|Big Dog’s Bits and Bites
By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Dec 16, 2014)
In the boxing scene there is always a buzz, no matter if a big fight is on the horizon, or not. So usual, there has been some buzzing as of late in the “bang for your buck” professional sport of boxing.
Eg: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao May 2, 2015?
Pacquiao wants Mayweather, Mayweather wants money, the fans want Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Amir Khan wants Mayweather, and Kell Brook wants Khan. Every contender wants Mayweather. And the beat goes on.
How long have the fans been demanding a Mayweather/Pacquiao showdown?
Honestly, it seems like forever. Six years too late it seems. Will it ever happen?
Money" May has been doing it for years, and has been flawless during his journey. He is a businessman, and a damn good one at that. Who has been ducking and dodging who? When it comes to random blood tests, urine samples, the size of each other’s payday, both sides have pointed fingers. Mayweather went on Showtime, said he wants Manny, Pac-Man responds with a "yep". So will this super fight ever take place? And if so, who will be the victor? It would most likely shatter the PPV records; the fight even brings in the water cooler fans. There are so many questions that can only be answered one way.... Fight, fellas!
Scoring at its best!
Boxing gets a black eye mostly by what? Not the lack of entertaining bouts, but by terrible scoring, and the ones who tallied up this past weekend’s fight that pitted now, former interim title holder Mauricio Herrera and Jose Benavidez, those cats couldn’t score if they had roofies in a morgue.
Oh, and Timothy Bradley won (the judges called it a split draw vs. Diego Chavez!)
The Oscar Escandon vs. Tyson Cave final tally... what is it with these judges? (Escandon's split decision victory over Cave). If there are any more bad calls, Teddy Atlas is going to pop a vein in his forehead.
Although Atlas can be aggravating at times with his commentary, the man has a point. There needs to be some serious changes on how these judges are picked to judge a bout. It is ridiculous to continue letting these so called judges ruin careers and fights. If these kinds of people continue to be called judges, I should be called an exotic dancer.
Wilder vs. Stiverne Is there another American heavyweight champ looming in the air?
With the recent announcement that there will be a January showdown against the undefeated heavyweight contender, Deontay Wilder, and WBC title holder Bermane Stiverne, American fans are awaiting for another American to be crowned.
There was a time the heavyweight division was ruled by the Americans, but, with the rise of the Klitschko’s, particularly Wladimir, the last USA native to hold a portion was, “let’s go champ” Shannon Briggs.
We witnessed the grit and guts that Stiverne possess when he took out former title challenger Chris Arreola, not once but twice. And facing a guy who is 6’7” with 32 consecutive victories via knock out. He will need to dig deep to defend his strap.
Both fighters have faced mediocre opposition, with the exception of a big name, here and there. Is Wilder the real deal? Or will the experience and will power of Stiverne derail the forthcoming American heavyweight champ?
Got to tune in for that one. One thing is for sure... all roads lead to Klitschko.
Doghouse Boxing would like to congrat former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham and his family, on the recent successful heart transplant for his daughter Kennedy. You keep fighting, we will keep praying.
Also, another congrats to the heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko and his fiancée Hayden Panettiere on the birth of their daughter, Kayla.
Be sure to check out HOB’s documentary on former fallen champion Johnny Tapia, entitled,
TAPIA”. And be sure to check out fellow DHB scribe, David Tyler’s review of the upcoming coming flick. TAPIA Review by David Tyler.
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