by Chris Milton
Ross Greenburg apparently doesn’t know why Floyd Mayweather would not sign to fight Manny Pacquiao. Maybe he needs to watch 24/7 where Pacquiao’s own advisor admits they would only agree to testing up to seven days before the fight. That’s not quite what uncle Bob has been telling us, is it?
Check out the Super 6 tournament leader board. It seems as though Andre Dirrel hasn’t fooled Showtime either, they have given Andre Ward a default win which now makes him 3-0 in the tournament.
David Haye has apparently had a big setback in his preparation for Audley Harrison. According to several Boxing insiders and some UK newspapers, Tony Thompson dropped Haye and David was unable to continue the sparring sessions. It could be complete rubbish, but somehow I don’t think it is.
Nathan Cleverly and Tavoris Cloud have started to trade insults back and forth. Lets hope this one gets made as it is an excellent match in what is suddenly becoming an intriguing Light Heavyweight Division.
Tomasz Adamek against Roy Jones? Seriously?
Nate Campbell is going back to 135? Question is if he can actually make it, he could hardly throw a punch at Ortiz at 140. Draining himself even more is just stupid.
On to this weeks fights:
Jose Cotto is back on Friday in his native Puerto Rico taking on Oscar Leon, my question is why?
Omar Romero defends his WBC trinket against Gilberto Baas. Baas has only lost twenty times in fifty seven fights, he has also drawn four. Nice to see the WBC is consistent with its greed.
Former WBA 140 champ Gavin Rees goes up against the unbeaten John Watson on Saturday. You have to question how a guy with thirteen fights gets a fight against a guy who just two years ago was a world champion.
Robert Guerrero drinks in the Last Chance Saloon on HBO this weekend when he takes on Vicente Escodebo. Anything but an exciting fight could spell the end of his association with HBO.
Super Zab is back and he is talking better than ever. All jokes aside, this is a very good and intriguing fight with Lucas “KO King” Matthysse. Judah is going in there with someone who is undefeated and hungry. With a name like Judah on his record it would propel him into the happy world of Alphabet titles. For Judah, a win offers him another chance at redemption. This could be the best fight this weekend.
How the mighty have fallen. Glen Johnson is back at 168 for the first time in ten years taking on Allan Green in what is left of the Super Six. Green has been getting his excuses in early, which is never a good sign.
Juan Manuel Lopez takes on a true living legend in Rafael Marquez. I understand that fights like this are needed. I understand that it is a way of passing on the torch, it doesn’t mean I have to like what is potentially a complete destruction of a shop worn faded legend. I hope I am eating crow over this one on Sunday.
Finally, this very website got a little exposure on the latest Fight Camp 360. All the credit has to go to Mr. Magno. Without him there would be no Tribune.
See you all next week.