QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Jan 9 2009, 04:26 AM) [snapback]419606[/snapback]
Hahaha,before the fight??He's going to be sitting 5 seats away,there's no way to miss him..That's insane that 2 fighthypers will be going to the same fight and somehow sitting right next to each other..Good shit!!Pac-man/Marquez is a major fight but you consider Marquez/Diaz a major fight??I'm jealous ya were at Pac-man/Marquez ringside..Did ya meet any fighters that night??
I'm sick of Rocky Juarez..He shouldn't be on anymore tv cards..He had his chance quite a few times and never came through..He turned out to be a lot more over rated than everyone thought..I've never been a fan of his..Who else is on the under card??
LOL funny thing is I didn't know how to put that so I just put before the fight...LOL I was going to say something like we're so close I can spit on you..
Yea I do consider both of these top level fights, Pacquiao/Marquez is obviously looked at as more of a higher level now but back then it was about on this level.
I did meet a couple fighters, I met Kofi Jantuah and he was cool as fuck, we kicked it for about an hour after the fight chilling ringside and watching the Atwan Echols fight(after the Pacquiao fight) and talked about the Pacquiao/Marquez fight and who we thought won, we also just talked boxing in general. He was a real funny and charismatic dude, he was cracking jokes about all kinds of shit.
Before that Pacquiao fight I actually went up to Mayweather while he was sitting down ringside and dapped him off and got him to sign my ticket, James Toney was also there but for some reason he came in real fast and left, bascially in and out for whatever reason.
I also saw the 2004 Olympic team all hanging ringside in between the fights but did not approach them.
Oh and right before the Cotto/Ndou fight my cousin and I jumped up to go to the bathroom but I decided to go to the 2nd level bathroom while my cousin went to the ground level bathroom, so while he's in there taking a piss he looks over and who is it taking a piss right next to him?? Larry fucking Merchant!! hahaha So after they piss my cousin was like "larry, what's up can get a pic with you" and my cousin said he was like "yea but make it quick"
I got back to my seat and my cousin told me about it and we were both laughing our asses off.
All of this not even mentioning the fight itself which by the way I had dropped like 20 bucks on 1st round TKO odds at like 20-1 as well as the 2nd and 3rd round which the odds were about 18-1...Another crazy thing too is I was about to put like 30 bucks on a draw which was like 25-30-1 but I looked at my cousin and was like "there's no way this shit ends in a draw"
It was THE coolest fight I have ever been to, without question. Sat next to a whole family of Philipino's that had traveled from the Philipines to watch Pacquiao. Vegas was fun as shit and I am dying to go back. There's probably more shit that I forgot but that was the biggest things that come to mind.