by Chris Milton
So Derek Chisora has accepted the challenge from Wladimir Klitschko. At least the UK has one Heavyweight with a pair of love spuds. Apparently should he win Chisora then has to take on Vitali Klitschko as part of the contract. Honestly, Mr Haye give Chisora a call, I am sure he can help you find your balls.
Andre Dirrell has pulled out of the Super 6. Whatever, I don’t care anymore. What I will say is how come the “health problems” Dirrel has were not there when his fight with Ward was scheduled for September 25th?
Tomasz Adamek will fight Vinny Maddalone next. Looks like Adamek’s handlers are quite happy with the pay cheque they get from him fighting bums. I honestly expected Adamek to take on the world’s best. After all he was lineal Cruiserweight champion. Looks like me and millions of fans were wrong.
Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley have finally signed to fight each other.
Fernando Montiel has broken his leg when he crashed on his motorcycle. When will boxers learn that when a big fight is coming up you don’t take risks?
After winning a trinket against Rocky Martinez in a war, Ricky Burns defends his title against a bum. Isn’t that just fantastic?
On November 13th once he has slaughtered Margarito, Manny Pacquiao will become the first fighter to win world titles in eight different weight classes. Pac-mania will ensure his legions of fans will demand he be called the G.O.A.T. Real fans will die a little inside.
Did anyone catch Floyd’s latest fight? It was against yet another smaller opponent. Still, it looks like he got the KO which has been sorely lacking from his precious fights. Knowing Floyd I am surprised it wasn’t on HBO PPV.
Looks like Alfredo Angulo is an illegal immigrant. Who cares just let him fight.
Onto this weeks fights…
We start with Lucian Bute taking on Jesse Brinkley in what amounts to a stay busy fight for the Canadian/Romanian super middleweight. Brinkley really has no business being in the ring with Bute, but until he decides to move up or the super 6 is finally over this is all Bute fans can look forward too.
On the undercard Adrian Diaconu goes head to head with Omar Sheika. If Diaconu has anything left it should be an easy win.
Frankie Gomez looks to go to seven straight wins when he takes on Ramon Montano in what at least on paper looks like a step up in competition for the young American hopeful.
Antonio Tarver makes his Heavyweight debut against Nagy Aguilera. It’s a surprising choice of opponent considering Aguilera is not exactly a name, and has been KO’d in two by Samuel Peter. He’s heavy-handed is Aguilera, with his best win coming in a blowout of Oleg Maskaev.
According to Boxrec, Alexander Povetkin returns to action with a bout in Russia against Teke Oruh. What is the point of this fight? Povetkin is supposed to be a contender not a bottom feeder.
Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. defends his trinket against Ivan Hernandez. There could be fireworks in this one, as long as it lasts.
Lastly, Vitali Klitschko defends his “title” against one time Heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs. Surprisingly, I’m not going to hate on this fight. There simply is no other Heavyweight out there bar David Haye who can make a meaningful fight with either Klitschko. Briggs will have a go for a few rounds then get pounded out. But at least he will have a go.