Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Following his impressive victory over Cliff Couser last Thursday at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (31-1, 19 KOs) declared himself ready for his WBO World Heavyweight Championship Challenge early in 2008.
“I’m looking forward to the winner of (Sultan) Ibragimov and (Evander) Holyfield taking on his mandatory fight with me,” said Thompson, who gives the undefeated Russian (21-0-1, 17 KO) a slight edge to retain his WBO World Heavyweight Title against the former undisputed champion in Moscow on October 13.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I made the mistake of staying up late last night to watch the heavyweight contest between prospects Tony “Tiger” Thompson and Tibor Igragimov. I expected a decent, competitive battle. Thompson had a good record and had defeated Dominick Guinn. Please don’t be too quick to write off Guinn who holds a legit win over Britain’s Audley Harrison. Thompson’s win over Guinn gave him some stature. Tibor’s only loss was a disappointing decision to Calvin Brock. Nevertheless Brock’s only loss has been to Wladimir Klitschko so Tibor’s loss couldn’t really take away too much credibility.
The Thompson-Ibragimov match was in a word: BORING! I understand that Thompson got a late start in boxing at age 27. Now at 35 he needs to make his move. On paper it was a good win. I gave Tony seven of ten rounds but I was far from impressed. He did what he had to do to win. He used his height and reach to get off first and pile up points. Ibragimov was just unable to get inside and work effectively. It was just a dull, uneventful fight, PERIOD.
I can not see Thompson being a major player in a weak heavyweight division. I think a good fight for him would be against fringe contender DeVarryl Williamson. They have similar styles but Thompson is physically bigger. Still Williamson has some pop in his right hand and it would be interesting to see someone test the Tiger’s chin.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Tony Thompson won a 10 round decision over Timor Ibragimov last night at the Playboy Mansion.
Thompson pressured Ibragimov the entire fight and Timor was unable to do anything without receiving a flurry of punches from Thompson.
Forget about the fight though, something even bigger was revealed last night - Timor and Sultan Ibragimov aren’t cousins!!!!!!111
I know, I’m as shocked as you! The announcers on FSN last night stated that despite just about the entire world reporting that they are cousins, they are in fact just close friends who happen to share the same last name. Amazing…
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
With a combined record of 49-2-1, it is amazing that Timor Ibragimov (21-1-1, 13 KOs) and Tony Thompson (28-1, 17 KOs) haven’t already received a well-earned shot at the World Heavyweight Title. So on Friday, February 16, at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California, these highly-avoided warriors will do things the old fashioned way by fighting each other and leaving no doubt as to which fighter is truly the most deserving contender.
Ibragimov-Thompson, which is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing, will be telecast live on a special boxing edition of Fox Sports Net’s “Best Damn Sports Show Period”.