Saturday night Television was glorious and if you’re were fortunate enough, you had a chance to watch the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Pay Per View.
The broadcast certainly had a lot of sentimentality like Wiz Kalifa performing a 10 year old set. And it also had a lot of controversy with YouTuber Jake Paul knocking out NBA star Nate Robinson.
And yes, there was even the Main Event, where Tyson and Jones cleverly took everyone’s money in a fight with rules that made officially identifying a loser impossible.
But at the end of the night, there was a universally acclaimed winner.
And that was Snoop Dogg.
In a way that only he could, by providing his own special commentary during the fights which included singing a bible hymn when Robinson got knocked out Paul, and one liners that included “This #$## looks like two of my uncles arguing at a barbecue.” during the main event.
We also have to give credit to Mauro Renallo, a wrestling favorite who only fed fuel to the Snoop Dogg commentating fire. It was fun to listen to.
But in addition to the boxing analysis, we also got an old school set by Snoop and we all had a great time listening to that. His stuff is timeless.
And if we’re being honest, the truth is that this pay per view wasn’t really about boxing. It was about having fun.
There is no true way to tell who was the greatest boxer of their era over two decades from each of the two headliner’s primes.
But there was a way to make sure everyone that tuned in had a good time, and that was by having Snoop Dogg on the call.