Super Flies

By Clarence George on April 4, 2014
Super Flies
I was thinking of plunking down a simoleon, but my Vegas bookie refused to take the bet.

Super flyweight McJoe Arroyo will face Eliecer Aquino at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on April 28…

“Can you dig it?”—Super Fly

Super flyweight (or junior bantamweight) McJoe Arroyo, a 28-year-old Puerto Rican southpaw, will face Eliecer Aquino of the Dominican Republic for a scheduled 12 rounds at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on April 28.

A four-year pro, Arroyo (13-0, 7 KOs) hasn’t been in the ring since April of last year, when he beat Jairo Hernandez by unanimous decision. Rusty as a kid’s bike left out in the rain, Arroyo will have to milk his favorite-son status for all it’s worth. Not that seven-year pro Aquino (16-0-1, 10 KOs) will ever be confused with Omar Narvaez, but at least he fought four times to Arroyo’s twice in 2013, and had a bout as recently as last month, retiring Geyci Lorenzo in the fourth.

I was thinking of plunking down a simoleon or two on Aquino, but my Vegas Rothstein refused to take the bet. Can’t say I blame him, given the gambler’s code of never taking a bet on a boxer whose age, stance, height, or reach BoxRec couldn’t give damn one about.

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  1. Ted 12:24pm, 04/11/2014

    That’s one UFO I’d chase

  2. Clarence George 09:41am, 04/11/2014

    Me?  What if I wind up on haunted Coiba Island?  Of course, if Erin Ryder would be there…

  3. Ted 06:04am, 04/11/2014

    Hmm. Why not take a trip over there to watch and then you can continue to Panama and have lunch with Duran after which you can stop in St Maarten and attend Smoger’s referee clinic,?

  4. Ted 11:12am, 04/08/2014

    ESPN 2 is challenged

  5. Clarence George 12:44pm, 04/07/2014

    Why, thank you, Ted.  Perhaps not every comment, but I do try to get to most of them.  To each his own, but I’m not a believer in the “I Have Spoken” approach (except in my personal life).  And, yes, I see it as a matter of courtesy.

    Apropos of absolutely nothing, I’m watching “Highly Questionable” on ESPN 2.  I have no idea what they’re talking about, as they’re always going on about sports of which I have little or no knowledge, but I love Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard.

  6. Ted 12:24pm, 04/07/2014

    One of the things I like about CG threads is that he has the courtesy of responding to each comment.

  7. Clarence George 02:11pm, 04/06/2014

    0.031, Ted.  And you know perfectly well that I’m not up on the newfangled lingo.

  8. Ted 01:54pm, 04/06/2014

    How many baht’s equal one simoleon

    And by the way, that word dates you.

  9. Ted 04:38pm, 04/05/2014

    Shut yo mouth

  10. Clarence George 09:59am, 04/04/2014

    McIrish and McTed:  Yes, unusual name selections on the part of Mrs. Arroyo.  Surprised (and relieved) she didn’t go with McRib.  Anyway, McJoe and McWilliams are indeed twins, the latter a flyweight who hasn’t fought since early 2013.

  11. Ted 09:48am, 04/04/2014

    McJoe, wtf!

  12. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 09:44am, 04/04/2014

    Clarence George-Ah…there you are….McJoe has a twin named McWilliams….rumor has it mom had a big time craving for Big Macs when she was pregnant.

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