Muhammad Ali – The passing away of an icon


By Samuel Roy Junior: The name, the mere mention of the name, Muhammad Ali. In many people’s minds, especially those of the boxing fanatics among us, it’s hard to run short of superlatives to describe the man that for many years, both during and after his time in the ring, personified boxing. The sight and sound of the self-dubbed (and rightly so) ‘greatest of all time’, evoked many emotions from those that were lucky enough to witness him via either sense.

To so many people, a loss of this magnitude is still a little hard to stomach. As we all mourn the loss of the great Muhammad Ali, it’s not difficult to bring up at least one fight, poem, milestone or anything else he was connected with.

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The Best Match-Ups: Boxing’s Road Back To Prominence

floyd#15By Samuel Roy Junior: Boxing. Of all the mainstream sports in the world, it demands EVERYTHING physically and mentally from its participants. Yet in the eyes of the general sport fanatic we’ve seen boxing slip a little, and the biggest characters and fighters can’t exactly help push boxing back to the forefront of mainstream sports on their own.

This is a job that needs to include a team effort from both the fighters AND the promotional companies. A lot of casual fans and those that pretend to know what they are talking about, tend to put forward their own cases for what boxing needs, who ‘ducks’ who, and so forth, yet never really seem to produce any good hard evidence.

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Who’s next in line? The Floyd Mayweather Lottery

floyd#30By Samuel Roy Junior: Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) pocketed a cool $32 million for the Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) fight last Saturday night. That’s some amount, considering a large number of people out there that probably would of preferred to see him face a different opponent.

Anyhow, Guerrero was the mandatory challenger, he was game, and he’d just beaten comfortably a solid welterweight in Andre Berto, something most people didn’t actually expect him to do. He earned his shot, within the requirements of the WBC governing body. Except the boxing public usually have their own set of rules, but hey, there’s always going to be debate. That’s what makes boxing compelling in not just the ring. The fans and enthusiasts really do make the build ups to fights an exciting experience, different thoughts from different people are always welcome.

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Niavity at 30: Is Robert Guerrero really THAT sure of himself?

03(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Samuel Roy Junior: In all honesty, I really don’t buy the fact that Robert Guerrero thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr wants there to be a rematch clause included in the contract for their upcoming bout this Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. It’s as if he’s trying to convince himself. That’s right, its that simple.

Don’t get me wrong, Guerrero’s resume is nothing to be sniffed at, he’s a very accomplished boxer who’s worked his way to get to this point right. But lets look at the facts; Mayweather has, in somewhat most of the eyes of boxing enthusiasts and fans across the world, DOMINATED the sport for 17 years. He’s been considered and mentioned in the rankings of the top pound for pound fighters on the planet since the late 90’s.

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