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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Here is a link to my column about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The full text runs below: Boxing promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight each other in 2015. Arum may know what he’s talking about. Fight fans have waited years for this fight. I have waited years for this fight. It should have happened in 2007. Maybe 2008. Mayweather and Pacquiao are the best fighters in the world. Who would win? It’s a… Read More »

Was Marquez’ KO of Pacquiao legit?

Longtime Cohn Zohn  reader Shane Buettner has his doubts about the legitimacy of Juan Manuel Marquez’ sixth-round knockout of Manny Pacquiao. He said I am naive if I believe Marquez is on the level. Naive is one of the nicest things I have been called lately. Shane is also knowledgeable about football, so I take seriously the things he writes to me. He sent along an article which ran before the fight explaining how Marquez increased his strength for this… Read More »

Marquez KOs Pacquiao

I love boxing. No one has to watch the film to learn the truth. On Saturday night, we got a dose of truth. Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao with one punch to the kisser. See you later, Manny. Truth can be cruel but it’s honest. Pacquiao is on the decline and never will be what he once was. This happens to almost every great fighter. It will be disgusting if Mayweather Jr. finally works up the nerve to… Read More »

Pacquiao loses to Bradley — ridiculous

Manny Pacquiao just lost a split decision to Tim Bradley, who won Pacquiao’s welterweight title. Baloney. I watched the fight on pay per view. I’m good at scoring fights. I’ve been doing it since I was 10. And Bradley did not come close to winning. He mostly ran and he never once landed an important punch, and he never hurt Pacquiao. Pacquiao pursued him the whole fight. Pacquiao made the fight. Pacquiao landed more punches. Pacquiao landed the power punches.… Read More »

Sugar Shane Mosley — boo!!!

OK, I paid the 55 bucks to watch Pacquiao/Mosley. I’m a sucker for boxing even though I knew it would not be much of a fight. It was even less than I expected. Pacquiao knocked down Mosley in the third round with a left hook, really loused up Mosley who was on rubber legs for about 45 seconds. After that Mosley didn’t want anything to do with Pacquiao, or as he said after, Pacquiao had “power I never felt before.”… Read More »

Does Manny Pacquiao duck blacks?

Bernard Hopkins used to be a great fighter but he’s not a great thinker. He said Manny Pacquiao is ducking Floyd Mayweather Jr. in particular and blacks in general. He said a black fighter with a black style — whatever that is — could beat Pacquiao. Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis are black. Do they have the same style? Hmm. For starters, if a white fighter said Pacquiao is ducking whites you can bet the press and many fans would… Read More »