Saturday, February 6, 2010

Upcoming Boxing Mega Fights

Watch the following Boxing Mega fights:

1. February 13, 2010- Pinoy Power 3 at Hilton Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada featuring the World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Flyweight Champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire, Jr. versus Mexican veteran figher Gerson Guerrero. It also feature four other Filipino pugilist against latin fighters. It also features World No. 2 World Boxing Organization (WBO) Bantamweight fighter Gerry Penalosa of the Philippines against Eric Morel of Puerto Rico.Fernando Montiel of Mexico will likewise see action against another rising Filipino boxer Ciso Morales. These Mega Fights will be aired in the Philippines via the giant television netwok ABS-CBN.

2. March 13, 2010- Cowboys Stadium, Texas. Of course, who is not aware of this certified mega fight between The welterweight king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao versus Joshua Clottey of Ghanna. The Pacman will be facing Clottey for the first time as a true welterweight after agreeing to fight not under any catch weight agreement but under the limit of 147 lbs. Clottey is naturally a bigger fighter being a legitimate fighter who has only gain loses from known fighters such as Carlos Baldomir, due to a disqualification for repeated head-butting; to the infamous Antonio Margarito, who is forever tainted for all that he has achieved in his boxing career after being discovered to have used illegal hand wraps in his fight with Shane Mosley to which he lost by knock out, and lastly the Ghannian fighter also lost to Miguel Angel Cotto, as we all know, Cotto was totally dominated by the Pacman in their welterweight championship clash last November 2010.Clottey has however prominent wins against Diego Corrales and Zab Judah.

3. May 1, 2010- Shane Mosley versus Floyd Mayweather. After the fall of the mega fight between  Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather had successfully but precariously positioned himself for a lower payday against Shane Mosley. But we cannot deny the fact that this is one mega fight that fight fans would love to see specially those who wish to see Mosley beat the crap out of Mayweather. But of course, we cannot discount the sheer talent that Floyd has, and for sure, Mosley will have a handful facing Floyd. I myself despite my disappointment with the Mayweathers will not miss this fight, after all I'm a true fight fan

Mega Fights

For a fight fan like me, it always excites me to hear that a mega fight is coming. Whether it be a mega fight in various sports such as in boxing (did I say Pacquiao should be in the card?), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA (UFC specially) and even entertainment wrestling such as the WWE, I'm sure, fight fans like me always look forward to see the fight happen as it unfolds. Not only it is very entertaining but at the same time we tend to relate to these athletes competitiveness and the discipline  not to mention the sacrifices they undertake just to be in that very "Ring" where champions are made and are immortalized by their achievements. True fight fans see not only the moment where one fighter dominates and conquer his opponent but also understand the hardships of  both fighters has to undergo such that he appreciate both of them, not only the winner but also the other fighter. A mega fight cannot be a reality if not the two most distinguished athletes  in their field are willing to give us that mega fight that we all fight fans want to see. It is very disappointing to hear when a mega fight is foiled because of unreasonable wants such as what happened in the supposed mega fight between the boxing's Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao and the No. 2 Pound for Pound Floyd Mayweather. Boxing is a sport and is regulated by government agencies. These agencies dictate the standards by which the athletes should conform to, so that they may be allowed to step in the ring. I guess  the rationale why these regulations are impose is to determine, No.1 Fitness or health condition of the fighter, his safety is a paramount concern as well as the safety of his opponent. No. 2 Fairness, to see under the prescribed standards whether a fighter will have undue advantage against his opponent through the use of illegal drugs or performance enhancing drugs, such that a drug testing is mandatory for every fight. These agencies are created by law and therefore presumably competent to implement the necessary regulations. To ask more than what is only prescribed is like being Popish than the Pope. But I cannot blame Floyd Mayweather or anyone in his camp specially his uncle Roger, if they are too concern about this issue, notwithstanding the huge supposed payday, Manny Pacquiao is really one awesome and unbelievable fighter, It must be really scary even just to think that you will be facing the Pacman. To top it all, he is a small but terrible fighter, a fighter with a big "0" in his win-loss record cannot afford to lose against this mighty mouse, it could cause him his career and a wound in his ego that wont forever heal. But hey, Mayweather should not be ashamed if ever he looses to Manny Pacquiao, after all the Pacman is the Man, he is in the Guinness for being the only fighter who has won 7 seven titles in 7 different weight divisions, at least he rose to the occasion and gave the fight fans like me the mega fight that we all want to see. That is the essence of  mega fights, fighters of mega status surmounting mega obstacles, watch by mega fight fans worldwide,  with one mega champ after the fight and two mega fighters who showed their mega class in the ring in one mega event we call the MEGA FIGHT.