It’s your friendly neighborhood funny names blogger Dave here, with a surprise announcement.
Due to some extenuating circumstances – namely, writing 38 application essays, two lengthy tutoring sessions, and a job interview in a 4 day span – I am too exhausted to write an all-new Monday Funny Names Blog post. I struggle to remember the last time this happened.
However, just so I don’t leave you hanging, I’ll give you a boxing update, which has more funny names than you can shake a stick at. It’s been such a crazy week that it’s hard for me to believe it’s been only one week since Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin defeated Curtis Stevens.
In the first bout on Saturday’s Boxing After Dark, Demetrius Andrade defeated Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan in the battle of the Greek-sounding guy versus the Armenian guy. Andrade won by split decision, but it was enough to bring him a light middleweight title.
In the show’s second bout, Funny Names Blog mainstay Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr. looked shaky in the first fight back since his loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux and the birth of his child Jarel Donaire (stands for Junior And Rachel Everlasting Love… and yes, Rachel is Nonito’s wife’s name), but managed to pull off a stunning 9th round knockout of tough competitor Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan, in a rematch of the upset victory that launched Donaire to stardom 6 years ago.
Finally, in the night’s main event, Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia carried his dominance into a new weight division with a knockout victory – by body shot no less – over Roman “Rocky” Martinez, an all-action fighter who doesn’t go down easy.
Do you want to know how crazy this week has been? I only just now (2AM on Sunday night/Monday morning) got around to watching one of the three all-star bouts this weekend. And it’s not getting easier: I have two more apps (8 essays) and a 5-hour tutoring sesh today (I’m accepting that it’s Monday now). The good news is if Nonito can bounce back from a loss to Olympic legend Rigondeaux, then Dave can bounce back from this… whatever the heck it is.
Happy Monday everybody! I just now realized that it’s Veteran’s Day and I could have had an excuse to take today off. Oh well. Pickles.