Saturday, December 8, 2007

Weighing In on the Weigh-Ins

Just a quick thought here with the Mayweather-Hatton fight coming up tonight after an interesting confrontation at the weigh-in. What’s the deal with boxing weigh-ins and press conferences? Boxers seem to have a flair for the dramatic. Combine that with the fact that they are mostly meatheads, and their brains have been walloped for years, and the events turn into strange masculine debacles.

Even after the Holyfield ear incident, Mike Tyson decided to bite Lennox Lewis’ leg at this fracas.

Muhammad Ali was a huge talker back in the day, jawing at his opponents in the pre-match festivities. But now the events have both the jawing, and the fighting, as seemingly each one explodes into a brawl. Or at least there are some strange hyper-masculine occurrences that indeed do not look very masculine at all. In this case, Mayweather and Hatton didn't break into a brawl, but the two of course exchanged some verbal tirades and then the awkward face to face stare. I don't know, this whole thing just cracks me up.

Getting to know each other.........then going in for round 2?

- Pat


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You nervous Pat????