If you want drama, go to a Broadway play.
Looking for suspense, you say? Pick up a Raymond Chandler novel.
There is no drama and zero suspense as to who will be ordained as Manny Pacquiao’s May 7 MGm Grand opponent.
Shane Dante Mosley’s got the gig or, if you prefer, Sugar Shane Mosley, who somehow was not tied to a promotional contract and walked out the front door at Golden Boy.
Do the math.
Sure, Freddie Roach gets a vote.
Mike Koncz gets to put in his two cents.
And Pacman certainly has some sway, I mean, look they just shifted the April 16 date to Cinco de Mayo weekend for his political convenience.
(Btw, the accommodating Richard Schaefer just told Dan Rafael of ESPN that GBP will get off the May 7 MGm date it had slotted for Juan Manuel Marquez and Canelo Alvarez in separate fights and release the date and venue to his pals ar Top Rank. Call it a Christmas/Channukah gift to HBO and Richard Sturm, the amiable MGM shotcaller.)
But self-described “Godfather” is the organ grinder here, the other guys including Megamanny are just monkeys.
My late grandfather Lewis Prescott Corbett always told me, “Never talk to the monkeys when you can speak directly to the organ grinder.”
Grind, Uncle Bob, grind.
“Godfather” Bob’s three envelopes to be submitted to Pacman contain the same name, the 39 year old and just looked horrible against inept Sergio Mora guy named Mosley.
Andre Berto never had a chance and Lou DiBella and Al Haymon knew it. Either that, or Volcanic Lou has lockjaw and laryngitis.
Golden Boy’s only card is that of a an estimable fighter, one tied historically to Pacquiao in two compelling bouts, but also a lightweight who would be tangling with a now bigger and better Pacquiao.
Sure, Marquez played with guys like Juan Diaz and gritty Michael Kastidis, although the latter is not what I’d call easy work with his gumption.
But those are lightweights and an uninflated Juan Ma is at his physical limit at 135 pounds whereas Manny’s best weigh is 144-145 pounds.
As they say in the London subway system, please mind the gap.
I mean, I think Amir Khan could beat Juan Ma like a drum although it’s a matchup I would savor.
“Godfather” Bob wanted Mosley from Day One.
“Godfather” Bob plays only with his own deck of cards, no jokers allowed.
Manny has not doing anything contrary to the Godfather’s wishes since that night De La Hoya came to LAX with all that cash money in his promotional suitcase, has he?
Pacquiao will not disappoint his “Godfather,” he will choose the foe from Column A who just happens to be the guy listed in Column B and Column C.
Pacman will certify the selection of the old, gray mare. Pacquiao will give Mosley a licking and then Shane will be put out to pasture.
Pacquiao hasn’t kicked any old, I mean “mature,” backsides lately.
I just hope Manny does not get arrested on May 7 for abuse of the elderly.