By Packy “Boom Boom” Goldstein
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today. 73 degrees here today on Key Biscayne today and loving it. Sadie is off shopping at Bal Harbor saving me so much money on sales! Oy Vay to the 3rd power! If I save anymore, I will not know what to do. Let me knock this column out because I have been wanting to discuss these topics since before the holidays.
Floyd Mayweather, JR.Vs Adrien Broner… Yes, I said their names in the same sentence. Two schmucks for the price of one fight. I actually think it would do huge PPV numbers because the crap talking between them. And honestly, it would be a better more exciting match than Floyd’s and Adrien Broner’s last ten matches combined! And here is the kicker, I am going to say if Broner really trains, he has a 40% chance of pulling off an upset here. Highly unlikely, but I think if anyone can today in boxing, he can and that includes Keith Thurman.
Tony Zale… I have mentioned him before, but watched some fights of his on YouTube again and I loved his all action fights and getting a chance to meet him years ago through Al, I can attest he was a gentleman outside the ring!
Donald Trump… Don’t laugh, he may clinch the nomination for the Republican ticket and beat Clinton because America loves his insane at times, rants, but also some of his actual solid thoughts on America.
My Pal Al (“Bad” Brad’s Father)…. It’s around 1961 and I get a call from the West Coast. Here is the phonecall.
Operator: Hello, I have a person to person to call for a “Boom Boom” Goldstein.
Me: I’ll take the call.
Al: Hey you sonofbitch how are you doing?
Me: Doing well, Al. What’s new?
Al: I just got some acting work, but have someone who wants to talk to you.
Me: Sure Al.
Anonymous Voice: (Get a sexy voice in your mind) Is this Packy who is famous for his sexual prowess in the bedroom that led to the nickname “Boom Boom”?
Me: Yes, it is I!
Sexy Voice: Well, “Boom Boom” this is Gina can you figure out who I am?
Me: If you say Gina Lollobrigida I am on the next plane!
Sexy Voice: You bet your bagels it is! (Al told her to say the bagels part)
Me: I’m on the next plane to the coast. She broke out laughing!
I have so many stories like this of Al and the funny things he did over the years that broke me up. To say I miss him, is an understatement.
The Chutzpah Award… The Chutzpah Award goes to Irving Schwartz. Not a famous name this time, but a man of great character, huge bagels and loyalty to his friends over the years.