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#1 Posted on 18.11.04 0817.31
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9:45 pm ET/6:45 pm PT on HBO. Wright will probably win this one, just like last time, but it should be an entertaining fight. Winky Wright is GOOD.

Also, Steve Kim is saying that Floyd Mayweather fights TBA on 1/22, and Arturo Gatti fights Jesse James Leija 1/29, and if they both win it'll be Gatti-Mayweather in June '05. Woo-hoo!

EDIT: If you're willing to pay for a couple of PPVs, there's FIVE straight weekends of boxing...

11/22 - Wright/Mosley 2 on HBO
11/29 - Morales/Barrera 3 on HBO PPV
12/4 - Jermain Taylor/William Joppy (and presumably the Morales/Barrera replay) on HBO Boxing After Dark AND Jose Luis Castillo/Joel Casamayor (with Jeff Lacy/Omar Sheika) on Showtime
12/11 - Vitali Klitschko/Danny Williams (with Miguel Cotto on the undercard) on HBO PPV
12/18 - Tarver/Johnson (and presumably the Klitschko/Williams replay) on HBO

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#2 Posted on 18.11.04 1258.39
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12/11 - Vitali Klitschko/Danny Williams (with Miguel Cotto on the undercard) on HBO PPV

So my friend Pete is trying to convince me to go to Vegas to see this fight. I think we're talking bleacher seats here.

Is it worth it to do the fight in person, or should I just watch the much better view from TV?
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#3 Posted on 18.11.04 1323.47
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    12/11 - Vitali Klitschko/Danny Williams (with Miguel Cotto on the undercard) on HBO PPV

    So my friend Pete is trying to convince me to go to Vegas to see this fight. I think we're talking bleacher seats here.

    Is it worth it to do the fight in person, or should I just watch the much better view from TV?

In one case, you're sitting on your couch. In the other, you're in Las Vegas. This is simple math.
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#4 Posted on 18.11.04 1452.36
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True but I can go to Vegas and not spend $$$ on tickets.

Plus, didn't Tupac get shot outside of a Heavyweight fight in Vegas?
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#5 Posted on 18.11.04 1510.08
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim

    Plus, didn't Tupac get shot outside of a Heavyweight fight in Vegas?


Unless you have a rap beef that your not telling us about I think you should be fine. Not like Tupac was randomly shot.

As far as the fight I don't know if I would want to see that but hey its Vegas you should be able to get cheep seats pretty cheep right around fight time like my friends uncle did.

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#6 Posted on 18.11.04 1515.06
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Plus, didn't Tupac get shot outside of a Heavyweight fight in Vegas?


You haven't angered any East Coast message board owner/admins, have you?
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#7 Posted on 18.11.04 1754.48
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    Originally posted by spf
    >In one case, you're sitting on your couch. In the other, you're in Las Vegas. This is simple math.


In the "hopefully you'll enjoy the fight, too"-case, I turn to Bill Simmons' column from the Lewis/Rahman 2 bout:

LAS VEGAS -- Here was the sound we made when Lennox Lewis exorcised his demons, regained his heavyweight title and ushered Hasim Rahman into his fifteenth minute of fame:

Ohhhhhh ... AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

I was sitting in Press Box K, located approximately 700,000 rows above ringside at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, but that didn't stop me from making that sound along with everyone else Saturday night. Lewis landed his perfect punch midway through the fourth round, seven months after Rahman had landed his perfect punch in South Africa (which was the reason why we were here in the first place). Of course, the circumstances were a little different this time around.

For one thing, Lewis dominated the first three rounds of the fight, effortlessly moving around the ring and punishing Rahman with his jab. Rahman looked overwhelmed even before the fight started (during his ring entrance, he had the Byung Hyun-Kim face going). You could sense it was only a matter of time; by the end of the third round, there was an "It's gonna happen" buzz floating through the crowd.

When Lewis finally dropped his bomb, the force of the punch was so sudden that "The Rock" looked like he had been victimized by a chokeslam from his WWF namesake "The Rock." Rahman fell backwards like a chopped-down tree, his head bouncing against the canvas so violently that his feet actually kicked in the air.

It was an unforgettable turn of events, at least for me. When you watch knockouts on television, they're always accompanied by an announcer screaming something like "Rahman goes down!!!!!" and there's a certain pace to the whole thing. When you witness fights in person, there's a different rhythm -- you don't have somebody telling you what's happening, you can't see the clock, you don't have someone scoring the rounds for you, the sounds of the crowd basically narrate the fight -- and those occasional one-punch knockouts seem much more sudden and vicious.

And that's why we make sounds like Ohhhhhh ... AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!


    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Plus, didn't Tupac get shot outside of a Heavyweight fight in Vegas?


Tupac's not dead.
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#8 Posted on 21.11.04 0738.48
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Wright will probably win this one, just like last time, but it should be an entertaining fight. Winky Wright is GOOD.


You were correct, but did you win any money?
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