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This is the archive for January 2007

Floyd Mayweather Sr. fired as Oscar's trainer.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. has been called many things: Sugar Ray Leonard's personal punching bag, a decent boxer, an excellent trainer, a bad father, greedy fuck... Wait, did I say greedy fuck? Why, yes I did. Of course, when you want 2 million dollars to train your fighter to take out your own son for good, you passed bad father level into complete bastard.

According to Matt Miller over at Bad Left Hook, Oscar got sick of the greed. If you saw this in your USA Today a month back, Floyd wanted a lot of cash to train the Golden Boy to inflict a lot of pain on "his boy." Which yes, that's where that 2 million dollar figure comes in. If Oscar would've been blind enough to pay that, Floyd would've been the highest paid trainer in the history of boxing.

While I don't blame ol' Roger for wanting to put a beating on a punk like Pretty Boy Floyd (and he is a fucking punk), know your role. Oscar knew his, and he ended up calling upon the services of Freddie Roach. We know Freddie probably feels the same about Punk Ass Mayweather, and he'll put his greatest effort into getting Oscar into killing shape. He'll also do this at lower cost, too.

Floyd Sr., sorry about your damn luck. Maybe you get to be at ringside to get morbid pleasure out of seeing your disrespectful seed getting forced into retirement or retardation. But then again, maybe he'll squeak by to end his career as weak as he started it...

HBO Championship Boxing: Urango vs. Hatton

Juan “Iron Twin” Urango (17-0-1, 13 KOs)
Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton (41-0, 30 KOs)
IBF Junior Welterweight (140lbs) Championship

At some point or another in the layoff between 147lbs and 140lbs, Ricky Hatton learned to box. I know, I was surprised too, but he moved his head, slipped punches well, and stood back and picked at the stronger Juan Urango, using his handspeed to his advantage by beating Urango to the punch early and often. Ricky was never in any real danger, and he seemed to know this once he got a taste of Urango’s power. By the same token, Ricky knew that he didn’t have power enough to knock out Urango.

I guess, if I had to describe Ricky Hatton’s first fight at his natural weight class (140) since moving up to Welterweight (147lbs) to defeat Luis Collazo, I’d use the word proficient. Hatton was proficient in his easy 12-round decision against Juan Urango, but not spectacular. That’s not to say that Ricky Hatton wasn’t impressive, but not impressive enough to garner the kind of following his promoters seem to think he’s destined for.

Ron's Hero, Jim Lampley, Does His Own Boxing Match...

As passed on to me by the lovely Jaime Sue, Jim Lampley from HBO Boxing had a boxing match with someone in his home. His wife. Yeah, felony charges of domestic abuse. He joins Mike Tyson, Bill Romanowski and Frostee Rucker in the Hall of Wife Beaters.

Jimmy Boy was picked up in San Diego by the police and left to cool off from his award winning performance against a woman smaller than him. Of course, not only did he get that charge he gets the additional charges as quoted by TMZ. "He faces one felony count of domestic abuse / corporal injury, as well as two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order and preventing a witness from testifying."

Wow, Jim. Are you trying for that announcing position for the Cincinnattica Bengals or something? Real big shot performance, you fucking boxing hack. I hope your cell buddy is the recently arrested Mike Tyson...