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Noito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (31-1) vs Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0) is likely to happen April 13, 2013. This is a refreshing fight for American boxing fans because rarely do we get to see the two best fighters in their primes fight for division supremacy Great matchmaking like this remind me of the glory days; Leonard – Hearns, Leonard – Duran, Whitaker – Nelson Chavez – Taylor, Hagler – Hearns, this list goes on.
However, in today’s boxing world, the road to the top isn’t about taking on the best and/or all comers. It’s about matching your top fighter with a low risk opponent. Take for instance Adrian Broner facing Gavin Rees This Saturday, February 16, 2013. Rees–a good Euro fighter and very much an unknown to most American boxing fans–will come in as a huge underdog. Broner’s camp knows Rees is a perfect style to showcase Broner’s speed and to help Broner’s stock rise without risking too much in the process. Rees is barely a top 10 fighter in the lightweight division. A better, more worthy opponent would be no. #5 ranked Richard Abril. Like Ponce De Leon did before him, Abril would fight Broner on the outside and pick him apart. Broner – Rees is just one example of the many bad matchmaking decisions in championship boxing today.
We tend to attack the fighters for ducking good opposition but for the most part it’s the promoters that make these ridiculous mismatches which eventually become Pay-Per-View garbage. Networks like HBO and Showtime not take
LAS VEGAS, NV – Spring time in May is by far my favorite time of the year. It’s also the month Floyd “Money” Mayweather likes to step in the ring to put on a show for the world. With Mayweather being the Highest paid athlete and a PPV marketing genius, any fighter who steps in the squared circle with “Money” can assure themselves a very big paid day. Enter Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Climbing up two weight divisions and displaying an impressive beat-down of number five ranked welterweight, Andre Berto, Guerrero is the lucky fighter next in line for the Mayweather sweepstakes.
As a huge fight fan, nothing is more electric than a Floyd Mayweather fight at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas in May. Hotels are sold out, the pool parties are plentiful and casino’s are filled with the who’s who of Hollywood. May 4th, 2013 is no exception and looks to be another great night of fighting with the Mexican super star Saúl “El Canelo” Álvarez rumored to be on the under card and possibly the next opponent for Floyd Mayweather–If Floyd defeats Robert Guerrero. There’s no doubt Floyd will have his hands full with Guerrero coming off a huge victory over Andre Berto. With momentum on his side and a huge pay day, The Ghost believes this is his time, stating, “I can shock the world, and Floyd Mayweather!” May 4th has all the hype and back story for another electrifying Spring time fight in Sin City!