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Thoroughbred's pound4pound king!

So which horse is really the pound4pound greatest thoroughbred of all time?

We have compiled a list of horses which are no doubt the greatest horses of all time. However, only 1 can be the pound4pound king! American Pharoah Secretariat, Man O’ War, Seabiscuit, Phar Lap, Black Caviar, Ruffian, Frankel, Zenyatta, Citation, Seattle Slew.

American Pharoah went wire to wire in the Belmont Stakes making him the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Not since Affirmed crossed the wire in 1978 had this been done. He was a 2 time grade 1 winner of the Del Mar Furturity. Triple digit beyers in his 7 stake starts which were all wins. American Phorah estimated value in this day and age of racing is estimated to be at 50 million dollars. A sure pound4pound great!

Secretariat is the fastest horse on dirt from 1 3/16 to 1 5/8 miles in history. He won all 16 races by a landslide, never even having a photo finish. Most call Secretariat the Pound4Pound greatest horse of all time.

Man O’ War, Also known as “Big Red” Only career loss came when the starter opened the gates before the horse was in position. In 2006, Big Red was voted the greatest horse to ever live. Pound4Pound has been used in the same sentence as “Big Red”

Seabiscuit is the most undersized horse and was often asked to race carrying weight. That being said, he beat War Admiral by 4 lengths. A huge fan favorite and even had a movie produced his name. Most know the name but those who were lucky enough to see him race call him a Pound4Pound great.

Phar Lap Won 32 of 35 races including The Melbourne Cup which is Australia’s biggest race. Won 2 cox plates and holds a 14 race winning streak. Sadly, this horse was poisoned by American mobsters. This pound4pound contender unfortunately never had the chance to show the world how great he really was.

Black Caviar is known as the fastest sprinter ever. Black Caviar was never beaten and had tremendous cruising speed. A true master at 6 furlongs. For sure pound4pound great at a short distance.

Ruffian was certainly a pound4pound contender until she snapped her ankle at the starting gate after banging her left shoulder. After 8 hours of trying to save her life she was put to rest. Her final resting place is at Belmont Park in the infield with her nose pointed at the finish line.

Frankel was known as the sure shot at the track if there is ever is such a thing. He was unbeaten in 11 races and won most going away. His specialty was 7-8 furlongs and his split times were even faster than Secretariat. A sure poundpound contender.

Zenyatta won every race except for one. She won the Breeders Cup Classic at the ripe age of 5 against the boys! Pound4Pound greatest? Some say she is.

Citation was 27 for 29 as a 3 year old. Won the Jersey Stakes by 11 lengths in the midst of the Triple Crown. Easily blew away the field in the Pimlico Stake. In 1948 he won the Triple Crown. Surely is on the pound4pound list, maybe even #1!

Seattle Slew became the 10th Triple Crown winner and the 1st undefeated. Came back from a very serious injury to defeat Affirmed. Pound4Pound contender for certain!

So folks, there you have it! Since there can only be 1, #1 we at Pound4PoundWear are going to go with Secretariat! We would like to here your thoughts and comments in the below section.

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Pound4Pound Floyd vs Pound4Pound Manny

Pound4Pound vs Pound4Pound to see who is truly the Pound4Pound King! On May 2, 2015 history will be made when Floyd “Money” Mayweather 47-0 (26 Ko’s) puts his undefeated record on the line vs Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio 57-5-2 (38 Ko’s). A fight that has been in talks for 5 plus years will finally come to fruition and will become the biggest event in all of sports.  The world will momentarily stop as these two warriors do battle.  Crime rates will drop significantly, Las Vegas hotel rooms will be booked to capacity, liquor sales will increase 20% and millions of dollars will be wagered..  This fight will become the biggest fight of all time trumping Ali/Frazier, Leonard/Duran, Holmes/Norton, Hagler/Hearns, Chavez/Taylor and all the other classics.  Floyd has certainly earned his name “MONEY” as he will make north of $150 million as “PACMAN” is set to make a minimum of $100 million. Payouts can be higher if more than 3 million pay-per-views are sold.  Mayweather’s earnings for this fight alone will make him the highest yearly paid athlete ever , he will surpass Tiger Woods who made an inflation adjusted 125 million in 2008. Bob  Arum, Pacquaio’s promoter said revenues can surpass 400 million.  The breakdown is as follows; 15,000 tickets sold at MGM Grand Arena $74 million, foreign right sales $35 million, and the X factor which is Pay-Per-View sales.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting the fight will cost $89.00 with a high def version being offered at $99.00.

Tune in May 2 to see who is truly the #1 and only Pound4Pound King of the Ring!

 

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Lennox Allen impresses, now 18-0 (11 Ko's)

Pound4Pound Wear sponsored fighter Lennox  “2 Sharpe” Allen improved to 18-0 (11 Ko’s) knocking out Kojo Issah 14-2-1 (7 Ko’s) in impressive fashion last night at B.B. King in Times Square, NYC.  Kojo had an impressive record entering the fight with only one loss in 16 bouts. In the first round both fighters came out cautious feeling each other out. Kojo was cagey and crafty sometimes dangerous leading with his head, but Allen got the better of the exchanges. In the second round Allen started pounding Kojo to the body and landing.  Allen ripped two hard body shots that landed clean to Kojo’s ribs dropping him instantly. Kojo was unable to meet the 10 count ending the bout 51 seconds into round 2.

Allen remains undefeated and is looking to have a breakout year after an injury and opponent issues had him sidelined in 2014.  This win should put Allen in the top 10 ranking at super middleweight in the various “alphabet” organizations.  ” We look to get Allen right back in the ring in the next  month or two so he can get a few more rounds under his belt. After that we will be looking for a bigger fight against any one of the champions at 168 or top contenders”, stated Steven Heid manager to Allen. “This is our year, I felt great and was happy to be back in the square circle. I knew I hurt him as soon as I connected. I heard him wince and he went down immediately. This is the year I become world champion” stated Allen.

 

 

 

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LET'S GO TO THE SCORECARDS, NO DON'T!

Pound4Pound Wear the maker of athletic sports apparel and accessories was the official sponsor of Tyson Cave in his WBA WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT which took place Friday night,  December  11, 2014 vs Oscar Escandon.  The bout was the co-main event live on ESPN2 from Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA.  According to the judges scorecards, Tyson who is referred to as “Prince of Hali” dropped a SD, the scores were as follow : Raul Caiz Jr 111-117 | judge: Tony Crebs 113-115 | judge: Max DeLuca 115-113.  After the decision was announced, Teddy Atlas the highly respected boxing analyst who was also calling the fight  went on an epic rant and referred to the judges decision as robbery and corruption in boxing! The video can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZDjvGm0OVg   ESPN2 home viewers scored the fight in favor of Cave 120-108 sweeping all 12 rounds.

In other action over on HBO Saturday night, former two division title holder Tim Bradley clearly looked like he did what he needed to do in an action filled fight against the game Diego Chaves.  However, when Michael Buffer read the scorecards, the approx 2,500 in attendance were dumbfounded.  The official scores read, Judge Burt Clements scored it 115-113 for Bradley, Julie Lederman surprisingly had it 116-112 for Chaves and Craig Metcalfe had it 114-114. ESPN.com had it for Bradley 119-109.  Lederman’s father, HBO unofficial judge Harold Lederman, had it 116-112 for Bradley.

On the same card the co-main event  featured, Mauricio Herrera vs Jose Benavidez  for the WBA WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE.  It has appeared that Herrera had dominated the fight and did all he needed to retain his title, however the only 3 scores that counted were those of the three judges which cost Herrera his world title along with what may have been millions in purses. Max DeLuca and Eric Cheek scored the bout it 116-112 for Benavidez, while the third judge, the normally reliable Dave Moretti of Las Vegas had it 117-111 for Benavidez. Yahoo Sports scored it 117-111 for Herrera, as did Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com and Steve Kim of UCN Live.com.  Herrera clearly landed the harder cleaner shots, the fans were in shock when the official decision was rendered. “I don’t understand anymore,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Bradley’s promoter, adding that he thought  the scoring was as bad as the scoring that gave Bradley a hugely controversial split-decision win against Manny Pacquiao in their first fight.

At Pound4Pound we sponsor many athletes in many different sports, but  Founder Steven Heid who is also a successful boxing manager has a huge love for the sport and likes to give back to the fighters.  “A sport I love so much that I have grown up watching with my father since the age of 7 is in serious jeopardy.  These decisions are horrendous, three robbery’s in one night.  If you walked into a bank with a gun and stole the cash, you would be locked up so why should this be any different?  It is time for change, it is time for a national commission.  These fighters train there butts off and fight to survive, they fight for their life and they fight for their family.  Being a professional boxer is not like being a MLB pitcher, if you have a bad day on the mound you go home and shake it off.  If you have a bad day in the square circle, as horrible as it sounds the reality is you may never go home. To see something like this happen makes me sick to my stomach. Along with the millions of dollars gambled on boxing events each year, these so called judges are gambling with peoples lives.  A federal investigation needs to be seriously considered.  Our sport is dying, who wants to watch a kid win 12 rounds decisively and lose the fight?  It’s a joke, no wonder why boxing the sport I love so much is on the decline while MMA has become the fastest growing sport in the world. In addition to a national commission there should be a discussion about health coverage and benefits. The NFL, NBA and MLB all have associations looking out for their athletes best interest.  Just recently the NFL agreed to pay a 765 million dollar settlement related to concusssions to 18,000 former players.  Boxers fight for peanuts compared to other athletes. The reality is that in boxing 1% of the fighters make 99% of the money.  Most of these fighters are coming off the streets trying to support their family and make a living, for most of them this is their full time job and all they know.  To see them get robbed like this is unacceptable, it is time for change!.” said Heid.

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Tyson Cave fight will be for WBA World Title!

Pound4Pound Wear the maker of  men and women’s sports apparel is happy to announce a partnership with Tyson “Prince of Hali” Cave.

Tyson Cave is coming off a big win against the highly touted Sebastian Gauthier, which has now put in him in line to face hard hitting Columbian, Oscar Escandon.  The fight will take place Thursday night, Decemeber 11 live on ESPN2 from Temecula, California. The thirteen fight card is stacked with great talent and features; Austin Trout, Antonio Tarver; Edwin Rodrigquez, Sergio Mora, Marcus Browne, Terrell Gausha, Gerald Washington, Rico Ramos and several other high profile names. However, there is no question the main event tops them all, as Tyson Cave will be fighting for the WBA BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

Cave comes into the fight sporting a very impressive 24-2 (8Ko) record and hails from Halifax, Canada which he proudly represents. Escandons record is equally impressive at 23-1 (16Ko’s) and fights out of Ibague, Columbia. Escandon eliminated Cave from the 2004 Olympic trials, a fight Cave and many ringside observers believe he won.  The Columbian went on to fight in Athens, however did not medal.

This is a fight the fans want to see and and no doubt the biggest fight of both participants career.  The winner of this fight will go down in history as world champion which will lead to even bigger fights, along with bigger paydays.  Tyson Cave loves his hometown of Halifax, Canada thus sporting the name “Prince of Hali”.  There is no bigger opportunity for Tyson to put Halifax back on the map in terms of boxing history.  Halifax, Canada is not known as a boxing hot spot, however it did produce George “Little Chocolate” Dixon who stood at just 5’3  and weighed 87 pounds. Dixon in 1888 became the first African American to win a world title in any weight class. Other notable fighters from Halifax Canada include Kirk Johnson who lost in his two world title fights to John Ruiz and Vitali Klitschko, as well as Sam Langford who many believe was one of the best heavyweights in boxing history to never win a world title.  Langford beat Joe Gans and went 15 rounds with Jack Johnson while he weighed just 71 kg to Johnsons 84 kg.

Tune in Dec 11 to see an amazing night of boxing where the stakes are high, history remains in the balance and the book will soon be written

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Pound4Pound Wear in tonight's boxing main event!

Tune in tonight at 10 pm est. to Fox Sports 1 or Fox Deportes to see live boxing action from Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, C.A.  The main event features the always hard hitting Ed Paredes vs. slick Alan Sanchez.  Paredes comes into Sanchez’s backyard for a 10 round scheduled main event.  Paredes has an impressive record of 35-4-1 with 23 big wins coming by way of knockout.  In Paredes 40 fights he has only been stopped once inside the distance dating all the way back to Sept. 2007.  Sanchez also enters the ring with an  impressive record of 14-3-1 with 8 wins coming by way of knockout.  In Sanchez’s 18 fights he has never once touched the canvas.  On paper this looks to be a very intriguing fight between two guys that both have iron chins and are very well conditioned.  This fight should play out with the taller  6 ‘ 1″  Sanchez looking stay on the outside and box, controlling the fight with his jab against the shorter 5″ 10 ” Paredes.  On the other hand, Paredes will certainly be looking to make Sanchez his 24th knock out victim.  Paredes is a strong fighter with a huge right hand that can end the fight at anytime.  This is going to be a very fan friendly fight in which you will see the bull vs the matador scenario being played out.  Can Sanchez stay on the outside and stick his game plan for 10 full rounds, or will the man they call the Lion press the action and come up with the big knockout? Tune in tonight to find out and let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comment section below.

Pound4Pound Wear has sponsored Ed Paredes for this fight. Paredes will be entering the ring sporting the  pound4pound logo.  Paredes will be wearing a t-shirt and hat from the new pound4pound clothing  line which launched just two weeks ago.  Paredes t-shirt and hat along with many other items, styles, colors and accessories can be purchased at www.pound4poundwear.com.

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Pound 4 Pound letter from C.E.O. and Founder

A letter from CEO & Founder Steven Heid

Pound 4 Pound Clothing launched its website two weeks ago and we would like to take a moment to thank our customers. The response has been well received and sales are really starting to pick up. The t-shirts and hats are getting great reviews which is very exciting, especially since people have millions of other places to choose from where to spend their money.  I truly believe what sets us apart from our competitors is that we listen to our customers and take everything suggested to heart. We have seen several customers buy one of each t-shirt style we offer which we believe validates what we are doing and our belief.  This is a dream come true for us and we just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved and most importantly our customers.

We are currently working on new products that will include sweatshirts, women’s leggings, socks and dri-fit products.  We at pound4pound are very serious about our craft and want to make sure we offer the most comfortable and stylish apparel possible.

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Pound4Pound vs. Pound4Pound ?

The sports world is licking their chops to see the best vs. the best, there can only be one number one!  If I stop right there and don’t continue another sentence even the casual  sports fan will know who I am referring to. Yes, you guessed Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio.  Money  is currently 47-0 (26 Ko’s) while Pac is 57-5  (38 Ko’s). Pacman has reeled off three straight wins since his devastating KO loss to Juan Manuel Marques against top contenders Rios, Bradley (previous loss SD) and Algeri. Floyd on the other hand has an unblemished record.  Many believe the only competitive fight of his career was his first bout with the hard hitting Marcos Maidana. In their rematch Floyd dominated the fight winning an easy 12 round unamimous decision.

So what now? Social media and the internet has been exploding for years hoping for this fight.  In the past both teams have had disagreements in regards to Olympic style drug testing and purse splits. However, the fight seems more ripe than ever. There are reports that a group out of the United Arab Emirates has offered a guaranteed purse totaling more than 200 million dollars.  Pacman has been calling Floyd out for years, but since his upset loss to Marquez, Floyd down plays the big fight and constantly mocks Manny.

If Floyd decides to fight Manny next he will certainly make the most amount of money any boxer or athlete has ever made for a single event. Floyd’s career earnings have been reported to exceed 420 million dollar making him the highest paid athlete in sports.  “This is a fight that needs to happen, if Floyd does not accept the fight he will be labeled as a fighter that refused to fight the best. He needs this fight for his legacy.” stated, boxing manager Steven Heid.

Sources have told me this fight is in negotiation and will most likely happen in May on Showtime. If this is true, this will go down as a historic event that can and will be compared to fights such as The Ali vs Frazier, “Rumble In The Jungle.”  At a time when boxing is struggling and losing viewers to other sporting events such as MMA, if this fight should happen it will certainly give the sport a much needed shot in the arm.

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Terrence Crawford continues to shine!

Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terrence Crawford 25-0 (17k Ko’s)  defended his belt a few moments ago with a 12 round boxing clinic against the always very tough and durable Ray Beltran. Beltran who is Manny Pacquaio’s main sparring partner came into the fight 29-6  (17 Ko’s), but certainly earned his shot at the title after many believed he was robbed last year when he went to the U.K. to fight Ricky Burns. Beltran was handed a draw in a fight most every boxing fan believe he won hands down. In that contest he battered Burns from pillar to post even breaking his jaw in the second round and dropping him hard in the eighth

In March of 2014 Terrence Crawford made the trip over the pond to the United Kingdom and handed Burns his third career loss by way of unanimous decision, in the meantime taking his strap back home to Omaha, Nebraska. Most sport fans these days know Omaha from Peyton Manning constantly yelling it at the line of scrimmage. However, there is certainly a new face to be associated with Omaha and his name is Terrence Crawford.  Century Link Stadium was packed with 11,000+ screaming fans with one special fan in attendance Mr. Omaha himself, Warren Buffet. However, Mr. Buffet who is a very knowledgeable fan of sport said, “Terrence is the new face of Omaha!”

Crawford dominated from the first round and swept all there scorecards 119-109,120-108, 119-109. Beltran came to fight and had his moments, but Crawford was just to much to handle.  Crawford dominated the fight with a sledge hammer like jab and switched to southpaw in round two confusing and frustrating Beltran. Beltran landed a few solid hard chopping punches in several rounds, but Crawford shook them off with his iron chin and came right back every time with dazzling shots that hurt Beltran.

Crawford with less than 100 amateur fights was a stand out amateur boxer beating current world champions Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia.  The hardcore boxing fans are buzzing about Crawford and already throwing his name around in the pound4pound list. Once the mainstream fan catches on, you will certainly see some big fights and this kid has the tools to make history.

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Pound4Pound sponsors Caleb "The Bull" Trumbull

Pound4Pound clothing and accessories has become an official sponsor of MMA prospect Caleb “The Bull” Trumbull. Caleb is 22 years old, 170 pounds and fights out of The Training Compound in Battle Creek, Michigan. Caleb is a well rounded fighter and is comfortable in the cage wherever the fight may go. He is confident in his fight striking, grappling and clinch work. Caleb is a straight forward guy and tells it how it is.  In an interview he once said his most memorable moment in MMA was a loss in the amateurs which was for the TWC Welterweight Title. The Bull had trained three months for one opponent, however he backed out for unknown reasons. Caleb decided to accept another fight against a more experienced fighter who outweighed him by 15 pounds.  Though Caleb came up short and dropped a decision, he walked away with a morale victory and unleashed his inner warrior.  “After that fight I knew I could hang with anyone, it is a feeling I can’t describe. At that moment, I knew it was time to turn pro.” said Caleb. The MMA world is buzzing about Caleb who had an impressive amateur record and expects big things from him in the future.

“Pound4Pound is excited to have Caleb on board and represent our brand,” said Founder and CEO, Steven Heid “This kid wouldn’t take no for an answer, he reached out to me on social media the week we launched our website and told me he loved our products and had to be associated with the brand.  I was still working on the sportswear and fitness line among a million other things.  The more I spoke to Caleb the more I started to like him and what he represented.  Caleb is a stand up kid who is following and literally fighting for his dream. What I find as impressive as his fighting skills is how he conducts himself outside the cage.  Caleb is associated with Redemption Martial Arts which is looking to put the “Lights Out on Bullying.” RMA foundation is a non-profit organization committed to anti-bullying and awareness. RMA rely on financial generosity to help accomplish there mission.  You can donate at www.redemptionmartialarts.com.  Caleb is a psychology major and speaks about the damage bullying can do on an individual physically, psychologically and emotionally. If you don’t love a kid with this type of attitude, than your not a fan of life”

Caleb is looking to get back into the cage in early January  and stamp his mark on the MMA world. The Bulls  next fight will be announced shortly, so be sure check back frequently for updates at www.pound4poundwear.com.

 

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