Friday, January 13, 2017
Title Unification and 2017 Boxing Challenge
Starting with the worst from Spike TV with arguably the worst title fight that you could make from a lack of action point as talented but dull Erislandy Lara defends his WBA junior middleweight title against faded former champion Yuri Foreman,who is also dull and has fought only twice against low level competition since 2013.
This is a pathetic fight if it were just a main event,it's even worse that it is for a world title.
The undercard has former super middleweight champ Anthony Dirrell against Norbert Nemesapati.
Can't you sense the excitement?
However,Uncle Al Haymon and the PBC offers up a really good doubleheader on Saturday on Showtime with two pickem level title matches.
The main event features a title unification at 168 pounds as WBC champ Badou Jack faces IBF titlist James DeGale in Brooklyn.
This should be a good fight and I'm always in for titles being unified...
The co-main event might be one that I'm even more excited about as IBF junior lightweight champion Jose Pedraza defends against Floyd Mayweather protege' Gervonta Davis.
Pedraza was highly touted as a prospect before winning the title,but I had him losing in his first defense to Edner Cherry,although Pedraza got the decision.
Davis doesn't have a top 20 victim on his resume',but has the backing of Haymon and Mayweather,which is why the talented and yet untested prospect is getting this opportunity..
Pedraza better be on his top game as he has made several comments about the PBC not being fair to him,so he may have a rough time getting any decision;let alone a close one.
WBA Junior Middleweight title.12 rds
Erislandy Lara vs Yuri Foreman
R.L:Lara unanimous decision
TRS:Lara KO 10
Super Middleweights.10 rds
Anthony Dirrell vs Norbert Nemaspati
Both:Dirrell unanimous decision
WBA/IBF Super Middleweight title unification.12 rds
Badou Jack vs James DeGale
Both:DeGale unanimous decision
IBF Junior Lightweight title.12 rds
Jose Pedraza vs Gervonta Davis
R.L:Davis unanimous decision
TRS: Davis split decision- I actually think Pedraza is going to win,but I just cannot see him getting a decision all things considered...