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Packy’s World: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Beau Jack, Marlon Brando, James “Quick” Tillis, My Pal Al & The Chutzpah Award Posthumously Goes To Robert Kennedy

PACKYS-WORLD-500x300By Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein

Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… I am finally over my jetlag from my Israel trip and at 85, it takes days for my ears to pop. Double Oy Vay… Though I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in a million years, is he a sound byte of the year or what? Keep it up “King of The Comb Over”. Now let’s talk boxing…

Gennandy “GGG” Golovkin:
No, he is not Marvin Hagler, but how can you not love this young man? He is class personified and learned to speak English. No, his fight against David Lemieux is not Hagler – Hearns, but it is 100% better than Mayweather, JR. – Berto on PPV. In time, mark my words, “GGG” will be rated in the top ten middleweights of all time.

Beau Jack… One of the nicest gentlemen I ever met through Al. To see him fight, was an experience, but to hear him talk about those wars years later, even Beau Jackmore special. RIP Champ!


Marlon Brando… Hands down, the greatest actor in the history of film. Strange? Sure… But what artist doesn’t have strange ways? I met him a few times as I mentioned in an earlier column through Al on the set of On The Waterfront and at some other events. My top five Brando movies of all time are…


Brando5. Viva Zapata
4. The Wild Ones
3. Streetcar Named Desire
2. On The Waterfront
1. The Godfather

My Pal Al (“Bad” Brad’s Father)… I forgot about a hilarious story that Bradley, reminded me the other day on the phone about James “Quick” Tillis, when they both trained together at Allen Park in North Miami Beach, Florida back in the early 80’s. During the day, the pros trained there and Angelo Dundee used the gym for them. At night, the amateurs would come in and train which Bradley did. This one night, Al and Bradley walk into the gym and “Quick” was on the scale in his birthday suit. Without missing a beat, Al turns to “Quick” and says, “if you don’t knock out Weaver with a punch, hit him over the head with that”!

Al was referring to his PUTZ that supposedly touched the ground. “Quick’, Angelo and the rest of the guys in the gym fell on the floor dying with laughter. Oh how I miss my pal Al so much. Funny – Funny man and one loyal SOB till the end!

RFKThe Chutzpah Award… The Chutzpah Award Posthumously goes to Robert Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was a great President, but Bobby would have been even better. I have no doubt, he would have ended the Vietnam War because he had balls of steel. But as our society does, they strike down people who want to make a drastic change for the better such as John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, JR. and Abraham Lincoln before him.

One of my favorite quotes that was actually from George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah and Bobby did a variation on is: “Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?” RIP….


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