By Josh Meador: Last night I was awakened from my slumber around 2:30am via text message from a good friend and fellow boxing enthusiast, saying “Pacquiao Vs Mayweather March 13th. I found it hard to go back to sleep after receiving that message. By the way thanks a bunch Harjot.
Did any body out there really think that all the rumors about Manny fighting Forman and Floyd fighting the younger of the two Hatton brothers have any levity to them at all? Seriously folks check you heads? I refused to buy into the hoopla when I first heard these rumors circling mostly because they absolutely made no sense what so ever! I quickly realized that they were nothing more negotiation tactics applied by both sides of the fence attempting to gain the upper hand. If you believed that rubbish for even a nano second then allow me to direct you to feed upon some of the other garbage articles that have been posted by less than sincere writers on this site. Bon appetite! Oh and when you done eating I also have some prime real estate to sale you as well.
What an exciting resurgence of the sweet science we are witnessing! Now only if the Heavy weight division would some how become interesting and relevant again. It seems the little guys have been baring the brunt of the load for quite sometime now. Certainly we must give a grateful nod to the 168 division tournament that Showtime managed to put together. So far this has been extremely stimulating and entertaining. Even the controversy surrounding the some what lack luster performance and questionable decision of the Froch vs. Direll fight was fun to witness. By the way look for Kessler to rebound against Froch in the second round of the tournament.
I’m really hoping this tournament thing will gain so much momentum that the other division will be forced to do the same! Although personally, I would much rather prefer a 16 man single elimination format. That way no legitimate contender in the division would be left out, and despite all the belts we would have one clear cut champion when everything thing shakes out. May I also suggest that these tournaments take place in every significant division once every four years like the Olympics? That way we give sometime for the suspense to build a bit.
Last night in Australia one of my personal hero’s and all time boxing favorites Roy Jones Jr. was savagely beaten and mercifully stopped in the first round of action by Danny Green in a cruiserweight title bout. I think we are all hoping at this point that Roy hang’s up the gloves and retires after suffering this defeat. I know that he has signed up to fight a rematch with Bernard Hopkins in 2010 but would be foolish to step into the ring again. I realize that Hopkins is more the boxer than the slugger/power puncher that would give Roy the threat of being knocked out again, but why further tarnish your legacy? He will never regain the overall supremacy he once held not only in his respective division but in the pound for pound ratings as well. My how the great have fallen? In fact it’s down right tragic to see how badly he has damaged his legacy by continuing to fight well beyond his prime. Roy easily would have been regarded as one of the top ten fighters of all time if he would have retired after winning the heavyweight title from John Ruiz. Apparently knowing when to quite apart of greatness as well.
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