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Bernard Hopkins defeats Jean Pascal in Rematch to Become Oldest Champion

» 23 May 2011 » In Boxing, People » 3 Comments

Bernard Hopkins defeats Jean Pascal in Rematch to Become Oldest Champion

Hopkins, who turned 46 in January, eclipsed the record set in 1994 by George Foreman, who knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round to win the heavyweight title at the age of 45 and 10 months.

The fighters started out slow, but their dislike for each other showed through as the fight wore on. Hopkins taunted Pascal repeatedly, sticking his tongue out at champion several times. He even came out before the seventh round and did about four or five pushups to prove he was not as tired as a 46-year-old man should be.
The tongue-wagging by Hopkins seemed to touch a nerve in Pascal, 28, who responded by charging like a bull at Hopkins, who was able to avoid most of the punches and appeared to enjoy doing it, as if he was teaching the kid a few lessons leanred in his 23-year career.

Judge Guido Cavaleri scored the fight 115-113, Danseco Reynante 116-112 and Anek Hongstongkam 115-114, all for Hopkins, who used his guile and years of experience to avoid some of Pascal’s wild swings, and to tie up Pascal whenever he needed a breather.

It was textbook Hopkins, and the stats proved it. Hopkins landed 131-of-409 punches (32%), while Pascal connected on just 70-of-377 (19%).

“First I want to thank God for the victory,” said Hopkins. “It all started with Smoky Wilson (his mentor in prison). I didn’t feel like I was 46 tonight. I felt more like 36.”

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Another masterful performance by G Manifesto Hall of Fame Member, Bernard Hopkins.

I still remember when I used to roll in Hopkins’ entourage back in the day. (Watch the old tapes, I was the young, Custom Suited Down cat rolling. Or just look for the only, non-African-American cat in the entourage).

It will be interesting to see if he can dismantle Lucien Bute.

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Ricardo Mayorga: On How to Talk Sh*t

» 08 March 2011 » In Boxing, Dope, Guide, People, Style » 3 Comments

Ricardo Mayorga: On How to Talk Sh*t

Talking Sh*t really is an artform.

Learn how its done by one of the best of all time, G Manifesto Hall of Fame Member, Ricardo Mayorga:

(Who happens to be fighting another G Manifesto Hall of Fame Member Miguel Cotto, soon).

Only one thing is better than smoking cigarettes at a press conference:

Smoking in the ring after winning a world title and saying F*ck You to a state where smoking is all but illegal:

(And smoking a cigarette after swooping a Brazilian Model of course).

In other news, Simon Black breaks down the War on Drugs:

“Fighting a multi-decades war against plants is just a dumb idea, ranking up there with other such gems as spending our way out of recession, borrowing our way out of debt, and invading other countries to reduce hatred against America.”

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Update:

Listen to this to hear Peter Schiff Smack around Dick Morris on Drugs and the economy:

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Miguel “Junito” Cotto VS Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga

» 20 January 2011 » In Boxing, Dope, G Manifesto, People » 2 Comments

Miguel “Junito” Cotto VS Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga

On March 12th, G Manifesto Hall of Fame members, Miguel “Junito” Cotto and Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga will meet in the ring for what is sure to be a very entertaining battle of Machismo.

The war of words has already begun:

Ricardo Mayorga: “I respect your mother but I don’t want her to suffer anymore. She cannot take any more of those beatings you’ve been taking. I will finish you off and your mother will be in peace at last. This won’t take me long, about four rounds on March 12.”

Miguel Cotto: “You have about seven more weeks to talk. Get it all out. Keep talking. Then we will go into the ring. That’s when your talking stops.”

Some pre-fight action:

Frente a frente Cotto y Mayorga

Ricardo Mayorga: “I’m going to make you think about retirement like Margarito should, after Pacquiao took care of him. I’m going to do the same to you and make you think twice about stepping back in that ring. Don’t let your mom and your family suffer anymore by allowing yourself to continue to take beatings in the ring. Stop making them suffer, I’m going to knock him out and prove to everyone in Nicaragua. First time that I’m fighting someone who is as small as a kid. But the pay-per-view and watch the retirement party for Miguel. I’m going to convince him that he should retire.”

and

“My pants are up higher than Cotto’s. I’m going to be the man, and Cotto will be the woman. On March 12, Puerto Rico is going to be dressed in black for your funeral. I can see fear in your eyes. I will retire you”.

Miguel Cotto: “Welcome all of you to Ricardo Mayorga’s first press conference for his circus,” said Cotto, speaking even as Mayorga continued to taunt him. “When you spoke earlier, I kept my mouth shut, now you remain quiet. I am a professional and with these tiny pants and these tiny hands I beat Shane Mosley. Do you remember Shane Mosley?

And

“Mayorga’s whole career was a joke. I am a gentleman, you (Mayorga) are a joker and a clown. All your (Mayorga) career you have run off at the mouth and in all the big fights you’ve failed. Just so you know who I am, I am a three-time world champion.”

Miguel Cotto Press Conference-NYC: Cotto vs Mayorga

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Juan Manuel Marquez Stops Michael Katsidis in Modern Day Classic

» 01 December 2010 » In Boxing, Dope, People » No Comments

Juan Manuel Marquez Stops Michael Katsidis in Modern Day Classic

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Juan Manuel Marquez retained his WBA and WBO lightweight titles with a bruising ninth-round technical knockout of Michael Katsidis on Saturday night.

Marquez bided his time in the decisive round before hitting Katsidis with a flurry of punches — a series of uppercuts and straight rights that had the challenger backing away.

Finally, referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight at 2 minutes and 14 seconds, giving Marquez (52-5-1, 37 KO) a TKO over the rugged Katsidis.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult bout. It was so difficult he even surprised me,” Marquez said afterward through a translator.

The surprise? Katsidis (27-3) knocked Marquez to the mat with a left hook in the third round after the champ left himself wide-open.

Not surprising? This was one heck of a fight.

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Some thoughts:

Both Juan Manuel Marquez and Michael Katsidis are always worth the price of admission. (Michael Katsidis is the world’s best answer to the tragic passing of G Manifesto Hall of Fame Member Arturo Gatti, Click Here to watch Arturo “Thunder Gatti VS Irish” Micky Ward Trilogy Fight Video) Putting them together in the same ring was a no-brainer all action fight, like I said it would be.

Katsidis dropped Marquez with such a classic left hook it was unbelievable. Katsidis also has one of the strangest short right hands on the inside I have ever seen. Not that effective.

Juan Manuel Marquez is an incredibly accurate puncher. Especially on the inside or while backing up under pressure. It makes it all the more amazing that Mayweather was able to make him miss so much during their fight.

Marquez’s left hook to the body is a thing of violent beauty. Puro Mexicano.

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However, the best thing Marquez does is he stays so calm when he is under tremendous pressure. He actually loves it and is at his best in this position. This is the reason he arguably beat Manny Pacquiao both times. And the reason he was shut out by Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If we can’t get Floyd Mayweather, Jr. VS Manny Pacquiao, I would be certainly happy with Juan Manuel Marquez VS Manny Pacquiao III.

Top 4 Pound for Pound Fighters in The World

1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao (tie)
3. Sergio Martinez
4. Juan Manuel Marquez

And there you have it.

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Jim McMahon: G Manifesto Hall of Fame

» 13 November 2010 » In Dope, G Manifesto, Guide, People, Style » 5 Comments

Jim McMahon: G Manifesto Hall of Fame

Former Irish-American, Chicago Bears quaterback Jim McMahon has been in the news recently:

When Jim McMahon played for the Bears, quarterbacks were not protected the way they are today in the NFL.

“Back then, it was just tape an aspirin to your helmet and you go back in,” McMahon told us Friday at the Super Bowl XX Bears reunion. “I’ve worked with some neurosurgeons and it’s a very serious thing, man.

“My memory’s pretty much gone. There are a lot of times when I walk into a room and forget why I walked in there. I’m going through some studies right now and I am going to do a brain scan. It’s unfortunate what the game does to you.”

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I saw this and I thought it was pretty sad.

I have said before that I think the last full football game I have watched was the 1985 Chicago Bears Superbowl win when I was a little cub.

Although I didn’t grow up in Chicago, my grandfather and father lived there, when they traded the mean streets of Belfast, Ireland for the mean streets of Chicago’s Southside.

So, as a young little Baby G, I always liked the Chicago Bears.

Jim McMahon, who played football the way you are supposed to (all heart), was a two-time All-American (1980, 1981) in college, constantly told the NFL establishment to f*ck off, and led the Bears to the Superbowl title.

Winning the Superbowl, however, is not why Jim McMahon makes The G Manifesto Hall of Fame, as plenty of weesh guys have a Superbowl Ring. Jim McMahon, makes The G Manifesto Hall of Fame because of what he did the night before the big game.

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Let me break it down:

A few years back, I was hung over after swooping an Exotic Dancer, and I started flipping around the channels. I stopped on some kind of “re-cap” show of the 1985 football season.

McMahon was talking about the night before the Superbowl how he and a bunch of other Bears were drinking and smoking, and hanging out with the people at a bar in New Orleans.

Take it from your humble author, the pull of Bourbon Street can be pretty strong.

(Side note: Legend has it that, earlier in the week, at Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, on of my all-time favorite spots, The Fridge had reportedly sucked down four dozen oysters and a vat of gumbo.)

In the bar, he famously said: “You’ve got to teach your body who’s boss! If you’re feeling down, go out and abuse it again. If you don’t test your body, it will never learn how to respond.”

After a while, a bunch of New England Patriots walked in the bar, got a water or some crap and then headed back to their hotel to make sure they got a good nights sleep before the big game.

Legend also has it, McMahon, then yelled, cigarette and beer in hand, to the Patriots as they were leaving: “You p*ssies, we are going to kick your ass tomorrow!”

And they did. 46-10.

Now that’s G.

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Manny Pacquiao VS Joshua Clottey Tale of the Tape

» 10 March 2010 » In Boxing, People » 5 Comments

Manny Pacquiao VS Joshua Clottey Tale of the Tape

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Manny Pacquiao

Age: 31
Record: 50W (38 KO) – 3L (2 KO) – 2D
Rounds Boxed: 305
KO: 69.09%
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5’6 1/2 / 169cm
Reach: 67″ / 170cm

Last 3 Fights:
2009-11-14 Miguel Cotto W TKO RD12
2009-05-02 Ricky Hatton W KO RD2
2008-12-06 Oscar Dela Hoya W RTD RD8

Joshua Clottey

Age: 32
Record: 35W (20 KO) – 3L (0 KO) – 0D
Rounds Boxed: 248
KO: 51.28%
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5’8″ / 173cm
Reach: 70″ / 178cm

Last 3 Fights:
2009-06-13 Miguel Cotto L SD RD12
2008-08-02 Zab Judah W TD RD9
2008-04-03 Jose Luis Cruz W TKO RD5

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Pacquiao as an asserted favorite to retain his welterweight title. Currently, he has been installed as a -800 favorite to win. Clottey assumes the underdog role, going off at +500.

Don’t think this one is going to be easy for Pac Man. Fighters from Ghana are legit. Check out Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey for the data sheets.

In fact, I think Clottey has a pretty good shot a winning this fight. His size, defense, chin, strength and toughness are going to give Pacquiao fits. It is still pretty difficult to envision Pac Man losing with the roll he is on. A roll not seen since Mike Tyson was steamrolling pre-Buster Douglas. And I don’t mean E-tabs either.

That being said, Clottey will need a knockout. There is no shot he will get a decision in this one with Manny Pacquiao VS Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the horizon.

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G Manifesto Hall of Fame member, Angelo Dundee on:

On what it was like working with Muhammad Ali:
“It was like going to a party every other day. It just was a tease, like I’ll give you a little insight. Everybody says Drew Brown. Drew Brown had met Muhammad in New York and then Muhammad comes back from New York and he’s training for a fight. He says, ‘Ang’—he’s training for the (Sonny) Liston fight—he says, ‘Ang, I’m bringing Drew Brown down here.’ I said, ‘What for?’. He said, ‘He makes me laugh.’ I said, ‘Okay!’”

Regarding his thoughts before Ali’s first fight with Sonny Liston:
“Muhammad felt that he was going to a party. Every fight was like that. Nothing ever bothered him. He wasn’t concerned about the guy. I kept telling Muhammad, ‘you’re bigger than this guy’, because people don’t realize Muhammad went from 182 to 212 pounds. He got bigger, he was a young kid. So when he got in the ring, I told him, ‘When you get in the middle of the ring, stand tall—and look down on the guy’. And Muhammad did exactly that and said, ‘I got you sucker.’, and this was the beginning of the fight.”

Regarding Ali’s victory over George Foreman:
“Well you know, when I heard I was going to be on your program—On the Ropes—I said to myself they’re going to ask me about the ropes in Zaire. (laughs) And I’m going to tell you, I tightened those stinking ropes at four o’clock in the afternoon but the fight wasn’t until 4am the next day. And you know what happened—the heat stretched the ropes. They were brand new hemp ropes. I didn’t want those ropes to be loose. People try to say that I designed the’ rope-a-dope’. I thought Muhammad was a dope to be on the ropes. If Foreman hit him with a forearm he would have went through the ropes. That ring was like six feet up in the air—he would have broke his back, the fight would have been all over but thank God it didn’t happen. He was so agile, and so quick, and so smart—he really did some good stuff.”

On whether Ali really asked him to stop the fight after the 14th round of the Thrilla in Manila:
“Muhammad always had a knack to suck it up. He came back to the corner and that documentary was a bunch of bologna because he came back to the corner and I said, ‘You got him baby! Get him out of there!’ This is the round they claimed I said he wanted it stopped. No, there was never any stop in Muhammad. I had to stop him that one time and it broke my heart to do it, but Muhammad wasn’t firing back. Muhammad always sucked something up; he had a knack of bringing it out and taking it to get the best of the other guy.”

On how he first started training Sugar Ray Leonard:
“The Olympic team was in New York and we were there, and Muhammad was around and he told Ray, ‘Hey! You want a good trainer? Get Angelo.’ That helped, but then when the group in Washington took him over they asked me if I would like to handle the kid. I told them I’d love to, and I got involved with Ray and he got out of the Olympics. I got along great with Ray. Then when we went to places like Providence and Boston, I made him an honorary Italian. (laughs) Hey listen! I showed him the proper way to twist spaghetti with a fork without using a spoon.”

Regarding the famous words he said to Leonard in between rounds during the Tommy Hearns fight—“You’re blowing it son”

“Boy, were those camera guys nice to me. They didn’t tape what I told him before ‘You’re blowing it kid’. (laughs) ‘You dumb, sorry you, what are you slowing down for, what are you doing, you’re fighting the guy’s fight’. Then when I was getting out of the ropes, I said ‘You’re blowing it kid’. Thank God they taped that.”

Regarding the current boxing landscape:
“I think Pacquiao and (Floyd) Mayweather will fight. I know the fans want to see that fight and if they have any kind of sense of humanity about it, either fighter, they should fight each other—just for the good of boxing. You know what? I want to go see that fight, that’s going to be a great fight. But you never know with fights. Pacquiao’s fighting (Joshua) Clottey. Clottey is a tough guy. You never know one night which fighter is going to win and it’s interesting because it’s one-on-one and to me it’s a kick to watch these guys. And I want to thank you guys for having me on the radio, because as long as you guys are talking that means we’re in action.”

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Alberto Tomba: Old-School Italian G

» 27 January 2010 » In G Manifesto, Game, People, Style » 5 Comments

Alberto Tomba: Old-School Italian G

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I have said it before, and I will say it again, “I don’t really follow really any sports. I don’t care about football, baseball or basketball. I know Boxing, Martial Arts, and Horse Racing.”

But back when I was a little Baby G, and before I grew into an overly opinionated Super G, I remember watching the Winter Olympics.

I can recall, as clear as an azure sky in deepest winter, this one cat that made an impression on me, who had mad Style, Dash and Class. His name? Alberto Tomba.

When I wrote yesterday on Old-School Irish G, George Best, it jogged my Weed and E-Tab enhanced memory about Alberto Tomba.

So I decided to pull some data sheets on the cat.

Bottom line, he was pretty much the greatest skier of all time, swooped mad fly girls, partied heavy, and like all great athletes, of course, was a cigarette smoker.

Even as a baby G, I had a great eye for other G’s.

A Game recognizes Game situation, if you will. And I am not talking about Ed Hardy shirt wearing Mike “The Situation” either.

Tomba, along with typical scallywag behavior, also had a knack for dropping the verbals:

“I used to have a wild time with three women until 5 a.m., but I am getting older. In the Olympic Village here, I will live it up with five women, but only until 3 a.m.” -Alberto Tomba, on his training habits

Now that’s G. And truthfully, he breaks down exactly how you should train for all athletic endeavors.

Much respect to all those who came before us.

The whole thing is, there are many cats out there that claim “International Playboy“. But they are not students of the International Playboy lifestyle.

Me?

I am head of the class.

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Sol Price, G Manifesto Hall of Fame, Rest in Peace

» 22 December 2009 » In Dope, Game, money, People, Style » 5 Comments

Sol Price, G Manifesto Hall of Fame, Rest in Peace

Sam Walton: Made In America

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Sol Price, a retail magnate who three decades ago altered both the American landscape and the American way of shopping by founding Price Club, the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse, died on Monday at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 93.

With Robert, Mr. Price started the first Price Club in 1976 in a cavernous former airplane parts factory in an unfashionable part of San Diego. The business, which offered consumer goods as varied as tires, books and household appliances at extremely low prices, proved to be the leading edge in the multibillion-dollar influx of discount big-box stores, among them Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Sam’s Club.

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I am a couple of days late on this story, as I was busy swooping fly girls in the Caribe, getting mad shoulder rubs, while puffing on Marlboro Gold’s.

I was deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Price’s passing, as I have some ties to the family. My heart goes out to them.

A True G, top tier biz cat, Democratic powerhouse and always gave back. And did it with Style. People’s Champ if the ever was one.

The main lesson from him: Keep overhead to an absolute minimum.

You know your G when Sam Walton bites your steez:

One of the chief beneficiaries of Mr. Price’s legacy, Sam Walton, acknowledged the debt in his 1992 memoir, “Made in America” (Doubleday, 1992; with John Huey). Mr. Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, wrote, “I guess I’ve stolen — I actually prefer the word ‘borrowed’ — as many ideas from Sol Price as from anybody else in the business.”

Rest in Peace.

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