The Boxing Business Gets It Right, for a Change

Boxing – Chisora beats Scott after bizarre disputed count

I live in the Philadelphia area. I drive past billboards on I-95 with Garcias face on them, and every time I wonder whether anyone else driving past has a clue who he is. But that plays directly into the genius (Mensa status!) of staging this particular fight underneath this particular main event. It offers tremendous exposure for the underexposed Matthysse and Garcia, with far more eyeballs watching than would be the case if it were a standard Showtime headliner. Cotto vs. Austin Trout holds the network record with 1.4 million households tuning in live, and not only is the Mayweather-Canelo card almost certain to exceed that number, but HBOs data suggests that the average household ordering a PPV contains at least five viewers. So its not unreasonable to think that, by airing immediately before Mayweather-Alvarez, Matthysse-Garcia could be seen by more than 10 million Americans.

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I want to go back to Germany and fight Vitali again,” Chisora said afterwards. “It was the most nervous I have been before a fight, because I just couldnt afford to lose.” The unbeaten Scott was the much better fighter in the opening three rounds, fighting behind his jab and tying up Chisora whenever the Brit got close. The 32-year-old Philadelphia-born boxer used his superior reach to great effect, elegantly moving around the ring opening up on ‘Del Boy’ when the opportunity presented itself. In comparison, Chisora looked sluggish in the initial rounds as he followed the American into the corners, trying to get in close in an attempt to break through Scott’s guard.

Arum said he expects the visa issue to be ironed out shortly. “We have every indication that he has one more thing to do, which is to attend his [Alcoholics Anonymous] meetings, and then he’s passed everything, and the clinic will send the papers to the U.S. consulate with the recommendation that he be granted a visa,” Arum said. “We expect him to have a visa by the end of the month. He had to give blood and urine and pass a drug test, and he did that. He was clean. They will also pass those results along.” floyd mayweather jr v canelo alvarez tickets Arum said welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu (35-1, 28 KOs), 29, of Argentina, whose only loss was a 2010 decision to Timothy Bradley Jr.

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Schifones opponent is 31-year old Noel Garcia of Springfield, by way of Puerto Rico, a veteran of 20-plus pro bouts whos known for usually going the distance. Schifones four-round preliminary is part of an eight-bout card, topped by a 140-pound match between Rhode Islands Hammerin Hank Lundy and Englands Ajose Olusegin. An eight-round semifinal pits Quincys Ryan Kielczweski against Oscaurus Frias in a junior lightweight showdown of unbeaten boxers. Also fighting on the card is Brocktons Luis Viramontes (3-2-1, one KO), who will face Chris Gilbert (8-0, six KOs) of Windsor, Vt., in a six-round junior middleweight bout.

Another colorful boxing incongruity

Back in the United States and very much immersed in the Harlem Renaissance era of theatre and dance, Emma danced in the famous musical Shuffle Along, the first Broadway musical written, produced and performed by African Americans. In 1929 she appeared in the theatre production Harlem at the Apollo Theatre. But it was as a boxer that Emma eventually became most famous. In 1927 she had appeared in a boxing skit in Paris where she and fellow African American boxer Aurelia Wheeldin boxed for three rounds during their stage presentation. Both women had filed for licenses to box the French female boxing champion, Jeanne Le Mar. In the spring 2013 edition of The Journal of Sport there was a photograph of Emma Maitland and Aurelia Wheeldin boxing in Paris in their Tea for Two revue.

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[+] Enlarge Jeff Bottari/Getty Images With his obnoxious “Money” persona, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has helped flip boxing’s racial paradigm and avoided the fate of many of his fights: blandness. The answer is both simple and complex: Although boxing exists in a parallel universe where unbridled braggadocio, hate talk, racial insults and xenophobia are commonplace, there is a compelling counterweight to all the crudity and questionable behavior. In its own peculiar way, boxing is one of the few remaining strongholds of honesty in a world of hypocrisy. It’s a raw and often brutal kind of honesty, but honesty nonetheless.


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