FGB Radio – Macho Camacho, Berto-Guerrero, Hatton, & WWE TLC

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Jason Hagholm, aka @dadrrtywhyteboi and I are back after a heavy week in boxing.

We first start talking about the new change in booking plans for Bellator which may enable them to capitalize on grudge matches. Then we talk the NFL including the Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick saga and then who Jason thinks are the top contenders.

Next is a big boxing segment where we talk about the death of Hector “Macho” Camacho and when Jason first remembered watching him fight (you can see Jason’s tribute video on YouTube). We went over the Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto fight including the rough style and who was at fault for it. Also, is Robert Guerrero vs. Floyd Mayweather a big money fight? Lastly, we discussed the loss and retirement of Ricky Hatton. There’s only one.

In our last segment, we discuss The Shield in WWE and the TLC PPV as it’s shaping up so far. I chime in with a quick review of the new WWE Attitude ERA DVD, though we should have a more thorough review on a later show.

Thanks for listening!

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The Body Shot That Put Ricky Hatton Down

Even though Ricky Hatton’s comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko wasn’t as successful as he hoped to be, he was still winning on all three cards before getting knocked out in the 9th round.

I missed the fight, but it was this body shot that put Hatton down.

(Gif via @jose3030)

There’s still only one Ricky Hatton.

The Ricky Hatton Boxing Show

Hatton TV has launched a new panel discussion style show hosted by the one and only Ricky Hatton. Ricky’s guests for the first episode are Micky Cantwell and the recently retired Jamie Moore. They discuss Jamie’s career path and his decision to retire. There is a feature on the man Ricky feels is the best prospect in Britain, Scott Quigg. They take a look back at the British Amateur championships, and discuss the recent world title fights featuring Kevin Mitchell and Amir Khan. A good first episode, definitely worth checking out if you have a half hour to spare.
You can watch the show by clicking *HERE*

2009 Fight Game Blog Awards – Boxing

This is the last installment of our 2009 year end awards.

Friend of FGB and great boxing blogger, Tim Starks joined us with his awards. Tim writes for The Queensberry Rules.

Boxing

Boxer Of The Year
Big D – Manny Pacquiao

Destroyed everybody and proved to be the biggest draw in the sport.

Duan – Amir Khan

I gave this to Pacquiao last year, and he is an absolute certainty for it again in 2009. So with that in mind, I have decided to pick for the next best instead. 15 months ago, Amir Khan’s career lay in tatters after a first round mauling at the hands of Breidis Prescott. In 2009 he rebuilt himself under the tutelage of Freddie Roach; scoring 3 wins and capturing the WBA title in the process. There’s no shortage of quality opponents for him at Light Welterweight, and at just 23 years old the sky is the limit.

Tim – Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao captured his record fourth lineal true championship in his fourth division, his record seventh major belt in his seventh division, and massacred two pound-for-pound top-10 boxers in junior welterweight Ricky Hatton and welterweight Miguel Cotto to warrant discussion as one of the 20 best boxers ever. Just as importantly, he became the face of boxing and got people excited about the sport more than any single boxer has done in a long time.

Cactus Jim – Manny Pacquiao

He’s walked through every fighter that was supposed to be able to stop or at least slow him, and he just captured a title in his seventh weight class. While I have been slowly getting back into boxing over the last year or so, I’ve went out of my way to see his fights. I think the numbers show the same is true for a lot of other viewers.

GG – Manny Pacquiao

It’s very hard to pick against him. He’s been on a terror these last two years.

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