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EXCLUSIVE TEAM LEFTJAB INTERVIEW WITH THE ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY-DISCUSSES ALL HOT TOPICS IN BOXING

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1. What were your thoughts on Frampton vs Santa Cruz 2 and was it good enough the second time around to warrant a trilogy?

ICE: I thought it was a good showing and based on how both of their fights went down, I don’t think many would argue if the trilogy comes off. A good fight is a good fight. Back in the Golden Years of boxing it was always a thing where any time two guys got together to make for an exceptionally good fight the promoters always did it again, sometimes three or four times. I don’t think either of these guys can exactly claim ownership over the other one yet either so, yes, I’ll go in for the trilogy.

2. With Mikey Garcia knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin impressively, are you surprised at how good Garcia has looked since coming back from such a long layoff?

ICE: A little bit, yeah. I mean, he’s always been a good fighter but not many guys come off of significant layoffs looking quite as good as he has. And that knockout was a KO Of The Year type shot so he certainly came back and made a splash in doing so. He’s right back in the mix, no questions asked and my feeling now is that sooner or later he and Lomachenko are definitely going to cross paths.

3. Mikey Garcia has said that if he is offered Lomanchenko at 135 he will take the fight… How do you see this fight going if it was to happen?

ICE: I think it’s a must see type of fight, definitely. I really like Garcia but the way it is sometimes, certain guys are just all wrong for you, style wise. The way Lomachenko has been looking I feel like he’s got a little too much command of the ring, too much versatility for most guys. But at the same time, Mikey presents a great name and added pressure for Lomachenko to perform at that level against. One of the best fights out there to be made today, definitely.

4. What are your thoughts on yet another Deontay Wilder opponent Andrzej Wawrzyk testing positive for steroids and Gerald Washington getting the shot at Wilder now.

ICE: Well, personally, I’m pretty much sick of all these guys getting busted with the juice. They may not realize or they simply may not even care but they are all contributing to putting a huge black mark on boxing’s name. Every last one of them. The powers that be need to make a stand and drop the hammer harshly on every last one of these guys. Huge suspensions at the very least. Permanent banishment for a repeat offender. This cannot be tolerated, I do’nt care who it is. From 4 round fighters to the elite in the game. I want to see them drop a hammer on every last one of them.

5. Adrien Granados takes on Adrian Broner in 2 weeks. How dangerous of a fight is this for Broner?

ICE: To be honest, I don’t know that much about Granados other than he had a very solid win over Amir Imam a few months ago. Based off of that I am sure he’s very capable. Broner is very skilled, though, and strictly on paper and perception, I’m going to figure he’s going to be a little too fast for this kid.

6. Jeff Horn gets the shot at Manny Pacquiao next. With likely only a few fights left in his career, do you agree with his decision to fight basically an unknown fighter in Australia?

ICE: I liken it to several other great fighters in history who, towards the end of their career, sort of embarked on world tours. Ali did it and traveled to Japan and Ireland among other places. Pacquiao at this stage of the game is a world figure, not just simply a boxer anymore. It’s great for as many people to see him as possible before he calls it a day so I cant be mad about it at all. I mean, Pacman has been in with pretty steep competition for many years on end now so I cant complain if every guy he fights at this point isn’t a boxing superstar. And here’s the thing, in terms of competition, Jeff Horn is still a solid fighter and he has absolutely nothing to lose here so he could step his game up and make for a great event. Boxing isn’t just about the super fights, it’s also about giving some guys chances when the time comes that they may have not gotten otherwise. A “Rocky” scenario every once in a while is great for boxing, too.

7. When you see the tickets for Wladimir Klitschko vs Anthony Joshua sell out at a record pace for Wembley stadium (80-90k tickets sold). Why do you think the American boxing fans don’t support their fighters the same way we see overseas fans do for their fighters?

ICE: I have always suspected that it is simply a case of in America there are so many superstars in so many other sports that dominate headlines. A champion boxer can make it big but other than guys like Ali and Leonard, if you put most star boxers in this country at a shopping mall in an average American city at the same time, say, LeBron James or Sarena Williams or one of those type stars are at one the same day, the boxer isn’t going to generally get the most attention. Having been to many different places for fights, including Germany and England, it seems to me that the average boxing star in those places is a bigger star in his home than our boxing stars are in theirs. They are also so much smaller, geographically. I mean, Germany could into the USA mainland maybe 25 times with some room to spare so that’s a huge difference in population and its sports stars spread out over each area.
8. There was some outrage at the antics of Angel Garcia at the press conference for Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia.Did you have a problem with it or was it just promotion for the fight?

ICE: I think the father’s craziness is getting played out, you know? Now he’s actually fully crossed over to ignorant levels. It’s a terrible look for professional boxing, that’s what it really is. It’s one thing for Muhammad Ali to be half smiling when he makes jokes about you at the press conferences and its one thing for two guys to uncharacteristically get physical and then get fined after. But this guy. Every time? We have to listen to increasing ignorance levels every single time he shows up somewhere? It’s time to do something about him. He makes his son look foolish and I’m not sure the son truly realizes it. You cant just sit there time after time with a sheepish smile on your face and say “Ahh, well, that’s just my dad.” No, that’s your trainer. This is your representation and your image. In reality, that is the guy who is constantly representing you to the public. He’s more the face of Danny Garcia than Danny himself is. Not that endorsement offers were going to be pouring in but I would have to doubt that serious inquiries will come as long as this is the representation to the masses that kid has. There’s promotion and then there’s buffoonery. This is the epitome of buffoonery. Boxing needs to stop this right now and make a statement

9. Finally, Garcia and Thurman clash next month.Who wins?

ICE: This is a fight I made sure to get a ticket to see live. I’ll be there in person for that one because it’s such a great, great fight for boxing. Two undefeated young and exciting guys going head to head. That’s exactly what boxing needs more of. Let’s weed all these undefeated guys out and see who the cream is.

As far as the fight goes, I’m going with Keith. I just feel that he is the bigger man and a bit more versatile in there. He will definitely be tested and will have to be alert at all times but when push comes to shove I think he’s going to be hitting a little harder than Danny has been used to. Danny is in with someone at welterweight now, not junior welter. And a big welter at that. Someone who has no dog in him and who will be punching just as hard from 1 to 12. I’m going with Keith.

ICE

Quote: “The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had” – Iceman John Scully, April 2002

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DEAN BURRELL TALKS NEXT FIGHT & GGG VS JACOBS ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Dean “Bad Newz” Burrell joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his plans for 2017 and break down some big upcoming fights.Here are all the topics discussed with Burrell…
 
 1. Next fight info for March 24 at The Paramount on Long Island
 
2. How the NY insurance increase still affects boxers like Burrell
 
3. Possibly fighting in the U.K. in 2017

4. Getting on smaller shows in other states

5. GGG vs Danny Jacobs thoughts

6. Canelo vs Julio Cesar Chavez thoughts

7. Adrien Granados vs Adrian Broner thoughts
 
8. Luis Collazo vs Sammy Vasquez thoughts
 
9.Miguel Cotto vs James Kirkland thoughts
 
10.Amir Khan & Kell Brook fight off again
 
11. Curtis Stevens vs David Lemieux

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KEN ROBLES TALKS PRO DEBUT & JOINING TMT ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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The Money Team’s newest member Ken Robles  joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to talk about his successful pro debut & getting signed by Floyd Mayweather.Here are all the topics discussed with Robles….
1. Getting the pro debut win at The Barclays Center
2. Winning The Golden Gloves novice title at the Barclays Center earlier in 2016
3. Rating Robles performance in his pro debut
4. Connecting with The Money Team & Floyd Mayweather
 
5. Thoughts on Gervonta Davis
6. Thoughts on Badou Jack excelling even more after defeating James Degale
7. Career goals
8. Introducing himself to the boxing world
9. 2017 expectations 

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SARAH GRUBER BREAKS DOWN THE LATEST BOXING NEWS ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

 

 

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JULIUS JACKSON TALKS WHATS NEXT,GGG & COTTO VS CANELO ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Julius “The Chef” Jackson joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to talk about his last fight and what his plans on for the rest of this year going into 2016.The Chef gives us an honest opinion of his first loss and what he took from it to make him stronger going forward.We get Jackson’s thoughts on Gennady Golovkin’s total destruction of David Lemeiux and who he see’s facing GGG in 2016.We get a few predictions from Julius including Bradley vs Rios,Canelo vs Cotto and Jacobs vs Quillin.The Chef also gives his thoughts on Prichard Colon’s injury.

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ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TALKS GGG,CANELO VS COTTO & BRADLEY VS RIOS

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1. What was your reaction to Gennady Golovkin’s dominant win over David Lemieux?
ICE: It was pretty much expected considered GGG’s place in the game right now. For me it was a case of waiting to see how he would handle David’s best punch. Once he handled it you would have to figure he would take over. David is a very good fighter and was a champion for a reason but Gennady is touted as he is for obvious reasons as well.
2. Do you feel the winner of Miguel Cotto vs Canelo will definately face GGG next?
ICE: Honestly, only if the money they want is there. The winner of that fight will have some real negotiating leverage and I am sure they won’t fight GGG unless the terms they want are met. Guys like that don’t just fight guys like GGG unless everything is worked out on the business end to their liking. You don’t fight GGG just because you like to box.
3. Do you feel anyone was to blame for Prichard Colon’s injury against Terrell Williams or do you look at it as an unfortunate part of boxing that sometimes happens?
ICE: To be honest, I was at the show but had to leave early and actually missed the fight. My thing is this, I am very sure no referee or ringside doctor wants to see a tragedy, especially on their watch. They are human, they do the best they can and if something goes wrong they wish just as hard as the rest of us that we could go back in time and make a different call. I know this much: Just like with auto racing, football, MMA and one hundred other activities, things happen.

4.  With Andre Ward looking like he is on the verge of signing a 3 fight deal with HBO with the third fight being against Sergey Kovalev, does this finally put to rest the idea of GGG facing Ward?
ICE: I never really thought that was a feasible fight anyway. I met GGG once and he didn’t strike me as a particularly big middleweight. We live in an era where people automatically assume and call for a champion to move up in weight like it’s  such a simple thing to do. But guys like Marvin Hagler and Marlon Starling have shown that some fighters just have no real reason to move up. They are built for the division they are in and that’s that. It doesn’t seem to me that GGG needs to move up for any reason other than to satisfy critics who doubt him and that’s not always a good enough reason. I would suggest to any fighter on earth, listen to your body. Don’t gain or lose weight just because people who don’t have your best interests at heart say that you need to.
5 .Negotiations broke down between Jesse Vargas and Sadam Ali due to the fact that Vargas did not feel comfortable facing Ali in NY. Do you think that is a valid concern especially when we have seen Paulie lose a very close decision to Broner in Brooklyn and even Cotto lose a wide decision to Trout in MSG in recent years.
ICE: Yeah, and not only that but those two fights were bigger to the average mainstream fan than this one would be at the time it is fought. I’ve never really seen any indication that New York is a place you should avoid because of seriously questionable decisions. I don’t think it has that kind of reputation but I think what it probably is, Jesse’s team probably feels like they are as well known and touted as Sadam is and going to New York to fight him would give the impression that they are the B side of the fight. A lot of it is perception and on that end I think Jesse’s team is looking out for him as they should be.
6.  With Brandon Rios vs Timothy Bradley almost here, do you see Bradley being drawn into another Provodnikov type war or does Bradley box Rios to a decision win?
ICE: I think Tim is professional enough to be smart enough and use the best strategy to win against this particular guy. And if he isn’t, I am very sure Teddy Atlas is.
7. Do you feel Teddy Atlas will be a good fit as trainer for Bradley?
ICE: I think that all depends on Tim. I don’t see Teddy breaking or even bending for any fighter in the past and I am sure he won’t start now. My impression is that it takes a certain mentality to mix with Teddy and his ways and my gut feeling is that Tim is the hard working and disciplined type that Teddy would jive with well. But you never can tell for sure until they try it out for a few weeks and see.
8. Terence Crawford has been so dominant, do you see Dierry Jean giving him any problems?
ICE: Dierry is a very good fighter and can hang with just about anyone out there but at this point in the game I think if Terence is on his game with no mental let downs then he will get the job done. For a guy like Crawford, I am sure his team only worry about overconfidence coming into the mix. If he stays with the mentality that got him there then I don’t see him losing anytime soon.
9. A month from now the fight everyone is waiting for Cotto vs Canelo takes place, what does each fighter have to do to win this fight?
ICE: I’m looking at similar mentalities here. I think both guys need to use the jab overtime while staying off the ropes. Cotto really needs to be physical when he can and try and get Canelo as uncomfortable as he can. If Miguel brings that really strong jab of his and punches right through Canelo’s defense before going hard to the body I think he’ll be in good shape. I would think Canelo needs to use his legs a bit more than usual and fight off of angles and steps to be successful. I think both guys will follow a plan but with all the tension and drama involved I think they will both deviate from time to time and make it a great action fight. At the end of it all, if I could pick out just one intangible, I would say whoever has the better and more active jab on this night will be running things over the 12 round distance.
10. If the winner of Canelo vs Cotto does face GGG next , who would you like to see face Golovkin?
ICE: Either one of those two would pique my interest in a big way, especially after scoring this win that one of them is about to do. I feel that both of them would be and should be underdogs against GGG but they are definitely two guys who have the reputation, the ability and the fan base to make a fight with GGG an “event” more than just a fight. We need more “events” in the boxing game to keep it on the upswing today.
ICE


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The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had”Iceman John Scully, April 2002

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JULIUS JACKSON TALKS NEXT FIGHT AND FACING JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR ONE DAY ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Julius “The Chef” Jackson joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his next fight which will be September 26 against Rogelio Medina and his brother John’s impressive win on PBC over Dennis Laurente.The Chef also talks about his desire to one day face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and what he would have to do to defeat him.Jackson ,who is one of Gennady Golovkin’s main sparring partners, talks about GGG’s biggest test thus far when he meets David Lemeiux later this year.We also get Julius’ thoughts on Floyd Mayweather taking on Andre Berto on September 12.

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