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Old 02-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #11656
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Golota did fight like hell. He came out very aggressive (unlike the slow starting 90s version of Golota) and he schooled Saleta in the first round but Saleta started to take over in the 2nd. Those were some vicious body shots Saleta was landing on Golota's plump belly and they were not only hurting Golota but contributed to tiring him out so quickly. At 242 lbs I thought Golota would have looked much more in shape than he did. He must have traded in some lost muscle for fat cuz a prime Golota at 242 was pretty ripped and that was just not the case. At least he did much better this time against Saleta than he did against Adamek and he actually hurt Saleta in the 4th round I believe. Would have been beautiful if he would have pulled a monster comeback and finished Saleta but no such luck. The spitting out the mouth piece was obviously intentional but I guess Golota thought it was just fitting to give us all one last dirty tactic before bowing out.


Like Rums has said many times, Golota should have stopped fighting after Mollo. He was 40 years old and it would have been a nice way to end his long career. I was really hoping he would have ended his career with a win to help make up for all his career failures but it didnt happen.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #11657
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Andrew at age 45 needs to weigh 235. He lacks flexibility, conditioning and fought flat footed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #11658
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I still laugh every time I watch this from Bowe-Golota 1. Looks and sounds like he's taking it up the shitter.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #11659
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Andrew at age 45 needs to weigh 235. He lacks flexibility, conditioning and fought flat footed.

I'd say Andrew at 45 needs to stay the hell out of the ring and enjoy life after boxing.

I've been watching some rounds of Golota-Norris lately. Golota looked like shit WAAAYYYY WAY back then and that was 13 years ago! Can't believe he's been a shot fighter for that long yet he has still been trying to compete. He was cooked well over a decade ago (enter Bart).

Having said that, he gave a pretty good account of himself against both champions Byrd and Ruiz. Even a shot version of Golota did enough to win those belts and that's something to be said.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #11660
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Are you at a ski resort, ya lucky dog!? I need a decent getaway, like real soon! If the resort is really cool, provide us with a link to the place. Always looking for somewhere new to go...



Sure was Jets, me and a few friends stayed in Steamboat Springs, Co for a few days. Very nice ski town with lots of other things to do, depending on what time of year you go. It's a small 'western' town but has lots of live music, bars, good restaurants, shops for tourists and all that. I snowboard but quite honestly I suck as I can't do it too often living in Texas but the ski mountain is real nice. All the locals were extremely friendly/hospitable.



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This is me cruising down the hill in search of terrain to destroy.

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Strawberry Park hot springs was the highlight of our trip. Swimming in 140 degree water while it's snowing outside is incredible. And if you go after dark you and your lovely wife are allowed to swim nude if you so wish.

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Or perhaps you'll get lucky like me and my friend here (i'm on the left) and cuddle up with a BBW in your luxurious hotel hot tub.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #11661
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I'm not even going to quote that shit

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #11662
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What's the matter, ya don't like hot tubs?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #11663
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What's the matter, ya don't like hot tubs?
my eyes hurt from looking at that obese eyebrowless "woman"
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:17 AM   #11664
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Thats for sure.

Do you think he could improve his stamina by staying off the booze, on a good diet & plenty of daily exercise?

Oh yeah...throw in a couple of tune up fights before his final HW Title shot against Wlad.


I don't know man. At 45, I suppose maybe he still could, but to what end?

He appeared quicker than what I was expecting, but Saleta himself is no Speedy Gonzalez. So maybe appearances are deceiving.

It was a good scrap for a couple of 45 year olds.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:23 AM   #11665
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Golota did fight like hell. He came out very aggressive (unlike the slow starting 90s version of Golota) and he schooled Saleta in the first round but Saleta started to take over in the 2nd. Those were some vicious body shots Saleta was landing on Golota's plump belly and they were not only hurting Golota but contributed to tiring him out so quickly. At 242 lbs I thought Golota would have looked much more in shape than he did. He must have traded in some lost muscle for fat cuz a prime Golota at 242 was pretty ripped and that was just not the case. At least he did much better this time against Saleta than he did against Adamek and he actually hurt Saleta in the 4th round I believe. Would have been beautiful if he would have pulled a monster comeback and finished Saleta but no such luck. The spitting out the mouth piece was obviously intentional but I guess Golota thought it was just fitting to give us all one last dirty tactic before bowing out.


Yeah, he was definitely looking for a breather. I was almost wishing he'd mix it up and throw a low blow combo for old time's sake.

It seems to this day, when in the midst of battle, Golota is quick to overextend himself to the point where he looks for ways to find a quick break and get a breather.

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Like Rums has said many times, Golota should have stopped fighting after Mollo. He was 40 years old and it would have been a nice way to end his long career. I was really hoping he would have ended his career with a win to help make up for all his career failures but it didnt happen.
It's funny though. Even now, with zero expectations (compared to the high ones we used to have throughout so many years), I still felt a flash of the anticipation of what it was like going through a Golota fight, from the ring walk, to the stare down, to the opening bell, and the fight itself. It had ups and downs, and ultimately ended in disappointment. In a way, it was symbolic of watching his entire career to some extent.

Oh well! It was a fun career to watch unfold. The intrigue will still persist when pondering how things could have unfolded a bit differently.

Had he signed with Don King following the Bowe fights, I think things could have been a great deal different.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #11666
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That is Hoax himself

as the Golota is still intending to fight this may end up with a battle against
the former champ RJJ who may be willing to come back to HW ranks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #11667
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Sure was Jets, me and a few friends stayed in Steamboat Springs, Co for a few days. Very nice ski town with lots of other things to do, depending on what time of year you go. It's a small 'western' town but has lots of live music, bars, good restaurants, shops for tourists and all that. I snowboard but quite honestly I suck as I can't do it too often living in Texas but the ski mountain is real nice. All the locals were extremely friendly/hospitable.



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This is me cruising down the hill in search of terrain to destroy.

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Strawberry Park hot springs was the highlight of our trip. Swimming in 140 degree water while it's snowing outside is incredible. And if you go after dark you and your lovely wife are allowed to swim nude if you so wish.

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Or perhaps you'll get lucky like me and my friend here (i'm on the left) and cuddle up with a BBW in your luxurious hotel hot tub.

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Thanks, Hoax! Looks like yoy had a great time. We really have to ck out Colorado some day.
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Real surprised with how aggressive Golota came out and how he was working the jab. It seemed Saleta's plan was to go to the body early and often and it looks like it worked in tiring Golota out. The KD was somewhat legit as he did catch him with a hook before shoving him.

As much as it hurts to say it I think Golota could have gotten up and finished the round, but he was mentally defeated. There was only 10 seconds left and after being counted out he seemed as if he could have gone on. I'd love to see a rematch with Golota coming in with better cardio, but it seems as if Saleta wants no part of it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #11669
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I don't know man. At 45, I suppose maybe he still could, but to what end?

He appeared quicker than what I was expecting, but Saleta himself is no Speedy Gonzalez. So maybe appearances are deceiving.

It was a good scrap for a couple of 45 year olds.



Yeah Golota appeared much quicker than I expected as well. Offensively, I think it was the best I've seen him since possibly the 90s. He was snapping his jab out pretty quickly, landing good combinations (particularly his trademark left hook to the body/left hook to the head). But he is still WAY too easy to hit, he's a punching bag and has no defense. He tries to do the things he used to do very well like head movement but he just doest have the reflexes to do that effectively anymore and he ends up getting nailed almost every time.

I think those body shots by Saleta is what did him in, you could see on Golota's face they were hurting him and caused him to tire as well. Plus he was pretty soft, Saleta looked damn ripped for a 45 year old.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #11670
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Yeah, he was definitely looking for a breather. I was almost wishing he'd mix it up and throw a low blow combo for old time's sake.

It seems to this day, when in the midst of battle, Golota is quick to overextend himself to the point where he looks for ways to find a quick break and get a breather.



It's funny though. Even now, with zero expectations (compared to the high ones we used to have throughout so many years), I still felt a flash of the anticipation of what it was like going through a Golota fight, from the ring walk, to the stare down, to the opening bell, and the fight itself. It had ups and downs, and ultimately ended in disappointment. In a way, it was symbolic of watching his entire career to some extent.

Oh well! It was a fun career to watch unfold. The intrigue will still persist when pondering how things could have unfolded a bit differently.

Had he signed with Don King following the Bowe fights, I think things could have been a great deal different.






I didnt see the fight live, I was on vacation and after a long night of drinking I came back to my hotel room and checked fightnews for the results. Wasn't surprised at all, but I was once again let down and sad. At least these days when Golota loses it's pretty much expected due to his age and deterioration. Back in the day after losing to Lewis, Grant, Tyson it was a very sad next couple of weeks. We had such high hopes/expectations for him. These days ya just kinda shrug it off but it still hurts my heart.


Ultimately, following Golota's career and being such a big fan over all was very disappointing. He could have gone so much further in his prime (and without the car accident). But it was still a fun ride and he gave us some very exciting moments. I highly doubt any boxer (or any sportsman for that matter) will give me the kind of rush Golota gave me. The Bowe fights, Corey Sanders fight, the Pouha fight, Nicholson fight, The Grant knock downs, the Byrd fight, the Mollo fight, the ring walks, the week before a Golota fight, the crowd chants of "Andrzej!!!". There is just nothing else like it.

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