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Boxing Breakfast: Five Questions for Pacquiao-Mosley That Need Your Answer

Extreme close-up! Waaaaahhhh!!! (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Extreme close-up! Waaaaahhhh!!! (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Pacquiao-Mosley: Five Questions, on a Scale of One to Five

Since there isn't much by way of overnight news, let's just talk a little about Pacquiao-Mosley. I'm pretty sure everyone understands the "on a scale of one to five" concept, so I won't explain it for you.

  1. On a scale of one to five, how excited are you for Pacquiao-Mosley?
  2. On a scale of one to five, how excited are you for the undercard?
  3. On a scale of one to five, how terrified are you of Gus Johnson possibly calling a Manny Pacquiao fight?
  4. On a scale of one to five, how do you personally rate Shane Mosley's hand speed these days?
  5. On a scale of one to five, how convinced are you that Manny Pacquiao does as expected and wins without much trouble? (Five being totally convinced. Oh right, I promised I wouldn't do that.)
  6. Bonus Question: Are you going to order this show on PPV?

Around the Internal Horn

  • The new rankings are up. There's no movement except for Darchinyan up and Perez down at bantamweight.
  • Kermit Cintron got a lot of reaction overnight. Go join that thread. If you screw it up with nonsense I swear to God I'll bite your nose off. We're having a great Roy Jones Jr. v. Sergio Martinez résumé debate and everything.
  • I was on MMA Nation yesterday evening talking to SB Nation MMA editor and show host Luke Thomas about Pacquiao-Mosley, Darchinyan-Perez, upcoming fights, a little bit of comparison between boxing superfights and the massive UFC 129 card this Saturday (55,000 seats sold in Toronto). We'll let you know when the podcast version of the show is up. It was a good time. Speaking of which...

Bad Left Hook Radio

Alright, people keep asking about it, so let's just go ahead and do it. Next week I'm going to do the first episode, covering the Manny Pacquiao v. Shane Mosley fight, probably doing the preview there, which I think is what we'll do with the show in large part. I'll be putting my fight previews in audio form every Wednesday. I'll also talk about some other stuff that's going on, and if people dig it, cool, if they don't, that's fine, too. Basically I'm looking at it as something extra to do with the site, and if some of you have long work commutes or whatever you can download the podcast and put it in your iPod or your Zune or whatever the hell. I'm certainly not promising a high-tech show (very low-tech in fact; Audacity + cheap microphone + LAME = MP3 for you to download) and it'll be a while if ever that I start having guests or doing interviews, because I'd like to get more familiar with the whole process before we start kicking it up in that regard, plus I hate doing interviews. The easiest way to get familiar with it is to just do it, so let's do it. Now leave me alone about a podcast, it's coming. I'll put up a reminder for it this weekend, but if anyone has a question or a topic they'd like me to address, send me an email and put "Bad Left Hook Radio" in the subject so I don't gloss over it and delete it along with my special offers from Kohl's. Or send me something on Twitter. (And if you're not following on Twitter, and you're on Twitter, follow on Twitter. Sometimes I talk nonsense about basketball games and other such malarkey, too.)

It's also not going to be a live show -- I hate listening to those BlogTalkRadio and TalkShoe and whatever else shows that sound like a mess and have tons of ads that you don't care about whatsoever, and I don't have good enough equipment to make those not sound awful, nor am I going to pay to do this, so we're going real low-fi guerrilla-style with this project. I don't even know if that makes sense but it sounds cool.

I also make no promises on how long (or short) the show will be. There might be weeks where I sit here and talk for two hours about Paul Malignaggi's trunks or whatever. Some weeks less. We'll play it by ear.

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