Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Anaheim Boxing Examiner | Brent Alderson
Henry Ramirez is one of the sports up and coming trainers and currently has a stable of fighters which includes 140 pound fringe contender Josesito Lopez, undefeated bantamweight prospect Jonathan Arrellano, and his prized pupil, the exciting heavyweight slugger Chris Arreola. Ramirez first became involved in the sport as a teenager and had over fifty amateur fights. Then after deciding not to turn pro he started helping out his trainer, Andy Suarez. After Suarez died, Ramirez took over his training responsibilities and today at thirty four years of age is considered by many to be one of the game’s up and coming trainers.
Unfortunately for Pacquiao fans, Ramirez is a Mayweather supporter and openly vocalizes his opinion that he thinks Mayweather’s defensive prowess will shut down Manny Pacquiao’s offensive genius when and if the two meet. The trainer also believes that Pacquiao should submit to the rigid testing prescribed by team Mayweather and commented, “I don’t think its unfair and I maybe mistaken, but I do recall them saying that there would be a 10 million dollar fine for Mayweather which isn’t through the commission, which is through the stipulations of the contract, that they were making that he would be fined 10 million dollars if he were a pound over 147. So if he is conceding to that, why not concede to the drug test? It’s not like Mayweather is asking him to do a drug test that he isn’t doing himself. It’s not like Mayweather isn’t fighting a fighter of any note, he is fighting Mosley. It’s not like he’s not fighting Pacquiao and fighting someone who is a lesser of a fighter. You take Mosley, Pacquiao, and Mayweather and those are the three best welterweights in the world however you care to number them.”
Ramirez is also less optimistic about the possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight coming to fruition and commented, “You know I would like to think so because we all think there is too much money and a fight of this magnitude can only do good for the sport. Hopefully after the first go around that ultimately there is some kind of compromise, but with the egos involved who knows. Who really knows? I was optimistic before, but I‘m not so optimistic now to be honest.”
Favorite Quote: Jake LaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six different occassions. Unfortunately for the italian american from the Bronx, he only won one of their bouts and commented, "I fought Sugar so many times that I'm lucky I didn't get diabetes!"
Mexican great Erik Morales is coming back as a welterweight this Saturday against the tough Jose Alfaro, a fringe contender at lightweight. It will be interesting to see if the two and a half year break will rejuvenate the Mexican slugger.
Wladimir Klitschko looked great this past weekend. Its too bad we won't ever get to see a unification bout between the two brothers.