I was in Las Vegas until Wednesday of this week for the big fight and the associated events. Overall, I had a great trip.
The after-party at the Paris Hotel that Jam House Live put together was fabulous. Nicki Minaj, Jeremih and the outstanding Funkmaster Flex performed. Even at my age it was a good time for all.
Since I was finalizing some last-minute matters, I didn’t even have time to watch the fight. Initially, I was very disappointed. I’m a big fan of boxing and was looking forward to this match. I’ve represented, interviewed boxers in the past such as Meldrick Taylor and Ray Mercer and even narrated a boxing-related documentary regarding Lou Duva the legendary boxing guru.
I heard after the match that the fight was rather boring for many casual fans of boxing and just simply over-hyped. A lawsuit was even filed the other day because of an allegedly undisclosed shoulder injury that Pacquiao was suffering from before the fight. If that is the case, that is simply terrible news for the sport of boxing. This fight was billed as an unforgettable clash of the titans type of fight. The match probably turned away a lot of casual boxing fans from the sport entirely. With the high cost just to be able to watch the unspectacular spectacle, people will probably remember this bout before paying for the next “can’t miss” fight.
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Stephanie Ovadia is a practicing attorney, radio personality and mother of eight children. Stephanie's areas of practice include entertainment law and personal injury. She received her B.A. in political science from SUNY Binghamton and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.