On Saturday, I received this email from a friend, someone whose opinion I respect. Here’s what he had to say of the caricature we published this week critical of the Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, where in a strange turn of events he did not come out in the seventh round in a fight against Vasyl Lomachenko:

The Rigondeaux fight was shameful, but I’m not sure it’s correct to infer that he was directly paid to lose. It looked to me that he was paid to enter a fight where he didn’t stand a chance, two weight classes above his, against arguably the best fighter in the world today, pound for pound. So that was a different type of fraud on the public. Still a fraud, though. Wasn’t even clear which hand he had hurt!

I hated it when the announcer mentioned that Lomachenko boasted about being the “Cuban killer,” having defeated seven Cuban fighters, and was on the way to defeating the eighth.

On another matter, he had this to say about Max Castro’s column:

The phrase of the week must be Max’s:

There are so many provisions in GOP-style “tax reform” that are morally bankrupt from a Christian standpoint—and from every other religious tradition or moral philosophy—that one is tempted to think that it is the work of a satanic cult.

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