Sunday, August 3, 2014

Brandon Rios Comeback Fight: More Like Come'on...

Brandon Rios is an exciting fighter.  He hung in there in his fight with Manny Pacquiao, but didn't win.  This fight was supposed to be his comeback fight and it was hindered by a DQ.  Rios, if I remember correctly was complaining that Chaves was sticking his thumb in his eye during clinches.  Well, the referee listened to the complaints and DQ'd Chaves.  The fight was so close to the end, you'd wish the ref would've just let them fight it out for the last 3 rounds.  Rios did not want the fight to end this way, he looked angry and pissed off about the DQ even though he had won.  Who's next for Brandon?  I don't know, but I hope it's a bigger name than someone like Chaves.  I would love to see Rios Vs. Broner.  I honestly believe Broner would give Rios problems, but the fight would still be a competition between both.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mayweather Vs Maidana 2: Rematch is on!

Ok, I haven't been watching too much boxing lately.  The last fight I saw was the first Mayweather vs. Maidana match.  Floyd Mayweather won that one.  I think he lost the first couple of rounds, but he won the rest convincingly.  I think he will win the rematch even easier.  I remember reading a Mayweather getting knocked out prediction on a boxing blog(Xerndro Boxing) that had a poll up that suggested Floyd would get KO'd.  It didn't have too many votes and still doesn't.  I wonder why. My question to anyone reading this is this.  How many of you think Floyd will have it easier this time against Marcos?  He's been in this position before.  I'm not even sure if I'm willing to pay money to see this one.  I'm expecting a repeat tilted with Mayweather looking more impressive.  I almost wish Floyd would have fought someone different since I keep hearing about him only having a few more fights.  Why waste it on someone you beat convincingly?  That's my 2 cents.  Oh, I should also mention that Cotto looked superb against Martinez.  I'd rather see a rematch with Cotto and Floyd.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amir Khan Is Officially Fighting Luis Collazo On The Mayweather vs. Maidana Undercard!

I don't like to brag, but if you look back at a post I did on who Amir Khan was going to fight next,  you would see that Luis Collazo was at the top of the list of my likely candidates.  Now its official.  When you think about it, it makes sense.  Luis recently dismantled Victor Ortiz in 2 rounds.  This put him all over the boxing world's radar again.  He hasn't really been making a name for himself ever since the Ricky Hatton loss in my eyes.  This is his big second shot.  How will he fair?  I'll break it down for you from my perspective as a boxing fan.

Luis has a punchers chance.  I believe he can probably hit hard enough to hurt, knockdown or possibly even knock out Amir Khan.  I think if he(Collazo) wins, you are more likely to see a repeat of the Garcia vs Khan fight that happened awhile ago.  You also have to throw in the underdog factor.  There's no doubt about it, Collazo is a huge underdog.

Who do I want to win?  Well, I love underdogs, but I am going to have to go with Amir.   Amir Khan's an exciting fighter and I would much rather see him fight Adrien Broner or Floyd Mayweather, which is what this match up here will probably lead to.  I just don't think Collazo vs. Mayweather would be interesting, although him fighting Broner is another story.  If Khan wins, I believe he will out speed Collazo and beat him to the punch every time and win on points.  I don't see him getting a knock out, maybe a stoppage by the ref though.  Amir just has to watch that chin of his.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Michael Vick Is Leaving Philly, Flying On Over To The Jets In NY

Well, the second team Vick will play for after all the dog controversy is the NY Jets.  I'm sure he has special place in his heart for Philadelphia as do the Philly fans for him.  In my opinion, he had one really great year there and they supported him when it seemed no one else would after he served his time for the whole dog fighting thing.  I'm sure he's sad to leave, but things just weren't looking up for him in recent years.  I'm sure he can help the Jets do much better than Sanchez.  I've also been reading that a one Mr. DeSean Jackson may end up over there too.  It may actually be good for the Jets to get both those guys.  I can't see them really hurting the team at this point.  I'm sure things will be better in NY after that whole Tim Tebow mess.  Hopefully they actually let Vick quarterback and not have him sit on the bench his whole time there.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sky Sports Vs. American Broadcasters: A Boxing Fan's Opinion

Boxing is no longer popular right?  That's what everyone will tell you.  Now I love it, but I think I know why some people aren't as enthusiastic about it.  When I watch American broadcasters cover a fight live, I almost fall asleep.  Yeah some get excited, but they also tend to play favorites and you can lose sight of what is actually going on.  Don't believe me?  Just look on the official Youtube channels of HBO, Showtime, ESPN etc..  Look for their boxing clips.  Now do the same for Sky Sports versions of those same fights if you can find them.  In some cases you may be able to see the same fight clips just with different voices commentating.  In my opinion, the Sky Sports broadcasters are way more exciting.  They are shouting the entire time and I honestly can't tell you the last time I suspected them of being bias.  They genuinely seem to be excited to watch the fight that they are at.  When one fighter's being pummeled I always hear, "Oh! This is surely going to be stopped!"  It's the little things like that, that set them apart.

American boxing broadcasters can take note and stop spouting with all the knowledge that they have in trying to predict the outcome to show that they were right about a fighter or match up.  That's what bores me to death.  Just enjoy the fight.  Maybe it's just the accents and the shouting, but it seems like they enjoy boxing more over in England.  If you have the chance watch a clip of a Sky Sports boxing match on Youtube and tell me they don't make you go on the edge of your seat and have your adrenaline rise.