Sunday, October 21, 2007
Franklin McNeil: The Best Boxing Writer Analyst Ever?
I just had to call some attention to Franklin McNeil, boxing writer for the New Jersey Star Ledger. At a time when some newspapers carry no news at all of this greatest of all sports, Franklin McNeil has been the boxing sportswriter I most admire. By coincidence, the man himself appears on the right side of this page as the author of another great Star Ledger boxing story. This one's about Joe Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler. It's a MUST read.
Franklin McNeil is positively the best, much needed at a time when good boxing writers are in short supply. McNeil really knows what he's talking about. Pay particular attention to what he said about Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz, a virtually uknown (until last week) fighter I've been watching for a long time. Is McNeil right on the money when he says Pacquio is trying to circumvent the "Baby Bull" and take a fight with David Diaz, hoping that name confusion gets him over the top?