Society sinks without a trace with the ‘news’ that One Direction smoke Weed!

As soon as I logged into Facebook this morning and noticed a trending topic was ‘Video of One Direction caught smoking weed’ I could sense the tidal wave of hysteria that will no doubt consume the group over the next few days, before disappearing as quickly as the ‘missing’ Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. We are all too aware of how this tabloid pantomime will play out: they will issue a groveling apology in the media and perhaps even treat their fans to a fluffy little video on You Tube where they will express their ‘regret’ and ‘remorse’ over their ‘deeply irresponsible actions’.

Then the storm will have been weathered and it will be business as usual for the ‘1D’ boys.

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Unlike this non-event of One Direction smoking weed on tour, the highly suspicion ‘disappearance’ of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is a real news story, with genuine and worrying implications and consequences, not to mention the potential loss of over 200 lives. Yet stories which are genuinely important to society will likely be subordinated by the ‘scandalous news’ that a group of young millionaires, who are barely out of their teens, are smoking weed whilst on a music tour. Shock Horror.

Perhaps those so outraged by the debauched behaviour of the boy band should seek some marijuana for themselves if only for the medicinal purposes of curing their personality disorder. At least if they got stoned it may shut them for a bit.

In the video, Zayn Malik has on a Bob Marley vest, so maybe the doom-mongers will deduce that the poor impressionable boy of One Direction has been corrupted by the Jamaican Reggae legend’s penchant for smoking pot! Blame Bob Marley for corrupting our youth beyond the grave!

The mind boggles at how quickly these hysterical people jump on the bandwagon and spew out there bullshit psychobabble about how children will be encouraged to indulge in illegal drugs because there ‘role models’ smoke weed. Should the finger of blame not be pointed at the parents? After all, they allow their children to become innocent victims of soulless consumerism by letting them buy all the same banal and bland 1D merchandise, which is, according to 1D band member Tomlinson, a load of ‘boring bullshit’.

Yet the comments sections all over social media are filled with delusion rants from ‘furious’ parents who insist that One Direction are ‘role models to millions’ and so should not be engaging in such ‘disgusting and illegal’ behaviour. Don’t worry, though, once the doom merchants have vented their spleen on this ‘issue’ they will calm down, have a cup of Ovaltine, watch Piers Morgan talk shit on TV, before changing the channel and getting riled by some other trivial matter, which sends them into another inarticulate ramble- devoid of any substance or sense.

For the fickle ‘complaint’s committee’ will undoubtedly soon find something else to moan about, and will once again mount their high horse and embark upon another hysteria fuelled moral crusade about some other non-event or incident.

Until such times, One Direction will have to endure the storm from the thousands of neurotic parents and ‘children’s groups’ who are already clambering onto the carousel of self righteousness in order to condemn the boys for their ‘irresponsible and stupid’ behaviour.

However, in the interest of objectivity, I will attempt to balance the criticism they are receiving, and counter it with my conviction that they deserve massive credit for being able to go out and perform in front of 40,000 screaming, pre-pubescent teens, while baked out their tits.

Whenever I have smoke joints in the past, all I’ve wanted to do is eat Ben Jerry’s and watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. Give credit where credit is due, eh?

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Carl Froch vs George Groves II: It’s time for the talking to stop and the action to begin

As we edge closer and closer to the second coming Carl Froch vs George Groves, next Saturday, in front of 80,000 fanatical fans at Wembley Stadium, it is nearly time for all the talking to stop and the action to begin.

Although the build up to the much anticipated second fight has been fascinating and full of intrigue- the intensity between the two men seems to have increased since the first fight!- as a boxing fan, who places more merit on action than words, I am delighted that both men will soon get down to business in the ring.

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(Full Fight Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xvFXxe-c14)

In many respects the pre-fight hype has been much the same, only this time Carl Froch is far more composed, and seems a lot more comfortable in the company of George Groves. For his part, Groves is once again full of confidence. The young challenger is constantly posing questions about Froch’s lack of ability and boxing skills, while simultaneously stating his conviction that he is ready to put the controversy of the last fight to bed and conquer the champion on his own terms: by ‘knocking Carl Froch out’.

Whilst it is refreshing to see such confidence pour out like sweat from the pores of Groves, his unwavering belief that he has Froch’s number has led me to believe that Groves’ delusions about what he thinks happened in the first fight has unleashed his grip on reality of how the rematch will unfold.

He has stated repeatedly that he is superior in every department, that he dominated the first fight, and was simply the victim of a mugging by the referee who robbed him of glory against Froch.

You simply cannot argue with many of Groves’ convictions: he outclassed Carl Froch for the vast majority of the fight and did look superior in almost every department. But the caveat to Groves’ success is that in spite of being so dominant for the majority of the fight he was incapable of finishing Froch off.

Paradoxically, the success he had in the first fight may well come back to haunt him in the rematch. In placing such emphasis on the premature stoppage and the positive aspects of his performance in the 1st fight, Groves seems to have totally erased the stamina issues he suffered from his psyche. The young challenger has also conveniently forgotten that he relinquished control of the fight before the contentious ending. Although Groves was still enjoying tremendous success, and was arguably still winning the rounds by getting the better of the exchanges, there was a tangible change in the trajectory of fight from the 7th round onwards.

Groves was showing signs that the accumulation of punishment he was taking was beginning to have a compelling effect on him at the point at which the damage caused by his punches on Carl Froch were beginning to plateau.

Yet in the build up to the rematch, Groves has focused exclusively on the controversial ending to the action whilst continually calling Carl Froch out on his shortcomings. There has been no acknowledgement from Groves of his failings or his flaws in the first fight, which begs the question: could George Groves’ delusions be his downfall in the next fight?

Much has been made about Carl Froch seeking the services of a sports psychologist in order to combat the psychological issues he suffered from in the build-up to their 1st encounter. But has George Groves made the same concerted effort to sort out the physical imperfections of his game?

Lest we forget, as the first fight edged closer to the championship rounds it was the 25 year old Groves who was falling victim to fatigue, not the 36 year old Carl Froch. In fact, towards the end, you could have been forgiven for thinking Groves was the older man by over a decade. Just as Froch was beginning to bloom, young Groves’ engine was blowing up.

Although the first fight offered conclusive evidence that Groves is the better boxer, the way the action unfolded also proved that George Groves cannot handle the pace he set in the first half of the bout for the duration of a 12 round fight. Unfortunately for Groves, fighting to the end is Carl Froch’s forte.

Unless Groves can remained disciplined throughout and stick rigidly to the game plan of boxing Carl Froch from range, don’t be surprised if the rematch unfolds in a similar manner and ends in the same way as the 1st fight. Only the controversial stoppage will be replaced by a ‘natural conclusion’ in the closing stages of a fight that Groves dominates with class, but Froch decides with killer instinct.

Prediction: Carl Froch 10th Round Knockout

BN24 Fans: What will the result of the rematch be?

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Why not Henrik Larsson for the next Celtic Boss?

As Neil Lennon has ceded his crown as the Celtic boss, rumours abound that the ‘King of Kings’ Henrik Larsson may be next in line for the throne at Parkhead.

In fact the betting on the 42 year old Swede becoming the next Celtic boss was ‘temporarily ‘suspended due to a series of big money bets that flooded in about Larsson’. These sorts of betting patterns strongly suggest that there people out there who know something the rest of us don’t.

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From an outsiders perspective it looked like this news would be the cause for joyous celebration among the Parkhead support. Yet surprisingly many have poured cold water on the claims that Henrik Larsson should be the next boss. Fans cite his relative lack of managerial experience as the main reason why he should not be anointed as Neil Lennon’s successor. Obviously fans would love to welcome the return of the King one day. But at the present moment many Celtic fans subscribe to the opinion that Larsson is not yet ready for a job of such magnitude at this premature stage of his managerial career. Of course there are merits to this argument. But on other hand, a school of thought exists that a figure of the stature of Henrik Larsson would be the ideal candidate for the job.

After all, he is well versed in the ‘Celtic Way’ and is idolised by the fans after serving the club with such distinction in his 7 seasons as a player at Celtic. Furthermore, he is fully aware of intense pressure attached to the Celtic manager’s job, and also appreciates and understands the expectation of the clubs fans. More importantly, however, Larsson has worked under some top class managers throughout his playing career. He will undoubtedly have gained a fascinating insight into the managerial methods of his past coaches such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Martin O’Neill and Frank Rikaard to name a few.

Larsson is also held in high esteem throughout the football world and he could probably make use of his vast contacts around the continent in order to secure the services of some top young players on loan from his previous clubs, such as Manchester United and FC Barcelona. This would be invaluable to a club like Celtic, who because of their handicap of being resigned to the Scottish League, are bound to budget constraints of the paltry television revenue they receive as part of the SPFL deal with Sky. In the absence of the multi-billion pound contracts enjoyed by the Premiership clubs, Celtic are in serious danger of sinking without a trace on the European scene mostly due to the fact that they cannot afford the kind of transfer fee’s and exorbitant wage packages needed to attract top players to Paradise.

Of course, the lack of competition in the Scottish League is another contributing factor which persuades elite players against a move to Parkhead. But still, the potential of European football every year can prove to be a priceless bargaining tool in transfer negotiations. The chance to be coached and managed by a legend like Henrik Larsson could also be used as leverage by the Parkhead powerbrokers when signing players.

After all not many clubs can offer the kind the kind of environment Celtic can to young players looking to gain vital experience in the game. It stands to reason that many parent clubs would attracted by the proposition of allowing their young players to win trophies and showcase their talents on the European stage at Celtic, whilst having the benefit of world class training facilities at Celtic’s Lennoxtown complex.

On the contrary, even if Henrik Larsson was to be appointed as the next Celtic manager, the possibility that the Parkhead club- who face three qualifying rounds to make the Champions League next season- may be deprived of European football could be prohibitive to their attempts to recruit top class players whether on loan or on a permanent basis. On the same token, the probability of being resigned to a diet of domestic football next season may also help dissuade some of the more experienced candidates on the shortlist of the Celtic job such as David Moyes, Malky Mackay, Roy Keane and Paul Lambert from taking the job.

The prospect of no European football next season could even convince Henrik Larsson to resist the allure of Paradise.

But if it didn’t deter him, then Henrik Larsson could be a risk worth taking.

Certainly by the book maker’s estimation, the abdication of the crown by Neil Lennon has paved the way for the return of the King to the throne.

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Why not Henrik Larrson for the next Celtic Boss?

As Neil Lennon has ceded his crown as the Celtic boss, rumours abound that the ‘King of Kings’ Henrik Larsson may be next in line for the throne at Parkhead.

In fact the betting on the 42 year old Swede becoming the next Celtic boss was ‘temporarily ‘suspended due to a series of big money bets that flooded in about Larsson’. These sorts of betting patterns strongly suggest that there people out there who know something the rest of us don’t.

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From an outsiders perspective it looked like this news would be the cause for joyous celebration among the Parkhead support. Yet surprisingly many have poured cold water on the claims that Henrik Larsson should be the next boss. Fans cite his relative lack of managerial experience as the main reason why he should not be anointed as Neil Lennon’s successor. Obviously fans would love to welcome the return of the King one day. But at the present moment many Celtic fans subscribe to the opinion that Larsson is not yet ready for a job of such magnitude at this premature stage of his managerial career. Of course there are merits to this argument. But on other hand, a school of thought exists that a figure of the stature of Henrik Larsson would be the ideal candidate for the job.

After all, he is well versed in the ‘Celtic Way’ and is idolised by the fans after serving the club with such distinction in his 7 seasons as a player at Celtic. Furthermore, he is fully aware of intense pressure attached to the Celtic manager’s job, and also appreciates and understands the expectation of the clubs fans. More importantly, however, Larsson has worked under some top class managers throughout his playing career. He will undoubtedly have gained a fascinating insight into the managerial methods of his past coaches such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Martin O’Neill and Frank Rikaard to name a few.

Larsson is also held in high esteem throughout the football world and he could probably make use of his vast contacts around the continent in order to secure the services of some top young players on loan from his previous clubs, such as Manchester United and FC Barcelona. This would be invaluable to a club like Celtic, who because of their handicap of being resigned to the Scottish League, are bound to budget constraints of the paltry television revenue they receive as part of the SPFL deal with Sky. In the absence of the multi-billion pound contracts enjoyed by the Premiership clubs, Celtic are in serious danger of sinking without a trace on the European scene mostly due to the fact that they cannot afford the kind of transfer fee’s and exorbitant wage packages needed to attract top players to Paradise.

Of course, the lack of competition in the Scottish League is another contributing factor which persuades elite players against a move to Parkhead. But still, the potential of European football every year can prove to be a priceless bargaining tool in transfer negotiations. The chance to be coached and managed by a legend like Henrik Larsson could also be used as leverage by the Parkhead powerbrokers when signing players.

After all not many clubs can offer the kind the kind of environment Celtic can to young players looking to gain vital experience in the game. It stands to reason that many parent clubs would attracted by the proposition of allowing their young players to win trophies and showcase their talents on the European stage at Celtic, whilst having the benefit of world class training facilities at Celtic’s Lennoxtown complex.

On the contrary, even if Henrik Larsson was to be appointed as the next Celtic manager, the possibility that the Parkhead club- who face three qualifying rounds to make the Champions League next season- may be deprived of European football could be prohibitive to their attempts to recruit top class players whether on loan or on a permanent basis. On the same token, the probability of being resigned to a diet of domestic football next season may also help dissuade some of the more experienced candidates on the shortlist of the Celtic job such as David Moyes, Malky Mackay, Roy Keane and Paul Lambert from taking the job.

The prospect of no European football next season could even convince Henrik Larsson to resist the allure of Paradise.

But if it didn’t deter him, then Henrik Larsson could be a risk worth taking.

Certainly by the book maker’s estimation, the abdication of the crown by Neil Lennon has paved the way for the return of the King to the throne.

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The new Celtic boss must secure European football next season

When former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat quit the Ibrox club in 2002 after four years in charge, he commented that it felt like he was in the job for 8 years. Also Gordan Strachan, the former Celtic boss, insisted that an Old Firm manager has a shell life of 4 years. 

Now with the departure of Neil Lennon after a 4 year reign at the Scottish champions, this pattern continues and with it a consensus emerges that 4 years is indeed the magic number, the tipping point at which a manager decides he must move on to new pastures.

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It has been a turbulent tenure for the Northern Irishman, and he has probably crammed far more than 8 years worth of drama and incident into his four years in charge.

Throw in the lack of competition domestically due to the absence of rivals Rangers, it was inevitable that Lennon would cede his crown as the Celtic boss sooner rather than later.

While the absence of Rangers would not have made Lennon’s heart grow fonder, it certainly made his mind wonder about what fresh challenges lay ahead in his future. Far from upsetting the clubs fans, though, his decision to leave the club as manager seems to have resulted in a sort of happy medium. There is a mutual understanding between Lennon and the fans that now is the right time for him to leave.

This consensus attitude about the timing of Lennon’s departure, however, contrasts sharply with the uncertainty among fans about what direction the club should take in selecting a new manager. The dichotomy of opinion about whether to go for an experienced manager or recruit a young boss on the rise such as Jackie McNamara or Henrk Larsson is an interesting dilemma, which is provoking much debate among Celtic fans on forums and social media sites such as Facebook.

It seems the only certainty is that the next manager will be more than likely be a familiar face, someone well versed in the ‘Celtic Way’, either by virtue of being a former player or supporter of the club.

Some of the names with some sort of association with club on the current shortlist include; Paul Lambert, Malky Mackay, David Moyes, Owen Coyle, Jackie McNamara and Henrik Larsson.

Interestingly enough, many have poured cold water on the claims that Henrik Larsson should be the next boss. But the legendary former Parkhead player- affectionately known as the ‘King’- is certainly a favourite among the book makers.

Of some of the more experienced names mentioned, the likes of David Moyes, Malky Mackay and Paul Lambert may be hard to capture, especially considering the club have a mountain to climb to get into the Champions League. Being resigned to domestic football is the dreaded scenario, but it is a possibility, the probability of which could potentially persuade the aforementioned managers to resist the allure of Paradise at the present moment.

The limited transfer budget and necessity to change some of the playing personnel in such a short space of time before the Champions League qualifiers could also be prohibitive to finding the perfect candidate.

Still there will be no shortage of managers willing to throw their hats in the ring to fill the vacancy- it is a huge job after all.

But the necessity to qualify for the Champion’s League group stages is a difficult cross to bear for the new boss regardless of the pedigree or level of experience of Neil Lennon’s successor. Jose Mourinho would have his work cut out trying to secure qualification to Europe’s premier competition with this current squad.

Yet the fans have made it clear they feel malnourished on their diet of domestic football: the Celtic faithful need some European competition to fill their appetites next season. Qualifying for the Champion’s League group stage or, at the very worst, the Europa League is critically important.

Experienced or up and coming, familiar or foreign, regardless of who is the next Celtic boss, there will be big trouble in Paradise if the new manager cannot secure European football next season.

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Exclusive Interview with Lee Selby: Will the face of Welsh boxing soon be a featherweight World Champion?

As a keen boxing fan is who reveling in the current renaissance of British boxing I keep a close eye on the up and coming domestic fighters whose talent will ensure the revival of the sport on our shores continues.

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27 year old Welsh Dragon, Lee Selby, certainly fits the bill as fighter who is flying the flag for British boxing. Along with the likes of George Groves and Callum Smith, Selby is one of the diamonds in the pack of young British fighters who will be hoping to soon set the heather alight on the world stage.

Since his knockout victory over Steven Smith in 2011-where he won the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles- I have followed Selby’s precipitous rise through the ranks gather pace to point where he is now on the cusp of a world title shot. Selby, who is currently the European and British featherweight champion, has clearly outgrown the domestic scene and now has set his sights firmly on world domination.

After his classy and accomplished victory over a typically tough and durable Mexican challenger, Romulo Koasicha, in a WBC International title eliminator, Selby edges one step closer to fulfilling his lifetime ambition of becoming a world champion.

There is no doubt about it Lee Selby is the real deal. He is man who is utterly devoted to his craft and he is hoping his dedication to the sport he loves will soon pay dividends. Selby lives and breathes boxing, and when I talked to him he gave the impression of man who will stop at nothing until he has a world championship belt wrapped around his waist.

In an exclusive interview with GMS, I asked him about his world title intentions, and whether he feels he is ready to make the step up to elite level.

Selby stated, “I would like to have one or two more fights against high ranked opponents before challenging for a world title”

“I am the highest ranked by the WBC so that is the route I’ll most probably take. I need to work on my defence before going in with Jhonny Gonzales- the current WBC featherweight champion- as he is a really big puncher!”

He is indeed, and Selby is perfectly correct when he says he will need to improve on the defensive aspect of his game before taking on the big punching Mexican veteran Jhonny Gonzales, who shocked the boxing world when he wiped out former three division world champion Abner Mares in 1 round to win the featherweight title.

However, on the rare occasion I have seen Selby’s chin tested he has shown excellent punch resistance and impeccable powers of recovery. But Gonzales is a totally different animal to anything Selby has faced: it would be a real acid for the Welshman, and he knows it. Gonzales is a destructive puncher and Lee Selby would have to adopt a strict game plan and employ all of his pure boxing skills to emerge victorious against the Mexican warrior. Yet someone like Selby, who possesses such accomplished ring acumen and polished boxing skills, has the capacity to overcome a brawler like Gonzales. But he would have to tread very carefully and avoid getting dragged into a close quarter’s confrontation too early in the fight.

When I quizzed him on how he would approach a fight with Gonzales, Selby echoed similar sentiments to myself when he stated, “I’d warm into the fight, try and not get caught with anything silly early on and try to out box him. Then I would pick up the pace later on in the fight”

However, Selby is highly ranked by all the sanctioning bodies at featherweight and he could pursue other paths in his quest to become a world champion at 126lb’s. For instance, former Ukrainian amateur star, Vasyl Lomachenko, will soon fight for the vacant WBO featherweight title against the undefeated Gary Russell Jr, in a bout scheduled for the 21st June, at the Stub Hub Center, California, USA. The victor of that contest could be a potential opponent for Selby.

Selby is not one to shy away from a challenge and he is under no illusions that every fight now will be a step up in competition. Yet he remains undaunted by the task ahead and stated, “I am happy to fight anybody at featherweight. I’ve never chosen an easier opponent rather than a tough one. I just want to be the best, and to do so I have to try and beat the best.”

Described by many as quiet and assuming away from the sport, Selby comes alive in the ring. So expect his fists to do the talking when he gets his long awaited shot at a world title.

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Manny Pacquiao re-signs for Top Rank: Is the Cold War set to End?

When I first read the news that Manny Pacquiao has signed a new 2 year deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotional company I was pretty shocked, but not at all surprised. Boxing’s only eight division world champion remains blindly loyal to Bob Arum despite the fact that he is a global icon whose worldwide appeal means he could easily promote his own fights.

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Yet instead of cutting out the middle man, it seems Pacquiao is cutting his nose off to spite his face by continuing to align himself with the Top Rank and HBO alliance.

At least on the surface, that is what it looks like Pacquiao is doing. However, there are rumblings below the earth that suggest the current landscape of boxing could be ripped up and radically re-arranged, making Pacquiao’s decision to stay tied to Top Rank less prohibitive than it seems.

By delving into deeper into the situation, taking account of the changing dynamics of this so called ‘Cold War’, his decision to re-sign with Bob Arum may suggest that the conflict between Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions may soon be resolved, to an extent.

Just yesterday Bob Arum dropped a major hint that he is set to rekindle his working relationship with his former protégé Oscar De La Hoya’s company Golden Boy Promotions. In comments attributed to the Top Rank boss, he stated, “We will see which of these welterweights have been fighting for Golden Boy or on the contract to Golden Boy that Oscar can produce,”

“Once we learn that, we can review those fighters. It could be Amir Khan. Canelo [Alvarez] is fighting too late. He’s fighting in July. So for November, Canelo wouldn’t be right. But maybe sometime next year.”

These comments, which come hot on the heels of Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum’s recent meeting to set aside their differences, gives the biggest indication yet that the Cold War is set to thaw. Throw in the persistent rumours of internal unrest within Golden Boy Promotions, caused by the fissures in the relationship between Oscar De La Hoya and GBP CEO Richard Schaefer, and it all amounts to sire signs that the deep wounds caused by the most divisive conflict in boxing are set to heal.

Interestingly Bob Arum mentioned Amir Khan as a future opponent for Pacquiao. The Bolton boxer is now managed by the elusive Al Haymon, who also handles the business affairs of many top young boxers such as Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter. Regardless of whether Al Haymon is reluctant to work with Bob Arum, he is a businessman first and foremost: the financial sense of matching his young prospects up with Manny Pacquiao will more than likely subordinate his trepidation to work with the Top Rank boss.

The other name mentioned by Arum, Mexican sensation Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, makes perfect sense on many levels. Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions have worked tirelessly to turn the 24 year old into a P-P-V star, and a fight against the Filipino superstar could prove to be the tipping point in his popularity regardless of the result of the fight. The Pay Per View numbers would be enormous, and providing Canelo performs well in next few fights, an encounter with Pacquiao has the potential to break records at the box office.

However fight fans must temper their enthusiasm: it is early days yet and definitely not time to rejoice in delight. It could easily turn out to be another false dawn. But many see the current developments as a strong signal that the dynamics of the Cold War are set to change in the coming months.

So from the surface it may seem Pacquiao’s decision to re-sign for Top Rank is a massive disaster yet it may it just prove to be a masterstroke from the Filipino superstar.

Fight Fans: Do you think the Cold War is set to thaw? Is Pacquiao making a perilous decision by staying at Top Rank or will does he know something we don’t?

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