Phil Anselmo

Worlds Colliding: Phil Anselmo Interviews 50 Cent About Music & Boxing!

Boxing Insider Exclusive Interview with 50-Cent BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO I am so far removed from pop-culture, it’s pitiful. My foundations (for those of you who know me) are well laid and stern to the point of outright deafening indifference …



Tyson Fury Cruises To UD Win Over Kevin Johnson

by Johnny Walker and Philip H. Anselmo Showcasing the controlled side of his boxing personality last seen in his win over Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora, rising Anglo-Irish heavyweight Tyson Fury cruised to a unanimous decision win over American Kevin “Kingpin” …



Philip H. Anselmo: The Seth Mitchell Interview

INTERVIEW WITH SETH MITCHELL- BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO Philip Anselmo-“Hello Seth! So tell me big guy, you come from a football background eh?” Seth Mitchell- “Yes sir.” PA- “What position did you play?” SM- “Middle linebacker. I definitely plugged those …



Philip H. Anselmo: Emanuel Steward Talks Wladimir Klitschko vs Thompson

PHILIP H. ANSELMO: “JUST HUNG UP WITH EMANUEL” PT. 2 BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO I speak with Emanuel Steward, Kronk guru and trainer of heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko before the champ’s every fight. It has become a strange-but-killer sort of …



Philip H. Anselmo: Can Tim Bradley Defeat Manny Pacquiao?

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO I’ve read just about everything concerning Manny Pacquiao over the past many months; religious rants and gay marriage opinions galore etc. etc. etc. But I’ve read little about the strategy he will employ for his upcoming …



Philip H Anselmo: Observations on Floyd Mayweather, Canelo & This Weekends Fights

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO While I can’t say I was completely surprised by this past weekend’s events inside the ring, some moments did stir some emotion out of my elderly guts. First off, I quite enjoyed the scrap for the …



Philip H. Anselmo’s Heavyweight Rankings #2 Updated 3/5/12

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO To paraphrase my first article on these ratings, “My ratings do not follow the average fair, and alphabet titles are irrelevant to a certain degree. I base these ratings on talent, accomplishments, and/or setbacks and losses. …



Philip H. Anselmo’s 2012 Heavyweight Ratings PT 1

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO (OBVIOUSLY) I am a list maker. This is a little-known facet of my life that I hold dear. I’m also obsessed with the heavyweight division, as torturous as that may sound. My ratings do not follow …



Philip H. Anselmo: Remembering Ron Lyle

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO In the late 1980’s, maybe even the very, very early ‘90’s, my Ultra-stocked collection of fights from all over the world (on the now old, bulky and somewhat useless VHS format) was getting out of hand. …



Phil Anselmo: Who is the Pound for Pound Best? Pt 1

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO This is no precise science, so I’m winging it here. When you see most PFP lists, fighters from all weight classes are lumped in together. I figured I’d make it easy-ish on you readers out there …



Phil Anselmo: Heavyweight Double-Header, 2 QUICK PREDICTIONS!

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO This coming weekend (Saturday August 27th), there’s a heavyweight double-header that is absolutely relevant, so here’s my picks. As the card goes, first up, undefeated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius will try and extend his unbeaten …



Phil Anselmo: Tyson Fury – Is He For Real?

By Philip H. Anselmo After watching Tyson Fury’s victory over Dereck Chisora, I had to let the fight sink in a bit before writing a single blurb. I re-watched it. I listened to the normally spot-on Al Bernstein’s detailed description …



Phil Anselmo: Can Manny Pacquiao Really Beat Floyd Mayweather?

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO Alright. If you’ve read my writing before, this is old news, but I am (or can be) a very biased writer. I love the great sport of boxing and it’s zany characters that define it. But …



Philip H. Anselmo: Dereck Chisora vs Tyson Fury – Who Will Prevail?

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO There is a fight of interest in the heavyweight division on the horizon that does not contain the name “Klitschko”. On July 23rd, massive Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KO’s) will be challenging Dereck Chisora (14-0, 9 …



Philip H Anselmo: 7 Year B!#ch: Wladimir Klitschko Whoops David Haye

7-YEAR BITCH: WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO WHOOPS DAVID HAYE BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO Ok. By now most of us have seen the uber-anticipated heavyweight unification fight between now unified WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko and former WBA-strapsman David Haye. I will not go …



PHILIP H. ANSELMO: Just Got off the Phone with Emanuel Steward

By PHILIP H. ANSELMO I just hung the phone up. It’s June 27th and my good friend and trainer of champions, Emanuel Steward took his precious time to field a phone call from yours truly to comment on Saturday’s blockbuster …



Phil Anselmo: Pascal – Hopkins II Preview – Can B-Hop Do It?

JEAN PASCAL-BERNARD HOPKINS II: CAN B-HOP DO IT? BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO In case you’ve been living under a rock like me the past few weeks, this upcoming weekend should drag us all collectively out from under it because potential …



Philip H. Anselmo: Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley Preview

THE WAY I SEE IT: MANNY PACQUIAO VS. SHANE MOSLEY BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO I just got home from a short run with my band DOWN, and it kicked ass, so my brain is simmering back to a slow boil, …



Philip H. Anselmo: What If David Haye Wins?

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO As boxing fans, we’ve all had our favorite fighters. The credo of “May the best man win” doesn’t always apply when your favorite fighter is involved. You just want your guy to win, period. Take the …



Philip Anselmo: Will Wlad’s Stubble Burst His (Own) Bubble?

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO (in cahoots with the BI staff and other choice boxing icons) We’re taking a look at how us “insiders” feel about Wladimir Klitschko’s chin and how it will hold up in his up-coming unification bout with …



Philip H Anselmo: Is David Haye’s Beard Fake?

IS DAVID HAYE’S BEARD FAKE? BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO (in cahoots with the Boxinginsider staff) This is an ongoing debate on what “insiders” think about WBA Heavyweight Champ Davey Haye’s chin, and how it will hold-up in his showdown this …



Philip H. Anselmo: Wladimir Klitshko vs David Haye – Initial Thoughts – ALL Over Again!

BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO Man, I promised myself there was no way in heck I’d buy into this whole mess again until I saw both guys in the ring, wearing trunks, gloves-on and with Michael Buffer introducing them in elongated …



Philip H Anselmo: Playing The Pick’em Game, Helenius vs Peter

PLAYING THE PICK ‘EM GAME 2011: ROBERT “THE NORDIC NIGHTMARE” HELENIUS VS. SAMUEL “THE NIGERIAN NIGHTMARE” PETER BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO Undefeated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius, 14-0, 9 KO’s faces hard-punching former WBC strap holder Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” …



Philip H. Anselmo Analyzes Klitschko vs. Chisora

UPDATE: Klitschko is now fighting David Haye. By Scoop Malinowski Regarding the confident talk emanating from the Derek Chisora training camp, boxing commentator and historian Philip H. Anselmo shares his thoughts on the upcoming Wladimir Klitschko vs. Derek Chisora showdown… …



Donaire vs. Montiel Analysis by Philip H. Anselmo

One of the most exciting fighters on the planet today Nonito Donaire will challenge WBC/WBO Bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel this weekend. I consulted with resident boxing expert and historian Philip H. Anselmo for his take on the hotly-anticipated showdown… Scoop: …



Philip H. Anselmo on Nonito Donaire’s Deadly Left Hook

Philip H. Anselmo is best known as a world-renowned musician and lead vocalist for super group’s like Pantera and Down, but he is also a boxing historian, expert and strategist. So respected is Anselmo for his pugilistic acumen that he …



Philip H. Anselmo’s Analysis of Froch vs. Abraham

Carl Froch is the naturally bigger guy, and Arthur Abraham is the more gifted boxer. Abraham came on waaaaaay too late in his last DQ debacle vs. Andre Dirrell however, in my opinion, King Arthur also has power, but Froch …



Philip H. Anselmo’s Boxing Roundtable Nov. 2010

Discussion about up and coming heavyweights – the 28-0 (23 KO’s) Denis Boytsov and 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rachim Tschachkijew’s recent knockout victories spurs the latest Philip Anselmo e-roundtable discussion … featuring Lou DiBella and Johnny Bos. Johnny Bos: …



Philip H. Anselmo Breaks Down Vitali Klitschko vs. Shannon Briggs

Some ring observers believe that WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko could be in some danger in his next (fifth) title defense against Shannon Briggs in October. Briggs knows he is down to his last chance, is said to be training …



Talkin’ Boxing with Philip H. Anselmo

Boxing historian, columnist/musician/Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints supporter and friend, Philip H. Anselmo recently discussed boxing and music… Anselmo, who has trained boxing for decades and actually had a boxing trainer accompany him on concert tours, discusses his own …



Philip Anselmo Analyzes Klitschko vs. Sosnowski

Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KO’s) can be effective when he wants. He’s a bit inconsistent. But with saying that, the former European heavyweight champion is A LOT better than advertised – he’s got GOOD stamina, he’s strong, he …



Philip Anselmo Quick Blog From Romania

6-ft.-7 Kevin Price is highly touted, but old-ish at 34. (Tor) Hamer is a late starter, but should learn from this (six-round split decision loss on Khan-Malignaggi undercard in NYC). Good fight for an undercard. I gotta get this. BTW, …



Philip H. Anselmo Reports On Huck’s KO Win Over Minto: Round by Round

Round 1: Minto plods forward straight to the champion, minus a jab, looking for openings. Huck looks to be playing the part of counter-puncher. Huck’s hands are obviously faster. The champ’s punches are sharper as well, but nothing of note …



Philip H. Anselmo Asks: MIGUEL COTTO: CAN HE WIN?

The biggest question going into the Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman fight is not whether Cotto can win, it’s how much left is there of the former WBA/WBO welterweight champ? Is his chin permanently dented? Is there any way he can reclaim, …



Philip H. Anselmo Talks Boxing

BoxingInsider.com’s columnist Philip H. Anselmo may be super busy running his House Core Records label and consulting strategic advice to certain prominent boxers but he talked a little boxing in his recent interview with ArtistDirect.com’s Rick Florino… The rest of …



Playing The Pick ‘Em Game 2009 Part II

Arthur will beat Jermain over 12 decisively. Taylor will gain a personal victory by making it the 12 round distance, but will get out-hustled down the stretch, again. Abraham will open a lot of=2 0eyes after this performance. His skill-level …



What Would Happen If The Klitschko Brothers Retired Tomorrow?

Hypothetically, if the ultra-dominant Klitschko brothers were to hang up the gloves tomorrow, what would become of today’s heavyweight landscape in the aftermath? Besides the supporters of the brothers, who believe that “The Klitschko” approach to the sweet science is …



Emanuel Steward to Train Fury?

With Wladimir Klitschko in his prime, and the only world champ representing The KRONK gym, head trainer Emanuel Steward is always on the lookout for young, raw talent. And “raw” is the operative word when he told me (about a …



Philip H. Anselmo’s Boxing Roundtable September 2009

It’s been a while but BoxingInsider.com columnist and leader of the band DOWN Philip H. Anselmo rolled into New York City on September 11 to perform at the completely sold out Nokia Theater in Times Square and of course before …



Philip H. Anselmo Plays The Pick ‘Em Game 2009

What will be the deciding factor in the upcoming Vitali Klitschko— Cristobal Arreola bout? Klitschko’s advanced age and supposed slower reflexes, or Arreola’s weight issues and lack of top-10 experience? That’s easy; Arreola’s glaring deficiencies. Look for Chris to show …



P.H. Anselmo: Haye Pulls Out Of Klitschko Fight, And Now What?

HAYE PULLS OUT OF KLITSCHKO FIGHT, AND NOW WHAT? BY PHILIP H. ANSELMO After all the boasts, head-decapitating predictions etc. David Haye has seemingly squirmed out of the fight, set for the 20th of this month of June, against #1 …



Philip H. Anselmo: Is The WBA HWT Title On A Different Planet?

Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away, on a remote planet, there’s a passive, prehistoric look-a-like named Nicolay Valuev, the present



Finally! Klitschko Is Mad! By Philip H. Anselmo

Wladimir Klitschko has always been a great ambassador for boxing. He (and big brother Vitali) have given healthy donations



The Destruction Of A Myth By Philip H. Anselmo

Utilizing the absolutely perfect game plan, freshly crowned WBA welterweight champion “Sugar” Shane Mosely (46-5, 39 KO’s) out-boxed, and knocked out 4-1….



Philip H. Anselmo: The Retired Journeyman

A trained; composed; skilled fist can strike out at an opponent for only so long before it connects directly into the hearts of loved



Philip H. Anselmo’s Roundabout Meeting with Freddie Roach!

Our very own ace columnist Philip H. Anselmo had the good fortune last week to make a totally unexpected connection



SICK OF IT: Cain vs Abel Revisited?

By Philip H. Anselmo: You know, every media source imaginable insists that in order to determine the



Telling it Like It Is: Appreciating The One & Only Roy Jones

Our latest episode of “Telling It Like It Is” focuses on the great Roy Jones Jr. Where does he stand legacy-wise?



Encore: Philip H. Anselmo’s Open Letter To Wladimir Klitschko

Six weeks ago musician/boxing writer Philip H. Anselmo wrote an open letter to Wladimir Klitschko which



Kelly Pavlik Q&A by Philip H. Anselmo

Philip Anselmo is a rock and roll icon, having sold over 30,000,000 records with Pantera, Super Joint Ritual and currently Down. The Louisianan’s passion is boxing and



Celebrity Boxing Fan: Musician Philip Anselmo

By Scoop Malinowski Hard, heavy rock music might play only a bantamweight’s role in the theater of boxing, but boxing definitely is a huge inspiration in Philip Anselmo’s life. The former vocalist and songwriter of mega band Pantera, and current …






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