Cameron Dunkin: No Respect

By Robert Ecksel on June 18, 2012
Cameron Dunkin: No Respect
Maybe HBO had Scotland’s King Duncan in mind, whereas I dream about Dunkin’ Donuts

Bob Arum’s not the first person to mistake the portly manager for the svelte actress, nor will he be the last…

“I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”—Rodney Dangerfield

He may or may not be Manager of the Century or Manager of the Decade, but he is certainly Manager of the Moment. His stable amounts to a Who’s Who of almost everybody who is anybody that fights in the squared circle: Timothy Bradley, Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, James Kirkland, Kelly Pavlik, and the list goes on.

Despite that mega accomplishment, Cameron Dunkin, like Rodney Dangerfield, doesn’t get any respect. It could be because of his weight, we are after all a cruel and small-minded species, but it could be for reasons less apparent.

Not long ago, in the run-up to Pacquiao-Bradley, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum introduced Cameron Dunkin to the press as Cameron Diaz. He’s not the first person to mistake the portly manager for the svelte actress, nor will he be the last. But however much I loved Cameron Dunkin’s performance in the film “There’s Something About Mary,” Arum is to be forgiven.

As if to rub salt in the wound, Saturday night on Jim Lampley’s “The Fight Game,” HBO misspelled Cameron Dunkin’s name. Instead of spelling it Dunkin, as the name appears on his birth certificate, they spelled it Duncan. Maybe HBO had Scotland’s King Duncan in mind, whereas I’m a simple man and dream about Dunkin’ Donuts.

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