Boxing…

First, I have to say that I’m a casual boxing fan. So to all the purists, please go easy on me if my analysis isn’t on point. lol. I also have to give the disclaimer that I’m a Manny Pacquiao fan (it’s almost my obligation as a Filipino). Here are some random reflections from tonight’s fight:

1.) I’ve seen 50 Cent do the ring entrance with Floyd Mayweather before, but Justin Bieber’s in on it now?! I see Floyd’s business sense there, but if he were smarter, he would’ve chosen Tim Tebow.

2.) Miguel Cotto’s got heart. I’m definitely a fan of his.

3.) I think it was Larry Merchant who said that Floyd “went from a hip hop fighter to a rap fighter.” What does that even mean?! This can spark philosophical debate for generations to come. Hey, Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson…where you at?! lol.

4.) Manny Pacquiao did a lot more damage to Cotto than Floyd did tonight. Just sayin.

5.) Prior to tonight’s fight, I was very subjective in thinking that Manny could beat the living daylights out of Floyd (IF the fight were to ever happen…but that’s a whole debate in itself). After seeing Floyd in action again, I’m able to step back from the situation and look at it as objectively as possible — I don’t think Manny can knockout Floyd. He might be able to win by decision, but it would have to be done convincingly and with no margin of error.

6.) One of my friends thinks I’m a hater when it comes to certain sports stars. I hate on Floyd, Tom Brady, and Lebron James, but I give credit where it’s due — those guys have mad skills, yo. Tim Tebow? Well, I have a few different reasons which I’ve explained here and also again here.

7.) Finally, let’s be 100% real— despite the millions of dollars that Floyd Mayweather has made from this fight, let’s not overlook the fact that he’s going to be serving a jail sentence in June for beating a woman…and it’s for that reason why I’ll never respect him as a human being. Straight up.

uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.
According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.
Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.
[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement



It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.

According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.

Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.

[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement

It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.