There are two sides to every coin. Boxing is a subjective sport and quite frankly I’m not sure how I feel about Tyson Fury’s victory over Wladimir Klitschko. On one side Fury used his jab, movement and feints to completely neutralize Klitschko who seemed unable to let his hands go throughout the entire bout. Fury seemed in all the pre-fight festivities to get into Klitschko’s head. When it mattered Klitschko’s two advantages of the jab and ability to hold an opponent didn’t go his way. The bout simply put was not close. Fury in this writers view won every round except for the 11th and 12th rounds. The 11th was actually one of Fury’s best rounds, but he lost a point for hitting Klitschko behind the head. Klitschko in the 12th round finally landed some right hands, however, it wasn’t enough to stop Fury from becoming the new Heavy weight champion.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez took a big step forward by defeating Miguel Cotto, but could he be taking two steps back trying to make a fight with Gennady Golovkin aka GGG? Why is Oscar de la Hoya going back on his word? Tyson Fury challenges Wladimir Klitschko this weekend, who is Andrew picking?
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I have decided to invite the wonderful people who I’ve interviewed this year and a few boxing friends. As I put the finishing touches on the traditional menu I promise it will contain a few surprises. It’s time to set the dining room table which is no easy task. All that is left to do is wait for the guests to arrive bringing a holiday dish of their own choosing.
Well we’ve finally arrived at our destination. Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez stepped into the ring Saturday night and produced an entertaining bout. The bout was more technical than many anticipated, but it didn’t detract from either man’s performance. In my view the Pay-Per-View as a whole was the most entertaining since the December 2012 fourth match up between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. A great boxing match in the vein of Marquez – Marco Antonio Barrera or James Toney – Mike McCallum where the skill level on display was just as entertaining as the action.
July 26, 2008 was the night of the last Mexico – Puerto Rico bout on the big stage. Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito were two welterweights in their prime who were both known for their excitement and punching power. Cotto was the former Olympian who was picked up by Top Rank at an early stage of his career, while Margarito was the fighter who was constantly looking for recognition while he played the background. Looking at Cotto’s career as a whole there isn’t one fighter that he ducked until he moved up to middleweight and grabbed the WBC title. Cotto was brought up under the great matchmaking of Top Rank while Margarito had no choice to take tough fights even when he wasn’t ready. Margarito’s learning process or pseudo amateur experience took place in the professional ranks.