Monday, July 30, 2007

Roughhousing - Two Guns, Six Heads And Three Fouls

There are different schools of idea as to what a boxing lucifer should look like. Some similar cerebral cheat fits where the battlers utilize their technical accomplishments to win in the mode of Chris William Byrd whipping Jameel McCline by a split decision; others prefer a bullet fest Oregon even a wharf six bash ala Maddalone-Minto or Katsidis-Earl. Watching Fast Eddie William Chambers systematically level an opposition maybe gives you something in the middle. What can be coma-inducing for some may be high play for others. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Come-from-behind fights like Feliciano-Rodriguez, ebbing and flowing classics like Corrales-Castillo, and unexpected one-punch smashers like Gary Stark Jr.-Andres Ledesma, Barkley-Hearns and Tate-Weaver are universally appreciated.

Strategic roughhousing

There is another sort of fighting that, for deficiency of a better name, can be categorized as roughhousing. Mustafa Hamsho was the quintessential roughhouser always seemimg to make some things that made every 1 of his fightings interesting and controversial using his caput and elbow joints in novel ways. Today, Claude Bernard Mark Hopkins makes a good occupation of walking a delicate balance between soiled and not-dirty, and makes it strategically as if it were a portion of his fighting plan. However, if he ever decided to travel up in weight and fighting Evander Holyfield, it would be like two random-access memories butting heads. Holyfield beat out Hasim Rahman in 2002 by head-butting him plain and simple. It caused a wale over the Rock's left oculus that was the size of a grapefruit. Far too many others have got felt the personal effects of Evander's 3rd weapon. The earlier version of Ricky Hatton fought on the border as well, though a spot more recklessly than strategically.

Jack Dempsey's overall baleful demeanour and nonstop aggression and leaning for soiled combat made an unmistakable feeling on a immature Microphone Mike Tyson whose ain preference for inordinate force would play out later against Holyfield, Savarese, Botha, and McBride. Attempted arm breakage took on a new significance with Iron Mike.

"The Disgusting Pole" and crossing the line

Although sometimes ugly, roughhousing maybe be palatable except when it traverses the line to "intentional dirty" such as as when Saint Andrew Golata dismantled Samson Poha, Darnell Nicholson and Riddick Bowe twice. Heck, with Golata, everything travels including bites, holding and hitting, coney punching, thumbing to the eye, intentional caput butts, elbow joints and, of course, deliberate low blows. Golata may have got studied vintage tapes of Tony Galento, a practioner of the intentional head-butt, gouge, low-blow, kidney poke and well-placed elbow. With his barbed of Poha and intentional and incomprehensible caput butt end of Darnell Nicholson, the 'Foul Pole" took it to a new level. Mike Tyson later would affirm the usage of cannibalistic tactics in the ring.

Boxing is a injury business, but 99% of the combatants rise above the demand for such as tacticts, even when they absolutely contemn each other like Muhammad Ali and Frazier or Mayorga-DeLa Hoya. They were above that. As a former boxing author once told me, "most guys, they set an opposition down and their first inherent aptitude is travel to the neutral corner, but with a few, I'm certain the first thing that travels through their head is hit the mediocre asshole when he is down."

Teddy "Two Gun" Reid

Teddy "Two Gun" Reid, 23-9-2, utilizes whatever is available to beat out his opponent. While Mark Hopkins is strategic; Reid, though known to tongue out his mouthpiece on juncture or feigning a low blow to purchase time, is more than an "anything goes" type and you had better be ready for anything if you travel up against him. As Joe Tessitore once said, "He fouls so much; you'd curse he patterns it."

Reid, from Old Line State via Jamaica, have been known by aficionadoes for years. He is both aggressive and merciless, and is a bombs-away batter who always do exciting fightings and have scored impressive wins. Among his victims have got been Germaine Sanders, Joe Hutchinson, Emanuel Augustus, Terrance Cauthen, Eamonn Magee, Juan Carlos Rubio, and Juan LaPorte. The degree of his overall resistance have been very high. Ring magazine once ranked him No. 7.

Before being stopped by Kermit Cintron in 2004, he gave the immature prospect all that he could handle. He backed up Cintron with difficult pokes and wobbled him on respective occasions. Cintron had 23 anterior fights, but figure 24 against Thomas Reid was his first existent test.

In his give-and-take draw with J.C. Candelo in 2006, he was deducted one point each in units of ammunition 7 and 10 for roughhousing. In 2005, he punched Rodney Mother Jones on the interruption for a point tax deduction thereby arguably snatching licking from triumph in losing a split decision. Against the aforesaid Cintron, he was penalized twice: once for punching after the bell and then for punching on a break. He was also penalized in his 2006 technical knockout loss to Verno Phillips in a fighting in which he took far too much punishment.

"Two Gun" had three separate point tax deductions in a 1998 fighting against welterweight Saint Andrew "Six Heads" Jerry Lee Lewis for the WBA North United States Welterweight Title. After lurching Jerry Lee Lewis in the first round, Thomas Reid was deducted a point in the seventh, eleventh and twelfth units of ammunition in a show of how to lose a fighting without really trying. Here, in one bizzare eventide at the Convention Center in Atlantic Ocean City, you had two guns, six caputs and three fouls.

In 2000, Thomas Reid beat out tough Emiliano Valdez, 14-3-1, by late TKO. Valdez, 26, was set in a comatoseness from hurts sustained in this barbarian bout, and passed away on March 20, 2002.This foul-filled fighting started with Thomas Reid throwing his customary bombs from the get-go. He soon dazed Valdez with a long thunderous right to the head, but was in bend rocked by a low left hook that halted his onslaught. Valdez then went after Reid's thin and tall organic structure and began to have on him down. Finally, after a violent ebbing and flowing conflict in which both combatants were penalized for fouls and in which both were in serious problem on numerous occasions, things turned in Reid's favour in the 8th and ended in the one-tenth when "Two Gun" hit and froze the rugged Black Friar with a malefic left hook. Elevation his custody ala Sugar Beam Leonard, he then quickly closed substances with a slashing right cross and a crunching left hook that sent Valdez crashing to the canvass unconscious and then to the hospital. This was not dirty, but it was both cruel and tragic.

Reid have been a great, albeit controversial thrill-provider, but coming off his recent 2007 fighting with Richard Gutierrez in which he was brutally stopped, it looks he is at the end of his calling and demands to give serious idea to retirement. After being the receiver of respective wicked caput shots launched by the talented Gutierrez, Thomas Reid was decked in the fourth. However, keeping to his credo of "using whatever is available to win," he claimed he was fouled on a low blow to the right hip. He grabbed his inguen and rolled around the canvas, but referee Erectile Dysfunction Claudio was having none of it and counted Two Gun out.

When they run up the cats who fighting under the credo of "anything goes," Teddy Reid's name will be near the top.

"…... Practice do perfect…..You got to drill these things to be perfect at it. It's a fighting and everything goes. Iodine look for tough sparring, and it's hard to acquire it at my weight, so I have got to happen it 30 to 40 lbs above me. I will disgusting in sparring. That's what I do. I pattern it." Teddy Reid. From Joe Tessitore's ""Reid's a mean value one, a lanthanum Grinch," Particular to

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