Monday’s Boxing/MMA Notebook

By Tom Donelson, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: August 29, 2010

IOWA CITY (BASN) — Hank Lundy learned a lesson, let your fighting do the talking. In his last fight, he trash talked his opponent — John Molina — and after a great start, he ran out of gas before being stopped.

This past Saturday on ESPN, he out boxed Omri Lowther and almost stopped him in the eighth round. This was Lundy at his best, boxing and adjusting in the fight to take his opponent apart over the second half of the bout.

When bragging about what you are going to do an opponent, back it up in the ring. Or just keep quiet.

SUPER SIX UPDATE

Mikkel Kessler’s eye injury forced him to withdraw from the Super Six tournament and may be career ending. According to Dan Rafael, the Super Six may become the Super 4, which still makes for a exciting tournament with Andre Dirrell fighting Andre Ward and Carl Froch slugging it out with Arthur Abraham.

With two fights left in the tournament, this will leave the winner as the legitimate Super Middleweight champion with one big fight left with Lucian Bute.

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The state of Texas welcome Antonio Margarito and his multi million dollar plus pay day with Manny Pacquaio after California said no to Margarito. So as they say, the search for more money as Texas wants a big pay day in their state.

MASS APPEAL

Finally, if you want to know the appeal of Mixed Martial Arts, consider the Randy Couture-James Toney. Both fighters are both on the downside of their career but they were the elites of the sport at their peak.

Toney went down in the first two minutes of the bout. While some will argue this prove nothing, it does show what the Mixed Martial Arts fans have been saying all along, the meanest guys in the universe are in the MMA.

MMA was never about who is the best boxer or best wrestler but who was the best fighter. Toney’s own chance was to knock Couture out before he grabbed him. He didn’t and he lost.