Boxing

Friday 3-Pointer: NFL Lockout Jobs, Lively in the Ivy & Easy Baseball Math

Friday 3-Pointer: NFL Lockout Jobs, Lively in the Ivy & Easy Baseball Math

March 11, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Friday 3-Pointer   #1 – Lockout Jobs   Whether or not the NFL and the NFLPA can come to an agreement or more likely another extension before the expiration of the league’s current CBA, the Ravens’ Tom Zbikowski will be stepping into the ring on the pay-per-view under card of the Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga [...]

NCAA Tournament locks and conference finals (3/7 edition)

March 07, 2011 |

Since we last spoke, 4 teams have put their name in the NCAA bracket and tonight 4 more will do the same. Their have been some upsets like Indiana State getting in over Missouri State and Wichita State; and their have been favorites like St. Mary’s and Gonzaga getting to the WCC final for what feels like the bazillionth time.

Well, here’s how it looks going into Monday.

Montiel/Donaire fight preview, boxing rankings and schedule

February 17, 2011 |

If there are any boxing fans still left out there or you want to give boxing another chance. I suggest you tune into HBO on Saturday night for the Bantamweight title fight between Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire. It isn’t just for the WBC and WBO belts, but it is also for supremacy in the division.

Friday 3-Pointer

Friday 3-Pointer

February 11, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Friday 3-Pointer   Three points to consider, for Friday’s show, and/or general water cooler debate.   The departure of Terps defensive coordinator Don Brown last week seemed to come and go without a lot of fanfare. In this case it would seem that Terps fans have conceded the fact that turnabout is fair play. Given [...]

Join the MobTown Sports Beat Live In Studio

Join the MobTown Sports Beat Live In Studio

October 28, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

The ustream experiment continues on the MobTown Sports Beat. You can click the link below and join in on the action live in studio, with streaming audio and video too. No time to call? Use the live chat bar in the room to submit your questions, comments and one-liners and we’ll discuss it on the [...]

MobTown Sports Beat Live Video Chat Friday 10-2

MobTown Sports Beat Live Video Chat Friday 10-2

October 08, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

Please click the link below to join today’s program live and streaming in audio and video. You’ll get a look in-studio and enjoy live programming at the same time. No time to call but want to share a comment? Log in here and send your comment through the text bar, and we’ll discuss it on-air. [...]

Tweet Cred

Tweet Cred

July 09, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

In finishing up the week, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the guests who helped to make this week’s shows, and direct you to their Twitter pages too, so that you’ll be able to find them and follow them more easily. Thanks again to all for lending some Tweet Cred to [...]

My boxing ratings— updated 10/7

October 07, 2009 |

As I’ve talked about in my previous posts on the sweet science, I think one of the biggest problems in the sport is the gaggle of so called champions. So it is a little ironic that I added my LBF (Lambert Boxing Federation) title to the mix in 2003. But, of course mine isn’t real so I don’t have to deal with promoters and silly rules. That makes mine better since I don’t strip fighters and haggle over fees. My brother and I picked the most deserving champs when we started and now it follows the “beat the man that beat the man, etc.” philosophy as closely as possible. Sometimes that means my champion isn’t even the guy that I think is the best in the division. but at least I have a concrete reason to call him champ. So, I am providing this ranking system for all the boxing fans out there who can’t keep track of the alphabet boys and don’t subscribe to Ring Magazine.

There is a heavyweight championship fight today, by the way.

June 20, 2009 |

Today at 5 o’clock Wladimir Klitschko (52-3) fights Ruslan Chagaev (25-0-1) for what I consider to be the real heavyweight championship of the world. I think Wladimir, based on the recent history is the true heavyweight champ. Even if you don’t buy that, the fact that the holders of 3 of the 4 major belts are in this fight, should make it a big deal.

The True boxing ratings– 5/18

May 18, 2009 |

I am a huge boxing fan. I don’t particularly enjoy MMA. I am devastated by the decline of boxing. One of the biggest problems is the numerous champions in each division. With 4 or more no one can keep track. The Ring does a good job of sifting through the nonsense, but they leave too many titles vacant. So I began rating the fighters myself and now as far as I’m concerned I only recognize one champ per division