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Dougie's Friday Mailbag (Sweet Pea, Big Saturday, September 14)

Dougie's Friday mailbag (Pacquiao-Broner, Jack-Browne, Canelo-Jacobs, Crawford-Khan)


Hey Dougie,

I hope you, the family and the staff work properly.

To begin with, really sad heard the news past Sweet Peay. He had a Jedi-like capacity to keep away from photographs because it was simply a tremendous superb fighter. I all the time thought that, along with God's expertise, he had an exceptional concentrate on the ring, a system of schooling, power and local weather that basically revered his pure expertise and made him a better round. Many fighters might study from his example. Ideas and prayers are with him and his family with

Pacquiao Vs Thurman:

I'm actually wanting ahead to this. Their fashion could be very totally different, but I feel it's gel. Hugging Pacquiao right here. A couple of causes. Don't assume that Tharman has had a whole lot of expertise concerning the velocity Pacquiao brings. Yes, up to 40 years previous, Manny still sucks IMHP. The time that Thurman has been out of recovering from his damage has, for my part, paid him. It couldn't be helped, but when he had stayed lively, I feel he would have gained Garcia far more convincingly and he can be a much higher menace to canine, Spence and Crawford.

Win, lose or draw after the battle obtained Pacquiao Vs Khan ????

From the attitude of Pacquiao, I can see why. He has accomplished every part. There really is not any have to stop the service with a possible loss to Spence or Crawford. The wrestle towards Khan produces larger figures in Saudi Arabia, so why not if there’s interest.

As you recognize, I Khan fan, however after the two last trip, it’s clear that only the hand velocity is maintained. Shifting his legs and body is a shadow of what it was earlier than and the battle towards Pacquia could be a huge occasion, but it isn’t very helpful for boxing. But Khan is going to do what he all the time does to battle the most important battles there. Extra should do the identical.

Kovalev Vs Yarde:

Daaam !!! I assumed when this battle was introduced. Once I heard it occur in Russia, it's greater than DAAAAAM !!!!!

This is the fitting old-fashioned for Rocky 4 Yard. I assumed the GBP would make this battle from Canel and I feel it might have been a superb struggle. I do know that Canelo has been criticized so much because he claims he is stressing Onerous to beat him, but Canelo just isn’t so small. He hydrates up to the weights, causing heavy issues with mild. He "just" provides away the peak and dimension if they fought in Mild Heavy

. Uncle Frank stated it was because Yarde was approved, but in line with Eddie Hearn, both Canelo and Kovalev have been desperate to battle. Is Kovalev "settled" within the Yarde battle? Is Canelo's battle day postponed to the Battle of Kovalev?

I feel that is the Siberian mountain where Yarde rises. Kovalev continues to be a really harmful fighter with wealthy experience.

Was Ward's plan to beat him? Perhaps. Nevertheless, as a lot as I like from Ward, it takes years of expertise to discover ways to spoil the flight, as he did (and with Froch) and get out of all of the unlawful assaults. Up to now, Yard has not shown that he can do something about this.

It's an enormous request to the yard.

Heavy action at London's O2 Saturday night time:

Worth Vs Allan:

Both have luggage of character and for promotional functions this can be a great battle. Two fighters, British, care for so much. The worth is heavy and it could drop heavy weight if it descends. However he has nice defects in protection. He has not been capable of repair them to date, so I’m fearful about the fact that he has the same drawback. Dave Allan is within the league. Win the worth with open doorways for him and why not.

Chisora ​​Vs Szpilka:

Dereck didn't actually make the world big together with his newest victory at Gash, so if he needs greater battles, he actually must do it.

acquired an honest degree of experience and may battle. I feel this can be a candidate for the night time contest.

Whyte Vs Rivas:

It’s a must to give it to Dillian for having the hardest preventing there. He might have freed his WBC No1 place rather more simply by preventing and he knew he had accomplished enough, Parker, Chorisa, Browne, Helenius to earn his photographs. Rivas is just not a joke, and it is undoubtedly for this. I help Dillian on this battle as a result of she has higher skilled experience than Rivas. Nevertheless, this also happened when AJ went into battle with Ruiz. Rivas, like Ruiz, has an extended successful novice document and victory over Ruiz. Both AJ and Dillia both came to boxing late. On paper, this could possibly be a troublesome night time from South London.

No World Cup this week.

I don't need to examine Sweet Pea with different era fighters. Let us keep in mind the good nights that he gave us to honor his memory. All one of the best. – Tabraze, London, USA

Amen, Tabraze. Whitaker screams and endlessly honors a educated fan and boxing literature like The Ring.

Whitaker will remain the pound-for-pound king endlessly in boxers' eyes and hearts all over the world. Rest in peace, pea.

First, the actually sad information was over Candy Pean. I had the entire week to listen to the information of his dying. I used to be still in mattress, my eyes closed when my spouse advised me about one other room. When he stated he had hit the automotive, I might solely achieve this sharply: "Oh no!" That's all I might gather because my purpose wasn't with me yet. I stored my eyes closed, hoping that I had a wierd dream. About 10 minutes later, my wife stated, “Did you hear what I stated? Pernell Whitaker died. “I turned away from bed considering. I’ve been a grim all through the week, which is a bit unusual, as a result of I used to be not the most important fan of Whitaker. I didn't like being in comparison with Roberto Duran throughout a light-weight title, but I respect him for combining all three massive mild titles by the summer time of 1990 (and keep in mind him in the shocking ice of Juan Nazario's first spherical) on tv as it was yesterday). When he changed his weight after 140 pounds after pitstop, I turned a troublesome fan. Going straight from Buddy McGirt to Julio Cesar Chavez in 1993 was a boss. I shouldn't have fearful if he had misplaced one or both of his hobbies (and from a small room inside MSG – I was there as a fan once I attended NYC faculty – I assumed McGirt was approaching him), he would nonetheless have paid tribute. Sweet Pea's early years – late 1980s / early 1990s – was a time once I developed an off-the-cuff boxing hook with a hard nut. I looked at him to battle all of the alternatives I received throughout my school. And now, as he went, as Steve Kim stated this week's Knockdown rule, it is like a teenager and a young adult is gone.

He had a Jedi-like capability to avoid photographs, identical to there was a tremendous superb fighter. He is among the few boxers of the fashionable era who haven’t any issues with historians in comparison with the legends of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s that fought over 100/200 races.

I all the time consider that God gave the expertise, he was an exceptional environment of concentration and coaching, power and climatic system, which is mostly a tribute to his pure expertise and made him a better all around. There isn’t any doubt that he has the pure capability or give attention to the ring or that he has been working on a ship, however I do not know the facility and care. I do know that his endurance was high, but he never appeared to be powerful / explosive or notably sporty. And his dedication to sport (not to his boat) could possibly be questioned because it is well known that he burns the candle sometimes at both ends, but his expertise, talent and ring IQ often saw him.

Pacquiao Vs Thurman: [19659002] one I'm really wanting forward to this. Their fashion could be very totally different, however I feel it's gel. Agreed. I feel it's an fascinating, hopefully funny struggle.

Tilting to Pacquiao right here. Most fans and media are.

My husband Thurmy

Few reasons. Don’t assume that Thurman has had much experience with the velocity Pacquiao brings. Hmmm… Plainly Pac has slowed right down to my drained eyes. But perhaps I'll examine her to her main type. Even the older, slower Manny model could possibly be too fast and agile for many blades. However perhaps Thurmy is best than most blades.

The time of Thurman, who has recovered from his injuries, has additionally paid him. It value him time and profession, but in the long run it is a good thing that he’s 100% healthy.

Couldn't assist, but when he had stayed lively, I feel he would have gained Garcia rather more convincingly and he can be a much larger menace to canine, Spence and Crawford. Danny Garcia is just not a simple man. And who knows? If he gets previous Pacquiao, perhaps he may be a menace to Spice and Crawford

Win, lose or draw after this struggle once we get Pacquiao Vs Khan ???? Apparently? Please! Do you really consider it? I don't assume so till I see both Amir and Manny of their fingers and thrusters.

From the attitude of Pacquiao, I can see why. He has achieved every little thing. There really is not any have to stop the service with a possible loss to Spence or Crawford. I don't assume Pacquiao is hanging on losses and he clearly doesn't understand that he is hurting the ring – otherwise he would have retired now. I feel if Uncle Al will get sufficient money for him, he shall be completely happy to take over the Spence-Porter winner. Manny is an old-fashioned.

Kovalev Vs Yarde:

This is the best old-fashioned for Rocky 4 Yard. The British challenger will surely be in the lion's cave.

I assumed the GBP would make this battle from Canel and I feel it will have been an excellent struggle. Even this yr can happen if Kovalev defends his WBO identify towards Yard (which is dangerous regardless of having no experience of top of the range opponents).

I do know that Canelo has been criticized quite a bit for claiming that he is stressing Kovalev's casting to win him, but Canelo shouldn’t be so small. Canelon's criticism? Nooooooooo… when and where does it occur?

He hydrated as much as the weights, inflicting heavy problems with mild. You're speaking a few very middle-class championship. There are numerous badas 175 pounds.

He "just" provides away peak and dimension if they fought in Mild Heaven. Yes. And the canine within the prime heavy heavy canine ​​are a lot better than Chavez Jr. and Rocky Fielding.

It wasn't. Uncle Frank stated it was as a result of Yarde was approved, however in response to Eddie Hearn, both Canelo and Kovalev have been wanting to battle. I feel they're both proper. Canelo and Kovalev need to battle, but Sergei is obligated to take care (and on the Canelo aspect it isn’t "exhilarating" to pay for Yard, the obligatory problem for WBO, to step apart).

That’s the reason Kovalev has "settled" within the Yarde battle? I feel that part of Kovalev needed to return residence to defend his re-acquired World Championship

Is the Canelo Day's Day's Shutdown to the Hardest Battle? So it seems; it doesn't need to cope with GGG.

I feel this is the Siberian mountain where Yarde rises. Kovalev continues to be a very dangerous fighter with wealthy experience. There isn’t a doubt about it, but Yarde can also be a menace to its explosive velocity and power.

Was Ward's plan to beat him? Nah, solely Ward was capable of "beat" Hardback in the best way he did as a result of these two races befell in Las Vegas, the place the ring officers know that ANDRE WARD can't do anything.

It's an ideal request to the yard. How do you call it? For the toughest, I will determine if he sets a disciplined battle, however I feel Yarde is a dwelling canine.

Worth Vs Allan:

It might be fun home heavy scrap. I cannot say that I’m in the games, however I try to watch it reside.

Chisora ​​Vs Szpilka:

Dereck didn't actually make the world large together with his latest victory at Gash if he needed the bigger battles he actually needed. I feel he's extra targeted on this as a result of Szpilka is a coarse customer (like him) and believes that the victory tomorrow night time can deliver him to the third battle with Tyson Fury.

. I feel this may be a candidate for the night time contest. It must be good. Both heavy gateways are aggressive in nature and may turn out to be wild, and they’ll never forget to shoot.

How do you name it? I'm going with Chisora ​​late in arresting or making a choice


Truthfully Dougie,

You really hear Pacquiao hater nowadays. I’m wondering why you're so bitter? Perhaps as a result of Boss Oscar Dela Hoya, to whom Pacquiao has murdered, has given a march. You possibly can anticipate that you simply additionally predicted that Oscar can be an excessive amount of for Pacquia the same thing Margarito and Cotto and Hatton. Win or lose whenever you continue to Pacquia. And don't give us this shit out of Vada. Manny has enrolled in it and was examined by Sean Gibbons, so you actually are as sorry because the chief editor of the primary magazine, who has misplaced all his right to even rely fighters as a racist bitch. – Karlo

Whoa! WTF is improper with you, son?

As an alternative of worshiping Pacquiao to the point that you’ve zero tolerance to anybody who can't fuck his ass as exhausting as you do, why not try to emulate class and respect him to point out his opponents and most of the people?

There isn’t a incontrovertible fact that I’m enthusiastic Pacquiao lately, or by choosing him to lose his battles just isn’t the same thing as a "hater" or "belittling" idol. I’ve an incredible respect for Pacquia's boxing profession and for most (definitely not all) what she represents outdoors the ring.

I have not given anyone a multitude that there isn’t any VADA testing on the show present on Saturday. I know Pacquiao enrolled in WBC's Clear Field program, and I mentioned it in my last mailbox, nevertheless it's not the identical as VADA's management of a specific battle. If I am challenged by this example, I have completed so by taking a look at each side and their promoter (-tajia).

You’re out of line to name me racist and unfold Ring and saying Oscar De La Hoya gave me (or anybody else's release) "march orders." Oscar doesn't assume Manny, dude.

And to the report once I didn't predict Pacquia to shock De La Hoya, I used to be not in the struggle (as many followers and scribes have been), and I used to be one of many few boxers who gave him a shot. And I chose Pacquia to win Margarito, Cotto and Hat. So, when you've found some class and manners, try to get a hint.


Man, this is likely one of the few occasions that I’m more enthusiastic than the primary undercard events! I can't await Chisora-Szpilka to struggle with Molina-Lipinets. I additionally take both underdogs Molina and Szpilka to win! Dangerous options, however I feel they will do it.

Even the Worth / Allen battle appears to supply some fireworks.

Don’t consider that any of these fighters can develop into masters of their departments, but they will definitely do

Nery ought to KO Payano and perhaps we’ll get a merger with Inoue! Japan Vs Mexico Indicators Me! Inoue is just another degree! I personally assume that he deserves more than LB4LB RANKING worth to Crawford.

I hope Panterita (Omar just isn’t Nery) can get W. I wouldn't have seen her towards Spence, even if it was an extended shot! – Carlos

Luis Nery

Spence vs. Figueroa can be suitable for PBC to sell in Texas, but all of a sudden, Ugas will get a choice tomorrow night time. For Nery, if he wins Payano, he shall be set up as a compulsory shot within the WBC bantamweight zone of Nordine Oubaal. If he can win Ouba (which isn’t a simple sign for 118 punners), he should face Inoue's little brother Takuma, who was the last WBC zone once I final checked, but who is aware of? Maybe Nery can skip the WBC title and problem the Ring Journal Champion if Nonito Donaire chooses to bypass the WBSS last. Inoue vs. Nery accelerated the exhausting head everywhere in the world, however this Showdown couldn’t happen in Japan as a result of Mexican fighters are forbidden to battle there.

I can't look forward to Chisora-Szpilka to struggle with Molina -Lipinets fights. These are matchups that promise to deliver lots of blood and intestines. You, my good friend, are the blood thirsty Ghoul. Welcome to the membership.

I take both downs Molina and Szpilka to win! Risky selection, but I feel they will do it. They both reside, little question. I’m rooted in Molina half, despite the fact that the tempo seems to be a profession with Lipinetsin.

The Worth / Allen battle additionally seems to supply some fireworks. It ought to be a enjoyable scrap.

Don't assume that any of those fighters would have the prospect to turn out to be masters in their department, however they definitely could make good battles. There’s greater than sufficient area within the sport of gatekeepers and totally different rivals


Hello, Doug:

I acquired a question for you, and if it is mailbag-worthy, you need to use it. HBO used before, and Showtime still does not ship the tour prizes on its important channels one week after the original battles. Have you learnt if ESPN or who sends PBC plans to do the same? I want to see some of these battles, however for me, virtually nothing is well worth the worth of the worth, and I'm already utilizing an excessive amount of on TV. For example, Thurman / Pacquiao is an fascinating however not fascinating pony for as a lot as $ 50 or $ 80 or another cable / Netflix invoice. I can all the time get a free unlawful torrent or stream or whatever, but I would like to help reasonably priced however reliable sources. Then tell me! Thanks! – Chris

First, the Pacquiao-Thurman card is FOX Pay Per View. (Geez, Fox Sports activities has promoted the wrestle for ladies's World Cup and MLB All-Star Recreation… they might be confused to know that there are boxers who don't know who hosts PPV… or worse, assume it's ESPN Manufacturing… LOL)

Second, the proposed worth for cable methods is $ 75 ($ 74.99).

Third, it is probably that a minimum of an important event might be repeated sooner or later, however it gained. Don't be subsequent Saturday. From Spence vs. Garcia, Fox retains his PPV efficiency obtainable at Demand (full worth) for 30 days. After this time, the primary event and one or two sub-card games are lastly played in Fox or FS1, whereas the opposite elements of the sub-card are played on Fox Deportes and on the community's digital platforms.


Okay Doug,

I see that this was based mostly on news that came out in current days about Canelon's failed talks with Kovalev. So who will take this date? Golovkin doesn’t appear to need to battle with anyone aside from Canelo, in order that he closes him out until he fights towards one other tomato sauce (what I hear is Munguia). Do you see GGG towards Murada in December in Japan? It will make much financial sense in the event you ask me, but I actually don't see it occur in a number of months.

What do you assume? Is September 16 destroyed this yr, or is GGG prepared to add and struggle towards Andrade? I hope he should get a real battle like Canelo to get his previous status back. Thank you, Doug. – Juan Valverde

If Golovkin fights on September 14, I think that he’s Andrade. Munguia is extra smart to this present day. For crucial occasion of the Mexican Independence Day weekend, you’ll need Mexico (Tecate, the most important boxing sponsor and main Mexican networks RECOGNIZE it). If GGG returns in October, Andrade could also be operating.

I see this coming from news that got here out in current days about Canelon's failed talks with Kovalev. S__t, I need to see it. Now I’ve to provide you with a new cowl and canopy sheets for the subsequent challenge of The Ring!

So who will take this date? GGG appears to be the only option… if solely he had a possible opponent with a star. Can you think about that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had not sent it in Canelo in 2017 and remained lively in 2018? Along with Golovkin, I can't think of anybody saving Andy Ruiz, however he is dedicated to agreeing with Anthony Joshua later later.

Golovkin does not appear to need to struggle aside from Canelo so that he closes him out until he is preventing another tomato sauce (which, I hear, it might be Mungu). I don't need to name Munguia Tomato, however yes, he can be a serious downhill vs. GGG. Nevertheless, I feel he would make a enjoyable (even aggressive) struggle for at the least a couple of rounds.

Ryota Murata. Photograph: Naoki Fukuda

Do you see GGG towards Murada in December in Japan? It is an choice that it is best to undoubtedly investigate (and I feel that each events have at the least some correspondence on the likelihood).

It will make a whole lot of economic sense when you ask me, however definitely won’t see it happen in a couple of months. If the money is true, boxing can happen, however sure, I don't see Matchup taking place on September 14th. It's okay for me, as a result of it in all probability ends in Las Vegas (blah). If it disassembled on the finish of December, it might in all probability occur in Tokyo, which signifies that the scary editor would ultimately have an excuse to return to the rising solar after 12 years.

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