Emanuel Steward died yesterday, from a malady we can’t pronounce. But his impact on boxing was rather pronounced.
Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.
With a weekend so fertile for sports, the number three rings loudly through the five boroughs and beyond. The Yankees took three from the Mets, I’ll Have Another didn’t win the Triple Crown, and an unknown trio may have ruined a sport.
Sometimes the stench associated with the sport is foul and base and undeniable. Such was the case last night at the MGM Grand.
Bradley simply does not have the skills to stay with Pacquiao, even if he is only at 75 or 80 percent of what he once brought into the ring.
“Do I regret what I said? Absolutely not,” Mayweather said Tuesday. “I stand by what I said, and I meant what I said.”
Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t a fan of Linsanity. UFC president Dana White? He’s not too keen on Mayweather.
“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian,” boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweeted Monday. “Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is just rude, crude, and, if he doesn’t fight Manny Pacquiao, a coward.
Bernard Hopkins, a formerly sublime fighter who had a chokehold on the middleweight division for a decade, stuffed his feet, fists, and Everlast gloves into his mouth. Again.
Shane Mosley may have taken a limo to the arena, but he rode a bike around the ring, keeping his opponent, the tornadic Manny Pacquiao, at a distance comfortable for him but rather irritating to the viewers who dropped big-fight money for a tango with less contact than the average episode of Dancing With the Stars.
Appallingly, a dim light was cast upon the greatest sporting event in American history. It doesn’t catch the key demo, the ADD-addled culture carved by MTV and smoothed by its progeny. If we weren’t alive at the time, then it probably didn’t happen, and it certainly didn’t matter.
The guys opened up Tuesday’s show in a rather awkward manner as Boomer was all over Al Dukes for booking Scott Brosius, who the Booms is a big fan of, to come on.
Shane Mosley believes he’s doing Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s “dirty work” by facing Manny Pacquiao, and he has no intention of losing to the popular Filipino champion. Pacquiao and Mosley were in New York on Monday to wrap up a three-city press tour promoting their fight.
In 2011, WFAN’s Jason Keidel would like to see the following…