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Sunday, December 07, 2008
On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by discussing how the one-sided beatdown administered by Manny Pacquiao on Oscar De La Hoya this past Saturday, December 6, was symptomatic of the continuing decline of American boxing. With this decisive win by the much smaller Pacquiao over De La Hoya, American boxing now has no real superstars.
We next discuss a local New York card which resulted in several surprises. Of the 13 fights on Ring Promotions' "Holiday Hits" show held Thursday, December 4, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, there were four upsets, including in both of the featured bouts.
Right after the fights concluded, we spoke with our colleague Keisha Morrisey to discuss this show. We also spoke with three of the victorious fighters: light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (3-0, 3 KOs), heavyweight Tor Hamer (2-0, 2 KOs), and veteran heavyweight Marcellus Brown (26-17-1, 22 KOs), who won his main event bout with Nagy Aguilera (10-1, 6 KOs) by disqualification.
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Labels: boxing, Eddie Goldman, HBO, Holiday Hits, Keisha Morrisey, Manny Pacquiao, Marcellus Brown, Nagy Aguilera, Oscar De La Hoya, pay-per-view, Ring Promotions, SecondsOut Radio, Tor Hamer, Will Rosinsky