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> Kim, Iole and Avila are Top Rank paid writers, Shameless
pesticid
post Apr 15 2012, 09:29 AM
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Just read their columns on the Rios vs Abril fight.
I used to follow Kim but he's become a TR puppet for the past 2 years or so. He is the worst and the most shameless one. Then you have Iole who is just happy to get a quote from Arum and twists his story as if it's Arum's story. Avila is another moron who is in Arum's pockets. These guys are not ignorant. They understand boxing and they follow it. They are corrupt and shameless though and much worse than the judges who gave the fight to Rios. I don't think Rafael is TR paid employee although he had his biases but these three oh my!

And Pacman is offering winner take all to Floyd? Yeah right, for all we know Floyd will beat Pacquiao to death only to call an ambulance for the Pacman and escort him on a stretcher as controversial split decision winner.
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post Apr 15 2012, 10:04 AM
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i don't really care about writers, it's more the bullshit with judges. and weres the offering thing? and finally mayweathers never knocking pacman out no matter how much he wants to.
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post Apr 15 2012, 02:22 PM
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I have to read some of their recent columns. As I've picked up over the past several months, Dan seems to be getting frustrated with Top Rank's part in the mega fight not happening.

I remember him expressing it a couple of times on FNF, and I was sure that he was going to lose his TR connections, but nothing has seemed to happen. Could you drop a few links on here, so I can check it out?
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post Apr 15 2012, 03:35 PM
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Same here, I also don't pay much attention to boxing writers (I use that term loosely).

I'm very selective as to which articles I'll read the whole way through, but yeah the guys that you've mentioned have been drinking the Holy Rank Kool Aid (who's Avila?).

I also agree that Rafael's redeemed himself a bit recently and Iole seems to have toned down the Floyd bashing, but like the rest of the crew, they're still riding for the Holy Rank.

This post has been edited by Cheesey1: Apr 15 2012, 03:38 PM
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post Apr 15 2012, 04:39 PM
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I am not sure if you're allowed to post links here to other websites

but here is Iole's latest gem: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boxing--brand...EWxlnQKVy6UxLYF

He says that Bob Arum scored the fight 115 to 113 for Rios hence it's ok or something along the lines. The guy is just happy to get a quote or two from Arum and then he'll twist his story around. He's been proven to be unethical again and again.

Here is Avila's ringside report: http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articl...oo-much-vs-rios

This is pretty much the worst summary of a fight I have ever read.

And Kim, that guy has become the biggest clown, I mean not even a retard like Kelly Dwyer (NBA blogger) could match Kim's brains. At least Kelly is a retard. Kim knows boxing and knows how to write but being corrupt and proud of it is what puts him beneath all of them. I used to follow him and he does have some good insights but I don't care any longer cause I can't take his sell-out ass so I haven't read anything from him since a month ago.

Apparently he said on twitter that he had no problem with the decision. Of course he doesn't, TR paid his trip to Puerto Rico for the Salido vs Juanma fight and he's in awe of the business side of it, having guys like Cameron Dunking dropping knowledge on him and dissing fighters as if they are just the puppets (which the majority of them are). Dissing Gamboa, JMM and Martinez and almost every fighter that is not a part of the TR stable.

I haven't read Michael Marley or Rick Reeno but I hear that they are in Arum's pockets as well.

The sport has become a joke, too bad I get no access to the amateur tournaments anymore. Everybody fights everybody and yeah there are bad decisions but never like in the pros.
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post Apr 16 2012, 11:20 AM
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I used to read Iole's articles by accident when I frequently read yahoo articles. Half of the time, I just wanted to see pictures that were taken during the fight. I believe all of these guys are doing what they have to do, in order to keep their columns in the mainstream.

I found a couple of quotes and statements interesting when I read it...

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"We'll sit down and talk with Marquez and see what he wants to do," said promoter Bob Arum, who had Rios winning 115-113.

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Just further evidence that Bob is riding the senile train.

Then Rios goes to drop a gem...

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"It wasn't my best performance, yeah, because I did try to make 135," Rios said, defiantly. "I did try to kill myself to make 135 … because I wanted my title back. It's not like I didn't try. I did [expletive] try. There are all these critics over here talking [expletive] about me and saying [expletive] about me, but half of these [expletive] are fat and heavy and they don't even do it for their health.


Really man? He couldn't have picked a more picture perfect time to clown someone else's weight, than at that moment.
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post Apr 16 2012, 12:47 PM
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shots fired at dan?
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post Apr 16 2012, 12:52 PM
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Iole is a w****.
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post Apr 16 2012, 01:41 PM
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I just read Iole's dumbass article, purporting that it was an "error in judgement" and that the fix wasn't in. Wow. What the fuck is that braindead fat fuck smoking these days ?
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post Apr 16 2012, 02:20 PM
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for the most part....all writers are biased one way or the other. it's no secret who the top rank shills are and which sites are pro-top rank. they are also the same sites that happen to bash floyd mayweather or any al haymon fighter on a regular basis. it's expected from some of these hacks that call themselves journalists or writers. most of them are not even college educated. let a guy like tom hauser, who i USED to love to read, write an article...and watch them all follow suit in their own work. he was one of the guys who has been a critic of haymon from day one. any critical look at one of his articles on the matter is just an illustration of how this whole thing works. it was apparent to me from day one that he was championing arum's cause. i don't know it to be true...but a friend of mine recently told me that hauser is actually on top ranks pay roll which makes it all even more disturbing to me. a hack like dan rafael has never had my respect...and his writings have always been suspect to me. the guy knows very little about the sport and most of what he writes seems to be inspired by who fed him his last meal. he showed his true colors in an article where he attacked the father of tito trinidad for golden boy promotions. papa trinidad had made it a point to let the public know how dlh worked. dlh had constantly been using tito's name to generate interest but had absolutely no interest in facing him. dan rafael turns around and writes an article attacking papa trinidad and saying he was broke and a bunch of other stuff that had absolutely nothing to do with the situation. pen for hire.

the rest of the hacks aren't worthy of having their names mentioned in my post...but i can tell u that they are nothing more than glorified fans who write to get free comps to fights they could not afford to attend otherwise. it's a rare occasion when a writer can do a piece that isn't biased one way or the other. i take it all with a grain of salt. i love the sport and have for all of my life. i don't need to hear some jackasses like merchant or lampley explain to me what i am seeing with my own eyes nor do i need to read it on some site. i do love discussing it with other fans. boxing is beautiful without the commentary...written or otherwise. talk is cheap. they say the pen is mightier than the sword...but most of these internet hacks are writing checks their asses can't cash.
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