1. Omaha…Omaha… There’s A New Sheriff In Town
No, I’m not talking about “The Sheriff” Peyton Manning barking out audibles, I’m talking about a star in the making….Terence Crawford. Omaha’s Crawford put on a dazzling display last Saturday night in front of his hometown fans in stopping Yuriokis Gamboa, KO 9. Crawford knocked Gamboa down once in the 5th, twice in the 8th and a final time to end it in the 9th. Gamboa had his moments early, mostly due to his speed and may have won several of the early rounds but The Champ was simply better in every aspect as the fight moved on. Crawford will find himself on P4P lists soon and maybe we will see a matchup against Mikey Garcia, wouldn’t that be something?
2. Say It Isn’t So
The P4P King may have his next opponent, and it’s…….Marcos Maidana? No champ, you beat that cat already, you only have a few fights remaining, forget those damn critics who will never be satisfied with your performances and shouted for a rematch…… Maybe I should write an “open letter” to the Champ?
3. Speaking of Announcements…
Mayweather stated that there will be a “surprise opponent” for May of 2015. All indications are that it would be Manny Pacquiao. Probably so and I’m guessing it would be in Macau. Money wins this fight and puts another notch in his résumé for T.B.E.
4. Take The Test, Take The Test
Paulie Malignaggi criticized Pacquiao this week via Twitter rants about the Pac Man never taking random drug tests while he was on a run of “destroying” people. The Magic Man tweeted “I don’t give credit to guys who hide and duck from random drug testing while accomplishing things that seem pretty amazing, Paq should have been the first to volunteer for those random tests when he was destroying people while constantly jumping weight classes”