Like the fight or not it is fight week for the biggest event in boxing so far this year. Here are some random thoughts on the Pacquiao-Mosley fight and everything surrounding it.
· I am not jumping for joy in excitement of this fight but I am looking forward to this coming Saturday. I think it has the potential for a highly entertaining fight while it lasts due to the aggressive nature and styles of both fighters
· Also when Pacquiao fights it is simply must see TV. He brings the biggest crowds and most excitement of any fighter today. He provides a show and true entertainment when he gets into the ring which is good for boxing
· I will admit I have no intention of paying the $60 for this fight and will watch a bar likely for a small cover charge. I normally order the PPV’s at home where I feel I am better able to concentrate on the fight but just don’t want to pour out the cash for this one
· Look later this week for a full preview, breakdown, and analysis along with prediction of the PPV event
Promotion and Fight Camp 360
· Fight camp is not bad but it is not HBO 24/7. I know 24/7 is a marketing tool complete with catchy tunes, staged shots on the speedbag, and the great voice of Liev Shrieber who I have said he could describe paint drying and I would watch but I don’t care. I still love 24/7 despite knowing what it is because it gets me excited for boxing
· In defense of Fight Camp episode three that was on CBS this weekend was much better. Also you can only do so much excitement on this fight. They don’t have much to work with because while this is not a bad thing per se but bad for drama both guys are genuine nice decent individuals who have no personal grudge with each other. Manny and Sugar will look to decapitate each other once they enter the ring solely because it is their job to do so. No bad guy, no animosity, no crazy family members, etc. leads to not much of a thrill on the preview shows
· Again, I miss Liev Shrieber’s voice. Come on, imagine in his voice as the sun is rising “while most paint is sitting on a Home Depot Shelf at 5am this paint has already applied two coats and awaits drying for final finish and edging.” You know you would watch that paint dry as long as he kept describing it
· I am really looking forward to Kelly Pavlik’s return. I wish him the best and hope he has put alcohol behind him. He is a fine exciting fighter with a great fan base which is sadly too rare for boxers these days. If Pavlik can get back to the top it will be a great story for boxing and inspirational for anyone struggling with alcohol, drugs, or other addiction.
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