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“On the biggest possession of the game, Mugsy had the ball with the Hornets down 1. Jordan backed off of him and told him: “shoot it you f—ing midget.” Mugsy shot it, didn’t come close. A year later Mugsy actually told Johnny Bach that he believes that single play ruined his career. His shot never recovered.”
There are some nights in the boxing ring where everything just clicks for a fighter. They enter a flow state and can do no wrong on a technical level. But it takes two two tango. This is about nights where one fighter could was absolutely perfect and their
opponent could do absolutely nothing about it. With that lets look back at 5 of the most perfect performances in boxing history. No disrespect to the quick KO’s, but this list favors the longer fights.
Many have tried, but few can match the promos Ric Flair was wheeling out routinely during his heyday. Whether heel or babyface, the self-styled ‘Nature Boy’ knew exactly how to get people listening. Unstoppably brilliant when given the platform to talk, Flair proved each time why he was the biggest star in the territory.
This infamous example comes from 1987, and what makes it so effective is the little elements of truth slipped in. Ric Flair’s promos were so good because he really believed in what he was saying, and that comes across to the fans – it’s mighty difficult to not pay attention when somebody is speaking with such conviction.
Somehow, even though he’s rubbing it in people’s faces that he has tremendous wealth, Flair comes across as passionate and almost likeable, again because his words carry amazing confidence. Just try and watch this one without getting goosebumps.
Zhang Ziyu, a 14-year-old basketball player from Shandong, China, has been getting a lot of attention because of her unusual height, 7ft 5in, and getting compared to Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming, who is 7ft 6in.
In photos and videos that have been making the rounds online for the past week, Zhang Ziyu can be seen towering over both teammates and opponents during an under-15s tournament in Jingzhou, where she just happened to score 42 points in a game, as well as 25 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Former Bellator MMA fighter Joe Schilling was seen in a video Monday knocking out another man at a Florida bar.
Schilling, 37, posted footage of the incident to his Instagram account, claiming the incident was an act of “self-defense”, and was “scared for his life” and “simply defending myself against the evil in this world”
Over the last year or so there has been an unsettled relationship between the sport of boxing and the youtubers determined to play at it. Logan Paul is at the awkward center of it. After two mediocre exhibition fights with internet personality KSI, Paul has managed to snag himself a fight with the retired superstar and world richest athlete, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Corruption is inherent in humanity. Since the creation of a monopoly on power, enabled by the invention of currency, the ability for money to have undue sway is nothing new in human history.
Boxing has changed massively. What the sport was long ago and what boxing is now are completely different, but the rotten influence of lazy money is still present. So with that let’s take a look at the lurid lore that gave the sport of boxing itself a black eye.
Some guy decided to walk into the Elite Boxing Fitness Center in Oviedo, Florida and challenge coach Dorian Beaupierre. Big mistake.
Coach obviously knew this guy was full of shit right away. He humbled the guy and taught him a lesson. He could have just beat his ass out the door without giving him a chance. Respect!
We aren’t all blessed with a 6 in front of our height. Aren’t all granted the luxury of long reach. But that hasn’t held back these fighters from around the world combat sports from becoming champions in their disciplines. So if you are one of those people standing on tippie-toes to board a roller coaster, but you still wan to fight about it, Here are a few diminutive destroyers in Combat sports and what you can learn from them.