Cinco De Nada

By William Trillo

In all honesty, once they put us all on lockdown I pretty much decided to ride this thing out completely off the radar and not utter a word until we all got released. I am sure many of you were glad I zipped my lips. But today thanks to everyones favorite Social Media page I was sent numerous reminders of how I spent this particular time over the course of the years. As you can guess it was all about Cinco De Mayo and boxing. Mayweather vs. Maidana and Canelo vs. Jacobs moments were all over my page. Getting a little nostalgic I realized what a good time I had at those events.

That’s when reality jumped up and slapped me straight across the face.

Were it not for this pandemic I would be right in between Las Vegas roadies. First, I would have been in Sin City to cover “Monster” Inoue defend his Bantamweight title at The Cosmo against Johnriel Casimero. Although Inoue had fought once stateside this was going to be his breakout American debut and I was pretty excited about photographing this Top Rank promoted card.

After that there was a brief hiatus for a few days before the traditional Cinco De Mayo festivities were set to go down. Golden Boy’s Super Star Canelo Alvarez was supposed to lock horns with Billy Joe Dumb-ass, but considering Billy Joe’s indiscretions recently there is no telling if he would have made it to post time. Getting the Covid related pass was most likely a blessing in disguise for the promoters who might have had to scramble to find a last-minute foil for their main attraction.

I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I thought Canelo would have toyed with Saunders for a few rounds before showing Billy Joe what a real assault should look like. It wasn’t going to be high drama but anytime I can get to Vegas on a big fight weekend like this I am as happy as a monkey with a peanut machine.

To pour salt into my “if only” wound, Top Rank had a card set in Reno I was chomping at the bit to attend. As if that wasn’t enough I had already made preparations to head to Fresno May 9th to cover the rescheduled Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol title fight. Lest you remember, the original date was scrapped as the bout set to take place in China on February 2nd was the first major fight to fall victim to the hated Coronavirus. It’s amazing how things have come full circle in these short three months as we watch this fight get postponed due to the virus once again.

As much as I am trying to roll with the punches right now, having my personal “Fortress of Solitude” taken away from me has me staggering like Clark Kent after getting blasted with a dose of Kryponite. This has been the longest three months of my life.

The good news is I have been in touch with a few insiders both in boxing and some from other major sports and it looks like we will see Major Sporting events some time in early to mid-July. It’s also no secret that The Boxing Capital of The World, Las Vegas is going to start opening things up, albeit slowly, by June. That’s good news for sports fans who have been stuck watching old YouTube clips of their favorite sporting events to help pacify them in this lull. Hopefully the insiders tips I collected will take shape as speculated.

That’s really about all I have to say right now.

To steal a line from sports talk radio host Jim Rome, I am just going to crawl back down into my basement and recharge my batteries so when things finally get back under way I can come at you with the same “piss and vinegar” my readers have come to expect…all three of you.

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