Archive for May, 2019

Doing What You Are Supposed To Do, It’s Not That Impressive

Monday, May 20th, 2019

By William Trillo

My initial reaction to the announcement the Deontay Wilder would be defending his title against Dominic Breazeale was laughing out loud while trying to utter the words, “You gotta be kiddin’ me…right?” I mean seriously, after all the bloviating Wilder had been doing you would think he could chose a better and more viable opponent than that.

Now before you start saying to yourselves, “There he goes again hating on another fighter,” know this…100% of the people who I spoke to about this had exactly the same thought. Those people would be other boxing journalists, boxers and their trainers and hard core boxing fans. Every single one of the to a man found Wilder picking Breazeale for his next test comical if not ridiculous.

Anyone who saw that fight this past Saturday night now knows why this fight was not embraced in most boxing circles.

Oh sure, Wilder clubbed Breazeale with a thunderous right hand in round one, but what were you expecting? If there was someone out there who gave poor Dominic a snowballs chance in hell he didn’t speak up prior to the fight and he certainly ain’t gonna raise his hand now.

This was not Mike Tyson destroying Michael Spinks.

This was not Cassius Clay demoralizing Sonny Liston.

It’s a pretty cliché statement in boxing, but as far as Wilder’s performance goes, “he did what he what supposed to do.”

I’d like to apologize for not slobbering all over myself like many have been doing since Breazeale’s head hit the back of the canvas but I do not have any misguided agenda to support nor am I kissing anyone’s hind end.

The outcome of this one was easy to see. No one with an ounce of pugilistic gray matter should be surprised or in awe here.

Now that being said, that right hand of Wilder’s is thunder, pure and simple. That cannot be denied.

Wilder is now being quoted saying he is the man and he is willing to fight anyone at anytime. That would be great if we could believe him. But he has said that before only to give us what we saw on Saturday night. That being a lot of pomp and circumstance with a smoke and mirror prelude that could never generate a PPV audience.


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Thinking Out Loud

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

By William Trillo

As I finished watching Part 1 of HBO’s Muhammad Ali Documentary, “What’s My Name”, I couldn’t stop wondering why it was that everything Ali did was so polarizing and why all his actions both inside and outside the ring would influence and affect me in such a way that I couldn’t help but stand in awe of the man. Ali truly made a lasting impression on my life It also had me wondering why so many of today’s fighters who try to imitate “The Greatest”, (Mayweather Jr., Wilder, Classless Claressa, et. al.), make me wanna vomit.

Sorry, but I am not one to mince words.

While Ali stood his ground for a noble cause and was a strong voice for his generation, many of today’s fighters are nothing more than self-entitled brats whose only concern is themselves and their pocket books.

There was only one Ali. Out of respect can all you posers please stop trying to imitate him?

If you didn’t see Parts 1 & 2 of “What’s My Name” I highly recommend it on every level. Not only does it capture the career of one of the greatest of all times but the documentary is a beautiful time capsule that captures the heart and soul of probably the greatest and most profound times in American history. It is must see TV.

Speaking of heavyweight champions… I can’t help but think that Anthony Joshua had better not take his next fight too lightly. Late substitute Andy Ruiz is a very live dog. Right now the blubbery Mexican is a 5 to 1 underdog and I think dropping a sawbuck or two on Ruiz may be a worthwhile venture. Don’t let the less than toned midsection fool ya….Ruiz may just very well be keeping that Champions belt from making its way back across The Pond.

Another thought rattling around in my dome is that I find it pretty comical that Deontay Wilder has dubbed his next foe Dominic Breazeale with the moniker “Basic Cable” Breazeale.

Hey Deontay….if Dominic is such a bum, how and better yet why did you end up choosing him as your next opponent? Think before you speak! You’re an embarrassment to the legacy that Muhammad Ali created.

Editor’s Note: Shortly after posting this article Wilder attempted to defend his recent comment where he stated, “This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time,” said Wilder. “It’s legal.”

That statement in and of itself puts an exclamation point on my article/blog. Wilder is a despicable champion at best. Trying to justify statements about killing a man is appalling.

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Jacobs Is To Canelo
As Salido Was To Lomachenko

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

By William Trillo

By coming in some three and a half pounds overweight at the day after weigh-in this morning Danny Jacobs has made it clear he wants to beat Canelo at all costs. At a price of some $250,000 per pound, (or more by some accounts), Jacobs has sacrificed a huge chunk of his purse in order to not only unify the 160 pound titles, but more importantly, beat Canelo.

After hearing about Jacobs tipping the scales over the limit Canelo basically said, “I don’t care what he weighs; I am going to kick his ass.”

Many still think that even with the huge weight discrepancy that Canelo will prevail and defeat Jacobs by late KO. Considering Canelo is in the prime of his career that is a safe assumption.

But….Lets never forget how Orlando Salido hustled and beat Vasyl Lomachenko with the same type of pre-fight weight snafu. In that fight for the Lightweight strap Salido came in well over the limit and refused to even attempt to make weight. Loma stood firm and went ahead and fought on even though Salido gave up the title chance at the scale.

That decision was disastrous for Loma. In his only loss he was defeated by decision by the sly Salido.

So you have to ask yourself…what are the chances of that scenario playing out again tonight?

Another question that has to be on the minds of Canelo’s team is how much will Jacobs weigh when he steps into the ring tonight?

180 pounds?


It would not surprise me to see Jacobs closer to 185 pounds tonight. That’s damn near a cruiserweight. That will be a tall order for Canelo, prime of his career or not.

Things just got very interesting in Las Vegas on this Cinco De Mayo party.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go find the biggest burrito in town…no weight restrictions here 🙂

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