By: Anthony Whitby
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, even with the limited boxing on TV or maybe lackluster fights if you will. I hope you made it through and weren’t subjected to old reruns of prizefighter competitions on FUEL TV – let’s just get into it right away. At least the gossip of the week is keeping the fight game interesting.
In my view the biggest fight of the weekend or most competitive turned out not to be that at all; Vicente Escobedo vs. Lonnie Smith took about as long a microwavable pizza. With the former Olympian lighting up Smith now he will be on the Adrien Broner list of opponent’s and as the masses darling over “The Problem”. Only very few will be picking Vicente in that match up if it ever pops off. I said it before and probably say it again Escobedo’s may not be the coming of the next Pay-Per-View God but he is always fun to watch and I would suspect the same would go even if he ventured to “The Natti” for a Broner fight.
Truth is, wouldn’t a fight between Vicente Escobedo and Eloy Perez would be a huge in northern California?
Biggest upset of the week(end) was Ponsaklek Wonjongkam brutally getting a pounding in the sixth round in a home country fight. Sonny Boy Jaro, a native of the Philippines, was simply taking it to Wonjongkam. Once Jaro saw the Thailand fighter was in trouble he went for the throat it was definitely unexpected and you can see how quickly the crowd went silent and were confused on what they just witnessed. I suspect a rematch will ensure and you know what may the same outcome Pongsaklek has been fighting since the G funk era and sooner or later father time rears his head in the form of youth.
The last significant heavyweight fight in a minute went the way we all expected so not really much to say here folks. Wlady did his thing and Mormeck was seen later cashing his check. The “Klinch-ko” game plan was in effect in the first round so my eyelids began to drop. But, the Ukrainians get his 50th KO, good for him and the if you listen closely he K bro haters hate just a little bit more.
Much like others fans at one point I was high up on Joan Guzman, eh times change I feel like he may compete and beat many B fighters but enough said about him for now.
I am running short this week sorry folks but there is tons of boxing rumors floating from Oscar’s news coming at today or Gamboa bouncing from Top Rank. And oh yeah I am jacked up with excitement for this weekend anytime I can get a Mexico vs. Puerto Rico fight its good news to me!
Real quick shout out to all the participants and everyone who showed up at the Arizona Golden Gloves last week.
And don’t forget fight fans Arizona is sparking up with some more fight cards lining up next up is Showdown Promotion in conjunction with Top rank are bringing a SHOBOX card March 23rd called Firepower. Ticket info here http://tickets.solcasinos.com/ordertickets.asp?p=219&backurl=default.asp
Super-featherweight: Diego Magdaleno Vs. Miguel Beltran Jr, lightweight: Jose Roman Vs. Rodolfo Armenta, welterweight: Yordenis Ugas Vs. Juan Garcia, heavyweight: Andy Ruiz Jr. Vs. Homero Fonseca
Middleweight: Abraham Han Vs. Rahman Yusubov, super flyweight: Hanzel Martinez Vs. Alex Rangel, light middleweight: Juan Gonzales, light heavyweight Trevor McCumby, and Andrey Klimov will also be in separate bouts.
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