Because of the fact that there were so many things that happened in the supposedly-dying sport of boxing this special edition of Boxing in Particular is released earlier than expected.
Speaking of "boxing is dying" the original creator of that phrase Joe Calzaghe is rumored to staged a comeback on the very same sport he deemed dying.
It's funny how you say foolies on something which you obviously grasps tightly. Now who's the fool?
More details on the former super middleweight champion's rumored comeback in our regular issue come Friday.
Now on with the news.
Hopkin's Sweet Revenge, Fans' Not-so-Sweet Reception
After 17 woeful years Bernard Hopkins finally knew how sweet revenge is. It was real sweet for the 45-year-old future Hall of Famer who won a lopsided unanimous decision over long-time nemesis former heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr.
Hopkins, who kissed the canvass thrice due to numerous illegal rabbit punches and low blows, controlled the fight (is it really worthy to be called a fight?) quite effectively, picked his shots, and landed clean right and left hooks occasionally. (once every... nevermind)
Not bad for a 45-year-old but it's neither good for someone who schooled WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and who's expected to do the same boxing clinic Saturday night.
Both men were rushed to the hospital after the bout which was attended by a seemingly disappointed crowd of just over 6,000.
Live round-by-round coverage of the bout by MMA/Boxing website Fighthype.com was cancelled due to organizers' threats that if such live updates will be posted online, Fighthype will no longer be given access to future events.
Obviously, it was because of the low PPV sales and the cold-turkey reception from the general public.
A third and final encounter to finally settle the score, anyone?
Perhaps those people (about 15) mad enough to clamor for a third clash between the two not-so-titans can wait another 17 years for it to become a reality.
Just my two cents, Hopkins and Jones should call it a career. They have done enough to cement their legacy in the sport.
David Haye's Stellar Performance Sets up Potential Clash with the Klitschkos
Just before the so-so clash between soon-to-be senior citizens, (come to think of it, we're all potential senior citizens) David Haye put on a performance for the ages against two-time heavyweight champion John Ruiz.
Haye totally outclassed the American en route to a ninth round TKO. Ruiz, who was knocked down four times before his corner waved the white flag with still 59 seconds in the ninth, was simply no match to Haye's superior speed and power.
With the astounding win Haye retained the WBA heavyweight title.
Asked about his future plans, Haye expressed his desire to unify the heavyweight belts by fighting the Klitschko brothers.
Wladimir, the younger among the two Klitschkos currently holds the WBO, IBF, and IBO crowns was supposed to fight Haye last year but a back injury suffered by the British champion cancelled the superfight.
Vitali on the other hand holds the more prestigious WBC belt.
"My duty now is to provide excitement and entertainment, I'm nowhere near the complete article, but I'm getting there." Haye told the Associated Press .
Roach: Mayweather is Afraid of my Guy!
World class boxing trainer Freddie Roach in his interview with London's Boxing News , dissed out Floyd Mayweather Jr. claiming that the five-division world champion is afraid of facing pound-for-pound king and WBO welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao.
“Floyd’s scared of my guy,” Roach said.
The celebrated trainer also revealed that the only way that a Pacquiao-Mayweather clash will happen is when they go by the commision's drug-testing rules.
Roach added that Mayweather Jr. doesn't realize that he's killing his own sport with his outrageous demand on an Olympic-style drug testing.
Roach, however, believes that the loudmouthed American will be victorious against WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley in their upcoming fight on May 1.
Some Other Thoughts
WBA Interim superflyweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. has no idea on the terms of the contract of his scheduled rematch against WBC/WBA superflyweight champion Vic Darchinyan.
The Darchinyan camp claims that they have already signed the contract and that the ball is on Donaire's court but as of this writing Donaire claims that he hasn't seen the blue print.
The Adam Carolla (over?)statements on the issue of Philippines being a Pacquiao/Prostitution land has transpired into a humongous issue here in our home turf.
Actually, Carolla's statements has some semblance of reality into it. Moreover, the right reaction is to put things into proper perspective.
The sad truth is that such wide-spread prostitution really happens in our country.
Seems like my fellow Filipinos believe in the motto "Fight Fire With Fire."
Instead of wiping the mud in their faces the aggressors struck back and threw mud right back at Carolla.
A dirty game of attack and counter-attack. Not quite smart.
Let's get dirty! LOL
Next Case! Next Case! Next Case!