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Page 12 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 4, 2013 einaldo Oliveira, Jr. "Night at the Fights!" TD Garden January 26, 2013 Happy New Year "2013!" We Made It? "Pow!" "Some Fight Family Members & Events!" Heavyweights "Now & Then!" What Do You Think? "is it the Same???" TD Garden, I00 Legends Way, Boston. A "Night at the Fights:" where Danny O'Connor, 19-1, 7 KO's, of Framingham is coming off of a Kayo Win. In this fight, he fights Derek Silveira of Salem, who recently retained his New England Welterweight Title by Kayo on November 10% Both of these fighters, coming off Kayo wins, should give you plenty of action as they usually do. Framingham Fighter Danny O'Connor is a two time National Amateur Champion. He's 18 th in the IBF and 22 "d by the WBC. Also on this fight card is undefeated Ryan Kielczewski of Quincy, another action packed tough fighter. Portland-trained Russell Lamour is also on this Night at the Fights show. Five (5) Amateur fights will also entertain you this night on this star studded fight card. Call now for tickets. An autograph session with stars of boxing will also be presented. Irish Micky Ward, Vinny Pazienza, Marlon Starlings, John Quietman Ruiz ... See you there. Here we are in the year 2013. Many thought that this would spell or add up to the destruction of US[ and the world. Maybe it has? Many world ideologies have been destroyed. I proudly belong to the Ring 4 Boxing family. We have many champions in our great historic organization. This is an organization, with many amateur and professional champions. (A.A.U., Golden Glove, Diamond Belt, State, New England, North American, U.S., Marine, Military, World Champions and all.) I could go on and on and on and on with the champions we have in our great organization "Ring 4"! I arn p1:0ud to say that as an amateur fighter I proudly won "4" Golden Glove titles. !970 & 1971 as a welterweight and 1972 & 1973 as a light-heavyweight. In both 1972 and 1973 I lost decisions to Bob Stewart of New York. Bob Stewart is a national Golden Glove champion, who defeated future world heavy- weight champion Michael Dokes to win the National Golden Glove title. Bob Stewart is also one of the great trainers who trained and honed the skills of Iron Mike Tyson in becoming one of the most feared heavy- weight world champions in professional box- ing history. World rated fighter Jimmy Farrell also trained out of this same fight camp in New York. Many world ideologies have been destroyed. Maybe a New World has been born. In this period of time we have looked up to too many methods of pre- dicting our future. The numbers 6 / 6 / 6. The date 12/12/12, which is really 6+6 / 6+6 / 6+6 equaling 36. Now to the number 13. of the year 2013. I'm starting to scare myself. Maybe the old world has been de- stroyed and a new world born? Maybe that is what the meaning of the destruction of the world. The destruction of world ideolo- gies that have held US back. I see this as evolution[ Evolving into a new state of re- alization. The United States and the world, is better in some manners. In others I see US regressing and falling behind. Maybe we should look and pay attention to the "good old world of boxing"? Fighters earned their way "to the top"[ Face to face, opponent to opponent. Many great fighters have pre- vailed in history to become world champi- ons. John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Jack Dempsey, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey, Primo Carnera, Jim Braddock, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, Muhammad All, George Foreman, John Ruiz, Lou Brouillard, Paul Pender, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Honey Mellody, Mike Twin Sullivan, Tony DeMarco, Sal Bartolo, Irish Micky Ward, Sandy Saddler, Harold Gomes and Jimmy Walsh. These great fighters all earned their titles through talent and courage. They stood up to adversity, face to face. Defeating oppo- sition and becoming world champions. A great lesson all fighters learn? "Talk does not win battles[ .... Action and preparation win battles[" Facing up to adversity. Prevailing over obstacles through action. We rely too much in our society on individu- als who have perfected the ugly face in speeches. Bluffing that they are mad and that they're going to use their anger to get done what needs to be done. Watch real fight- ers. Watch the great fighters fight. They know what they are doing. Looks or talk does not win fights. Real fighters in the ring, individuals in uniform who have worn or wear a uniform, understand what facing adversity is all about. As Lt. Bob McCarthy says, "Do the right thing!" I say that action and non action brings a realization to your opponent of your ability or lack of abil- ity. This equates to a "victory and or defeat!" for "ALL:" Tough talk by phonies causes more problems than it resolves. "Would the person who talks tough stand up as they are if they had no one else there to protect them and enforce their request?" Great leaders and fighters make a difference. Others who make and have made the fight family great. Making a difference. The Fight Crowd; Bobby Asack, Lou Bogash, Paul Barry, Jackson Brown, Calvin T. Brown, Jimmy Burchfield, Francis X. Bellotti, Boston Boxing and Fitness A[lston, Ralph Boyn, Walter Byars, Jerry Colton, George Colton, Jaime Clampitt, Angle Carlino, Vinnie Curto, A1 Couture, CES, Jared Charney, Mark DeLuca Sr. and Jr., Paul Doyle, Bobby Duquette, Joe and Barbara DeNucci, Johnny M. Dunn, Bernie Doherty, Dick Eklund, Dan Fitzgerald, Peter Fuller, Francesco Kid Fratalia, The Factory Leominster, Bobby Gould, Kevin Green, Rick Glaser, Pat Henry, Billy Hunter, Joe HOuston, Joey Innis, Jimmy Jaynes, George Kreger, Peter Koutoujian, Sam Langford, Louie Lanci, A1 Lacy, Joanne Livermento, Jose Medina, Brian McNeeley, George Maddox, Frank Tiger Moore, Steve Memishian, Brian McDonough, Paul Mitrano, Mike Mina Menasian, Johnnie Nee, Joe O'Neill, Mike O' Han. The Post Gazette, Bill Pender, Roger Pit Perron, Pat Petronelli, Tinker Picot, Joe Possidento, Todd Peters, Jim Prokop, Bobby Quinn, Barbara Roach, Tommy Rawson, Charlie Punchlines Ross, John Refuse, Kevin Rooney, Donny Sennett, Jackie Smith, Sam Silverman, Bill Spadafora, Somerville Boxing Club Somerville, Mike Silva, Rory Shaugh- nessy, Snap Tartaglia, Chris Traietti, Ben Venuti, Rip Valenti, Peter Welch and Tony Zullo. You have all made a difference. Thank you for all you've done. We have grown in many aspects as a country and world champions. 2012 Fight news and boxing rank- ings December 26, 2012 Heavyweights: Name in Champions position and with #1, in front of name Vladimir Klitschko, #2. Vitali Klitschko, #3. Robert Helenius, #4. Alexander Povetkin, #5. Tomasz Adamek, #6. David Haye USA, #7. Derick Chisora, #8. Odlaniar Solis, #9. Chris Arreola, #10. Seth Mitchell, #11. Ruslan Chagaev. The Ring October 1985 Heavyweights: World Champion Larry Holmes USA. #1.Pinklin Thomas USA, #2. Tim Wither- spoon USA, #3. Tony Tubbs USA, #4. Greg Page USA, #5. Gerrie Coetzee South Africa, #6. Trevor Berbick USA, #7. Mike Weaver USA, #8. Carl Williams USA, #9. Michael Dokes USA, # 10. David Bey. 1972 USA Boxing Illustrated March 1972 Heavyweights: World Champion Joe Frazier USA, #1. Muhammad All USA, #2. Jerry Quarry USA, #3. George Foreman USA, #4. Jimmy Ellis USA, #5. George Chuvalo, #6. Oscar Bonavena Argentina, #7. A1 Lewis USA, #8. Floyd Patterson USA, #9. Jose Luis Gareia, Venezuela, #10. Greg Peralta Argentina. REMEMBERING -- Veteran Boston Globe sportswriter Will McDonough who died I0 years ago this week (January 9, 2003). Although officially re- tired, Will was still active at the time of his death and had written his regular Sunday column for the Globe just days before he passed on. Will, perhaps the most in- fluential sportswriter in New England, knew everyone. His calling hours were actually held at the TD Garden (then called the Fleet Center) to ac- commodate the large number of mourners. We remember that day as a very cold one and thought it was a good decision to hold the calling hours in such a large setting, since a normal size funeral home could not have accommo- dated such a large number of people indoors. Will's legacy lives on through his several children -- the best known is sports- caster Sean McDonough, the former Red Sox broadcaster who now works a number of events for ESPN. HOUSTON COMES TO THE HUB -- When the Houston Rocrcets come to the Garden on January 11  Boston fans will have the once-a-year opportunity to see one of their idols once again. That would be Kevin McHale, who played 13 seasons with the Green as a member of the original Big Three (Bird, Parish and McHale). Returning now as the head coach of the Rockets, it's easy for Celtics fans to put their minds on rewind and relive the memories. Kevin played 13 seasons for the Celtics and was a seven- time NBA All-Star (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991). In the process he helped lead the Celtics to three NBA Championships (1981, 1984 and 1986). The 6-10 forward averaged 17.0 points and 7.3 rebounds a contest in 971 regular sea- son games over the course of his career. Those averages increased to 18.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the 169 playoff contests. Those numbers were good enough to get him selected as one of the NBA's Top-50 Play- ers for the league's first half century- quite an achieve- ment considering the large number of players who have performed in the NBA over the decades -- especially as expansion took hold. McHale played college ball in his native state at the Uni- versity of Minnesota -- where he stayed all four years, av- eraging 15.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. He was selected by the Celtics in the first round (third overall) in the 1980 NBA draft and went on to earn NBA All-Rookie honors in his first season in the league. He was also voted the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year twice (1984 and 1985) and was named to the AII-NBA First Team in 1987. He was cho- sen for the NBA All-Defensive First Team three times (1986, 1987 and 1988 and to the Second Defensive Team three times (1983, 1989 and 1990). McHale will also be forever linked with another Kevin. That would be Kevin Garnett who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves when McHale served in the front office there, first as assistant gen- eral manager and then as vice president of basketball operations. It was McHale who drafted Garnett directly out of high school in 1995. During KG's 12 years with Minnesota the Wolves failed to win a cham- pionship. McHale then traded Garnett to the Celtics in the summer of 2007 and the C's went on to win the 2008 NBA Championship. McHale and Garnett's most recent reunion came in December when the Celtics visited Houston back on De- cember 14 th, losing to the Rockets 101-89. The scene now etched in memory took place as the game ended as KG hugged his former boss and mentor, consoling the still grieving McHale over the recent passing of his young adult daughter, Sasha. LOOKING AT LIN -- Last year there was "Linsanity" at Madison Square Garden as former Harvard standout Jer- emy Lin took the NBA by storm while playing for the New York Knicks. What a dif- ference a few months made as Lin was signed by the Rockets this past summer and thus will make his only Boston Garden appearance of the season on January 11 th. In a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, Lin re- vealed that he scored a per- fect 800 on the advanced math SAT II subject test as a high school freshman, that he doesn't have any tattoos and that he did not know ex- actly where Times Square was in New York City during most of his months with the Knicks. Lin also said he turned down an offer from an unnamed PAC-10 university when coaches there got his name wrong. K3  Fully Insured Lic #017936 Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning Sales, Service & Installation Ken Shallow  617.593.6211 kenskjs@aol.com Page 12 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 4, 2013 einaldo Oliveira, Jr. "Night at the Fights!" TD Garden January 26, 2013 Happy New Year "2013!" We Made It? "Pow!" "Some Fight Family Members & Events!" Heavyweights "Now & Then!" What Do You Think? "is it the Same???" TD Garden, I00 Legends Way, Boston. A "Night at the Fights:" where Danny O'Connor, 19-1, 7 KO's, of Framingham is coming off of a Kayo Win. In this fight, he fights Derek Silveira of Salem, who recently retained his New England Welterweight Title by Kayo on November 10% Both of these fighters, coming off Kayo wins, should give you plenty of action as they usually do. Framingham Fighter Danny O'Connor is a two time National Amateur Champion. He's 18 th in the IBF and 22 "d by the WBC. Also on this fight card is undefeated Ryan Kielczewski of Quincy, another action packed tough fighter. Portland-trained Russell Lamour is also on this Night at the Fights show. Five (5) Amateur fights will also entertain you this night on this star studded fight card. Call now for tickets. An autograph session with stars of boxing will also be presented. Irish Micky Ward, Vinny Pazienza, Marlon Starlings, John Quietman Ruiz ... See you there. Here we are in the year 2013. Many thought that this would spell or add up to the destruction of US[ and the world. Maybe it has? Many world ideologies have been destroyed. I proudly belong to the Ring 4 Boxing family. We have many champions in our great historic organization. This is an organization, with many amateur and professional champions. (A.A.U., Golden Glove, Diamond Belt, State, New England, North American, U.S., Marine, Military, World Champions and all.) I could go on and on and on and on with the champions we have in our great organization "Ring 4"! I arn p1:0ud to say that as an amateur fighter I proudly won "4" Golden Glove titles. !970 & 1971 as a welterweight and 1972 & 1973 as a light-heavyweight. In both 1972 and 1973 I lost decisions to Bob Stewart of New York. Bob Stewart is a national Golden Glove champion, who defeated future world heavy- weight champion Michael Dokes to win the National Golden Glove title. Bob Stewart is also one of the great trainers who trained and honed the skills of Iron Mike Tyson in becoming one of the most feared heavy- weight world champions in professional box- ing history. World rated fighter Jimmy Farrell also trained out of this same fight camp in New York. Many world ideologies have been destroyed. Maybe a New World has been born. In this period of time we have looked up to too many methods of pre- dicting our future. The numbers 6 / 6 / 6. The date 12/12/12, which is really 6+6 / 6+6 / 6+6 equaling 36. Now to the number 13. of the year 2013. I'm starting to scare myself. Maybe the old world has been de- stroyed and a new world born? Maybe that is what the meaning of the destruction of the world. The destruction of world ideolo- gies that have held US back. I see this as evolution[ Evolving into a new state of re- alization. The United States and the world, is better in some manners. In others I see US regressing and falling behind. Maybe we should look and pay attention to the "good old world of boxing"? Fighters earned their way "to the top"[ Face to face, opponent to opponent. Many great fighters have pre- vailed in history to become world champi- ons. John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Jack Dempsey, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey, Primo Carnera, Jim Braddock, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, Muhammad All, George Foreman, John Ruiz, Lou Brouillard, Paul Pender, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Honey Mellody, Mike Twin Sullivan, Tony DeMarco, Sal Bartolo, Irish Micky Ward, Sandy Saddler, Harold Gomes and Jimmy Walsh. These great fighters all earned their titles through talent and courage. They stood up to adversity, face to face. Defeating oppo- sition and becoming world champions. A great lesson all fighters learn? "Talk does not win battles[ .... Action and preparation win battles[" Facing up to adversity. Prevailing over obstacles through action. We rely too much in our society on individu- als who have perfected the ugly face in speeches. Bluffing that they are mad and that they're going to use their anger to get done what needs to be done. Watch real fight- ers. Watch the great fighters fight. They know what they are doing. Looks or talk does not win fights. Real fighters in the ring, individuals in uniform who have worn or wear a uniform, understand what facing adversity is all about. As Lt. Bob McCarthy says, "Do the right thing!" I say that action and non action brings a realization to your opponent of your ability or lack of abil- ity. This equates to a "victory and or defeat!" for "ALL:" Tough talk by phonies causes more problems than it resolves. "Would the person who talks tough stand up as they are if they had no one else there to protect them and enforce their request?" Great leaders and fighters make a difference. Others who make and have made the fight family great. Making a difference. The Fight Crowd; Bobby Asack, Lou Bogash, Paul Barry, Jackson Brown, Calvin T. Brown, Jimmy Burchfield, Francis X. Bellotti, Boston Boxing and Fitness A[lston, Ralph Boyn, Walter Byars, Jerry Colton, George Colton, Jaime Clampitt, Angle Carlino, Vinnie Curto, A1 Couture, CES, Jared Charney, Mark DeLuca Sr. and Jr., Paul Doyle, Bobby Duquette, Joe and Barbara DeNucci, Johnny M. Dunn, Bernie Doherty, Dick Eklund, Dan Fitzgerald, Peter Fuller, Francesco Kid Fratalia, The Factory Leominster, Bobby Gould, Kevin Green, Rick Glaser, Pat Henry, Billy Hunter, Joe HOuston, Joey Innis, Jimmy Jaynes, George Kreger, Peter Koutoujian, Sam Langford, Louie Lanci, A1 Lacy, Joanne Livermento, Jose Medina, Brian McNeeley, George Maddox, Frank Tiger Moore, Steve Memishian, Brian McDonough, Paul Mitrano, Mike Mina Menasian, Johnnie Nee, Joe O'Neill, Mike O' Han. The Post Gazette, Bill Pender, Roger Pit Perron, Pat Petronelli, Tinker Picot, Joe Possidento, Todd Peters, Jim Prokop, Bobby Quinn, Barbara Roach, Tommy Rawson, Charlie Punchlines Ross, John Refuse, Kevin Rooney, Donny Sennett, Jackie Smith, Sam Silverman, Bill Spadafora, Somerville Boxing Club Somerville, Mike Silva, Rory Shaugh- nessy, Snap Tartaglia, Chris Traietti, Ben Venuti, Rip Valenti, Peter Welch and Tony Zullo. You have all made a difference. Thank you for all you've done. We have grown in many aspects as a country and world champions. 2012 Fight news and boxing rank- ings December 26, 2012 Heavyweights: Name in Champions position and with #1, in front of name Vladimir Klitschko, #2. Vitali Klitschko, #3. Robert Helenius, #4. Alexander Povetkin, #5. Tomasz Adamek, #6. David Haye USA, #7. Derick Chisora, #8. Odlaniar Solis, #9. Chris Arreola, #10. Seth Mitchell, #11. Ruslan Chagaev. The Ring October 1985 Heavyweights: World Champion Larry Holmes USA. #1.Pinklin Thomas USA, #2. Tim Wither- spoon USA, #3. Tony Tubbs USA, #4. Greg Page USA, #5. Gerrie Coetzee South Africa, #6. Trevor Berbick USA, #7. Mike Weaver USA, #8. Carl Williams USA, #9. Michael Dokes USA, # 10. David Bey. 1972 USA Boxing Illustrated March 1972 Heavyweights: World Champion Joe Frazier USA, #1. Muhammad All USA, #2. Jerry Quarry USA, #3. George Foreman USA, #4. Jimmy Ellis USA, #5. George Chuvalo, #6. Oscar Bonavena Argentina, #7. A1 Lewis USA, #8. Floyd Patterson USA, #9. Jose Luis Gareia, Venezuela, #10. Greg Peralta Argentina. REMEMBERING -- Veteran Boston Globe sportswriter Will McDonough who died I0 years ago this week (January 9, 2003). Although officially re- tired, Will was still active at the time of his death and had written his regular Sunday column for the Globe just days before he passed on. Will, perhaps the most in- fluential sportswriter in New England, knew everyone. His calling hours were actually held at the TD Garden (then called the Fleet Center) to ac- commodate the large number of mourners. We remember that day as a very cold one and thought it was a good decision to hold the calling hours in such a large setting, since a normal size funeral home could not have accommo- dated such a large number of people indoors. Will's legacy lives on through his several children -- the best known is sports- caster Sean McDonough, the former Red Sox broadcaster who now works a number of events for ESPN. HOUSTON COMES TO THE HUB -- When the Houston Rocrcets come to the Garden on January 11  Boston fans will have the once-a-year opportunity to see one of their idols once again. That would be Kevin McHale, who played 13 seasons with the Green as a member of the original Big Three (Bird, Parish and McHale). Returning now as the head coach of the Rockets, it's easy for Celtics fans to put their minds on rewind and relive the memories. Kevin played 13 seasons for the Celtics and was a seven- time NBA All-Star (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991). In the process he helped lead the Celtics to three NBA Championships (1981, 1984 and 1986). The 6-10 forward averaged 17.0 points and 7.3 rebounds a contest in 971 regular sea- son games over the course of his career. Those averages increased to 18.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the 169 playoff contests. Those numbers were good enough to get him selected as one of the NBA's Top-50 Play- ers for the league's first half century- quite an achieve- ment considering the large number of players who have performed in the NBA over the decades -- especially as expansion took hold. McHale played college ball in his native state at the Uni- versity of Minnesota -- where he stayed all four years, av- eraging 15.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. He was selected by the Celtics in the first round (third overall) in the 1980 NBA draft and went on to earn NBA All-Rookie honors in his first season in the league. He was also voted the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year twice (1984 and 1985) and was named to the AII-NBA First Team in 1987. He was cho- sen for the NBA All-Defensive First Team three times (1986, 1987 and 1988 and to the Second Defensive Team three times (1983, 1989 and 1990). McHale will also be forever linked with another Kevin. That would be Kevin Garnett who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves when McHale served in the front office there, first as assistant gen- eral manager and then as vice president of basketball operations. It was McHale who drafted Garnett directly out of high school in 1995. During KG's 12 years with Minnesota the Wolves failed to win a cham- pionship. McHale then traded Garnett to the Celtics in the summer of 2007 and the C's went on to win the 2008 NBA Championship. McHale and Garnett's most recent reunion came in December when the Celtics visited Houston back on De- cember 14 th, losing to the Rockets 101-89. The scene now etched in memory took place as the game ended as KG hugged his former boss and mentor, consoling the still grieving McHale over the recent passing of his young adult daughter, Sasha. LOOKING AT LIN -- Last year there was "Linsanity" at Madison Square Garden as former Harvard standout Jer- emy Lin took the NBA by storm while playing for the New York Knicks. What a dif- ference a few months made as Lin was signed by the Rockets this past summer and thus will make his only Boston Garden appearance of the season on January 11 th. In a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, Lin re- vealed that he scored a per- fect 800 on the advanced math SAT II subject test as a high school freshman, that he doesn't have any tattoos and that he did not know ex- actly where Times Square was in New York City during most of his months with the Knicks. Lin also said he turned down an offer from an unnamed PAC-10 university when coaches there got his name wrong. K3  Fully Insured Lic #017936 Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning Sales, Service & Installation Ken Shallow  617.593.6211 kenskjs@aol.com