Monday, May 2, 2016

Entertainment from PBC? Boxing Challenge

R.L.Malpica and I each added three points Saturday night on a surprisingly fun to watch evening from the PBC on two networks.
The current score is 47-38.

From Los Angeles,Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz squared off in a rematch that was held about four years too late.
Considering the two fighters involved flaws and less than clear future,the fight was exciting and fun to watch.
Ortiz appeared to be controlling the fight and dropped Berto in the second.
Berto turned things around in the fourth with a strong uppercut that dropped Ortiz,a dazed Ortiz got up,but quickly was dropped again and didn't give an answer when asked if he wished to continue.
Fight was decent enough,but the problem is now we are likely to see another undeserved Andre Berto title shot-this one against WBC champ Danny Garcia,who would love Berto as another stop on the soft touch tour.
R.L added two points for the Berto KO win with myself settling for one...

The co-feature saw two wild,sloppy,but exciting to watch rounds from light heavyweights Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams.
Trading bombs that bounced off each others chin,Williams finished Rodriguez in the second to earn a likely shot against WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
From what I saw,that might be another fun,but short night.
R,L and I each picked Rodriguez to win...

In Washington DC,two super middleweight belts were on the line as IBF champ James DeGale and WBC boss Badou Jack were supposed to skip by opposition on their way to a fall unification match.
That bout will take place,but not without some controversy.
DeGale looked to outclass another questionable IBF mandatory challenger in Rogelio "Porky" Medina,but instead found himself in a life and death struggle.
I scored the fight 115-113 for DeGale,who won a unanimous decision that could have just as easily been 115-113 Medina-it was that close.

WBC champ Badou Jack settled for a majority draw against Lucien Bute in a bout that I thought Jack won 116-112.
The fight was decent enough,but I thought the first fight had more of a case as a draw than this one.
DeGale's struggles and Jack's draw took a little luster off the fall fight,but in the world of PBC,such things rarely matter....

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