Sunday, September 13, 2009
After last night's loss to Nehomar Cermeño, the Laguna's Cristian Mijares bid farewell to the world of professional boxing. Mijares' choice of ringwalk music last night --I Gotta Feeling, by the Black Eyed Peas-- was quite possibly the least inspiring selection I've ever heard, and presaged a performance that, while respectable, fell far short of Mijares at his best. Mijares was the finest fighter in the recent history of the Laguna and, for the briefest of moments, arguably the best in Mexico. He is also the only championship boxer Gancho has ever interviewed (surely as big a moment for him as it was for us), for this piece. We wish him all the best.