Mayweather vs Dela Hoya one final word. Diego Chico Corrales dead at age 29.

The World awaited and the World got Oscar vs Floyd.  Was it worth the wait?  Did it live up to the expectations?  Maybe not, but the fight and the outcome should not have been surprising.  We certainly were well aware of how these two fighters got to this point in their careers, and when matched up against each other, well we all saw the outcome; somewhat of a glorified chess match at the MGM Grand here in Vegas. 

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Floyd and Oscar, it's time to get it on already.

Today’s final press conference for Saturday’s mega showdown between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather was fairly uneventful as I expected it to be.  I think everyone involved is a little worn down from the long build up for this fight.  The fighters have had to endure a lot more than what they have come to expect from any of their prior fights.  Even De La Hoya who has been involved in several huge fights has been busier than ever for this one.

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Clottey, Calzahge and more.

As I thought, Joshua Clottey was too fresh and too strong for Diego Corrales. He won the fight fairly easily this past Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing. If Clottey had been more aggressive and let loose he would have been able to stop Corrales who was ready go on a number of occasions. True to his character Diego hung in their and showed heart, toughness and the willingness to take a lot of punishment. He has been doing this for quite a while now. Actually, he has been doing it for too long now and I for one do not want to see him do it much more. Diego said after the fight that he will continue his career, but where does he go from here. He has outgrown the lightweight and super lightweight divisions; he has really been too big for that for a few years now at least. He also is not going to be able to compete with the top 147 pounders in the game. So what does that leave him, well he could become an opponent, a name for guys on the way up and who wants to see that? Nobody who appreciated that memorable night here in Vegas, when he rose from the deck twice to stop Jose Luis Castillo in their first scintillating fight.

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Recap: Juan Manuel Marquez defeats Marco Antonio Barrera.

Last Saturday night’s battle between Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez fulfilled its expectations. It was an excellent match-up that produced plenty of drama and skill. We don’t always get that combination, however when we do, it is what makes this great sport truly like no other. As I predicted and expected, Marquez got the better of the battle. I had him winning 117-111, pretty much in line with the scoring of the judges, the only scoring they got right that night at Mandalay Bay, but that’s another story I will touch on a little later. Marquez was clearly the aggressor throughout and despite the fact that he is not and never will be as good as Barrera in his prime. Marco is finally starting to show that boxing wear. Actually, more than that, he has lost just enough of his reflexes to where he is starting to absorb a lot of solid shots. They are shots that in his past he would have easily side-stepped, blocked, or slipped and shots that in recent times he would have rolled with.

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