double-jab and/or throw combinations; matters of timing. This left the window open for the head-butting and elbow-throwing Mr. Ruiz (see: his five draws) free to do some a' dat. 

In the end, the theatrical and somewhat kooky-seeming Ruiz came up unanimously short on cards of 96-94 courtesy of Ms. Carla Caiz and Mr. Max DeLuca. Mr. Zac Young saw the fight 97-93. Me? ...

Cabellero 10 09 10 10 09 10 09 10 09 10 = 96
Ruiz         09 10 09 09 10 09 10 09 10 09 = 94

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NABF MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) 
vs
Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs)

If the old adage of 'we get the politicians we deserve,' is true in Trump's America; true too it doth be in boxing. Only rewrit in: "We get the gate-keepers we deserve." From a pugilist only slightly more eloquent and fleet-of-foot than any ol' punching bag in Mr. Tapia -- young Mr. Quigley created his own personal gate-keeper. 

The already busy Middleweight division won't yet be seeing a pale addition in Quigley. He needs more time, all agree. All hath agreed to that before... mayhaps all wilt always wilt. The Irishman should have done away with Tapia in the third. Did not. Instead, he tired and was oft baited into unimpressively fighting his opponent's fight and only occasionally controlling distance. The results read unanimously in his favor, but the way there did not show the growth expected. Them scores were: 100-90 Ms. Carla Caiz, 99-91 Zac Young, and 98-92 Max DeLuca. Me? ...

Quigley 10 10 10 09 09 09 10 10 10 10 = 97
Tapia     09 09 09 10 10 10 09 09 09 09 = 93
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Isabela Time Traveler - Cigar Review

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THE CIGAR
Isabela Time Traveler
6 1/4 x 42 Lonsdale
w. Ecuadorian Des Florada, Aged Nicaraguan Habano (Double aged Nicaraguan Habano picked “Prieto”…”Extra Dark and Powerful and aged down”)
b. Nicaraguan Aged Media Tiempo
f. Nicaraguan Aged Media Tiempo – a sliver, Nicaraguan Triple aged Ligero…a sliver
K A P L O W I T Z  SCALE
Construction W
Combustion O
Flavors I
Body W
Strength O

Complexity Z
Nuance I
Transition T
Balance I

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FINAL GRADE
****A-****

EDITOR'S NOTE
"It's called crack. It's great! All you need to make it is some cocaine, baking powder, and I think I tasted egg and cinnamon." -Tyrone Biggums.

I also gave the Isabela Time Traveler a looksie during THIS Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz installment.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Press Release: Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN Debuts Thursday, March 23

Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins Joins Commentator Team

Live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes from

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series debuts with a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight title featuring Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) – live on ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Thursday, March 23, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. ESPN International will present live coverage across networks in Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and parts of Asia. Live coverage will also be available through WatchESPN.

Commentators:
Blow-by-blow commentator Bernardo Osuna and analyst Teddy Atlas will comprise ESPN’s commentary team for ESPN2. They will be joined by future Hall of Fame middleweight and light heavyweight great,Bernard Hopkins.

Pablo Viruega and professional boxer in the Super Welterweight division Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights on ESPN Deportes, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will co-host the show. ESPN Deportes’ boxing expert David Faitelson and boxing’s great Julio César Chávez, Juan Manuel Márquez, and Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez, will make special appearances throughout the season.Carlos Nava, Salvador Rodriguez and Rigo Cervantez will provide special coverage for ESPNDeportes.com.

Additional Highlights:
ESPN.Com / ESPNDeportes.com:
Comprehensive coverage, including pre- and post-fight features, videos and blogs;

Fighter backgrounds:
Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs), of Donegal, Ireland and based in Los Angeles, is one of Golden Boy’s best contenders in its stable. The 25-year-old was impressive in his last fight, scoring a first-round knockout of veteran Jorge Melendez on the Bernard Hopkins-Joe Smith, Jr. undercard on Dec. 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Tapia is need of a victory after having suffered losses in his last two fights. In May 2015, Tapia, 27, of Passaic, New Jersey, was stopped by fringe contender Michel Soro in an upset. Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) returned in May 2016 and was defeated by former IBF middleweight world titleholder David Lemieux.

Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN:
Earlier this year ESPN announced a multiyear agreement with Golden Boy Promotions. In the first year of the deal, ESPN will televise 18 fight cards throughout the U.S., in both English and Spanish, and on its wholly-owned and affiliated networks in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Asia.

Follow the conversation at #GBPonESPN.

Boxing City Podcast - Middleweight Madness: a Retrospective

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Welcome to the inaugural go of Boxing City Podcast.

Myself and Darren Harris of Amazing Boxers review the Golovkin and Gonzalez matches.
Maybe a bit about Andy Lee, whom appeared too, on that Middleweight Madness under-card.
& MORE??? ...

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