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Jack 1000
post Jan 1 2014, 04:29 PM
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Happy New Year All!

2014 opens with a world title fight this Friday Night on ESPN2. A Jr. Lightweight Title Fight between Mendez defending against Barthelemy. Could be good. I really hope everything is fair. If it's a bad decision, we will have to listen to Teddy Atlas' rant about how Minnesota sucks because they don't have a national commission and how boxing would be so much better with him at the helm. I know people either like or hate Teddy but he just rubs me the wrong way. Always has. In actuality he had another rant almost a year ago when Barthelemy fought Usmanee in Florida and Usmanee lost a decision that was close. Was that a robbery like Teddy believed or not?

Anyway, putting this up so we don't forget about the fight. We will be using the Round by Round and Preview Threads for the fights as always. Same policies will apply. We will plan to close the 2014 fight schedule thread when this first fight airs on Friday Night. This is to prevent any possibility of spoilers given away in that thread. The community has been excellent about our Spoiler rules of posting a Topic Title containing the word Spoiler in the Subject of the Thread, or replying within a round-by-round on-going thread that contains a spoiler warning in the topic title. Thanks for everyone's help with this!

What do you guys think about our first World Title Fight for 2014?

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post Jan 2 2014, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Jan 1 2014, 04:29 PM) *
Happy New Year All!

2014 opens with a world title fight this Friday Night on ESPN2. A Jr. Lightweight Title Fight between Mendez defending against Barthelemy. Could be good. I really hope everything is fair. If it's a bad decision, we will have to listen to Teddy Atlas' rant about how Minnesota sucks because they don't have a national commission and how boxing would be so much better with him at the helm. I know people either like or hate Teddy but he just rubs me the wrong way. Always has. In actuality he had another rant almost a year ago when Barthelemy fought Usmanee in Florida and Usmanee lost a decision that was close. Was that a robbery like Teddy believed or not?

Anyway, putting this up so we don't forget about the fight. We will be using the Round by Round and Preview Threads for the fights as always. Same policies will apply. We will plan to close the 2014 fight schedule thread when this first fight airs on Friday Night. This is to prevent any possibility of spoilers given away in that thread. The community has been excellent about our Spoiler rules of posting a Topic Title containing the word Spoiler in the Subject of the Thread, or replying within a round-by-round on-going thread that contains a spoiler warning in the topic title. Thanks for everyone's help with this!

What do you guys think about our first World Title Fight for 2014?

Jack

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Oh thee Friday Night Fights, where has thou been??? Can't wait to get my weekly fix of boxing!

I've seen Barthelemy several times on FNFs, but I'm not that impressed with him. He can crack, but his leaky defense is the story here. I'm not sure if I've seen Mendez fight, I'll know him when I see him, I guess.

That decision that Barthelemy was given last year, was disgusting. He and Usmanee were tired, but you can tell who wanted it more than the other. I'd like to see a rematch before the end of this year. As for Atlas, cant wait to hear those rants from him! This guy could give two shits about any state's athletic commission, he just goes for what he knows. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Jan 2 2014, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 2 2014, 08:13 AM) *
Oh thee Friday Night Fights, where has thou been??? Can't wait to get my weekly fix of boxing!

I've seen Barthelemy several times on FNFs, but I'm not that impressed with him. He can crack, but his leaky defense is the story here. I'm not sure if I've seen Mendez fight, I'll know him when I see him, I guess.

That decision that Barthelemy was given last year, was disgusting. He and Usmanee were tired, but you can tell who wanted it more than the other. I'd like to see a rematch before the end of this year. As for Atlas, cant wait to hear those rants from him! This guy could give two shits about any state's athletic commission, he just goes for what he knows. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


Very true!

Even if you aren't an Atlas fan, he still sugarcoats absolutely nothing! He is who he is, which is probably why so many have a love/hate relationship with him. No middle ground for views on Teddy. I remember Barthelmey-Usmanee better now. It was a bad decision.

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mrchitown
post Jan 2 2014, 08:48 PM
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Can't wait. I've been missing FNF's since the season ended last year. Barthelemy is a question mark imo, I need to see more from him...hopefully he puts on a good show tomorrow
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Jack 1000
post Jan 3 2014, 02:17 PM
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Hey All,

Normally, we don't pin ESPN round by round fight spoiler results. However, as this is a world championship fight with the potential to be very good, and the first world title fight of 2014, we will pin up this results thread. Keep everything about the fight in this thread.

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mrchitown
post Jan 3 2014, 09:29 PM
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Duran is taking it to Truax right now, he's doubling the jab and working his way inside very effectively
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post Jan 3 2014, 09:35 PM
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Truax and Duran are both visibly tired, who ever works harder towards the end of this one will come out with the win...every time they get inside they tie each other up instead of punching
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post Jan 3 2014, 09:56 PM
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Feel bad for Duran, I thought he pulled it out bit the judges say other wise

I like this Erick Lubinson kid, yo can tell he's still a kid but he's got some talent. He was a very good amateur fighter, I hope they move him along slowly and build him up because I think he can make some noise in boxing
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post Jan 3 2014, 10:03 PM
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I liked Teddy's 2014 boxing wish list
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post Jan 3 2014, 10:17 PM
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Didn't expect to see Barthelemy hurt Mendez in the first but he shook him up pretty good and Mendez never seeemed to regain his footing after that
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