March 30th’s Random Boxing Rants

As alluded to in my November 19th ‘random rants’, can anyone really believe that Daniel Kinahan and co. are really not still running and financing things at MTK?

I doubt it, and find their Irish media blackout to be a completely ludicrous decision, one that ironically draws even more attention to their ties to criminality.

https://pound4poundireland.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/ewan-mackenna-for-the-independent-boxing-to-daniel-kinahan-is-what-football-was-to-pablo-escobar-and-its-choking-the-sport-in-ireland/

 

Rances Barthelemy and Andre Dirrell each made a strong case for 2018’s worst performance recently.

In the former case, it was sad to see a skilled 2 weight titlist seemingly so devoid of ambition, and in the latter, the diminished athleticism when compared to his wasted prime was a sorry sight.

 

Luis Nery, Luis Ortiz, Alexander Povetkin, Lucas Browne, Jarrell Miller, Tony Yoka — all have failed/missed drug tests in the relatively recent past and it means practically nothing.

It seems the more stringent the drug testing that is put in place, the greater the excuses and political machinations that happen to allow these boxers to continue their careers relatively unabated.

And now we have Canelo Alvarez, the sport’s premier star, and his tainted meat.

Perhaps he will receive a 6 month slap on the wrist from the Nevada commission, but the juggernaut will keep on chugging and his indiscretions will soon be forgotten in the green glow of so many dollar bills.