Just warning you, but this won’t be anything close to goodwill, New Year’s column type. I’m not sure where I’m going when I stop writing, but I’m pretty sure many of you won’t be happy. I’m pretty sure it’ll probably be even harder to make a living after today’s column. Nowadays, people don’t like to hear the truth, they don’t like to have a mirror in front of them. But, guess what? Either way, I have almost no choice in this professional life, and as Bob Dylan once said, “When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.”

Last Wednesday, as you know, Gervonta Davis was arrested and charged with domestic sexual abuse. Davis denies hitting his child’s mother/girlfriend. The 911 call made that evening, where the young woman was begging for protection, was chilling. Since then, baby Davis’ mother/girlfriend has gone public, denying her abuse and claiming via social media that she made “unnecessary calls to law enforcement ” in an “intense” moment when she was “crazy”. However, the police report indicates that she suffered some bodily harm (“a small scratch on the inside of her upper lip on the right side of her mouth”) from “a slap.” closed-handed style”.

So what must we believe? What do we do?

Nothing and nothing. What is that. We don’t do a damn thing because we don’t really know a damn thing. This is not difficult, people. No one but the individuals involved in the incident knew what happened. Unless you’re Gervonta Davis, his girlfriend, or an eyewitness to what happened, you won’t know it. And, no, the police report cannot be completely trusted either.

What’s wrong with people? Why do people have to jump on social media and make instant hot reviews with no actual knowledge of anything? That level of stupidity is pretty funny when it comes to major battle talks, when fans and the media jostle and take sides without even knowing what’s been happening behind the scenes. closed room. But it’s not funny at all when it becomes as serious a matter as what happened on Wednesday.

Seriously, if you don’t know shit, you don’t say shit. Let the legal system arrange everything, let the family arrange everything. Leave everyone alone because, again, we don’t know what really happened. There isn’t a single bastard in any of the social media boxing groups that qualifies to be a domestic violence social worker.

But here’s the REALLY damn part. These social network virtue signals (who are said to HATE virtue signals) just ONE TIME get in trouble. And they tailor their outrage based on whatever personal agenda they use, exploiting a traumatic family event to resolve their particular grudge because the person fighting the above are with the “wrong” manager, mentor, promoter, etc., or maybe they are “wrong”. “race…or, possibly, they are acting “wrongly” as members of a certain race. I can’t answer “why” when it comes to selective indignation, but they do NOT choose and select their indignation based on factors other than the alleged crimes.

And how can I say this with such certainty?

Because their self-righteous moral outrage only flares up occasionally, towards certain warriors. As I wrote in a section for another site:

“Self-perception and a sense of irony do not seem to be strong points for some of Davis’s harshest critics, who regularly post tearful tributes on social media to the singer. the likes of Diego Corrales and Arturo Gatti while insisting that the very existence of Davis’ ring be tainted forever by both actual and alleged violations.

The late Corrales, lauded for his ring heroes, assaulted his pregnant wife in 2000, breaking her collarbone and bruising her spine in an attack that the deputy attorney general. The district attorney assigned to the case called it ‘absolutely brutal’. Arturo Gatti, similarly, is tied to a number of domestic abuse charges.

And we don’t need to stop at modern-day fan favorites Corrales and Gatti. What about Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Jack Johnson? Middleweight boxer Carlos Monzon was found guilty of strangling his wife to the point of unconsciousness and then killing her by throwing her off a balcony. We can go through a list of the greatest boxers of all time and a large number, if not most, will have a history of abusing women.

If Wednesday’s pro-women/anti-abuse group were truly steadfast in their beliefs, their roster of male heroes would be cut down considerably. Damn, these moralists are probably not boxing fans.

Sports Illustrated and DAZN’s Chris Mannix demonstrated this hypocrisy through a good signal of fog, in a Sports Illustrated piece clutching his pearls titled: “Right Boxing stood firm after Gervonta Davis was arrested.”

While asking the universe, “Where is boxing,” when it comes to dealing with violence against women, he shows off the same observant skills of a horse-blind man that he makes these remarks. as ridiculous as: “Jermall Charlo-Demetrius Andrade is the biggest fight that can be done in boxing… over Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, over Tyson Fury against Usyk or Joshua.”

As a member of the DAZN team, Mannix regularly works alongside Oscar De La Hoya, who has been implicated in a number of sexual assault allegations. He was also called into fights with Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz, who was charged with illegal activity involving minors. He appeared on screen alongside Max Kellerman, who admitted to his own violent behavior towards his then-girlfriend. He was on the same show as Jim Lampley, who was arrested for domestic violence. Mannix had his chance– some chances– to stand up for women and fight abusers, but he did nothing and said nothing. On the contrary, he had a good laugh and then cashed the check. He proudly shows off his interactions with these people on social media. But now he’s drawn the line with Gervonta Davis? As the kids say, GTFOH.

But, the dissidents could argue, Oscar, Kellerman and Diaz…they were only charged, not convicted. Well, okay… that applies to Davis too. Defendant was not convicted. Caught not convicted. Someone shouldn’t have their livelihood and reputation ruined before they have a court date. Rolando Romero shouldn’t have been urged to remove himself from his first meeting with Gervonta Davis based on sexual assault allegations in December 2021. Similarly, Gervonta Davis shouldn’t have lost his match/payday date pay based on a case far from being resolved.

I 100% support the stance against violence against women. In fact, I want to go harder than most on this matter. I support a zero tolerance policy– on the whole. Boxers should be banned from competition if/when they are proven to be irreparable abusers, but only after going through the appropriate channels and the guilt is proven right. Every side. Not for some and not others. Not sometimes, when a guy we don’t like is the defendant.

In Sports Illustrated, Mannix asked the big question, “Why do the sport’s power brokers often respond to violence against women with a collective shrug?”

The answer is very simple and it can be found in his own professional behavior. Boxing power brokers respond to violence against women with a collective shrug because people like Chris Mannix– and most other fans and media members– totally inconsistent with the way they treat abusers.

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