Archive for October, 2020

Publicist Ricardo Jimenez Passes

Monday, October 12th, 2020

By William Trillo

It came as sudden and shocking news that long time publicist Ricardo Jimenez had passed away. Jimenez who spent years with Top Rank was truly one of boxings best friends. He will be greatly missed. Jimenez was instrumental with working with Latino fighters in his years. We could always count on Ricardo to help set up and interpret interviews from the likes of Erik Morales to Miguel Cotto, and so many more. His tireless efforts were greatly appreciated by all in the boxing community. We all will miss his charm and professionalism. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace good friend.

Boxing Fans Get Kicked To The Curb Again

Friday, October 9th, 2020

By William Trillo

As defined by
Kick (someone or something) to the curb: To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted.

I’m going to make this short and not too sweet.

Thursday morning I received an email press release from Golden Boy Promotions announcing the Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell Interim title fight. It would be streamed live on DAZN on December 5th.

Three hours later it was reported that the Danny Garcia vs. Erroll Spence PPV bout was being moved from it’s original November 21st date.

Do you want to guess the date?

Bingo! December 5th.

Promoters can try to spin this any way they want but the truth is when the decision was being made to hold both fights on the same night the cares and concerns of boxing fans did not come into play.

Yes, I know the move of the Spence/Garcia fight will allow some fans to be in attendance live but that is still forcing them to have to choose one fight or the other. Fans across the globe are already deciding which one they are going to watch at home.

Speaking for boxing fans, because I am a boxing fan, this is a tired scenario, and it needs to stop.

I don’t want to hear the rhetoric from promoters that there are only so many available dates and so many available venues, blah blah blah…. There are 365 days in a year that give you 52 weekends to promote your shows without having to hold your cards on the same darn evening.

If one didn’t know better you would almost have come to the conclusion that you are doing this on purpose. But you wouldn’t do that…would you? Noooooooo!!

Lest you forgot, this has been a difficult year for everyone, boxing fans included. We are starved for good events. Throwing your shows on the same night is just bad business, I don’t care how you slice it.

It’s time to put your petty differences aside and for once do the right thing for the fans.

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