I sent this as an e-mail. But I liked it enough — certainly more than the poetry of Phillip Olsen — to put it here.
“How was the fight?” I asked.
“What fight?” Jose, the barrista at my morning’s café, said. “Pacquiao fight. Maywether run.”
Mexicans may not appreciate the “defense” part of the manly art.
Me, all I knew was Pacquiao was “good” and Maywether was “evil,” and I am for the good.
Liston – Patterson was my first indication this may not work out.
THEN I GOT THIS REPLY FROM THE EXCELLENT MILO GEORGE
Ha! Mexican fight fans aren’t happy unless both fighters are pissing
blood and tiny chunks of vital organs the day after a fight. If
Mayweather ran so much, how did he land more power punches on Manny
than Manny threw on him? He was walking Manny down toward the end; if
it had been a 15-rounder, Floyd would have knocked him out.