lundi 15 août 2011

Floyd Mayweather vs Big Show

Floyd Mayweather vs Big Show at Wrestlemania 24:
March 30, 2008

Wrestlemania 24 Floyd Mayweather Vs Big Show by TNARKO

Floyd Mayweather vs Big Show Wrestlemania 24
The Finish: Mayweather brass knuckles punch

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is now 40-0

dimanche 14 août 2011

Theagenes of Thasos: The Greatest Boxer That Ever Lived?

Theagenes of Thasos: The Greatest Boxer That Ever Lived?

Theagenes of Thasos, son of Timosthenes
- Boxer, Pankratiast & Runner
- Knocked out 2102 men
- Killed 1800 men
- Olympic Games: 2 victories (1 in boxing in the 75th Olympiad, 480 BCE; 1 in pankration in the 76th Olympiad, 476 BCE)
- Pythian Games: 3 boxing
- Isthmian Games: 9 boxing, 1 pankration
- Nemean Games: 9 boxing
- Unbeated at boxing for 22 years
- Won 1300 titles
(A perfect all-around athlete; depending of the source, Theagenes is estimated to have won 1400 races, 1400 Pankration matches, and 1300 boxing victories.  The later contradicts his assumed 2102 KOs and 1800 dead record.)

Theagenes of Thasos is considered to be the greatest boxer of ancient Greek times. 
- He beat all-time great and future three-time Champion Euthymos
- The duration of his career
- And the number of his wins. 

Myth or reality?  We will never know.  But I don't think any of the modern pugilist like Lennox Lewis, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali can equal or surpass Theagenes of Thasos.  He was truly the most dominant boxer of his era.  One of a kind.


samedi 13 août 2011


The greatest martial arts and hand-to-hand combat champion in History 

The best fighter of all time is my resume of the superb work of Jérôme Sanchez: Le meilleur combattant de tous les temps

After years of research, Jérôme Sanchez came to the conclusion that wrestler Milo of Croton aka Milon de Crotone, son of Diotimos, is the best fighter of all time.

Milone Olympioniko Eptakis

Estimated height and weight of the champion
Milo of Croton was famous for his dominance in Olympic wrestling, his voracious appetite, and his incredible feats of strength.  Described by historians as being taller, without being a giant, and a lot bigger than the average man.  Like many modern strength athletes, Milo of Croton was under an hyper-protein diet since he was a gargantuan meat eater.

Jérôme Sanchez estimated his size by calculating the average size of:
- the best sumo wrestler (Torikishi Raiden): 197 cm (6'51/2"), 169 kg (372 lbs)
- the best "World's Strongest Man" competitors (Bill Kazmaier, Jon Pall Sigmarsson, Magnus Ver Magnusson, Marius Pudzianowski): 188cm (6'2"), 137 kg (301 lbs)
- the best Olympic lifter (Vassily Alexeev): 186 cm (6'1"), 160 kg (352 lbs)
- and the best Olympic wrestler (Aleksander Karelin): 191 cm (6'3"), 130 kg (286 lbs)

Which gave us the approximate size of Milo of Croton
191 cm (6'3"), 149 kg (328 lbs)

Milo of Croton had a 28 years reign.  Jérôme Sanchez calculated that Milo gained 1 kg (2.2 lbs) per year over his career (the typical weight gain per years for numerous heavyweight boxers), so he weighted 130 kg (286 lbs) at the beginning of his reign and 160 kg (352 lbs) nearing the end. 

Age and career of the champion
Milo of Croton dominated his sport during 7 Olympiads (28 years) and undefeated from the age of 15 to 43 years old (540-512 BC) and "never put a knee on the ground".

Record of Milo of Croton
Winner of 6 Olympiads
- 1-time in boys' wrestling category, 60th Olympiad, 540 BCE
(didn't participated to the 61th Olympiads, 536 BCE because of age's categories)
- 5-times in adult wrestling category from 62nd to 66th Olympiads, 532 to 516 BCE
Winner of 7 pythiques
Winner of 9 Nemean Games
And winner of 10 Isthmian Games.

His only defeat...
At the 29th years of his career, Milo lost for the first and only time at the 67th Olympiad in 512 BCE.  The 44 years old Milo didn't lost because he was overpowered but submitted from exhaustion.  His younger opponent, Timasithéos of Croton, avoided him and finally weared him out. 

Even in defeat, Milo of Croton "never put a knee on the ground".

Alternative ending:
One of Milo's statues epigram mentionned that he was 7 times Olympiads winner instead of 6.  Referring to a story that Milo was so dominant that when he appeared at the 67th Olympiads, 512 BCE.  Everybody, including Timasithéos of Crotone, refused to wrestle him and Milo was (unofficially) declared the winner of his seventh Olympiads by forfeit?!?

The second best fighter in history, Gaddar Kel Aliço, was undefeated for more than 26 years: from 1861 to 1887 until he was defeated, at age 42, by Koca Youssouf Ismaelo.

mercredi 3 août 2011


The Hardest Hitters and Knockout Artists of All-Time
From the fastidious work on the (a fascinating blog about heavyweight boxing).  After reading their in-depth statistical analysis of all the best and greatest punchers in boxing's history.  And I endorse and support their conclusions that Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis are the four biggest punchers in boxing history.  These 4 guys are on top of every KO statistical analysis of the study.

The World's Heaviest Punchers

1- Wladimir Klitschko
Nickname: "Dr. Steelhammer"
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Birthplace: Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
Residence: Hamburg, Kiew
Nationality: Ukranian
Height: 6'61/2" (198 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs
Reach: 81" (206 cm)
Chest: 47"
Bicep: 18"
Waist: 34"
Neck: 19"
Fist: 13"
Years Pro: 15 (Since 1996)
Age: 35
Pro Record: 56-3 (49) from BoxRec 
Titles: Current WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA and "The Ring Magazine" World Heavyweight Champion   
Amateur Record: 134-6
Amateur Titles: - 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in the superheavyweight division
- 1996 Silver medalist at the European Amateur Championships
- Gold medal at the 1995 Military Championships
- Second place at the 1994 Junior World Championship
- Junior European Heavyweight Champion in 1993

Trainer: Emanuel Steward
Management: Klitschko Management Group
Promoter: K2 Promotions
Education: PhD Sports Science
Marital Status: single
Facts: An avid chess player...  Wladimir Klitschko will probably goes in the history book as being the greatest heavyweight of all time...  His right cross is the most devastating punch in the world...  Despite his amazing Ko ratio, Wladimir Klitschko is a safety first fighter...  Unlike big punchers like Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko conserves his knock-out power during the full length of the fight.

2- Vitali Klitschko
Nickname: "Dr. Ironfist"
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Birthplace: Belovodsk, Kyrgyzstan
Residence: Hamburg, Kiew
Nationality: Ukranian
Height: 6'71/2" (200 cm)
Weight: 248 lbs
Reach: 80" (203 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 46.5"
Chest/Exp.: 48"
Waist: 35.5"
Biceps: 17.5"
Neck: 18.25"
Wrist: 7.5"
Calf: 17"
Thigh: 23.25"
Fist: 11"
Forearm: 17"
Years Pro: 15 (Since 1996 in Boxing and Kickboxing)
Age: 40
Pro Record: 42-2 (39) from BoxRec
Titles: Current WBC World Heavyweight Champion
Amateur Record: 195-15 (80)
Amateur Titles: 3-Time Ukrainian Heavyweight Champion
- Champion of the first World Military Games
- 1995 Silver medalist at the World Amateur Championships
Professional Kickboxing Record: 34-1 (22)
Kickboxing Titles: 4-Times Kickboxing World Champion
Amateur Kickboxing Titles: 2-Times Kickboxing World Champion 

Trainer: Fritz Sdunek
Management: Klitschko Management Group
Promoter: K2 Promotions

Education: PhD Sports Science
Marital Status: married, 3 children

Facts: Started boxing at 13 years old...  For the last decade, the Klitschko brothers has literally cleaned up and dominated the entire heavyweight division.  Both brothers are so dominant that nobody wants to fight them...  Also an avid chess player.

3- Mike Tyson
Nicknames: Iron Mike, The Baddest Man on the Planet
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Billed Height: 5'111/2"
Fighting Weight: 220 lbs
Reach: 71" (180 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 43"
Chest/Exp.: 45"
Waist: 34"
Biceps: 16"
Neck: 193/4"
Wrist: 8"
Calf: 18"
Ankle: 11"
Thigh: 27"
Fist: 13"
Forearm: 14"
Years Active as a Pro Boxer: 1985-2005 (Started at 18 years old)
Boxing Record: 50-6 (44) and 2 no-contests from BoxRec
Titles and accomplishments: Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles, he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
- 2 times WBC Heavyweight Champion – (November 22, 1986 – February 11, 1990); (March 16, 1996–September 24, 1996 (Vacated))
- 2 times WBA Heavyweight Champion –( March 7, 1987 – February 11, 1990); (September 7, 1996 – November 9, 1996)
- IBF Heavyweight Champion – (August 1, 1987 – February 11, 1990)
Amateur Boxing Record: 14-4
Amateur Boxing Titles: 2-times gold medalist at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games (Won every bout by KO and holds the Junior Olympics record for the quickest knockout with 8 seconds)
- 1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion

Facts: Despite a pathetic career ending.  Mike Tyson is one of the greatest heavyweight of all time and the most famous and entertaining boxer in history...  Mike Tyson make $300 million during his career but declared bankruptcy in 2003.

4- Lennox Lewis
Nickname: The Lion
Birthdate: September 2, 1965
Birthplace: West Ham, London, England
Nationality: British / Canadian
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Reach: 84" (213 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 44"
Chest/Exp.: 46"
Waist: 34"
Biceps: 17"
Neck: 181/2"
Wrist: 8"
Calf: 18"
Ankle: 11"
Thigh: 26"
Fist: 12"
Forearm: 15"
Years Active as a Pro: 1989-2003 (Started at 23 years old)
Boxing Record: 41-2-1 (32) from BoxRec
Titles: - European Champion in 1990
- British Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion in 1992
- WBC Heavyweight Champion in 1993
- Became the last Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, unifying the WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF titles in November 1999 defeating Evander Holyfield.
- Along with Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson before him, Lennox Lewis is one of the three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times.)
Amateur Record: 85-9
Amateur Titles: 1988 Olympic Gold medalist representing Canada
- 1987 North American Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1987 Silver medalist at Pan American Games
- 1986 gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
- 1985 Silver medalist at World Cup competition
Represented Canada at the 1984 Olympics
- 1983 Junior World Super Heavyweight Champion

Facts: Lennox Lewis stopped two heavy hitters on this list.  Lennox Lewis KOed Mike Tyson at round 8 in 2002 and stopped Vitali Klitschko at round 6 (Klitschko's face required 60 stitches) in 2003 in his two last match.  The closing achievements of his career...  Like both Klitschko brothers, he is an avid chess player.

If you don't believe me, go see by yourself.  It is an exceptionally well-made thesis on the subject. 
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