By William Trillo
Before I completely shut the door on my weekend in Las Vegas there are just a few bits that in and of themselves don’t make a complete story but are worthy of mention nonetheless. In no particular order here we go:
I noticed PBC was represented on fight night by a small contingency of team members. I was told we can expect to see them promoting shows together with ROC Nation in the coming year.
That being said the tweet that went out by Adonis Stevenson moments after Ward took the unanimous decision over Kovalev bordered on ridiculous. Superman said, “Congratulations to @andreward . Now it’s time to unify the titles.” Now? What do you mean by Now? Pretty much solidifies the fact that Adonis never had any thought of stepping in with Kovalev. Never.
Is it just me or is the guy who follows Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder shouting, “BOMB SQUAD”, every 30 seconds extremely annoying?
Call me old fashioned but the media in attendance who are more concerned about broadcasting themselves as opposed to covering the fight are doing a disservice to those of us who are there to cover the action in the ring. Unfortunately the promoters have allowed this to go on and have created this monster. Good luck getting rid of them now. I harken back to my mentor Nat Gottlieb telling me years ago the fans are reading our reports to find out what happened in the ring, not to find out how cool we in the media are for getting a credential.
Kudos to Main Events Promotions for their professionalism throughout the weekend. Even though things did not go their way it they did an upstanding job. The pre-fight cocktail party after the weigh in on Friday was superb. We hope that other promoters will take note and follow suit.
With that said let’s close the book on this one as we look forward to the Lomachenko vs. Walters fight this weekend.
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