Friday, December 9, 2016
The biggest bouts are on Showtime with Anthony Joshua defending his IBF heavyweight title in England vs Eric Molina in his final prep for Wladimir Klitschko and a long awaited for junior middleweight title bout with IBF champ Jermall Charlo defending against Julian Williams paired with a pretty nice action fight at featherweight between Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares.
HBO responds with a Terence Crawford bout against John Molina that looked questionable when signed,but even worse when Molina came in four POUNDS overweight.
Ray Beltran-Mason Menard might save the day and the vacant WBO heavyweight title is shown on tape delay from New Zealand with Joseph Parker battling Andy Ruiz.
Combine those with a loaded undercard in England that includes Luis Ortiz and the return of Scott Quigg with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr continuing his comeback in Mexico and you have a super boxing weekend.
The challenge is at 136-112.
Of all of these fights,I prefer the Showtime card with two good matchups (Especially Charlo-Williams),but getting a heavyweight title vacancy filled with a title defense isn't too shabby either for a boxing fan!
Get those digital devices ready!!
IBF Heavyweight title.12 rds
Anthony Joshua vs Eric Molina
R.L:Joshua KO 3
TRS:Joshua KO 5
Vacant WBO Heavyweight title.12 rds
Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz
R.L:Parker KO 9
TRS:Parker Unanimous Decision
Welterweights (No title on the line with Molina unable to make weight) 12 rds
Terence Crawford vs John Molina
R.L: Crawford KO 7
TRS:Crawford KO 5
Ray Beltran vs Mason Menard
R.L:Beltran Unanimous Decision
TRS:Menard Split Decision
Featherweights. 12 rds
Jesus Cuellar vs Abner Mares
Both:Cuellar Unanimous Decision
IBF Junior Middleweight title.12 rds
Jermall Charlo vs Julian Williams
Both:Williams Unanimous Decision
Dillon Whyte vs Dereck Chisora
R.L:Whyte Unanimous Decision
TRS:Whyte Split Decision
Super Middleweights. 10 rds
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, vs Dominik Britsch
R.L:Chavez KO 7
TRS:Chavez KO 8
Luis Ortiz vs Dave Allen
R.L:Ortiz KO 6
TRS:Ortiz KO 3
Scott Quigg vs Jose Cayetano
Both:Quigg Unanimous Decision
Lenny Zappavigna vs Sergey Lipinets
R.L:Lipinets Unanimous Decision
TRS:Lipinets KO 8