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23 JULY 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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Opps!

Opps!

Comment by John Lumpkin: How many times over the years have we picked against Hopkins? This time we thought it was different. We had proof that he was declining and that age was catching up with the old man. In his last fight against Joe Calzaghe, we observed as he pulled every trick in the book to gain a rest and reenergize for just a few more minutes. Opps!
What Color is the Kool-Aid in Houston?

What Color is the Kool-Aid in Houston?

By John Lumpkin

This past Saturday night in Houston was a bit strange. In the first televised contest between Jorge Barrios and Rocky Juarez, we were left what appeared to be a come-from-behind dramatic and sensational TKO victory by Juarez. It is the kind of story that we love in boxing, but when we look at the facts, we realize things were somewhat inconsistent with that line. What Color is the Kool-Aid in Houston?
The Commission

The Commission

By John Lumpkin: This past Friday, we witnessed something new in boxing. The fight between Anthony Thompson and Ishmail Arvin was officially ruled as a TKO stoppage victory for Arvin due to a cut on Thompson that prevented him from continuing. The Commission
Legacy

Legacy

By John Lumpkin

Whenever a fighter reaches the tail end of their career, the natural inclination of the fans is to discuss how we might view their accomplishments at some point in the future. Legacy
Do The Math

Do The Math

By John Lumpkin: How is it that so many boxers that make literally millions of dollars during their career end up penniless? In one sense, the answer is obvious: they simply spent more money than they made. But, how does it happen and why does it happen so consistently? Do The Math
Reflecting Defeat

Reflecting Defeat

By John Lumpkin: One of the great things about undefeated fighters who have passed many tests is that they cannot conceive of losing. This hardened boldness can sometimes translate into fight plans that seemingly make little sense when faced with a challenge. Reflecting Defeat
Does Anyone Remember The Fans?

Does Anyone Remember The Fans?

By John Lumpkin: Boxing is a tough sport if you are a fan and live in the USA. The vast majority of us are relegated to witnessing our sport through the rather limited TV programs willing to air it, so it is difficult for many fans to get behind the prospects. Does Anyone Remember The Fans?
The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

By John Lumpkin

Wladimir Klitschko defeated Tony Thompson this past weekend in a manner that can best be described as a relatively good performance. The Good Doctor
What is a hard punch?

What is a hard punch?

By John Lumpkin: If each fighter lands exactly one clean punch in a round, the winner is often judged to be the one that lands the harder punch. What is a hard punch?
Staying True

Staying True

By John Lumpkin: Manny Pacquiao is now the number one fighter in the world and all that it took for us to recognize this was the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. There are, of course, detractors from this opinion who can readily cite the technical flaws with Pacquaio’s game or just prefer one of their more favored top fighters. Staying True
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