By Sir Shondre
Just as an infant thirsts for nurturing; we the boxing public long to have our appetite for Mano-a-mano pugilism to be appeased. However; equally as much as an infant despises being forced to eat, we the boxing public are being force to ingest an unwarranted bout. No doubt the undercard will be a strong attempt to wash down this unseasoned meal but will only result in our needing to hang over one another’s shoulders with bibs well placed as we discard that which has been forced upon us to make room for a much more tantalizing five star entrée. A dish being seasoned within the hearts of true lifelong boxing fans everywhere and unexpectedly completed by the masses of new found boxing fans that love not the sport but the character of one individual.
Many salivate at the thought of a Pacquiao vs Mosley showdown while others like me simply wonder: What in the Hell (In the Duke voice to Morrison during Rocky V). How many times have we heard Uncle BOB and Freddie Roach say we will uphold the rulings of the boxing commission? Only to jump states and continue on with an Antonio Margarito match up that was banned by the very same commission they claim to uphold, within the state of Nevada as well as California. Even with a Public Challenge on every network known to man, Uncle Bob quickly dismissed a match-up with Shane Mosley and his golden goose Manny Pacquiao after his slaughter of Antonio Margarito. Now years later after a lackluster performance with a nearly unknown contenders fighter, and being beaten pillar to post by Floyd Mayweather Jr. suddenly in a risk vs reward act, Mosley sparks interests or dare I say, Dollar Signs $$$.
Oppositions within the days of rankings by governing bodies and mandatory defenses of titles won would evidently lessen the number of commas on a check or so it seems. Hence The two boxing Superpowers, Golden Boy Promotions And Top Rank Promotions have chosen not to concede to eithers demands due to personal issues amongst themselves and stage only in-house fights. The upcoming bout between Top Ranks “Pacman” and Now Golden Boy Defector “not so SUGAR Shane” show’s the world the reason why the Bout of Bouts for this era could never manifest into a signed contract. Not due to the egos of the fighters themselves, and large egos they do have…but the egos of oppositions that holds the key to the richest prize fight to ever take place. In short leaving us dissatisfied but willing to sample all dishes given due to our own insatiable hunger and love of the sport.
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