The Aftermath: The Golden Boy VS The Pretty Boy

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The Aftermath: The Golden Boy VS The Pretty Boy

The Golden Boy VS The Pretty Boy is in the books. Here are some thoughts:

The fight wasn’t that close

Mayweather put on a masterful performance and completely out-boxed De La Hoya. The judges were obviously swayed by a crowd that seemed to be pro-De La Hoya outside of like two-hundred people. Every time De La threw a punch (most of which didn’t land), every blond, fake Dior wearing, silicone enhanced Platinum Digger in the crowd went bonkers. As we know, Platinum Diggers can get their scream on. Mayweather’s clean punches were greeted with silence. The judges shouldn’t have been so swayed. The judge that had Oscar winning was more out of his mind than an early 90’s pig-tailed Rave Girl on E-Tabs. I had it 8 rounds to four, Mayweather. The second half of the fight he had Oscar in deep water. In a 15 round fight, Mayweather would have drowned him. (I am not going to say “I told you so” but I knew Oscar has trouble with skillful fast boxers, read: Cinco de Mayweather: De La Hoya VS Mayweather)

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Give Mayweather some credit

Oscar had the ring he wanted, the weight he wanted and the gloves he wanted. Mayweather was a clear two weight classes smaller that Oscar. And he was still able to make pretty easy work of the future Hall of Famer. Oscar deserves mad credit as well as he has had a career of stepping into the ring with anyone. That’s gangster.

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Larry Merchant

Larry Merchant gave one of the most biased commentating sessions anyone has ever heard. He couldn’t make a single comment that was Positive towards Mayweather or negative toward The Golden Boy. Oscar and Merchant also exchanged a weird look at the end of the fight that made me uncomfortable. At least congratulate Mayweather for winning the Richest Prizefight in Boxing History.

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Jim Lampley

Lampley is typically one of the classiest figures in Boxing. Which makes it seem so strange that he took the opportunity to take a parting shot at Mixed Martial Arts:

“Will boxing have to cede its place on the stage to other fighting forms, like mixed martial arts? Mixed martial arts is entertaining. The kind of skill level you saw in the ring tonight – there’s nothing in mixed martial arts which is within light years of what Mayweather and De La Hoya are able to do with their hands.”

If Lampley is worried about the “younger demographic” liking MMA more than Boxing, dissing MMA isn’t the best way to go about getting new fans.

MMA VS Boxing

MMA and Boxing are two different sports, end of story. All the talk of Mayweather would get killed by whoever is the UFC champ in the Octagon is worthless. Tiger Woods would kill Michael Jordan on the Golf Course and vice versa, Allen Iverson would destroy Wayne Gretsky on the asphalt and vice versa, Smelly Kater would dismantle Jerek Deter surfing and vice versa, Smarty Jones would crush Amarillo Slim on the Race Track and vice versa. I would beat them all in a Swooping Models and Exotic Dancers Game Competition and I have guys in my crew that would beat all of them in a Street Fight with Gun Play. It is what it is.

Boxing and MMA can co-exist. There are people that just like watching fighting and combat sports. I am one of those. If I lived in Ancient Rome, I would be ringside at The Colosseum, dressed in the height of fashion, with two Italian girls feeding me grapes, gluping Vino, while watching Gladiators kill each other. True G’s will always appreciate both sports.

Max Kellerman

Kellerman deserves some props for firing back at Lampley with this:

“I disagree with Jim. I think there are mixed martial artists who are operating on a very similar skill level in what they do to these fighters and that’s one of the reasons that the sport’s becoming very popular.”

Kellerman, keep in mind, is the heir-apparent for the commentating crown and was smart to take advantage of Lampley’s bad move. Kellerman wins by decision.

Side Note I:

Vargas VS Mayorga is in the works but HBO seems like they don’t want the fight. Bad play. This could be the most action packed fight on the Docket.

Side Note II:

Gatti and Ward together again. This time Ward will be in Gatti’s corner against Alfonso Gomez of Contender fame (the only reality show I can really stomach). Should be can’t miss action between two Playboy/Boxers.

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Side Note III:

Boxing should take a page out of the UFC’s book and start promoting Boxing Cards not just one big fight.

Side Note IV:

Hit a trifecta on the Kentucky Derby earlier in the day and rolled the winnings into Mayweather by Decision and rolled that into a late dinner with six twenty-one year old Southern California girls with my main Running Partner. Like Butch and Sundance. Outlaw G’s. Not a bad way to start Summer….. The Rest is Up to You……..

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Michael Porfirio Mason
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AKA The Golden Pretty Boy
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8 Comments on "The Aftermath: The Golden Boy VS The Pretty Boy"

  1. The G Manifesto
    08/05/2007 at 4:15 pm Permalink

    next up mason vs de la hoya

  2. The G Manifesto
    08/05/2007 at 4:28 pm Permalink

    Good commentary. I basically agree with most of this. I scored DLH-Mayweather 8-4 in rounds, and I announced to everyone in the room that I stopped scoring it after 7 rounds, with Mayweather up 4-3.

    I’m not a big MMA fan, although I think there are a handful of guys who are on a skill level commensurate with PBF, DLH, BHop, etc.

    The big action fight that I see coming up is Hatton-Castillo, in July. Its on regular HBO, and should exceed DLH-Mayweather in terms of sustained violence, if not chessmatch strategy.

  3. The G Manifesto
    13/05/2007 at 2:58 pm Permalink

    basically, this was a good fight if you are a true student of the game. many of the complaints about this fight came from people who sit around and watch UFC on SPIKE TV and expect a knockout in the first 90 seconds. I blame Tyson in the late 80’s/early 90’s for this. The expectations aren’t what they should be, because a majority of the viewing public are boorish.

    I agree completely about Larry Merchant. He had nothing but Grade A hate for Pretty Boy. The first thing he mentioned in the post fight interview was how the fight “wasn’t a massacre” as Mayweather had predicted. I mean, seriously. Mayweather just dominated his opponent in the biggest prize fight in history. I don’t know how he keeps his job.

  4. The G Manifesto
    14/05/2007 at 10:13 pm Permalink

    Hey ‘G’ [Michael Porfirio Mason?]
    firstly, thank you for the endowment of your precious time and the
    latitude and honor to humbly parley. My name is Alan, I read your
    posting on the fight, I agree with you as far as one sport [boxing] and
    MMA are two separate events, but as far as UFC and the like are
    concerned, I am not really impressed with the talent, first of all,
    of them are not as dedicated as they may appear, and second the
    is not what it is cracked up to be, [my personal bias opinion] given
    opportunity, I would could train a hungry aggresive fighter to go in
    destroy anyone who gets close enough to hit, period, no ifs, ands or
    buts about it, I have seen so many fights I could not believe that
    continued after connected punches that had nothing in them, they have
    power in their delivery,they hit like girls…lol, Given the
    opportunity, I could back up my boast!

    Either way, if I would have had a hand in training either Mayweather or
    Oscar, that fight would have not gone more than ONE round! there would
    have been a Knock out finish!

    aslo, if you put any of those fellows up against a fellow who just came
    out of seals training, they may not make it out alive, you see those
    jokers on UFC?

    remember when Tito and Dana White were supposed to throw down? I saw
    training that Dana’s trainer was giving him, it was far short of
    excellence and Dana is the head dog of UFC! what’s up with that?, ya
    Dana and his trainer were whining about lack of time, but there is a
    to create power they are lacking, with my assist Dana would have
    Tito into the ground, like a snyper, one shot, one kill!

    I had my scraps in the day, never had to hit anyone more than once or
    twice for good measure…lol, it was street stuff and there was no ref
    and no rules.

    look me up and lets make some money, hook me up with a hungry fighter
    and I’ll show you how real training should be done and the results of
    power. Thank you in advance for the offer of communication. Kindly

    Lex Luxor

  5. The G Manifesto
    14/05/2007 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    I wanted to first say that your posts are incredible. Could you considering speaking on some of your experiences you may have had in the city of Washington dc and the ins and outs of certain spots and how the game is laid out in terms of the women in that city. Also, if you could include some personal grooming tips as far as facial hair and hairstyles that attract dope females. By the way, who do you have for the Hopkins/Wright fight?


  6. The G Manifesto
    14/05/2007 at 10:35 pm Permalink

    Yo G,

    Give us the Game on Indian Casinos. There everywhere and there can be some fly natve girls around the places, Lots of late night action to be had if your on the road in NM or AZ or some other state with l;ots of ‘skins.


  7. The G Manifesto
    Kiki B
    17/05/2007 at 7:30 pm Permalink

    My God. I can’t believe the G posted on my blog. I feel so honored and also, obligated to update now so you will read it. <3

  8. The G Manifesto
    11/06/2007 at 5:55 pm Permalink

    great line in there
    “Every time De La threw a punch (most of which didn’t land), every blond, fake Dior wearing, silicone enhanced Platinum Digger in the crowd went bonkers.”

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