PoxVop: Hugger Not A Fighter

This orig­i­nally appeared on mis​ter​agye​man​.blogspot​.com on May 9, 2017.

Caption: Everybody likes hugs. Except boxing referees.

I’ve been a fan of boxing all my life. That said, every insight into the sport and the busi­ness pushed me father away, until now I’m too self-con­scious to enjoy the eye-bust­ing and jaw-break­ing. But the #MayPac hype got me, along with the rest of the civ­i­lized world. So I hap­pened to read a thought­ful news­pa­per account of the weigh-in, where the arti­cle described how the two fight­ers were prompted into the clas­sic face-off pose. ‘Scowl for the camera’- you know how they do. And then the writer described how Pacquiao’s scowl quickly broke into a grin. And then Mayweather could­n’t help but smile too.

It’s a nice thing to think about; I hope it does­n’t kill the fun of the picture.