Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Conor McGregor knocks down Paulie Malignaggi

Posted on 11. Aug, 2017 by FSM Staff in Boxing, UFC

Conor McGregor knocks down Paulie Malignaggi

The internet is buzzing with the recent news of Conor McGregor’s knockdown of seasoned professional boxer Paulie Malignaggi during a sparring sessions. As everyone knows, Connor McGregor will be the first MMA fighter ever to fight Floyd Money Mayweather in a few weeks in Las Vegas.

Could this all be an elaborate WWE-style hoax to drum up interest in an uncompetitive fight with lagging ticket sales? Is Paulie coming back at Conor with fake beef for releasing pictures of him getting whooped? We’ve seen Paulie complain like this after the fact before, during the Adrian Broner post fight interview when AB revealed he was hooking up with one of Paulie’s girls.

Check out evidence of the knockdown for yourself.

The Klitschko VS Klitschko Debate

Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by FSM Staff in Boxing, General Sports

The Klitschko VS Klitschko Debate

The first decade of this century will be remembered as one of the weakest of all time for the heavyweight division. The decline officially started in 2003 when Lennox Lewis announced his retirement from the sport, leaving the division wide open for the Klitschko brothers to feast.

After a few bumps in the road named Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster, the real Waldimir Klitschko emerged. He started collecting KOs like they were going out of style and he recently reached the 50 KO club. Think about that. This man has knocked out fifty other human beings.

Vitali never had as much hype as his baby brother when HBO was introducing the Klitschko’s to their American viewers. Vitali always seemed to be that supportive older guy in the corner that just looked like he could box. His knockouts were less sensational but far more brutal as they usually built up over time. His lack of mainstream appeal was directly due to his lack of vulnerability. When Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir would fight, he was always a puncher’s chance away from losing a fight.

Vitali however has had no Corrie Sanders moments. Instead, he played his role as big brother and whipped Sanders’ arse to get revenge for the Klitschko name. Not only has he never been knocked out but he hasn’t even been knocked down. His only two losses were due to injury and he was ahead on the scorecards in both fights before the stoppages occurred.

The Klitschko brothers have vowed never to fight each other but Vitali would be the overwhelming favorite if they ever did.

The weak heavyweight division is obviously no fault of the Klitschkos. Unfortunately it will be considered in discussions everywhere when fans debate amongst themselves. It will be hard to place the pair amongst the greats of all time but they do belong in there somewhere.

But let’s stimulate the mind for a second. Suppose you could only choose one of them for the boxing hall of fame. Who would it be? Could Vitali ever reach 50 KOs? Could Wladimir hang with Lennox Lewis?

Klitschko TKO’s Adamek, Multitasks in the Process

Posted on 10. Sep, 2011 by FSM Staff in Boxing, Highlight

Klitschko TKO’s Adamek, Multitasks in the Process

I’m usually not a betting man. However, from time to time I have been known to place a wager on a long shot that I’m positive will pay off. Perhaps the ghost of Jimmy the Greek inhabits my body, or perhaps I just have the sport aficionado‚Äôs sixth sense. I knew the 2007 Golden State Warriors would beat the Dallas Mavericks in six games and I knew the 2008 New York Giants would halt the undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. I even had the audacity to believe that Tomasz Adamek could score a twelve round split decision against Vitali Klitschko when the two heavyweights collided today in Poland.

Before you call the loony bin to come pick me up, just hear me out. My prediction was born more from an apprehension over Klitschko’s age and history of injuries than Adamek’s ability to get the job done. And I was never going to be more than $100 anyway.

No disrespect to Tomasz Adamek. He was outsized and outclassed from the beginning. But he showed up and let his gloves go as much as he could in typical Adamek fashion. It just wasn’t enough though as he suffered a TKO in round 10 in his native Poland.

At one point Vitali Klitschko was averaging 44 jabs per round. At age 40, are you kidding me?

Hyperbole be damned. Vitali Klitschko is one of the most dominant pugilists I have seen in my 30 year lifetime (I didn’t start following boxing until my late teens). Lean and mean, what I saw today defies logic. There is no doubt in my mind that Vitali can whip Wladimir’s arse any day of the week.

More impressive is that Vitali and his younger, overrated brother, have the nerve to multitask while they are dominating the heavyweight division. That’s how easy it is for them to fight. Despite thriving, busy careers, they still have the time to promote themselves via their promo company K2.

The Klitschko brothers are no fools. Once their domination in the ring comes to an end, they will give their full attention to dominating the world of promotion. With the fledgling K2 gaining slow momentum like George Foreman in a Michael Moorer fight, it was a no-brainer that Vitali Klitschko would agree to defend his title on his opponent’s home turf when he faced Adamek today in Poland. The event took place in brand new stadium capable of accommodating 40,000 fight freaks (as Dan Rafael would say). The vast majority of those fans were Polish and were card carrying members of the Tomas Adamek fan club. There was potential for a hostile environment to say the least. In the end however, Vitali Klitschko took care of business as usual while planting a small promotional seed with the Polish nationals. A seed, like so many of the other little seeds the Klitschko brothers have been planting throughout Europe, that will grow in to a redwood by the time both retire and are out of the fight game for good.


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