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02 OCTOBER 2014

 

John Lumpkin has been a fan of boxing for over 30 years. He has a diverse background with experience and advanced education in the fields of technology, business, and law which he uses to cover the sport. His articles frequently address boxing from odd angles and unusual topics in a continual effort to inspire readers to expand their horizons.



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Anatomy of Controversy

Anatomy of Controversy

By John Lumpkin: This was a strange fight(Bradley Vs Pacquiao) to watch. The scoring seemed even stranger, but there were clues that despite the punch stat numbers, Harold Lederman’s scorecard and the announcer’s confidence that the fight was not going to go Pacquaio’s way. Anatomy of Controversy
Preparation

Preparation

By John Lumpkin: Watching Max Kellerman’s Face Off promo featuring Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito made it clear that Cotto sincerely believes that Margarito cheated in their first bout. Preparation
Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business

Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business

By John Lumpkin: Manny Pacquiao has looked like an amalgamation of Bruce Lee and Roberto Duran in recent years, but last night, Juan Manuel Marquez made him look, dare we say, almost ordinary. Pacquiao/Marquez Is Unfinished Business
Apology not Accepted

Apology not Accepted

By John Lumpkin: So when is the moment over? If you shake someone’s hand, is the greeting over when the contact ceases? Do we count the time it takes to step back as part of the equation? Is there a few extra seconds of reflection required to complete the process? Apology not Accepted
Give Haye some credit

Give Haye some credit

By John Lumpkin: David Haye made some big noise a few years back by claiming he could beat the Klitschkos and then he disappointed us all by backing out of deals for fights with both. Give Haye some credit
The Model

The Model

By John Lumpkin: The other day there was an article published by Allan Scotto entitled “Boxing Sucks” where the author concluded that we should blame Bob Arum. The article attributed a quote to Arum that plainly stated Arum’s lack of interest in serving the boxing consumer as perfect evidence of why the young consumer is turning to MMA instead of boxing. Whether Arum said it or not, the premise is correct. If one does not serve the customers, the business will die. The Model
Fear Not Pacquaio vs Mayweather Will Happen

Fear Not Pacquaio vs Mayweather Will Happen

By John Lumpkin: There is a lot a press out there bemoaning the fact that the Mayweather Pacquiao fight did not happen and will not happen. Don’t believe it for a second. This fight is too big to let go. Fear Not Pacquaio vs Mayweather Will Happen
Status

Status

By John Lumpkin: Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Miguel Cotto was not only entertaining, but hugely significant. As most fight fans are aware, Pacquiao began his career at 106 lbs and has captured world titles at 112,122, 130,135, 140 and now 147. Status
Reflection: Mayweather Jr/Juan Manuel Marquez

Reflection: Mayweather Jr/Juan Manuel Marquez

By John Lumpkin: After watching the Mayweather Marquez contest, HBO questioned the wisdom of jumping weight classes and began to rethink Pacquiao’s chances against Cotto. It is valid question and one that probably should have been asked a long time ago, but there are critical differences which make Pacquiao far more likely to succeed at a higher weight class than Marquez. Reflection: Mayweather Jr/Juan Manuel Marquez
Cusp of Greatness

Cusp of Greatness

By John Lumpkin: Last Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao, the consensus pound for pound champion, obliterated Ricky Hatton. Going into the fight, most of us were at least somewhat uncertain as to what the outcome would be. It was not an easy fight to pick because there was such a disparity in relative weights which these two fighters spent the bulk of their career and there was every possibility that Pacquiao was reaching too high up the scale. Cusp of Greatness
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