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| |1. Comment on Your boxing viewing guide this week by ozzyЧт, 02 апр[−]
Hagler and most of the boxing media underestimated Leonard following Hagler’s destruction of Hearns 2 years earlier. Hagler was so over-confident he allowed Leonard’s requests for 12 rounds, a 20 foot ring & 10oz gloves with attached thumb in exchange for increasing his purse after agreeing to each request. Hagler never thought the fight would go anywhere near 12 rounds and thought the judges wouldn’t be needed. Leonard boxed superbly and deserved the points win.
|↑|3. Comment on Your boxing viewing guide this week by ozzyЧт, 02 апр[−]
Harry Mullin, and others, either had an incorrect view on how a fight should be scored or he was biased for/against Hagler/Leonard. Having watched and scored the fight many, many times my view is Leonard took the fight 116 – 112. Hagler lost the fight before half way by trying to outbox, rather than pressurising Leonard, allowing Leonard to build up a big lead.
|↑|4. Comment on Goodbye to a boxing institution by James LinleyЧт, 02 апр[−]
I prefer reading print and pay for Boxing News for the up to date information on the web, reading Ring and Boxing Monthly in print each month. I have gladly collected all of the Boxing Monthly and Ring magazines (and some Boxing News prior to the site upgrade last year) over the last twenty years or so and continue to do so.
Despite having a few problems with the Boxing News site over the last few days, finally got it resolved by Axate. I think that changes that the team have made to Boxing News will keep it going in the long term, probably more as a web presence. It is true that you get what you pay for. Boxing News provides excellent journalism (as did Boxing Monthly), which isn’t always replicated on the websites that don’t charge. ?60 a year for the coverage we get from Boxing News is definitely worth it, considering the full price of the Times online is ?25, it’s a bargain.
Sad to see Boxing Monthly go, but keep up the good work and innovation Matt and Team!