Archive for February, 2020

Random Thoughts On The Las Vegas Weekend

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By William Trillo

As per usual post fight quotes were sent to the media after the Fury vs Wilder 2 Heavyweight battle. Here are some excerpts from Wilder;

“…my corner threw in the towel… I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight….”

“I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications.”


Within 48 hours of the fights end Wilder gave an interview to Yahoo Sports where he stated, “the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me, I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight.”

Hmmm again!

Speaking of that uniform…I’m told that ghastly thing cost Wilder some $70,000. That seems like a pretty penny to pay for that ball and chain of a costume. Tell ya what Deontay, the next time you fight you might wanna go to the local Halloween Costume shop. Not only will you spend a fraction of the price, but you will still look just as ridiculous as you did on Saturday night. The inexpensive costume most certainly won’t weigh you down as you make your ring walk the next time, unless of course you need a built-in excuse in case you get thoroughly dominated once again.

So, I am sure the reports I am reading about Wilder’s team are incorrect. I’m guessing the reports meant to read that Wilder is considering firing all of his team except for Mark Breland who was the only one who was concerned about the health and welfare of his fighter…..right? Only a fool would do things the other way around.

On that subject, I knew trouble was afoot at the post fight press conference when a question about the towel getting thrown in was directed at Team Wilder. No sooner than the question was asked did co-trainer Jay Deas blurt out, “Mark did it.”
Good grief Deas, feel free not to waste any time throwing your team member directly under the bus.

Boy… it was considerably quiet in the MGM Grand Casino on Saturday night after the fight. Where were all the tools that were walking around the casino all week-long yelling, “Bomb Squad! Bomb Squad!” every two minutes? I can’t help but think of the phrase, Rats Jumping Off A Sinking Ship!

Hey rats, here’s a thought for you while you’re jumping……Remember all those faces you looked at and snubbed on your way up? And do ya remember that some of those faces were people who thought you were friends with. Newsflash rats….Now you gotta look at those very same faces on your way down.

Was I the only one who groaned a bit when Fury hit the scales on Friday tipping the Toledo at a whopping 273 pounds never removing his shirt. Speaking for myself I thought maybe Fury didn’t train hard enough, maybe he took things for granted a la Andy Ruiz? Well don’t say you heard it from me but…. someone might wanna go all forensic scientist on the weigh in photos. A little bird told me Fury might have been wearing 10-pound ankle weights under those sweat pants.

Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue….

….Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Wondering, what in the world did I do?…

….I’m crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving you…

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Elvis Makes Heavy Prediction

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

By William Trillo

It was time to make the obligatory stop to visit Fortune Telling Elvis. His track record is not good to say the least but it’s always fun to chat with the King. No one ever said Elvis was a boxing genius but it was worth it to get his on point Pearl of Wisdom.

This one is a video prediction so you will have to click the video to get your inside info. It’s about time Elvis gets one right…ya think?

Boxing & Tacos In Las Vegas

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

By William Trillo

With the Heavyweight Championship of World upon us people from the far corners of the world are heading to Las Vegas to see Wilder and Fury go at it again. No doubt on the to-do list for foreigners will be to find the best Mexican food in town, specifically Taco’s.

It is my sworn duty to tell one and all that if you want tacos and other Mexican grub that is second to none then you need to try out Trillo Street Tacos while you are in Sin City.

Do not judge this book by it’s cover. The eatery is in a local gas station so it may not catch your eye at first. But I promise whatever you order will please your palette! This is authentic Mexican food at it’s best. From the tacos to the street corn you will savor every bite. You blokes from across The Pond will love their fish tacos.

Yes, they have the same last name as yours truly but as of yet we have not determined if we are related. Yet I can tell you we share the same affinity for South of The Border cuisine.

Enjoy the fights and the tacos this weekend.

Trillo Street Taco is located at:
4371 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
(702) 898-8707

You can find their Facebook page at

Tell ‘em William sent you.

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Lost In The Shuffle Of “The Hustle”;
Ace Prospect Evan Anthony Sanchez

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

By William Trillo

That KO in the main event Friday night at the Honda Center does not have Knockout of the Year written all over it as some have concluded. For that matter it wasn’t even the Knockout of the Night. That distinction goes to Evan Anthony Sanchez who steamrolled Daniel Evangelista Jr. in two short and very impressive rounds.

Unfortunately, many did not see the performance because it was unceremoniously buried on the back end of the card that was built around boxing’s undisputed leader in Instagram followers.

In his 4 minutes and 52 seconds of work Sanchez displayed all the skills of seasoned veteran. Great jab, nice footwork, sharp accurate punches to both the body and head…and oh that left hook. This is the kid to keep an eye on.

The first time I saw Sanchez was at The Belasco theater `in November of 2019. Here’s what we wrote about his fight that night:

Welterweight Evan Anthony Sanchez (6-0, 5 KO’s) opened the show with an eye-catching KO over Hector Hernandez (2-2, 1 KO). Sanchez wasted no time as he jumped on his foe immediately with powerful blows. The shellacking took a mere 29 seconds before Sanchez dropped Hernandez forcing the ref to bring a rapid halt to the action. Boxing fans might want to keep an eye on the southpaw Sanchez, he looks to have a promising career.

Obviously, we here at Pound4Pound think Sanchez is an Ace.

We are looking forward to seeing more of him in the future and we highly recommend boxing fans do the same.

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“Castles Made Of Sand, Fall In The Sea Eventually”

Monday, February 17th, 2020

By William Trillo

My thoughts on Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco go as follows:

This is far from the first time a fighter has been built up to Super Stardom by fighting a laundry list of Ham-n-Eggers, Tomato Cans, Palookas and Bums. But in this particular case with the advent of the internet and Social Media Ryan Garcia has become a pseudo-celebrity of epic proportions. Whether or not that equates to him becoming a world class and legitimate Champion remains to be seen.

Garcia’s managers and promoters want us to believe that he is the second coming of Oscar De La Hoya, but anyone with any kind of boxing wisdom is skeptical at best. Oh sure, there are a ton of Instagrammers and Youtubers that salivate over Garcia, but the last time I checked those shouldn’t qualify you to be put into any sanctioning body rankings.

They shouldn’t, but in this day and age apparently they do.

Somehow, someway, while fighting literally no one of consequence Garcia has found his way to the top ten in three of the four major sanctioning body Lightweight rankings. The lone holdout is the IBF. Currently their Champion is Teofimo Lopez.

I’d love nothing more than to wake up tomorrow morning and see Garcia ranked #1 in the IBF to become Teofimo’s mandatory defense.

What are the chances Team Garcia would nibble on that bait?

How about Slim and None!

If anyone knows the reality of where Ryan is in this stage of his career it’s Oscar De La Hoya himself. At the same point in The Golden Boy’s career he had already faced and defeated world champs the likes of Jorge Paez, John John Molina, Rafael Ruelas, Genaro Hernandez, Jesse James Leija and was one more fight away from ruining Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Ryan hasn’t come close to fighting anyone on that level. That’s the reality of the situation.

Boxing will always have its Primo Carnera’s coming along, that’s just the way the sport is. Someone sees a Goose That Lays Golden Eggs and suddenly the way is paved for the Goose to rise to the top and everyone involved is stuffing money into their pockets hand over fist.

Let’s be clear here: It’s a greedfest like no other.

But sooner or later there will come a time when there is no choice but to have the Goose, Garcia in this case, take on a legitimate test. History tells us that’s a test the Goose normally fails miserably.

And that’s the wonderful thing about boxing. A fighter of questionable talent can get pretty far with a savvy management team making fights he is sure to win. But sooner or later that guy is going to get cut loose from safety net and have to step in with someone the likes of which he has never seen.

Without any real tests or experience under his belt to fall back on…well…like the song says:

“Castles made of sand,
Fall in the sea eventually”
Jimi Hendrix

Influencers Influenza

Moments before the Ryan Garcia vs. Francisco Fonseca main event a rumbling began moving toward the ringside seats. As the stir passed media row many of my “peers” grabbed their video recording devices and scampered toward the buzz.

Who could it be I wondered? Was Canelo in the house? Maybe Manny Pacquiao was in attendance!

Wrong!! That electricity was because Logan Paul was making his way to his seat.

Really? Are we at professional boxing event or some Social Media watch party?

I’m still not sure myself.

And as far as the boxing media who scampered toward the melee like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert: Shame on you! How long before you’re gonna be throwing your underwear at him? Go ahead and assume I lost respect for a lot of you Friday night.

As credentialed boxing media we are there to cover the fights from top to bottom and report on them accordingly, and promptly. The reason we get a media table is to set up or laptops and chronicle the events that transpire in the ring.

Taking up space so you can sit there and do nothing but discuss how much you admire Kylie Jenner, stuff your face full of Nachos and wait until after the fights to get footage of fighters and promoters arguing is borderline useless.

Likewise, if you show up 2 fights into the televised main events and then stumble around media row looking for your spot and getting in the way of writers trying to watch and report on the fights, go ahead and assume you are a pain in the ass. Asking people to move their gear so you can see if they’re sitting in your assigned spot is about as arrogant and pompous as one can get. Truth be told if you are just there to video yourself talking to fighters after the fight you don’t need a seat, go stand in the tunnel and get over yourselves. You know who you are.

Real reporters like ESPN’s Steve Kim, Albert Baker from Under The Hand Wraps and others including were in their seats from the opening bell of the first fight of the night all the way through the main event. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

I’m not impressed by your Youtube hits and neither are real boxing fans. I am there to report the fights and results for the fans to read. Please stop spreading your germs and stay out of my way.

Last but not least, my sincere apology one more time to Ed Keenan. My brain flatulence outside the arena before the fight will go down as an all-time blunder. I certainly have taken one too many shots to the head.

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