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16 Oct 2015 13:19

Dazed and Confused wrote:A piece on the Thriller in Manila publish on the Guardian website: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/oct/01/thrilla-in-manila-40-years-on-muhammad-ali-joe-frazier-boxing

There has been a couple of bouts which affected me as a fan. This was one of them.


Amazingly Frazier hid the fact that he had a detached retina in one eye, how he passed the medical is anyone's guess. And when his other eye started closing he was virtually fighting blind while Ali was dead on his feet from the heat and had punched himself out as he could not believe that Frazier had not gone down. A brutal fight. Many boxing experts said that neither fighter was the same after that fight. Ali was passing blood and dehydrated. A real war of attrition. Ali actually admitted he was close to not coming out for the later rounds and he was leading !
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05 Nov 2015 12:03

Khan has announced that he will be fighting the PacMan in Manny's final bout but Bob Arum said it's a lot of rubbish.
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28 Nov 2015 22:37

so Klitschko vs Tyson Fury, is it even worth paying attention to?
The aging one arm robot to win tko before 7th.
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28 Nov 2015 23:31

Well, Fury upset Kllschko. From what I can gather Fury didn't do much, but Klitschko did almost nothing. Glad I didn't pay for it.
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28 Nov 2015 23:38

I'm surprised, anyway lets see if this can bring some new action into the ring.
Congrats to Fury with the 20 belts.....
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29 Nov 2015 15:55

Congrats to Fury, for a guy his size he's fast and has good foowork, fighting him has to be akward as hell. He fighs like a Larry Holmes-Valuev lovechild, even If Larry Holmes was on a whole different level and probably had the best Jab in heavyweight history.
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30 Nov 2015 13:07

Mayomaniac wrote:Congrats to Fury, for a guy his size he's fast and has good foowork, fighting him has to be akward as hell. He fighs like a Larry Holmes-Valuev lovechild, even If Larry Holmes was on a whole different level and probably had the best Jab in heavyweight history.


Holmes also fought with lot of heart. I recently watched his fight with Witherspoon who had the fight won but Holmes came back and turned it around. Holmes was just too tough.
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30 Nov 2015 18:08

I agree on Holmes. Many people didn't like him, and some fights he wasn't sharp, and others he fought "bums", but Larry also gritted out a lot of wins with a lot of skill and determination. I think after the Norton fight, when Larry built a lead but Kenny came roaring back and pushed Larry to the last second of the last round, Holmes learned something, that a champion fights to the very end. He showed that in the Weaver fight, the second Shavers fight, the Witherspoon fight, the Cooney fight, the Williams fight, even the second Spinks fight (which Larry was robbed, for running his mouth too much before, though he was modest afterward). Great champion.
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24 Jan 2016 04:04

Garcia vs. Guerrero...That's how a fight should end! I had it closer than the judges. All in all a good fight.
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02 Feb 2016 17:16

Khan to fight Alvarez.

He has no interest in Kell Brook at the moment.
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18 Feb 2016 07:18

Manny Pacquiao, who has made anti-gay remarks before, finally went too far even for Nike. They dropped their sponsorship after he said gays were "worse than animals". Besides being bigoted, Manny is ignorant, as homosexuality has in fact been observed in nature.

For the first and maybe last time, Mayweather looks superior to Pacquiao outside the ring, as he issued a statement that he was fully supportive of the LGBT community.

What's so ironic about this is that the Philippines is one of the most gay-tolerant countries in the world. I know many gays over here, everyone does, and I've never heard of any making any attempt to hide their orientation, nor do they need to. They may be the objects of jokes and teasing, but it's all done in a spirit of kindness. Manny's homophobia clearly stems from his Biblical literalism, which is a minority view in this mostly Catholic country, though it's support has been increasing.
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18 Feb 2016 18:32

What's sad and ignorant about what he quoted, is that it cherry picks words from the Old Testament (Leviticus 20:13), in an English translation, without making any effort to understand who the Levi were, or what the focus of the book of Leviticus was about. This has been done many times by many ignorant Christians. The book is primarily aimed the Levi, or Levites, and their vicars, as a set of rules during a time of few moral laws, or rules, when even pedophilia was tolerated in some areas. If someone really wants to understand the Levi, they really need to read the entire book, and study some history.

It should also be very clear that this was not the teachings of Jesus, nor part of the New Testament. So many people collapse all of Christian lineage history together, as if Jesus was unaware of the Torah, or history and teachings before him! Anyone who reads any of the New Testament can clearly see this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Levi#In_Biblical_criticism

Sorry. /rant.
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18 Feb 2016 22:36

Alpe d'Huez wrote:What's sad and ignorant about what he quoted, is that it cherry picks words from the Old Testament (Leviticus 20:13), in an English translation, without making any effort to understand who the Levi were, or what the focus of the book of Leviticus was about. This has been done many times by many ignorant Christians. The book is primarily aimed the Levi, or Levites, and their vicars, as a set of rules during a time of few moral laws, or rules, when even pedophilia was tolerated in some areas. If someone really wants to understand the Levi, they really need to read the entire book, and study some history.

It should also be very clear that this was not the teachings of Jesus, nor part of the New Testament. So many people collapse all of Christian lineage history together, as if Jesus was unaware of the Torah, or history and teachings before him! Anyone who reads any of the New Testament can clearly see this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Levi#In_Biblical_criticism

Sorry. /rant.

Alp, that's how religion works: pick and choose what works for you. ie: banging prostitutes while your wife is asleep is OK, but gay people are animals. Banging interns, and getting hammered nightly is OK, but gay rites are wrong. Abortion is wrong, but killing abortion doctors is OK. etc...etc...

EDIT: Since this is a political buzz in Idaho politics: Several religious groups who protest against abortion, but only use faith healing (no docs/meds). So its not OK to terminate a first trimester fetus, but it is OK to let a six year old die of a treatable pathogen?!
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Re: Boxing

19 Feb 2016 02:54

Alpe d'Huez wrote:What's sad and ignorant about what he quoted, is that it cherry picks words from the Old Testament (Leviticus 20:13), in an English translation, without making any effort to understand who the Levi were, or what the focus of the book of Leviticus was about. This has been done many times by many ignorant Christians. The book is primarily aimed the Levi, or Levites, and their vicars, as a set of rules during a time of few moral laws, or rules, when even pedophilia was tolerated in some areas. If someone really wants to understand the Levi, they really need to read the entire book, and study some history.

It should also be very clear that this was not the teachings of Jesus, nor part of the New Testament. So many people collapse all of Christian lineage history together, as if Jesus was unaware of the Torah, or history and teachings before him! Anyone who reads any of the New Testament can clearly see this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Levi#In_Biblical_criticism

Sorry. /rant.


9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, KJV 1Co 6:9

Greek word: ἀρσενοκοῖται - "one who lies with man as with a woman - a sodomite."
"an adult male who practices sexual intercourse with another adult male or a boy homosexual, sodomite, pederast"


Just saying....
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19 Feb 2016 13:05

And you believe that is in harmony with the teachings of Jesus? Or that it rationalizes what Pacquio said?

Just wondering...
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19 Feb 2016 17:28

Alpe d'Huez wrote:And you believe that is in harmony with the teachings of Jesus? Or that it rationalizes what Pacquio said?

Just wondering...


You can go through the religious thread and find that out. :)

I was just pointing out what the new testament said.
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Re: Boxing

20 Feb 2016 00:50

Merckx index wrote:Manny Pacquiao, who has made anti-gay remarks before, finally went too far even for Nike. They dropped their sponsorship after he said gays were "worse than animals". Besides being bigoted, Manny is ignorant, as homosexuality has in fact been observed in nature.

For the first and maybe last time, Mayweather looks superior to Pacquiao outside the ring, as he issued a statement that he was fully supportive of the LGBT community.

What's so ironic about this is that the Philippines is one of the most gay-tolerant countries in the world. I know many gays over here, everyone does, and I've never heard of any making any attempt to hide their orientation, nor do they need to. They may be the objects of jokes and teasing, but it's all done in a spirit of kindness. Manny's homophobia clearly stems from his Biblical literalism, which is a minority view in this mostly Catholic country, though it's support has been increasing.


But then the Pac Man does not have a history of domestic violence.
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