Hall of fame inductees 2016

jackson5443By Gav Duthie: The gong has sounded and thirty eager hopefuls are looking to be inducted into the 2016 boxing Hall of Fame. Of the 30 candidates only 3 will be awarded into the coveted inner circle of boxing’s elite.

The organization has taken some criticism in recent years for inducting the likes of Sylvester Stallone for his services to boxing but this year all potentials have made their impact inside the ring. Of the 30 I will provide my picks for the three that should be chosen.

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Strongest Punchers, Weakest Chins

jackson5443By Gav Duthie: It is probably the most exciting combination in boxing the big puncher but weak chin. When you watch a fighter walk into the ring and you think this could end in a knockout either way. That’s what it was like with James Kirkland last Saturday and it was an entirely predictable outcome that he lost by 3rd round stoppage.

Fighters like him though are never short of a fight though or fans because you will always watch them. They have great entertainment value. Great punchers, Poor chins – Here are my top 5.

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Boxers living in the shadows of their fathers

chavez01By Gav Duthie: Shane Mosley Jnr suffered his first professional defeat in only his third fight last night. After winning the first bouts by stoppage he was far from impressive against a similarly inexperienced opponent finding himself on the wrong end of a split decision. It makes it quite difficult to believe Mosley Snr when he says his son will be world champion because boxing is in his blood. So who are the more successful boxing sons in the sport today? 


There is a lot of families where boxing is in the blood. At present the Alvarez family spear headed by Canelo have a few solid contenders as do the Morales (Erik) family.

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Julian Jackson vs. Herol Graham revisited

jackson5443By Daniel Hughes: This article is not about eras, records or comparing fighters it is more a piece about those one punch knockouts that you remember really turning a fight around. There has been many great one punch KO artists over the years, capable of pulling out the equalizer when a fight was even or being behind on the cards.

This is about jogging your minds for those fights you have seen where a one punch KO was the only way a fighter was going to be able to win. Those great come from behind shots that become etched in your memory.

The fight that I always remember being turned on its head and really sitting there open mouthed at what unfolded before my eyes was the vacant WBC middleweight title fight back in November 1990, between Herol Graham and Julian Jackson.

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Jackson impressed with Golovkin; Proksa in trouble on Saturday

By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Julian Jackson (55-6, 49 KO’s) was very impressed with what he saw of WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KO’s) after watching the 30-year-old Golovkin work out in his training camp as he prepares for his bout on Saturday night against Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KO’s) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

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Pacquiao vs. Tszyu and Julian Jackson: Who wins?

Image: Pacquiao vs. Tszyu and Julian Jackson: Who wins?By Dave Lahr: Manny Pacquiao gets a lot of credit for being a powerful puncher and a talented fighter with the ability to move up in weight classes successfully. However, I wonder what Pacquiao would have done had he fought a prime Kostya Tszyu and Julian Jackson (55-6, 49 KOs) in a hypothetical match up.

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