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By Reni M. Valenzuela Top Rank and HBO are closely knitted now than ever. And they are “potent” allies determined to take boxing for a ride. By aggravating the situation and deepening the rift between two warring factions in the sport, how superficial of anybody to think that the fans and boxing community would be [...]
By Reni M. Valenzuela Lest they forget, boxing is first a sport (not business) before all else. However I look at it, HBO’s sudden dumping of Golden Boy Promotions is a big, reckless disservice to the sport, with HBO’s management allowing personal and/or professional rift among “cats and dogs” in the business side of boxing [...]
By Boy Blue P. Filomeno Did Pacquiao play opossum in Part IV? Why Juan Manuel Marquez expresses disinterest in a fifth encounter with arch rival Manny Pacquiao? Could it be that JMM has 100 reasons that he kept close to his chest? Even his trainer Nacho Beristain and hall of famer Marco Antonio Barrera expressed [...]
By Aldo Filomeno The Filipino Flash has one the most powerful punches, with lightning speed and topnotch footwork. An extraordinary and intelligent pugilist, he can switch anytime from an orthodox to southpaw, to confuse an enemy.
On boxing being a dying sport: If boxing is in a demise, it started with Don King and pay-per-view, 10 years, 15 years ago. Young boxers to me would be scared to hook up with such a man as it seems most of the men he and his like had dealings with end up broke. [...]
I believe it needs a governing body, like FIFA for soccer. But more importantly, in all honesty, if the game is suffering it’s suffering from a lack of ostensible controversy and intensity. Like Tyson, Nigel and myself and Naseem used to do – remember how you just HAD to watch our fights, even your friends [...]