Donaire vs Rigondeaux: A Rare fight Indeed!

Donaire-Rigondeaux A Rare Fight Indeed
Donaire-Rigondeaux A Rare Fight Indeed

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


Never Say Never!

Never Say Never
Never Say Never

Randy “The Natural” Couture has signed a deal to partner up with Bellator and Spike TV, and apparently Dana was none too pleased with the way things went down. “I don’t respect him at all!” were the words Dana White said when asked about Randy Couture in a recent interview with MMA Weekly. Dana went on to say “Randy Couture can’t buy a ticket (to the UFC).”

We all know Dana is a guy who wears his heart on his sleeves, but we have also heard him fly off the deep end and say things he doesn’t necessarily mean. For instance; Dana was “disgusted” with Nate Marquardt after Nate had failed his medicals for UFC on Versus 4. Dana went on to say, “He’s been cut from the UFC… he won’t fight for the UFC ever again.” However, Nate is set to make his well anticipated return to the octagon this year.

Back in early 2011, Dana was asked if Women’s MMA had a place in the UFC. Dana’s response was simply, “Never!” Today not only has Women’s MMA made it to the UFC, Women’s MMA will headline UFC 157 Live  Saturday February 23, 2013 on PPV!

Cotto vs Margarito II

Cotto vs Margarito II
Cotto vs Margarito II

Let’s hope Margarito doesn’t enter the ring with loaded gloves!

KO’d by PPV prices!

KO'd by PPV prices

Pay-per-view sales have dropped in the 2011 year. Could it be too many live events to keep up with or can it be the surge in pricing? As of late my house has been filled with people during pay-per-view fight night! They mostly complain of lack luster fights being priced too high.