By Ludwig Daza Scathing words cut deepest, especially when these words were drawn from a figure of speech and thrust innocently like an idea was plucked from nowhere and the object do not have an inkling of what these words mean because such were uttered in a language not of his native tongue, and coming as it does from a person whose deportment in a life is adorn with … [Read more...] about MAYWEATHER’S WORDS CUT LIKE A KNIFE
By Ludwig Daza Manny Pacquiao said he underestimated Marquez in their third fight and was surprised that Juan Manuel Marquez came in the ring heftier and stronger. “I underestimated him so I didn't do plyometrics,” said Pacquaio. … [Read more...] about PACQUIAO UNDERESTIMATED MARQUEZ (WOULD YOU BELIEVE?)
By Ludwig Daza It’s been ages since the Knickerbockers were considered as perennial contenders in Eastern Conference Final, if not the NBA plum. Those were the days when the franchise player of the team was Patrick Ewing, surrounded by talented players like Allan Houston, Charles Oakley, Chris Childs. Before these, the era of Ewing, Greg Anthony and John Starks energized the … [Read more...] about OFF TOPIC: WHO SHOULD TAKE THE LAST SHOT, JEREMY LIN OR CARMELO ANTHONY?
By Ludwig Daza When it was reported that Floyd Mayweather personally called Manny Pacquiao to talk about a possible fight, I thought maybe this fight is finally going to happen. But when Mayweather announced that his next fight will be against Miguel Cotto, then I surmised that such dream fight will remain just a dream. But I still gave myself a chance that I might awaken … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao: The Pacific Storm About To Leave An Area Of Responsibility
By Ludwig O. Daza After several predictions that turned prophetic, I thought I had finally figured out how a boxing match will unravel (save for those matches that are marred by freak accident and prick fighters and referees), and therefore a bet between and among friends would mean cold hard cash and enrich me a little at their expense – a thought that will haunt me for … [Read more...] about SAME FATE BEFALL TWO MEXICAN WARRIORS
By Ludwig O. Daza To fight fans used to watching Manny Pacquiao steamroll his opponents, that last fight with Juan Manuel Marquez was a big letdown. After the 4th round I still can’t believe my eyes. Pacquiao hasn’t jolted Marquez with his power punches. Not a single punch found a mark, while Marquez had already planted a lot of doubts in Manny’s mind with telling blows to … [Read more...] about MANNY PACQUIAO: A STALLED MACHINE
By Ludwig O. Daza There is something wrong and right in my fights with Marquez, and the third fight will correct the wrong, said Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao in a press conference in New York to promote his upcoming, and possibly the last fight with "Dinamita" Juan Manuel Marquez, considering his firm resolve to erase all doubts as can be gleaned from his behavior towards Juan … [Read more...] about PACMAN PACQUIAO VS DINAMITA MARQUEZ III: TO ERASE ALL DOUBTS
By Ludwig O. Daza Nonito Donaire certainly wasted a lot of punches against Omar Narvaez. These punches, except for a few, were blocked. That was a bad fight for Donaire whose star billing is in the upswing; styles make fights so they say, and the style of Narvaez can make his opponent look bad. Donaire hit a wall right there in the street of New York and picked a bad apple … [Read more...] about NONITO DONAIRE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER
By Ludwig O.Daza Boxing fans were disgusted with what happened to the Dawson-Hopkins fight, and the Mayweather-Ortiz fight seemed like a punch to the solar plexus of the pay-per view customers. I wonder if these incidents would affect the pay per-per view results of the upcoming Pacquiao-Marquez fight. … [Read more...] about Double Whammy
By Ludwig O. Daza The big difference between Juan Manuel “The Maestro” Marquez and Erik Morales is stamina and recuperative power; but in all aspects of the game, however, these two warriors are strikingly similar. The first and second fight with Manny Pacquiao where Marquez suffered four knockdowns but was able to salvage a draw in the first fight and a split decision in … [Read more...] about Juan Manuel Marquez: The Maestro of Counterpunching
By Ludwig O. Daza When Floyd Mayweather fought DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, his ring generalship still had rough edges. Yes, he was slick, but he was a bit mechanical in his execution. He would dart in and out without the balance and smoothness that he possesses right now. But he was able to compensate with slickness and quickness, frustrating DeMarcus Corley to no end. … [Read more...] about Mayweather: Protecting his Legacy (Part II)
By Ludwig O. Daza To what extent would one go through just to protect a reputation, or a legacy for that matter? If you have millions in the bank, and you’re offered more millions in exchange for a chance to shut up your detractors, but you have to put your legacy on the line, would you take it? Will the real Pretty Boy stand up, Please! … [Read more...] about Mayweather: Protecting a Legacy (Part I)
By Ludwig O. Daza Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire’s win over Fernando Montiel was a flashback to that moment of glory in Philippine boxing years ago brought by Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's win over Marco Antonio Barrera. That win by Manny brought him to the consciousness of the boxing fans the world over. That win ushered to Manny financial gains he would never have … [Read more...] about NEXT STOP: NONITO DONAIRE IN THE BIG APPLE
By Ludwig O. Daza This is supposed to be the fight that would test the mettle of Floyd Mayweather amid the criticism of his cherry-picked foes. Since his fight with Diego Corrales, his opponents have been small (Juan Manuel Marquez), over the hill (Oscar De La Hoya) and slow (Carlos Baldomir). Zab Judah measured up to Mayweather’s skills, but his mental toughness was … [Read more...] about “Vicious” cheap shot?
By Ludwig Daza Many things have been said about Floyd Mayweather’s anemic stance on a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao, who is considered as the no. 1 pound for pound fighter in world. These statements range from vituperate to vapid, depending on whose side the person making the statement is, whether anti or pro-Mayweather. … [Read more...] about Misbehavin Mayweather