Discussion in 'Boxing News and Discussion' started by sanchito, Oct 9, 2018.
Pac fought in several countries but successfully defended his title in 4.
Also, he fought in countries like macao and lumpur against americans, not against a home country rival. That makes a big difference.
Ali. Won a title in Zaire. Defended title in Phillipines, Malaysia, Canada, Germany and UK and give him half a point for a title defense in Puerto Rico.
Only other champion I can think of is Eusebio Pedroza.
ali defended those titles but didn't fight home country fighters.
I think Eusebio does meet that criteria, though.
Macao and Lumpur are not countries lol. But I get your point.
I'm looking at boxrec and I counted 5.
(6 if you count Australia as an added bonus cause you and I know he beat Jeff Horn)
And Finito defending titles 5x in 5 countries is only because he fought in a midget weight class where most of his opponents fought in Asia. But the fact that Manny is an 8 division champ trumps anything finito ever did.
who cares about the last part you posted. i'm talking about defending and winning in your opponent's home country.
btw, manny pac started down there, too.
DAZN gone bankrupt. Looking for a buyer or at least someone to purchase an equity stake. Looks like those fighters who signed those multi year-multi million dollar deals might be a little light in the pocket. They might even have to fight for a living now.
How does that work? I think canelo signed a 300 million dollar contract. Do they get installment payments every year or the full 300 up front? I would think it's not his problem his network is having financial problems.
Roberto Duran has tested positive for Covid 19 and is currently hospitalized in Panama.
Here's a crazy story about covid. My aunt went to a weekend retreat up in Washington. She went with a bunch of her girlfriends and one of her girlfriends husband drove them up there on a camper. When they came back on Monday they found out one of her girlfriends got infected with covid and so did her husband the one that drove the up there. He is now in critical condition in a hospital. They all got tested and my aunt's tested negative for covid. She spent all weekend with them but didn't catch it. My only explanation for that is that she's very healthy, eats healthy and works out. Plus shes 0 positive blood type like me which makes her less susceptible for covid 19 according to recent studies.
If they file bankruptcy he won’t be receiving anything from them. All contracts dissolved.
if thats the case, i'm surprised they didn't file over a year ago
Eddie Perkins was a jr.welter hof champion who fought in 20 countries of course not all title fights. 3 fights with Duilio Loi in Italy non title draw then a W wins title then and L loses title. 6 months later wins unified version wbc/wba in the Phillipines against Roberto Cruz. Defends twice in Japan against Japanese fighter and in Jamaica against Jamaican Bunny Grant. Then loses via split dec to Venezuelan Carlos Hernandez in Caracas. Fought many fighters in their hometowns. Here's an article about him. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-05-16-ct-met-eddie-perkins-obit-20120517-story.html Here's a good interview with Eddie Perkins http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/w0202-dh.htm
^^^See there, those are the types of posts i enjoy!
So you want me to copy and paste stuff from wikipedia and boxinrec.com? Ptff any monkey can do that.
If its something i don't know, then yes.
Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks. I guess I'm not much of a historian boxing fan. I remember watching a documentary of Mike Tyson and he talked about how Cus d'amato had a boxing library and he would sit there every day and watch these old fights on film for hours. Mike is such a knowledgeable guy when it comes to boxing. And in a way I think guys like Tip, Matos and yourself are that kind of fan. I'm not exactly a casual but I'm not excited about boxing as I once was. I'll watch fights here and there but don't care enough about the sport to read up on old champions and that's ok. It's not a competition it's just about what you like.
Good stuff here lol
Mexican prospect Alejandro "Rusito" Gonzalez passed away today from cancer. Gonzalez had a 15-0 record after turning pro at the age of 16. He last fought in April of last year and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with cancer. Gonzalez was 21.
Rusito Gonzalez. Gone On.
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