Here is another heaping helping of good news, bad news, crazy news and just plain weird news, around the fight world and entire rock we live on.
Evander Holyfield has Road Rage!
We have all been there; somebody cuts you off in traffic, swerves in your lane, or pulls out in front of you in some bonehead move. And bam, a great day just turned into a hot headed exchange of words, and foul sign language between you and another motorist.
In a recent Anti-Road Rage PSA, the former champion starred as the bonehead I was speaking of earlier, and pulled out in front of another driver, who in turn pulled over and began to taunt Holyfield, unaware that the one behind the wheel is the one and only, “Real Deal” Evander Holyfield. Of course the cat took off when he seen a serious looking Holyfield going eye to eye with his accuser. Not a bad commercial, but it still doesn’t beat the Tyson/Holyfield commercial where Mike gives Evander his ear back. (*You can watch the quick video embedded to the left of this text.)
No repeat for the Seahawks!
I am not a fan of either team in last night’s Super Bowl, but, I had predicted the Patriots would earn another victory. Just seconds left in the final quarter with Seattle on the goal line I figured my halfhearted prophecy would be shredded when powerhouse running back Lynch would most likely ram it in for the go ahead TD, instead, Russell Wilson threw the ball and undrafted rookie Butler would intercept the ball sealing the deal for Tom Brady’s fourth Super Bowl title. What about Deflategate?
Farewell to Promoter Cedric Kushner
Legendary boxing promoter Cedric Kushner passed away January 29th due to a heart attack. Kushner had a slew of heavyweights under his banner, which at one time included, Hasim Rahman, Shannon Briggs, Chris Byrd, Jameel McCLine and Oleg Masquev. Before boxing he promoted such musical artists as The Rolling Stones, Queen and Fleetwood Mac. R.I.P Kushner.
Hey TMZ, please stay out of Boxing!
If you want to know which celebrity is banging who, what they eat, where they party, etc. Check out the Celebrity Gossip website, www.tmz.com. But as of late, the gossip site has dapped there slimy hands in the boxing business, and unlike their aggressive photographers, they are not very good at making serious claims when it comes to the sweet science.
Pacquiao and Mayweather, the fight has been talked about for years, will it happen? At this point and time, I could care less if it ever materializes. But, TMZ recently reported that the fight was a go, which was refuted by Floyd Mayweather himself. I mean, seriously? You pay people to spy on ditsy reality stars, washed up actors, and now the site claims they have the inside scoop on the mega fight? I say, stick to covering teen Mom, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus’s crazy whacked out ass. Leave the boxing news to the credible reports in the business. And No, I am not speaking of chubby McQueen over at ESPN.com. Yah freaks!
It is time to hang them up Jeff Lacy
I often find it quite sad when an athlete, particularly when a fighter does not know when to call it a career. I witnessed it with Tyson losing out to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride, now, we are witnessing the fall, and continuing downward spiral from Jeff Lacy.
At one time, Jeff was one of my favorite fighters to watch, he was a great interview, and had something going for him. As many have stated, and I also have felt, Lacy has never been the same after his loss to Joe Calzaghe in 2006. Shoulder surgery had him down and out, and after his loss to Joe, Lacy never earned another world title. Jeff has not had consecutive wins since 2008, and with his recent fourth round TKO loss from the hands of Cuban Sullivan Barrera, it would appear that Lacy’s career is pretty much done. I pray he does the right thing, not for his career, but, for his health. We all cannot be an alien like B-Hop.
Now time for your Weird News!
If you are going to rob an individual and get away with it, it would be extremely smart for you not to use the victim’s iPad to take selfies of you and your partner in crime. And that is just what Dorian Walker-Gaines and Dillian Thompson allegedly recently did after stealing items from an unlocked car in Houston, TX.
The two dumbasses took photos and video clips of themselves with $5,000 and other items the two took, also declaring that they were a part Mayweather’s “Money Team”.
“This, my good people, is what we get from a good night’s hustle,” Walker-Gaines says in the video. No, this my good people, is when you have half-witted thugs not willing to work like a normal person, but chooses to be low life scum taking hard working individuals property. The incriminating photos where uploaded to the victims ICloud, and the two were arrested January 21st for Felony theft. Can you say, brilliance?