Author Archives: Juan Francisco Santillán

The Case for Chavez Jr.

Special thanks to Hip Hop Artist Speak! AKA Speaky Maidana, an avid boxing fan, for his contribution to this article. We’re only a few days away from the “Cinco de Mayo Weekend” bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and the media machine that is Golden Boy Boxing promotions has been pumping […]

Blood Money Boxing @ The Movies: Creed – The Rise of Adonis

On Wednesday, November 11th, 2 members of the Blood Money Boxing team (Jarrett Bato and yours truly) were treated to a sneak-peak screening of the upcoming movie “Creed”, the new Rocky-esque Sylvester Stallone film. The protagonist is portrayed by Santa Ana California’s own (woop woop!) Michael Bakari Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, the illegitimate son […]

NBC’s Premier Boxing Championship Volume 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Boxing, on TV, for FREE?!  That’s what I said when I heard NBC was brining back prime-time boxing.  Based on the scheduled future bouts, it seems that this will be an on-going thing for at least a few more months and will likely continue or sink depending on that very important thing in ‘free TV’: ratings.  […]

Mr. Hopkins, this one is for you

No, B-hop is not the latest dance craze.  It isn’t a poor attempt at rapping either.  Bernard Hopkins is, simply, the ageless one. I’m not going to sit here and list all of his accolades, records, etc. This here is simply my commentary about a man who has surpassed all expectations, especially at his age. […]

The Puerto Rican “Bomba”: Intern perspective of Garcia v Herrera

by Juan Fco. Santillan Last night, team BMB viewed the “anticipated” match between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera. “Prodigal Son” Garcia, an ethnic Puerto Rican, was facing a little-known ethnic Mexican, Herrera.  In my brief analysis, I’m going to play to my strengths: my sex-appeal and literary devices. I will also display an egregious use of “air quotes”. […]