By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight is taking place Saturday, Sept. 12; at least that’s what he says. But let’s take his word for it and really appreciate this as the last time we’re going to see Mayweather in the boxing ring. I’m not particularly a fan of Mayweather as a person and I make no excuses for his domestic crimes, but from a sports vantage, he is undoubtedly the best boxer of his generation and, to me, severely underappreciated. Casual boxing fans have never liked Mayweather; I know because I’ve sat in rooms full of them during his fights listening to their vocal disappointment and futile opinions of him as a boxer. It’s like … [Read more...] about Witness greatness one last time: The underappreciated legacy of Floyd Mayweather
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather: The fight of the century, as dubbed by many. In my opinion, it was more of the disappointment of the century. All I heard before, during, and after the fight was the amount of money Mayweather was going to obtain even if he did not win. “Boxing is valued for money; it’s not talent. The richer and well known you are, the less the talent matters,” said student Marlyn Amaro. Mayweather ended up with $200 million as opposed to Pacquiao’s $100 million, according to mirror.co.uk. “Completely all about the money now. Past boxing legends would be very disappointed,” said student … [Read more...] about Mayweather domestic abuse history ignored
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| It happened. Sports history took place on the night of May 2. It was a night hosting one of the biggest prizefights of all time—certainly the most financially successful prizefight ever seen. After some six years of speculation, uncertainty, and anticipation, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao stepped into the ring for 12 rounds of boxing. This was a major title-unification fight, yes, but more so, this was the fight to finally settle the question of who really is the pound-for-pound, number-one fighter in the world. Going in, Mayweather was almost universally regarded as number one and Pacquiao as number two. The intrigue arose … [Read more...] about Mayweather-Pacquiao: Reflecting on a historic fight
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| After almost six years, the boxing world has finally got its fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are officially set to fight on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather made the official announcement on Feb. 20 by posting a picture of the newly signed contract between the two fighters. Mayweather and Pacquiao have been the consensus top one and two boxers, respectively in the world for almost a decade. "The Fight of the Century" is a label that was given to Ali and Frazier's first fight in 1971 and the 1910 fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries; Mayweather and Pacquiao's upcoming fight is receiving similar … [Read more...] about Mayweather vs Pacquiao mega-fight set for May 2
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| Feb. 11 marked the 25th anniversary of what sports experts call the biggest upset in boxing history, and arguably the biggest upset in sports history. Boxing has many notable upsets in its history; 1936 saw 10-1 underdog Max Schmeling defeat Joe Louis, 1964 saw 7-1 underdog Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali) defeat Sonny Liston, and 1978 saw 10-1 underdog Leon Spinks defeat Muhammad Ali. In 1990 James Douglas (AKA Buster Douglas) knocked out Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan. On the night of the fight Tyson was astronomically favored over Douglas, a 42-1 underdog. This translates as someone who bet $100 on Douglas would receive $4200 in … [Read more...] about 25th anniversary of upset
By Adrian Silva |Staff Writer| The fight we've anticipated since 2009 might come sooner rather than later, according to ESPN reporter Dan Rafael. We've all been interested in seeing two famous boxers, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Many Pacquiao fight it out in the boxing ring. The two champions were seen negotiating at an NBA game, leading to the belief that the fight could take place on May 2. According to the Associated Press, Pacquiao clarified, "we did meet and chat but I don't want to say what we discussed." This has led to questions as to whether the two are trying to settle negotiations to launch the match between each other in May, according to Rafael. Pacquiao, who … [Read more...] about Mayweather vs Pacquiao?
By Devin Ramos |Staff Writer| The proposed boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX was a poor choice by the event's promoters as it glorified Zimmerman for his infamous trial in 2013. The fight would boost the already infamous Zimmerman into the celebrity spotlight by glorifying his acquittal for the death of Trayvon Martin. There was anger and pleas that sought justice for Martin after Zimmerman's acquittal, which added fuel to the media frenzy. In my opinion, we need to be aware that putting Zimmerman on display is not the way to go about giving him what the public thinks he deserves. CNN reports that Rev. Al Sharpton said that he was concerned about the … [Read more...] about Don’t celebrate the imfamous
By Brent Thompson |Staff Writer| A consistent complaint among students at CSUSB is that they have to drive to Los Angeles to see some of their favorite bands and artists. Well, just because you don’t live in a metropolitan city with seven million plus inhabitants doesn’t mean you don’t have the opportunity to see great concerts, entertainers and shows. “I like L.A. better,” said student Soheila Hajjar, “All there is to do here is to see a movie or go bowling. I don’t know where to go to see a show.” “Coachella is the only place I know of around here where you can go and see a show,” expressed student Joh Nuqui. The Pechanga Resort and Casino provides Inland Empire residents with … [Read more...] about Entertain yourself at Pechanga