By J.D. Vena
Some say that it’s impossible to measure greatness. As a victim of public education, I don’t consider myself to be a math wizard. Therefore, if you only use simple math, the only kind I understand, then there is a mathematical reason why Manny Pacquiao is the greatest boxer of them all. Without using equations to measure accomplishments, then you cannot prove greatness. In the terms of boxing, this measure is determined by dominating your weight class and then dominating beyond that division until you surpass the successor that has climbed the most divisions. When a boxer wins boxing matches by knockouts, a boxer further increases their status of ring supremacy over other boxers before or since. Age, being young or old can also impact your greatness as longevity and earliest rise to the top is commendable. This is the equation I like to use when weighing greatness. It’s all about 4 pounds, the miniscule difference between what you weigh from morning and night. (continue reading…)
Saturday night from Mexico and Puerto Rico
HOBOKEN, N.J. (Feb. 23, 2010) – Styles make fights and Saturday night’s WBC light flyweight title bout between Filipino power puncher Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol and stylish Mexican boxer Omar “Giant Killer” Nino shapes-up as a potential classic from Guadalajara, Mexico on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view extravaganza.
The 12-round main event matches Mayol (26-4-1, 20 KOs), rated No. 2 by The Ring, defending his crown against the WBC No. 1 contender, former WBC light flyweight titlist Nino (28-3-1, 20 KOs). Also airing on the entertaining Guadalajara card, presented by Boxeo De Gala, is a 10-round WBC Youth lightweight championship bout between defending champ Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (21-1, 17 KOs) and veteran Angel Alirio “El Morocho” Rivero (21-7-1, 14 KOs).
BILOXI, Miss. (July 15, 2009) – Two of the best left-hook punchers in boxing, 8-time world boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and former 2-time super middleweight title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), will square-off August 15th in the 12-round main event to determine whom the better “hooker” really is today, headlining the “Hook City” pay-per-view show live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Jones defends his NABO light heavyweight title against Lacy in “Hook City,” presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions. (continue reading…)