Philippines, 19 Sep 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Greg R. Penilla, M.D.



MANNY, PLEASE JUST SAY YES TO BOXING FANS, DON’T SPURN MGM GRAND ARRIVAL

By Greg R. Penilla, M.D.
PhilBoxing.com
24 Apr 2015




It has always been a grand boxing tradition for high profile fights to have a grand arrival at the site of the bout, not only for the fighters to have an opportunity to mingle with the fans but also to hype and sell more tickets.

The Mayweather-Pacquaio bout, also known as the Fight of the Century does not need any more propaganda. It sells by itself. Or should I say, it sold out by itself. So I can probably understand Mr. Arum’s convoluted point of view as a promoter. However, it is difficult to understand Mr. Arum’s reasoning that Manny Pacquiao, does not need a show and all the hoopla.

Manny, this time, please just say no to Bob Arum.

The grand arrival, the show, the hoopla and the excitement of your presence is for your fans.

It is not for the media to meet you in a sterilized ballroom somewhere in the bowels of the massive Mandalay Bay.

Manny, you owe it to your fans to be at the MGM for a “grand arrival”. This event is probably the one and only opportunity that the vast majority of your loyal and adoring fans would get a chance to catch a glimpse of you. With absolutely no likelihood of getting, much less affording the outrageously priced tickets even at face value and unimaginable insane six figures in the after-market, boxing fans deserve your presence no matter how inconvenient the hoopla could become.

Your fans would descend to Las Vegas from all over the US, the Philippines and the world spending their hard earned money knowing that they are there just to be near where the Fight of a Lifetime will happen and be able to proudly say, “I was in Las Vegas when the megafight happened”.

These fans have no delusion of being able to hobnob with the one percenters attending the fight. But they are merely hoping to be able to join in the festivities, enjoy the moment, soak the experience and see you from a distance.

The usually free Friday afternoon weigh-in would also be a difficult event to crash for the regular fans. What with the robocalls devouring the lion share of the $10 tickets which will end up being sold in the secondary market inflated into the stratosphere.

Manny, you are an honorable man. You are the boxing idol of the masses. Let somebody else play the villain.

I am highly confident that you will not disappoint and do the right thing for the fans.

Just say yes.


Back to Greg R. Penilla, M.D.'s Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ACTION PACKED SPENCE-PORTER UNDERCARD ATTRACTIONS
    By , 19 Sep 2019
  • Ring 8 honors New York Junior Olympic Boxing Team
    By , 19 Sep 2019
  • Q&A WITH FAST-RISING UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT BRANDUN LEE
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • PACQUIAO'S RECORD DEBUNKS MYTH
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 18 Sep 2019
  • Pacquiao-Lomachenko Compared: A Bee to a Mosquito
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 18 Sep 2019
  • TAYLOR VS. LINARDATOU PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR CLARESSA SHIELDS vs. IVANA HABAZIN
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • PELTZ BOXING: A LIFE-LONG LOVE STORY
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • CARLOS 'THE SOLUTION' MORALES TO BATTLE MERCITO 'NO MERCY' GESTA IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • Split-T Management's Pacheco and Sylla remain undefeated with Victories over the Weekend
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • From pro basketball to amateur boxing, America's No. 1 heavyweight Danielle Perkins shooting for a medal at the World Championship
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • Pacquiao Amidst Boxing Revisionism
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 18 Sep 2019
  • TAYLOR BIDS TO BECOME TWO-WEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION IN MANCHESTER
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • Greg Cohen Promotions Inks Long-Term Promotional Contract with UK-based Contender Jimmy Kelly Jr.
    By , 18 Sep 2019
  • Denver Cuello Out to Make Up For Lost Time and Opportunity
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 17 Sep 2019
  • World-Ranked Junior Welterweight Mykal Fox Continues Winning Ways with Shutout over Bernardo in Bethlehem
    By , 17 Sep 2019
  • Fighters make their final preparations for Xcite Fight Night 5 on Friday, Sept. 20
    By , 17 Sep 2019
  • Dmitriy Salita Congratulates Boxing’s Newest Elite Heavyweight, Otto Wallin
    By , 17 Sep 2019
  • Next wave continuing rich Reno boxing history Oct 25 in Inaugural RJJ Boxing & Silver Legacy event co-promoted with Joey Gilbert Promotions
    By , 17 Sep 2019
  • LAMONT ROACH JR. EXTENDS HIS PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT WITH GOLDEN BOY
    By , 17 Sep 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.