Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Everybody Knows the Fight is Fixed

"Everybody Knows"

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming

That's how it goes
Everybody knows

*bits of Leonard Cohen song.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gamblers should know

In a bet there is a fool and a thief.

Does this apply to fighters like Antonio Margarito and managers like Don King?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Edwin Valero is Pit Bull Tough.

In a sterling performance, Edwin Valero of Venezuela improved to 27-0 with 27 knockouts and retained the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title with a dominant ninth-round TKO over WBC interim titleholder Antonio DeMarco (23-2-1, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mex., Saturday in the main event.

Valero showed he was anything but one-dimensional as he outfought and, somewhat shockingly, outboxed the tentative and outclassed DeMarco while controlling all the rounds in a one-sided battle of southpaws.

He was considered for a fight with Pac Man but Manny keeps fighting bigger guys. What weight would they fight at? This is a small big guy buy often the punch does not follow the weight gains. he should do a Bernard Hopkins and dominate one weight class which for him is the Lightweight Division. Shane Mosely was a KO specialist at Lightweight but works hard for his KO's now at Welterweight.

The World's Greatest Pit Dog.