“MAN MANNY” ON BOXING AS WE KNOW IT
Miami, FL- This past weekend was one of those I would have liked to be wrong and eat ten lbs. of “Crow.” But it didn’t happened, as Wladimir Klitschko, a physical giant did the same old thing he’s been doing for years, winning and yet hurting boxing. As for David Haye, like my mom used to say “Dogs that bark a lot, don’t bite much.” A sad indication of how poor the fight was that the introductions were far more entertaining than the fight.
TO WIN HAYE WOULD HAVE TO MAKE IT UGLY, HE MADE UGLIER IN LOSING
Going into this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs) and David Haye (25- 2, 23 KOs), I was hoping to see one of the most exciting heavyweight fights in years. I might also add I was hoping for an upset even though my boxing acumen told me other wise. Looking at Wlad physical attributes and style of fighting the only way Haye would have had a chance was to fight an ugly fight. What I mean in ugly is the same way Max Baer (67-13, 52 KOs) took it to Primo Carnera (88-14, 72 KOs) in their 1934 championship bout held in Madison Square Garden. The gutsy Baer got inside and pummeled Primo by any means necessary. and
JETHRO BODIENE OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLY’S WAS MAX BAER’S SON
Like a pugilistic broom, Max Baer Sr. swept the canvas with Carnera who was big, but like Wladmir had no fighting spirit in him. That what I was hoping Haye to do, but the Haye that was doing all that talking never showed up to the fight, instead a cowardly guy trying appeared and just tried to survive.
NOTHING APPEALING ABOUT WLADIMIR,,,,NOTHING!
The Klitshcko European “safety” first style of fighting, if you can call it that, is not crowd pleasing, except for the people in attendance that love to see a white man beat a black man. I believe the lack of American boxing heroes is also one of the other reasons why the US doesn’t have an American heavyweight worth a grain of salt. Oh, and I did I mention, and most importantly the lack of gyms in the poor areas. I don’t agree a lot with Roy Jones Jr. (54-8 40 KOs) but I do this time when he said when he gets back home in FL he was going to look to open one.
GYMS AND TEACHERS ARE NEEDED BADLY
History has showed us that the diamond in the rough come from the poor areas, not the suburbs, where most if not all of our gyms have gone to. Yes I understand that money makes the world go around, but it’s also the root of all evil and if they don’t be careful it will ruin our sport. Before when you showed up to a gym and told the owner you wanted to box, he would look for a kid with a little experience and put you in the ring with him. He was seeing if you had IT, what’s IT? Something inside of some humans, which can not be taught, some call it heart, others the “eye of the tiger.” If you had IT, trainers would show interest in you no matter if you had money or not. A lot of time these trainers became fathers to these kids, I know because I was one of them.
AMATEURS NEVER PAID GYM DUES IN THE OLD DAYS!
Now if you don’t have the money, they wont let you in the gym door. I’m a firm believer that MMA will never take over boxing, especially if we can get an American good enough to be recognized as the “true” World’s heavyweight boxing champion.
“Mad Manny” Caballero