Tuesday, June 19, 2007

NO HOLDS BARRED: Come Clean, Royce Gracie 

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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman makes a public but personal appeal to MMA and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie, who fought on the June 2 K-1 Dynamite card in Los Angeles and tested positive for steroid use: Come clean, Royce Gracie.

    Here is the full statement regarding Royce Gracie issued Monday, June 18, 2007, by the California State Athletic Commission:

    For immediate release:

    As a result of the various inquiries that we have received, the California State Athletic Commission contacted the laboratory that performed the testing on Mr. Royce Gracie's anabolic agent/masking agent sample and obtained detailed information regarding the test.

    A normal person could have a level of 2 ng/mL of Nandrolone that the human body could potentially produce and an athlete that has just completed rigorous physical exercise could have a level of 6 ng/mL.

    We received a written response from the laboratory's Director of Science and Technology confirming the positive "A" sample and positive "B" sample.

    Both samples provided by Mr. Gracie had a level of over 50 ng/mL and we were informed that the level itself was so elevated that it would not register on the laboratory's calibrator.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Armando Garcia, Executive Officer.

    Bill Douglas
    Staff Services Analyst
    California State Athletic Commission

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    Thanks to Matthew Kaplowitz and Zach! 

    Special thanks go out to Matthew Kaplowitz for the caricature he drew of me, and to Zach for making a NO HOLDS BARRED banner.

    Both are also on this blog and my
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    It renews my belief that the combat sports can teach people to act positively. You guys are the best!

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    Monday, June 18, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Ricky Hatton, Paulie Malignaggi, Keisha Morrisey 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman focuses on boxing's talent-rich but chaotic 140-pound division.

    There are five fighters who currently hold more-or-less major world titles in this division: WBC champ Junior Witter of the UK, WBA champ Souleymane M'baye of France, new IBF champ Paulie Malignaggi of the US, WBO champ Ricardo Torres of Colombia, and Ricky Hatton of the UK who holds The Ring magazine's belt and is considered the linear champion by some.

    This past Saturday night, June 16, Malignaggi (32-1, 5 KOs) took a 12-round shutout decision over Lovemore N'dou (45-9-1, 30 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., to capture his belt.

    This coming Saturday night, June 23, Hatton (42-0, 30 KOs) faces former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo (55-7-1, 47 KOs) in a 12-round fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    First, we get a report from Keisha Morrisey of Bloodline Boxing Entertainment who covered the Mohegan Sun show from ringside. We discuss Malignaggi's victory over N'dou, the disappointing televised co-feature between Andre Dirrell and Curtis Stevens, and some of the young prospects on the non-televised undercard whose performances were noteworthy and entertained the fans.

    We next speak with the new IBF 140-pound champ, Paulie Malignaggi, to get his take on what is undoubtedly the biggest victory of his pro career.

    And we speak with the man everyone seems to be gunning for in this division,
    Ricky Hatton, about how he is approaching this fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

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