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Matthew Aguilar
Columnist & sportswriter. Inductee El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame. Member . Voter . Contributor
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Matthew Aguilar 1h
Andy. You’re suffering from selective memory. Holmes struggled with Norton. He also would’ve played with Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. In fact, he almost beat McCall and he was 190 years old. LL had a hard time w Bruno, Briggs, Vitali &, to a lesser degree, Tucker & Macrovic.
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Matthew Aguilar 10h
Given LL’s advantage in size/height/reach, he’d be the sexy pick. But I’ll go with Holmes. He was faster, had the best jab I’ve ever seen, had better footwork, was more mobile, was tough, smart, had a strong killer instinct (Lewis often had to be prodded) and was just a winner.
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Robert Holguin 12h
My 2005 interview with has hit the 3-million views mark. 😂 It's the gift that keeps on giving. 🙌 To quote the interview: "Love. It's all love."
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Mickey Dunne 12h
Replying to @IceJohnScully
I used to try to find a corner and mostly stay away from everybody until it was my time to go. 1 time my opponent came up to me and told me how badly he was going to beat me. I just shrugged my shoulders. 5 minutes later he left the building and I wound up fighting somebody else.
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Matthew Aguilar 21h
Hope to handle future adversities with the grace of Big George....
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 22
33 years ago today: Trevor Berbick outpoints Pinklon Thomas over 12 to win WBC heavyweight title, Riviera, Las Vegas. In only his second fight in 19 months, Thomas - considered the best heavyweight in the world - is rusty in being outhustled by Berbick, who wins title on 2nd try.
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NBT BOXING Mar 21
Boxing fans after they purchased the ESPN+, DAZN & showtime platforms to feed their boxing addiction then today they announce DAZN will be double in price
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
Replying to @ErikLipkin
I agree with you, Erik. They’re gonna push and push until no one cares anymore.
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Erik Lipkin Mar 21
Spot on! Boxing is asking a lot from it's fans and, at least in my opinion, it isn't giving enough in return.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
No big deal on face. But there’s a level of frustration setting in, w the proliferation of platforms & changing price points. Landscape went from familiar to unrecognizable in 6 mos. Now fans asked to endure more change, consider more options. Boxing asking a lot from its fans.
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Mike Coppinger Mar 21
SOURCE: Oleksandr Usyk and Carlos Takam have agreed to terms for a May 18 fight in Chicago streamed on DAZN. The undisputed cruiserweight champion is moving up to heavyweight. Fight is same day as Wilder-Breazeale on Showtime. Usyk and Alexander Povetkin were originally in talks
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
I’d say either Pacquiao getting flattened by JMM, or Fury rising from the Wilder knockdown.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
You know who doesn’t like fighting? The guy he’s fighting.
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Justin Underwood Mar 20
I love El Paso.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
31 years ago today: stops Tony Tubbs in 2, Tokyo Dome. Eight weeks after annihilating Larry Holmes, Tyson is back, taking a round to feel out former champ Tubbs before lowering the boom in round 2. Tyson is at his peak, looking invincible & cleaning out the division.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 21
Yes he did. The crowd that night was electric. There was no way Hearns could lose in that atmosphere. Cuevas had no chance.
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Augustus Tyler IV Mar 21
I had just moved to Detroit from the D.C. area, a year before. I was a die hard, Leonard fan.😁 Never witnessed a city explode after a victory like that! Hearns owned Detroit!
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David Rios Mar 20
I’ll never forget my uncles face that night he came back from watching it on closed circuit at our local neighborhood movie theater, he loved Cuevas, he was absolutely stunned at what Hearns did to him.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 20
Yeah, my Dad took me and my brother to go see it on closed-circuit TV. We walked out of there stunned like your uncle. Like the rest of the crowd, which was loud and raucous in support of its hero - before the fight started.
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Matthew Aguilar Mar 20
This and Toney-Barkley are the last major fights I recall taking place in the Sports Pavilion.
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