Category — Boxing
Mayweather vs. Alvarez. Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Vegas. Pretty Boy opened at 2-1. But the young fella packs a nice punch and already has 43 fights under his belt despite being only 23.
May 30, 2013 No Comments
We wondered how long it would take for the cesspool that breeds scumbag sports agents would start bubbling over with envy and hate after Jay-Z entered the game. Didn’t take long at all.
We’ll withhold judgement until we see and read evidence he and his firm might have broken rules, but some of the things being written about Kimberly Miale, Jay Z’s new partner in crime, reeks with sexist overtones.
“And if the NFLPA doesn’t look at the Jay-Z/(Geno) Smith relationship closely, what’s to stop (Drew) Rosenhaus from partnering with, say, Miami rapper Rick Ross?” Ben Volin writes.
Who’s to say Rosenhaus hasn’t? Granted, many African American male athletes are drawn to rappers and hip-hop personalities but since when has anyone cared how the sleezy Rosenhaus preys on some of the misguided athletes? For every Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco there are more educated athletes who have passed on Rosenhaus’ tired act.
Plenty of black athletes prefer taking a page out of the playbook of say a Kevin Durant, Grant Hill, Tim Duncan, Derek Jeter, Torii Hunter or Larry Fitzgerald, just to name a few. We just don’t always hear more about them because they don’t generate the tabloid fodder clowns like Owens and Ochocinco frequently do.
We just find all the whining, and timing of it, about Jay-Z curious, particularly after he added the lovely Skylar Diggins and Jets QB Geno Smith after his initial signing of Yankees star Robinson Cano.
Never heard writers and other agents jumping up to defend agents like Eugene Parker and the Goodwin brothers when Rosenhaus was slandering them years ago (and still could be for all we know) with blatant stereotypes and other nonsense. But it just doesn’t work that way, huh?
May 27, 2013 No Comments
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 7-1 favorite to beat Robert Guerrero on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Easy money, right? Maybe not. Despite the huge odds, plenty of folks are predicting an upset by Guerrero. Many believe Guerrero and Mayweather’s frequency to not fight as much (it will be a year since his last fight) will finally catch up with him.
We’ll say this about Guerrero. We love him calling out Mayweather about his abusive behavior toward women.
Some predictions from entertainment, sports and media types.
Bad Left Hook
May 3, 2013 No Comments
Mike Tyson, wife Kiki and 10 family members celebrated Kiki’s mother’s birthday in a private dining room at N9NE Steakhouse in Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. After dinner, Tyson went into the kitchen and thanked the staff and signed Executive Chef Barry Dakake’s ‘shakedown door.’ The group celebrated at N9NE for more than three hours.
Image courtesy of 9 Group
January 11, 2013 No Comments
Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and a guest dined at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip on Sunday.
January 7, 2013 No Comments
Manny Pacquiao was a heavy favorite (as much as 3-1) to defeat Juan Manuel Marquez heading into Saturday’s showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Then Marquez shook up the world, and the betting public, sending Pacquiao face down and knocking him out for the 1st time since Medgoen Singsurat (who?) dropped him in the 3rd round 13 years ago.
This might not put an end to what was once a much-anticipated bout with Floyd Mayweather—despite Marquez and Pac Man discussing Round 5 of their duels—but who cares now? If anything, “Money” lost any chance of a meaningful fight with Pacquiao by running for years. The luster of it and a huge payday to boot just couldn’t coax Mayweather into the ring. You have to wonder how many millions did he hear rattling down the drain Saturday night.
Or maybe he’s like me and would rather spend a joyful day on the computer playing slots at www.partybingo.com than come out of the witness protection program.
Admittedly, we’ve been longtime Pacquiao fans. And like many, we were stunned with how the boxing legend hit the canvas like a bad habit.
Further, it ended the reign of 1 of the greatest punchers to come down the pike in decades. Fighters who suffer devastating knockouts like this never recover. Add Pacquiao to this long list.
He might fight several more times, particularly with the speculation he is having financial trouble, and he might win a few. But Pacquiao won’t ever recapture the glory and invincibility with which he fought before. Which is why Floyd won’t be running anymore.
Speaking of scumbags, could you believe Bob Arum had the audacity to pitch a 5th fight between Pacquiao and Marquez before Manny could even clear his head? We should be talking a 3rd Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, but instead we’re left listening to this carnival barker try to sell us more nonsense.
I refused to buy the 4th fight between Marquez-Pacquiao, so a 5th is out of the question too. Unless you’re asking me to take the 5th, and thank you very much, I’ll drink to that.
December 10, 2012 No Comments
Manny Pacquiao has long been suspected of PED use despite his denials. Now Juan Manuel Marquez, who fights Pacquiao for the 4th time Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has come under suspicion. Marquez is sporting a beefed up body and 1 many experts say couldn’t be achieved without some form of chemical enhancing.
Regardless, we like Pacquiao to beat him again. We’ll bet the safe money Pac Man defeats Marquez in a decision, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Manny knocks him the funk out.
December 7, 2012 2 Comments
The boxer had been on life support since being shot several days ago in the face and neck in Puerto Rico. Camacho, 1 of the more colorful performers in the fight game, was only 50.
November 24, 2012 No Comments
I understand Ricky Hatton’s need to fight again. But seriously, can’t he find another drug of choice?
November 19, 2012 No Comments
We have absolutely no desire to pay any money to watch Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fight for a 4th time. We’re not the only ones. But if you do, tickets are available via our good friends at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at the MGM Garden Arena.
Prices range from $200 to $1200. Tickets can be purchased at the MGM Grand box office or at any Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations.
Info: 800.745.3000 or MGMGrand.com.
November 10, 2012 No Comments