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[IWantOut] 20sF Philippines -> the Netherlands

Hello! Here are some introductory details:
• Graduated with a degree on advertising. • Currently an art director for about 9 months now. • Willingness scale to shift careers so I can leave my home country from 1 - 10, i'd say about 7. • With that in mind, current skills include graphic design, illustration, web design, art direction, and photography. Currently upskilling to UI/UX. • Travel history: been stamped twice for Schengen, currently have an eligible US visa, have been stamped a South Korean visa. Also a frequent-ish traveler, if that detail helps.
Why leave:
• Philippines is in its most terrible state since the 1970-1980 fascist rule. History is repeating itself. • Expedited by the COVID situation, we are now trillions in debt. The government is even now considering taxing apps like Netflix, Spotify, etc. to alleviate the growing debt. • Housing, especially in the capital city, is rapidly being taken over by under the table Chinese immigrants, even landlords are forcefully evicting current Filipino occupants because the immigrants offer double the rent pay. • Public facilities and cities are being sold to Chinese contractors. One of the provinces here are due to a "makeover" and turning it into a metropolitan & casino of the North. • Freedom of speech is being repressed surely and consistently day by day. Random arrests and killings. Elaborate lockdowns in place, with the military behaving dangerously similar to a dictatorship, in mask of calling it "quarantine".
Why Netherlands:
• I have a cousin there who is now a citizen and is working for a prominent shipping company. • From my travel to Holland, they give much respect to the arts/design to a point of giving a monthly stipend for artists back in the day but that is all I know.
Question proper: I would like to know how feasible it is to move there, particularly in terms of job prospects. Would furthering my studies there increase my chances too? And are universities/schools keen on design/art scholarships? The need to migrate is ever present & real but I am willing to stay home for a few years more should I need to build stronger credibility. Just as long as the end game will be living in the Netherlands (or should you suggest other amenable Schengen countries).
Thank you, and I hope you're all still faring well.
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If One had been deemed Nonessential

If One had been deemed Nonessential

one seen these around, the email to send your deal to: [email protected] as .doc or .odt

Okay the pen name editor who is going to work with NookPress.com will be taking a call for submissions from those businesses who seen the goldenrod fliers saying how those deemed wheat they were deemed of operations are to close. I spoke with the essential businesses in the area and one of them was kind enough to let me photograph the shelves of what was picked clean, I read what happened to one business in the area. I'm giving him a chance to tell his narrative how he was deemed nonessential. I am a remote worker out of the gate, and working with Walmart on a level that associates only read about on the national level -- okay whose heard of Rakuten?
Rakuten is the parent company of Kobo.com, as the eBook company had been producing content for a few years -- Draft2Digital (D2D) had harnessed them directly to publish. There will be an ISBN for this and the business who is providing them; needs the donation to keep running, I will explain -- he provides the bar codes that will mimic a title that's published on bigger trade paperback level. He is my bar-code man when I worked with CreateSpace up to being fired with them then I kept working with him when I came to The Book Patch, L.L.C. in October 2015.
I read of the card game business owner, planning to invite him in a way that might be having him introduce the project when ready and there will be a second editor who really is a local to Pinellas Beaches working on this. We're looking for those across county here to have the dialog with their counterparts back home. I read the news stories from back in Joliet, Illinois, about the two major casinos closing. Saint Petersburg, Florida, snubbed the Joliet news stories and Clearwater likes to snub cities that are about the same size as they are. Keep Saint Petersburg Lit will not even give Esque Dollar the time of day as I am interacting with The Weekly Challenger -- I invited them to where we're both at and the anthology is a submission call of those who want to engage in community journalism which carries a narrative journalism trait.
Olga Bof claims, 'Either the places neither have a website or none of them had a way to ship.' That's on them because Esque and I have shipping capabilities because of our boss at The Book Patch in Scottsdale, Arizona, the idea will be for those who can see a perspective of local elsewhere meaning if they didn't start in Florida. Or didn't start in Illinois, the perspective is a rhetorical in nature.
Dr. Anthony Chukuma, in Germany and the introduction writer on LaVerne EuBanks lead, A Landscape Of Colossians, published in February 2019, relates.
"This is the new norm. The world must learn how to do things differently."
Okay that is the thing that Pinellas Beaches, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Gulfport, and Largo will end up fighting him over -- especially if they had a Sundown Town background. My classmates Joe and Wei-Hong both related, "This is nothing new, the Xenophobia been there long before we were all born. Could you tell me something new?"
This had me willing to show a 29 year old lady from Bangladesh along with a mutual buddy of ours how to run a peer reviewed journal from the Desi perspective. Alignable had chimed in and a few posts where I did drawn about 41 comments each, one of them were some of the most lively that I saw in a year since the recent history I had joined the website. Those who are nonessential, required here is having a composition background.
"How did you get deemed nonessential, and what would you tell other nonessentials how to keep from violating a court ordered stay at home?"
This one though if the area feels left out on what the plan is being arranged -- okay I will say this, to have the kind of roster I worked with in 2007 one had to have earned that privilege. I doubt Pinellas County even earned that because I read the cases that went on from a reliable source, he responded to Crab Invasion quite well I have to admit. Hearing the Anti-Desi rhetoric okay I am going to say this much Pinellas County is crossing the line making that -- it's part of where I'm saying, "this doesn't reflect where I grew up. Pinellas Park lacks a sister city and same with Gulfport, Florida. Saint Petersburg, Florida, might risk losing their sister cities in the process of the will to not allowing the will to ship."
According to a postal worker in Saint Petersburg, Florida, the use of bikes make it difficult to deliver our media mail shipments if ordered in bulk. They need a Jeep Grand Cherokee that's from 2009 and kept in working order. Not suggesting a new vehicle though one that allows them not to ding the media mail (whether it's the Kobo eReader, tablet computer, trade paperback release or someone's DVD. I can see the bike used for the DVD though if it's bulk media -- please be considerate of where you are because a bike cannot handle the weight of that kind of parcel when it is bulk ordered.)
A community without a post office is not a real community, I know this might leave a mark when I will have the commentary about it -- if the community is a Sundown Town or claim to not be one of the grey towns. If they claim they're not, then end up being accent bias okay I'm going to say these towns have ways of staying Sundown without admitting so.
I'm going to drop multiple bombshells with all here, every tool I work with in publishing either originates from the European Union (LibreOffice,) Philippines (WPS,) or India (Zoho Corporation.) I am writing this up on Able Word so I sound more akin to someone who grew up Southern United States because being if one heard me speak, I have the ethnic Inland -- I am from an immigrant family and some of you who pull the immigrant cards I have friends who are Pakistani National and East Asian who I grew up with. So I'm going to say of the Pinellas Beaches area -- you have local businesses that are more ethnic than most. I supported some of your local though I am not exclusively local because I am a remote worker. I help those who are based out of where I worked too meaning I worked ten years in Morrisville, North Carolina, or close to ten years.
This is more for those in your own words, I am creating the form to submit your document and tell your narrative about being deemed nonessential. I am going to quote part of a comment from the one of the businesses that saw himself arrested -- the commented is Andrew Cromwell.
"Even if our business wasn't an essential. We would still be open because not all of us want to be unemployed or bankrupted. The whole stay home orders lack the right focus, it should be focused on keeping the sick and high risk people home."
The comment itself was not quoted in whole though I agree with this statement, I spoke with the businesses in the area affected by this and those who had been in social distancing mode. Another comment relates, "That's because Pinellas Park, the police apply their rules using the Good Ole Boy System. I would bet the stores not being harassed are family or friends of Pinellas Cops."
This comment being Lucas Rubinstien on the same post -- okay I know there are ideas going in multiple directions, my buddy Joe David relates after seeing the Goldenrod, "They have similar effect in Illinois too."
That's where I was getting at when I went seeking out these fliers on the doors and walls of businesses that are deemed nonessential. With this -- I am gathering all sides and allowing the pen name editor doing the dirty work, the thing I ask how am I supposed to know if a business in the region reflects a Sundown Code? I am drawing from the commentary on each of the thread alone -- those reading this, keep going,
"We are also a small business, hate to see what is happening to small business in Florida. Especially those of us who depend on tourism," Amber Rapp relates. This being a factor that Paul Gifford and I both chimed in on, producing 33780: The Digital Stone Age as a direct result (the ePub3 report contains language the population on Patch might find objectionable.)
So those who are finding this, how home are some of you behind a word processor and willing to put your narrative in print to talk with Joliet, Illinois? Because I was discovered by who would be known as Michael Imhotep's personal friends -- she worked on some of the visuals with LaVerne EuBanks lead project. So those who are deemed nonessential in this region, what is the riddle who is the essential or who is nonessential in Pinellas Beaches? Looking at these comments, how would you go about relating in a word processor about how this stay-at-home order affected you. Those of you who are wearing a mask and not work in the health field. Please leave them for the workers because I did the video showing the picked clean from Saint Petersburg and Largo, Florida, Supercenter.
Revenue Generating Network refused to answer my more pointed questions about businesses who operate exclusively on a remote basis. If nonprofits are operating on cyber-compacity and grudgingly doing this -- then what about those who get arrested for running a nonessential business? This write up for the pen name editor working on the project he will be taking the submissions from an email address based out of country. Those of use who thrived from the in-depth piece that's manuscript basis, don't reduce our body of work down to a 1200 word resume that insults our intelligence.
"I don't like where this is going," or "what about those who are no-to-low skill business owners? Where does exactly leave us with this kind of proposal -- please explain this like we're in first grade."
Okay my question becomes what is ones background like in composition writing? I know a few groans are going with this because the business owners I spoke with tend to not know much about academia or had invited a remark that's one of my sixteen deal breakers, "I didn't go to college."
I am selective who I recommend on Alignable because I don't know if the owner has access to Academia.edu. (Not to step on toes of a college, uh Saint Petersburg College, please proof read one of your categories on the site. You spelled "Graphic Design" wrong.) The deal breaker becomes if the word count is too short; and those who gain organic interaction it's a higher word count. The email this is designated with is based out of the Swiss government meaning it's anonymous and allows encryption. Those of you who are dependent on Gmail, Yahoo, Live or other operations sometimes don't understand when emailing a public official they might see this as public record. The thing with those who use Gmail.com or Yahoo.com -- one aspect I have an address book that's tabloid reporter's playground if they're looking right.
"How many contacts do you have in your email one account?"
I am trying to keep a straight face with this because LinkedIn.com -- I see as many as 3,560 followers and that's flux. 62 of them alone within Saint Petersburg, Florida, and I have 79 following me on Alignable.com while on the forums I see unique interactions. The programmer R. Richardson developed the program AbleWord is and allows to export as PDF and .doc, the Microsoft 1997-2003 export file. Open Office Document Text -- the history of this attachment well it's rather young. Office speaks of the contrast between Open Office Document Text though they don't speak about how versatile this is if in the right word processor. GMX.com and Google Docs both have this feature as a way to export native documents. Google Docs and Zoho Writer though hasn't harnessed the ability to export the .ePub (the latter is still tweaking this feature.) What I draw from the conclusions comparing notes from two shop owners in the same strip mall, one of them argued against eCommerce and the other told me, "Saint Petersburg, Florida, wasn't always a local only emphasis."
The latter part is what I am trying to encourage with those willing to work with the pen name editor and the editors in training to create the narrative journalism submissions from the nonessential operations. 321 Books in Saint Petersburg, Florida, relates, "I wish some of the authors on a local front had titles remotely looking like what resembles your classmate's project. They really don't pay attention to the typesetting or font face choices -- like you said, looks like they rush it together and use font faces that might be eyesores on a graphic designer."
This one added, "I never guessed you were a publisher from just looking at you, but the way you speak -- you either speak like a graphic designer or a publisher, but never encountered a publishing outfit lead by a graphic designer. Seeing what you showed me with one of you project. A font choice can either make or break a publication, might have a strong presentation though a weak font choice -- it will either make or break, like what you said."
While in the bookstore I was having my phone open and playing on Kobo.com to see if any of their locals have releases on the website. A few as I pointed out may had been leeched by Tate Publishing during their embezzlement run or from Xulon Press, charging them steeply then peddling their release off to their family to get them convinced they're published. One thing a number in Pinellas Beaches, Gulfport, or Saint Petersburg, Florida, won't even understand is how a number of the authors and brand building publishers were the prime of their mid-to-late 20s.
Nick [Popio] at the time was about 26 years old when I joined up. The generation born between 1974-1978 had changed the publishing game for better or worst, our publications raised the bar for indie owned operations and also defined a workforce that had been in play for a little less than the decade at the time. The start of the remote worker meaning all of us had pioneered user-created content. The thing with this region that didn't sit well is how I published authors who had the ties to Hollywood, Altamonte Springs, Largo, Saint Petersburg, Panama City, and believe it or not Pensacola brought me in. Then for me when I did my first namesake's reboot project -- local is Schaumburg and Gurnee, Illinois, the closing author in the reboot edition also had Lake County ties.
Pinellas Beaches, okay where does the writing patterns remain? This kind of deal one is asking to be fleshed out and thought-provoking in the process, I had followed websites that caught wind of a few news stories that Fox 32 Chicago grabbed up and ended up being viral reporting. Those news stories where they originated? Do I really have to answer this. Gulfport, Florida, if this finds you sit down and study each image that goes with this presentation, think about where I lived for 17 years -- around Joliet and what's known as Chernobyl of the West (being I was near three nuclear power plants.)
If this write up is the range it is; are each of you willing to meet us halfway like Career Source Pinellas did with me? Who exactly are deemed nonessential here, and who are exactly are essential?
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"No can really be safe nowadays..." - Senator Trillanes AMA for the lazy.

He's one of us. Human, after all.

Ligther side

redkinoko: On a lighter note, are hotels are still wary of you every time you book a room, after the whole Manila Pen thing?
TrillanesSonny: Haha. Hindi naman. Good client naman din kame since then : )
sadgaygirl: What are your dreams for your children?
TrillanesSonny: As a parent, I just want them to be kind and generous adults later on. As to their career path and love life, I just let them choose freely and then support their decision. I advise them from time to time when they ask for it.
Miamiheatfan4life: Senator pano po ba manligaw ng babae ?
TrillanesSonny: Pasensiya na, nakalimutan ko na. Its been a while. hehe.
LebronToWarriors: Senator what are your tips for a job interview ?
TrillanesSonny: Try not to be cocky and a know-it-all. A little humility can go a long way. It also helps if you dress up neatly.
tangina_nyo: Hello Senator, paano po magkaroon ng balls of steel na katulad ng sayo?
Sagot: maging fatalist ka.
silversoul: Hi, Senator. Taking this time to thank you for standing up for ideals and beliefs even if it means being in the minority.
So, my question is...Who is your favorite superhero?
TrillanesSonny: Thank you for your support. :) As to my favorite superhero, growing up, when I was still in grade school, I had a collection of Marvel comics of The Thing. Now, si Captain America kasi medyo hawig? Joke lang. Hehe!
On being pressed to answer kung sino ang pinaka cringe inducing politician, and divulge tidbits about these pols.
TrillanesSonny: Pwedeng pass muna ulit? Hehe. Sa meet-up na lang.
joesantana37
Good afternoon Senator, is your mother strict when it comes to drinking your milk when you were still young?
TrillanesSonny: Not really. But I was the one craving for it. Particularly, fresh milk.
mocha_utong: Senator, paano po ba mag move on pag may mahal na siyang iba?
TrillanesSonny: Inom ng konti tapos ligaw na ulet. hehe. =)

The big issues

1. What the opposition is doing and why they failed in getting their message across to the people.
I totally agree with your assessment that the opposition has met serious challenges in delivering its message to the people. There are some factors that caused this. One, duterte came in as one of the most popular presidents in history hence, early on the message of the opposition has been met with doubt and resistance by his popular base. Two, the propaganda machine of duterte is very effective. Three, culturally, the Filipino people are very patient and resilient that's why they don't tend to complain and rather just grin and bear it. But having said this, after two years, the political landscape has change drastically and I can honestly say that the majority of the Filipino people have seen the light. Mas nakaka penetrate na ngayon ang mga mensahe ng oposisyon.
Unknown to the public, the Opposition has consolidated and united its ranks the past few months. This new united opposition is led by Vice President Leni Robredo. We are also busy preparing for contingency scenarios like the declaration of nationwide Martial Law and railroading of the Charter Change/Federalism to make sure that we would be able to effectively counter these devious duterte plans.
ALSO this:
I am in favor of VP Robredo leading and being a focal point of the opposition at the same time. Why? Because the opposition needs to unite under one acceptable and recognized leader and that is VP Leni Robredo.
He also said Leni was competent and has the mandate as VP.
2. CPD question
This one is admittedly tricky. The CPD requirements are seen as unnecessary and a needless burden for professionals.
Trillanes explains that this was not unnecessary, and is actually a requirement laid down by other ASEAN countries. Keep up with the requirements and you would not have any problems working your profession in other ASEAN countries. As well as making Filipino professionals more globally competitive.
Trillanes assured that help is on the way.
I totally sympathize with our professionals as they go through the growing pains of this new CPD law. My office has already conducted 3 public hearings to address some concerns and has been closely working with the PRC to make the CPD programs affordable and accessible to them. We have gained headway in providing free CPD programs for public school teachers and nurses as both the DepEd and DOH are mandated to be CPD providers. We were also able to reduce the required CPD units for certain professions. Moreover, we are pressing the PRC to provide online courses to do away with the costly sit-in programs.
3. Federalism
Trillanes says no to changing the form of government to Federalism.
I am against the proposed shift to Federalism as a form of government. As a student of public policy, I have studied the different forms of government, and I believe we have yet to properly operate the current Presidential-Unitary form of government that we have. But aside from this, I oppose federalism due to the following reasons:
  1. At present, we have no sense of nationalism. This might further worsen once we divide the country into federated states.
  2. Political warlordism will become more pronounced. Imagine the political dynasties ruling in our country today. Now, if federalism would be implemented, these dynasties and warlords would become more powerful and more untouchable since they would be the same ones who would rule these states. Just a thought, sinu-sino sa tingin nyo ang magiging governor ng bawat federated state?
  3. On the economic side, this would a burden to our countrymen. Because aside from the federal tax imposed by the National government, the federated states will impose state taxes in order to support its state government.
4. Same sex marriage and divorce law
Rather than making excuses and posturing, Trillanes went the honest route and told Redditors that he didn't know much about the issue to make an informed decision.
5. Don't lose hope.
thatmrphdude: What can you say to Filipinos that are just sick and tired of all the headlines showing nowadays. It's just depressing. I feel really hopeless for this country.
TrillanesSonny: Don't lose hope. The political tide is actually turning. Soon, matatapos din ang malagim na yugto na ito ng ating kasaysayan.
Also this:
The past two years have been difficult for our country but our people are beginning to see the light. We have gained a lot of headway and I can honestly say that we are now winning the war. As our history shows, ultimately, the goodness, decency, courage and collective wisdom of the Filipino people will prevail.
And this:
moonwlkr67: Good afternoon, Sen Trillanes. It's my first time to participate in an AMA in Reddit. Gusto ko pong magpasalamat for soldiering on during these trying times in democratic republic. Pangalawa po, gusto kong itanong kung ano ang sa tingin nyo ang magiging "tipping point" para manaig ang pagka-makabayan ng mga Filipino higit sa pagka-partisan. Salamat po, and more power! :)
TrillanesSonny: Salamat din sayo. The tipping point would probably be kapag nagdeclare si duterte ng nationwide Martial Law or Revgov or pagka sinagasa nila ang Charter Change/Federalism kahit hindi isama ang Senado.
6. What he'd change in the Constitution
anobaate: If you could change a part of the constitution what would it be?
TrillanesSonny: The removal of the provision subjecting the AFP officers with the Commission on Appointments. This practice has rendered these officers vulnerable to politicization by hostaging their confirmation. I would rather have only the most senior officials be subjected to the process of the CA.
7. On Duterte
aivpt: Will Duterte ever commit an act so despicable that even his supporters give up defending him? What do you think will this act be?
TrillanesSonny: I believe he has already committed several despicable acts that chipped away at his support base, such as: pagmura kay Pope, the EJKs, pag-impose ng high taxes, paghalik sa OFW in South Korea, anti-tambay directive, and his attacks on God and the Christian faith. Every duterte supporter has threshold that depends on his level of fanaticism. Some, as early as nung minura si Pope, humiwalay na. But the most na bawas na suporta sa kanya is with his anti-God statements. Those who are still with him by this time would probably not leave him until sila mismo ang mabiktima.
Also this:
TrillanesSonny: Duterte remaining as president is the most alarming issue. He is killing our people; mismanaging the economy; messing-up our foreign policy; destroying the moral fabric of our society; and he is destroying our democratic institutions.
8. On Boracay
The Boracay closure is totally unnecessary. The problems caused by the illegally-placed sewage lines can be fixed even without closing the island. Until now, the government has yet to present a comprehensive rehabilitation plan which showed their incompetence and unpreparedness for this abrupt closure. More importantly, this is totally unfair to the thousands of displaced workers in the island. Personally, I believe this is another classic duterte shakedown so his business interests are pursued and protected. Aside from the casinos, there are reports right now that duterte's davao group are land grabbing in boracay in the guise of demolition for having questionable ownership documents. This is similar to what he did to Ongpin's philweb and the mining sector

Other stuff

  • Case against Mocha is still pending with the Ombudsman. sThinking Penoy will be arraigned on August 15. Less than one month na lang, TP...
  • His sense of duty motivates himo to go to work, maski ang sakitsakit na....
  • He thinks Bong Go will run for senate despite his denials. And sadly, there is nothing we could do to get rid of his tarps and campaign materials. Pinagtawanan din nila si Bong Go nung hinamon siya magsaksakan ng ballpen.
  • He would still be an active member of the AFP if the Oakwood mutiny did not happen.
  • Regarding the Province of China tarps: "It's clearly a prank by some sectors opposing duterte's foreign policy as regards China. But I'm surprised by the negative reaction of the duterte admin about it when in fact it was duterte himself who said this on national tv."
  • On personal safety: "Thank you for your concern. No can really be safe nowadays but we do our best to provide for my physical security."
  • The people he trusts in government: VP Leni Robredo, Minority Senators Drilon, Pangilinan, Aquino, Hontiveros and De Lima, Sen. Grace Poe. Some of them ay nakilala ko on a personal level, some of them ay consistent at aligned doon sa mga ipinaglalaban ko.
  • He thinks that public support for Duterte has waned. "I don't normally read troll comments so I'm not that affected. But, we use the negative comments from legit netizens as a gauge for the social media pulse. And with this, I can actually say that Duterte's support in social media has waned drastically the past few months."
  • On why he sees himself as a fatalist: "There was this series of life-changing incidents that happened to me when I was 18 years old and a graduating student in DLSU. It made me believe in the primacy of God's will."
  • Corruption in the AFP has significantly decreased since 2003. However, lately, we have been getting complaints from AFP officers about corruption involving the modernization funds of AFP.
  • On the Lumad issue: I'll ask my staff to check on this. I am against the militarization of the Lumads in the same vein that i am against their infiltration by the NPAs. The Lumads should be allowed to live without any external influence.
  • On the Bonifacio Day ouster rumor (throow12: Few days before the Manila Pen, I heard of a rumor that a GMA ouster was brewing up and it will happen in Bonifacio day, a few weeks after your "walk-out" in court, I heard that your actions supposedly pre-empted that ouster. Do you have previous knowledge of that supposed Bonifacio day action and one of your primary reasons for the walkout?): That's not true. May mga nafa-fundraising lang na gagalaw kuno pero hindi naman. Kilala ko yung mga nagpe-peddle ng information na ganyan.
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Example lang... Eleksyon 2019 Candidate Profile: Nancy Binay (Re-electionist)

Disclaimer: I am not in anyway connected (or plans to be connected) with Sen. Binay's campaign. This was my attempt at building a profile that can be useful for the upcoming senatorial elections.
Since re-electionists will most likely win and with the idea that the bills and resolutions they filed, supported, sponsored, voted foagainst/abstain would speak more clearly on who they are (and who they will be) as a lawmaker than campaign promises and platforms, I picked one and researched their previous legislative work. Binay was the second re-electionist to file her COC. I decided not to go for Pimentel because he could be disqualified. And to be frank, out of the 6 re-electionists, I reckon she was the least pabibo so it will be a more manageable task.
The information included here are based on what I believe are the important things I should look into as I consider a candidate with past legislative experience. Feel free to suggest other points of consideration.
Full Name: Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay Profession: Former Personal Assistant to Mayor Jejomar Binay, 16th and 17th Congress Senator Political Party: United Nationalist Alliance Political dynasty: Yes. Type: Fat Political Experience: First term senator, seeking re-election

As a Senator...

Committee positions:

  • 16th Congress:
  • 17th Congress:
    • Chairperson of the Senate Committees: 1) Tourism 2) Cultural Communities 3) Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development
    • Co-chairperson of the Joint Oversight Committee on Tourism
    • Vice chairperson of the Energy Committee
    • Member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal and 28 (out of 40) Senate Committees (Blue Ribbon / Accounts / Agriculture and Food / Financial Institutions and Currencies / Climate Change / Cultural Communities / Economic Affairs / Education, Arts and Culture / Electoral Reforms / Energy / Environment and Natural Resources / Finance / Foreign Relations / Games and Amusement / Government Corporations / Health / Labor and Employment / Local Government / National Defense / Peace / Public Order and Dangerous Drugs / Public Works / Social Justice / Tourism / Urban Planning / Ways and Means / Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality / Youth)
    • Member of Majority bloc

Legislations:

16th Congress:
  • Bills filed: 119 | Approved by President: 9 (Principal Author: 2 | Co-author: 4 | Author via Committee: 3)5
    • SBN2 510: National Teacher's Day. Role: Made co-author with other senators present
    • SBN 712: Expanded Senior Citizen's Act. Role: Made co-author with other senators present
    • SBN 1647: Act of Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage. Role: Principal Author
    • SBN 2043: Maritime Industry Authority. Role: Made co-author with other senators present
    • SBN 2226: Student-Athletes Protection Act of 2014. Role: Author via Committee Report
    • SBN 2400: Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014. Role: Principal Author
    • SBN 2890 3: Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability. Role: Author via Committee Report
    • SBN 2968 3: Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Role: Author via Committee Report
    • SBN 2437 3: Php75,000.00 Cap for Income Tax Exemption of the 13th Month Pay/Other Benefits. Role: Made co-author with other senators present
  • Resolutions: 1514
    • SRN2-1673: Illegal Drug Trade in Iloilo
    • SRN-1637: 'Laglag-Bala' Extortion Modus Operandi
    • SRN-1573: Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCS/IPs)
    • SRN-1533: Balikbayan Boxes
    • SRN-1492: Coco Levy Assets and Coco Levy Funds
    • SRN-1241: Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program
    • SRN-1131: Conditional Cash Transfer Program
    • SRN-1051: Child Rape Cases
    • SRN-905: Kickbacks From Excessive Legal Fees of Foreign and Local Legal Consultants
    • SRN-840: MRT-3 Malfunction
    • SRN-837: Lack of Capacity to Provide Deposit and the Payment of Hospital Dues
    • SRN-691: Barangay Health Workers
    • SRN-635: Salary Standardization Laws
    • SRN-567: Delisting of Delfin Lee From the PNP Most Wanted Persons List
    • SRN-560: Shame Campaign Advertisements of the Bureau of Internal Revenue
    • SRN-542: Cyber-Attacks on Official Philippine Government Websites
    • SRN-504: United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • SRN-474: Cyberethics (Social Media)
    • SRN-467: AFP Anti-Drug Campaign
    • SRN-405: Government's Delayed Response to Typhoon Yolanda
    • SRN-373: Cash-For-Work Program
    • SRN-252: Privatization of Public Hospitals
    • SRN-253: Public Utility Vehicles
    • SRN-254: Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)
17th Congress:
  • Bills filed: 149
    • Approved by President: 2 (Author via Committee: 2 | Co-sponsor: 1)5
      • SBN 1444: Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act. Role: Author via Committee Report, Co-sponsor
      • SBN 1592 3: Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). Role: Author via Committee Report
    • Passed by Both Houses: 6
      • SBN 2023: Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict Act. Role: Author via Committee Report, Co-sponsor
      • SBN 1753: Social Security Act of 2018. Role: Author via Committee Report
      • SBN 1537: The Healthy Nanay and Bulilit Act. Role: Author via Committee Report, Co-sponsor
      • SBN 1455: The Filipino Sign Language Act. Role: Principal Author, Co-sponsor
      • SBN 1305: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017. Role: Author via Committee Report, Co-sponsor
      • SBN 1390: Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act. Role: Author via Committee Report
    • Conference Committee Report Approved by the House of Reps.: 1
      • SBN 1578: Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Act of 2017. Role: Author via Committee Report
    • Pending Conference Committee: 1
      • SBN 1896: Universal Health Care for All Filipinos Act. Role: Author via Committee Report, Co-sponsor
    • Approved on Third Reading by the Senate: 2
      • SBN 1971: Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act. Role: Author via Committee Report
      • SBN 1477: Positive Discipline of Children Act of 2017. Role: Author via Committe Report
    • Approved on Second Reading, with Amendments: 1
      • SBN 1850: National Integrated Cancer Control Act. Role: Author via Committe Report, Co-sponsor
    • Pending Second Reading, Special Order: 3
      • SBN 2059: Tax Amnesty Act of 2018. Role: Author via Committe Report
      • SBN 1888: Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act of 2018. Role: Principal Author
      • SBN 1528: Department of Culture Act. Role: Author via Committe Report
    • Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report: 23 Not going to list them for brevity since the above mentioned bills cover the bills that should be listed here.
    • Pending in the Committee: 102 Not going to list them for brevity since they are still in the early stages of the legislative process.
  • Resolutions: 139.4
    • SRN-892: Flood Management Master Plan
    • SRN-885: Child Exploitation in the Country
    • SRN-844: Unclaimed P1.3 Billion Cash Grants Under the Conditional Cash Transfer Program
    • SRN-847: Imposition of Additional Requirement of No Pending Criminal Cases involving Moral turpitude on officers of revenue generating agencies
    • SRN-816: Waste Management in Island Destinations Across the Country
    • SRN-813: Binondo-Intramuros Bridge
    • SRN-750: Social Mitigating Measures Under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law
    • SRN-721: Advertisement Placements Made by the Department of Tourism
    • SRN-686: Inventory of Island Destinations
    • SRN-593: Status of the Country's Rice Supply
    • SRN-565: Inquiry: Immunization Program of the Department of Health
    • SRN-552: Automated Election System
    • SRN-480: Sign Language Interpreters
    • SRN-396: Un Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • SRN-326: Allegations Against Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano (Tourism Promotions Board)
    • SRN-313: Zero Tourism Waste Policy
    • SRN-304: New Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Coaches   Some notable resolutions filed with other senators:
    • SRN 516: Urging the Government to Stop the Spate of Killings). Became controversial after 7 senators complained they were left out.
    • SRN-184: Alleged Sex Video Attributed to Senator Leila De Lima
    • SRN-388: Supporting the Proclamation No. 216 (Declaring a State of Martial Law). Adopted by the President.
    • SRN-739: Informing the President and the House of Representatives That Senate Leadership Has Been Reorganized. The majority bloc unanimously voted for Sen. Sotto to replace Sen. Pimentel as Senate President.
    • RBH-14: State of Martial Law in the Whole of Mindanao. 2nd Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.
    • SJR-5: Increasing the Monthly Pension of the Sss Pensioners   Some notable resolutions she voted against or didn't sign:
    • SRN-390: Joint Session and Deliberation on Proclamation No. 216 (State of Martial Law). Lost, instead SRN 388 was adopted.
    • SRN-738: To Uphold the Constitution on the Matter of Removing a Chief Justice From Office.  
Supplemental: A summary of her votes and roles on bills of national importance approved by the President in the 16th and 17th Congress.

As a Member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal...

Binay voted to grant the petition to disqualify Poe as senator in 2015 along with the 3 Supreme Court justice (Carpio, Leonardo-de Castro, and Brion) tribunal members.

Stand on Key Legislative Agenda:

From Duterte's First SONA Stand
Federalism Enhance and strenghten Local Government Code first.
TRAIN Author via committee report. Voted in favor. Later called for inquiry on the slow distribution of social mitigating measures and, with other re-electionists, for suspension of TRAIN.
Emergency powers to address traffic Voted yes on the committee report granting Duterte emergency powers.
Driver's License and Passport Validity Extension Voted in favor for both approved bills.
FOI Called for immediate passage of FOI during 16th Congress. In the 17th Congress, voted yes on the committee report for SBN 1208 which is currently pending 2nd reading.
People's Broadcasting Corporation Can't find any info. Bill is still pending in committee.
Whistleblower Protection Law No info available. All bills filed in the 17th congress are pending in the committees.
BBL Voted for approved bill.
Separate department for OFWs No info available. All bills filed in the 17th congress are pending in the committees.
Relax bank secrecy law Opposed BIR's proposal to lift secrecy laws for tax purposes in 2014. Can't find any info on her stand to the latest bills pending in the 17th congress.
 
Priority bills agreed by Leaders of Both Houses Stand
Free Internet Access in Public Places Act Voted for approved bill.
Affordable Higher Education for All Act Voted for approved bill.
Bill amending certain penalties and values under the Revised Penal Code Voted for approved bill.
Philippine Mental Health Act Voted for approved bill.
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Act Voted for approved bill.
An act authorizing the court to require community service in lieu of imprisonment where the penalty is arresto menor No info available. All bills filed in the 17th congress are pending in the committees.
An act penalizing the refusal of hospital and medical clinics to administer medical treatment in emergency cases Voted for approved bill.
Universal Health Care Act Co-author and co-sponsor; bill pending in conference committee.
Bill providing free irrigation services Voted for approved bill.
Agrarian and Agricultural Credit Condonation Act No info available. Bill filed in the 17th congress is pending in the committees.
Prohibition of the conversion of irrigated lands No info available. Bill filed in the 17th congress is pending in the committees.
Bill amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act to include casino operators Voted for approved bill.
 
Other Key Issues Stand
Anti-Dynasty Bill Voted yes on the committee report for SBN 1765 which is currently pending 2nd reading. But in 2014, she vocally opposed the bill when Aquino promised to sign any anti-dynasty bill that passes in the Congress.
Divorce Against
Abortion Against. She is also against RH Law.
Medical Marijuana No info available. When the Lower House committee approved of the bill, Sotto said a similar bill would have no hope in the Senate.
Death Penalty Against
Lowering the minimum age of criminal liability Against
Jeepney Modernization No info available.
Endo Voted yes on the committee report for SBN 1826 which is currently pending 2nd reading. She was one of the senators who vocally urged the government to regularize their contractual workers employed for decades.
Same-sex Marriage Against
SOGIE Bill Voted yes on the committee report for SBN 1271 which is currently pending 2nd reading.
SSS pension hike She filed SBN 181 (pension and other benefits hike) which was later consolidated with SBN 1753 that is currently passed by both Houses.
Salary Standardization Voted for the SSL 4 of the 16th Congress but it was left pending in the bicam committee. In the 17th Congress, voted yes for SBN 1577 (like SSL 4, wage increase for military) which is currently pending 2nd reading. She also filed SBN 2034 (increase of public school teacher's monthly salary) which is pending in the committee.
Amending the political party system, Anti-Turncoatism Position unclear. She said it's not an issue for her since she's loyal to UNA.
Decriminalizing Libel In a senate hearing in 2014, she shared Pimentel's view that decriminalizing libel might lead to more media killings. All bills filed in the 17th congress are pending in the committees.
(If there are other key issues I forgot to add, do let me know.)

Controversies:

  • Her qualifications when she decided to run for senator as the 12th candidate of the UNA ticket after Joey De Venecia backed out.
  • She didn't participate in any debate during her senatorial campaign.
  • During the Blue Ribbon committee hearing on the Makati City Hall II parking building, Bondal and Mercado accused that she, with other members of her family, "amassed kickbacks from the construction of the controversial carpark building." Particularly, Mercado alleged she was involved in the "Makati City government's project of free birthday cakes to its senior citizens."
  • On Hacienda Binay, she said: "How I wish we have a hacienda like that but it really isn’t ours."
  • She was with her brother, then Makati mayor Junjun Binay, at the time of the incident involving security guards in Dasmariñas village.
  • After the Ombudsman announced the suspension of her brother, ex-Makati mayor Junjun Binay, she accused "the Aquino administration of using the Office of the Ombudsman to discredit Vice President Binay and members of his family as the 2016 presidential elections draws near."
  • After Trillianes accused her (and her sister) for misusing their PDAF allocations, she hits back by denying she ever received PDAF and challenging Trillianes to explain his DAP allocation.
  • She received the most attention during the senate probe on DAP. Her grilling of Aquino's cabinet members received mixed reactions, some people praised her while others called out her hypocrisy (she called for Sec. Abad to attend the hearings while her dad snub the Makati City hall probe).
  • Voted for Sen. De Lima's ouster when Sen. Pacquiao motioned for the Blue Ribbon committee chairmanship be vacated.
  • Signed the adopted resolution (SRN 388) in support of the Declaration of martial law in Mindanao. She was absent during the joint session vote for the first extension. Voted for second extension of martial law in Mindanao.
  • Didn't sign the resolution (SRN 738), along with 9 other majority bloc senators, urging the Supreme Court to review CJ Sereno ouster.
(If there are other controversies I forgot to add, do let me know.)  
Thanks for reading! Any mistake is mine. Feel free to point it out as well as any improvement that can be made. :)
Notes: [1] Archived Committee Membership for the 16th Congress isn't available at senate.gov.ph. Retrieved from wikipedia edit history. [2] SBN = Senate Bill Number. SRN = Senate Resolution Number [3] Search results filter: Author (Binay) + Legislative status (Consolidated with Approved Bill) [4] Only resolutions where Binay is the lone author excluding congratulatory, commemoratory, or condolatory resolutions. For brevity, not all requests for inquries are included. [5] Definition of terms:
  • Principal Author whoever filed the bill first in case of multiple bills on the subject.
  • Principal Sponsor introduces the bill to the senate floor, expresses the contents and purposes of the bill to open the debate.
  • Author via Committee Report, author (or one of the authors) of the approved committee report.
  • Co-author, filed a similar bill that was substituted or consolidated by the committee report. Senators can also request to be made coauthor. Committee members who signed the committee report can be listed as co-authors.
  • Co-sponsor supports the bill and helps demostrate the bill's popularity and improve its chances for passage.
Data Sources: www.senate.gov.ph and relevant news articles
Other Notes:
  • I didn't include educational attainment because it's not a requirement under current laws. And I personally don't agree that there should be one. Nor do I believe that it should be an important criteria for a voter. A higher education doesn't necessarily equate to competency, integrity, or political willingness. Nor can we categorically prove previous lawmakers with higher education are more competent, have more integrity and political will than less educated lawmakers; simply because the barriers to entry for good-intentioned nobodies are so high (machinery and money), only a certain kind of less educated candidates (celebrities) have won nationally. Politicians, especially from families who have made politics their careers, can buy diplomas to help their image.
  • Because of the limitations of the search feature in senate.gov.ph, only bills they authored and sponsored are included. Bills they sponsored but didn't author are not included here.
 
Edit History: Added controversial decisions from SpitfireBlue's comment. 10/24/2018 Tweaked some formatting.
 
[Sorry kung ang advance ko mag-isip. Inaksyonan ko na agad ung ideyang nabuo sa isip ko bago pa ako kainin ng katamaran.]
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Bato, parang tsismosa lang sa kanto.

One of the most frustrating things about the Resorts World Incident is that officials have not been inspiring confidence in their credibility. There are people who come up with conspiracy theories, there are those who doubt if it was really a robbery, and there are those who might be believing the truth presented on media by the government, but still have a lot of questions on their minds. But who could blame them, when the very officials who handled the incident have very different views of what happened as well as experts on the matter having different opinions as well.
Round 1: Is it a terror attack? BatodelaRosa vs. SITE
Round 2: Sure na hindi ISIS? BatodelaRosa vs. Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenza (who said we cannot rule ISIS hand in the attack yet)
Round 3: Sure na hindi ISIS? BatodelaRosa vs. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (who said he disagrees with Bato's lone wolf assessment" and insists it's a terror attack similar to what has been seen in other countries.
Round 4: What is terror? BatodelaRosa (hindi terorista kasi hindi naman niya binabaril yung mga tao) vs. terror analyst Sidney Jones (who said that terror is a form of violence that aims to influence an audience...and can still sow fear in those who identifies with the victims, even without the use of gunfire)
Round 5: What is terror? BatodelaRosa (hindi terror yun kasi pataas yung baril) vs. Raffy Alunan (who said that a "hallmark" of a terrorist attack is having a venue that has "high human traffic" and is "frequented by foreigners.")
Round 6: The death of the shooter. BatodelaRosa (nanlaban, kaya pinatay) vs. Abella and Albayalde (suicide)
Round 7: Hotel security guard accidentally shot himself. BatodelaRosa vs. RWM COO Stephen Reilly
Round 8: Robbery? BatodelaRosa vs. Raffy Alunan (who expressed shock at the conclusion, and said that the shooter's actions were not the footprints of a thief)

Bato vs. the Truth

Sige fine. Siguro difference in opinion lang talaga. Baka nga naman may access si Bato sa information and intelligence reports na confidential at hindi natin alam. But what about the PNP Chief's pronouncements that were later proven to be false?
Bato: Foreigner, Caucasian ang suspect.
Truth: Jessie Javier Carlos is a Filipino
Bato: Naka private car sya. We are looking for his car.
Truth: He came in a taxi.
Bato: Claimed that the gunman was killed after resisting arrest
Truth: It was the security personnel of RWM who wounded the suspect
Bato: Lahat ng empleyado at guests ng Resorts World ay na-evacuate.
Truth: Close to 40 people died.
Bato: Yung security guard ng RWM, nabaril sarili niya...
Truth: Stephen Reilly denied the report of Philippine National Police Ronald dela Rosa that a security guard of the casino accidentally shot himself.
BONUS: From John Nery, May 2, 2017
No chief of the Philippine National Police has brought as much disgrace and discredit to the institution he heads as Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, a likeable enough police officer promoted beyond his capacity and competence. His chief claim to fame was his total support for the presidential candidacy of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, whom he worked with closely when he was Davao City police chief; the main reason he remains head of the country’s 170,000 police officers is the President’s complete trust in him.
In what way has Dela Rosa been detrimental to the long-term interest of the PNP?
First, he has trivialized his office. Dela Rosa is the first PNP chief to allow a police mascot to be made in his likeness; he has not only encouraged the use of the “Bato” mascot, distinguished by its bald head, but also revels in it. This is quite literally a caricature of the enormous responsibility the national police chief must discharge—especially if one were to believe the administration propaganda about the severity of the illegal drugs problem. But the mascot is perfectly representative of Dela Rosa’s approach to law enforcement: cut a high media profile, and then hope for the best.
Alvarez’s cutting comments last January attacked this aspect of Dela Rosa’s time in office: He seems, the Speaker wrote, to be more “interested in having a show biz career and in landing on society pages of newspapers with his being everywhere doing mundane things like singing videoke and watching concerts.” This celebrity-seeking orientation is demoralizing to the ordinary policeman, who must contend with more and more questions about the role of the PNP in the bloody war on drugs, which mostly claims the lives of the poor.
Second, he has politicized the office. Dela Rosa must have been the first PNP chief to respond to questions from senators inquiring into police matters according to their political affiliation; unctuous toward administration allies, passive-aggressive toward opposition lawmakers. This is unprofessional conduct that has consequences down the line. But beyond this, there is also the widely shared perception, discussed by politician and policeman alike, that following his initial burst of popularity he is preparing for a Senate run.
I understand Alvarez’s warning then, that Dela Rosa “buckle down to work or better yet give the job to someone else who is dead serious in leading the PNP,” as a shot across the bow of the PNP chief’s political ambitions.
Third, he has failed to exercise true leadership, and because of his failure, the PNP has created subcultures of impunity. These have allowed the PNP’s own illegal drugs task force to murder the likes of Jee Ick-joo, and the Manila police to host a legalized kidnap-for-ransom business. Dela Rosa’s preferred mode of interaction with the men and women of the PNP, the blustery speech, has no real impact. As Alvarez said last January: “The commission of a heinous crime right [under] his very nose is not only an insult but [also] a clear indication that he has lost the respect of his people.”

And now we have a fourth, shooting off his mouth whenever he sees media reporters and TV cameras.

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The Greatest Sport On Earth - A guide to the best fights in boxing history

Nothing beats a great fight. Not football, not soccer, not baseball. Want to put this to the test? If your neighbors were throwing down on your lawn during the Super Bowl, your living room would be empty before someone could shout out World Star.
What follows below is a comprehensive list of the greatest fights of all time. Not all fights are created equally. Some are here for different reasons. They will be labeled as such.
One thing you will learn is that great fights are always happening. If you like Rocky type of violence, you only need to tune into any card 3 hours early and watch young kids desperately try to make their names against veterans who are clinging onto their meek stance in the sport.
Let's get right into things:

The Classics

Below is a list of the generally agreed upon greatest fights. If you’re on the fence or brand new to boxing, this is the first list of fights you should look at. Below have stood the test of time. The events of the fights below leave a lasting impression. They never leave the mind. They require revisiting again and again because full appreciation of the brutality, of the artistry, of the drama cannot be drunk in just one gulp.

Marvin Hagler 60(50)-2-2 vs Tommy Hearns 40(34)-1

12 rounds WBC world middleweight title WBA world middleweight title IBF world middleweight title April 15, 1985 Cesar Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube HBO Legendary Nights

Diego Corrales 39(32)-2 vs Jose Luis Castillo 52(46)-6-1

12 rounds WBC world lightweight title WBO world lightweight title May 7, 2005 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube

Arturo Gatti 34(28)-5 vs Micky Ward 37(27)-11

10 rounds super lightweight division May 18, 2002 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut YouTube

Alexis Arguello 72(59)-5 vs Aaron Pryor 31(29)-0

15 rounds WBA world super lightweight title November 12, 1982 Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida YouTube HBO Legendary Nights

Muhammad Ali 31(25)-0 vs Joe Frazier 26(23)-0 I

15 rounds WBC world heavyweight title WBA world heavyweight title March 8, 1971 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York YouTube

Bobby Chacon 50(42)-6-1 vs Rafael Limon 50(37)-12-2 IV

15 rounds WBC world super featherweight title December 11, 1982 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California YouTube

Erik Morales 35(28)-0 vs Marco Antonio Barrera 49(36)-2

12 rounds WBC world super bantamweight title WBO world super bantamweight title February 19, 2000 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube

Riddick Bowe 31(27)-0 vs Evander Holyfield 28(22)-0

12 rounds WBC world heavyweight title WBA world heavyweight title IBF world heavyweight title November 13, 1992 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube HBO Legendary Nights

Israel Vazquez 41(30)-3 vs Rafael Marquez 36(32)-3

12 rounds WBC world super bantamweight title March 3, 2007 Home Depot Center, Carson, California YouTube

Ray Leonard 30(21)-1 vs Thomas Hearns 32(30)-0

15 rounds WBC world welterweight title WBA world welterweight title September 16, 1981 Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube HBO Legendary Nights

Salvador Sanchez 33(27)-1-1 vs Danny Lopez 42(39)-3

12 rounds WBC world featherweight title February 2, 1980 Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona YouTube

Julio Cesar Chavez 68(56)-0 vs Meldrick Taylor 24(14)-0-1

12 rounds WBC world super lightweight title IBF world super lightweight title March 17, 1990 Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube

Muhammad Ali 48(34)-2 vs Joe Frazier 32(27)-2

15 rounds WBC world heavyweight title WBA world heavyweight title October 1, 1975 Amanita Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines YouTube

Historical Classics

These fights are all pre-1980. Some are in black and white. None are any less brutal than the fights below or above.

Joe Louis 35(29)-1 vs Max Schmeling 52(37)-7-4 II

15 rounds World heavyweight title Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York June 22, 1938 YouTube

Carmen Basilio 51(25)-12-7 vs Sugar Ray Robinson 140(91)-5-2

15 rounds World middleweight title September 23, 1957 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York YouTube

Rocky Graziano 45(34)-7-5 vs Tony Zale 63(41)-16-2 II

15 rounds World middleweight title July 16, 1947 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois YouTube

Carmen Basilio 47(21)-11-7 vs Tony DeMarco 47(30)-6-1

15 rounds World welterweight title November 30, 1955 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts YouTube

Rocky Marciano 42(37)-0 vs Joe Walcott 51(32)-16-2

15 rounds World heavyweight title September 23, 1952 Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania YouTube

Jack Dempsey 52(42)-4-9 vs Luis Firpo 25(21)-2

15 rounds NYSAC world heavyweight title September 14, 1923 Polo Grounds, New York, New York YouTube

Joe Louis 54(46)-1 vs Billy Conn 62(13)-10-1

15 rounds World heavyweight title June 19, 1946 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York YouTube

Ray Robinson 128(84)-1-2 vs Randy Turpin 40(29)-2-1 I

15 rounds World middleweight title July 10, 1951 Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom YouTube

Gene Tunney 54(44)-5-9 vs Jack Dempsey 63(47)-1-1 II

10 rounds National Boxing Association World heavyweight title September 22, 1927 Soldiers Field, Chicago, Illinois YouTube

Emile Griffith 52(18)-7 vs Nino Benevenuti 71(30)-1

15 rounds WBC world middleweight title WBA world middleweight title April 17, 1967 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York YouTube

Muhammad Ali 44(31)-2 vs George Foreman 40(37)-0

15 rounds WBC world heavyweight title WBA world heavyweight title October 30, 1974 State du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo YouTube

Rocky Marciano 42(37)-0 vs Joe Walcott 51(32)-16-2

15 rounds World heavyweight title September 23, 1952 Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania YouTube

George Foreman 40(37)-1 vs Ron Lyle 31(22)-3-1

15 rounds vacant NABF heavyweight title January 24, 1976 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube

Contemporary Classics

These fights are a little more recent. Mostly post 80s, but certainly deserving of being in a separate category of classic fights.

Roberto Duran 71(56)-1 vs Ray Leonard 27(18)-0

15 rounds WBC world welterweight title June 20, 1980 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada YouTube

Nigel Benn 39(32)-2-1 vs Gerald McClellan 31(29)-2

12 rounds WBC world super middleweight title February 25, 1995 New London Arena, Millwall, London, United Kingdom YouTube

Marvin Hagler 61(51)-2-2 vs John Mugabi 25(25)-0

12 rounds WBC world middleweight title WBA world middleweight title IBF world middleweight title March 10, 1986 Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada YouTube

Salvador Sanchez 43(31)-1-1 vs Azumah Nelson 13(10)-0

15 rounds WBC world featherweight title July 21, 1982 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York YouTube

Herol Graham 43(26)-2 vs Julian Jackson 40(38)-1

12 rounds vacant WBC world middleweight title November 24, 1990 Torrequebrada Hotel & Casino, Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain YouTube

Hector Camacho 28(15)-0 vs Edwin Rosario 28(24)-1

12 rounds WBC world lightweight title June 13, 1986 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York YouTube

Roberto Duran 84(61)-7 vs Iran Barkley 25(16)-4

12 rounds WBC world middleweight title February 24, 1989 Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey YouTube
Note: I typically do not re-watch fights. I have a few that I do for sentimental reasons, but on the whole I don't watch fights more than once if I don't have to. I've provided some blurbs below from what I can remember of fights. As I remember more, I'll continue to add them in. Nearly all of these fights are on YouTube.

Heavyweight Brawls

Everyone loves a good heavyweight scrap, right? I can't be as detailed with the rest of the lists (you'll soon see why) so if one of these interests you, you're gonna have to do the googling yourself. Anyway, this is part of the fun of boxing anyway. Simply watching a brawl isn't always enough. There's nothing quite like watching a back and forth fight with some emotional investment or having something at stake in the fight. I recommend from here on out you research these fighters. You might spoil the result, but most of these fights stand alone. Even if you know the result they're nearly all exciting.
  • Ike Ibeabuchi vs David Tua
  • Lamon Brewster vs Siarhei Liakhovich
  • Michael Moorer vs Bert Cooper
  • Tommy Morrison vs Razor Rudduck
  • Tommy Morrison vs Joe Hipp
  • Ron Lyle vs Ernie Shavers
  • Lennox Lewis vs Vitali Klitschko
  • Derrick Jefferson vs Maurice Harris
  • Jumbo Cummings vs Frank Bruno

The 80s

It's going to be rare to find any of these fights in crystal clear HD, but I don't think it's necessary. Knockouts are knockouts.
  • Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Yaqui Lopez II (I can't remember where I read this, but someone said "You know a guy is guaranteed fireworks when his name is Yaqui.")
  • Freddie Pendleton vs Frankie Randall
  • Rocky Kelly vs Tony Brown
  • Bernardo Pinango vs Frankie Duarte
  • Michael Carbajal vs Will Grigsby
  • Art Jimmerson vs Lenny LaPaglia (There is very little defense in this one.)
  • Freddie Roach vs Tommy Cordova (Watching Freddie Roach fight will tell you all you need to know about how he trains.)
  • Bobby Chacon vs Cornelius Boza Edwards
  • Edwin Rosario vs Jose Luis Ramirez

The 90s

Okay, quality is steadily increasing.
  • Johnny Tapia vs Paulie Ayala (A lot of sites list this among the classics list at the very top. I'm not going to go that far because I like balance.)
  • Marco Antonio Barrera vs Kennedy McKinney (This is the first fight ever on HBO's Boxing After Dark. It's a highly tactical war.)
  • Pernell Whitaker vs Jose Luis Ramirez (Who said defense wasn't fun?)
  • Junior Jones vs Kennedy McKinney
  • Israel Vazquez vs Marcos Licona
  • Michael Carbajal vs Muanchai Kitikasem
  • Micky Ward vs Reggie Green (If we were going to put together a list of the fighters who went the farthest on heart alone, Micky Ward would be somewhere in the top 10)
  • Naseem Hamed vs Kevin Kelley (The Prince was a special fighter. You'll see why.)
  • Marlon Starling vs Maurice Blocker (significant for Roach vs Futch)
  • Arturo Gatti vs Wilson Rodriguez (Gatti is guaranteed entertainment. Here is another shining example of why you don't hook with a hooker.)
  • Jorge Arce vs Michael Carbajal
  • Oscar De La Hoya vs Shane Mosley (Two of the top pound-for-pound fighters get together and take turns putting a beating on the other guy. Oscar's jab was such a thing of beauty in the 90s that Mosley complains of back pain from his neck snapping back.)
  • Erik Morales vs Daniel Zaragoza
  • Oscar De La Hoya vs Fernando Vargas (Lots and lots of drama in this one. Wild crowd takes it over the top.)

The 00s

  • Juan Manuel Marquez vs Juan Diaz I (All-out, aggressive, face-first offense walks into one of the greatest counter-punchers of all time. Guess what happens...)
  • Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales I & II (Before he became Manny Pacquiao, he had to go to school somewhere.)
  • Marco Antonio Rubio vs Enrique Ornelas (Traditional Mexican style war)
  • Silence Mabuza vs Yonnhy Perez
  • Fernando Montiel vs Luis Melendez (Montiel used to be a bad little man)
  • Roman Martinez vs Daniel Jimenez
  • Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler (Fantastic fight featuring an established champion and a young up-and-comer)
  • Adonis Stevenson vs Anthony Bonsante
  • Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs Would Guarras
  • Bernard Hopkins vs Felix Trinidad (You've got to read about the build-up around the fight. This was one of the first sporting events after September 11.)
  • Carl Thompson vs Sebastiaan Rothmann
  • Luis Concepcion vs Hernan Marquez II (This is what happens when you mix gasoline and fire)
  • Giovani Segura vs Ivan Calderon I (All-out offense vs a defensive master.)
  • Giovani Segura vs Hernan Marquez (All-out offense vs all-out offense)
  • Giovanni Segura vs Cesar Chinchilla I (All-out offensive vs more offense)
  • Rogers Mtagwa vs Artom Simony
  • John Duddy vs Yori Boy Campas
  • Carl Thompson vs Ezra Sellers
  • Alex Stewart vs Ezra Sellers
  • Micky Ward vs Emanuel Augustus (An absolute must-watch. It probably could qualify as a classic. If you're a new fan, these fighters are required watches.)
  • Alex Arthur vs Michael Gomez (This is a wild fight with an even crazier crowd. The atmosphere is truly special.)
  • Paul Samuels vs Cello Renda I
  • Satoshi Hosono vs Hiroyuki Enoki
  • Tomas Villa vs Rogers Mtgawa
  • Daniel Edouard vs Willie Gibbs
  • Kelly Pavlik vs Jermain Taylor (The emergence of a monster dismantles the boxer.)
  • James Toney vs Vassiliy Jirov (The counter punching master revival)
  • Carl Froch vs Jean Pascal (This is a brutal fight between two guys looking to make a name.)
  • Felix Trinidad vs Fernando Vargas (The Puerto Rican superstar controversial stops a Mexican warrior)
  • Felix Trinidad vs Ricardo Mayorga (The Puerto Rican superstar gets his chance to shut Mayorga's mouth up.)
  • Antonio Margarito vs Miguel Cotto (One of the most controversial and bloody fights in recent memory.)
  • Joel Casamayor vs Michael Katsidis (Katsidis knows one thing and he knows it well.)
  • Graham Earl vs Michael Katsidis (This is a Katsidis fight so you know what to expect.)
  • Carl Froch vs Jermain Taylor (A dramatic fight with a big finish.)

2010 to Now

  • Sergio Martinez vs Paul Williams I (Two of the most avoided fighters in boxing meet since nobody else would fight them. The result is magical.)
  • Tim Bradley vs Ruslan Provodnikov (A dramatic and brutal fight between two of the toughest warriors in the sport.)
  • Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez IV (The conclusion to their epic series is the best installment of the series.)
  • Orlando Salido vs Juan Manuel Lopez (Mexico vs Puerto Rico does it again.)
  • Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado I (Not much technical boxing going on here. Just a classic slugfest.)
  • Marcos Maidana vs Victor Ortiz (Nobody deserves to take a beating like these guys took.)
  • Orlando Salido vs Terdsak Kokietgym (I lost count of the knockdowns.)
  • Francisco Rodriguez Jr vs Katsunari Takayama (Takayama only knows how to fight like his life is on the line.)
  • Mike Alvarado vs Breidis Prescott (A brutal fight.)
  • Marcos Madiana vs Josesito Lopez (Another classic slugfest from Maidana.)
  • Marco Huck vs Krzysztof Glowacki (A long reigning champion meets a young hungry lion.)
  • Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana (Adrien Broner stands toe-to-toe with Marcos Maidana. The winner earns a shot at Floyd Mayweather.)
  • Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler I & II (Two elite super middleweights have a pair of classic wars.)
  • Lucas Matthysse vs John Molina (Molina tells everyone he's not afraid of Matthysse and has power of his own. Then the bell rings.)
  • Erik Morales vs Marcos Maidana (A throwback performance from a legendary Mexican warrior against one of the hardest punchers in the sport.)
  • Victor Ortiz vs Josesito Lopez (Ortiz brings offense. Lopez brings more.)
  • Tommy Coyle vs Daniel Brizuela (A wild back and forth fight with enough knockdowns for this entire list.)
  • Victor Ortiz vs Andre Berto ("Oh my god!")
  • Terence Crawford vs Yuriorkis Gamboa (Two elite boxers meet for a wild back-and-forth fight.)
  • Orlando Salido vs Roman Martinez I (Mexico vs Puerto Rico. Enough said.)
  • Chris John vs Daud Yordan (The long reigning paper champion of Indonesia loses some years off his career.)
  • Derry Mathews vs Tommy Coyle (A wild fight.)
  • Omar Figueroa vs Nihito Arakawa (There is literally no defense in this fight.)
  • Robert Guerrero vs Yoshihiro Kamegai (See above.)
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Beginning My Game

It was a quiet night in August, and I was riding my bike back from my friend Kyle’s. He lived just down the street, which was nice seeing how everyone else had already gone off to college. We lived in a quiet, hilly area of Wisconsin; the home of Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, and others as I had often joked. So, yeah, i was leaving, and that journey changed me.
When I was rounding a curved corner, I saw a red truck coming from the opposite direction. I tried to swerve to avoid it, but the truck tried to avoid me by doing the same.
I was told by doctors I was lucky to be alive, let alone have the use of all my limbs and function in a perfectly normal way. After some physical therapy and painkiller prescriptions, I was released from the hospital. My senior year of high school went pretty well, and I got into a school with an award winning engineering program. My only complaint was that my high school best friend, Kyle and I didn’t talk much anymore.
Myself and six other colleagues were essential in combating the spread of climate change, “The Seven Saviors” is what the media called us. Outside of work, I had an incredibly supportive wife, and three brilliant, kind-hearted children. Everything was going perfectly, until it wasn’t…
You know that feeling you have when you graduate, or being laid off from a job? That feeling of not being exactly sure of what to do next? I had that feeling one night when I returned from a convention in the Philippines.
About a block from home, a plume of smoke floated above the rooftops. Being July and assuming it was a really large bonfire, I paid it no attention. Turning onto my block, where my house once stood, I saw a heap of wooden planks and roaring flames. In that moment, all I could think about was my family, and I jumped out of my car and ran toward the burning building.
“I’m afraid I can’t let you any closer, sir.” a firefighter cautioned.
“That’s MY house! Can you at least tell me if my family is ok?”
“The investigation is still ongoing, so you’ll have to wait over there with the media trucks” the man carelessly stated while coldly smoking a cigarette.
Ignoring his order, I stormed past him and sprinted closer to the raging, crackling inferno. I thought that maybe, with all that equipment on, I’d have the advantage and get away and find out what I needed to. All it actually did was make his tackle more painful.
“Daniels, get off that man, now!” Barked a scratchy voice about ten feet back. A tall, thin man in a suit and jacket approached, extending a hand, “So sorry about that, Dr…” he paused searching his notepad “Mort. That firefighter’s new to the unit; was previously enlisted in the Marines. Hopefully I can answer any questions you may have. Follow me.”
He led me to the side of the nearest firetruck, out of earshot from the nosy reporters. “Robert DeLanely, FBI” he said, flashing a badge. “To answer the question most pressing right now, it doesn’t appear as though any of your family made it out.”
My eyes welled up with tears...I thought of my children, Rebecca was planning for her first year of college in a few months. Stacy (my wife) and I were planning a new business...had it really all ended so abruptly, and for nothing? Shaking, I collapsed by the rear tire of the truck and started crying.
I felt a hand on my shoulder “The bureau extends its sincerest apologies. As hard as this must be for you right now, I’m sure you realize that’s not why I’m here. While combing through the contained areas, we found a note that leads us to believe this wasn’t an accidental event.” He unfolded a piece of paper and handed it to me. “Does this make any sense to you”
I tried to steady my shaking hand to read it… Throughout life, the only reliable companion is yourself. In success and failure. -Yours Truly, The Despots
“No, no it doesn’t.”
DeLanely frowned a bit and rubbed a small snake tattoo on his wrist “Didn’t think so. Let us know if there’s anything you can think of that may help our investigation. Here’s my card. Do you have family or friends nearby you could stay with?”
I told him yes, and while the investigation was wrapping up, I stayed with my folks about an hour away.
A few months went by, and that note always stuck with me. What could it mean? Who were these people? Why did they want to come after me?
One Saturday morning, I was unpacking at a new apartment; it would’ve hurt too much to rebuild on the spot where my loved ones died. I decided to take a break and spend extra time looking at photos I left with my parents a few years back. As I turned the pages of an album, something fluttered to the floor. Picking it up and reading it, it answered everything.
Back in my undergrad days in college, myself and a few other students helped a professor conduct research. Three of these students were the stereotypical college frat douchebags who you wondered how they managed to stay alive for so long; let alone get into college. A couple of times, I jokingly referred to them as “The Despots” as a way to blow off steam. With that realization, a fire grew inside me which I didn’t even realize I had. These dipshits, who barely graduated, were the ones responsible for MY depression? MY almost quitting the field of engineering? MY FAMILY’S DEATH?
I went berserk for awhile; throwing things, screaming, and even punching a hole through the wall, only to be stopped by a pipe.
I sat on the floor, staring at the moonlight cutting through the blinds of the patio. I felt something I hadn’t in a long time. Not just happiness, but great joy. Grinning widely, I realized I lived in the technological age! I was capable of finding these jealous bastards and do something about them.
By six that evening, I had the info I needed in order to track two of them down. I was smart though. I had seen enough documentaries, and YouTube videos to know ways people were caught. I waited. Conveniently, I had professional engagements in areas close to where they lived in the coming months. It would be suspicious if I visited the area abruptly and they went missing. If I waited, I had an alibi.
The following six months went off perfectly fine..at least for me. As for those douches; Ralph and Hector, well..let’s just say those engineers met their engineer. Ralph was easy enough to track down at a casino in Reno; a few drops of liquified sarin in his drink seemed to do the trick.
Hector a was bit trickier. I don’t know if he was worried I would track them down or not. Turns out he was in Buffalo since graduation, and lived in one of those houses with the fancy “smart furnaces”, where you could control the temperature with an app. Puncturing a gas pipe proved to be fairly easy, easier than hacking the app he used at least. Should’ve seen his head flying down the street like a baseball.
I still hadn’t found Rick though...there wasn’t much I remembered about him that I could use to track him down. I knew he hadn’t moved terribly far from me.
At first, I didn’t feel anything about what I did. I did what needed to be done. They no longer deserved to live, though whether they ever deserved to can be debated by a class of philosophy students too busy stroking their egos to realize their degrees will get them nowhere.
You see, however, I developed a problem. I became addicted to killing. Hookers, kids, old fucks with dementia? All too easy to lure in and get rid of. Knowing you have that much power over another person’s existence is truly exquisite. They were all going to die, don’t get me wrong, but the more they squirmed, the worse it got for them. A slice to the throat for those I pitied, and slowly placing them in acid after being drugged for those I really wanted to watch suffer. I now understand why people hunted, you know? I loved the thrill of doing it and not getting caught, avoiding evidence being traced back to me...nothing else was as exciting anymore.
I must’ve gotten a bit too sloppy, because a year later, I was driving back from a summit in New Mexico on renewable energy when I was pulled over. Praying it would all go smoothly, I complied. Hands on the wheel until asked to do something. I reminded myself.
“License and registration please” demanded an officer
I turned to face him, and, it was that agent, DeLaney. Shit.
“Hey, small world! How’s it going?” I said, trying to stay calm.
“Great. How’re you managing?”
“Surprisingly, pretty well overall. Have a new place, traveling again for work.”
“That’s good to hear. Well, listen. I recognized your car from that night, and wanted to warn you. We believe there’s been a serial killer active in a couple..” He glanced to the back of the car “Wait, what’s that?” he asked
“What’s what?” I replied, trying to act dumb
“Do you mind if I check out your car?”
“Go ahead” I knew I cleaned out that car before I left Albuquerque. He wasn’t going to find even a strand of hair.
As the detective opened the car door, I saw the snake tattoo again, and it was in that moment it clicked. Rick, the douche from college, had a snake tattoo on his wrist as well. Tonight I was going to finish what he started...
He leaned into the car’s backseat, and pulled out a knife from under the front passenger seat. He looked shocked and turned to me “Do you want to explain something?” Trying to move before he could process, I punched him, and in his dazed state grabbed the knife from his hand. I got in one good stab to the side before he drew his gun. “Drop the knife. I don’t want to use this on you.”
“I know who you are, and you’re going to see your buddies soon enough .” I yelled pointing the knife in his direction, as a crowd started to gather on an overpass bridge.
I heard the gunfire as I fell. Detective DeLanely stood over me as I lay on the road, bleeding out.
DeLaney bent down and used the gun barrel to move my face to see him “Tell them I say hi” he smirked as I took my final breath.
Or, so I thought.
I heard the sound of heart monitors and people talking.
“Hey there buddy!” It was my mom sitting in a chair by the window. Wondering where I was, I shot up and glanced around. “Aghhh” my head was on fire.
“Careful! That car did quite a number on your neck, sides, and forehead. It may still be a few days before you can get out of bed.” A doctor standing in the doorway stated, scribbling on a notepad.
“Car? Wasn’t I shot?” I asked, looking around the sterile hospital room.
My mom laughed, “Shot? Haha, no luckily not. You were riding back from Kyle’s and a car hit you. You’ve been in a coma for almost a full day.” She started choking up, “We weren’t sure you’d ever wake up to be honest.”
In that moment, I experienced what horror truly was. My world, the next 27 years of my life, were all made up. I was devastated..my dear kids, my loving wife, my career; all a hallucinogenic lie. Kyle stayed by my side until I was ready to check out of the hospital.
1.7 million people sustain a head injury every year. Some die, most don’t, and if you’re really lucky, walk away completely unharmed.
Eventually, I learned to make peace with the world my head built in those few short hours of a coma. I’d never meet my children, my wife(I actually still love her; as crazy as that sounds), or maybe even make some great contribution to the world.
I did make peace with everything..except one thing. Nothing was as pleasurable as being in control of another human’s life. I longed for it once more. Except, this time I would be far more careful than in that fantasy world. I decided to call up a friend I hadn’t seen for a little bit in this world, or decades in the one I dreamed up.
Grinning widely, ready to begin my game, I asked “Hey Kyle, do you want to hang out tonight in the woods?”
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[FIGHT PREVIEWS] Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana, Nikola Sjekloca, Nobuhiro Ishida vs Kyotaro Fujimoto, John Riel Casimero vs Mauricio Fuentes, Jesus Cuellar vs Rico Ramos + more

Wednesday April 30

From Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Nobuhiro Ishida 25(10)-9-2 vs Kyotaro Fujimoto 8(5)-1

8 rounds
heavyweight division
Started from the middle now we here. Ishida has arrived a little short of a year after he said he would be making the move from middleweight to heavyweight. Ishida is one of the toughest dudes in the division and a move to heavyweight seems natural for him. This guy has faced some of the toughest dudes out there. Former middleweight terror Paul Williams, former middleweight grim reaper Dmitry Pirog, the current middleweight boogeyman Gennady Golovkin all have wins over Ishida. Ishida’s claim to fame is knocking out a cold James Kirkland in 1 round. I don’t know the reason behind Ishida’s move to heavyweight. All I know is he’s here and that with 9 losses, only one of those came by knockout. You know who did it. Don’t play.

Thursday May 1

From Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah, Florida
Fight Thread: Yes
Time: 6:00 PM PST, 9:00 PM EST
TV: ESPN2 (USA) DigiSport (Hungary)

Roberto Garcia 34(22)-3 vs Victor Manuel Cayo 32(23)-4

10 rounds
welterweight division
Garcia is fresh off his narrow win over Norberto Gonzalez on Friday Night Fights back in February and returns to face an experienced Victor Cayo. Cayo hasn’t got many notable wins, but he has been in the ring with Maidana, Lamont Peterson, Nate Campbell, and Emmanuel Taylor. Garcia’s done pretty good for himself since losing to Antonio Margarito back in 2010. This should be a good fight while it lasts. I’m going to go with Garcia.

Jonathan Gonzalez 17(14)-0-1 vs Rogelio Medina 32(26)-5

10 rounds
super middleweight division
This is the Puerto Rican prospect Johnathan Gonzalez whose only problem has been his work ethic and discipline. Gonzalez is a real talent with real power, but his lack of discipline has burned bridges and resulted in the only blemish on his record. Gonzalez was a solid amateur and he could be a very welcome edition into the super middleweight division if he kept it together. Medina shouldn’t give him too much trouble.

Friday May 2

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Fight Thread: Yes
Time: 7:00 PM PST, 10:00 PM EST
TV: Fox Sports 1 (USA)

Jesus Cuellar 23(18)-1 vs Rico Ramos 23(12)-3

12 rounds
interim WBA world featherweight title
Cuellar’s only loss was a knockout at super bantamweight. He’s since moved up, brought in Robert Garcia, and is reborn as an Oxnard fighting machine. Cuellar was a good amateur, but not only was Rico Ramos a good amateur as well, he’s also a real good professional. This is an interesting fight. Ramos can be real boring, but when he’s motivated the guy looks great. Cuellar is going to have his hands full with Ramos. If he can beat Ramos, Cuellar could be set for some good fights with Mares or Jhonny Gonzalez.

Mickey Bey 19(10)-1-1 vs Alan Herrera 32(21)-5

10 rounds
lightweight division
Bey had a title with reach and it all disappeared when he was stopped in the final round against John Molina. Bey is one of several Mayweather fighters to be popped for illegal substances. Bey is talented. He’s quick and has decent power, but his defensive flaws are the reason why he’s facing Herrera who comes in with 5 losses. Herrera has a ton of wins, but most came in Mexico to inexperienced fighters. I think Bey scores a stoppage here.

Ishe Smith 25(11)-6 vs Ryan Davis 24(9)-13-3

10 rounds
light middleweight division
This was supposed to be Smith vs Erislandy Lara in what was promised to be an unexciting, but clear and decisive victory for Lara. In steps Ryan Davis. Davis hasn’t had a win over a guy with a winning record since 2009. He’s been knocked out in 4 of his last 6 fights. This should be easy work for Ishe Smith. That’s all I gotta say about this one.

Saturday May 3

From Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cesar Rene Cuenca 46(2)-0 vs Albert Mensah 27(12)-4-1

12 rounds
eliminator for IBF junior welterweight title
Forty-six have tried and failed to crack the Cuenca code. It’s a shame because 46 times he’s tried to not knock someone out and twice he’s failed! Cuenca is a master boxer who believes in the sweet science. This guy still thinks he’s in the amateurs. He’s never fought on the world level, so that explains the 46 wins. He’s 33 and finally finds himself in the position to be a mandatory for IBF title holder Lamont Peterson. Cuenca fights exclusively in Argentina and I suppose he’s happy with the set-up he’s got there. I’m curious if he will choose to leave Argentina to challenge Peterson if he does win. I feel bad for the 2 guys he’s knocked out.
From The Velodrom, Prenzlaur Berg, Berlin, Germany
Fight Thread: Yes
TV: ARD (Germany) Sport 1 (Hungary)
Time: ?

Arthur Abraham 39(28)-4 vs Nikola Sjekloca 26(8)-1

12 rounds
WBO super middleweight title
You may remember Sjekloca from the Broner-Rees undercard. On that card, he and Sakio Bika fought in a usual roughhouse-Bika contest. Sjekloca lost a wide decision on the cards that night and finds himself this Saturday in with one of the paper champions at super middleweight. Abraham is coming off a win over Robert Stieglitz and is looking to make a defense before challenging the real champion at super middleweight, Andre Ward. It’s important to remember that Ward shut Abraham out in 2011, but perhaps Abraham thinks he’s improved since then. Whatever the case, as long as we get to see Ward back in the ring, I’m happy. Even if it is against Abraham.
From Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
TV: TV5 (Philippines)
Fight Thread: No

John Riel Casimero 19(11)-2 vs Mauricio Fuentes 16(10)-2

12 rounds
IBF light flyweight title
This is a big step up for Fuentes. Fuentes may have a similar record to Casimero, but the difference is Casimero has been in with lions. Casimero is a long reigning champion at light flyweight whose losses come from a brief flirtation with flyweight. He realized his mistake and came back down to where he had gained his earlier success. Should Casimero win, I’d like to see him in a unification with new junior flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (that is if Inoue is still at the division in a few months time.)

Harmonito Dela Torre 12(7)-0 vs Gadwin Tubigon 10(5)-8-2

12 rounds
super featherweight division
Dela Torre is an interesting prospect and I like the progress he’s making. He’s been in with some experienced guys and come out on top, so it’s only a matter of time before they really start testing him.
From MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Fight Thread: Yes
Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 9:00 PM EDT, 2:00 AM BST

Floyd Mayweather Jr 45(26)-0 vs Marcos Maidana 35(31)-3

12 rounds
WBC welterweight title
WBA super world welterweight title
Anything you can want to know about this fight can be found here.

Amir Khan 28(19)-3 vs Luis Collazo 35(18)-5

12 rounds
welterweight division
This is my pick for the fight of the night and a lot is riding on this fight for more than just the 2 in the ring. For Amir Khan, a decisive win will put his career back on track, but a loss could be all but the end for the young Brit. It will be his 4th loss and more importantly, show that perhaps his defensive flaws are too glaring for him to compete at the highest level. For Collazo, a loss sends him back to square one where he’ll have to face young guys coming up trying to make a name for themselves; paydays against names will be all but gone. For Virgil Hunter, this will be the 3rd guy he’s taken on that has failed under his watch. He’ll lose his stigma as this fantastic trainer and all he’ll have left is Ward and Jonathan Gonzalez who are more products of their own talents than Hunter. For Golden Boy, there is no doubt a bigger plan for Khan, most likely a potential fight with Mayweather. All that goes out the door with a loss to Collazo.
Changing gears a little, Khan is must watch TV. Regardless of your opinion of him, Khan always puts on a show. If Khan were a basketball player, he’d be James Harden. An ulbelievable offensive talent who puts it all on the line to score… but with glaring defensive flaws that are sometimes frustrating and other times hilarious. Here are some gifs of James Harden so you can see the comparison. How he reacts to feints, trying to stop his man from getting on the inside, and his slow reaction time. (Sorry Rockets fans. This is kind of a low blow given you guys are down 3-1. If it’s any consolation I hope you guys get Melo.)

Adrien Broner 27(22)-1 vs Carlos Molina 17(7)-1-1

10 rounds
light welterweight division
28 have tried and 1 has succeeded in cracking the A B code. Molina will look to duplicate Maidana’s success, but the question is whether or not he’s got the power to be as effective. I doubt it given his record. Broner wasn’t entirely useless in that Maidana fight. Maidana was tagged several times during the fight with hard punches and may have even been hurt a couple of times. I think we’re going to see Broner get off to a shaky start, but he’s going to find his rhythm and will coast to victory.

J’Leon Love 17(10)-0 vs Marco Antonio Periban 20(13)-1-1

10 rounds
super middleweight division
Love is a slight favorite here, but smart money is going to go with Periban. Periban is comparable in style to Gabe Rosado who gave Love hell a year ago. That was also when Love was fighting as a middleweight. Periban is coming off a very close loss to Sakio Bika and a draw with Badou Jack.
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Beginning My Game

It was a quiet night in August, and I was riding my bike back from my friend Kyle’s. He lived just down the street, which was nice seeing how everyone else had already gone off to college. We lived in a quiet, hilly area of Wisconsin; the home of Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, and others as I had often joked. So, yeah, i was leaving, and that journey changed me.
When I was rounding a curved corner, I saw a red truck coming from the opposite direction. I tried to swerve to avoid it, but the truck tried to avoid me by doing the same.
I was told by doctors I was lucky to be alive, let alone have the use of all my limbs and function in a perfectly normal way. After some physical therapy and painkiller prescriptions, I was released from the hospital. My senior year of high school went pretty well, and I got into a school with an award winning engineering program. My only complaint was that my high school best friend, Kyle and I didn’t talk much anymore.
Myself and six other colleagues were essential in combating the spread of climate change, “The Seven Saviors” is what the media called us. Outside of work, I had an incredibly supportive wife, and three brilliant, kind-hearted children. Everything was going perfectly, until it wasn’t…
You know that feeling you have when you graduate, or being laid off from a job? That feeling of not being exactly sure of what to do next? I had that feeling one night when I returned from a convention in the Philippines.
About a block from home, a plume of smoke floated above the rooftops. Being July and assuming it was a really large bonfire, I paid it no attention. Turning onto my block, where my house once stood, I saw a heap of wooden planks and roaring flames. In that moment, all I could think about was my family, and I jumped out of my car and ran toward the burning building.
“I’m afraid I can’t let you any closer, sir.” a firefighter cautioned.
“That’s MY house! Can you at least tell me if my family is ok?”
“The investigation is still ongoing, so you’ll have to wait over there with the media trucks” the man carelessly stated while coldly smoking a cigarette.
Ignoring his order, I stormed past him and sprinted closer to the raging, crackling inferno. I thought that maybe, with all that equipment on, I’d have the advantage and get away and find out what I needed to. All it actually did was make his tackle more painful.
“Daniels, get off that man, now!” Barked a scratchy voice about ten feet back. A tall, thin man in a suit and jacket approached, extending a hand, “So sorry about that, Dr…” he paused searching his notepad “Mort. That firefighter’s new to the unit; was previously enlisted in the Marines. Hopefully I can answer any questions you may have. Follow me.”
He led me to the side of the nearest firetruck, out of earshot from the nosy reporters. “Robert DeLanely, FBI” he said, flashing a badge. “To answer the question most pressing right now, it doesn’t appear as though any of your family made it out.”
My eyes welled up with tears...I thought of my children, Rebecca was planning for her first year of college in a few months. Stacy (my wife) and I were planning a new business...had it really all ended so abruptly, and for nothing? Shaking, I collapsed by the rear tire of the truck and started crying.
I felt a hand on my shoulder “The bureau extends its sincerest apologies. As hard as this must be for you right now, I’m sure you realize that’s not why I’m here. While combing through the contained areas, we found a note that leads us to believe this wasn’t an accidental event.” He unfolded a piece of paper and handed it to me. “Does this make any sense to you”
I tried to steady my shaking hand to read it… Throughout life, the only reliable companion is yourself. In success and failure. -Yours Truly, The Despots
“No, no it doesn’t.”
DeLanely frowned a bit and rubbed a small snake tattoo on his wrist “Didn’t think so. Let us know if there’s anything you can think of that may help our investigation. Here’s my card. Do you have family or friends nearby you could stay with?”
I told him yes, and while the investigation was wrapping up, I stayed with my folks about an hour away.
A few months went by, and that note always stuck with me. What could it mean? Who were these people? Why did they want to come after me?
One Saturday morning, I was unpacking at a new apartment; it would’ve hurt too much to rebuild on the spot where my loved ones died. I decided to take a break and spend extra time looking at photos I left with my parents a few years back. As I turned the pages of an album, something fluttered to the floor. Picking it up and reading it, it answered everything.
Back in my undergrad days in college, myself and a few other students helped a professor conduct research. Three of these students were the stereotypical college frat douchebags who you wondered how they managed to stay alive for so long; let alone get into college. A couple of times, I jokingly referred to them as “The Despots” as a way to blow off steam. With that realization, a fire grew inside me which I didn’t even realize I had. These dipshits, who barely graduated, were the ones responsible for MY depression? MY almost quitting the field of engineering? MY FAMILY’S DEATH?
I went berserk for awhile; throwing things, screaming, and even punching a hole through the wall, only to be stopped by a pipe.
I sat on the floor, staring at the moonlight cutting through the blinds of the patio. I felt something I hadn’t in a long time. Not just happiness, but great joy. Grinning widely, I realized I lived in the technological age! I was capable of finding these jealous bastards and do something about them.
By six that evening, I had the info I needed in order to track two of them down. I was smart though. I had seen enough documentaries, and YouTube videos to know ways people were caught. I waited. Conveniently, I had professional engagements in areas close to where they lived in the coming months. It would be suspicious if I visited the area abruptly and they went missing. If I waited, I had an alibi.
The following six months went off perfectly fine..at least for me. As for those douches; Ralph and Hector, well..let’s just say those engineers met their engineer. Ralph was easy enough to track down at a casino in Reno; a few drops of liquified sarin in his drink seemed to do the trick.
Hector a was bit trickier. I don’t know if he was worried I would track them down or not. Turns out he was in Buffalo since graduation, and lived in one of those houses with the fancy “smart furnaces”, where you could control the temperature with an app. Puncturing a gas pipe proved to be fairly easy, easier than hacking the app he used at least. Should’ve seen his head flying down the street like a baseball.
I still hadn’t found Rick though...there wasn’t much I remembered about him that I could use to track him down. I knew he hadn’t moved terribly far from me.
At first, I didn’t feel anything about what I did. I did what needed to be done. They no longer deserved to live, though whether they ever deserved to can be debated by a class of philosophy students too busy stroking their egos to realize their degrees will get them nowhere.
You see, however, I developed a problem. I became addicted to killing. Hookers, kids, old fucks with dementia? All too easy to lure in and get rid of. Knowing you have that much power over another person’s existence is truly exquisite. They were all going to die, don’t get me wrong, but the more they squirmed, the worse it got for them. A slice to the throat for those I pitied, and slowly placing them in acid after being drugged for those I really wanted to watch suffer. I now understand why people hunted, you know? I loved the thrill of doing it and not getting caught, avoiding evidence being traced back to me...nothing else was as exciting anymore.
I must’ve gotten a bit too sloppy, because a year later, I was driving back from a summit in New Mexico on renewable energy when I was pulled over. Praying it would all go smoothly, I complied. Hands on the wheel until asked to do something. I reminded myself.
“License and registration please” demanded an officer
I turned to face him, and, it was that agent, DeLaney. Shit.
“Hey, small world! How’s it going?” I said, trying to stay calm.
“Great. How’re you managing?”
“Surprisingly, pretty well overall. Have a new place, traveling again for work.”
“That’s good to hear. Well, listen. I recognized your car from that night, and wanted to warn you. We believe there’s been a serial killer active in a couple..” He glanced to the back of the car “Wait, what’s that?” he asked
“What’s what?” I replied, trying to act dumb
“Do you mind if I check out your car?”
“Go ahead” I knew I cleaned out that car before I left Albuquerque. He wasn’t going to find even a strand of hair.
As the detective opened the car door, I saw the snake tattoo again, and it was in that moment it clicked. Rick, the douche from college, had a snake tattoo on his wrist as well. Tonight I was going to finish what he started...
He leaned into the car’s backseat, and pulled out a knife from under the front passenger seat. He looked shocked and turned to me “Do you want to explain something?” Trying to move before he could process, I punched him, and in his dazed state grabbed the knife from his hand. I got in one good stab to the side before he drew his gun. “Drop the knife. I don’t want to use this on you.”
“I know who you are, and you’re going to see your buddies soon enough .” I yelled pointing the knife in his direction, as a crowd started to gather on an overpass bridge.
I heard the gunfire as I fell. Detective DeLanely stood over me as I lay on the road, bleeding out.
DeLaney bent down and used the gun barrel to move my face to see him “Tell them I say hi” he smirked as I took my final breath.
Or, so I thought.
I heard the sound of heart monitors and people talking.
“Hey there buddy!” It was my mom sitting in a chair by the window. Wondering where I was, I shot up and glanced around. “Aghhh” my head was on fire.
“Careful! That car did quite a number on your neck, sides, and forehead. It may still be a few days before you can get out of bed.” A doctor standing in the doorway stated, scribbling on a notepad.
“Car? Wasn’t I shot?” I asked, looking around the sterile hospital room.
My mom laughed, “Shot? Haha, no luckily not. You were riding back from Kyle’s and a car hit you. You’ve been in a coma for almost a full day.” She started choking up, “We weren’t sure you’d ever wake up to be honest.”
In that moment, I experienced what horror truly was. My world, the next 27 years of my life, were all made up. I was devastated..my dear kids, my loving wife, my career; all a hallucinogenic lie. Kyle stayed by my side until I was ready to check out of the hospital.
1.7 million people sustain a head injury every year. Some die, most don’t, and if you’re really lucky, walk away completely unharmed.
Eventually, I learned to make peace with the world my head built in those few short hours of a coma. I’d never meet my children, my wife(I actually still love her; as crazy as that sounds), or maybe even make some great contribution to the world.
I did make peace with everything..except one thing. Nothing was as pleasurable as being in control of another human’s life. I longed for it once more. Except, this time I would be far more careful than in that fantasy world. I decided to call up a friend I hadn’t seen for a little bit in this world, or decades in the one I dreamed up.
Grinning widely, ready to begin my game, I asked “Hey Kyle, do you want to hang out tonight in the woods?”
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[FIGHT PREVIEWS] Wladimir Klitschko vs Alex Leapai, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Stephane Jamoye, Denis Lebedev vs Guillermo Jones, Juan Francisco Estrada vs Richie Mepranum, Keith Thurman vs Julio Diaz + more

Wednesday April 23

From Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan
Shinsuke Yamanaka 20(15)-0-2 vs Stephane Jamoye 25(15)-4
12 rounds
WBC bantamweight title
In the bantamweight division, there are 2 choices you have when picking the #1 guy in the division. The wrong answer is Anselmo Moreno, but it is a safe one. The right answer is Shinsuke Yamanaka. Yamanaka is one of the more intelligent fighters out there who can sometimes get off to slow starts before figuring out his opponents and making them pay for the mistakes they showed him in the early rounds. Yamanaka is a diverse puncher who’s held the bantamweight crown for 3 years. The last man to make it the full 12 rounds with Yamanaka was Vic Darchinyan. He was the 1 of the last 14 who didn’t get knocked out. Does Jamoye have a chance? The Belgian probably doesn’t. He’s coming off a majority loss against another guy who had just lost! Jamoye has losses to a young Leo Santa Cruz, Jamie McDonnell, and the talented Kameda brother Tomoki. If Yamanaka loses, though it probably won’t register much on the American radar, but on the Japanese scene it would be about as huge an upset as Mayweather losing to someone like Senchenko.

Kiko Martinez 30(22)-4 vs Hozumi Hasegawa 33(15)-4

12 rounds
IBF super bantamweight title
On paper this is a brilliant match-up and maybe if you got in a time machine it would be a competitive fight, but Hasegawa has been on the rebuild for about 2 years now. He was stopped in the span of a year twice by Jhonny Gonzalez and Fernando Montiel. But a few good wins and with his good name, Hasegawa finds himself in a title match with Kiko Martinez who’s had something of a renaissance in his career. The Sergio Martinez touch has definitely worked as Kiko has recovered brilliantly from his loss to Carl Frampton. He looked sensational against Jhonatan Romero and knocked Jeffrey Mathebula out. Despite the impressive wins, Martinez (in my opinion) might be the weak link at super bantamweight. Guillermo Rigondeaux sits on the throne and there’s no way I see Martinez’s style giving him trouble. A win sets Martinez up for a number of interesting fights. He’s an independent and free to move between networks. He can choose if he wants to go to HBO and make an attempt at Rigondeaux, he can try Showtime and Leo Santa Cruz (which I think is the best option), maybe to Boxnation and another crack at Carl Frampton, or the wild card which is over to Sky with a fight with Eddie Hearn’s Scotty Quigg. I actually prefer the Quigg fight. I just want to know what the WBA would do if their title got unified with the IBF’s. Would they make 2 super champions in the division? (Bet Martinez on this one.)

Takahiro Ao 25(12)-3-1 vs Marco Lopez 23(14)-3

10 rounds
light welterweight division
From Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Martin Murray 26(11)-1-1 vs Ishmael Tetteh 29(16)-10-2

10 rounds
middleweight division
You may be asking yourself the following questions: Wait a second, why is Murray fighting a guy with 10 losses? Isn’t this the same guy that has a legit argument that he beat THE middleweight champion of the world in his hometown? Isn’t this guy good? This fight is in South Africa, seriously? Is that the real emperor’s palace? Does South Africa really still have an emperor? I don’t have answers to all those questions, but let’s retrace Murray’s steps and how he got here. How did he go from nearly beating Sergio Martinez and scoring a fight with Gennady Golovkin… to this. It’s real simple actually. Murray has some… criminal activities on his permanent record (/mr bone voice) and isn’t allowed in certain freedom-loving countries. So that limits places where he can fight. Also, immediately after his fight with Martinez, it seemed he’d go into a fight with Golovkin but visa issues prevented that. He was even supposed to appear on the undercard, but that couldn’t be arranged. So he settles for a fringe opponent (Sergey Khomitsky) on the stacked undercard of Mitchell-El Ouazghari (lol, I can’t even remember who the headliner was that night) and he turned in a real stinker. This fight was just as close as the fight with Martinez. I thought Khomitsky beat him. It was an 8 rounder too.
In Murray’s defense, Khomitsky just upset one of Frank Warren’s prized prospect jewels in major fashion so maybe Khomitsky isn’t as bad as I’m making him out to be. Anyway, the only real notable thing about Tetteh is his nickname which is amazing. Tetteh is otherwise known as Black Roy Jones Jr. That alone should make him a slight favorite.

Thursday April 24

From Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California

Josesito Lopez 31(18)-6 vs Aaron Martinez 19(4)-2-1

10 rounds
light welterweight division
This is a special edition of Friday Night Fights. On Thursday. Lopez, aka The Riverside Rocky, is a sometime welterweight, sometime junior middleweight, always entertaining brawler. I think Lopez is Golden Boy’s version of Mike Alvarado (without the gang affiliation and club brawls.) Lopez can box fine, but his natural instinct is to brawl and at some point it will come out. Lopez’s claims to fame are making Victor Ortiz quit and losing a split decision to Jessie Vargas. Lopez’s last performance against Mike Arnaoutis left lots to be desired, but perhaps it was simply a showing of what’s left in Lopez’s tank. Lopez is 29 and has been in numerous wars with guys far bigger than him. You gotta love that about Lopez. He’s a lightweight who fights at a higher weight class simply because he can. It’s not always competitive, but at least you can understand why. Martinez is 32 out of East LA. He’s not particularly heavy handed and hilariously made it a close fight with Jessie Vargas according to CJ Ross, but not according to the other judges. I expect Lopez to put on a thrilling performance and get himself yet another big fight on Showtime.

Thomas Williams Jr 16(11)-0 vs Enrique Ornelas 34(22)-8

10 rounds
light heavyweight division
A pretty quick turnaround for Williams who was last seen on FNF back in late January. It was a one-round thriller against Cornelius White. Both men hit the deck and Williams showed great composure recovering and knocking his man out. Notable story about Williams is that his dad served over a year back in 05 for throwing a fight. If you want to know a little about Ornelas, know this. Beibut Shumenov shut him out on all three scorecards back in 2012.

Friday April 25

From Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia

Denis Lebedev 25(19)-2 vs Guillermo Jones 39(31)-3-2

12 rounds
WBA world cruiserweight title
This is a rematch of their brutal first encounter back in 2013. I believe it was payback for the way Lebedev brutalized Roy Jones a couple of years before. When your eye looks like this the fight has to be stopped. How about a closer look? Smoger would let them keep fighting, but hey, that’s Smoger. Guillermo Jones hasn’t lost in almost 10 years, but at 41, the clock is ticking. He was behind on the cards when the fight with Lebedev was stopped. I don’t see the result of this fight changing. I think Lebedev’s eye will swell up and cause the fight to get stopped yet again. Jones will retain the WBA title and maybe have a lucrative unification with Marco Huck in Germany.

Andrey Klimov 16(8)-1 vs Francisco Contreras 22(17)-4

12 rounds
lightweight division

Saturday April 26

From Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Wladimir Klitschko 61(51)-3 vs Alex Leapai 30(24)-4-3

12 rounds
IBF heavyweight title
WBO heavyweight title
WBA super world heavyweight title
Lineal heavyweight championship of the world
There are 4 jewels to every divisional crown. Wladimir has 3 while his big brother held the other. With Vitali’s retirement, the jewel was placed up for bid amongst the rest of the competition, but let’s not joke ourselves here. I love Chris Arreola, Bermane Stiverne, Bryant Jennings, and the rest of the gang but the heavyweight champion of the world is Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir has dominated the division for 8 years and he has seldom lost a round. His opponents include David Haye, Tony “Mrs Thompson is gonna need a wheelchair” Thompson, Alexander Povetkin, Ruslan Chagaev, Fast Eddie Chambers, I can go on and on. Wladimir, once an amateur standout with an Olympic gold medal, made a dramatic transformation early in his career. After getting knocked out, he brought in legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward to do to him what he had done to Lennox Lewis. That is, to teach him to box using his natural assets and to cover up the glaring flaws that made him a vulnerable fighter. What has followed has been one of the most dominating streaks we’ve ever seen in boxing. Leapai has the weight of Australia’s prominence in the world boxing scene on his shoulders (for now until Geale fights again.) Leapai will give up 6 inches of height and reach to Klitschko, but the Samoan won’t give up any in the heart department. Discounting the early career losses, Leapai has made a name for himself as a heavy handed ball of power that some refer to as the Australian Mike Tyson. His 2 more recent fights against world level opposition were his win against Denis Boytsov and his loss to Kevin Johnson. Boytsov was a prospect that some thought could take the reigns from Klitschko when that day came, but alas Leapai made that a fantasy. Johnson actually beat Leapai and even dropped him back in 2012. Johnson hasn’t enjoyed the success Leapai has had since then, but Leapai seems to have learned
How is Leapai going to win? Well if he does win, he’s going to need to figure out a way to get inside. Wladimir is a master at moving his opponents and keeping them where he wants them with a jab. Leapai can’t rely on getting lucky trying to land a big shot. He’s gotta find a way to get past the jab and come inside with something hard. The other thing is when Klitschko grabs onto him when he’s inside, he’s gotta figure out a way to hit him on the way out. I know it might be a little dirty, but you’re not going to beat Klitschko if you play by his rules. Wladimir is one of the most masterful fighters in the game and if he has his way, Leapai will swing at air all night and be smothered by 240 pounds of Ukrainian muscle the rest of the time.

Oleksandr Usyk 2(2)-0 vs Ben Nsafoah 15(8)-9-2

Usyk is a gold medal winner. Good for him.
From Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

Juan Francisco Estrada 25(18)-2 vs Richie Mepranum 27(6)-3-1

12 rounds
WBA super world flyweight title
WBO flyweight title
If not Akira Yaegashi, I would rank Estrada as the top flyweight in the world. Some may say, wait a minute he fought Roman Gonzalez and lost. Shouldn’t Chocolatito be ranked above him? No. Estrada is a legit flyweight who had vacationed at super flyweight many times before he faced Gonzalez. He fought Gonzalez at junior flyweight and although he lost, Gonzalez was not able to be the destroyer we know him to be in the fight. Following that fight, Estrada went back to flyweight and handily beat Brian Viloria (then considered one of the top flyweights in the world) and won a highly entertaining decision against Milan Melindo. Mepranum, 26 out of the Sarangani Province in the Philippines, isn’t any world beater. This will be the biggest test of his young career.

Hernan Marquez 36(26)-4 vs John Mark Apolinario 17(4)-3-3

10 rounds
super flyweight division
It almost feels like the flyweight division got a little too hot and Marquez decided that his best course of action would be to get the hell out of there. It’s not a bad choice either. Marquez should walk through most of the guys at flyweight if he hasn’t lost anything after the slugfest he lost against Segura last fall. I’d love to see a fight between Marquez and current super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez.
From Oceanview Pavilion, Port Hueneme, California

Saul Rodriguez 12(9)-0-1 vs Miguel Zamudio 29(16)-3-1

8 rounds
super featherweight division

Jose Zepeda 18(16)-0 vs Robert Frankel 32(6)-14-1

8 rounds
lightweight division

Shane Mosley Jr vs Mark Cordova 0-1

4 rounds
middleweight division
The son of a legend make his debut! What are the odds that they someday fight on the same card?
Showtime card previews in the comments
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[FIGHT PREVIEWS] Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez vs Mike Aranoutis, Martin Murray vs Sergey Khomitsky, Michael Farenas vs Jesus Rios, Serhiy Fedchenko vs Ignacio Mendoz + more

Wednesday December 11

From The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia

Sam Soliman 42(17)-11 vs Les Sherrington 33(19)-6

12 rounds
Middleweight division
This fight may have arleady taken place… but pretend it hasn’t. I mean, you probably haven’t seen the results so it’s pretty much the same thing. Anyway, Sam Soliman has the distinction of being one of the few to go into Germany and actually beat Felix Sturm by controversial decision. That decision was ultimately reversed and declared a no contest because 70 year old Soliman tested positive for an illegal stimulant. Soliman has since left Germany and returned to fight in the motherland. I’m curious to see if Soliman wins and calls out Golovkin after the match.

Friday December 13

From Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Michael Farenas 36(28)-4-4 vs Jesus Rios 26(20)-4-1

12 rounds
Super featherweight division
Hey, look what we have here, another former Gamboa opponent. This time it’s 29 year old Michael Farenas who managed to put on a pretty thrilling fight with Gamboa where he dropped a lazy Gamboa late in the fight. This is a Pacman (as in Manny Pacquiao) Promotions card so he’s got that going for him.

Ernesto Saulong 13(5)-0 vs Jimmy Aducal 6(5)-3-2

10 rounds
Bantamweight division
Nothing to see here. Just a bantamweight prospect being brought along slowly that I have my eye on.

From Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

Curtis Woodhouse 20(13)-6 vs Arek Malek 13(4)-62-4

10 rounds
Light welterweight division
Malek may have a record that may or may not be eerily accurate to what I expect the Brooklyn Nets record may be toward the end of the season, but come on! At least Malek doesn’t kick over the spit bucket to give his corner extra time to cover up their incompetence.

David Fidler 7(3)-0-2 vs Chris Jenkinson 6(3)-10-1

Joe Rodges 5(1)-0 vs Pavels Senkovs 4(3)-65-5

Senkovs called up Malek and said, “I want my gimmick back!” What does Rodgers’ manager tell him if he loses? Do you think Pavels’ trainer reminds him that his KO percentage is almost as good as GGG’s?

From Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California

Josesito Lopez 30(18)-6 vs Mike Aranoutis 24(11)-9-2

10 rounds
Welterweight division
Josesito Lopez is always must watch TV. This is a guy who can box pretty well, but just can’t shake the temptation to brawl and when he does, it’s usually high drama, as Lampley would say. If Lopez looks exceptional, he lines himself up to face a slew of opponents whose names include Lucas Matthysse and possibly a rematch with Victor Ortiz. Aranoutis is of Greek descent who currently fights out of Queens, NY and has fought and lost to Danny Garcia (KO), Demetrius Hopkins (UD), Delvin Rodriguez (UD), Victor Ortiz (TKO), Kendall Holt (UD), and Ricardo Torres (SD). He hasn’t won a fight in over a year and it will be a good fight for Lopez to get himself back in the win column.

Francisco Vargas 17(13)-0-1 vs Jerry Belmontes 18(5)-2

10 rounds
Super bantamweight division
28 year old Vargas has recently begun to pick up the level of competition by coming to America to fight. Belmontes is another step-up... although he’s lost 2 of his last 3. I don't know if this is good or bad, but Vargas could be fed to Leo Santa Cruz if he wins impressively.

Hugo Centeno Jr 19(10)-0 vs Angel Osuna 11(7)-4-1

10 rounds
Middleweight division
Centeno is a friend of /boxing. Check out the sidebar for the AMA he did a while back. Centeno Jr is coming off a NC with Julian Williams as part of a Golden Boy Live card put on during the Mayweather-Canelo fight week. The fight was stopped due to an accidental butt, which may have been a blessing in disguise. Centeno had previously beaten Julian Williams and was on his way to losing the rematch as he had lost the first 3 rounds on the judges scorecards. Centeno is an exciting fighter to watch, he fights in a crowd-pleasing style, and I’m hoping for the best for his career.

Errol Spence 9(7)-0 vs Noe Bolanos 25(16)-9-1

8 rounds
Welterweight division
Watch out for Spence. The dude packs serious power and carries an impressive amateur pedigree. Bolanos is another step up in competition for Spence who may someday be fighting for world titles. This card is stacked!

Gary Russell Jr 23(13)-0 vs TBA

10 rounds
Super featherweight division
OH YEAH! Get yourselves ready! The return of the fastest hands in the west, none other than TBA! TBA is back in action to face one of the premier super featherweight prospects in the world. Russell Jr is an exciting young fighter and the real test will be whether or not TBA actually shows up to fight. There are times when he can’t be bothered to get mentally and physically in the fight, but when he does rise to the occasion, it’s usually fireworks.

Jermall Charlo 16(12)-0 vs Joseph De los Santos 17(9)-11-3

8 rounds
Light middleweight division
The Charlo twins are 2 of boxing’s brightest prospects. They are big light middleweights that are a couple of fights away from fighting for world titles. Jermall is the more aggressive, heavier handed of the 2. Both are solid defensively and this should be an easy fight for Charlo.

Saturday December 14

From Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Necklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Juergen Braehmer 41(31)-2 vs Marcus Oliveira 25(20)-0-1

12 rounds
Vacant WBA word light heavyweight title

Kubrat Pulev 18(9)-0 vs Joey Abell 29(28)-6

12 rounds
IBF international heavyweight title
Pulev, by many, is considered to be the one to challenger and defeat Wladimir Klitschko. Pulev is a sneak fighter who does a lot of things well. He’s good defensively, mixes up offense very well, and is coming off the best victory of his young career after defeated Tony Thompson. This is an interesting match to see how Pulev handles Abell’s power. It’s been 6 years since Abell has won a fight by decision. Everyone else has crumpled under his power. If Pulev is for real, Abell should not last more than a few rounds. Arreola was able to KO him in 1 round in early 2011.

Jack Culcay 15(10)-1 vs Dieudonne Belinga 11-3

12 rounds
Light heavyweight division

From Palau Olimpic Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain

Hassan D’Dam N’Jikam 27(17)-1 vs Anthony Fitzgerald 14(4)-5

10 rounds
Middleweight division

From Ice Palace “Terminal”, Brovari, Ukraine

Serhiy Fedchenko 33(14)-2 vs Ignacio Mendoz 38(23)-8-2

12 rounds
WBO European light welterweight title
Fedchenko is famously known as the guy who Marquez fought before his fourth fight with Pacquiao. Fedchenko was able to take Marquez 12 rounds and ultimately lost a wide decision. Fedchenko has no real impressive wins on his record, but he’s fighting a beatable opponent so he’s got that going for him.

Max Bursak 17(8)-0-1 vs Oleksiy Mazikin 14(4)-9-2

8 rounds Middleweight division

Vladimir Tereshkin 17(8)-0-1 vs Oleksiy Mazikin 14(4)-9-2

8 rounds Heavyweight division

Oleksandr Usyk 1(1)-0 vs Epifanio Mendoza 34(30)-15-1

6 rounds
Cruiserweight division
Usyk is another prospect in the same vein as Anthony Joshua. He had a decorated amateur career and won Olympic Gold in Beijing in the heavyweight division. Usyk is definitely someone you should add to your prospect list if you want to be able to say “I told you so” one of these days.

From ExCel Arena, Dockland, London, UK

Kevin Mitchell 35(25)-2 vs Brunet Zamora 25(11)-1-2

12 rounds
IBF inter-continental lightweight title

Leonard Bundo 29(10)-0-2 vs Lee Purdy 20(13)-4-1

12 rounds
EBU welterweight title

Martin Murray 25(11)-1-1 vs Sergey Khomitsky 28(11)-9-2

10 rounds
Middleweight division
Murray has recently come out and said he's willing to face Golovkin. Well, should he win this fight, it would put him at the front of the line in the Golovkin sweepstakes. The line isn’t long anyway. Murray is coming off a controversial loss against the reigning middleweight king, Sergio Martinez in Argentina. Many believe the decision to be a hometown gift, but to me, Murray didn’t do enough to differentiate himself from the champion. Still, Murray showed a lot of good things. He’s a great defensive fighter who knows when to counter out of his guard, and carries a decent bit of pop. I can’t see Khomitsky giving him too much trouble.

Khalid Yafai 9(6)-0 vs Ashley Lane 4(1)-3-2

6 rounds
Super flyweight division

Anthony Ogogo 3(2)-0 vs TBA

Middleweight division
Ogogo is one of my favorite prospects. I think Luke Campbell will probably be the most successful of the British Olympians, but Ogogo will be in the better fights.

From Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Amir Mansour 19(14)-0 vs Kelvin Price 14(6)-1

10 rounds Heavyweight division
Mansour is not exactly a prospect. He’s 41 years old and prison time has stunted a large part of his would-be career. Still, this is going to be on NBC Sports Network and should be a good fight.

David Rodriguez 36(34)-0 vs Darnell Wilson 24(20)-17-3

6 rounds
Heavyweight division
This is an interesting match… for a 36 and 0 fighter…

Manuel Quezada 29(18)-7 vs Steve Cunningham 25(12)-6

8 rounds
Heavyweight division

From Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Adrien Broner 27(22)-0 vs Marcos Maidana 34(31)-3

12 rounds
WBA world welterweight title
This is the /boxing fight of the week. Look here for an in-depth preview. If you want my opinion, it’s this: Broner has made himself to be the ultimate heel in boxing today, and he hasn’t done that by simply running his mouth. He’s been arrogant, and backed it up in the ring. Saturday, it will be seen if one of hardest punchers in the game can humble Broner, or will Broner have been right all along.

Keith Thurman 21(19)-0 vs Jesus Soto Karass 28(18)-8-3

12 rounds
Interim WBA world welterweight title
The WBA is a weird organization. This is for the interim ‘B’ level belt of their main belt which is called the Super World welterweight title. This is just the WBA world title. Anyway, what this means is that should Broner win the title and then vacate to go back down to 135, the winner will fill in as the title… Or the winners will fight to determine the real champion… before they face the real-er champion. Anyway, Keith “One Time in San Diego” Thurman is yet another guy on the cusp of breaking into boxing’s upper echelon. Standing on the other side is Jesus Soto Karass. Don’t let Karass’s 8 losses fool you. He’s claimed to have not taken boxing seriously when he was amassing loss after loss. Since losing to Marcos Maidana in a brutal 8 round war full of fouls, he’s won 2 straight. He’s a tricky fighter who does a lot of things well. He’s faced nearly every time of style there is and has never been completely blown out in any fight. If Thurman is not the real deal, or his power has been exaggerated to this point, Karass will bring it to light. If Thurman is the real deal, like many are projecting, Karass may have a tough time. Thurman has exceptional timing, patience, and power. This has all the makings of a trap fight for young Thurman.

Leo Santa Cruz 26(15)-0-1 vs Cesar Seda 25(17)-1

12 rounds
WBC super bantamweight title
Leo Santa Cruz is an all-action, torrential downpour of leather. Cesar Seda is a 27 year old Puerto Rican southpaw who hasn’t fought in a 12 round fight since 2011. That fight was for the WBO super flyweight title against long reigning Argentine champ Omar Narvaez. If Santa Cruz loses, this would be a massive upset.

Beibut Shumenov 13(8)-1 vs Tamas Kovacs 23(14)-0

12 rounds
WBA super world light heavyweight title
This is a real title fight. It’s the “super world” light heavyweight title as opposed to the “world light heavyweight title.” The WBA is weird. Anyway, here’s my theory on this fight. The winner is fighting Hopkins. Shumenov is from Kazakhstan and just turned 30. His only loss of his career was to Gabriel Campillo in 2009 and it was a MD as well. Tough luck considering it was in Kazakhstan too. He avenged the loss in a rematch and has fought sporadically since then. Shumenov, now with Golden Boy, is looking to build a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. Kovacs has never faced stiff competition and this shouldn’t be a tough fight for Shumenov.

Jermain Taylor 31(19)-4-1 vs Juan Carlos Candelo 32(21)-12-4

10 rounds
Super middleweight division

Rau’shee Warren 8(3)-0 vs Jose Silveira 15(6)-9

8 rounds
Bantamweight division
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