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Run and Gun Game Calls
With the way i work i dont get to follow the amature, olympic fighters coming up. Anyone i should really be trying to pay attention to?
Cheesey1
Yup, RingTalk has a bit on a Californian middleweight, forgotten his name, but they were spot on about Andre Ward years ago. FightHype has had a couple of pieces on William Shamarr Whitt. I heard about him from the local Golden Gloves news a couple of years ago, but never really paid any attention.

Can someone post something with offensive imagery re. the Saint aka the one who is supposed to be retiring to serve God like the pious Christian that he is and doesn't fight for the money, but apparently does fight for the money and also apparently isn't retiring to serve God.
daprofessor
check out the fighters in the wsb. they are the worlds elite amateurs. the l.a. matadors had a pretty solid team before they shut it down.
mgrover
i usually watch the younger amateurs since there's more boxing shows around my area now. The ABA championships will be on soon, if I get any videos I'll probably put them up.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mgrover @ Mar 6 2012, 08:35 PM) *
i usually watch the younger amateurs since there's more boxing shows around my area now. The ABA championships will be on soon, if I get any videos I'll probably put them up.



where is "your area?"
mgrover
england, leeds
wolterb
There is a decent heavyweight from Michigan, Jordan Shimmel...cleans out state tournaments yearly but I dunno how he fairs against national competition I'll try and find some answers to that.
checkleft
Rashee warren. Fast little shit
mrchitown
There's plenty of them. Rau'shee Warren is probably the most recognizable because of him becoming the first boxer to make 3 straight olympic teams, but I also like Joeseph Diaz and Jesse Hart. Hart's the one who I think is going to be a big star in boxing if he decides to turn pro
daprofessor
QUOTE (mgrover @ Mar 6 2012, 09:16 PM) *
england, leeds


u guys have some good fighters in the amateurs. the european style is very well suited for the olympics.
daprofessor
QUOTE (checkleft @ Mar 6 2012, 11:11 PM) *
Rashee warren. Fast little shit


and very skilled.
checkleft
^^ and he can take a good shot, I've seen him get into some slug fests. And one of the only guys other than rjj triple and quadruple up his left hook with great speed and ease.
wolterb
Shimmell won 6 national golden glove tournament in the hw division, he is probably going to take this years too. He is planning on turning Professional after the tournament and will not be going to the Olympics. He is 22 years old. Definitely potential there but who knows.
mgrover
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 7 2012, 06:54 PM) *
u guys have some good fighters in the amateurs. the european style is very well suited for the olympics.


i know, but from what i've heard about boxing in the olympic teams, its very robotic, always behind the jabs etc etc, yes it is boxing, they don't like to see anything flashy. I went down to my old gym today, sparred with a few people after month of being out of training, instantly out of breath, but nothing a jab and move can't fix, but the last guy I got in with handed me my ass, he was fast, smart and cocky, I mean his hands were down so much and I still had trouble hitting him lol maybe it wasn't a smart idea trying to do the same. so I ask the coach who he was, turns out he was double national champ lol never asked his name, all I know is he fights at 65kg.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mgrover @ Mar 7 2012, 05:14 PM) *
i know, but from what i've heard about boxing in the olympic teams, its very robotic, always behind the jabs etc etc, yes it is boxing, they don't like to see anything flashy. I went down to my old gym today, sparred with a few people after month of being out of training, instantly out of breath, but nothing a jab and move can't fix, but the last guy I got in with handed me my ass, he was fast, smart and cocky, I mean his hands were down so much and I still had trouble hitting him lol maybe it wasn't a smart idea trying to do the same. so I ask the coach who he was, turns out he was double national champ lol never asked his name, all I know is he fights at 65kg.


laugh.gif that'll teach u. i stopped jumping in the ring with guys i don't know a loooong time ago.
mgrover
maybe one day ill learn, am tempted to get fit again and try again
daprofessor
QUOTE (mgrover @ Mar 8 2012, 09:41 AM) *
maybe one day ill learn, am tempted to get fit again and try again


i used to fight in the amateurs. a bad shoulder cut my career short. i spar every once in a great while. i actually just purchased a new headgear to start getting in with the young bucks again. let's see how that works out.
mgrover
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 8 2012, 06:47 PM) *
i used to fight in the amateurs. a bad shoulder cut my career short. i spar every once in a great while. i actually just purchased a new headgear to start getting in with the young bucks again. let's see how that works out.


same reason I stopped. its funny how you get in there, and there all stupidly fast, but after a month or two everything seems to slow down.
The Original MrFactor
I go to a few amateur fights a year and I remember seein these two teenage brothers. I think they were from the eastern part of my state of Georgia. Maybe Aiken or somewhere. They were probably hovering around middleweight. They stuck out because they were two of the few white kids in the tourney. They stuck out like a sore thumb. I made sure I went over and shook their hands and gave them some positive encouragement. i really like what I saw from these two kids. They were really good. They were knocking the shit out of guys and just walking through shots. They dominated anyone they were in the ring with. My friend is one of the major players in the tourney and he usually invites me when this tourney comes around because it is so big. I'll be on the lookout for these guys again because they were so good. I'll try to get a name so you guys can folow them too. They were exciting to watch.
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