January 21st, 2014 By Pedro FernandezFANS & MEDIA HAVE MADE FIGHTS BEFORE
San Francisco, CA- Anytime you think of some of the so called “special” fights that occurred in the 20th century, Roberto Duran-Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier, Ali-Foreman, Joe Louis-Max Schmeling, these were all fights by desired by the public. Archie Moore, “The Old Mongoose” did not get a light heavyweight (175 lb.) title shot until he wrote and lobbied every major sports writer in the country and they could deny him no more.
WRITERS/FANS NEED STAND UP TO FLOYD
With the Internet having taken over the role of the primary providers of News in the United and the world as well, it’s not like the days when Dick Young was the Big Apple scribe, Nat Fleisher of Ring, Jack Fiske on the west coast, Larry Merchant in Philadelphia, these and tens of others got personal hand written pleas from Archie Moore. The “heat” applied by Hall of Fame writer Fiske and company pushed the National Boxing Assn. to bill Archie Moore-Yvon Durelle for the vacant title in 1958 with Moore now 42 years old with a record of 173-21-9, . He retired at 185-24-10 131 KOs in 1963.
FLOYD DOESN’T CARE ABOUT PRESS OR FANS!
Floyd Mayweather is a talented boxer, some think he’s the best of all time. I’m not of that ilk. While I admire his abilities as a boxer, the money he has made is even more impressive considering he has yet to beat a Roberto Duran, Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali or Joe Louis level of fighter. Facing Miguel Cotto and going 12 with the Puerto Rican after he was “lit up” like the White House Christmas Tree by Manny Pacquiao, this is the causation for Mayweather and \his 101 excuses NOT to fight Manny Pacquiao.
BRADLEY FIGHT COULD BE SHAKY FOR PACQUIAO
When I heard earlier today that yet another Bob Arum “win-win” situation is in play for March 12 when Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 33 KOs) faces Tim Bradley who controversially beat him on Las Vegas points when Jerry Roth seemed right with a 115-113 Pacquiao score, while the infamous CJ Ross had it 115-113 Bradley, as did Duane Ford. Although one point made the difference between being a draw on all three cards, the consensus of pundits and the sanctioning body as the World Boxing Organization impaneled five judges to review the 12 rounds and ALL felt Pacquaio won the 2012 fight.
IF MANNY ROMPS OVER “DESERT STORM” HIS STOCK WILL RISE
While I think a fight with Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) is risky, Bradley might never be the same after the licking put on him by Ruslan Providnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) a couple of fights ago, and while his October win over Juan Manuel Marquez was decisive in my mind, a fast darting in and out Manny Pacquiao should be able to bolster the public and pundit desire for a Mayweather fight by looking stellar against Bradley, the WBO welterweight (147) champion.
JUST COULDN’T SUPPORT MAYWEATHER B.S. ANYMORE!
Not only is Floyd full of s*it at times, he tries to use the German technique made popular US politicos that if you repeat a lie enough times, eventually a majority of those listening become somewhat brainwashed and believe it! Manny Pacquiao is the fight the world wants to see for Floyd, unless he fights Gennady Golvkin, Sergio Martinez or Pacquiao, I won’t be spending any money on “Money.”