Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez wore this logo on his trunks during a nationally televised fight, the night before elections in the city of Morelia. (Photo: Flickr, BoxingInsider.com)
By MANUEL RUEDA
Election results for the Mexican city of Morelia were annulled on Wednesday, after a court found that the wining party broke campaign publicity rules during a tight race, by asking one of Mexico’s favorite boxers to wear its party logo on his shorts.
Finally found time to watch HBO’s 24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez and was pleasantly surprised by how engrossing it was after the widespread condemnation on Twitter from the usual suspects. Perhaps my taste isn’t as sophisticated as some of the film critics that cover boxing, but I found it hard to believe people who genuinely love boxing weren’t the least bit entertained by the recaps of the first two fights or the mini-tragedy starring Jorge Linares.
24/7 remains beautifully shot and edited and I would rather listen to Liev Shreiber read the phonebook than watch anything on Bravo or the CW. The show dragged a bit when discussing Pacquiao’s training regimen but since I’ve hit the gym I find myself more interested in the gratuitous workout porn. It’s one of the best half-hours of television available for boxing fans and a great showcase for the sport. There will always be critics, but then again we’re talking about the type of people that consider puns the height of wit.