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 […]
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 […]
I came across an article the other day quoting Philippine Tourism officials as saying that the target for tourism arrivals is being increased from 8.5m to 10m annually andmy first impression was — huh? that’s a big number, Philippines Tourism must be doing better than I thought. I assumed the numbers applied to 2012 or […]
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 […]
Freddie Roach has addressed the Juan Manuel Marquez “foot-stomping” issue that has become a much discussed topic among Manny Pacquiao fans, and offered what would appear to be a definitive position for Team Pacquiao on the issue. Roach made his comments in a video interview on Saturday night after his fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. […]
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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 […]
Juan Manuel Marquez trainer Nacho Berestain, shrugging off criticism of his “you’re winning” advice to Marquez that may have cost his fighter a win against Manny Pacquiao, was quoted on Friday as saying that the Marquez camp will not consider a rematch with Manny Pacquiao for less than a guaranteed purse of $25m.
“That only […]
Contrary to all the reports lately that Team Pacquiao is committed to a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, Foxsports’ Mark Kriegel is reporting that in an interview today Freddie Roach made clear that he and Manny Pacquiao both prefer fighting Floyd Mayweather next — not a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. According to […]
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 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 […]
The Inquirer has an article that they picked up from the Cebu Daily News by Malou Guanzon Apolisok on the The Pacquiao Effect and whether or not it’s a good idea to have Pacquiao as the country’s tourism ambassador, as has been proposed in Congress. Having spent some considerable time and effort back in the […]
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.
Part 1 of Mike Costello’s Manny Pacquiao Audio Documentary on BBC is out now and I’ve embedded in below at the end of this brief post. In it Costello covers his arrival in Manila, takes a visit to the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo where he says “I’ve never seen anything like this […]
Manny Pacquiao shows class by accepting Adam Carolla’s apology.
Naturally I have various google alerts about Manny Pacquiao and the Philippines and so I woke this Easter morning to a headline from ABS-CBN News that read: “US Comedian Calls Pacquiao ‘illiterate’, bashes Pinoys”. As I read the article in question I did have a bit of anger rising up inside me, but mostly I […]
Manny Pacquiao’s weight change over time is compared to other boxing greats including Floyd Mayweather, Tommy Hearns, Henry Armstrong, and others.
Even non-fight fans have been following the Mayweather-Pacquiao steroids struggle, and most know that Pacquiao has moved on, scheduling a fight on March 13 in Dallas Cowboys Stadium with tough Ghanaian welterweight Joshua Clottey. Meanwhile yesterday Haitian welterweight Andre Berto, who had been scheduled to fight Shane Mosley on January 30th in Las Vegas, dropped […]
A look at the Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather Jr. controversy over blood testing for performance enhancing drugs.
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