Philippines, 27 Feb 2017
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


GENTLEMEN OF THE RING


PhilBoxing.com




NEW YORK -- Manny Pacquiao does not like trash talking. Shane Mosley does not like trash talking. That's why when the two gladiators faced off on their promo tour Monday morning at Chelsea Piers, the boxer from the Philippines can't control his laughter and Mosley can't help but smile back.

Long recognized in its brutality in and out of the ring, boxing is a sport where fights are made not only inside the ring but outside too. Hence the trash talking pre, during and sometimes even after the fight. The chaos at weigh-ins, the name callings, the tauntings. It sets up the mind set, the warrior mentality between the two pugilists and their camps during training as they focus on their foe during the heavy days of training. It also is good publicity. It drives up public interest in the fight. People take sides and mostly people take either the underdog or the nice guy.

Muhammad Ali was good at this. During the Ali-Frazier trilogy, Ali was even criticized for going too far when he attacked Frazier personally by calling him names and likening him to an ape. A stunt Frasier does not forget up to this day. Yet , Ali admitted that all is done not to maligned him but to promote the fight. The good versus bad guy platform is always a good sell on any sports. More so in a sport as physical as boxing. And sometimes hype is injected by people around the sport on a particular fight to drum up ticket sales, PPV sales and just general interest for the fight.

But not for this fight. there will be no bad guys in this. unless of course one comes up with a derogatory comment on the other fighter or people associated with them. Think of Margarito mocking Freddie Roach's Parkinson's symptoms when he fought Pacquiao last November. That brought an onslaught of backlash on him prompting his team to apologize right away. It was classless but it was also good publicity for the fight. Not only was he the guy caught with hand wraps, he was also one who has no sympathy for the ailing trainer of his opponent. Bad guy persona complete, good guy mission for Pacquiao defined.

But as people who observe both Pacquiao and Mosley know, not only are they careful with their hands in the ring, they also are careful with what they say. Both of them had been the targets of the well documented tirades of Floyd Mayweather, a rival boxer of the two. But they both choose not to answer the derogatory and racially injected comments of Mayweather, first at Mosley during their May 2010 fight and at Pacquiao during the latter part of the year via the Internet. Pacquiao not only declined to comment back at Mayweather and even wished him luck in all his legal woes when he asked about it.

And that will be the mood of this fight, two guys who don't hate each other beating on each other. Two genuinely likable guys who will try to sell us fans a fight that is devoid of hatred, of antagonism of malice. But it still is a fight. The brutality come fight night will be there. The excitement around their camps leading to the fight will be there. The action both perceived and displayed will definitely be there. But this time it's not personal. It's just a job. And in a personal sport like boxing, where sportsmanship isn't a required character. This trait might be exhibited when the final bell rings. That indeed is a refreshing change.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • K.O artist Santisima: “I want a title fight”
    By , Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • PETALCORIN EYES YAEGASHI-MELINDO WINNER
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • Deontay Wilder Squares Off with Contender in Hotel Lobby Scrap (VIDEO)
    By , Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • Boycott Mayweather vs. McGregor
    By , Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • 'RISE OF CHAMPIONS' FULFILLED IN GENSAN: Bornea topples 'Vulcan' to claim IBF Youth title
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • SANMAN BOXERS SWEEP WBF BOUTS AND UNDERCARDS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • BLOODY GENSAN SUNDAY: BORNEA WINS IBF YOUTH TITLE
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 27 Feb 2017
  • ELORDE BROTHERS RETAIN TITLES
    By , Sun, 26 Feb 2017
  • Pacquiao vs Khan for April 23 per fighters' Twitter accounts
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 26 Feb 2017
  • One final run for Hawaiian Punch
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 26 Feb 2017
  • CAN BORNEA DUPLICATE HIS AMATEUR SUCCESS IN THE PRO RANKS?
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 26 Feb 2017
  • CANELO, CHÁVEZ, JR. ENDS PRESS TOUR IN L.A. (QUOTES)
    By , Sun, 26 Feb 2017
  • JUSTIN DeLOACH STUNS CHRIS PEARSON WITH SECOND ROUND KO IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Dana White: Conor McGregor's Next Opponent Will Be ... (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • “LABAN PINOY 3” BOXERS MAKE WEIGHT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Pacquaio vs Khan: To see or not to see
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Tune-In Alert: FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO BE INTERVIEWED ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TELECAST TONIGHT
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • IZENBERG: WILDER ‘ON THE VERGE OF BEING AMBASSADOR OF NEXT GOLDEN AGE OF HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION’
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Muhammad Ali's Son Detained for Hours at Florida Airport, Allegedly for Being Muslim
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Jay Glazer Says Floyd Mayweather Should Avoid Conor McGregor (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • ELORDE BROTHERS RISK CROWNS TONIGHT
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather Says Don't Bring Up The 'C' Word On His Birthday (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Adrien Broner: I'm Sober Now ... But I Still Turn Up!! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017
  • Dylan Price signs with Mayweather Promotions
    By , Sat, 25 Feb 2017


  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.