By Lester Salvador I've discussed the upcoming Miguel Cotto vs. Manny Pacquiao fight many times with my friends and casual boxing fans I run into. I've seen how the media can hype up a fighter and make him out to be something he is not, especially in Manny's case. It always makes me laugh when you witness people buying into the Pacman hype train, I had a good laugh … [Read more...] about Can Manny Pacquiao handle Cotto’s left jab? The answer is simple…NO!
By Lou Block I love the sport of boxing, been a fan for a long time and I respect the fighters for having the guts to step into the ring, but I do not respect those fanatics who become engrossed with a fighter, that they would even threaten you with violence. These fans are not fans of the sport of boxing, they are fanboys who only root for one guy and they treat him like … [Read more...] about Fanboys Make It Easy To Root For The Other Guy
By Manny Masongsong I am an avid boxing fan and watched fights for over 50 years. I travel on business practically almost all my professional life and every time I had the opportunity, I watch boxing matches on TV in my hotel room, at the Sports Bar, theater and so on. In most of the fights that I have watched, it seems common sense prevails. If you don't hurt your opponent … [Read more...] about The Keys To Winning Pacquiao Vs. Cotto
By Reynaldo G For those of us who are familiar with Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, we know that these two warriors don't need to hype up a fight with their mouth, even though they are men of few words their fists do the talking. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a good con artist, when it comes to selling us a fight, he can fool the public into believing the hype he promises us … [Read more...] about Pacquiao vs. Cotto, “Hey Floyd, Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
By Lester Salvador On February 15, 1964, a valiant Puerto Rican fighter by the name of Carlos Ortiz traveled to the Philippines and destroyed their hero Flash Elorde in 14 rounds of a 15 round boxing match. History will repeat itself on November 14th, 2009, this time it will not go past the 5th round. I have been reading many of these Manny Pacquiao followers comments … [Read more...] about Cotto will KO Pacquiao like Ortiz did to Flash Elorde! Bet on the Boricua!
By Lou Block As the 2nd episode of HBO 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto finished up, it is evident that Manny Pacquiao is not focused and enjoying his life as a celebrity more than being a boxer. Miguel on the other hand is focused, hungry, and a great family man. When you get a glimpse of some of Manny Pacquiao's training and sparring you can see his lack of focus. Last episode you … [Read more...] about Pacquiao’s change in demeanor, Cotto the quintessential family man
By Lou "Cinder" Block I have received a ton of biased and even vulgar comments on my previous articles by irate fans, some even questioning my knowledge of the sport. Well to these guys if you ain't riding Pacman's wagon you are the enemy and an idiot who does not know boxing. In my recent piece " The only way Pacquiao can win is if Cotto has an off night" I was blasted … [Read more...] about All Time Great Status (Pacquiao/Mayweather) A Comparative Look
By Lou Block Paul Williams is one of the most avoided boxers in the game today! With his combination punching, his stamina, his reach and height advantage can you blame guys like Manny Pacquiao and Kelly Pavlik from facing this genetic specimen? I know if I was a manager and I wanted to protect my fighter I for sure would avoid Paul "The Punisher" Williams like the … [Read more...] about Paul Williams the modern day Henry Armstrong
By Zato In Bob Arum's weekly blog In My Corner for the Las Vegas sun detailing the lead up to the Nov. 14th Pacquiao vs Cotto fight, he describes Manny's training camp in Baguio, how he has never seen any other boxer train like the pacman and compares him to the late Bruce Lee. Pacquiao who many boxing fans have liken to the martial arts legend, mainly due to their … [Read more...] about Bob Arum “Manny Pacquiao, Bruce Lee style of boxing”
(Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images) By Dar Mead When equals meet, talent and acquired skill is almost neutralized or even becomes ineffective. It is the battle of power, strength and developed technique plus the sacrifice in training coupled with a discipline that a plan can become effective in its application to defeat an opponent. This was reflected in the Lyoto "Dragon" … [Read more...] about Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua a rematch needs to happen
By Erwin Lastimosa First off I would like to commend HBO for bringing the fans yet again another high quality production of their award winning series 24/7. I will be quick and to the point of my complaint of this recent episode of 24/7. My problem is that HBO was trying to portray Manny Pacquiao as a man changed by the fame and all of the trappings that come with … [Read more...] about HBO editing does wonders for Cotto’s image, Manny’s not so much
By Lou "Cinder" Block Those who have watched HBO 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto last night could see the change in the Pacman. It was a different side, an inconsiderate side that I had never seen before. Roach made a comment about Pacquiao being happy over the small things before but not so much today, like when Manny came to the gym and was happy because he got a new pair of … [Read more...] about Is the Pacquiao/Roach relationship beginning to sour?