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IIll L lI Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, MAY 20, 2011 00ALK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. World Champion Manny Pacquiao Defeats Shane Mosley with Trainer Freddie Roach in his Corner Pugs' Luncheon May 10, 2011. Great. Next is June 14, 2011. "Fist FlyF' at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. As "2 O's Go!" 11 National Golden Glove Titles from New England in the 2000s Ring Magazine October 2008. "Leader of the Pac" with New Worlds to Con- quer. He was still #1 pound for pound. Manny Pacquiao. Defending WBC World Wel- terweight Champion Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter. He defeated seasoned Shane Mosley in front of 16,000 plus fans, by scores of 120-107, 120-108 and 119-108. The 39-year-old Shane Mosley 46-7-1, 39 KO's, is a great fighter. Thirty-two-year-old Manny Pacquiao clearly de- feated well-schooled fighter Shane Mosley. Pacquiao is now 53-3-2, 38 KO's and is recognized as #1 pound for pound boxer. Freddie Roach trained Manny Pacquiao, who dominated this match. In other fights: Jorge Arce 57-6-2, 43 KO's of Mexico, won his fourth world title in a 4 th weight class. He de- feated WBO Jr. Feather- weight Champion Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. 20-1-1, 17 KO's of Puerto Rico, by 12 th round TKO. Kelly Pavlik 37-2, 32 KO's of Ohio, won by unani- mous decision. He gave now 21-1, 16 KO Alfonso Lopez, his first loss. Mike Alvarado 30-0, 22 KO's, won by TKO in the 3 ,d round over Sugar Ray Narh 25-2, 21 KO's. This was a top rank fight card. Tommy Martini, scores another kayo "Ding!" with the Pugs' Luncheon. A great time at the Florian Hall, Dorchester. I'm enjoying myself, as all others are. Pug of the Month is Kenny Butler. Robert Benoit spoke proudly of his fighter Scan Gray, who battled in the Fight of the Night at Battle of the Badges 3. A wonderful time at a great place. A magnificent staff with great Vladine Biosse defeated by Grachev. patrons. The next Pugs' Lun- cheon is Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Come on down and check out the Pugs. CES is at Foxwoods Ca- sino. Vladine Biosse is now 11-1, 6 KO's, after suffering his first defeat. He was defeated by 10-0-1, 5 KO Super Middleweight Denis Grachev. Referee Joey Lopino stopped this match at 2:56 of the 4 th round. Vladine Biosse was knocked down three times in this fight. Elvin Ayala 23-5-1, 11 KO's, won over George Amenta 13-7, 11 KO's, by four round TKO. Rick Daw- son, wins a four round deci- sion over Odias Dumezil. Keeping his undefeated 4-0, 1 KO record intact. Thomas Falowo kept his "0" and is now 3-0, 3 KO's. He stopped 1-4-1 Zack Thomas, at 1:44 of the third. Tobias Rice 3-3, 2 KO's, won over Levon Langford 6-1, 6 KO's, via four round unanimous decision, Winning by scores of 40-37, 39-37, 39-37. Levon Langford is a former Cincinnati Ben- gal football player, who had not fought in eight years. "New" City Boys Jonathan Vazquez 4-0, 3 KO's of "New" Bedford, defeated 0-6-1 "New" York fighter Andrew Jones 0-6-1, via 40-36, 39-38, 39-37 decision. Christian Leo 2-0, 1 KO, won over 0-1 Barrington Douse 40-36, on all three scorecards. Jimmy Burchfield Classic Enter- tainment and Sports Fight Team kept spectators on the Elvin Ayala won over George Amenta. (Photo by Emily Harney) Super Middleweight Denis (Photo by Emily Sarney) edge of their seats. National Golden Glove Champions, representing New England; 1962 Ray Jutrus 112 lbs., 1969 Roos- evelt Molden 165 lbs. 1974 Robert Stewart 178 lbs, 2000 heavyweight Steve Vukosa, 2002 Jaidon Cod- rington 165 lbs. and Mathew Godfrey 201 lbs., 2006 Demetrius Andrade 152 lbs. & Edwin Rodriquez 1651bs. 2007 Demetrius Andrade 152 lbs., 2008 dorge Abiague 112 ibs. and Daniel O'Con- nor 141 lbs 2010 Toka Kahn-Clary 123 lbs., and Ronald Ellis 165 lbs. 2011 Tramaine Williams 123 lbs. 1974 National Champion Robert Stewart and I fought twice. In 1972 and again in the 1973 Golden Glove tour- nament. I was the Southern New England Golden Glove Champion in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 as a 178 pounder. I lost decisions to Bob Stewart of New York both times. It says here in computer print, "... The man who first taught (Mike) Tyson the bare essentials of the fight game was Bobby Stewart .... ... He was the man who first saw Mikes power and prowess in the boxing ring ..." New England Golden Glove National Champions have all represented box- ing well. These fighters in New England are tough. In the era of 2000, New En- gland has won 11 National titles. R.I.P. Fight Family's; Richard Hand Sr., and former World Champion Lionel Rose Australia. Our condolences to all. Happy Birthday May 19 th Norman Stone, 20 th Joe Devlin, 21st Gary Tiger Balletto, 23 rd Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and RIP Lou Brouillard, June 4 th Mark Dias, 6 th Mark DeLuca Sr., 8  Paul Cardoza, and Randy Luongo, 10  Rich Torsney, I I  Hank Tuohy, 12  Austin Killeen, 20 th World Middle- weight Champion Paul Pender RIP, 21 st Jack Mon- roe, 23 rd Iron Mike Pusateri, and Lou Bogash, 25  World Featherweight Champion Sandy Saddler RIP. NO CLOCK -- Now we know that Tim Thomas probably would not have been a good basketball player. Why? Well, as we know the hoop game is dominated by the clock -- something that Thomas doesn't bother to look at -- even with less than two min- utes to go in close games. "I personally don't like to look at the clock," said Thomas following the B's 6-5 victory over Tampa in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Garden. I can hear it when they call out the last two minutes of the game -- and that's the only reference point I have. It shouldn't matter if there's 30 seconds or three seconds. You've got to have the same focus and try to stop the puck." Speaking of focus, Thomas indicated that experience helps him quickly recover after the puck gets by him for a goal. "Experience helps you to learn that each time a puck goes in, you've just got to put it behind you. You've got to start focusing again right away. If you start thinking about the goal that just went in, it's going to lead to other goals and it's not going to be helpful." NO SURPRISE -- While the fans and media are captivated by the recent performances of rookie Tyler Seguin, it is good to remember that might be because their experience with him is limited by and large to games, in many of which he saw little or no action. He was not in uniform for the first two rounds of the playoffs, for example. But there is a place where he has played nearly every day. That is in practice. Those are rarely open to the public and most media members don't attend the frequent practices at the Bruins' facility in Wilmington. Thus, all they have to go on is games. So Thomas was not sur- prised by Seguin's recent scoring. Why? "I see Tyler in practice," noted Thomas as he made mention of a world that most followers of Bruins Nation rarely see. "He has some speed and some good moves. He gets those oppor- tunities and he knows how to score. I wasn't surprised that he buried the puck when he had those opportunities." HE MAY HAVE TO EAT HIS WORDS --Towards the end of his press conference Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher said something very unusual. He wasn't too happy about how his team had played in the 6-5 loss to the B's in Game Two. In essence, he felt that because his team didn't play up to expectations, a victory would have sent the wrong message. "I've said it all year long, we don't want to win those games because then it gives you a false sense of hav- ing accomplished something when your process wasn't good." In a series where one game may turn out to be the difference, the coach may well regret that statement. Most coaches feel that a win is a win, regardless of the circumstances by which it is achieved,. For example, B's coach Claude Julien, while not ex- actly pleased with everything he saw concerning his team in Game Two, was certainly happy to come away with the victory. "When you look back at the game it wasn't the game that everybody would like to see. But we won the game and tied the series. We know we have to get better and the win is what you should be looking at right now." Let's think about this for a moment. Boucher says it was better that his team lost the game given the way they played. But if Tampa had tied the game and won in OT, the series would move to Florida with Tampa up 2-0. What coach in his right mind wouldn't want to go back to his own building up 2-0 in a best- of-seven series? Even with the Bruins' victory Tampa still had the edge, the series effectively becoming a best- of-five affair with three of the games in Tampa. And make no mistake about it. Tampa did turn things around down the stretch, making the clock the Bruins' best friend in the closing mo- ments. I mean, even Julien thought that Tampa had the upper hand in the final min- utes ("There's no doubt we were hanging on. Thank God time was on our side and we came up with the win.") And consider Michael Ryder's comment. He ac- knowledged things weren't perfect but it was the overall result that counted most. "It was definitely a big win for us. We didn't want to be down 2-0. I think we came out hard and after the first period but we were disappointed with the result. But I think we did a lot of good things after that. We just came out, kept doing the things we did in the first and scored some goals." Eventually Boucher's team was down 6-3 but came back into the contest at 6-5 and had the Bruins on their heels for the final minutes. Then, it's good your team lost, coach Boucher? OK by most of the people in New England. But we wonder how your message of not wanting to win these types of games plays in Tampa? MEDIA ATTENDANCE -- Game Two attracted the pro hockey media members we can recall since the 1996 NHL All-Star game at the Garden. Way back then the entire ninth floor promenade sec- tion was occupied by mem- bers of the Fourth Estate. That wasn't true, of course, for Game Two. During the regular season the half of the so-called halo section oppo- site the team benches is re- served for media. For Game Two, additional seating was assigned on the team bench side, the first time that has happened since 1996. 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