Originally from Wakefield, Massachusetts, Fox Doucette grew up in the 1980s watching Mike Tyson in his prime. A regular at the ESPN Friday Night Fights Facebook page, Fox is known there for providing insightful, funny running comments during the fights, and was mentioned by Brian Kenny on the broadcast of the Erislandy Lara-Carlos Molina fight. Fox lives in Boston where he tries to balance sportswriting and accounting without dropping all the plates on his head.
Read what Fox Doucette has to say in his farewell column for The Boxing Tribune.
by Fox Doucette The Northeast got two major snow jobs on Friday night. Winter Storm Nemo blanketed your columnist’s hometown with enough snow to re-create one of Calvin’s snowman expressionist art projects, and Nate Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KOs) tried to snow us into thinking he had a snowball’s chance in hell against Kevin Bizier (20-0, [...]
by Fox Doucette Name fighters do not necessarily make great fights. Just because someone is famous does not necessarily imply that his fights are entertaining (unless that someone is Arturo Gatti or Micky Ward, that is.) Why do we, as fans, watch sports in general? Is it to see the best athletes? Or is it [...]
Ready for more washed-up fighters getting pushed by ESPN2 for name recognition on Friday Night Fights? In the immortal words of Three Dog, “Me neither. But it’s that time again.”
Sometimes your columnist gets one right. Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) beat the snot out of zombie Cory Spinks (39-8, 11 KOs) for twelve rounds en route to a lopsided unanimous decision that went the distance only because of Molina’s Malignaggi-like soft touches on his power shots
Your columnist has had the pleasure of watching Mike Dallas Jr. (19-3-1, 8 KOs) fight on ESPN2 a total of four times, in which Dallas went 2-2 and by rights should’ve been 3-1 (Mauricio Herrera, who ought to change his ring nickname to “El Bandito” for his tendency to win robbery decisions, did not beat him fairly.) As Friday Night Fights regulars go, Dallas was certainly on his way to a lifetime achievement award.
Bring your cricket bats, because it’s Zombie Night on ESPN2. Two guys, one in the main event, the other in the co-feature, top the “wait, what do you mean he’s still fighting?” rankings.
“What have you done for me lately”, the lament of many a jilted lover, describes the messy divorce between Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-2-1, 24 KOs) and his career as a legitimate player in the fight game. Thanks to a barrage of southpaw-killer right hands from Brian Vera (22-6, 13 KOs), Dzinziruk found himself down and out in the corner in the tenth round of the main event on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.
‘Demetrius Andrade has crossed that moral event horizon. He has a boring style, fights hobos to pad his knockout count, sits in the corner telling daddy to tell him how great he is when he can’t get rid of an 8-8 journeyman…’
by Fox Doucette Who says ESPN has no big fights? Take a former world champion in Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-1-1, 24 KOs) trying to put his career back together and throw him in against a live underdog in Brian Vera (21-6, 12 KOs) and you’ve got yourself one hell of a main event. In the co-feature, [...]
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‘Molina crashed a right hand on the temple of the St. Louis native that left Williams trying to beat the count by getting up on the wrong side of the ropes…’
by Fox Doucette There is no greater blight upon the scribe’s landscape than the phrase “…Writers’ Association of America.” Boxing’s corrupt fraternity of gladhanding media whores has been very well-documented on this site; our Fearless Leader leads by example on that front. I don’t know the football and basketball front well enough, but I do [...]
All the elements are in place for an entertaining mismatch on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from Santa Fe, New Mexico, as John Molina (24-2-1, 19 KOs), fresh off a knockout loss to Antonio DeMarco for the WBC lightweight world title, gets back on the horse against Dannie Williams (22-2, 18 KOs)…
Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs) joined the ranks of boxers robbed by corrupt idiot judges in a hometown fighter’s backyard, beating the snot out of Rances Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) en route to a unanimous decision loss.