by Chris Milton
We start the week off tonight on ESPN with top prospect Erislandy Lara taking on journeyman to the stars, Willie Lee. Lee has taken on quite a few top prospects over the years namely Chad Dawson, Yusaf Mack, Sechew Powell and Vanes Matirosyan. He got knocked out by all of them, but hey, a guy has to earn a living.
On Thursday, Victor Cayo begins the comeback trail after losing to Marcos Maidana last time out. The dreaded TBA is the opponent.
2008 Light Heavyweight gold medalist Felix Diaz continues his fledgling professional career against another TBA.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, the much lauded Cuban amatuer champion and twice Olympic gold medal winner, takes on Jose Angel Beranza in what should be nothing more than a learning experience. Lets hope Rigondeaux can put his past problems behind him and march on from here.
Tomasz Adamek takes on Michael Grant on Saturday in New Jersey. Grant has supposedly been hand picked to get Adamek used to that type of height and reach. Isn’t it wonderful when a promoter puts a fight like this on PPV?
On the undercard, US prospect Sadam Ali takes on Lennin Arroyo in what amounts to another learning experience. Joel “Love Child” Julio is also on the card.
Robert Helenius continues his quest for Heavyweight success, when he takes on Gregory Tony for the EBU HW title. Helenius is very highly rated in Germany and despite his opponent being unbeaten, you wont find many expecting him to give Helenius anything more than a work out.
Marco Huck will defend his WBO Cruiserweight trinket against Matt Godfrey. Huck is among the top Cruiserweights in the world and may very well have one eye on the proposed rematch with Steve USS Cunningham. He cant afford to lose here and it should make for an exciting fight.
That’s it for this week.