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Dougie's Friday Mailbag (Robbery of Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz, Vergil Ortiz and The Ring Archive)

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Ruiz grabs Joshua's nerve-releasing hook. Photograph: Matthew Heasley



Anthony Joshua has all the time been good at saying "right stuff" in interviews in a respectful (to a fantastic extent), sponsor-friendly, beneficiant, guarantee that the top is in the suitable place and there’s a well-executed training and leadership plan. Even before his loss, although, it started to feel just a little tempting, and someway it wasn't fairly ringing. Like going via the shows. It's great to be requested the same questions quite a bit and you possibly can't be unique and dynamic every time, however still. After the defeat, I hate to say it, but he seemed fairly mentally fragile to me, and the constructive issues that include him now seem even more engaging and combined with the shadow of doubt.

I can't assist however really feel he’s doing a brand new soldering in a approach that a career can actually get off the rails. Would LOVE make a mistake on this and I hope he can flip it round.

What do you assume – have you acquired it at all?

While watching the documentary the opposite day within the 4 Kings space – Fairly astonishing – and re-wondering the World Championships towards some of my personal favorites (Apollos when you’ve got already completed these):

  • Hearns / Calzaghe on SMW
  • Leonard / Pacman with Welter
  • Hagler / Benn medium weight [19659009] Duran / Lomachenko mild

All good. – Rob, United Kingdom

Seems like an in depth, perhaps majority choice or cut up determination (superweight wasn't one of his higher divisions, and Calzaghe's type and athleticism would have bothered him, but I would like Hitman's elite jacket to make no difference in chess). 19659003] Leonard interrupted midway via (we obtained fireworks late, however the syringe was too huge, too quick, sensible and just as daring – he minimize a Filipino icon sooner or later, and if it wasn't for one hitter-quitter … properly, no one in my life had better finisher than Leonard.)

Hagler in mid-late stoppage (Benn alive at midnight Fighter participant, however The Marvelous One had a uncommon chin that would stand up to Benn's greatest bombs, and the British star lacked know-how and endurance Hagler was co untrained technician.)

Duran by late stopping (Vacation can be troublesome and competitive for most of the battle, however Palms of Stone would make the Ukrainian ring wizards go far beyond what he’s accustomed to, and he would make a gradual strike that may pay his approach in 19659). ] Even before his defeat, though it started to really feel somewhat tempting and one way or the other didn't ring true. Like going by means of the shows. It's great to be requested the identical questions lots and you possibly can't be unique and dynamic each time, however nonetheless. I don't know why that might be a surprise to you. Joshua appeared at the eyes and aspirations of all the nation in the course of the 2012 London Olympics. He was residence earlier than the identify of the pro-debut, and The Ring's 2014 view proceeded "up and comer" Awards on the celebs denominator mega-pull of the previous two and a half years. A uncommon phenomenon akin to AJ, the rise of status and wealth is accompanied by so much of strain, expectations and obligations.

After dropping, I hate to say that he has seen me quite mentally fragile and the constructive things he comes out now look even more engaging and blended into the shadows. uncertainty. Nicely, of course he's coping with insecurity! He fell over and confused concerning the late submissive and the 12: 1 submissive. Every fighter within the Corridor Hall who suffered a devastating loss at the prime of his profession needed to question himself before he stepped again into the ring, especially if he was going to an immediate match with the person who kicked his ass. 19659003]


After taking a look at Cynthia Contte's tweet on the 91 Holyfield Tyson interrupted by press photographs, I want you can archive the Ring Library. Understanding that you’re in a cartoon battle is one thing just like the Marvel Limitless comic ebook app. I can comply with 70s Spider-Man cartoons that I don't have. – Kinonomics

It’s the capital concept and thought that is presently within the works. It's a monumental activity, contemplating that the journal dates from the early 1920s, however when the digitization process is full, as you’ve got virtually a hundred years of boxing history at your fingertips.


Hi Doug,

Glad Thursday. It wasn't until late 2000 once I was watching Hopkins / Echols 2 that I was really a hardworking boxing fan.

This implies I missed the 90's Don King playing cards. I looked at some of these events, and frankly, I pay $ 250 for PPV as they might be at this time. These occasions typically included 5-7 important occasion high quality battles in a single day.

The question is – Do you assume it might occur again? Thank you. – Bill from Toronto

Middleweight KO artists Julian Jackson (left) and Gerald McClellan have been featured on a number of Don King playing cards earlier than they have been shot.

I feel some promotional corporations try to emulate King's pay-per-view description. honor years – Matchroom USA and Golden Boy come to mind – but while they’ve had some stacked playing cards this yr (and earlier), they simply shouldn’t have sufficient world-class elite talent (backed by two official superstars) Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez bosses just like the king did within the 1990s. Felix Trinidad, Terry Norris, Azumah Nelson, Michael Nunn, Julian Jackson, Gerald McClellan, Simon Brown, Ricardo Lopez, Frankie Randall, Tim Austin, John David Jackson, Tony Tucker, Oliver McCall, Maurice Blocker and Oba Carr among many other standouts . , have been part of the “King-dom” campaign that decade.

Al Haymon, a local of Cleveland's indigenous individuals, the mind of the Premier Boxing Champions / TV collection, is the only energy broker with a expertise listing. close to the steadiness of DK within the 1990s. Nevertheless, it does not appear that PBC is stacking quality info on their playing cards (even when they are PPV events).

So I consider my answer to the question is NO, a minimum of for now. 19659003]


Hi Doug, I just needed to inform you about final two battles.

1) I saw Robeisy Ramirez battle on TV twice during Rio. The Olympics and I keep in mind the primary time I watched him (I feel it was a semi-final) considering "this guy wins the Val Barker Prize". He just stood out to me as a very mega-gift. Properly, he went on to win Shakur Stevenson's second gold medal, but I don't assume he beat Val Barker. Anyway, I didn't even know he had been offended and was a proxy, however once I saw the title that he had misplaced his prebody, I went back and watched the battle. This was a very surprising shock, and I find it strange that it didn’t obtain any more mainstream boxing attention; this was genuine Rocky-type stuff, a very ornate and boastful fighter who underestimated the untreated scraper of the blue collar. Adan Gonzalez and his associates and household must be extremely proud. It was an excellent little battle and Adan gained it truthful and equitable. He was capable of assault Ramirez's protection error and did not let him out of the hook. All 4 rounds have been shut (though the knockdown is of course 10-8 automated, so I observed how one referee might simply edge Ramirez, however personally I feel Adan deserved at the very least one of these last three rounds (and thus gained) a battle.) He didn't have probably the most lovely. " however I assumed he was very effective and appeared to be a lot better than the document confirmed. He stored shifting, turning, throwing punches and responding again.

As for Ramirez, he had a couple of flashes with some sensible flashes of & # 39; n & # 39; counter, however he additionally appeared really incomplete and didn't even show indicators of urgency after touchdown the primary round of an in depth four-round battle. The means he hit his straight-down line was just a little embarrassing (as Tim Bradley continually identified.) It also appears strange that he didn't actually insult Adan, who appeared much smaller than Ramirez.

I've heard individuals examine the battle with Salido discourage depart, however I feel the comparability is completely superficial. With all due respect to Adan, however he isn’t Salido and never can be. I understand the comparability is just to point out how a seemingly extra naturalistic novice star can still get a hard-working veteran who has picked up a bunch of tips as he comes via the professional, but clearly this wasn't Adan. He had only 9 pro battles and was a membership fighter going to the double Olympic gold medalist for the alleged 400 and newbie battles.

A pair of questions for you Doug: Is that this the yr's worry? Can you assume of a much bigger upset between a former newbie star who turned pro towards a non-famous blue caller pro? What do you assume are the hardest elements of switching to a professional boxer profile recreation, aside from the additional rounds and lighter gloves?

2) Vergil Ortiz continues to exceed expectations as his competitors progresses. The consequence of Orozco and Herrera from his age is significantly spectacular. He also seems to be a really mature and grounded man that you’re on the lookout for at a young age. This man seems to be destined for several world championships. How long do you assume before her first title shot and who would you wish to see her subsequent? Do you assume he and Teofimo Lopez are going to have a clash somewhere down the street? – Jack E.

fifteen to 20 years ago, I might have stated that it was nearly guaranteed that two rising young stars, like Ortiz and Lopez, would meet at the least once while they have been nonetheless athletic primates, however issues changed. Network / platform connections, promotional beef, and greed are likely to hold prime executives apart today, and many fighters appear to be in the suitable position.

I might add, nevertheless, that both Ortiz and Lopez appear to be throwing their strategy to challenge themselves. They’re as aggressive as they are at an early stage and do not look like as close to the sporting business aspect as other distinctions. So perhaps we’re lucky and we see them sharing a tire sometime.

Within the meantime, they take pleasure in their climbs to their first matches. Lopez's shot is coming within the subsequent match. I consider Ortiz's shot will are available a yr's time.

Who would I wish to see him struggle next? A young colleague like Jaron Ennis or Josh Kelly, or a mature spoiler like Jamal James or Ray Robinson, would take a really fascinating and risky subsequent step in Ortiz's profession. I don't assume Golden Boy will ship such a match next, however I wouldn't be shocked in the event that they put him in with Sadam Ali or Eddie Gomez before the top of the yr, which I feel can be great.

  Adan Gonzales was shocked by beating double Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez. Photo by Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Adan Gonzales took the shock of beating Robeisy Ramirez, a two-time Olympic Games player. Photograph by Mikey Williams / Prime Rank

A couple of questions for you Doug: Is this a worry for the yr? Gonzalez over Ramirez? Nah. I feel Andy Ruiz continues to be on the prime of the yr over Anthony Joshua. I do know Ramirez was a double gold medalist from a sunken Cuban workforce, but I don't assume he was confirmed pro and I am not routinely enamored with the Olympics (even gold medalists) or Cuban boxers. Zou Shiming was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and despite the fact that the Chinese language star gained the world title, he was not so good. And every Yuriorkis Gamboa, Erislandy Lara and Guillermo Rigondeaux have 10 ex-amateur separations from Cuba who didn’t guess on the pro.

Are you able to assume of a much bigger shock between a former newbie star who turned proxy vs. an unheralded blue caller professional? Good query. Gonzalez's spoiling of Ramirez's professional debut might be troublesome from above, nevertheless it doesn't sound like former novice standouts will probably be upset early on in their pro-development. Less than a month earlier than Ramirez-Gonzalez, the two-time Argentine Olympian Alberto Melian (with an novice win over Robeisy Ramirez) was outdoors of Mexico's club fighter Leonardo Baez (15-2) and defended in his sixth professional match.

Let's see if Ramirez and Melia study from their current setbacks. Some former newbie stars that suffer from early career improvement are again (like the 2008 Olympics and Pan-Am / world novice champion McWilliams Arroyo lost to Takashi Okada in their fourth professional match after dropping), and some don't (like the 1992 Olympics Pepe Reilly who lost) ) his fifth match and never found his type within the professional ranks.)

What do you assume is probably the most troublesome half of switching to a professional recreation for an elite novice boxer, apart from additional laps and lighter gloves? I'm not a coach or a fighter, but I feel learning the right defenses (head and body actions, gliding, breaking punches, and so on.) and offensive methods (preventing inside, getting maximum leverage on punches) are two major challenges. professional transition. Both Ramirez and Melian stood straight up and blocked only high-stroke photographs (when not doing so with their face), did not slip and both "winged" their photographs – in other phrases, threw so much of broad, looping photographs.


Hi Doug,

Ever since Andy Ruiz Jr. gained the heavyweight Anthony Joshua's title, I adopted the pests social community and waiting for a rematch. A number of thoughts on this. First of all, Andy Ruiz Jr. advised his mom that they might not endure, it was one of the moments that made individuals fall in love with Andy, including myself. Nicely, the first thing he does is go and buy Rolls Royce and second, he then goes out and buys the mansion.

Okay, all that is good and all, however for me, in case you never need to battle, you’d comply with a traditional way of life before defending your title towards the man you performed and securing a couple of more battles that may value you adequate cash to take care of such property. Then we get the standard church to speak to Andy's ear. I can virtually hear it: "Andy you are better, ask for more money, they want to inject you, you are worth more". If I'm not mistaken, Andy's father stated in an interview that his son earned $ 50 million once more. Properly, he deserves what he thinks, but the reality is, they signed an settlement that already contained a proposal to renew! You have to honor that agreement! These guys gave you an opportunity in your lifetime and now together with your first money making you will develop into greedy and all the allure, grace and humility will go to the drain!

Ruiz-side excessive pettyväinen conduct. Now, I obviously have no idea all the circumstances, I’ve not learn the precise contract and the idea of all of the interviews and the knowledge that I've seen on the Internet. However logic says Eddie Hearn protected the fighter with logical re-phrases and phrases. Are you able to refine this Doug? I only hate how promotional efforts, egos, greed and money, forestall the battles from occurring. I'm not going to say that Al Haymon is making an attempt to make Wilder-Ruiz (didn't they only cancel the Wilder-Ortiz match?), However … I feel I already stated that. I simply hope they only struggle and maintain going. Ruiz has the potential to be a celebrity and I actually consider she will win the rematch. I like him particularly if they do it instantly. Thanks Doug. – Juan Valverde, San Diego

Many followers, media, and boxing insiders additionally help Ruiz instantly match, but when Ruiz's mailing delays the struggle (more than it already has), it gained't assist his possibilities. I don't blame Group Ruiz for wanting extra money (although he’s paid the very best return in his profession) or not eager to struggle in Saudi Arabia, but the reality of the matter is that his shot on Joshua was lucky (a mixture of Jarrell Miller being stupid and Eddie Hearn, who needs a strong opponent for AJ's US debut) and didn't have the power to impose a "re-clause" on points of sale. He needed to settle for the contract (which was more than truthful) provided to him by Hearn. Now that the first battle is over and the re-match clause given, does he have to finish it? Not likely. He can inform Hearn and Joshua f__k himself. However he’s being prosecuted and is more likely to be disadvantaged of his three world orders (though you never know with the coercive bodies, they could appear to do enterprise with Haymon). Only one journalist's opinion: the boxing enterprise is cash motivated and ego driven. If Ruiz can get some additional cash by pulling his ft in this matchup, it's good for him. If the PBC can find an alternate website that gives as a lot or extra money as Saudi Arabia, properly, extra energy to them and I might be all for it (since I am not going to journey to the Middle East). Nevertheless, if neither aspect budgeted by the top of this month, I feel Ruiz must go together with the Hearn contract and change their focus to 100% coaching camp and getting ready a more motivated model of Joshua. I feel Ruiz needs a ten week camp to be at his greatest.

Andy Ruiz Jr. informed his mom that they have been not suffering, it was one of the moments that made individuals fall in love with Andy, including myself. Nicely, the very first thing he does is go and buy Rolls Royce and second, he then goes out and buys the mansion. I do not know if he paid for the brand new automotive or not, however I think it was a gift from both the supplier, Haymon, or anything associated to Ruiz's management. The manor is another story.

Okay, all this is good and all, however for me, in the event you really don't need to battle, comply with a traditional way of life before defending your title with a man you hit and secure a couple of extra battles that may value you adequate cash to take care of that kind of property. In fact you assume so. You're a boring ass instructor, Juan! LOL. Andy is a f__king fighter. Some are as rational as you or much more, but most are fierce in nature. They don't assume tomorrow. S__s, most professional athletes are like that.

Then we get the standard church speaking to Andy's ear, I hear it virtually, "Andy you are better, ask for more money, they want to inject you, you are worth more". Hey, it's simply boxing, brother. It has all the time been and all the time shall be.

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