Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Garcia is a Philly born and trained fighter with lightning fast hands who counter punches like the Wehrmacht counter-attacked in WW II. I have seen Garcia fight live here in Philly in July 2010 and again in October of that same year. His tough North Philly style and the amount of punches he threw with accuracy really impressed be back then. His rise to hold the WBA and WBC light welterweight belts has therefore been a pleasure to watch and no surprise. The fact that he is from Philly is a great bonus.
Garcia's bout against Judah is on Showtime and should be a great fight to watch. Judah is in his mid 30's and has perhaps lost a step and while he has fought some of the best..he seems to lack the heart needed to overcome a losing round...and thus he has lost to some of the best. He does have skill and can certainly be dangerous.
He also seems to lack class as he exhibited yesterday in Brooklyn. The Garcia team was conducting a press conference at a local sporting goods store. Judah and some of his ill-mannered entourage came into the store to disrupt the proceedings and exchanged taunts and expletives with Garcia's father...Judah embraces the NYC thug persona and his crew of lick-spittles began a "Brooklyn,Brooklyn" chant to further annoy the store owners and everyone in attendance.
This Sportsman hopes Danny Garcia silences Zab Judah and puts him on the canvas face down. Prediction: Garcia TKO's Judah in the 5th.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What I do know is that when he lived down the street from me...he was not a model neighbor. More than once I was doing yard work and threw A.I. a waive as he drove by. He ignored me. The charming Mr. Iverson shocked the neighbors and the Philly media when he threw his wife out of the house.The poor woman was naked and abused and had to seek help from next door.He blared music at all hours and had parties with loads of sycophants and hangers on who seemed more suited to an episode of "Cops" than a party on Monk road.
A guy I know who has a body shop for high-end vehicles reported that Iverson routinely brought in his Bentley for repairs on the dented hood. It seems he let his kids stand on the car to watch them play hoops in the driveway and additional damage was done by errant balls. He spent money like Pryor in "Brewster's Millions" and supported an entourage of thugs and sketchy characters that lurked around the area. He created a criminal media circus when he flashed a gun at some perceived wrong-doer and had helicopters hovering over the area for days. During that fiasco, fans would come driving by and yell:" Yo, where Iverson's house at" looking to rubberneck the ballplayers current adversity.
One Summer evening while we were having drinks on the porch, Iverson rolled up to the stop sign directly across from my house. He exited the car and slowly walked around the brand new top of the line silver Mercedes sedan. He was out-fitted in his usual Gangsta regalia of do-rag, long shorts,NBA jersey and high tops. We sipped our drinks and wondered what he was doing slowly walking around his vehicle. We solved the puzzle when he got in and drove away.As the Mercedes turned we saw that it had wheel spinners installed on each wheel....you know, those absurd rigs that make the garish after market chrome wheels spin even when the car was stopped. Iverson apparently needed to inspect the new feature to make all four wheels were operational. As he passed I threw him a wave as usual. As usual he ignored me.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last Summer while my daughter was working in Virginia as a counselor at a riding camp, she found 2 feral kittens...abandoned on the side of a rural road. She adopted them...took them to the vet..kept them at the Barn at Camp...then brought them home.Now these little wankers live on the Main Line (cue the Jefferson's theme song.) They acclimated well and surprisingly get along with the resident hunting dogs.
This weekend while watching the Sunday final round of the Maters, the male of the pair seemed obsessed with watching golf. He parked his butt by the TV and stared at the screen for long stretches of time.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Returning to work and getting all things in order for the fight this weekend has precluded the usual blather from being posted. The Heavyweight I manage fights in Union City,NJ this Saturday. As manager, I have had a difficult time dealing with the opponent, getting the contracts squared away, getting my fighter to the NJ medical screening and all related details. nevertheless, once that bell rings for round 1...we are back on track. Stay tuned.