One of the really truly “good guys” in sport has been given an award that he deserves: Freddie Roach is in the boxing Hall of Fame. Widely considered as the finest trainer in boxing today, Roach has been elected to the 2012 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF). 12 others made the […]
It took him a couple of weeks to come out with it, but LA times boxing writer Lance Pugmire has written an excellent article on the dilemma of how to score a close boxing match such as the Pacquiao-Marquez III fight on November 12. Pugmire explores the difference in effect between watching a bout on […]
Dear Juan Manuel Marquez,
First, thank you for your consideration given to my previous letter, written after your November 12 trilogy fight with Manny Pacquiao (Dear Juan Manuel Marquez). The reason I’m writing a second time is that Don Donatello has written a good article in Now Boxing which I would like to […]
Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza has “gone off” on Bob Arum and Michael Koncz in an interview with Boxing Scene and in so doing may have drawn a battle line that will lead to seriou schisms within Team Pacquiao. I don’t see how he can go down this road without […]
There used to be a commercial about the broker EF Hutton: “When EF Hutton talks, people listen.” When Max Kellerman talks boxing, I listen. I find him cogent, insightful, and entirely sane. Here is what he had to say tonight on HBO after watching the Pacquiao-Marquez replay:
“When I was sitting there calling the fight.I […]
First, thank you for all that you have done to elevate the spirits of a nation, and to inspire boxing and sportsfans worldwide. I remember years ago when I first became aware of you and your amazing talents. I recall thinking at the time that you very well might rise to the very […]
The Pacquiao-Marquez III official scorecards are out and it’s always interesting in a fight like this to see exactly how many rounds were unanimous, and how many involved split judgment by the judges. In the fight tonight, the judges were unanimous in the their scoring in the following rounds: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7. All […]
The Mayweather Ortiz fight is over in bizarre fashion, producing a moment second only to Mike Tyson biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear in terms of outlandishness. Although Mayweather was the author of the bizarreness, to be sure, the sequence started with Ortiz head-butting Mayweather in apparent frustration as he pummeled Mayweather in […]
The just concluded promotional tour that saw Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez travel from Manila, to the US, then Mexico City, has prompted a flurry of articles (most, but not all, by Filipino writers) to the effect that Manny was welcomed with an open embrace by Mexicans, who showed him as much love as […]
The boxing blogs are buzzing this morning with discussion about “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire’s 4 round demoltion of 4th round TKO victory of Ukrainian Wladimir Sidorenko in a battle for the WBC Continental Americas bantamweight title at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California yesterday. Donaire had Sidorenko on the canvas three times in four rounds […]
Marquez’ one-side defeat of Michael Katsidis has set the stage for an epic trilogy bout between boxing Superman Manny Pacquiao and his possible “kryptonite”, Juan Manuel Marquez.
People who aren’t boxing fans probably never heard of Edwin Valero until today. Those of us who do follow boxing knew him as an extraordinarily exciting fighter — 27 wins, no defeats, 27 knockouts, and a risk-taking, take-no-prisoners approach that was as entertaining as anyone in the sport save Manny Pacquiao. And it was Valero […]
Manny Pacquiao’s weight change over time is compared to other boxing greats including Floyd Mayweather, Tommy Hearns, Henry Armstrong, and others.
A look at the Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather Jr. controversy over blood testing for performance enhancing drugs.
Top Rank Promotions has just announced on its Facebook page that Manny Pacquiao will fight top welterweight Joshua Clottey on March 13. The announcement comes in the aftermath of the collapse of the mediation efforts by former Judge Daniel Weinstein to achieve an agreement between the camps of Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr for a […]
Good news for fight fans who’ve been on a rollercoaster ride all through the holidays as the on-again, off-again Manny Pacquiao–Floyd Mayweather superfight went from a done deal to no deal to a lawsuit and now, finally, mediation with the same Santa Monica based mediator who unsnarled the previous problems between Top Rank […]
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed