That's right. I'm spoiled. My first fight was in Dallas (i.e. ok, Arlington) and at the new Cowboys Stadium, because I couldn't resist the allure of the Antonio Margarito v Manny Pacquiao fight... I had to watch it LIVE.
As I settled into the scene at the stadium, I took advantage of my prime location to scan the crowd for celebrities. I saw two of the guys from HBO's Entourage series (i.e. Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven). I've been at the same place as Kevin Dillon before though, so the novelty has worn off a bit.
Jeremy Piven and I
As for other notables in the crowd, of course Jerry Jones was there. When he walked out next to me, I swear he was with Wade Phillips. I need to look it up, but they walked to the other side of the ring where the media was sitting. I looked at the huge screen, and I still think I'm right about it. I mentioned this to ESPN.com's boxing writer and TV commentator, Dan Rafael, this morning on flight back from Dallas, and he wasn't sure I was right ~ but, I think I am... I'd bet on it.
Here are 2 other pictures that I took during the fight, of the big screen, that show Wade Phillips sitting next to Jerry Jones.
Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones
Looks like Wade Phillips to me
Ok. Enough about that, back to the fight... With a great seat to the fight, and my camera in tow, here are a few of the pictures and the videos I shot.
The Philippine flag and Pacquiao in the ring
You can see Margarito is cut
The punch from Pacquiao that cut Margarito
Margarito on offense
Margarito with a punch to the head
Pacquiao blocking Margarito's punch
Pacquiao's corner in between rounds
Ouch ~ Margarito definitely landed that one
End of the the 11th round, Margarito's right eye is DONE
Start of the 12th and final round
Manny looked like he let up, but was punching STILL
The end ~ Pacquiao won!
The irony of the poster... Come on, Mayweather ~ let's fight!
The final interview for Margarito, he fought until the end
Pacquiao leaving the ring and walking out of the stadium
Final picture of the night
If you're a boxing fan, you really need to go see Pacquiao fight. He's amazing... "They" weren't kidding when they said, "speed kills".
Those are the best pictures, I took. Hope you enjoyed them.
Now here are the videos from last night's adventure.
Video: Antonio Margarito entering the stadium:
Video: Manny Pacquiao entering the stadium:
Video: Manny Pacquiao unleashing on Antonio Margarito:
Video: End of the fight, Margarito returns to his corner, while Pacquiao is lifted by a team member:
Manny Pacquiao won the WBC junior middleweight title (i.e. his 8th title in an 8th weight class) and I was there to witness this historic event. I saw a quote earlier today on my friend Kathy's facebook page and it struck me. The quote my friend posted was, "
Boxing. I just might be "hooked"...
Like my pictures and videos? Here's the camera I have that I used. I've had this camera for over a year now and I love it. **** For some reason, a little puff of smoke comes out of the top of it, when I shoot pictures. I think it's just because my pictures are HOT!!!! :-P
Here for the Jeremy Piven part to be honest. SO JEALOUS you got to meet him. Was he nice?ReplyDelete
thanks for stopping by! he was very nice and not over the top. he was posing for pictures with people that recognized him. when i saw him go by me to get food and a drink, i decided that i was thirsty also. lol.ReplyDelete
incidentally, kevin dillon walked by with an entourage of security (i.e. no pun intended), but jeremy was very approachable.
Thanks for the response! Seriously laughing out loud at Dillon having security....perhaps similiar to his alter ego "Drama" he thinks he's more important than he really is?ReplyDelete
:) i should clarify it was more like a group of cowboy stadium "ushers/security" leading him through another set of doors... it was just interesting since there were so many other celebrities and athletes in the crowd that were walking around "freely"... :-PReplyDelete