Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 17 Springfield Card Coming Together!

The Left Hook Boxing card coming to the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA on Saturday, November 17 is pretty much complete.

Front Royal, VA lightweight Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer will headline the show participating in a six-round contest against Curtis Smith of Columbia, SC. Farmer (8-1, six KO's) has won his last four bouts, including his last outing, a four-round unanimous decision over Jason Jordan on September 15 at the ABC Sports Complex. Smith (5-2, three KO's) is also on a winning streak as he has won three in a row. Smith won his last outing by disqualification over William Armstead on February 23 in Atlanta, GA. Some may remember that Smith appeared at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD on January 28, 1999 when he lost a four-round unanimous decision to Ernesto Rodriguez.

The co-feature bout should be an exciting one as undefeated John "No Mercy" Mackey of Montgomery, AL takes on Charles "Murdock" Norwood of Roanoke, VA in a four-round contest. Both men have two things in common: They are hard hitters and both were born in DC. Mackey (6-0, three KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Damon Antoine on August 25 at Lee High School in Springfield. Norwood (3-1, one KO) won his last outing by four-round unanimous decision over Ron Reaves on October 6 in McLean, VA.

Also on the card, undefeated Front Royal cruiserweight Terry "T-Brick" Roy returns as he faces Fort Washington, MD's George Holder in a four-round bout. Roy (6-0-1, five KO's) has won his last four bouts, including his last three by knockout. Roy stopped Levi Jackson in the first round on September 15 at ABC Sports Complex. For Holder (8-7, seven KO's), this will be his first bout since August 31, 2001 when he was stopped by Russ Shifflett in the third round at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.

Undefeated Front Royal junior middleweight Warren "The Mack" Clatterbuck will be back in action in a four-round contest against Kendrick Archer of Wilson, NC. Clatterbuck (5-0, two KO's) last fought on February 17 when he won a four-round unanimous decision over Billy Mitchem in Winchester, VA. Archer (0-2) hasn't fought since being stopped in the first round by Tommy Neal on the September 15 ABC show.

Fairfax, Virginia bantamweight Travis "O.T.T" Mallin is also on the card taking on Portsmouth, VA's Ernest Scott in a four-rounder. Mallin (1-0) made a successful pro debut on September 15 in Springfield, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Andre Nichols. Scott (0-6) is still looking for his first pro win. Last time out, Scott lost by second-round TKO to Jules Blackwell on February 9 in Philadelphia. Every bout Scott has had has been against an undefeated fighter.

This card will also mark the pro debut of Front Royal light heavyweight Stennis Floyd who will take on Ed Edwards of Wilson, NC. Edwards (0-2) last fought in the area on August 3 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Edwards was stopped in the first round by Alexander Johnson.


UPDATE: Travis Mallin will now be going up against Elijah Harris of Elm City, NC. Harris (0-3) has not fought since being stopped by Kiel Shuler on May 4, 2006 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice one.
There are at least four barnburners on this card and I'm looking forward to it,
Give em hell T-brick,Doo and OTT
and Mack.

Anonymous said...

The FIGHT OF THE YEAR is going to be Charles Norwood vs. John Mackey. This is a true boxing fans fight!

Terry Roy is in for a really tough test if George Holder can shake off some ring rust in a hurry.

Andrew Farmer is in tough fighting a guy 5 and 2 and the winner of 3 straight.

Looks like a good show.

Anonymous said...

one hell of a show. let's see how the candidate for rookie of the year does in his fight. he looked good in his debut.

Anonymous said...

One hell of a show, but why would you put Clatterbuck on the card. The VA Commission should be ashamed for letting that fight go on!

It probably will not happen anyway. His opponent will most likely fail the pre-fight physical.

Anonymous said...

Clatterbuck is a guy who looks great physically but can't fight a lick, and I mean a lick! He's TERRIBLE! Just like Perry Ballard. WBE Champ my ass! Throw in "Broke Ass" Mike Sawyer and you have the trifecta of chumps! Hell, while you're at it put that big dork Jon Haggler in there, put 'em all in a big 'ole bag and beat the hell out of it. They ALL suck!

Anonymous said...

There are 3 bouts on here that could be really OUTSTANDING!

First, John Mackey vs. Charles Norwood! All I can really say is WOW! I've seen both of these guys fight and they can rumble. Neither guy takes a backward step. This is a bold prediction, but this fight could turn out the be the best live fight I've ever seen! It's going to be that good!

Andrew Farmer is in tough. I know the kid from South Carolina and he can fight. Kudos to the promotion for stepping up the opposition. First it was Jason Jordan who is a good fighter and now Curtis Smith.

Terry Roy vs. George Holder can't work out any other way than being an all action affair! It's going to be bombs away because T-Brick is never in a bad fight. Holder can fight and he's had plenty of time to train. It should be something!

Anonymous said...

There are 3 bouts on here that could be really OUTSTANDING!

First, John Mackey vs. Charles Norwood! All I can really say is WOW! I've seen both of these guys fight and they can rumble. Neither guy takes a backward step. This is a bold prediction, but this fight could turn out the be the best live fight I've ever seen! It's going to be that good!

Andrew Farmer is in tough. I know the kid from South Carolina and he can fight. Kudos to the promotion for stepping up the opposition. First it was Jason Jordan who is a good fighter and now Curtis Smith.

Terry Roy vs. George Holder can't work out any other way than being an all action affair! It's going to be bombs away because T-Brick is never in a bad fight. Holder can fight and he's had plenty of time to train. It should be something!

Anonymous said...

The Doo is in tough but he's tough himself.He has trained well for this fight and I expect him to at least hold his own.

Terry Roy has trained good as well
and I expect him to hold his own
with Holder.

Ott is a student that listens and tries to do everything you tell him to and trains his ass off and
has shown me he really wants it bad.

Warren Clatterbuck wasn't matched as tough as everybody else here but because of his commitments to his company and his family he hasn't had time to make it to the gym as much as the other guys so it may look like he's got an easy fight but all things weighed out He will have his hands full with this guy.
Kendrick Archer put speed knots on
Sparkplug Tommy neals head until
Tommy got off the ringrust and landed some of those serious body
punches he's capable of landing
and took the wind out of Kendricks sails.

As for Clatterbuck and Pery Ballard
The Mack would beat the pants off of Ballard.
I think thats one he would really train for so Perry if you see this, bring it on big boy the Mack want's your ass.

Anonymous said...

The Doo is in tough but he's tough himself.He has trained well for this fight and I expect him to at least hold his own.

Terry Roy has trained good as well
and I expect him to hold his own
with Holder.

Ott is a student that listens and tries to do everything you tell him to and trains his ass off and
has shown me he really wants it bad.

Warren Clatterbuck wasn't matched as tough as everybody else here but because of his commitments to his company and his family he hasn't had time to make it to the gym as much as the other guys so it may look like he's got an easy fight but all things weighed out He will have his hands full with this guy.
Kendrick Archer put speed knots on
Sparkplug Tommy neals head until
Tommy got off the ringrust and landed some of those serious body
punches he's capable of landing
and took the wind out of Kendricks sails.

As for Clatterbuck and Pery Ballard
The Mack would beat the pants off of Ballard.
I think thats one he would really train for so Perry if you see this, bring it on big boy the Mack want's your ass.

Anonymous said...

Last post by Scott Farmer

Anonymous said...

Scott tell Andrew to fight in the ring instead of playing to the crowd.

Anonymous said...

Why? Is he cutting in on your girl's attention?

Anonymous said...

The Mack has called out Sorry Ass Perry Ballard! I love it! What say you Perry, you yellow chicken, no fightin' BUM!

Anonymous said...

By the way, you can buy tickets for the show at The ABC this Saturday online at www.LeftHookBoxing.net

Anonymous said...

i allways do try to keep the fighting in the ring i can't remeber when i played to the crowd??? i will take this info and make sure that i do not let you down. Thank you and come and enjoy the show!!! Bring it on Curtis smith!

-andrew " dooman" Farmer

Anonymous said...

Go Andrew! You're a good guy and a good fighter! We'll be pulling for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sugar Han, Sugar Han lookee here, lookee here. John Mackey is a beast, he's strong, and he can fight. But he hasn't been hit the way Charles Norwood is going to hit him. You're going to see Norwood at the weigh in and think he's a little guy, he's nothing special at all. He'll weigh in at about 153 or so and Mackey will be far bigger. And Mackey is a bad, bad boy - don't get me wrong, he can fight and he may win the fight. But I don't think so. I think Norwood is going to whack Mackey and Mackey is going to get a real funny look on his face like DAMMMMMNNNNNNN! I just got hit harder than I've ever been hit in my life! DAMMNNNN! This will be a war, it will be a great, great fight and Charles Norwood will have a win over another undefeated fighter. Forget the Tony Cygan fight, that AIN'T happen - even if Mackey wins. Mackey won't be ready to fight again for at least two months after Norwood is done with him. Norwood has knocked down everyone he's ever fought. He knocked out George Rivera with one punch. He knocked down Juan MacPhereson who was a former national champ in the amateurs. He dropped another guy named Young twice and he dropped his most recent opponent 3 times. Mackey's tough, he may make it the distance, but I would say Norwood by KO in the 3rd. Sorry Sugar Han, say goodbye to Tony Cygan! And Jake Smith, you better go ahead and make yourself another fight because Mackey ain't going to be in B-More in December. You heard it here first!

Anonymous said...

Okay Andrew I will talk straight to you. The fight that you lost you were trying to put on a show and you got nailed. Then you spent the rest of the fight trying to recover. You were hurt and you should have won the fight. In fact you were winning the fight up until then. Just so you know I have seen you fight since you were young.

Anonymous said...

Horseshit! Andrew wasn't trying to show off during that fight, he just got caught with a good shot from a good fighter. That was really the first time Andrew fought anybody that fought him back. If he had been stepped up the ladder as opposed to being fed a bunch of complete bums to get wins, he would have won that fight. Andrew will win Saturday at the ABC because Andrew is for real. He can fight. You'll see Saturday night. And whoever you are talking about Andrew showing off, you're full of horseshit!

Anonymous said...

Andrew, take the good with the bad. In the end, everyone is a fan of yours. You've been a great guy and a great fighter since you were a kid. Your dad would've had it no other way. There will always be critics. Fight hard Andrew, OTT, Warren, T-Brick, George, and John. I wish I could be there.

Mike Sawyer

boxbible said...

Whoever thinks Norwood is gonna beat Mackey... is in for a surprise!!!

Norwood may be as talented as Mackie... but he ain't got the pedigree of Mackie.

When Norwood misses, he often loses balance. When he swings, the other hand is down by his waist. And he also leaves his head straight up in the air.

Mackie, on the other hand, his shit is just plain tight. Norwood may land, but he won't be able to follow up properly because he ain't trained to do what he's supposed to. Mackie is.

And that's the difference.

Anonymous said...

You can say that I am whatever. I know what I saw. If I was trying to hurt him I would not have said anything. Andrew won the 1st two rounds and lost the last two after he got kncoked down in the 3rd round. You will notice I never knocked Andrew but I know he is smart enough to take good advice. His next fight he came out with a purpose.

Anonymous said...

once again thank you for the advice. i will do my best, i will do my best every time i get in the ring and hopefully i won't let anybody down.

-andrew farmer

Anonymous said...

To whoever is critisizing Andrews fight at the patriot center there are underling facts that you or anyone else doesn't know about
That fight.
First fact:Andrew had collieflower ear two weeks before that fight and couldn't spar or train properly
for the fight.

Second fact:Andrew lost 9 pounds of fluid to make 135 pounds and then didn't rehydrate properly.
When he left the weigh in I did not stay on top of him and make sure he put the fluid back in that he had lost even though I had told
him to and that how important that it was.
At the end of the second round Andrew started complaining about leg cramps.He was winning the third easy until the last 15 seconds when he couldn't move because of the cramps in his legs.
Have you ever tried to do anything
with a charlie horse in both of your legs or even just one of your legs.
The Doo was fighting on cramped legs the whole fourth round and still made the round competative.
To summerize this post, Andrew did not lose the fight,His Dad lost the fight. Because of the injuries he should have been pulled out of the fight two weeks prior. And Dad
didn't make sure he was rehydrated
properly.Ken Humpherys fought the fight of his life but I don't beleive he can ever beat us again
and I've tried to make that fight
every show I've promoted and Humpherys won't even talk about
fighting us again.
Again :I lost the fight not Andrew

The Doo's Dad
Scott Farmer

Anonymous said...

Andrew is a tough kid, I know I wouldn't want to fight him!

Even after the KD in the Humphrey's fight I think Andrew should have come away with a draw.

He dominated every second of that fight up until the Knock Down. The third should have been a 10-9 round due to the fact he controlled the entire thing until he got caught.

And the he showed a lot of heart in the fourth fighting with his bell rung like that, and he fought back very well in places.

Anonymous said...

I agree. A draw at worst. I swear, the VA judges almost seem to pull for the out of town guys. It's almost like they are so afraid that they'll be accused of favortism, that they give the close rounds to the out of town guys. Hey geniouses, the local guys are the ones who keep the shows going and keep you officials paid. Judge fairly, but for god's sake, don't hurt the local guys. BTW, you don't automatically score the round for someone just because they scored a knockdown. Case and point, 3rd round of Doo Man's fight with Humphrey.

Bo

Anonymous said...

I think a more experienced commission would have scored Andrew's fight with Ken Humpery a draw. Andrew won the 1st and 2nd round hands down, he won 2:50 of the 3rd round until he got dropped which was the last punch of the round. That should not be a 10 to 8 automatic round for Ken Humphery, it should have been 10 to 9 for Humperhy. The 4th round was clearly Humpery's so the bout should have been 38 to 38 even, a draw. But that's okay, Andrew can fight. You don't dominate a legitimate gatekeeper type of guy like Jason Jordan without being able to fight. Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer should be called Andre "The Real Deal" Farmer because he is the real deal!

Anonymous said...

Yo BoxBible -

Mackey's shit is tight, he can fight, no doubt about that. If he beats Norwood that will be a huge win for him. But Norwood has that natural power in his hands. He hits guys and they go down! I was a the Rivera fight and all it took was one short little shot. Juan MacPhereson is a bad dude and Norwood dropped him. I heard Norwood had a very limited amateur background and he hung right in there with the National Champ MacPhereson, who by the way is a full fledged middleweight like John Mackey. Norwood is a little guy. He looks like he ought to be a welterweight. But when you have bombs in your fists, it's bombs away! Those other guys Norwood beat were good fighters too. Mackey may get Norwood because of his experience and skill level, but Norwood has that intangible. He has power and he's fought some great fighters thus far and has never been knocked down, so he can take a shot too. Norwood is gonna Whackey Mackey!

Anonymous said...

two posts back, I agree. Actually, the third round should have been 9-9 with Farmer winning but Humphrey scoring the knockdown. I truly don't think the VA judges understand that. I saw the same thing happen when Mike Sawyer beat the snot out of Montez Wilson and then got clipped while off balance and went to a knee. That happened with probably 20-30 seconds left in the round and the judges scored the round for Wilson. Inexperience! Judging fights doesn't work that way. What bothers me is that the judges in VA probably think that they did the right thing on both occasions, not even realizing that that isn't how rounds are supposed to be scored. Another example, Robles against Jonathan Felton. The 1st round should have been even. Once again, the guy who scores the knockdown does not AUTOMATICALLY win the round. Someone should really explain that to the judges in VA.


Bo

Anonymous said...

Bo -

What about a 10 point "must system". Doesn't someone in the round have to get ten points? Unless, of course they won the round and hit the guy low or had a point deducted for some type of offense.

So in the case of Andrew Farmer vs. Ken Humphery - you're saying that Andrew should have been given the victory 38 to 37? 1st round 10-9 Farmer, 2nd round 10-9 Farmer, 3rd round 9-9, 4th round 10-9 Humphery. Interesting. What do the ABC rules say anyway? Good points on your part Bo.

Anonymous said...

Ooohh, I hadn't thought about the 10 point must system. I was a little too busy criticizing the VA judges (I don't take that part back at all). In my humble opinion, Farmer did in fact win the fight, 38-37. However, I would have been fine with a draw. Watch the fight again, you'll see. The only round that can be disputed is the third. Farmer clearly won rounds one and two, Humphrey won round four.

Bo

Anonymous said...

First Scott I did not know of the outside conditions of Andrew. I still say that he should have kept his head in the fight knowing that he was coming in less than 100%. Also I want to say that I am glad you have stood up and said it was your fault. That does not change that a boxer comes in over weight and must drop the pounds it's the boxer and his trainers fault not the commission or the judges.

Now for Bo who is a world class judge. Forst it's called a 10 point must system. Now while the ABC teaches you should take into account a boxer that wins the majority of a round and gets knocked down the benefit of their effort I have never seen it on a scorecard. Theri are flaws in the ABC system that I could talk about all day. Now the 3rd round Andrew was winning but he was not killing his opponent. Boxers know the scoring method if you get knocked down it a 10 - 8 round against you. Now say what you want but if Andrew knocked someone down and under any condition it was scored a 10 - 9 round everyone would be screaming about the injustice. And for the person that talked about a knockdown when a boxer is off balance and he is hit with a light punch it's a knockdown. A knockdown is any time anything other than the soles of your shoes touch the canvas after you have been hit with a punch or the rope prevent a boxer from falling. Notice it does not say how hard a punch it has to be. And for Bo if you are such a great judge get out of the seats in the stand and become a judge. Then you can teach others how todo it.

Anonymous said...

Another thing. Va judges don't not do hometown cooking. If you when the fight then you get to raise you hand no matter where you are from. Now do you think that VA would be getting boxers from all over the country to fight in VA if they thought they had to get a kncokout to win a fight? Folks need to put their brains in gear before shooting off their mouths.

Anonymous said...

if you know so much why don't you post your name and stand by your comments????

Anonymous said...

I guess for the same reason you haven't.

Anonymous said...

Digital,

Please help?

I have never seen as many haters in one place my entire life. Why? In your opinion are there so many hater in the Metro DC?

From all of the blog posts, I keep up a list of the most disliked individuals in the sport regardless of occupation!

Here are the most hated/disliked Boxers/Promoters I have read over the past year or two.

The question is why? Do you (The Viewer) really know any of these fighters?

Jimmy Lange (Mr. Nice Guy)
Scott Farmer (Former Puncher)
Doo Man Farmer (Fan Favorite)
Johnny Lange
Han Kim Former (WBF Champ)
Warren Clatterbuck (The Dude With ARMS)
Perry Ballard (The one you love to hate)
Terry Roy (A New Comer)
Linda (The Photographer)
Lionel Rouer (Promoter)and lst but not least Chris Middondorf?

My question is why do the readers dislike and continue to bash without merit these individuals?

Give some insight on each so that the readers know who they are and why they are disliked.

Thanks,

Harold Miles
Fairfax Station, VA
"A Loyal follower and Reader"

Anonymous said...

For those keeping score. Regardless of how many times each fighter gets knocked down, each round must be scored with one fighter getting a 10. Regardless if he was knocked down 1 time and his opponent knocked down 2 times.

Round can be scored 10 10 but not 9 9 for each fighter.

That is why you here the announcer say this fight is on a 10 point must system.

Peace

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

A hush fell on BATB...Harold...SNAP!

Anonymous said...

I can not wait to see "doo-man" in action. He is the greatest fighter from VA right now.

Anonymous said...

Doo Man can go but he's not the best in VA right now. That honor belongs to "JC Superstar" Juan Carlos Robles and he will return before the year is out!

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

That is a scream! First I agree Juan is THE BOMB!. Juan was GREAT last, and at the beginning of the year, and no doubt he will hell ride his way back. I certainly am waiting and been ready to see it. But in the the real world, the here and now you know... when people are actually in the ring and fighting and not showing off their pinky...Doo is definitely more present at the moment than Juan. Not really fair to compare or attempt to insert a wedge, especially considering the weights. Both are awesome, but can't do an apples-n-oranges when injury is a factor.

Anonymous said...

For the guy that acts like he knows
so much about judging (you figure out who I'm talking about) There are rules for judging but Judges have personalaties and you see terrible inconsistent judging on the tube all the time.All you have is one fucking opinion like the rest of us in the world. The Farmer
kid clearly one the first two rounds and 99% of the third round
before being dropped with ten seconds left thats a 10-9 round.
In the fourth round Farmer looked hurt to the average eye but if you watch the punches very close I think you will see Farmer landing
some heavy punches of his own,
After reading his fathers version it fits. The kid was on cramped legs but that wasn't humpherys
fault and he should probobly get the round.
The fight was a draw just as one judge had it but Humphrey could never make it that close again.

Anonymous said...

Look, first of all, I'm offering an opinion which is my and anyone else's right on this blog and for that matter the entire f**king country. For another matter, I AKNOWLEDGED that I hadn't taken into consideration the 10 point must rule. I stand by my OPINION that is Doo Man didn't win, it should have been a draw. And genious, I have no interest in being a judge. I am a boxing FAN (& a G*d D**m knowledgeable one at that). I look forward to hymming and hawing about the shit that I disagree with in the boxing world and I support my local boxers, always have and always will. You will also notice that I never directly insult anyone on this blog and do my best to keep it respectful.


Bo

Anonymous said...

The Doo is steping up his game and fighting better fighters all the time and him along with Jargal and Rivera are the top guys in the state right now.And OH Yeah theres
a guy in Portsmouth Va thats prety damn impressive also, and his name is Bobby Jordan JR. and then theres William Baily ,and don't you dare keep Charles Norwood out of the picture this guy Has got it also. Really there isn't a top gun in Virginia Right now.If there were it sure wouldn't be Juan Robles.

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

Well now...you (as most anons) are not really making good sense...take it easy...Every one of those names are making VA proud (I not familiar with Jordan)...When Juan heals...WATCH out. He is injured right now...when he does step between those ropes....stand back.

Anonymous said...

Cslling the 3rd round a 10 - 9 round is what the ABC would do but not the WBA, WBCor the IBF. A knockdown is a knowdown. there are not freak knockdown, flash knockdowns just plain knockdowns. And from where I was siting Andrew was hurt during the 4th round and that was looking in his eyes. Plus only Ali could win a round back pedaling. Think what you want and I will think what I want. In the in end went down as a lost. Just so you know they have 3 judges on 3 different side of the ring so they all see a different fight.

Anonymous said...

It seems that all of you Virginia Boxing haters are only hating on other Virginia boxers.

You all are a class act (NOT) and it is showing.

DC, MD judges and fans are the most knowledged in the art of scoring a bout.

All of you Virginia pretender fighters and haters can go screw yourselves.

Later you bunch of coward backstabbing jerks.

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

Anon...You only wish VA hates on itself. Scuttle off and take the nonsence you tried to lay. VA, MD and DC are really doing great right now. Take your weak wedge and use it to get your head out your arse.

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

Gosh..I hope that was clean enough.

boxbible said...

A few haters come on and people think VA is the most hateful state in America... keep watching Fox News and when the occasional gunshot gets fired, yes, DC is an absolute war zone...

And JC Robles is a club fighter at best. Being in a war and being able to box... are two different anumals.

And Norwood will no doubt give Mackey a hard time. But it's perfect for Mackie who needs a tough outing. Someone who might rock him... but not have the skills or know-how to finish him...

boxbible said...

linda said: Take your weak wedge and use it to get your head out your arse.

How shocking!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey BoxBible,

Juan Robles is far better than a "club fighter at best". Juan is the real deal, you will see soon enough. He's coming back at the end of this year and 2008 will be a huge year for him. He's got boxing ability, power, stamina, and athleticism. This guy can go all the way and he will crack the rankings of a major organization by early '09. You'll see.

Anonymous said...

Harold,

I am familiar with all of these people and I will give you my opinion of them. But first, let me start with this. It's just like in the movie Rocky when the loan shark/mob guy told Rocky that "some guys just hate for no reason" - that's why there are so many haters on this blog. Digital summed it up when he said something like, "everyone has their own opinion, no matter how stupid it may seem!" All hail the 1st Amendment and BATB forever!

Jimmy Lange (Mr. Nice Guy)- very nice guy but also very standoffish to the point of appearing rude or being a prima dona. He's not a great fighter but he's better than a lot of people give him credit for. He is a hard working fighter who throws a very under rated right hand. He's got good power in that shot.

Scott Farmer (Former Puncher)- means well and has spent most of his life in boxing. Dedicates a lot of time to training fighters. Also promotes shows. He's always on the verge of cracking or going over the edge. He wears his heart on his sleeve and will talk out of both sides of his mouth. You've got to watch him, because he can turn on you at any second. But you have to watch everybody in this sport.

Doo Man Farmer (Fan Favorite)- solid prospect with very good skills. He has the natural athletic gifts of height, reach, speed, movement, and boxing ability to go very far in the game. He's still a very young man.

Johnny Lange - this guy is all over the place. He's half scum bag and half saint. At his heart he wants to help his son with his career and he's done a good job of that. He can be the biggest ass in the world or the sweetest guy you ever met. A real Jekyll and Hyde type of guy. He is the real center of all the activity in Virginia right now. Big time "Connections". Promotes the shows at The Patriot Center with the help of "front men" promoters like Jackie Kallen. His shows are the biggest this side of Atlantic City.

Han Kim Former (WBF Champ)- A real sweetheart of a guy but, like most people in boxing, tells a few lies to get the job done. He must have some money because he's never drawn a decent house for any of his shows. Harmless enough guy. Bad businessman, terrible organizational skills. Crappy shows.

Warren Clatterbuck (The Dude With ARMS)- He's got big arms and a nice build, but boy is he butt ugly! Protected because he sells tickets. Wouldn't you protect him too? Not really a real fighter.

Perry Ballard (The one you love to hate)You know why people hate Perry Ballard? Because he's a fake and a fraud, that's why. WBE World Champ, this chump? That just tells you about the WBE but Ballard will gladly proclaim to be a World Champ and that's good enough for him. It's an embarrassment to the great sport of boxing that this guy could find enough hand picked guys to develop the record he's got. He can't fight a lick, not even a little bit. He's so bad that Warren "The Mack" Clatterbuck would knock him out. I would love to see Perry fight a real guy like Charles Norwood, Jesse Nicklow, or George Rivera. Now that would be funny!

Terry Roy (A New Comer)- Very limited but very exciting fighter. I've seen him several times and he is entertaining. Promoters need boxers like Terry Roy to round out their shows.

Linda (The Photographer)- A real sweetheart. She means well but she puts her foot in her mouth quite often on this blog. She's only protecting the friends she's made in boxing. Relatively new to the scene but very dedicated to what she does. Ease up on her, she's a gem.

Lionel Royer (Promoter)- Don't know him very well but have heard several things. Has several former business partners who don't say good things about him. It is well known that he doesn't get along with another local promoter. Not sure why. Active promoter who is riding the MMA wave. A real gentleman now but wasn't that way a short time ago. Found the Lord and turned it all around.

Chris Middendorf? Smart guy, professional, organized. Former (and still current?) art dealer and Harvard grad. Some consider him high handed and pompous, he has always been straight with people I know. The guy has more connections in boxing than everyone else on this list put together. Everyone else is local, Middendorf is local AND international. Hell of a matchmaker.

Signed,

Not who you think I am

Anonymous said...

not who you think I am
what a fucking coward.
you are on the bottom of the pile
M.O.

Anonymous said...

Found the Lord and turned it all around.
Give me a damn break you coward.
this guy lies and cheats and steals in the name of the lord.
How sickening is that

Anonymous said...

Chris Medendork, you did a good job writing about what you think of others. I also like how you wrote good stuff about yourself at the very end. Get a life Cris.!!!

Anonymous said...

Not who you think I am,

That is the singlemost, hit the nail right on the f**king head, assessment of those guys I've ever seen.


Still Not Who You Think I Am

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Cris Medondork aka Chris Middendorf said...

There is enough written about me on the blog that I do not need to write anything about myself! And as to the others on the list, I know some of them well and others not at all, so I would not write that column.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

You're an art dealer? I have this painting I'd like you to take a look at. It's a big bulldog wearing a Fedora hat and playing cards with a kangaroo! It's on simulated velvetine and when people see it they always say, "How BEWTEEEEFULL!" - I'd say that's worth about a Mil, how about you Chris?

Asim said...

hey Chris M.
Give me a call. Lost your number.

Asim

Anonymous said...

What's velvetine? Oh, I know, that's simulated velvet, you know the good stuff!

Anonymous said...

Go Andrew! Keep your head and listen to your dad and you'll win the fight with ease! Terry Roy - I remember George Holder and he was a pretty good fighter, "T-Brick" may be getting his bricks laid tonight if Holder is still holding on to something. Should be fun!

Oh, and I almost forgot. I saw John Mackey fight Damon Antoine and I was very impressed by him. He brought the pain in that one but Antoine was tough. We'll see what Norwood can do, I heard he can punch.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't Chris who wrote that shit about all of those people
the writer doesn't even live in Maryland or the District.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't Chris who wrote that shit about all of those people
the writer doesn't even live in Maryland or the District.

Anonymous said...

Joe Hensley,

You can go F**k yourself. You don't know anything about these guys. You work with some of these people a couple of times and you think you can write about them?

Just because you know the Mr. Holland (Big Fu**ing deal) does not mean shit in MD or DC. Go on putting on shows in all your little towns in Virginia. The Langes used you ass and then they fired your stupid ass when the show sucked.

As for the Lange vs. Cabell fight. Cabell recently got his ass knocked out by a low level Contender. Now you see how good he is. What a fu**ing joke.

Go and beat down on all of the other fighter in the DC area and put your uneducated fighters on the winners stand. Who really gives a shit. Eventually you will end up losing your ass and move on. When you do, take Mr. Linda with you.

Makes you kind of wonder why none of the people you wrote about even acknowledged your little post? That is because they have a life and money.

So you and your Virginia crew can keep on crapping on people and eventually it will smack you in the face.


The Beat Down

Linda "Great Shot" Siadys said...

mS. Linda to you Anonymous, aka as "The. Beat Down". You can hate and try to be mean to me all you want. I am 100% all female. I have the courage to go toe-to-toe with someone on what I believe, and the integrity to sign my name. I see that you don't. So what does that say about you?

Joe Hensley said...

Beat Down,

I did not write that post. I know some of those people on the list quite well and some I don't know very well at all. The people I know on this list I consider friends and I have a good working relationship with them. In fact, I am Scott Farmer's matchmaker for his show tonight at The ABC and I helped Lionell Royer though some tough spots on his show tonight in Harrisonburg. Linda is a very nice person and I don't understand why you would jump all over her like that. She's dedicated and does a great job at her craft. I still work with Jimmy and Johnny Lange, they did not "fire" me as you said. I'll see you tonight at the fights!

boxbible said...

This have gots to be one of the GREATEST threads of all!!!!