Category “Philip Anselmo”

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 Heavyweight Championship and unification bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David…

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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 history is at hand. When IBO Light Heavy Champ Bernard…

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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 undefeated, undisputed Heavyweight Champ version of “Iron” Mike Tyson for…

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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 summer with World/IBF/IBO/WBO Champ Wladimir Klitschko in a unification bout….

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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” Peter, 34-4, 27 KO’s in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on April 2nd…

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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… Every boxer and trainer are pretty much going to say…

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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: I like Donaire a lot, he was so impressive in…

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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 is often consulted by the team of one of the…

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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 has got a pretty sturdy beard. Part of me says,…

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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: I think Boytsov stops Povetkin. Scoop Malinowski: Wow. Both of…

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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 extremely hard, and will fight with desperation and with some…

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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 boxing style and which boxers exemplify it: “Well, my weight…

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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 has a decent chin, he can go the distance, he…

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