Return of Random Thoughts

CommentaryIconAndrew Schweitzer takes a look at some of the going-ons in the world of professional boxing.  Past fights, future bouts, boxing in the news, drama and comedy of it all.  Let’s take a look at the latest thoughts from the mind of Andrew.

 

  • Deontay Wilder continued his career-long tradition of not going past the fourth round as his opponent Jason Gavern’s corner stopped the fight between rounds four and five.
  • Wilder’s next fight is more than likely going to be with WBC Champion Bermane Stiverne and if I were working PR for Golden Boy, I’d be working overtime so that everyone knows who he is before he steps into the ring for that fight.
  • Think about it, 32 wins, 32 knockouts and this is a fighter that most people probably never even heard of.  Compare that to Mike Tyson who was being groomed for super-stardom when his career was just starting to take off.
  • I want to say that I’m excited at the moment for the Mayweather/Maidana rematch but… looking at that under-card makes me wonder if this was the best that was really available?
  • Last year we got Danny Garcia vs Lucas Matthysse before the main event.  This year we have Leo Santa Cruz vs Manuel Roman.  Uh…yahoo?
  • With Anthony Dirrell winning the WBC Super-Middleweight championship, it makes you wonder how his brother would have done had his career not gone in a direction worse than Andre Ward’s.
  • Speaking of the S.O.G., I must confess that I like him but feel that these constant battles between him and promoter Dan Goossen are hurting his career worse than any loss could.
  • By the end of the year it’ll have been three years since he won the Super Six tournament and in that time he’s had only two fights. It’s a shame.
  • Amir Khan has spoken out about wanting to fight Pacquiao and said that the fight with Algieri is a mistake as Algieri is not a big name.  Khan was quoted as saying, “If Manny Pacquiao wanted to make big money in boxing he needs to fight big names.”
    Where do I begin?
  • Amir Khan does have name recognition but only within boxing circles.  I know people who don’t watch boxing but know who Manny Pacquiao is.  The man is going to make big money no matter who he fights.  It almost feels like Khan’s trying once again to get a big fight by talking instead of being selected by that opponent.
  • If Floyd Mayweather is once again successful in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, it makes me wonder, who out there is going to pose enough of a challenge that it’ll make people say, “I MIGHT buy it” instead of “I’m just gonna stream it.”

About the Author

Andrew Schweitzer
Andrew Schweitzer is a contributing writer to boxing4free.com. When not writing or discussing the sweet science, Andrew can be found at www.SchweitzerMan.blogspot.com where he rants on stuff you may not care about, but will enjoy nonetheless.

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