The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire
MOSLEY OFFERED OSCAR FIGHT
In yet another scoop for the Walter Winchell of boxing, I learned over the weekend that lightweight champion Shane Mosley was asked if he would fight Oscar De La Hoya in May. The offer made by HBO VP Lou Di Bella was for $5 mill, plus a small percentage of the Pay Per View revenues going to the Pomona, CA native.
MOSLEY SR. NIXES REMATCH
When I discussed this with Shane on Saturday night at the post fight party held at the Hard Rock Café, he put it to me like this. "Pedro, you know I want to fight Oscar. But my dad (Jack) doesn't want to take the fight right now. He thinks it will be a bigger fight later."
SETTING REAL GOALS
"I can beat Oscar. So, I wouldn't be fighting him for just the money. I feel I am the best fighter pound for pound, and beating Oscar would do things for me when it comes to being mentioned with the all time great fighters."
"Ike was off a long time and that hurt him. And Oscar showed a lot of heart in coming back. They should do it again. But you heard Oscar, he doesn't want it."
FLOYD GOES ROUTE
"Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather couldn't render Argentine Genaro Rios horizontal last night on TNT, and had to go the 12 round distance to prevail on scores of 120-108, 119-109, & 120-110. Mayweather retains the WBC 130 lb. crown and goes to 20-0, while Rios declines to 44-2.
BATTLE OF FADED FEATHERS
The undercard featured a matchup of former champions, Junior Jones (45-4) pumped some life back into his boxing career with a unanimous decision over Motown's Tom Johnson (47-6-2).
GUINNESS BOOK STUFF
One of the biggest people (figuratively and literally) in boxing has a Cholesterol reading higher than 325! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Somehow I can't believe longevity and quality of life are associated with numbers like that.
SAME OLD SONG
It seems yet another dweeb is trying to make a name off of ripping yours truly. And I'm only taking note of the item at boxingmania.com because it is riddled with misdirecting comments and fiction. First up, I did complain about the seats. Unlike this boob who had a Viagra like erection sitting UP in section 119, I haven't been that far from a ring in years.
WANTED TO BE WITH "NEW" CREW
So I gave up my ringside seat and asked if Rodney, Double "D," and myself could all be seated together. And as for my upgrading Dangerous Dan's seat, the move pushed him up 11 rows.
HE GET'S NO MONEY FOR HIS LIES
Mother Goose said a lot of things. But what the writer didn't say was that I was dressed piranha sharp, and that I had a pocket full of invitations to Oscar's post fight party, of which I didn't give him one!
SEEN IN FOUR SHADES
Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame was tugging at Magic Johnson's collar at the former Laker's Tyson-Botha post fight party. Having watched Ms. Anderson on TV, in two separate (and intimate) videos, and in person, I can only think what Hollywood icon does this tired looking anorexic sea hag have dirty pictures of?
When I was informed it was Pamela Lee, I almost fainted because the chick I was looking had the appearance of an "inexpensive" C-rated Sin City hooker.
T.O.P. LEAD WEIGHS IN
Just back from Europe, Brent Carter, the lead singer of Sony recording artists "Tower of Power" thinks referee Mitch Halpern should be sent back to the minors after "helping" Oscar out in that heated sixth round with Ike Quartey. "I thought he was going to take a point away from Ike for trying to knock Oscar out."
AIRING IT OUT!
I've got to expand a little on the De La Hoya-Quartey decision. It wasn't a blatant rip-off. And I never said, or even inferred that it was. Had the fight been ruled a draw, or if either guy had prevailed by a single point, I would NOT have had any complaints.
KEN MORITA SUCKS!
It was the 116-112, and 116-113 scores that didn't sit well with me.
OSCAR SHINED WHEN BACK WAS TO WALL
No one can dispute the bravado exhibited by De La Hoya as he came out for the 12th round. Knowing he needed a knockout, Oscar showed more in that three minute session of war than he had in 29 prior professional fights.
TIP YOUR HAT TO THE "KID"
While I feel compelled to pat Oscar on the back for showing his stones, one mustn't do too much back slapping. Because if we do, Oscar will go on another two year campaign of fighting no names and has beens.
The writer is a syndicated talk show host with the Talk America Radio Network(s) and has his own site at www.fighters.com
Mr. Fernandez can be reached with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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