TUESDAY MORNING BOXING NOTEBOOK
PACQUIAO NOT WITH VICTOR CONTE!
San Francisco, CA-A lot of folks are misinformed regarding the non-relationship between boxing king Manny Pacquiao and Victor Conte of BALCO Labs fame. There is no relationship, never was period!
FILIPINO FIGHTERS HAD GOOD WEEKENDThe night prior to Nonito Donaire’s one-punch near decapitation of Fernando Montiel, Philippine born lightweight Mercito Gesta (21-0, 11 KOs) showed good moves against ham & egg’er Genaro Trazancos in this City by The Bay (TKO end of 3). If southpaw Gesta can learn to keep his hands up, especially the right as he sometimes walks in unprotected on that side, he will be a force to be reckoned with. With an impressive array of punches that flow and have sting, after a half dozen more fights, he could be the next Filipino star to capture a belt worthy of mention.
EMANUEL COULD TEACH “MEANEST” HOW TO PUNCH
Hot ticket seller Eloy ‘Meanest From Salinas’ Perez (20-0, 5 KOs) is a strong rugged kid with nice skills. But his fundamentals are lame as Eloy pulls his right foot off the ground almost every time he went with the right against “Speedy” Gonzalez. In addition, he wears “wrestling” shoes which for the 100th time are designed to be the opposite of what a boxing shoe is. Wrestling shoes you work off your heel. Boxing shoes you work off your toes. You can see the toes of fighters wearing wrestling shoes with the toe area sticking up when they walk or look to dig their toes into the canvas. These two flaws alone will keep this kid from going places. The Emanuel Steward reference was me trying to tell Perez to get a MUCH better trainer.
“YORY BOY” BEATS MATT VANDA & GOES AFTER STATE
Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas (98-15-1, 76 KOs) fought this weekend in his native Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico against Minnesota’s Matt Vanda (43-13, 23 KOs) winning a unanimous decision over ten frames. The State of Arizona did not contest the multi-million dollar claim trainer Joe Diaz and Campas filed against them in November. Attorney Edward Moriarity, counsel for Diaz and Campas is expected to file suit this week.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE DONAIRE ONE-PUNCH KO OF MONTIEL?
I have the second round here of Nonito Donaire-Fernando Montiel and the punch heard around the world. CLICK FOR VIDEO OF DONAIRE KO OF MONTIEL