samedi 4 juillet 2015

Floyd Mayweather is a wimp


HENRY ARMSTRONG
150-21-10 (101 KO)
When pro boxers used to be Warriors and Gladiators.
Not pampered wimps with pillow gloves like today.


Floyd Mayweather vs. Henry Armstrong


FLOYD MAYWEATHER
48-0 (26 KO)

The epitome of todays pampered wimp.
Won his matches by running away!


Here is a text to illustrate the above statements. Written by FRAN on November 26, 2013. The integral script can be found on:
http://www.myboxingcoach.com/greatest-boxers/




How can you objectively rate old time fighters against the modern champs? Longevity, multi-weight championships & standard of opposition are just some of the criteria we read about in the boxing press.
On the face of it an old time fighter like Henry Armstrong, who held three belts at featherweight, lightweight & welterweight might not compare favourably with a modern champion like 5-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr. Floyd has never lost a fight and hardly lost a round in his whole career, Armstrong lost 21 times. So, is that it decided then? Well let’s look a little closer…..
The main difference between old time champs and modern champs is that old time champs were undisputed and modern champs are only partial champs. When Armstrong was champ, he was the only champ at that weight whereas Mayweather Jnr has never been an undisputed champ at any weight. In fact, in Armstrong’s range, between featherweight and welterweight, since 2000 there have only been 3 undisputed champions (Corey Spinks & Zab Judah at welterweight and Kostya Tszyu at light welterweight). Indeed, considering there are 56 recognised ‘world’ titles, since 2000 there have only been 9 undisputed champs (Lennox Lewis, O’Neill Bell, Roy Jone Jnr, Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Winky Wright, Cory Spinks, Zab Judah & Kostya Tszyu). So is Mayweather really a world champ like Armstrong was? The answer is, no.
And if we fans are entitled to ask ‘why are these champs not seeking to be undisputed champs’? the answer might be ‘because there is plenty of money to go around and no need to take risks with your title by fighting another championship level opponent. In fact, today’s fighters will pay millions to avoid fighting rival titles just so they can hold onto their belts or give up the high risk belt completely and keep the other belts. Three notable recent example of this:
  • Tyson pays Lewis £4m to step aside so Tyson could fight an ‘easier’ opponent in Holyfield
  • Riddock Bowe threw his coveted WBC belt in a bin rather than fight Lewis
  • Naseem Hamed spending 2 years simply avoiding Juan Manuel Marquez, despite Marquez being the No. 1 contender for the crown that Hamed held.
But Mayweather fought everyone, and beat all the top guys, right? Well, no, not really. Some fighters were refused fights with Mayweather Jnr unless they agreed to fight above or below their natural weight, others were avoided until they were past their peak and others were just avoided at all costs – most notably, Manny Pacquiao who Mayweather refused to fight on a 50/50 purse split (Manny was the biggest draw in the world at the time) and then, when Manny agreed to take a 40% split, Mayweather refused to fight unless Pacquiao agreed to Olympic-style blood testing up to 2 weeks before the fight and ceded to Mayweather the home location, choice of referee & judges (I won’t even mention the Mayweather camps fear of Antonio Marguerito).
Yes, but fighting through partial champs at 5 weight divisions must be pretty impossible anyways, right? Well not as hard as winning undisputed titles at three weights (which would count as 5 weights these days) and holding them all at the same time, defending his crowns each month against the #1 contender.
OK, but at least Floyd is undefeated. Well, yes, I will concede that Floyd is undefeated in 45 fights with 26 KOs. Poor Henry Armstrong lost 21 times by comparison. However let’s look a little closer: Armstrong fought anywhere, anytime against anyone. Floyd has never fought outside of the USA. Armstrong won 150 fights and 101 of those wins were by KO. Armstrong also drew with the undisputed middleweight champ at the time, Ceferino Garcia, over 15 rounds. Interestingly, Armstrong still holds the record for the most welterweight defences when he managed 18 defences of the undisputed welterweight title in a little over two years (this at a time when light-welters, welters and super-welters all fought for one title as there were only 8 championship weights) and it is strange that in all the time since his reign, no welterweight has gotten close to this figure….. not even Mayweather Jnr.




Integral script from:
http://www.myboxingcoach.com/greatest-boxers/

other interesting links:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1678706-how-does-floyd-mayweather-stack-up-against-the-all-time-great-welterweights

mercredi 24 juin 2015

Armored Man 2.0



REAL NAME: Oliver Boyle III
BIRTHPLACE:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
HOMETOWN:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
HEIGHT: 6'2" (188 cm)
WEIGHT: 229 lbs (104 kg / 16st 5lb) + equipment and gear weight
YEARS PRO: 5
YEARS OF PREPARATION: 3
AGE: 26
REACH: 77.5" (197 cm)
STYLE: Muay Thai, Kickboxing

BACKGROUND STORY: Blessed with astonishing athletic ability, he competed at the highest level in several school sports since the age of 7. He discovered his true "calling", kickboxing, at the age of 16. 

In the first 2 years of his fighting career, when he was 21 to 23 years old part-time rookie, he had his left forearm broken (while blocking a kick) losing a kickboxing match to Simson, suffered of a torn pectorial muscle losing an MMA match against Konga Ruopa, suffered a broken nose while defeating a Mexican luchadore champion in a pro wrestling ring. Tired of nagging injuries, he decided to create his own "legal" armor to become an undestructible fighter.

His cyborg fighting armor was featured in several newspapers and magazines. And was the subject of a couple of TV reports. Being a shameless self-promoter, Oliver Boyle III aka Armored Man 2.0 started a campaign to be selected to compete in the Universal SLAUGHTERSPORT Tour. PYGOD was really interested to see the armored cyborg-like super-athlete compete in his prized yearly UST.

Trained for 3 years to compete in the UST. Perfecting his Muay Thai and learned high-flying pro wrestling and American football combat specifically. All in the aim to use his armor to his maximum advantage.

COLLEGE: three-year undergraduate degrees of Commerce and Science at the University of Melbourne (from age 19 to 22)
two-year professional Master of Engineering (did not graduate)

OTHER COMMENTS: A millionaire playboy, trust fund baby and the third generation of a wealthy family of entrepreneurs. 
He is very active on social medias. He enjoys and activelly seeks medias (TV, newspapers...) attention. 

MUSICAL THEME: The Six Million Dollar Man run theme


EQUIPMENT/GEAR: 
- Hockey helmet with extra concussion protection, wrestling headgear and chin strap
- Face and eyes protector mask
- Mouthpiece
- Bullet proof kevlar vest with shoulder guards and neck roll
- Boxing cup
- Bodysuit
- Arm braces
- Elbow guards
- Elbow sleeves
- Forearm bands
- Taped fists
- 4-ounce MMA gloves
- Thumb braces
- Knee braces
- Baseball catcher's leg guards
- Steel-toe boot

Armored Man I, the first prototype, conceived about 15 years ago.


Is the Armored Man 2.0 really "The Bringer Of Change"? Is he the future of the sport or just a novelty act?



Cyborg (Human Augmentation)
http://www.jasonthalken.com/2014/08/how-to-fight-someone-wearing-powered.html
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/cyborg-olympic-games-if-performance-enhancements-were-legal-245560.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius
http://kspaz13.blogspot.ca/2011/03/geeks-guide-to-sports-prosthetics.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOMw87_utEI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex:_Human_Revolution
https://www.singularityweblog.com/human-augmentation/
http://www.bajanreporter.com/2009/08/suit-yourself-new-swimgear-regs-may-disrupt-meets-for-rest-of-2009-perhaps-new-rules-need-adopting/
https://lifeboat.com/ex/cybernetic.upgrades
http://forum.mmajunkie.com/forum/threads/plastic-surgery-in-mma.29346/
http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/metal-plates-rods-fighters-1136427/
http://www.breg.com/products/elbow-wrist-bracing/elbow/compact-x2k-elbow-brace
http://www.betterbraces.com/donjoy-defiance-iii-custom-knee-brace
https://insidesportsgeek.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/barry-bonds-hr-record-tainted-by-elbow-armor/
http://usarugby.org/laws-guidelines/equipment/glasses
http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/finkel-cody-rhodes-mask
http://forums.prowrestling.com/archive/index.php?t-104175.html
http://www.bizarbin.com/real-superhero-powers/
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/ironman/images/2/2f/Mark_IV_Armour.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625180854


mardi 23 juin 2015

Ten Most Massive Physiques in Wrestling History





10) Brock Lesnar -- At 6'3" and 290 pounds, Brock Lesnar is an intimidating force. This Minnesota native is known to have performed a near 700 pound squat. He has also completed multiple 600 plus pound bench press routines. Few are as athletically dominant as Lesnar.

9) Zeus -- At his peak, Tom "Tiny" Lister was billed as 6'8" tall and well over 300 pounds. Couple that with a Z shaved in the side of his head and steel wrist bands, and we was quite the intimidating force. Although blind in his right eye, he still seemed unstoppable in the ring. Lister also played an intimidating gangsta name Deebo in Friday.

8) Mark Henry -- He is 6'4" and almost always over 400 pounds in weight. The native Texan has set hundreds of records in powerlifting, he was a gold medal winning Olympian, and he won more than his share of World's Strongest Man competitions. When it comes to strength, he may be the most dominant wrestler of all time.

7) Ted Arcidi -- At only 5'11 and 291 pounds, Arcidi set a bench press record at 781 pounds in 1990, and he was also the first man to bench press over 700 pounds at a power lifting competition in 1985. This WWE star feuded with John Studd, Hercules Hernandez and Tony Atlas during his career.

6) Nathan Jones -- The only "giant" to make the list, this Australian's bad attitude may have kept him from having an extended career in the WWE. Regardless, the nearly seven foot tall and 340 pound monster is as intimidating as anyone on the list.

5) Ezekiel Jackson -- This Guyanese bodybuilder is a one-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion, and is a former Intercontinental Champion. At 6'3 and 290 pounds, his torture rack and scoop slam are dangerous weapons. This hasn't equated to great mainstream success though, having never ranked higher than 93 in the PWI 500.

4) Bob Sapp -- At 6'5" often weighing over 330 pounds, Sapp is said to have an appetite that is only matched by Akebono, the Great Khali, and Yokozuna. This superheavyweight is a household name in Japan, yet he has never attained much wrestling success in the United States.

3) The Warlord -- Also 6'5" and 330 pounds at his peak, the Warlord's intimidating face paint, beard, and reverse Mohawk are part of his signature look. Teaming with the 300 pound Barbarian for many years, the Warlord feuded with the massive Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal.

2) Khali -- Also known as The Great Khali, this beast is 7'2" tall and hovers around 400 pounds. 

1) Jeep Swenson -- at 6'4" and well over 400 pounds, this powerlifter had a tremendous acting career that kept him out of the squared circle for years. Despite roles in No Holds Barred, Bulletproof, and Batman and Robin, Swenson did make an appearance as The Ultimate Solution in WCW in a match with Hulk Hogan. He was a regular in WCCW. According to Swenson, he had the largest biceps in the world. 





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