By: Anthony “Zute” George
Main Events certainly had an eventful night on Friday Night Fights in Newark, New Jersey. One of their young prospects, Vinny O’Brien, lost in a see saw battle. Another one of their young gems, Sadam Ali, got rocked in the last round of a fight he was winning handily. Alos, the power went out causing a huge delay… on television.Never a good thing. On top of all that, Agnes Adjaho, the replacement to face Joel Julio, fought a defensive minded fight, creating an uneventful main event, for Main Events. However, this is boxing, and things do not always go as planned. The folks at Main Events know this better than I ever could.
One really big bright spot on Friday was that Tyrone Luckey continued his winning ways, with a second round TKO over upset-minded Sidell Blocker.
As for my boy Vinny O’Brien. He did seem to gain a lot of respect with this loss. This is something that does not happen to often with a fighter who is just starting out his career. Take of advantage of this Vinny, and get back on track with your next fight.
There was a super fight on Saturday. Yes, I am speaking of the James Degale vs. George Groves fight in London. Two young, undefeated fighters, with great KO percentages, squaring off, in front of a maniacal British crowd. The fight did not disappoint. With the underdog, Groves, winning a close decision, there is bound to be a rematch in the near future.
The big downside was this showdown was not prominent on American television. Yes, it was on a channel called Epix. My cable company does not even know what this channel is. Not promising. Perhaps it is a website????
Roy Jones jr., once falsely believed to be the best fighter of all time, is now getting knocked out more often than Manny Pacquiao cheats the public with terrible match ups. While I was never a huge fan of Roy, or R.J., his supposed alter ego, I always felt he was one fighter who would see the signs and get out of boxing before he became a joke. Even with such a brutal KO suffered to the hands of Denis Lebedev, in Russia!!! Roy still thinks he is a factor who can keep doing this. I hope he was just goofy from the knockout when he made those comments. With his track record of self-love, I doubt it.
How dire is Roy continuing to fight? Yours truly, has always been a Roy hater, who took great pride is seeing Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson clean his clock. If it has gotten to the point that I am concerned for him, it is time to hang ‘em up R.J.
I know what you are thinking. Where is the love for B-Hop? Look for a separate article, dedicated to that fight alone, by mid-week. I have a lot to say and want to make sure I say it all.