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Heart Paceman vs Algieri
Posted by: Thepaulz - 11-22-2014, 11:30 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (2)

Anyone gonna be watching this fight on Sunday? Who you backing? Personally I'm hoping Pacman can win this convincingly (Ko), open up the door more for the Pac vs Mayweather to which I have money set aside In case that fight happens.

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  tua wants back in
Posted by: Calikiwi - 11-22-2014, 09:48 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (18)

so dave now says he'll fight the winner of kali/cameron next year. its tough to stay out of the spotlight. deja vu x 10.

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  Looks like its here to stay.
Posted by: craigyid14 - 11-21-2014, 05:27 PM - Forum: NZBoxChat - No Replies

The super 8 format.
A light heavy one sounds good, Nik the Greek,Sam Rapira, Reece papuni and that's just from Nz and off the top of my head. Trent Broadhurst, Damien Hooper from Aussie. Hoopers conquerer Powdill. Could be real good.

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  Reece Papuni
Posted by: craigyid14 - 11-21-2014, 10:00 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (11)

Is he the real deal? Stopped Sam Rapira last time out, is 7-0(5 early) and has Aussie veteran Joel 'two guns' Casey in a few weeks in Christchurch. How far can he go?

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  super 8 draw
Posted by: craigyid14 - 11-21-2014, 09:46 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (2)

Is today at 11.30, City gym in Kingsland. Its the weigh in for all the fighters as well, anyone attending?

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  Who you got Shane or Kali
Posted by: infini_IV - 11-20-2014, 09:38 PM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (5)

Who you got to take this out and how

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  Whatever happened to
Posted by: diehard - 11-20-2014, 10:11 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (18)

Got any candidates?

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  Duco Boxing
Posted by: diehard - 11-20-2014, 10:10 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (15)

Chris Martin--Boxing needs Sky Arena and Duco to get the necessary profile and exposure for our talent...Its been a long hard road for trainers like me trying to get things rolling...I welcomed the big promoters...hope it keeps growing...good to be back here...been on a journey of self discovery so to speak..hope all are well..

Diehard--Big promoters equal big fighting events equal a windfall for everyone. Trainers get more jobs, fighters fight better fighters at bigger events, and the pundits get to watch exciting fights. Hopefully, everyone takes a step up. And $$$.

In the past, it would be Tua or Cameron and little else. Bring on the big promoters. But keep a few smaller ones for local events.

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  David Tua fights on YouTube
Posted by: diehard - 11-20-2014, 10:07 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - No Replies


Former Contender Gary Bell against the Ropes

By ES Boxing | October 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

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New York, NY (October 26, 2014) – In his prime, Gary “Bring Da Pain” Bell was a noteworthy heavyweight. As an amateur, the Brooklyn native captured three New York Golden Gloves championships and had his sights set on a world title in the paid ranks.

In 1996, world champion and future hall of famer Evander Holyfield enlisted the ultra-aggressive Bell as a sparring partner leading up to his first bout against Mike Tyson. Throughout camp, Bell did his best to mimic Iron Mike and reportedly got the best of Holyfield during some of their sparring sessions. Impressed with Bell’s ability, Holyfield signed on to become his manager. The two sparred again for Holyfield’s rematch with Tyson. This time, Holyfield reportedly got the better of Bell.

The fearless Bell also spent time sparring with champion Lennox Lewis and the Tyson-esque David Tua, a rough and heavy hitting Samoan star that knocked out almost every fighter he faced. Ironically, Tua would have a major role in Bell’s future as a boxer.

In 1999, the two met for the USBA title. A victory for Bell would mean he’d receive a world ranking and be on the shortlist as a potential opponent for the heavyweight division’s elite. Unfortunately, he was on the wrong side of a first round knockout. A few bouts later, Tua made a significant amount of money to fight Lennox Lewis for the world title and went onto have a successful career. Bell was never the same, fighting just four more times and ending his career with a second round knockout loss. Between countless rounds of sparring with the Holyfield’s and Tua’s of the world and 28 professional fights, Bell took a tremendous amount of punishment.

Shortly after his career ended in 2002, Bell showed the scary effects that boxing can have on a former fighter. Between memory loss, poor balance, slurred speech and a lack of focus, his associate degrees in both medical billing and AutoCAD weren’t enough to help him find a steady 9 to 5 job. With countless job interviews leading him nowhere, the desperate Bell committed multiple street crimes for money and is facing jail time for grand larceny and burglary.

Due to his condition and instability, Bell was seen on multiple occasions by forensic psychologist Marc Janoson. He ran multiple tests on Bell, showing an impaired thought process and various other personality flaws. His time with Bell led to diagnoses of Pugilistic Dementia, Bipolar I Disorder and Bipolar II Disorder. Dr. Janoson recommended multiple neurological evaluations and medicines that could potentially rehabilitate Bell.

Still, Bell is facing multiple years in prison instead of a mental institution where he’d be served best.

“Gary Bell is a very sick man,” said Mitchell Rose, who is assisting with getting Bell the proper help. “He’s looking at multiple years in prison and while it’s a fitting penalty for most, prison isn’t what he needs. Gary’s boxing career caused severe mental and physical damage that could only be helped if he’s in an institution where he’s given the proper medication. There have been many instances where mentally incompetent suspects in criminal cases were put into the proper institutions and not standard prisons because that is the proper way to rehabilitate them. We’re going to continue fighting for Gary to get the help he needs and not just throw him into a prison where he’ll never have the chance to become a functioning member of society upon his release.”

To assist with Bell’s legal bills and assist him in getting the proper help, fans can donate via Paypal to garybellfund@gmail.com.

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  Upcoming Fights
Posted by: diehard - 11-20-2014, 10:06 AM - Forum: NZBoxChat - Replies (4)

Szpilka defeats Adamek on “Night of Upsets” in Krakow, Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside

In a heavyweight grudge match, +175 underdog Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KOs) in front of 17,000+ at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. The 25-year-old Szpilka was a little quicker and and energetic than the 37-year-old Adamek. Adamek had his best round in round eight, but Szpilka finished well to win by scores of 94-90??, 98-92, 96-94. After the fight, Adamek told Polish TV “I think this is over for me.”

In his first bout following a two year incarceration, formerly world rated light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-2, 25 KOs) was surprisingly upset by Andrzej Soldra (11-1-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round slugfest. Kostecki dropped Soldra in round two, but slowed down later in the bout. Scores were 76-75, 77-75, 77-75, all for Soldra.

In another upset, previously unbeaten Maciej Sulecki (19-0, 4 KOs) knocked out former middleweight title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-4, 21 KOs) in round seven. A Sulecki right hand put Proksa down face first.

In a clash between unbeaten jr welterweights, Michal Syrowatka (11-0, 3 KOs) annihilated Michal Chudecki (10-1-1, 3 KOs) in round one. This was another mild upset.

What has been of Adamek? he was a promising boxer not long ago....
Be interesting to know if Bloodworth is still with him.

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