May 8th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezNOT EVEN THE “KNOWLEDGEABLE” FILIPINO FANS WERE PLEASED
San Leandro, CA- People were hollering “fix” and “boring,” while Blacks were utilizing the N word while describing their guy, thus the live crowd in the back room of Ricky’s Sports Theater sounded like a professional wrestling crowd as the Closed Circuit TV audience bellowed negatively throughout the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley main event Saturday night. Some black people, especially a couple of bloggers that have now been banned here, were calling promoter Bob Arum names that were so callous that Larry Flynt might have censored them from Hustler magazine. There were African Americans so ashamed by Shane’s unwillingness to engage the smaller Filipino fighter, they were unlike the loudmouths, mute.
DON’T BLAME BOB FOR GUTLESS MOSLEY, BLAME MOSLEY
Obviously Mosley had trouble making weight. As lean and mean as he looked at the weigh in, the man now more famous for banging model Bella Gonzalez than for his fighting prowess, of which he displayed none Saturday night, looked like a puffy overweight Muhammad Ali when he got in the ring. It wasn’t a slight transformation, more like a metamorphosis. Truth be told, outside of the fight in which he admitted to both blood doping and taking steroids, the Oscar De La Hoya rematch in 2003, Mosley hasn’t looked good since he beat hapless Adrian Stone in July 2001. Essentially, Shane Mosley, and for you overly bitter and racist Anti-Semites, Bob Arum, the two pulled off the biggest con perpetrated on the American public since Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the movie “The Sting.”
MY REAL ANGER IS WITH PACQUIAO, NOT ARUM OR SHANE!
I don’t have as much of a gripe against Mosley as I do with the victor Manny Pacquiao. According to the TV crew of Al “The Has Been” Bernstein and the diction challenged Antonio Tarver, Pacquiao threw about 400 to 500 less punches against Mosley than he had in recent fights. Why is that I ask? Seeing Shane was sporting a yellow streak from the second round on, why was Pacquiao so frugal in his throwing punches? And why did he not try and knockout the offenseless Mosley seeing everybody, including Bella, could see that Shane’s middle name last night was sissy and not “Sugar.” Looking to only go the route, this offended many people who had at least expected Shane to try. Had he went down slugging instead of whining, Shane would have been showered with praise from this writer. Even Bella had to be ashamed with his non-effort.
PACQUIAO NO LONGER TAKING VITAMINS?
When a fighter who throws punches in the manner in which Pacquiao has shown in recent efforts, combinations and power shots, why was he so charitable last night? Now here comes the loaded question, the Manny we saw last night would be no match for Floyd Mayweather, as Floyd would have bitch slapped him for 36 minutes or Freddie Roach would have thrown in the towel. Could it be that Pacquiao’s super performances in prior fights were due to nutritional supplements, possible blood doping or steroids? Surely that was not the Superman he has so often been in recent years, no he was more like the mild mannered reporter Clark Kent of the fictional Daily Planet newspaper.
ROACH SAYS “ONLY AS GOOD AS LAST FIGHT”
Even though Pac dropped Mosley, he didn’t hurt him or beat on Bella’s boyfriend in the manner in which Vernon Forrest did the first time some nine years ago. Mosley was there to be taken and Pacquiao, a Congressman by day and fighter by night, Manny couldn’t pull the trigger, while Shane was so old he couldn’t even grip the gun. As much as I dislike Floyd Mayweather’s thug-like persona, the fight between him and Manny Pacquiao will result in the Filipino people needing mass amounts of anti-depressants like Prozac, either that or putting a significant amount of the country’s citizens on suicide watch. What you see is what you get, and last night Manny Pacquiao looked ordinary, while Shane Mosley looked more like Bella Gonzalez’s girlfriend, than her boyfriend!