Jeff Schimmel

Jeff Schimmel

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Not just a boxing fan. A boxing historian. Played with Cassius Clay while "The Greatest of All Time" was training for his fight with Sonny Liston. Friend of Alexis Arguello, Tommy Hearns, Ray Mancini, Marvin Hagler, Shane Mosely, Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, etc.

I'm not influenced by hype, public relations manipulation, smoke and mirrors or popularity. Boxing has enough problems without that nonsense. If you can take a dose of the honest truth about the sport, this is it. I will always tell it like it is.

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  • Huwebes Fernandez posted 1980 days ago

    Huwebes Fernandez

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/159853-fearless-huwebes-anderson-silva-must-bow-down-to-the-real-king-of-war

    see my latest article on how aderson silva of UFC should learn how to be a better king of his sport.

    Critical comments and analysis will be gladly accepted. ^^

    Thanks in advance
    Huwebes Fernandez!

  • That De La Hoya article pretty much everything I've felt about the guy since he came onto the scene. To this day, I cannot believe how many people- many who are otherwise knowledgable fans- refuse to see him for what he really is.

    Great job, same goes for the other articles as well. I look forward to reading more.

  • Bryan Trafford posted 2288 days ago

    Bryan Trafford

    jeff, what are your thoughts on a collaboration between me and you on De La Hoya. Sort of a point/counter point thing. Maybe the title could be something like is De La Hoya among the best of his era?

    I could take the yes side and you could take the no side and put it together in one article to spark some lively debate.

    let me know your thoughts/ideas on this.

  • Bryan Trafford posted 2305 days ago

    Bryan Trafford

    jeff, im the new boxing community leader. we currently dont have a lot of good boxing coverage, but I hope to change that going forward. you have a wealth of boxing knowledge and experience and I hope you continue to write.

    we have a lot of great fights coming up, and none of them involve de la hoya. lol.

    as always, look forward to your opinions.

  • Bryan Trafford posted 2317 days ago

    Bryan Trafford

    well jeff let me start by saying that im happy you joined bleacher report, as the site doesnt have enough boxing coverage. On the other hand, i certainly hope you have much more to offer than Oscar hate. truth is, the causual fan only knows a handful of fighters, and oscar is one of them, hence my oscar articles. I will be posting about the upcoming cotto margarito showdown soon, so i would be curious about your thoughts of a showdown between cotto and mayweather jr.

  • Jeff Schimmel posted 2318 days ago

    Jeff Schimmel

    Is there a fight, past of present, that you would like analyzed from a non-biased perspective? Let me know which one it is and I'll get right on it.