Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rabbis and Pinoys

Congratulations are in order to Yuri Foreman, not just for proving me wrong, but for being surprisingly offensive-minded and fan-friendly in upsetting Daniel Santos and winning a belt at 154 lbs. Foreman, who is known as a pure boxer with zero power, dropped Santos twice and had him buzzed several times while losing none of his trademark speed and slickness. The rabbinical student (really) is currently the only Jewish boxing champion in the world today (the thirtieth of all time, according to the HBO ppv).

Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao was a machine, steam-rollering a game Miguel Cotto to win yet another belt (this one at welterweight). He's simply terrifying in the ring. The Pacquiao/Mayweather fight simply has to happen. There isn't another fight in the sport worthy of our time.

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