I’m back with my second installment of many quick jabs. This is just a random flurry of information and news swirling around in the boxing world. Without further ado…..
Alvarez v Mayweather Poised to Break Records
The gargantuan event between Mayweather and Alvarez has already broken PPV records in Mexico, where Alvarez is turning into a god and is poised to shatter records here in the United States, according to Golden Boy Promotions. It has already confirmed to eclipse the 2 million buys and many in the industry are confident it will break the all-time record set by Mayweather vs De La Hoya in May of 2007. Major props to Golden Boy, Showtime and both fighters for making this is a huge event.
Wilder Puts in Work with David Haye
Rising American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder, currently not scheduled for a fight, has been putting in extensive work in the camp of British Heavyweight David Haye. Haye is currently training for a British superfight with Tyson Fury in London. Wilder fits the billing in size and style of Fury and Haye has had extremely high praise for the American boxer. If Haye can get by Fury, a future bout with Wilder would extremely intriguing.
Froch vs Grooves Sells Out in 11 Minutes
He may not be well known here in the United States but Carl Froch is quickly becoming a top sports star in the UK. Coming off his impressive defeat of Lucian Bute, Froch is facing fellow countryman George Grooves and the event is guaranteed to be quite the event. Tickets couldn’t be found after 11 minutes going on sale. This is amazing and truly shows the type of star that Froch has become in the UK and how he has become the new Ricky Hatton of the UK.
Forget Garcia, Winner of Alexander v Khan Maybe Next in Line
Many people in the boxing world have pegged Danny Garcia as the next in line to face Floyd Mayweather but there may be reason to doubt the validity of that. In December, Amir Khan out of England will face American Devon Alexander and I predict that the winner of that matchup will face Mayweather. The Mayweather camp is privately rooting for Amir Khan to eventually form a superfight between Khan and Mayweather at Wembley stadium (which seats 90,000) in England. Mayweather has been openly yearning to fight in the UK and that would be his best chance.
And Let me Finish with…………..
Boxing certainly has its fair share of problems (just like any other sport) but no problem greater threatens the sport’s credibility than the issue of poor judging. An event like Mayweather v Alvarez, a fight where the world is watching, should go on without any issues. Instead of discussing the result, we are talking about CJ Ross, a judge who served the worst card in recent memory. Thankfully, she has resigned but there must be disciplinary action brought down by the Nevada State Commission which is losing its credibility fight after fight. Judges who turn in cards like these should be forced to participate in extra training and we must schedule judges who have no issues regularly for these big fights.
Till next time guys, I am out.