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Dougie's Friday mailbag (R.I.P Rocky Lockridge, Teofimo acquisition, Team Hearn vs. Team Warren)

Dougie's Friday mailbag (R.I.P Rocky Lockridge, Teofimo acquisition, Team Hearn vs. Team Warren)

Rocky Lockridge went 12 rounds with Julio Cesar Chavez (then 52-0) in 1986.


He Doug,

Unhappy to learn Rocky Lockridge. I do know most people within the current memory will keep in mind eternally on the A & E Intervention display, however the man gained each WBA and IBF zones together with the linear champion in the Junior Lightweight group. He additionally provided competitive efforts to these like Hall of Famers, akin to Eusebio Pedroza, Julio Cesar Chavez and Wilfredo Gomez. I just needed to ensure he was talked about immediately within the mailbox.

The subject of Junior Lightweights is the World Championship associated with Lockridge…

Lockridge vs. John John Molina

Lockridge vs. Jesse James Leija

Thank you. – Eli, Austin, TX

Lockridge (on the proper) shares a hoop guard with Lou Duva (middle) and stops major events with Johnny Bumphus.

I have to go together with Rocky in shut selections about his colleague's underrated £ 130 bosses.

Thank you for bringing Lockridge, who died on the age of 60 yesterday. I’m pleased to steer this present day together with your e-mail inbox.

In October 2017, somebody wrote to the mailbox and requested me what I am going to decide on for the Worldwide Boxing Management Middle in 2018. I gave an inventory of five modern candidates for a vote that included Lockridge and Selit, why my former two-time junior champion voted. Here’s what I wrote:

This guy deserves rather more recognition and respect than he will get. He struggled TO BE ATTACHED to feathers and the youngest mild divisions in the extremely aggressive 1980s, and gained Roger Mayweather's 130kg (WBA First Round KO) and former champion Cornelius Boza-Edwards among others. and provides all three great (or inevitably giant) Latino legends every part they might deal with within the World Championships – Julio Cesar Chavez, Wilfredo Gomez (who believed he ought to have seen) and Eusebio Pedrosa (twice). Lockridge was a globe that always fought within the backyard of his opponent, and during his late career he and Tony Lopez fought the battle of THE RING from 1988.

I feel the statement really hasn't modified. I still assume Lockridge deserves to be well-known for Corridor of Fame, and he still gets my voice. I end this message with the highlighted video I discovered on YouTube's New Jersey-based standout "Rocky Lockridge – Dangerous Puncher" (however he was so much extra):

[19659003] TAKTOVERIN

CHOO CHOO! !! ALL KNOW! TAKEVER TRAIN IS LEAVING! Did you decide up, Dougie? As you stated, this was not an enormous step for Teofimo, it was expected, but you must admit that the talent set Lopez confirmed amazingly. He has velocity, velocity, good footwork and hitting. Chances are you’ll say slowly, but I need to see him with Campbell, Pedraza and if Loma is preventing Commey for giving Crolla, however in fact Crolla does not take this danger when she is in keeping with the battle of the title. At this point, Felix Verdejo does nothing for Lopez. If she needs a title by the top of the yr, she should get someone who’s going to take her in line.

Publish-Battle Celebration. Was it an excessive amount of, but little, however I'm not indignant with the child. Ref, corner, doctor, and so forth. They didn't get worse once they didn't throw in the towel. Plainly the Texas Commissioner doesn’t give f ** okay out of fighters.

Different Battles. So completely satisfied Richard Commey. Unsure why Isa Chaniev was in the title competition, he seems like he wasn't prepared. Excited Commey Vs Trip. I can see that the Commey measurement provides the Holiday some problems, but I feel that Holiday can be an excessive amount of so long as she doesn't get caught. Unhappy to see that Commey's kingdom might not last long.

Good battle for Oscar Valdez. Didn't he see too much change, he was just a little more patient. Deliver the battle of Josh Warrington. What a warfare.

I used to be trustworthy, I used to be pulling Sergei Kovalev, however I didn't assume he was going to win. Even throughout the whole battle, I assumed he might get caught at any time, which made the battle thrilling for me because I was afraid of him all the best way. It's truly what I appreciated right here 2. Good to see her back in her identify. I feel he's doing extra thrilling battles than Eleider Alvarez, and he's extra more likely to see him together with his compatriot.

However I hope he continues to work with Buddy McGirt and controls the modifications that a number of the past have made. Use your boxing expertise, expertise, endurance and use jab to battle the trick that I feel GGG should do. Going to KO gets them towards KO on the assassin's line, each areas catch up

2019 needs to be a great yr !!! Hope the pace continues! – Omar


Photograph / Tom Hogan, Hogan Pictures / K2 Promotions

I agree that if Kovalev, who turns 36 in April, and Golovkin, who turns 37: een April, will go to continue their careers they might want to rely more Their world-class jabs and undervalued footwork / ring generalship as a way to compete with the youthful elite fighters of their weight courses. I feel GGG is already doing this. Kovalev showed us that he might do it towards Alvarez. We will see if he can do it with different 175-kg headers.

ALL YOU! TAKEVER TRAIN IS LEAVING! Did you decide up, Dougie? I’m positive that I’ve it, Omar. Just ask Teofimo Lopez Sr

Properly, as you stated, this was not an enormous step for Teofimo, it was expected, however it’s a must to admit that the talent set Lopez showed superb. I admit that.

He has velocity, velocity, good footwork and hitting. Sure, and he has a tremendous timing to go about his expertise and athleticism.

You could say it slowly again, however I need to see her with Campbell, Pedraza and if Loma fights Commey as if to provide her Crolla, but Crolla clearly does not take this danger when she is in keeping with the title answer. Crollan's simple fashion can be tailored for Lopez, but Jose Pedraz and Luke Campbell have types that may cause issues for a 21-year-old sharp shooter. I'm not saying that Lopez has no distinctive means to beat these type problems, however the lack of his expertise can value him the 2.

At this level, Felix Verdejo does nothing for Lopez. I'm not so positive about it. If Verdejo could seem spectacular on the best way back, I'd have an interest within the Showdown program in the summer or early autumn

If she needs to be headed by the top of the yr, she wants somebody who’s going to make her in line. It is planned that he will battle three extra occasions this yr. Examine back with me after the subsequent two races. Perhaps she's ready for her prime competitor, but I don't assume she's able to shoot for the title by the top of the yr – not in the division calling Lomachenko and Mikey Garcia's masters.

Submit-Battle Celebration. Was it too much, however little, but I'm not indignant with the kid. I'm not indignant with him. It was the heat of momentary warmth, and hopefully he wrote a bit of little bit of post-battle antics. We see the right way to cope with fame and cash (because he’s undoubtedly accelerated) and how it affects his standard battles.

Ref, corner, doctor, and so forth. They have been upset once they didn't throw in a towel. I agree 100%.

Completely happy Richard Commey. Unsure why Isa Chaniev was within the title competition, he seems like he wasn't ready. He wasn't ready for Commey.

Excited Commey Vs Vacation. I can see that the Commey measurement provides the Vacation some issues, but I feel that Holiday can be too much as long as she doesn't get caught. As I stated on Monday's inbox, I don't assume it might be a stroll within the Lomachenko Park.

Unhappy to see that Commey's kingdom won’t final long. Hey, allow them to struggle the battle. He has not lost the IBF belt yet. And what else would he do? Battle with Robert Easter Jr in rematch? He will get extra money to struggle for Holiday.

Good struggle for Oscar Valdez. Didn't he see too much change, he was just a bit extra affected person. It's an enormous change. Trust me.

Warrington takes it to Carl Frampton. Photograph: Twitter @frankwarren_tv

Convey the battle of Josh Warrington. What a warfare. There isn’t any doubt about it. If Warrington becomes compulsory (Kid Galahad, who is just not a simple process) and the unification process is completed, we will see whether or not Valdez can stay affected person with the fast-paced boxing and strain that Leeds Warrior brings to the circle.

To be trustworthy, I was pulling Sergei Kovalev, but I didn't assume he was going to win.

Even during the whole wrestle I assumed he might get caught at any time, which made the battle exciting for me because I used to be afraid of him all the best way. Yes, Alvarez's menace by slicing him once again with an unlimited justification for an intense boxing competitors, however this thought in Colombian sense was additionally mentally handcuffed.

In reality, it stayed here at 2.00. I don't understand how East Coast cats do it. It's ridiculous.

Completely satisfied to see her again in her identify. I feel she's doing more exciting battles than Eleider Alvarez, and she or he'll be seeing her together with her countryside. What a compatriot? Beterbiev is Bivol?


Wouldn't Juan Diaz be a Danish opponent to a pal like Teophimo? – Gabe

Undoubtedly if the previous unified bookkeeper was still an lively fighter, but he hasn't fought since 2016.

What are the boxing podcasts you’re presently listening to, if there are any?

I’ve three that I take heed to religiously. They are:

Brian Campbell Battle Status

Boxing Life Tales with Tris Dixon

5 Reside Boxing with Costello and Buncella

All three are totally different and nice, however I learn them in favs order.

Are you listening to any of those?

I also know that Michael Rosenthal left The Ring, but I was really stepping into the pod he and Tom Gray did. Alternatives to Meet Michael's Footwear? Tom stated in his comments final yr that one thing was working, but I haven't heard anything since…

Anyway, keep up an excellent battle once you reply us lunatic commonly.

(Oh PS – When do you’re taking a break that you simply actually need to let us know, so we will plan to do one thing aside from updating the Ring Residence web page every 5 minutes for 24 hours instantly, hoping to see the inbox appear.) Sincerely. – Steve Oxford, or Randall

You could have it, Randall. I'll let everybody know beforehand the subsequent time I have to skip the mailbox (and I'm additionally making an attempt to deliver a substitute provider like Michael Monteron.) ), Tale of the Tape (with Kenny Keith and Vince Cummings). Rafe Bartholomew) and depart it on Ringradio (which includes Evan Rutkowski's Fistianados podcast and Kurt Emhoff's The Boxing Esq. Podcast). I pay attention to each 3KR episodes, most TOTT podcasts, and attempt to take heed to others as a lot as potential.

I have not but listened to Dixon's boxing movies, however I will. Tris is a wonderful journalist and I'm positive he is a superb interviewer.

I know that there are lots of other really good podcasts (I have been a guest in a few of them) and I try to take heed to every time I’ve time.

What will probably be part of the continued podcast website, I'm undoubtedly open to the thought (and my aim is that the location has four or five regular podcast, from Emhoffin boxing Esq.). It's just about finding the suitable form, timing and beginning it.


Pricey Dougie,

On a dark and turbulent night time, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren went off the trails with Satan! The satan states that these two should compete for supremacy, and the devil takes the soul of the loser. When Eddie explains to AJ that the cracks aren’t negotiable within the battle towards everlasting destruction, the 2 promoters, Eddie and Frank, gather one of the best fighters.

Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury

Cruiserweight: Lawrence Okolie vs. Jordan Thompson

Mild Heavyweight: Joshua Buatsi vs. Anthony Yarde

Tremendous Middleweight: Callum Smith vs. Zak Chelli

Midweight : Daniel Jakobs vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Junior Medium: Clock Brook vs. Liam Williams

Welterweight: Josh Kelly vs Gary Corcoran

Junior Welterweight: Maurice Hooker vs. Terry Flanagan

Mild: Luke Campbell vs Ohara Davis

Junior Mild: Tevin Farmer vs. Archie Sharp

Feather: Kid Galahad vs Josh Warrington

Junior Thickness: TJ Doheny vs. Lucien Reid

Bantamweight: Ryan Burnett vs. Zolani Tete [19659003] Junior Bantamweight: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Jamie Conlan

Weight: Charlie Edwards vs. Padd y Barnes

Which promoter holds his soul

Cheers. – Richard!

Eddie retains his soul (and the satan gets greater than he needed to be "Fish Eyes"). The one Warren fighters I like as their favourite are Josh Warrington and Zolani Tete. I can imagine Tyson Furia, Billy Joe Saunders and Liam Williams, who are pulling "disruptions" (which should not be thought-about as such), however the odds are the other of all three leads to each race (I like 50-50).


So don't you want headgear? So do you condemn Evander Holyfield Headbutt, which Vernon Forrest supposedly enrolled before the Mosley battle? LMFAO

Keep in mind it?

Thank you. – Jason C. Brown

I keep in mind it! It was an assertion made by the guy Sugar Shane Mosley when he obtained a concussion about his second flip towards Forrest. As a lot as I, like Mosley, I might never purchase this story. The best way he fought at that time typically led to accidents (see his battle with Willy Sensible). Towards Forrest he obtained the worst. And Viper didn't need his head to get a better Mosley, he simply had a South California quantity of their type compositions.

And while Forrest appropriately stored Mosley (by way of "Real Deal" skilled training), I give Viper a passport as a result of he’s not with us. Might he and Rocky Lockridge relaxation in peace.

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