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Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 RNER by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. Ring 4, 2011 Banquet, Honoring World Lightweight Champion Great Carlos OrUz. "Welcome Back to Boston, Champ!" Vladine Biosse Wins on 2/11 in "3." "The Spider" Anderson Silva Comes Away with Victory, 9th Title Defense. Fight Family member Vladine Biosse, won his fight at the February 4th Block Party Mohegan Sun. He's a former football standout at the University of Rhode Island, and reign- ing New England super- middleweight champion. He demonstrated athletic abil- ity and talent at this Block Party. His fight record is 10- 0, with 5 KOs. Keep an eye on him. He's good. He won his fight by TKO in 3, defeat- ing Santiago Samaniego. Vladine Biosse has talent. Ring 4 honored guest World Champion Great Carlos Ortiz. The annual Ring 4 Hall of Fame banquet will be at the t| ~ II 44 , q Florian Hallon April I(), 2011. This great time cel- ebrates great fighters and guests. This year, World Champion great Carlos Ortl= is being honored. He won the World lightweight Championship from Joe Brown on April 21, 1962, and held it to 1965. He was also World Champion from 1965 to 1968, and World Junior Welterweight Champion from 1959 to 1960. Hc won the title on June 12, 1959, from Kenny Lane. Carlos Ortiz fought the tough and best of his era; Al Duarte on October 29, 1955 in Boston, Lem Miller on November 12, 1955 in Boston, Lou Filippo (2 times), Tommy Tibbs, Joe Lopes, Kenny Lane (3), Duilio Loi (3), Doug Vaillant (2), Paolo Rosi, Joe Brown, Teruo Kosaka, Flash Elorde (2), Dick Divola on December 14, 1964 in Boston, Ismael Laguna (3), Nicolino Loche, Johnny Bizzarro, Sugar Rarnos {9.). Carlos "Feo" Cruz. Terry Rondeau on January 20, 1972 in Portland, Maine, Ivelaw Eastman on Janu- ary 31, 1972 Waltham, Leo DiFiore in San Juan Puerto Rico on February 19, 1972 and Ken Buchanan on Sep- tember 20, 1972. He has a great 70 bout, 61-7-1-1 NO, 29 KO record. He fought three times in Boston, once in Waltham, and once in Portland, Maine. Give Carlos Ortiz a great "Welcome back to Boston." For tickets call; Ring 4 President Mickey Finn, at (617) 838-0055. To Joey DeGrandis, Jo- seph M. Downes, Paul Doyle, Jimmy Farrell Jr., 2011 Golden Gloves in Fight City Lowell, Rick Kielczweski Sr., Richle LaMontagne, Thomas Lee, Joann Livermento, Dennis Marrese, CES Fight Family member Michael Parente, Scott Ploof, and World Champion Vinny Paz. You are all great members of our fight-family. Vinny Paz was on television recently. On "The Doctors." It was a good show. I guess you can say that Doctor Vinny Paz is a legitimate surgeon. I saw him perform surgeries, on his opponents. You're all great, and you are what this Fight Family is all about. Fighters, fans, officials, pro- motional teammates, the media, the medical person- nel, and all others involved in our fight world. Oh yeah. We can't forget wives, girl- friends, .children and par- ents of fighters. Also the many great female fighters now. Husbands and boy- friends, help support part- ners that fight. All are doing well. Kevin McBride The Kevin McBride versus Tomasz Adamek fight is re- scheduled for April 94 in New Jersey, at Newark's Pruden- tial Center. Adamek is a very good boxer. He appears faster and shorter than Kevin McBride. In this fight, I feel that Kevin McBride has got to make Adamek fight the fight that Kevin wants him to fight. It will be a difficult fight for Kevin, that he can win. Let him come to you. As soon as you see him, get set to come in and fight. Throw a two or three punch combi- nation at him. He might fake a few times coming in, to confuse you. If he does, con- fuse him. and don't get dis- couraged when he does. Throw the combination, and let him see just what he'll get hit with, if he does come in. Keep him busy. Don't just rest. Move and do something.. Do anything. Touch his head, or side. Remember how Willie Pep always kept his opponents confused? He kept opponents over alert, by al- ways touching them, or do- ing something to keep them "Over alertF Then when they relaxed? The fight was over. Keep his mind busy. Adamek is 6' 2.5". Kevin, practice bringing your hand right back to the side of your head, at- ter punching. Don't mind if he appears to be faster than you are.. You'll win. Remem- ber May 25, 1980. Gerry Cooney defeated Jimmy Young in Atlantic City. Gerry Cooney won by way of a TKO in four. The similarity? Both Gerry Cooney and Kevin McBride are 6' 6". Tomasz Adamek, is 6' 2.5" and closer in style and speed, to the also clever 6'1" Jimmy Young. They're two different fighters. These similarities show that McBride, has the style and ability to beat Ademak. He's a great fighter. Fast, and loaded with talent. Remember? Make him fight your fight. "Be" in great shape. Yourself and your trainers, know what to do. "Win!" Heavyweight Chris Arreola (30-2, 26 KOs) stopped Joey Abell (27-5, 26 KOs) in Cali- fornia. One of the losses that Arreola has was to Tomasz Ademak. GQ Magazine for February of 2011, has Muhammad All on its cover. The article is titled "25 Coolest Athletes of all time." Haggler fights Mariusz "Polish Giant" Wach (23-0, 11 KOs), February 19th in New Jersey. No! It's not Mar- velous Marvin Hagler mak- ing a comeback as a heax~r weight. Marvin is always in great shape. That's Heavy- weight Jonathan Haggler (23-3, 18 KOs). He's fighting Mariusz Wach. Anderson Silva is quite the fighter in the UFC ranks. He defeated top fighter Yitor Belfort, retaining his UFC middleweight championship for his 9th title defense. Anderson Silva is quite the fighter. His nickname is "The Spider". In another bout, Forrest Griffin defeated Rich "Ace" Franklin by unanimous decision 29-28 on all three scorecards. UPCOMING FIGHTS February 25th ESPN2: Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz & Maxim Vlasov vs. Issac Chilemba. March 12th Showtime PPV: Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayoga WBA Jr. Middle- weight Title; Miguel Vazquez vs. Leonardo Zappavigna IBF lightweight title; Christy Martin vs. Dakota Stone Jr. middleweights; March 19th on Showtime: Lucian Bute vs. Brian Magee IBF Super middleweight Title; Steve Molitor vs. Takakalani Ndlovu IBF Jr. featherweight title; Vitali Klitschko vs 0dlanier Solis WBC Heavy- weight Title, in Germany; March 26th New Jersey, Matt Remillard vs Miguel Angel Garcia, feather- weights. April I= on ESPN2: Henry Lundy vs Richard Abril; April 9th New Jersey: Tomasz Adamek vs. Kevin McBride Heavyweights. May 7th Las Vegas: Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley, WBO welterweight title fight. HOOPS and HOCKEY in the HUB by Richard Preiss If Kaberle were a few years younger, if the Bruins were really low in the standings and were on the bubble concerning whether they would qualify for this year's post season play- offs, then this move might make the difference in that direction. The keys to how far the Bruins will advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs are al- ready in place. They are goaltenders Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask plus a number of skaters. On Presidents' Day Thomas was leading the entire in NHL with a 2.02 goals against average. In ad- dition, four Bruins -- Andrew Ference, Brad Mar-chand, Adam McQuaid and Patrice Bergeron -- were among the league's top 16 in plus minus with a plus 20 or higher. Peter Chiarelli once described his job in a succinct manner -- to have the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. That was correct and this move might go a little way toward that objective. Whether it was worth the sig- nificant price that was paid -- and may continue to be paid depending on the out- come of Colborne's career and .the quality of the player Toronto drafts with the Bruins' pick ~ remains to be seen. If Chiarelli made the right call -- and there's a parade through the streets of Boston this spring -- then he will rightly 'be hailed. And if the Bruins are not playing in early June, then it will be a call that was high and out- side. High (as in the prices paid) and outside -- as that's where the Bruins will be left when the Stanley Cup eel- A RENTAL OR A KEEPER? -- Much has been made of the Bruins deal with the Maple Leafs that resulted in the acquisition of defenseman Tomas Kaberle from Toronto for a very steep price. That price was the B's send- ing top prospect Joe Colborne north of the border along with their own first round pick in this June's NHL draft. And they might lose their 2012 second round pick to Toronto if they resign Kaberle over the summer or make this year's Stanley Cup Finals. GM Peter Chiarelli has said that he feels that contract negotiations with the unre- stricted free agent should go smoothly this summer. There's just one problem. As an unrestricted free agent Kaberle will be free to negoti- ate a deal with any other NHL club (including the Maple Leafs) as of July 1. There could well be competition for his services. Heading into the last full week of February there were 23 regular season games left on the schedule with an undetermined number of playoff games to follow. Remember that even before the impact of the various trades the team made can be assessed the B's were lead- ing the Northeast Division on Presidents' Day and were fourth in the Eastern Confer- ence with 73 points behind just Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay_ In addition. they led the conference in one of the most vital statisti- cal categories: fewest goals allowed with 144. We're not saying the Bruins can't be improved because all teams can be. What is the crux of the matter ig whether the action taken is worth the ebrations begin. price in the short run. To put FINALLY FOR NORTHEAST- it squarely: Is Kaberle a ERN -- It was quite a week player that will make the difference between advancing to the Stanley Cup finals or taking an early dismissal as in past years? And also important: will he be around when training camp opens in September? Is he a rental or a keeper? Globe writer Kevin, Paul Dupont recently noted that Kaberle had not scored a power play goal this season (although he had assisted on 22 such scores). So he's a setup man which is good. He's also 32 which is starting to get on the old side of hockey. After all, how many players like Mark Recchi are there in the NHL? Add in a $4.25 million contract that's up for renegotiation this summer and you begin to see the downside. In addition, there were reports that Kaberle did not want move from the Ca- nadian city where he had spent his entire 12-year NHL career. "The player did not want to leave," Toronto GM Brian Burke told the Associ- ated Press. "He asked for a contract extension several times." Does that mean the Bruins have acquired a player who would rather be somewhere else? for Northeastern University hockey. It started with a 7-6 toss in the Beanpot Championship game to Bos- ton College, the Number 1 ranked team in the country. But that was only round one. The same teams still had two more games remaining that week. On Friday, just four days after the Beanpot, NU pro- ceeded to tie the Eagles 7-7 at The Heights. Then on Saturday, the Huskies hosted BC and came away with a 2-I victory against the top- ranked Eagles. The big victory gave North- eastern a berth in the up- coming Hockey East playoffs with NU netminder Chris Rawlings almost posting a shutout since BC didn't score until 2:11 remained in the game. There was also a bit of irony since the person who built the program was not behlnd the bench. That would be NU head coach Greg Cronin who was suspended while the university investigated pos- sible recruiting violations involving telephone conversa- tions and text messages. Assistant Sebastien Laplante will serve as head coach until the situation is resolved.