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MAYWEATHER-COTTO II “HAPPENING”

MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO BOUT NOT “HAPPENING”

Mayweather-Cotto Ditto!

Mayweather-Cotto Ditto!


San Francisco, CA- It became obvious to me when Canelo Alvarez decided to dance without Miguel Cotto, that the only way Cotto would allow this payday to get away was that he instead would land a rematch with Floyd Mayweather for Miguel’s lineal middleweight (160 lbs.) title. This has nothing to do with “fear” on either man’s part, rather it’s about dollars and sense. Oh, let me say it again, there will be NO Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in May period.18-mayweather-afpgt

EXPLAINING THE “SENSE”

Although I admire Puerto Rico’s Cotto, a fighter that at 140 & 147 lbs. fought so relaxed (under fire) he looked like he had burnt a blunt in the dressing room. But at 160 Cotto, isn’t likely to be as mellow as he worries with family and friends about his health. A family guy unlike Peter Griffin, Cotto said a couple of years ago that he wasn’t inclined to get in any “life or death” war, citing family concerns. Like TV’s Mr. Griffin, Floyd isn’t going to hurt or knock him out.

COTTO REMATCH FROM FLOYD’S PERSPECTIVE

As for Floyd’s sense of matters, Cotto is slow, semi-predictable and not likley to knock him out. Having had 12 rounds to figure the Puerto Rican out already, this fight has all the indications of being a carbon copy of Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II which registered a solid 2 of 10 on the entertainment scale. Mayweather will keep this fight in the center of the ring and win going away.

DOLLARS IN DOLLARS & SENSE

Mayweather sells this fight solely on Cotto being the lineal middleweight champion. Can’t you already here it? “I’m fighting at 160 for history, nobody has started as a natural featherweight (126) and won the middleweight title.” When it coms to money, Mayweather will make whatever he makes, nobody really knows, and Cotto will reap his biggest paycheck and is a lock to still have ice cream with the kids in his suite afterwards.

BOXING WILL PROSPER WHEN FLOYD RETIRES

The new influx of promotional entities, Jay-Z and Al Heymon, there animosity towards one anotheris great, but unlike Bob Arum who 99.9 % of the time couldn’t give a s*it who really wins, the egos of Jay-Z and Heymon will allow their fighters to fight one another. We have Mayweather for another 3 fights, by then there will be a person who can boxing to a level Floyd has not. By the way, Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan for the WBO title is the chat of some log distance phone callers.

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MANNY PACQUIAO SECOND TO MUHAMMAD ALI

LOOKING AT THE “BIG PICTURE” FOLKS

Pacquiao Hammers Rios

Pacquiao Hammers Brandon Rios

San Francisco, CA– I was thinking about it over the weekend.  Who has had a greater impact on the world stage than undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO)? Only one boxer:  Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO).

LIKE THE BEATLES FLOYD “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”

Granted, Floyd may have a zillion times the amount of money Manny Pacquiao possesses, but it hasn’t bought or garnered Mayweather the international respect that has been bestowed on Pacquiao as both a boxer and a man. Especially not the latter.

LET ME BLOW FLOYD’S HORN, PLEASE

People don’t know that Floyd does charitable work that he doesn’t seek credit for. But being an elected Philippine Congressman is hard for anybody to top, let alone the native of Grand Rapids, MI, Mayweather. Even with that undefeated mark and a thousand championship belts, a lot of people scorn Mayweather and I don’t think the Pope would see him but he probably would make himself available for Manny.

“WATER COOLER” TALK CREDITS PACMAN

Manny had a string of fights, win, lose, or draw, that in the eyes of a good number of fans were more entertaining, and in two cases more damaging, than Mayweather’s wins.  Manny destroyed both Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley, while Floyd won decisions.

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PACQUIAO AND ARUM LYING! NO FLOYD TALKS!

LARRY MERCHANT EXPOSES ARUM & PACQUIAO

Bob Arum Negotiating With Self?

Bob Arum Negotiating With Self?


San Francisco, CA- While chatting with Larry Merchant on the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the Godfather of HBO Boxing said that, “There has been no back and forth negotiation between Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum have been negotiating with themselves.”

BOB ARUM BEING DISINGENUOUS (YES) DISINGENUOUS

In other words, it appears Bob Arum has not been forthright with the media again. The man whose epitaph should read, “I was lying yesterday, but today I’m telling the truth,” his actual words, is saying the fight is all but done. You see while we’ve been hearing Manny had signed, a source on the inside told me, “It’s a double swerve. Arum is trying to create public sentiment against Floyd to force the fight. Telling people that 60-40 had been agreed to, it was all bulls*it.”

LIKELY MAYWEATHER-COTTO II PREDICTED WEEKS AGO

While linear middleweight (160 lbs.) champion Miguel Cotto has kept Canelo Alvarez tied up in negotiations, Cotto’s people are said to be trying to make Cotto-Mayweather II. If you missed the first fight, think of a slightly more polished Marcos Maidana in Cotto who wants to cash in especially against somebody that can’t hurt him. Swerve #2.

MAYWEATHER WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA

Floyd has said he will be in Australia at the end of January. To that, Anthony Mundine is saying Mayweather and he “might” fight. I don’t know how bad you want Mayweather to fight anybody when his fights are about as exciting as a fully clothed porno. There is no “Money” shot in Mayweather’s films…er fights.

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LISTEN RING TALK: LARRY MERCHANT ON PAC-FLOYD!

HBO GODFATHER LARRY MERCHANT “UNPLUGGED”

 "Stunned" Larry Merchant

“Stunned” Larry Merchant


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Hall of Fame journalist and broadcater Larry Merchant. Larry brought out that there are no ongoing nogotiations between Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao. There never have been. And he also spelled out Al Heymon’s deal with NBC. Merchant was all about Deontay Wilder.

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WBO CHIEF PACO VALCARCEL ON RING TALK

PACO ALWAYS A GREAT GUEST

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide 

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Paco Valcarcel, president of the WBO. They discussed recent fights, WBO champions, including the decision at the WBO Congress on Instant Replay in WBO fights.

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BOXING RETURNS TO NBC TV IN MARCH

AL HAYMON’S FIRST NBC SHOW “SOLID”

Al "Big Al" Haymon

Al “Big Al” Haymon

San Francisco, CA- The word from 30 Rockefeller Center in NYC on Thursday made the boxing world sit up and take note. The first major card on NBC of note in years will be on March 7 and features a great match in unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.

34 YEARS TO THE DAY OF ALI-FRAZIER 1

The bout will be held in the Mecca of boxing, the storied Madison Square Garden on March 7, which is the 44th anniversary of Joe Frazier beating Muhammad Ali in their memorable 1971 Garden clash AKA “The Fight.”
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“BIG AL” MAKES NETWORK TV REALITY TV

Before I get to the politics involved, meaning Mr. Al Haymon, this return to the Peacock Network is something every major promoter of the last quarter century has thought about and failed. That being said, it is the biggest thing to happen to the game in decades.

TITLE FIGHT FOR WBA INTERIM DIADEM

Thurman, 24-0, 21 whacks, current holder of an interim WBA 147 lb. diadem is rated by yours truly at #4 behind welterweight counterparts Floyd Mayweather, Kell Brook and #3 Amir Khan. In order to dissuade arguments at the moment, Manny Pacquiao is at #5.

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BOB ARUM THE KEY TO FLOYD-PAC

NON-FIGHT IS IN NEWS AGAIN

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao In 2015?

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao In 2015?


New York, NY- The hype train has picked up some steam again and it’s that time of year to hope and pray for amicable negotiations between Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and his former promoter’s (Bob Arum) prized superstar, Emmanuel Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). But just like four years ago, don’t hold your breath.

MIFFED MASSES CAN’T SEE FOREST FOR THE TREES

Since it’s impossible to know what’s really going on behind the scenes, all the fans and media have to rely on are persistent rumors and sound bites. But these things can only offer up parts of the truth and ultimately will leave most up to imagination. This is where indignant opinions and heated debates are sparked from the embers of an overdue fire that continuously burns out.

ARUM KEEPS PEOPLE HANGING ON

Bob Arum

Bob Arum

Anyone privy to Pacquiao’s promoter, Arum and his blurts about the obstacles facing a potential mega bout assume that Floyd Mayweather is simply full of excuses and never wanted to face Pacquiao. But is that based on evidence, or is it Arum painting an eloquent picture? Could it be, that Arum has simply designed a narrative to keep Manny as a valuable commodity within his own stable of fighters and a loss to Floyd is equivalent to letting the cat out of the bag.

MASSA’ BOB KEEPS PAC ON SHORT LEASH

Manny Pacquiao is Bob Arums most valuable commodity, he’s marketable, like able and has become a real people’s champion in his native Philippines and other parts of the world. This is certainly not a commodity Arum wishes to lose and like any savvy business man, he’s keeping him and the money close. In boxing, it is only at the point when a commodity loses its value.

NOBODY AT TOP RANK READY FOR TOP SLOT

Although Manny’s star power has dimmed in recent years, he is still by far the biggest name under the Top Rank promotional banner. Arum’s insisted over the years that his guy is capable of defeating Floyd Jr. But instead of doing all he could to make the fight, it appears that Bob has simply leveraged Mayweather’s alleged fear to boost the status of the superstar Pinoy.

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CRAWFORD AND WALTERS TOP THE YEARS BEST

FEATHERWEIGHT NICHOLAS WALTERS BREAKS OUT FROM OBSCURITY 

Las Vegas, NV- One thing the sport of boxing immensely needs is exciting TV friendly fighters. Especially ones who are respectful and charismatic. WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) appears to have all the aforementioned qualities. The Jamaican born puncher who trains out of Panama had his first chance at the spotlight in 2014 and made the most of those opportunities.

Walters-photo credit-Boxrec.com

Walters-photo credit-Boxrec.com

In May he nearly decapitated former world champ Vic Darchinayn in China, and in October he stopped WBA champ and former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs).  Donaire, who was dropped twice, had never before tasted the canvas or been stopped.

OMAHA FIGHTER CRAWFORD BECOMES AN ATTRACTION

Who would have thought a year ago that Omaha, Nebraska would become a boxing hotbed? WBO lightweight king Terrence “Bud” Crawford, has pretty much smoked his recent competition. He competed in what was arguably the fight of the year for 2014.

He knocked down former champion Yuri Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) a total of four times in a barnburner of a fight in June.

Crawford beat up Gamboa

Crawford beat up Gamboa

Additionally he nearly sold out the Century Link Center in his hometown of Omaha. Earlier in the year he went to England and dethroned WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns(37-4-1, 11 KOs). One has to give Crawford the utmost respect. Most American fighters balk at going overseas, expecting to get an unfair verdict in a close bout. Fortunately the American completely dominated the fight. Last month he routed number 1 contender Ray Beltran (29-7-1) to cap off a stellar year in which most believe is a fighter of the year campaign.

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MAYWEATHER WINS 2014 TURD AWARD

“TURD OF THE YEAR” CHOICE UNANIMOUS

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA- Unbeaten and nearly 38 years of age, Floyd Mayweather continues to be a dick! His pissing on Manny Pacquiao in the press over his financial dilemma and taunting him with a May 2 date on Showtime PPV with a reported 80-20 split, all I can say is that’s Floyd who says, “I offered him $40 million before he lost twice, he can’t expect the same money now.”

AND YOU KEEP BUYING FLOYD’S BULL SPIT

If Floyd’s dissing Manny isn’t enough to make him boxing’s #1 turd ‘pound for pound,’ promising a great effort on his part and then running like a purse snatcher in the final round of Mayweather-Maidana II, a rematch we could have done without, that should convince you of Floyd’s being worthy od this award.

ROOKIE OF 2014 A GOLDEN HEAVYWEIGHT

Anthony Joshua snagged an Olympic Gold medal in 2012. As a professional with only ten fights (and ten KO’s), I haven’t seen a fighter with his skills, demeanor and fluidity in the heavyweight class in decades. Joshua appears to be the heir apparent to Wladimir Klitschko.

PROSPECT OF 2015 ON SHOWTIME THIS SATURDAY

154 lber. Julian Williams (19-0-1, 19 KOs) of Philly will be featured Saturday on Showtime vs. Edgar Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs). Handled by Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, Williams has shown good skills, an unchecked chin and superior ring generalship with everybody he’s been in with thus far.

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SHOWTIME FRIDAY: LARA DOMINATES SMITH

WBA CHAMP ERISLANDY LARA WINS EASY

Las Vegas, NV-In the first defense, Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 1 KOs) won impressively over Contender TV show veteran and former IBF titleholder Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) live from San Antonio, TX on a Friday night broadcast of Showtime boxing. The Cuban utilized his superior footwork to constantly frustrate Las Vegan Smith over twelve rounds. Easy bout to score as the southpaw from Cuba used that footwork to set traps and land accurate left hands.

Erislandy LaraAlvarez

Erislandy Lara

Smith attempted to close the gap as he only appeared to have success when Lara’s back was on the ropes. The Showtime commentators constantly hinted at Lara’s perceived unappealing style of a “boxer/mover.” That being said, it will be tough for the Cuban to get big fights. Scores were 119-109 twice and 117-111. Smith had bruising around both eyes.

FLOYD INTERVIEWED ON SHOWTIME BROADCAST

In a huge disply of bravado, Floyd Mayweather blasted the Pacquiao camp in an interview with Steve Farhood. He made it clear that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He generally accused Bob Arum for fooling the public that he doesn’t want to fight, and instead claims that they have been ducking him for years.

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AMIR KHAN TO DEVOUR DEVON ALEXANDER

ONLY ONE BOUT LOOKS GOOD ON SHOWTIME

Marcos Maidana-Amir-Khan

Marcos Maidana-Amir-Khan


San Francisco, CA- There only appears to be one “competitive” fight on this Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing card emanating from Las Vegas. And that one match, the Amir Khan-Devon Alexander clash, it maybe competitive on paper, but in the ring it looks like a rout in the ring.

NOTHING GREAT ABOUT DEVON

Devon Alexander is dubbed “Alexander The Great” and not for a reason unassociated with his boxing skills that are a tad better than mediocre. Granted, he lost a Technical Decision 10 to Tim Bradley and had the IBF 147 lb. trinket he won afterwards taken away from Shawn Porter, who lost the belt to Kell Brook. Truth be told, Bradley has been less than stellar ever since they away his third arm, AKA his head!

KHAN LOOKS LIKE EASY PICK

Although some will point to his chin, I’d be willing to say that Amir Khan does everything better than Devon Alexander. At this point, I can actually hear some of you yelling, “What about his chin?” To that I think Khan’s chin was put in peril by his struggle to make 140 lbs. Now fighting at 147 with a new trainer in Virgil Hunter, the Alexander fight is an excellent opportunity to make a statement at welterweight.

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WEEKEND WORLDWIDE BOXING RESULTS

Saturday, November 22 2014

PACMAN DRIBBLES ALGIERI LIKE BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua


Venetian Resort, Macao, China- Manny Pacquiao UD 12 Chris Algieri (WBO 147 lb. title). Manny (57-5-2, 38 KOs) knocks down New Yorker Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) six times for win. Scores: 119-103 twice & 120-102.

OLYMPIC CHAMPS UNDERNEAH THE “MANNY SHOW”

Former Olympic champ (2x) WBO 126 lb. champ Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) UD 12 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KOs) One knockdown in 12 rounds of domination. Scores were 120-107 thrice!

KING OF CHINA STILL UNBEATEN

Two-time Olympic champ Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) UD 12 Kwanpichit 13 Rien Express (27-1-2, 12 KOS) of Thailand. (WBO 112 lb. eliminator) Four knockdowns by power short Zou who wins with scores of 119-106 twice & 120-103.

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IS EMANUEL AUGUSTUS BRAIN DEAD?

Emanuel Burton

Emanuel Burton

EX-FIGHTER SHOT “EXECUTION STYLE”

New York, NY- Former light welterweight (140 lb.) boxer Emanuel Augustus (38-34-6 20 KOs), born Emanuel Burton has been shot in the back of the head in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday and is on Life Support. This is unfortunate news as another pugilist has fallen victim to violence. Names like Vernon Forest, Hector Camacho and Arturo Gatti come to mind as fighters who have met their demise due to conflicts outside of the ring. Initially, I was hoping for a full recovery. A report that he is “brain dead” has been unconfirmed and there are no suspects.

ONCE HIT FOE WITH TWO HANDS AT SAME TIME!

Many of Augustus’ fights were unique due to his awkward and weird style in the ring. He often entertained with his jerky and slick style. It was problematic for some, but most solved the puzzle after a few rounds. He was able to land a handful of title shots but lost them all beside a WBO & IBF Intercontinental bout against John Thaxton, which he won by TKO.

STOOD IN WITH SOME TALENT

Augustus shared the ring and dropped bouts a host a names, including contests against Ruslan Provodnikov and Vernon Paris in 2010 & 2011. He also faced Mickey Ward and the late IBF 135 lb. champ Leavander Johnson, who died from brain injuries in a later bout.

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FELIX VERDEJO NEXT PUERTO RICAN KING?

PROSPECT HAS PEOPLE TALKING

San Francisco, CA- Lightweight Felix Verdejo is being groomed as boxing’s next Puerto Rican superstar and the call is no short order. Puerto Rican fight fans have long been some of the most passionate on the planet and with good reason.

KINGS FROM THE LAND OF BORICUA

From the careers of World champions Carlos Ortiz (135 lbs.) and Jose Torres (175) in the 60s, to the multi-division reigns of the Wilfreds (Benitez and Gomez) in the 70s and 80s, to Felix Trinidad’s gargantuan-like run at 147, 154, this before losing to then 160 lb. king Bernard Hopkins.

AND THEM CAME THE MAN NAMED COTTO!

Most recently the island country is basking in the outstanding career of linear World champ Miguel Cotto,

Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto

who carved out a reputation for his willingness to step in the ring with anyone. The picture is clear, historically Puerto Rico has birthed some of the best and most exciting fighters. Verdejo has a great cloud of witnesses who have paved the way for his career.

JUAN MA “CRASHED & BURNED”

But these are no easy shoes to fill. Just ask Juan Manuel Lopez who was himself being billed as the next face of Puerto Rican boxing before twice being starched by Orlando Salido (in addition to two other men including Mikey Garcia). Simply put at just 31 years old Juan Ma is already a shot fighter. With Miguel Cotto’s career coming to a close, now is the perfect time for Verdejo to begin establishing himself as the one to carry the torch for his nation.

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THE NIGHT “ALI THE FIGHTER” DIED IN VEGAS

10/2/1980 FIGHT A RING DEATH TO MANY

Ali Training For Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali Training For Larry Holmes

San Francisco, CA- The overweight man you see with a mustache here is Muhammad Ali in the late summer of 1980. After a two year hiatus from boxing, this after besting Leon Spinks in a 1978 rematch, promoter Don King (only eight years into promoting) convinced Muhammad to come back and fight unbeaten World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on October 2, 1980, 34 years ago today. Actually, Ali didn’t need much convincing as DK was offering him $8 million reasons to fight again.

CHAMPION WAS SECOND FIDDLE HERE

A former sparring partner of Ali, Larry can be seen beating Ali up in a Deer Lake, PA training session in the movie, “Ali: Brains, Skill, & Guts,” taped in 1974 as Ali prepped for his “Rumble in The Jungle” with George Foreman. Holmes, AKA “The Easton Assassin” was 31 years young and 35-0, 26 KOs.

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