Trainer Joe Goosen: Shane Mosley Will Be A Hall of Famer

In this EsNewsReporting video Trainer Jose Goosen gives us his thoughts on the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley Fight. When the fight was announced, many doubted it and still do, but Goosen explains why he thinks this will be a good fight.

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Is Lucian Bute Amoung The P4P Kings?

Lucian Bute packs stadiums in Canada every time he fights. In this EsNewsReporting video, we want to know who do you think Bute should fight next, and do you think he’s a great fighter.

 

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Victor Ortiz vs Andre Berto : Who Wins?

Victor Ortiz will face off against  Andre Berto on April 16 , 2011 .  In this EsNewsReporting video we spoke with boxers at the Goosen Gym in Van Nuys about the coming fight.

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Chivas USA Notes : 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Chivas USA scored two second-half goals but came up just short in a match with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center. Defender Jimmy Conrad scored a goal on his debut with the Red-and-White, and Ben Zemanski added another, but Chivas USA could not find the equalizer.
·         Sporting Kansas City got off to a great start under its new name and with its new star player, with Omar Bravo scoring twice for the team. Kei Kamara assisted on both of Bravo’s goals.

·         The Red-and-White made two defensive lapses at the beginning and end of the first half, giving up a goal to C.J. Sapong in just the second minute, and then to Bravo late into first-half stoppage time. Aside from those moments, Chivas USA played well in the first session, holding possession and earning a few chances.

·         The goal by Sapong was the quickest by a rookie beginning his MLS career. Sapong opened his MLS account just 1:45 into his career in the league.

·         The second half began with the Red-and-White coming out strong, and the team was rewarded in minute 56 when Jimmy Conrad finished after a corner kick was knocked down in the box. It was Conrad’s debut for the team, and came in front of a group of more than 200 friends and family in attendance to see him. “It was my 20th career goal,” said Conrad after the match. “I’m averaging like 1.7 a season… I don’t if my math’s right.”
·         After Bravo’s second goal in minute 74 on a counterattack, Chivas pulled within one again when Nick LaBrocca played a cleared corner kick back over the defense to Zemanski, who scored from close range. It was Zemanski’s first career MLS goal.

·         Many Chivas USA players made their debuts for the club, with the starting 11 sharing just one player (Ante Jazic) from the group that started the 2010 MLS season a year ago. Conrad, Heath Pearce, Zarek Valentin, Nick LaBrocca, Marcos Mondaini and Alejandro Moreno made their first appearances with the Red-and-White, and Francisco Mendoza returned to the team after two years away.

·         Chivas USA Head Coach Robin Fraser, on tonight’s match: “I feel like when you play at home you should win, end of story, so we’re disappointed about not winning. But I was very, very encouraged by a lot of the soccer that we saw tonight. I thought that at times, for good portions of the match, we played very good soccer, got into the attacking end.” More from players and coach Fraser can be found on cdchivasusa.com.
·         Next home game: Chivas USA hosts the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids next Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. For more information, or for tickets to any Chivas USA match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

Luciane Bute Stops Brian Magee In 10th

MONTREAL (March 20, 2011) – International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute successfully defended his title for the eighth time with a 10th-round TKO over Brian Magee in Montreal, Canada.

 

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In front of 12,219 adoring fans, Bute (28-0, 23 KOs ) put on a punching clinic that featured brutal body blows and unforgiving uppercuts. His opponent Magee, however, had no plans to give up easily after waiting until the age of 35 to score his first title shot.

 

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 The scrap began with both southpaws feeling each other out. The taller Bute threw long body shots and a new-to-the-arsenal right hook while Magee fought to stay on the inside and take Bute out of his rhythm. The fight was close early on but Bute was winning most rounds.

 

 

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By the sixth, Bute ’s body shots started to take their toll. Magee (34-4-1, 24 KOs), of Belfast , Ireland , first hit the canvas with a flash knockdown after Bute hit him squarely in the gut. The seventh round proved even worse for Magee as Bute began to unload on his midsection.

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After referee Pete Podgorski incorrectly ruled the first knockdown a low blow, Lucian returned to the scene of the crime with another left hand to drop Magee for the second official time in the contest.

 Identifying the fight’s mental turning point, Bute explained, “After the fourth round, I realized the body shots were working.”

Whether relying on last-minute adrenaline or just lucky charms, the Irishman was determined to make a comeback.  Magee fired from his corner following the knockdowns to turn in gritty, resilient rounds in the eighth and ninth. Entering the tenth, the crowd noise increased to a fever pitch as Bute began to truly let his hands go. Magee tried to get back inside but Bute countered the attempt with a left uppercut to the chin that knocked down Magee for the third and final time, as Podgorski had seen enough and called the fight at 2:04 in round ten.

 

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Proud of his performance, Magee offered after the bout, “It’s not a bad thing having a loss on your card while fighting the best in the world.”

 

The fifth consecutive stoppage by Bute begged the obvious question: Who is next? Ready to answer that question was Mikkel Kessler, who flew from Denmark to attend the fight and provide commentary with the SHOWTIME broadcasting team. Asked if he would fight Bute in front of the Lucian-loving Montreal crowd, Kessler responded, “Yea, why not?” He later continued, “[ Bute ] can have his hometown. I’ll kick his [butt] anywhere.”

 

When questioned if he would be interested in a match with the former WBA and WBC Super Middleweight Champion, Bute commented, “If he’s well enough to fight, I’ll fight anyone.”  

 

Side Note: SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING returns in April with Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido on Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and the final of The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All between Joseph King Kong Agbeko vs. Abner Mares for the IBF Bantamweight World Championship and Vic Darchinyan squares off against Yonnhy Perez on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.