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Politics and the WBC - Quick Jabs by Big Fish
Well fight fans, here we go again. Mr. Jose Sulaiman from the WBC, has openly and publicly admitted to befriending the Chavez family. He obviously used his power to let the legend’s son escape the wrath of fighting the dominant Sergio Martinez..
Mr. Sulaiman, the dictionary should be your bible whe it comes to your verbiage - it’s black and white. The word MANDATORY means REQUIRED or COMMANDED by authority and OBLIGATORY ATTENDANCE, in case you are not aware - and that would be the WBC and yourself personally.
But rules? What rules amidst the corruption of the beloved art of Boxing? I guess some things will never change. In fact, it just gets worse.
I take nothing away from Marco Antonio Rubio, who’s curren tly 53-5 with 46 Kos and only 1 draw. Chavez Jr., who’s currently 44-0 with 31 KOs and also just one draw, has proven himself to be a champion but that being said, champions should fear no one.
If you believe in building fighters at such a young age and feeding him or her easy fights, the flipside is rankings - if there is such a thing - proven in this case. My point is - be careful what you ask for. And now, he has asked to be the champion. So act like one and fight the best and specifically the mandatory fighter/challenger. Hold or lose your title with pride.
Now if Chavez should lose this fight, it will certainly backfire on his career and become what I call “Fighter’s Karma”. We shall see on February 4th and how HBO plays this out. But now, I am more intrigued by the undercard than the main event, as they have again disrespected the sport of Boxing by way of politics at the headliner level. The undercard should be a good one with Nonito Donaire taking on Wilfredo Vasquez for the vacant WBO strap. Well, I hope we see some good action and that the true winners prevail.
So, keep jabbing, my friends and stay true to our beloved sport and art of Boxing.
Signing off for now
- Big Fish
Adam D. Fish
Owner - Big Fish Boxing Gym
The next installment of Hitz Boxing’s wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring heavyweight contender “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-3-1, 12 KOs) of Oak Lawn, Illinois; NABA-US Champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-2-1, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles via Ghana; the unveiling of newly signed Cleveland-based junior welterweight prospect Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs); and a host of local favorites and warriors who have earned their spots through previous strong performances.
While the main and co-main and many of the opponents are yet to be determined, also scheduled to appear are unbeaten heavyweight slugger Dave Latoria (9-0, 5 KOs); popular local super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (5-0, 3 KOs) who will face Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-23-2, 15 KOs) of Sterling, Illinois; Lafayette, Louisiana, lightweight Chris Singleton (3-0, 2 KOs); the second four-round professional bout of Chesterton, Indiana, heavyweight Philip Triantafillo (1-0, 1 KO); Chicago junior welterweight Genaro Mendez (3-1-1, 2 KOs) will face Omaha’s debuting Eric Corrona; and the debut of Omaha, Nebraska-based former amateur heavyweight star (and newest member of the Hitz Boxing stable) Brian Houston in a surprisingly stern first test for his first time out against Chicago’s Felix Abner (3-2, 2 KOs).
“I’ve been doing shows here for quite some time,” said promoter Bobby Hitz, “and I am honored to continue providing the boxing to this beautiful casino. To maintain quality standards at our shows, what we’re going to do from now on is feature only fighters who want to fight. We’re not going to focus on getting wins for local kids like some other promotions do. In fact, I don’t care if you’re from the same gym as another guy. If you fight at the Horseshoe, you have to be willing to be in tough, maybe even against another local kid. Let’s call it a tournament of sorts to see who the best fighters in the area really are by fighting one another.”
The high-class atmosphere and luxurious surroundings the Horseshoe has to offer make their boxing shows a Las Vegas-style night of boxing that Chicago-area fans don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy.
The Horseshoe Casino has an intimate, comfortable venue with luxurious seats, a spectacular gaming area, free parking, exquisite food and all the amenities — and is just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago.
Tickets for "Fight Night at the Horseshoe" are on sale now, starting at a fan appreciation price of $10, and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, as well as at www.fanfueled.com
Bernardo’s .02 Cents: I had the pleasure of being at the Horseshoe back in April of 2011 and I have to tell you, out of the shows that I had the privileged of going to, I really enjoyed the whole event. It is really kind of like bringing a touch of Vega fun-like atmosphere to the midwest.
The fights were entertaining and I have to say, Bobby Hitz does live up to his reputation for knowing how to throw an EVENT. If you are a fight fan, I highly recommend it. It is also on a weekend too. How can you beat a Saturday night’s worth of Boxing entertainment?
Rockfingrz Photgraphy has been a regular contributor to a group I started on Flickr called “Get In The Ring”. This group showcases amazing Boxing photography and artwork from many talented contributors.
Start off the new year by bookmarking the group page and keep on top of some incredible actions shots, art and Boxing inspired work. You may find some new favorites to follow.
If you are a boxing photographer and you are on Flickr, make sure to join the group and post your stuff. It’s a great place for the fight fan to check out and learn about your work.
A true Boxing legend. My buddy across The Pond, John Cameron, is working on bringing this project to life. Check out this video.
Redemption: The Life & Death of Rocky Marciano.wmv (by marcianobio)
Another picture of Jeremias Correa I took while training. Chicago Boxer on the rise.
Jeremias will be fighting on a card at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
For tickets Please call (773) 441-1542 or (312) 771-3617.
- Bernardo M.
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