SAN ANTONIO, TX—Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Jesse James Leija's ChampionFit Gym in San Antonio, TX, a light media day work out was scheduled to showcase the Top Rank co-main event fighters, Mark Melligan of the Philippines and Sebastian Lujan of Argentina.
Former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Relentless Lamon Brewster, currently holds the distinction of being the last man to stop Wladimir Klitschko within twelve rounds.
Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX, David Rodriguez (35-0, 33 KO) destroyed Owen Beck (29-8, 20 KO) with a perfectly timed left hook to the jaw, sending Beck crashing to the canvas and instantly stopping the bout midway through the third round.
On April 22nd, 2001, a young fighter from the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, with a checkered past and a very limited amateur background, shocked the world in Brakpan, South Africa, by defeating a heavily favored Lennox Lewis to become the last American lineal Heavyweight Champion.
When Oscar De la Hoya was being touted as the "next big thing" in boxing, his detractors' most rampantly spouted argument was that of legitimate competition.
The sport of boxing is always better off when the best fighters take on the most worthy opposition available...especially when one of these match-ups includes Floyd Mayweather.