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Will Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Fight the Pacman or Not?

Tomorrow, the world stops to sit and watch the flamboyant Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather do battle with Mexico’s Saul ‘El Canelo’ Alvarez in what is undoubtedly boxing’s biggest fight ever. 892 more words


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September 2013. More than a year ago, I made a bold prediction on the possibility of a blockbuster Mayweather - Pacquiao fight. I ventured that if the fight was going to happen, it would have to be on the 2nd to the last of Money May's 6-fight contract with Showtime. Two fights and more than a year after, we are looking at this fateful fifth fight for Floyd, and he is finally saying that he is ready to get it on. Wow!!! Stop the press, guys!!! This has got to be the best Christmas gift the boxing world can ever have, the best Christmas gift  boxing can offer the public. This is it, folks, the fight of the century!!! [caption id="attachment_9074" align="aligncenter" width="450"]pac2 Boxing's most sought-after dancing duo. Will they finally take center stage? (Courtesy of gamesportsjournal.com)[/caption] It looks like Money May has demonstrated his astute business acumen by milking the fight to the very hilt. First, he takes evasive action by feigning a disinterest to fight Manny. Like an elusive woman being courted, he lets Manny react to his whims and caprices. Next, he gets two more wins against the Argentinian, Marcos Maidana, upping his unblemished record and making him the clear senior partner in this dance duo. Along the way, he slyly feeds morsels of hope to a salivating public by alternately agitating, taunting, and then denying discussions about a possible dream fight. [caption id="attachment_9076" align="aligncenter" width="450"]pac3 The Fight of the Century (courtesy of latinpost.com)[/caption] Manny, on the other hand, keeps his part in a storyline that - despite its twists and turns - has been slowly climaxing. This blockbuster fight had almost become irrelevant when Manny was mercilessly KTFO'd by his arch-rival, Juan Manuel Marquez. But Manny comes back strong, putting up three virtuoso performances - thrashing the brash brawler, Brandon Rios; avenging his questionable loss to the undefeated Timothy Bradley; and scoring six exciting knockdowns to put the exclamation point in his latest tiff against another upcoming, undefeated kid, Chris Algieri!  Suddenly, Manny looms as the only legitimate challenger to Floyd's immaculate record. And talks of a possible match-up are back in the air. [caption id="attachment_9077" align="aligncenter" width="450"]pac4 THE best Christmas present for the boxing world! (Courtesy of latimes.com)[/caption] And with no less than the likes of boxing legends Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and even Juan Manuel Marquez  all calling for Floyd to step inside the ring with Manny, it looks like the time has finally come.  Will we finally be watching the superfight on May 2 next year?

November 9 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – November 9 *

1731 – Benjamin Banneker is born free in Ellicott Mills (now
Ellicott City), Maryland. He will become the builder… 510 more words

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In Living Color's Most Interesting Fight Sketches

Back in the day In Living Color was the funniest show around what with Homey The Clown and such.

The show also frequently liked to showcase sketches related to the fighting arts with Mike Tyson parodies, ninja appearances and peculiar self-defense classes. 28 more words

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” Last night I dreamed that I was a child out where the pines grow wild and tall
I was trying to make it home through the forest before the darkness falls… 1,490 more words

CHLA, Church Team Up For Community Health And Wellness

COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a South L.A. church celebrated the one-year anniversary of their community fitness program.

The event was highlighted by a celebrity in boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, who said the cause is near and dear to him: “When it’s all said and done, it’s your health that counts.” 260 more words


Ranking The Ten Best Fighters Of The 80's

Bleacher report columnist, Briggs Seekins, ranks the 10 best fighters of the 1980’s – a great decade for boxing. I don’t agree with the order of things but it brings up some great fodder for debate.

Check out the list HERE

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