I think this will be my last piece for the day I plan vegging out on the NFL Network preseason games and PS3. Today’s game of choice is NCAA Football 12. If you are on and want some of this hot ish, my gamer tag is JerseyAce.
Last night, along with my road dog John, hit up the Punching at the Paradise boxing card at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. I love doing boxing shows with young fighters because they are very accommodating with the media.
Sitting in press row, the managers for the fighters feed anyone within earshot ideas for stories about their fighters, and offer interviews and come through in the end. Case in point, Matt Yanofsky promised me access to his fighter Mike Brooks, and sure enough after the normal give and take with reporters Brooks came over and we did this quick video (click here).
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield stopped Denmark's Brian Nielsen on a technical knockout in the 10th round Saturday night.
In the 10th round, the 48-year-old Holyfield pressed Nielson in the corner and the bout was halted after Holyfield landed several jabs in the corner and the Dane spat out some blood. Nielsen said after the bout he was hit by Holyfield's headbutts.
AS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao caught Shane Mosley early, then chased him the rest of the night. Not much more he could do against an aging fighter who seemed only to want to survive.
Pacquiao won a lopsided 12-round decision Saturday night, retaining his version of the welterweight title in a fight that was roundly booed over the late rounds because Mosley refused to trade punches.
New light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who made history Saturday by outpointing Jean Pascal in their rematch to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world title at age 46, is wasting no time setting up his first defense.