Staff writer for The Queensberry Rules and creator of British based boxing blog Safe Side of the Ropes.
And imagine Nigel Benn as Prime Minister. Cooooooollllllll.
2 hours, 3 minutes ago on That Name Has A Ring To It
Carson Jones sounds like the sheriff in that bunch
"Fun fight" and "won't be boring". Bah....
2 weeks, 2 days ago on TQBR Roundtable, Ruben Edition: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Robert Guerrero
@SerieATipster he has some skill but he's woefully short technically. He needs a better trainer.
1 month ago on Car Crash TV: Tyson Fury Spills His Guts Before Hooking Steve Cunningham Off Stage
@ALEXMAC only to potatoes.
Fury will be picking his teeth up if he fights like that against anyone half-decent. On the bright side, you could count those dudes on two fingers.
Ha, class Alex. But isn't Hopkins a blipster?
I'd have called George Groves but Kenny Anderson stopped him wearing that hat (and he can't grow a beard yet):
1 month, 1 week ago on Boxing's Biggest Hipsters -- Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins And The Rest
Berto = cheat. Mosley = cheat. Gamboa = highly suspicious. Pacquiao, Marquez, Chavez = also suspicious. Bleeurgh.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Round And Round, Featuring What's Next For Alfredo Angulo, David Haye, Mikey Garcia And Others
@ThePJ lot of young talent there tonight. Be interested to hear what you make of "Jazza" Dickens. Enjoy the fights!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on British Beat: Anthony Crolla Prepares To Battle His Demons Along With Derry Mathews
Good fight. Not sure about Bradley making it tough on himself by not boxing - Providnikov was knackered after those opening two rounds. Had Bradley 6-5 up in rounds going into the last (even on cards due to opening round 10-8) with the Siberian winning the last 10-8. Not a fan of Bradley's style. They were talking about being unable to pigeon hole him pre-fight which is kinda the point -- I dunno what he is.
2 months ago on Timothy Bradley Struggles To Win Against Ruslan Provodnikov, But Should Win His Way Into Boxing Fans' Hearts
That Prince link is quality. Apart from Oscar's hush money......scary...
2 months, 1 week ago on Quick Jabs: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Andre Ward; Next For Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. And Others; More
@ALEXMAC Thanks mate. Back in art college I'd fib that was intentional and get an extra mark.
2 months, 1 week ago on Spoil Sports: Boxers That Made An Art Of Winning Ugly
Self-deprecation aside, you look alright up there mate -- you look like a boxer rather than a writer attempting to box -- fair play for having the nuts to get in there. On the other stuff: I think it's a reflex action sometimes for writers to say they've "done a bit", to sort of legitimise themselves in some way (even though they don't need to and possibly even haven't -- they're there to write).
I "did a bit" on and off as a boy (and was quite handy for my size) but never had any competitive fights. Being a little tearaway, though, I had enough scraps to know what hitting someone and being hit back feels like and I can't say I'd ever draw on that to write something (not that I'm the greatest writer, so maybe I should!).
I've noticed a few writers on Twitter banging on about attending pro gyms and how, somehow, that makes them a more tuned in scribe, which is a load of balls. Playing at boxing doesn't make them more worthy scribblers. Comes over very sanctimonious and a little embarassing. I could kick a football about from now until next year and still not gain as much insight as watching a 3 minute George Best Youtube highlight.
While we're on topic, though, this is pretty fun:
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Are Writers Who Box Better Boxing Writers?
How long before Mr. Cent realises it's a lot easier to make money talk-singing about adolescent crime fantasies?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Evgeny Gradovich Roughs Up Billy Dib
Bottom line: Could either of these beat Audley "The English Archie Moore" Harrison?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Malik Scott And Vyacheslav Glazkov Fight To Puzzling Draw
@tstarks I think it was a slip. Think he meant it would get his dander up but maybe came out a bit Freudian
2 months, 4 weeks ago on British Beat: David Price Gets Set To Pension Off Tony Thompson
@ALEXMAC Thanks mate. You're spot on - after Thompson there's maybe only Chisora and Fury, maybe beat up that Helenius chump. It's why a Price-Fury series makes sense. If Fury is competitive, there's no reason they couldn't learn from each other while making a lot of money. But that's too sensible.
Everyone I know agrees with Broner on Marquez. And you couldn't be more implicated than Gamboa has been if you were papped with a needle hanging out of your butt. Miss Marple wouldn't need an hour long episode to solve those mysteries. If a fighter takes a commission test they'll pass, as the tests are junk. If they have to take a VADA test, they'll just lay off the gear for a fight or decline the fight (claim they're afraid of needles or some other rubbish). Now we have Rigo backing out of the Donaire fight as he won't VADA test. The game is rigged.
3 months ago on Weekend Afterthoughts On Adrien Broner And HBO, When To Accuse Someone Of Using PEDs, More
@ALEXMAC Kiko is super motivated which evens those odds out a tad but Frampton should have all the answers - the Mcguigans are meticulous.
3 months, 1 week ago on British Beat: Carl Frampton Goes For Gold Against Kiko Martinez
Andrew Harrison "says" a lot of things.....
Frampton v Martinez is going to be humdinger. Promise.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Week's Boxing Schedule, Featuring Nate Campbell, Humberto Soto And Sonny Bill Williams
I remember thinking Pavlik had the biggest upside (in terms of earning potential) in boxing after the Taylor win. Great sequel potential here for Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Kelly Pavlik: The Last White Hope?