By Don Donatello
Teddy Atlas will be at his PacHating best before, during, and after the Marquez/Pacquiao III fight. He will thump his chest how Manny Pacquiao’s win over Juan Manuel Marquez was empty and at the same time give Mayweather’s victory over Marquez a thumbs up, make that two thumbs up. Atlas will repeat how the old days were better in boxing than the current state.
As evident in every Olympics, records are being broken because today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, quicker, better trained, and over all better athletes. Of course Atlas has no clue that today’s athletes also include boxers. Do you guys think Atlas knows that boxing is also an Olympic event?
Of course Atlas is incapable of knowing that in the olden days boxers used tomato cans to stay in shape between big fights.
In July of 1949 Sugar Ray Robinson beat Kid Gavilan in a World Welterweight Title fight. In Robinson’s next seven fights after beating Gavilan, it consisted of the following:
8/24-1949 Steve Belloise 90-10-3
9/09-1949 Benny Evans 33-36-5
9/12- 1949 Charley Dodson 38-29-4
11/9-1949 Don Lee 46-17-9
11/13-1949 Vern Lester 25-25-12
2/30-1950 George LaRover 66-26-6
2/13-1950 Al Mobley 50-26-1950
In another stretch after Robinson loss to Joey Maxim in June 25th of 1952, his next five fights were:
1/5-1955 Joe Rindone 36-13-4
1/19-1955 Ralph Jones 32-12-3
3/29-1955 Johnny Lombardo 32-12-2
4/14-1955 Ted Olla 36-18-2
5/4-1955 Garth Panter 56-19-3
Another stretch. After Robinson loss to Gene Fulmer in March 4rth of 1961, his next four opponents were:
9/25-1961 Wilf Greaves 34-20-1
10/21-1961 Denny Moyer 30-5-0
11/20-1961 Al Hauser 7-15-2
10/21-1961 Denny Moyer 30-6-0
4/27-1962 Bobby Lee 0-1-0
As you can see, Atlas fails at his argument how the old boxers were better than today’s. He always brings up how many and how often the old time boxers were fighting. Could you imagine if Pacquiao fought someone with a 33-36-5 record after a championship fight like Robinson did.
It just shows you how bias Teddy Atlas is to the old school.
And let’s see Atlas’ failed predictions that he made on ESPN. Is ESPN actually paying this guy? I need to call ESPN.
Mosley over Cotto
De La Hoya over Mayweather
Kessler over Calzaghe
Mayorga over Oscar Dela Hoya
Thompson over Klitschko
Barrera over Pacquioa in rematch
Ibragimov over Wlad
Margarito over Mosley
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