“A punch like that causes all sorts of strange satellite pain, express-delivered by your scrambled, panicking nervous system. You can feel a punch like that in the arches of your feet, in your balls, in your back, in your eyes. A punch like that somehow leaves you gasping for air and feeling as though you’re full of air all at once. A punch like that makes you feel, frankly, like you’re going to s**t your trunks.”—Chris Jones of Grantland.com writes about the body shot and the beauty that comes with landing it perfectly. (via showkiller)
“I think my speed overwhelmed him, along with my power. I thought I was hurting him and it was only a matter of time.”—Not many people would disagree with Amir Khan’s assessment of his fight last night. A breakdown of the Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah fight in Las Vegas last night as written by the Associated Press. (via showkiller)
“It was a low blow. I was trying to get myself together [when I was down] and that was self defense there [going down]. He jabbed my cup. It was an uppercut and it lifted the belt and that really hurt.”—Zab Judah gives his explanation for the bizarre ending to his fight with Amir Khan last night in Las Vegas. ESPN’s Dan Rafael gives his thoughts from ringside. (via showkiller)
“Barker’s 17 years of fighting, both as an amateur and professional, have prepared him physically for this moment. Add to that his life experience, and he believes the time to face Martinez couldn’t be better.”—Franklin McNeil of ESPN.com writes about the October 1st match-up between Sergio Martinez and Darren Barker. (via showkiller)
Nice effort from Franklin to try and hype this mediocre fight. I’m not buying it. But you can’t blame Martinez… No one wants to fight the guy.
“I think Sergio Martinez is the most avoided man in boxing. The pay-per-view fighters out there are avoiding him, and for good reason. Boxing is a strange business in that the biggest fights often don’t happen. My guy will take short money to fight anyone, but if you end the gravy train, you end the gravy train.”—Lou Dibella talks to Michael Woods of ESPNNY about Sergio Martinez being the most feared fighter in boxing. (via showkiller)
Dibella is right. Martinez is too good yet not a big enough draw for ppv fighters to take the risk.
Let me start by saying, I’m a fan, I lose when i bet on my teams, i root and expect success with my heart not my wits. However, if my metsies are to make a run… i think it’ll come now. Hear me out, two more games at home with the (2009 mets) 2011 caridnals, then 3 in florida against the re-surged marlins under edwin rodriguez once again. I understand the mets haven’t exactly owned the marlins in recent memory, but i think most people would agree the mets have a better team this year, fuck you look at the standings, this edwin rodriguez run won’t last either. Remember when Jerry manuel took over the team and they won like 12 in a row or something? How’d that season wrap up when all said and done? And yeah, I havent checked the rotation yet for the marlins, hopefully the mets can avoid johnson and nolasco, well and clay what the fucks his name that shut them down on monday. Im losing confidence over thinking this„ fuck it, theyre taking that series too. Then they got the reds i believe, and finish the month in DC with nats. And if i can be so bold, i expect them to win each one of these series. If reyes and beltran can continue to have the season theyre having, if daniel murphy keeps healthy and playing at the high level he is and isn’t disrupted out of his comfort zone when wright comes back and is moved to first, Id imagine. And maybe it’ll take some prayers and hoping but if bay can get it together for more than a day at a time and wright doesnt strike out at the rate he was… Maybe things will fall into place. Maybe…