December 8th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
LOOKING AT THE “BIG PICTURE” FOLKS
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.
LET ME BLOW FLOYD’S HORN PLEASE
People don’t know that Floyd does a lot of charitable work that he doesn’t seek credit for. But being an elected Philippine Congressman, that’s hard to top for anybody, let alone the Grand Rapids, MI native Mayweather.
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That and Manny had a string of fights, win, lose or draw that in the eyes of a good number of Pac’s wins were more entertaining and in two cases more damaging than Mayweather’s wins over notably Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley.
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December 5th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
SHOWTIME MAIN EVENT CARD FEATURES BROOKLYNITES PAST THEIR PEAK!Las, Vegas, NV- Zab Judah(42-0, 28 KOs) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs).Odds: Judah 9-5 favorite. I slightly lean towards Judah even though at 36 he is three years older. Judah does however possesses better speed and more power. Gave a good account of himself against 140 lb, champ Danny Garcia earlier this year. Judah has a suspect chin, but Paulie can’t punch. Zab is the safe bet on points. $50 dollars to win $90.
STRONG & PACKED UNDERCARD FEATURES HARD LUCK CUBAN
Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KOs) vs Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KOs). Odds: Even. Toss-up on paper. Slight edge goes to Lara. Both guys were dropped in their last bouts for the first time in their careers. Trout can’t punch, and Lara has more pop and sits down on his punches a bit. Both can box, but got to go with the Cuban Lara who has the better amateur pedigree. Wouldn’t bet money on it though.
ALEXANDER FACES QUESTION MARK IN PORTER
Devon Alexander(25-1, 14 KOS) vs Shawn Porter (22-0, 14 KOs). Odds:Alexander 3-1. Porter a live underdog here. Not sure which guy will show up. Not all that impressed by either guy, but Porter has some ability. Too many intangibles here. Pass on the bet. I expect Alexander to win a decision.If you can find odds, $20 clams on Porter to win $60 seems a fair risk.
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December 3rd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
December 2nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
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November 27th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA– With Macau being the backdrop for the Manny Pacquiao rout of Brandon Rios, there were obviously stories to tell. One involves Manny Pacquiao’s (55–5, 38 KOs) next opponent, while another is talk about the seemingly impossible, I’m talking about the “Thrilla’ in Manila II,” Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines!
SOURCE USED TO WORK FOR HBO (WINK-WINK)
My source goes on to tell me that there are some businessmen, near billionaires, they want to do Mayweather-Manny in Manila next year. Now the first thing you are thinking is that Floyd won’t fight any further than a few miles from his house in Las Vegas. Not a road warrior by any means, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) has always has always fought on American soil. Texas, Michigan, Atlantic City, California, Mississippi with Florida being the furthest he has ever fought as a pro from home.
FLOYD AIN’T GOING NOWHERE YOU SAY
So if you’re scratching your head at this point trying to figure out the direction in which I am going, if there’s one thing that impresses Floyd Mayweather it is money. Literally, “Money” is his middle name. So if some Filipino banker is willing to offer him a $100 million guarantee, this in addition the pay-per-view revenues, meaning Mayweather can make over $150 million for one fight, I think Floyd should take it with conditions.
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November 27th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
ERIC MARTIN STORY FROM THE ARCHIVES!South San Francisco, CA- Six years ago this week or last, I literally ran into Eric “The Prince” Martin for the last time. Running through the streets of this little city, a community a few miles south of The City by The Bay, Eric turned the corner at Grand & Maple. He was leaving the Physique Magnifique boxing gym. We talked, nothing major, exchanged holiday wishes and the next thing I know “The Prince” is dead. One of the worst eaters I ever knew, especially from an athletic point of view, Eric preferred McDonald’s over a filet, and in the end that would lead to his death. A type 2 Diabetic, that and complications from a tooth extraction brought Eric’s life to an end December 23, 2007 at the age of 48.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF GREAT BOXER SANS CONNECTIONS
Eric’s record is less than impressive. At the same time, he fought seven world champions, none of whom could stop the former San Francisco Police Dept. recruit, who left the academy to fight professionally. On any given night, he could be the best “boxer” in the world. The problem with Eric was two-fold. 1. He was a a great boxer who lacked the ability (punch or mean spirit) to finish guys. 2. That being said, he couldn’t sell tickets and his manager, the late Bill Mateo was about as straight as San Francisco’s Lombard St. Loyal to an ignorant fault, Martin wouldn’t listen to those of us (he was (8-2) that knew the game and cared, thus he stayed with Mateo and instantly became an underpaid opponent.
DIDN’T CRY WHEN BILL DIED
I mentioned Eric had fought seven guys who claimed world titles. Eric made the boxing world take note when he all but bi*ch slapped future World champ Lupe Aquino (22-1, 16 KOs) on the Larry Holmes-Marvis Frazier card in 1983 that resulted in an absurd draw. Not impressive physically, but always in shape, Eric needed four rounds to make the “house” judges realize he was in the fight, let alone winning it! Mateo, who died in 2005 from a heart attack, really had little regard for Eric, and like a guy in love with a crack addict, Martin put up with Mateo to a point where I might have wanted to end the manager’s life.
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November 25th, 2013 By Jarrad Woods
San Francisco, CA- Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) looked like he hasn’t missed a step against a game (but limited) Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) in a comeback bout this weekend. In a near complete shutout, Manny was able to beat Rios to the punch, land multiple combos and move laterally to an easy points victory. He appeared unaffected by his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and provided some needed inspiration for his fans and country, which is recovering feom a deadly storm. Pacquiao looked so well against Rios that he’s certainty going to have a few options if he continues to fight. Below are the best ones that come to mind.
THE “RUGGED” RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV
WBO 140 lb. guy Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) is a great option for Pacquiao and will provide another exciting bout to get Manny buzzing again. Ruslan, unlike several of Pacquiao’s opponents is coming off a solid KO ‘victory’ over Mike Alvarado and has a style that would compliment Manny’s well. This fight may be a bit risky, but not enough that it is unlikely to be considered. Both fighters share the same promotional banner (Top Rank) and this would appear to be one of the easiest fights to be made out of a short list of viable opponents. But Ruslan was spotted in Manny’s dressing room prior to him entering the ring against Rios, so it remains to be seen if these guys will become buddies or actually challenge each other in the near future.
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November 23rd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
BATTLE OF “THE JAWS” TONIGHT IN MACAU!
NO COUNTRY BACKS A FIGHTER LIKE PINOYS & PACQUIAO
Having watched other fighters raise national pride, Panama with Robert Duran, Nicaragua had the aforementioned Arguello, Britain for just about anybody that gets to the top of the ladder, Puerto Rico in days gone by with Tito Trinidad, Wilfredo Gomez and others, and of course, Mexico with Julio Cesar Chavez and the late Salvador Sanchez, each nation would block almost all business and consider them holidays. Still, there is no comparing any fan-base, be it in size or voice than the Manny Pacquiao fans I refer affectionately as “Pacnuts.” That being said, they are confident that Pacquiao will stop Brandon Rios, and start to regain the luster lost by the “sleep inducing” right hand of Juan Manuel Marquez.
DURAN’S MANAGER WEIGHS IN ON RIOS
One time Roberto Duran co-manager Hector Martinez, who only lost one fight in his life that included two Golden Glove titles, Senor Martinez calls his fellow Mexican-American Brandon Rios, “A ******* bum. Pete, are you crazy? He walks straight forward and will be a perfect opponent for come-backing Manny.” And then he continued, “Unless Manny’s all the way shot.”
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November 22nd, 2013 By Kevin Perry
WILL THIS BE PACQUIAO’S LAST BOUT?
Las Vegas, NV- Sunday, live from Macau, China, Filipino star Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) faces a typical foe in Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) on HBO PPV. The two will fight Sunday morning to accommodate the American PPV audience, and the fight will air live here Saturday evening at 9pm EST. Rios, who currently resides in Oxnard, Ca is the perfect foil if he follows the script. He marches forward relentlessly, has average footwork, and is limited defensively. Unless Pacman is a shot fighter after his 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) last year, he should gobble up the Mexican American like a power pellet.
RIOS EXPOSED BY BOXING
While Rios is a good fighter, his limitations were exposed in his last fight against limited boxer- brawler Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) in a 12rd unanimous decision loss, and a controversial split decision victory over Richard Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) last year . While no one is comparing Manny’s style to the defensive and technically sound Abril, the Filipino’s advantages in hand and footspeed are apparent, and the oddsmakers have Manny a clear favorite over the somewhat one-dimensional Rios.
Rios however is a good puncher, who throws in volume and has a wide array of punches including a stiff jab, left hooks and body shots. It should provide some good entertainment for the PPV audience regardless of the outcome. Manny would be best to not stand right in front of Rios to give him the opportunities he’s predictably looking for. While Manny is coming off of a knockout loss, Brandon has been in two brutal battles in a row against Alvarado in which he appeared hurt a number of times. The wear and tear of Rios should be considered a factor here as well even though at 27 he is several years younger than the 34 year old Filipino congressman.
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November 21st, 2013 By Jarrad Woods
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November 21st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
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November 17th, 2013 By John Signorella
New York, NY- This Saturday night, the eyes of the combative sports world will be focused on the highly anticipated return of global superstar Manny Pacquiao‘s attempt to prove he’s still got the “goods” in a highly intriguing affair of consequence.
BIG TEST TO SEE WHAT PAC’S GOT LEFT
After being floored in emphatic and dramatic fashion in his last bout (more on that subject later), multidivisional champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) looks for redemption when he faces durable rugged former champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) over 12 or less rounds of welterweight (147) pound at the Cotai Arena Venetian Resort in Macao, China. Televised coverage begins at 9:00 PM ET on HBO PPV.
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November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
Corpus Christi, TX- (HBO) Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) KO 8 Roman Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KOS) (Wins WBO 130 lb. title) Martinez stunned everybody by dropping Mikey in the second, but that appeared to be his zenith as Garcia fought his way back and never let go until the end that was the result of a body shot from Garcia at the :57 second mark. Mikey shined, good mettle, but I wonder about that chin as the light punching Puerto Rican dropped him with a counter right.
TENTATIVE NONITO KO’S DARCHINYAN
Former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KOs) TKO 9 Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) (126) Twas’ a rematch of July 7, 2007 KO win for Nonito, who looked uneasy and was losing on points before dropping Darchinyan with a left hook, this after he himself had eaten a Darchinyan uppercut. Up and wobbling, Darchinyan was getting battered about the ring until the referee had seen enough. Donaire has peaked and need be careful in selecting foes as he is ready for the taking. Time was 2:06.
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November 9th, 2013 By Jason B. Nava
San Francisco, CA- After Nonito Donaire nearly decapitated Fernando Montiel back in 2011 in the second greatest performance of his career, HBO began to showcase him as the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao; a multi-dimensional superstar with speed, intelligence, and two fisted power. Donaire ran through his opponents in dominant fashion but there was one problem: he was boring. The executives at HBO quickly found out that the “Filipino Flash” was more boxer than puncher and unless his opponents were coming straight at him as Montiel, Jorge Arce, or Vic Darchinyan, whom Donaire rematches this evening, his bouts were more likely to put viewers to sleep rather than his opponents.
MATCHMAKER NIGHTMARE IS TWO COUNTERPUNCHERS!
The best example of this came a little over a year ago, during Donaire’s bout against Japanese legend, Toshiaki Nishioka. Both men are counterpunchers by nature who wait for their foe to take the initiative before striking. Their reluctance to engage one another resulted in a staring match between the two fighters, drawing boos and catcalls from the fans at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. What made their dance with one another even more agonizing to watch was that they were following a Fight of the Year candidate in Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 1, a barnburner that saw neither men shy away from war.
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November 5th, 2013 By Zak Attack
MOST BORING LIST “DREW” HEAT
Los Angeles, CA- I am the type of person who likes to get the bad over with to enjoy the good. A few days ago, I detailed the most boring fighters in the sport of boxing today, from which there was a lot of blow back for having IBF (175 LB.) champ Bernard Hopkins . Now, I’d like to celebrate the most entertaining boxers.