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Not a boring moment. #BattleLosAngeles

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Not a boring moment. #BattleLosAngeles

An Ode To Coffee

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:
It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal™:
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of The Starbucks:
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over.
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the House of Mochas forever.
~Author Unknown

Pacquiao-Clottey Victory Predictable

In Uncategorized on March 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

The March 13 match between Filipino boxer Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao and Ghana native Joshua Clottey at the Cowboy Stadium in Texas left audiences a bit underwhelmed. Filipino fans claim they know Pacquiao will win — they were just betting on which round Clottey is knocked out, which never happened. Joshua Clottey invested on defense more than offense, making Pacquiao throw more unsuccessful punches, nevertheless making an effort to stage a good fight. With Clottey hiding behind his black gloves, Pacquiao won every round and won the fight in a unanimous decision. It was victory for Pacquiao as far as the judges are concerned, but a rather uneventful one for the fans — who paid for tickets to watch the show live. After the show, the media couldn’t help to carefully comment on the painfully obvious lackluster match. “People are jokingly asking for their money back”, a radio broadcaster quipped following a commentary. In past experiences, people jump up, cheer and scream with every punch the Pacman throws. Not this time. The last round seemed to be just a lot of waiting and no climax in sight.

So what does this mean for the sport? I always thought of boxers as warriors, gladiators, risking their lives for a living. The greatest fights were always those where the fighters are on the same level of fierceness, and you really don’t know who will win. I always believed that the sport was, first and foremost, for Glory not Gold. Is the latter the now the new boxing ideal? Be safe, take the money and live another day? If this is the case, everything that is good about the sport is lost. Where’s Rocky when you need him?