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About Saturday Night

    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.
    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

Ring Tones

    So Bob Arum says Pacquiao-Mayweather will happen in 2013? And what gave him that idea? Surely not Floyd Mayweather Jr., who continues to sit in a Las Vegas jail serving out his 3-month sentence for smacking around the mother of his kids.
    Arum, who has been as big a problem as Mayweather has in staging the fight, believes the cold war between the 2 camps is thawing. We’re sure Arum has had plenty to do with that. As we’ve said before, we should be talking trilogy between these 2, but since we’re not, we’ll believe it when the fight happens. Just another credibility issue that plagues boxing.
    O.C. Register

July 4, 2012   No Comments

Shock The World?

    Despite being a 4-1 underdog to Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten Tim Bradley is confident he’ll prevail in Saturday’s showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

June 7, 2012   No Comments


    Is he getting the Barry Bonds head? Didn’t think so.
    Mayweather beats Cotto? Yawn. Manny beats Tim Bradley. Then what? Still that song and dance about Pac Man won’t “take” $40 mill cuz Floyd says so? Won’t do as Floyd says? How dare Manny.
    SB Nation

May 6, 2012   No Comments

Pacquiao: ‘He Doesn’t Want The Fight’

    We listened to the Floyd Mayweather and his fans swear Manny Pacquiao was too chicken to fight “Pretty Boy” in May. We weren’t convinced since it seemed so strange that Mayweather suddenly wanted to fight after running for the past 3 years or so. We figured he believed Juan Manuel Marquez had provided a blueprint to beat Pacquaio and now Mayweather finally would come out from behind his Uncle Roger’s skirt, but we know he still won’t come out to play.
    Pacquiao also says he’s a liar. We believe it. Mayweather rarely fights any fighter in his prime because he’s so protective of his unbeaten record. And in this case, he’s still afraid of getting his ass kicked.
    Regardless, we don’t have a bout between these 2 when we should be talking trilogy. Can someone, anyone, arrange for this to happen for the boxing public? Didn’t think so.
    Pacquiao offers some interesting insight and comments regarding Mayweather.
    Yahoo Sports

February 20, 2012   No Comments

Pacquiao-Bradley June 9

    Someone mentioned our silence on all of the recent talk of a possible Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather showdown, but like we’ve said before, we’ll believe it when the 2 get in the ring. All of the jockeying and barking about a May clash before Floyd heads off to jail was another chapter of their non-sense and more hot air.
    Timothy Bradley? Well you could see this coming a mile away when Bob Arum welcomed the undefeated fighter to his camp last year. Bradley and Pac Man will face off June 9 at the MGM Grand for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title.
    USA Today

February 7, 2012   No Comments

Promises, Promises

    Some 2012 predictions, including Phil Jackson returning to coaching just in the Knick of time.

January 2, 2012   No Comments

What Kind Of Bird Doesn’t Fly?

    With Floyd Mayweather Jr. heading to jail for 3 months (unless an appeal bails him out), will this be another nail in the coffin of a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown?
    Yahoo Sports

December 22, 2011   No Comments

Just Boxing As Usual

    Finally got around to watching the Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson fight, which Peterson won Saturday, but he received a major assist from referee Joe Cooper. Cooper foolishly took away 2 points from Khan for “pushing.” Those 2 points cost Khan the fight.
    This also might have screwed up the plans for Floyd Mayweather Jr., who we believed was banking on Khan for a fight next year instead of Manny Pacquiao.

December 13, 2011   1 Comment

Fight’s Over Bob

    For what? Seriously.
    Just as we’ve suspected, Bob Arum continues to hold up the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. He hasn’t been the only problem, but he’s become the biggest 1. Remember, he hates Mayweather.
    As Oscar De La Hoya says, for the sake of boxing Bob, step aside and let saner heads prevail.

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November 18, 2011   No Comments