It was not out of blind faith that days prior to challenging Amir khan I told the deeply religious fighter that I felt his chances of winning were real good. He needed to weather an expected onslaught early in the fight, let his opponent build up false confidence (as he seems prone to), then gradually […]
By Mark F. Villanueva In the world of prizefighting where intimidation is a norm amongst fighters to gain a psychological edge against each other- its effects nearly physical to anyone inflicted with a shade of self-doubt- Irish Andy Lee daunts you in a curios manner, with steady values of humility and self-awareness.
Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13 – The boxing rematch between the Pound For Pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr. (36-0) and Argentine Marcos Rene Maidana (35-4) was a twelve round dissertation on why the fight itself was unnecessary.
By Mark F. Villanueva After a layoff of fifteen long months the highly talented boxer from Cuba had finally returned with an insufferable game plan in mind- to show off. Like a lover who had been away for too long for overseas work or other, he wanted to make his renewed presence felt strong and […]
By Mark F.Villanueva Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2012 – The crowd of the MGM Grand was charged with intensity as they eagerly searched for an end to nearly a decade of bitter rivalry between the Mexican prizefighter, Juan Manuel Marquez and Filipino boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao. The odds once again swayed in the […]