PacMan and DLH Set to Square Off Dec. 6
The revenue split details, the only obstruction from the two superstars meeting in the ring, were not released (although it appears Manny Pacquiao gave in on this issue), but Oscar De La Hoya announced Thurs. that the two will fight at 147 pounds, an uncomfortable weight for both boxers. De La Hoya hasn’t fought at 147 since 2001 while Pacquiao will move up two weight classes from his most recent fight in June, from where he already moved up to lightweight. Mark your calendars, the biggest fight of 2008 will be on Dec. 6, which now might not be Oscar’s final fight according to some recent remarks.
“My focus is my training and my next fight,” he said. “I’m not going to talk about retirement. I’m not going to think about retirement. I want to be focused on my job in the ring and we’ll see after the fight how I feel. Let’s just say my foot got caught in the door.”
Klitschko Sets Title Date with Peter
Vitali Klitschko, the WBC heavyweight champion emeritus, is ready to return amidst heavy scrutiny ahead of the Oct. 11 fight. Klitschko (35-2, 34 KOs), whose last fight was four years ago, has a history of pulling out of fights due to injuries, something current champion Samuel Peter (30-1, 23 KOs) is concerned about. But Peter, whose one loss can be credited to Vitali himself, better listen carefully to his good friend Lennox Lewis, who handed Klitschko one of his two losses and has given Peter tips on how to beat him.
Chad Ocho Cinco
The Bengals’ attention-whore of a receiver Chad Johnson is no more. He legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, and I assume he would now get to sport the Ocho Cinco on the back of his jersey all the time. Good for you, Chad.
Brett Rogers Shreds Slice and Shamrock
With Kevin “Kimbo” Slice scheduled to fight Ken Shamrock on Oct. 4, up-and-comer Brett Rogers had some choice words about the two. Rogers is 8-0 with 8 KOs, but his opponents’ combined record is 34-43 and like Slice, Rogers has yet to prove he has a ground game. His blog post below:
“As for Oct 4th; that was our spot. Shamrock with his name and giant ego butted in line to get a slice of Kevin. At 103 years of age Ken usurped our rightful place against the YouTube champ. Our sincerest hope is that Ken whips Kimbo and then we can finally euthanize the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” and relegate him to some MMA dinosaur exhibit. Maybe taxidermy him and (Dan) Severn and place them on a rotating pedestal where they can endless circle each other.
If Ken proves to be more sham [than] rock and Fergi beats him, then the Slice hype grows even greater. Dude is already more myth [than] Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a [expletive] unicorn combined. Kevin is the black Yeti.
Kimbo made it a point to go frontin’ to our boys at Big Black. But that street thug B.S. might work well with the fan bois and the Internet dorks who think your street cred means something; but Son … Brett comes from Cabrini Green; the worst 12 blocks of America. Compared to that your street is Sesame Street.”