And Now For Something Completely Different

By William Trillo

Like Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey, the circus that passed through “Sin City” this weekend has folded up its tent and life under the Big Top is over. No more Carnival Barkers, no more Clowns, no more Bearded Lady. The boxing paparazzi that chose to forgoe a great night of televised HBO boxing from Carson, California in order to be a part of “The Greatest Show On Earth” will forever carry the taint of being just another shill who bought into the hype and sold themselves out to be a part of that charade. If the hair on the back of your neck is standing on end right now go ahead and assume I am directing that venom at you.

If you so-called boxing fans did likewise and purchased and watched that PPV Sideshow instead of watching real World Championship boxing on HBO then you too are a target of my poisonous sting as well.

Meanwhile…as you are reading this article I and a good number of my truly esteemed peers, (those who did cover the Cotto vs. Kamegai fight), are now either on way to or are already deeply entrenched in covering something completely different. That would be the open media workout for the true Biggest Fight of 2017 tabbed “Supremacy”. That would feature Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez in a Middleweight Championship showdown that has “Barnburner” written all over it.

Here we have an undefeated multi title holding Champion taking on a young once beaten Champion who lays claim to the 160 pound Lineal Championship as well as The Ring championship. This one sells itself and for good reason, it’s the real thing. No foul mouthed named calling press conferences will be needed to help sell tickets here. The fact is they are already gone, there will not be an empty, (or papered), seat in the house.

In regard to this past Saturday night on HBO, boxing fans were introduced to a relatively unknown Champion in Rey Vargas who put on a performance that already has us asking for more. His opponent, Ronny Rios, was as tough as nails in defeat. Vargas had his number on this night but these are two fighters everyone will want to see again.

On the main stage Miguel Cotto put on a performance that makes him worthy to be in a block buster at the end of the year in his farewell to boxing fight. And what can you say about Yoshihiro Kamegai? Time and time again he has proven himself to be a very entertaining warrior in victory or defeat.

It was either that or a Clown and a Bearded Lady. The choice was yours.

If you chose to cover or watch the latter not the former… well that’s on you and your conscience.

I know there are plenty of you wishing I would dig my talons a lot deeper into “The Circus”, but what were you expecting, a Spanish Inquisition?

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2 Responses to “And Now For Something Completely Different”

  1. David McGarry says:

    I must confess I didn’t think you were even aware of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

    The less said about the Great Con, the better.

    As for the big fight on September 13, Golovkin showed in his past two fights that he is past his best and it’s crystal clear Alvarez was waiting for this decline before agreeing to fight him.

    • William says:

      I am a member of The Knight’s Who Say Ni!

      Yes, mums the word.

      See my quick interview with Tom Loeffler coming soon.