A new Great White Hope?

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Anyone who saw Vladimir Klitscko beat-up Ray Mercer knows that he is the real deal. Would I bet on him against Lewis? No, not without odds but I think it would be a good fight and, since Lewis has been knocked out before, I'd give the Ukrainian a puncher's chance. God, he is big and strong and fast.

It's time for another weight class for fighters. The new heavyweights are all 250# minimum and tall as basketball players. I think the Olympics has a super-heavyweight class. The pros should have one too.

Yeah, and it would be cool if a white guy would win for a change. Likewise, it would be cool if a black African would win the Nobel prize for physics.

Parity by merit would be cool. I don't think the world is that simple.


-- (lars@indy.net), June 30, 2002


The Klitschko Boys

-- (lars@indy.net), July 01, 2002.

racist blather

-- (Algernon C. Braithewait III @ Ptown.MA), July 01, 2002.

Bro Lewis will KO this pretty-boy stiff in 4 rounds.

-- (roland@hatemail.com), July 01, 2002.

Since the advent of pay-per-view, it has become impossible to watch a heavyweight title fight for less than $40. So I lost interest. I still like to watch the sweet science from time to time, but I refuse to throw that kind of money at promoters. It spoils them.

-- Little Nipper (canis@minor.net), July 01, 2002.

Ya gotta have a fight party LN and share the costs, or watch it two weeks later on HBO.

Good one coming up soon in Indy---Vernon Forrest vs Sugar Shane Mosely. A return match. Mosely, who had been touted as "lb for lb, the best" was soundly whupped by Forrest in their first fight.

-- (lars@indy.net), July 01, 2002.

Klitscko's for real but I didn't like the way his left eye looked after a couple a Mercer crosses. The guy hasn't been hit enough hard enough to get a feel. Hunch if in with Lewis the first one to get lucky would end it quickly. Think Lewis thinks so too and will retire before the end of the year taking a well deserved legacy with him.

Sugar Shane will get him this time lars.

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), July 02, 2002.

Pugilism is a fascist anachronism. No wonder its first three letters are "pug".

-- BWAHAHAHAA (puking@pug.pugilists), July 02, 2002.

Trollboy couldn't fight his way out of a wet baguette. Watta wimp.

-- (roland@hatemail.com), July 02, 2002.

*SIGH* ENTERTAINMENT, all the way up from the Roman Empire.

Aren't the Baywatch babes, camera's in the bedroom "reality" shows, Fear factor, and "insult and degrade others" TV enough for your testosterone rushes?

My Grandfather would watch boxing, he was out of his chair swinging the entire time. No one dared to get near him out of fear of being on the receiving end of one of his jabs. *grin*

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), July 03, 2002.

Fisticuffs, when practised between consenting adults, seems fine to me. People forget that at least half of the sport consists of attempting to escape harm. A successful defense can be just as rousing as a thumping good offense. It is the equipoise of skills that makes a 'fight' into a 'match'.

-- Little Nipper (canis@minor.net), July 03, 2002.

I confess that I enjoy watching boxing. I like the mano a mano aspect. I like the unscripted aspect (I know, I know, some fights are fixed). Where else besides sports (and some reality shows like "cops") can you get unscripted drama? Hmmm, televised war may be the answer to that question. (pay-per-view daisy cutters anyone?)

Boxing has many faults (it should have a league structure) but fighter safety is much improved. Fights now are quickly stopped when there are serious cuts or when one guy is obviously whupped.

-- (lars@indy.net), July 03, 2002.

Larsie, real men don't use parentheses.

-- (roland@hatemail.com), July 04, 2002.

(fuck you)

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), July 04, 2002.


-- (roland@hatemail.com), July 04, 2002.

gooks can't jump, they can't even run. Remember that Andy Rooney bit "Didja ever wonder why chinamen can't run?". Hooey, I peed my pants. Gooks belong in hand laundlies with the pugs. It's free enterprize doncha know?

-- (shootin pugs @ 4th 0f.july), July 04, 2002.

I used to be a fanatical football fan. There came a time when late hits and other unnecessary violence was common. I stopped watching. I understand a lot of other people did, or complained and rules were created to prevent the unnecessary violence. I have actually watched a few games in the last year, but am too involved in Baseball ~ I enjoy the psychology involved.

Glad Football cleaned up it's act.

I was ambivalent about boxing until Mohammed Ali was put in the ring (for the money (financial benefit) of others and received brain damage.
I was so disgusted that, personally, I wouldn't be unhappy if it were made illegal.

Boxing has always been an avenue for troubled boys to release their frustration and anger. This is a good thing. I just choose not to watch, I really do not have a problem with anyone who watches, it's their choice. I just hope it is being controlled to prevent permanent damage to the participants.

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), July 04, 2002.

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