Jun 10 2007

Cotto has blossmed into something fierce

Miguel Cotto has arrived….Nobody must question his chin, his durability, his power at 147 anymore! He proved allot Saturday night in a tough, gritty fight with Zab Judah… He’s really grown over the years and now he’s showing he’s becoming seasoned…

Watch out welterweights!

Zab earned props in showing lots of heart himself and giving a great fight… Cotto however was too strong and complete to be denied victory…

Cotto though stayed disciplined sticking to his fight plan in the face of losing a point for low blows…. Miguel looks like a machine when he fights… He does not loose focus or fade.. He finishes, as he showed against Zab this past Saturday…..

I think with the momentum, confidence, and what he has shown in his past several fights… I would have to favor him against the Margarito vs. Paul Williams winner, Shane Mosley and even Ricky Hatton provided Hatton gets by Castillo….

Margarito has been looking far more beatable lately, Shane looked good in his last fight, but Cotto can punch and bring it…I don’t think Shane could keep Cotto off of him… Hatton I don’t think would be strong enough to last with Cotto either…

Ya, as it shows… I’m pretty high on Miguel right now… Cotto is dangerous right now…He has earned his high praise though and seems to get better with each fight…

Each fight with better fighters….Great fighters do that…


Jun 4 2007

This old dog can learn new tricks!

With all the bullshit flying around that boxing is dying I wanted to post this great article penned by Bernard Fernandez on Bob Arums promotional tactics and experience… Here is the link…http://www.maxboxing.com/Bernard/Fernandez060107.asp

When enough of that bullshit about boxing is dying is spread.. The naive actually begin to believe it… It’s like all those idiots that spout out insane predictions that the world is ending on this date… People get worked into a frenzy and think it might be true…

With ticket sales anticipated to reach over 20,000 for this weekends big fight Cotto vs. Judah.. Boxing is nearing no grave! Does 20,000 ticket sales resemble a faint heart beat of interest in boxing to you!? Ya, I thought so!

Arum is a old school but hip to the current trends promoter.. He has over 40 years of experience in staging BIG fights…. Electric fights such as Hagler vs. Hearns….

Arum is hip to the beat of making his shows more electric, with making the experience far more enjoyable for the fans with music, glitz, no long lapses in time between fights, and main events supported by solid under card fights…

Cotto vs. Judah is supported by a solid under-card that futures Yuri Foreman (22-0, 8 KOs) ( Who I seen fight in the amateurs many times, a good fighter) vs.Anthony “The Messenger” Thompson (23-1, 17 KOs) also Pac Man’s brother Bobby Pacquiao (27-12-3, 12 KOs) vs. Humberto Soto (41-5-2, 25 KOs) rounding out the under-card will be…Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (31-0-1, 24 KOs) vs. Grover Wiley who handed the shop worn Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. his last loss…

Arum knows how to pick a location such as Madison Square Garden to host a fight that will sell more tickets, get the ethnic fans attention and support, and create more fans….

Arum also knows how to support a great main event with a solid under-card as the above matches suggest….

Alright you guy’s… The next person that tries to tell you that boxing is dying… Have them watch this weekends fight and the atmosphere will be electric at the garden.. I have been to fights there before and they were great experiences…

They will see the truth.. As seeing is believing… Maybe then they will stop drinking that acadine kool aide that some of these morons are serving… At least they aren’t promising that a UFO will come take them to the promise land if they drink and stop watching boxing….

Oh ya you guy’s… With Ricky Hatton vs. Jose Luis Castillo coming up on the 23rd of this month….Bernard Hopkins vs. Winky Wright which might surprise some folks and turn out to be a better than anticipated fight, Klitschko vs. Brewster II and the rematch of Rafael Marquez vs. Israel Vazquez coming Aug. 4Th these fights will keep the momentum of boxing going as it’s going nowhere but up….

It’s ok…Go ahead… Sip on this cool aide… I guarantee you will like it….