Welcome To The Twilight Zone

By William Trillo
Photo: Tom Hogan – Golden Boy

“You’re travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination – Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

  • Rod Serling

Imagine if you will a promoter, who just happens to be an eleven-time world champion and Hall of Famer, who is so hell bent on making his second-rate fighter a world champion that he is willing to use whatever smoke and mirrors it takes to deceive the masses in order to attain his lofty goal. Now imagine the promoter’s motivation is not only money, (of which there is plenty), but is to fulfill his somewhat egotistical dreams of giving boxing fans the second coming of himself. Yes, the next Golden Boy.

That is exactly what we saw at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles Saturday night as Golden Boy’s Ryan Garcia was handed yet another stiff to add to the list of “Tomato Cans” he has gone through on his way to the fantasy world that he, his promoter and all his social media fans live in.

The evening entered the Outer Limits the moment Garcia began to make his over-the-top ring walk. Members of the media, well respected members of the media mind you, were tripping all over themselves like pre-teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert just to get a cell phone grab of the Instagram star as he entered the ring. It was embarrassing.

Even more embarrassing was what transpired in the ring.

Let’s be real here, Javier Fortuna was a shell of the fighter we saw in the ring in 2021 versus JoJo Diaz. Fortuna’s skills have diminished greatly. Either that or the fix was in. Of course I would never suggest that…(cough cough).

And speaking of eroding skills, is it just me or have Ryan’s skills takien a turn for the worse since he left camp Canelo? Unless of course he meant his footwork to look like Frankenstein’s monster as he plodded through the ring. And excuse me because I am no expert; I know head movement is paramount but isn’t pulling your head straight back with your chin straight up while executing your jab a recipe for disaster?

And that right hand might win a schoolyard slap fight, but cmon…..

But credit to Oscar for so far pulling off this charade. With the help of Garcia’s Social Media presence accompanied with a string of broken-down Palookas that matches Joe Louis’ Bum of the Month club, it seems there are an inordinate number of fans, (not necessarily boxing fans), who are drinking the Koo-Aid and are willing to fill the seats when Garcia comes out to play.

I can’t begrudge a guy for making money, just don’t expect me to be buying or shilling any of that product he is currently selling.

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears. Not a lesson, just a reminder for all the real boxing fans in The Twilght Zone.

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2 Responses to “Welcome To The Twilight Zone”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The truth! It is for those who wants to hear the true story that it’s ugly and annoying. Well done job for this writer.

  2. William says:

    Thank you. When Ryan finds out you called him ugly he is going to need to drink Chamomile Tea, and plenty of it.