Boxing Hard Men

Boxing is one of the toughest sports in the business, as well as being one of the most popular sports with Unibet betting fans, and so if you can put together an impressive run of victories then you deserve to be mentioned in this article.

Here are some of the most memorable unbeaten streaks in the toughest sport in the world.

#1 Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe is a former WBO, IBF, WBC and WBA champion from South Wales who retired in 2009 after successfully defending his world titles on 21 occasions in a career that saw him win 46 out of his 46 fights with 32 coming by way of knockout.

#2 Roberto Duran

Between losses to Esteban De Jesus in 1972 and Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980, Duran won 41 straight fights. Now that’s what we call I good rate of fighting.

#3 Rocky Marciano

Although the critics will say that Rocky Marciano’s opponents weren’t the toughest eggs to crack, people will still point to his 49-0 record as something special, and who are we to disagree?

#4 Floyd Mayweather

The modern day box office hit still has an incredible 44-0 record, and given the toughness of the standards these days that’s no mean feat, but we would all love to see if that record would stand up in a brawl with Manny Pacquiao?

#5 Julio Cesar Chavez

Now here is a man who can fight.

Julio Cesar Chavez was a three-division world champion that ran his record to 87-0 before finally losing out to Pernell Whitaker for the first loss of his career.

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This post was written by JoeMcDonald on December 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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Mets Interested In Hart

corey-hart1Next season, the Mets may want to wear their Sunglasses at Night.

According to the New York Post, the Mets have an interest in Brewers slugger Corey Hart to fill their middle of the lineup hole., something many online gambling sites are wondering.

Hart, 30 is coming off double knee surgery, which kept him out of the 2013 season. Because of the limited mobility, the Mets may want to play him at first base, meaning both Ike Davis’s and Lucas Duda’s days could be numbered in New York.

But if they sign Hart, the Mets would have a strong slugger in the lineup, because he hit .270 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs for the Brewers in 2012, splitting the season between first base and the outfield. But he had surgery on his right knee in January, and before returning underwent surgery last summer on the other knee, costing him the entire season. His best year in the major leagues came in 2010, when he batted .283 with 31 homers and 102 RBIs for the Brewers with a .865 OPS.

He would fit nicely in the middle of lineup and give some good protection to David Wright.

Plus, furthermore, because he is coming back from injury, Hart will cost a fraction of the $10 million he made last season in Milwaukee.

If they do sign Hart for first base, the Mets could look to trade Davis, after tendering him a contract. Or they can non-tender him making him a free agent.

But the Mets will need some outfielders. Behind Juan Lagares, who is expected to play center field on an everyday basis. Eric Young Jr. would ideally be part of a platoon in left field for the Mets and right field remains wide open.

The Mets could go internal with candidates like Matt den Dekker, Andrew Brown and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Another reclamation project, Rafael Furcal, is of interest to the Mets as they seek an upgrade at shortstop. Bronson Arroyo and Phil Hughes are among the starting pitchers the Mets could pursue seriously as they search for a veteran arm in the middle of their rotation.


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This post was written by JoeMcDonald on November 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

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Eric Langill, Mets Bullpen Catcher Hit Hard By Media Firestorm After Arrest

If you Google “Eric Langill baseball”, you won’t find articles about his professional sports career as the New York Mets bullpen catcher. Instead, you’re likely to find dozens and dozens of hyped up take down pieces about his embarrassing arrest last year in March of 2012.

Apparently our collective digital memories are really good at remembering gossip, and really bad at recording personal achievements of those who occupy the spotlight— especially when it comes to pro athletes. Ultimately, Langill was charged with driving under the influence and property damage, and once the story hit the mainstream press, the snowball of sensationalism began, and this Canadian-born ballplayer’s online reputation was officially ruined.

An initial story from ESPN reported that, “According to the affidavit from the arresting officer, Langill’s white Honda Accord crashed into a concrete fountain in the center of a traffic circle and flipped over at approximately 11:25 p.m. ET Sunday.” The fact that his car flipped over seemed to sound especially juicy because the next newswire that picked up the story, NYDailyNews featured this detail in their headline: “NY Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill flips car, charged with DUI by Florida police according to report.”

While getting busted for a DUI is probably not the best way to kick off your first season with a major league baseball team, you almost can’t help but feel bad for guy. The press has certainly done their absolute best to make sure Langill will forever be remembered as that newbie who tossed back a few too many at the party and crashed into a fountain.

While many would insist that driving drunk is a serious criminal offense that shouldn’t be ignored—let alone condoned by the public, should a slip up like this carry so much weight that leaves a permanent scarlet letter on someone’s career? Is it possible to have such an epic fall from grace, and then turn it around and make people love you again? Maybe. But unfortunately for a bullpen catcher who struggled for years to make it to the major leagues in the first place, and is pigeon-holed as a “career minor-leaguer” that moment will most likely go down as his 15 minutes of fame. To Langill, I offer him some PR advice: Pull some crazy—yet family friendly—stunt so reporters will write about something other than your infamous drunken car flip. Might help clean up those unflattering search results in Google!

What do YOU think? Does Langill deserve to continue to have his reputation ruined for this DUI conviction that took place over a year ago? Do you think there should be an easier way for athletes and celebrities to manage their online reputations?


Author byline: Jessica Ruane is a San Diego blogger who covers sports, crime, and celebrities.

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This post was written by JoeMcDonald on June 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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The Dickey Problem

The New York Mets are pushing onwards in their pursuit to get the very best loot possible for beginning bottle R.A. Dickey, and their newest top target is Kansas Urban area Royals elite outfield prospect Wil Myers. ESPN New York  Adam Rubin is stating that the Mets are still incredibly considering including the soon-to-be 22-year-old prospect from Kansas Urban area in a prospective profession delivering Dickey to the Royals or even bet on the Super Bowl in 2013.

Splitting time in Double-A and Triple-A last period, Myers drove in nearly 110 runs with a monstrous.600 slugging percentage and also 37 home runs to opt for a. 314 batting average. He is debatably the best hitting prospect in softball and has all the tools to be an upper-class hitter in this game with his power and capability to strike to all industries. Myers’s pitch recognition is additionally something that is worthy of appreciation.

A prospective trade involving Myers for Dickey really isn’t the only thing the Royals and also Mets are talking about, due to the fact that the Mets greatest demand this offseason is bullpen support. They have actually been definitely going over a bargain to get a reducer from the Royals, however it is unclear just how talks have actually progressed in this regard.

The Royals have actually made it apparent that they aren’t willing to component ways with Myers effortlessly, given his huge plethora of prospective and incredible striking capacity. However I would certainly bet they would certainly be willing to review a deal with the Mets when it entails a pitcher the quality of Dickey, even if the Royals will considerably rather trade a loot of less-heralded customers.


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This post was written by JoeMcDonald on December 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

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METS: I’m just sayin’

I’m up early hacking away at my new politcs blog. A glmpse at ESPN NY informed me of RA Dickey’s performance last night.

The Mets are six games back in the lost column from the wild card frontrunner. Pelfrey had his best start in two months last time out. Santana was the best guy on the field this week. Dickey’s been that way all year. Niese is really good and it’s clearly a good idea not to have traded him. Sure we need a fifth starter, but maybe Pat Misch will provide that and we can leave Takie in the bullpen.

Beltran’s back and had the key hit in the game last night. His return has essentially served to be a mid-season acquisition of a big bat for the middle of the line-up. It could turn out not letting go of Frenchy will turn out ok if we leave him or whomever plays RF in the 7 hole.

Jerry’s gotta stay with Tejeda at 2nd though. Our record is too good with him in there. He’d be guilty of over managing if he tries to keep Castillo happy at this point.

Yes, K-Rod’s a loose cannon. The assault of anyone in the family room in front of children reveals someone who needs help. Bobby Ojeda was right. What role he’ll be able to play the rest of the season is in doubt and remains the biggest question mark.

All the nonsense aside, there’s still evidence that something can still happen.

I’m just sayin’.

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This post was written by bobsikes on August 14, 2010 at 6:29 am

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This post was written by bobsikes on July 2, 2010 at 8:12 am

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Obama Takedown of the Day

From Paul Rahe:

With regard to domestic affairs, he seems not to have recognized that, under our Constitution, it is the President of the United States who represents the national interest; that Congressmen more often than not cater to particular interests; that, if legislation is left to the latter, principle tends to give way to patronage; and that the result can be a profound embarrassment. And so he stood idly by while Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the like drafted legislation – a so-called “stimulus bill” and healthcare reform, each more than a thousand pages in length, each embodying a multitude of corrupt bargains, each threatening to bankrupt the country. And, like a political hack, faithful to his party to the bitter end, he promoted and signed their handiwork.

All of this was obvious long ago, and it was evident as well that, if there were a real crisis, he would check out. This is what he did when Major Nidal Malik Hassan gunned down thirteen Americans at Fort Hood. This is what he did when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab nearly brought down a jetliner at Christmas time. And this is what he did when Faisal Shahzad was found to have planted a bomb in Times Square. All three cases revealed an egregious failure of our intelligence apparatus. In all three cases, the danger had its source in developments within Islam And, in the face of all of this, the President of the United States signaled that he could hardly bear to take a few minutes off from his vacation at the beach in Hawaii, cancel a party or two, or give up his golf game to acknowledge and address the failures of his administration, and at no time has he been willing to level with us about the source of our peril.

And why Obama CAN be held accountable for the oil spill:

The oil spill that began in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April is the latest example. Some say that President Obama is no more responsible for the spill than President Bush was for Hurricane Katrina. This claim is, in fact, untrue. Bush had nothing to do with Katrina. Barack Obama, as President, was responsible for insuring that the regulatory agencies overseeing the drilling operations did their job properly. While campaigning for the presidency, he charged that the Bush administration had, in effect, allowed the oil industry to regulate itself, and he promised that, if he were elected, he would set things right. During that campaign, he took a wad of cash from folks at BP (more than they had ever given any other candidate); and, when the time came to reform the Minerals Management Service, as Tim Dickinson has shown in fine detail in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the new administration’s appointees did nothing of the sort.

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This post was written by bobsikes on July 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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Democrat Takedown of the Day

From Jennifer Rubin:

How many times has a pundit or Democrat gushed over Obama’s “brilliant” mind? As conservatives pointed out to the swooners on the left, there was very little evidence of it — no inventive Third Wave philosophy of governance in his pre-presidential career, no significant legislative or intellectual achievement — other than writing a self-promoting and somewhat fictional account of himself — and actually very poor people skills (Maureen Dowd has only now figured out that he is thin-skinned and emotionally robotic). But it was heresy to suggest that he was a conventional liberal thinker, less interesting than Bill Clinton and less rigorous than Ronald Reagan

Rubin brings up the point that both Democrats and the media will be held accountable by voters for Obama presidency. The continued rise of Fox News and the Tea Party movement are clear signals that people are starting to realize they’ve been had.

Holly fraudulance, Bat Man!


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POLITICS: Taking on the Giant of the Georgia 5th

Rep. John Lewis has an opponent. It’s Republican Kelly Nguyen.

Here’s Kelly’s platform:

1.To not participate in the lucrative congressional pension plan.
2.To legislate congressional term limits to 3 terms.
3.To oppose bailouts of any kind.
4.To never vote for a tax raise of any kind

You can follow Kelly on Twitter.

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This post was written by bobsikes on July 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

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