2/3/2018 Sloan, Ia. The only decent thing about last night’s telecast was I didn’t have to wait ‘til 10:30 to watch it. I was all situated with my popcorn, anxiously awaiting the coming out of the pheenom, undefeated Devin Haney. What I got instead, was probably the worse card I’ve seen on Showtime in years. This was some bullshit. In the opener, there was this guy that goes by the name of “Too Pretty and and after seeing him bogeying to the ring with his cornerman holding a big mirror so he could admire his good looks once in the ring. Montana (Too Pretty) Love (8-0-4K) spent more energy OUTSIDE the ropes than BETWEEN them. He faced a guy (Sam Teah from Philly) 12-1-1-+5K. This guy will never make one forget Briscoe, Frazier, Hayward, Benton, YOU get my meaning. After each round of this snore fest, his trainer pleaded with him to “do something, man”. How a guy trains daily (I guess) then get in the ring and NOT fight. Man, this eight rounds seemed like TWENTY EIGHT. Too much shake ‘n bake and too much bullshit for ME. Love must pattern himself after Ghetto Boy Broner but minus the hairbrush. Anyway, enough on this thing, Love went on to win a boring eight round nod. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Devin where ARE you?
The second fight featured a guy that can’t hit hard enough to hurt your feelings (Rolando Chinea (15-1-1-6K) v. Thomas Mattice (10-8K) Chinea just plods forward with his feather fists, swarming all over his opponents. I’ve never seen him hurt anybody and there’s nothing worse than a guy trying to be Joe Frazier but punches like Paulie Malinaggi. For over six rounds, the better skilled guy, Mattice had no answers for the high energy Chinea. Then suddenly in the seventh and way behind on my scorecards, Mattice drilled the windmill with a big left hook, buzzing him and pinning him on the ropes where it was bombs away with Chinea out on his tootsies. One more shot as the ref jumped in, sent a beaten Chinea to the mat. The time was 1:31.
The main event was a little better but there must have been some Adalaide Byrds sitting ring side. Ronald Ellis (14-0-20-10K), in my eyes did enough to win over a game (at times) over Jr. Younan. Younan was another guy that had to be scolded several times about “not doin nuthin, man”) by his corner. Ellis was the aggressor with Younan acting like he was in the gym sparring. Ellis pushed the pace and scored the better shots. Several times there were too many voices in Younan’s corner, no wonder he wasn’t sure what to do. So that was pretty much the deal and Showtime, don’t do this to me again.