Is Boxing Today Alive and Well ?

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

(Photos by Ray Luna)

Well, first of all, I for one never thought for a second that boxing was dead 화이트칙스 다운로드. It’s like when arena football came around a few years back – people tried to convince themselves that NFL football was dead. I just never bought into that either 다운로드.

There have been some outstanding fights in this past year of 2007, and there are some on the horizon that are simply a fight fan’s dream 영화 어느날 다운로드.

Two that I want to bring right to your attention are Israel Vazquez vs 다운로드. Rafael Marquez, and Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez – both title fights on separate dates next month.

On March 1 will be the WBC Super-Bantamweight Championship “rubber match” between two incredible warriors, Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez outlook. Their first fight in March 2007 was on it’s way to becoming the fight of the year, until they fought again five months later in August. That fight was awarded Ring Magazine 2007 Fight of the Year, and round three of that fight was named Round of the Year by Ring magazine 다운로드.

Now their third installment is set, and it’s a “can’t miss” fight to watch. It will be shown live from the Home Depot Center in Carson (L.A.) on Showtime g29 드라이버.

It is so rare when all three fights in a trilogy are exceptional. As a kid growing up, my favorite trilogy was Ernie “Indian Red” Lopez vs 다운로드. Hedgemon Lewis, maybe because I saw all three of those fights in person. All three provided much action and excitement.

As the years have passed, trilogies that come to mind with fight fans are: Ali vs 아두이노 스케치 다운로드. Frazier; Morales vs. Barrera; and Gatti vs. Ward. I am sure Vazquez vs. Marquez will rank as high as all of these, too.

Then, two weeks later, on March 15, will be the WBC Super Featherweight Championship rematch between the two best 130-pound fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, live on HBO-PPV from Las Vegas 함부로 애틋하게 1회 다운로드.

In their first fight in May 2004, Pacquiao knocked down Marquez three times in the very first round in an action packed 12 rounder that ended up being a draw – personally, I had Marquez winning the fight – so there is no love lost between them. Anticipate another action packed bout.

Ring magazine ranks them #2 (Pacquiao) and #3 (Marquez), right behind #1 Floyd Mayweather, as the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today.

Both are seasoned professionals in ring experience, Marquez with 15 years, and Pacquiao with 13 years. In 106 total bouts between them, they incredibly have only three losses each.

I must say again – these are just two fights that will clearly illustrate that boxing today is alive and well!

On a closing note: Showtime2 will re-air both Vazquez vs. Marquez fights #1 and #2 in their entirety on Friday, February 29 at 10pm ET / PT.

One thought on “Is Boxing Today Alive and Well ?

  1. Pacquiao and Marquez fight is truly the most awaited event of this year. As far as i am concerned, Manny will win the fight in the eight to ten round not only because he is strong fighter and intelligent…He has the WILL. But just a precaution, do Manny had already sized up his opponent and had learned from his previous mistakes, but he must take every opportunity to be cautious because his opponent has also a knock out punch like him. Manny, being your avid fan just a simple reminder: be confident, but be cautious at the same time, and be creative to win the fight. In boxing no corrupt boxer could win. it is always the disciplined, the diligent, and devoted. MABUHAY KA AKING MAHAL NA KABABAYAN!!!

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