Saturday, February 18, 2017

Boxing Challenge

After I forgot to do the boxing challenge last week,I wanted to make sure I covered this weekend fights on Showtime.
The Boxing Challenge with Ramon Malpica is tied at six points apiece.

Showtime features the three bout card for free with a preview weekend and if you are a cord-cutter,Twitter is showing the card live from Cincinnati as well.
So,if you are interested in watching-there is no excuse for missing this one!!

The card features Adrien Broner in the main event against Adrian Granados.
Broner,who has lost titles on the scale before was supposed to fight at 142 pounds,but often happens in an Adrien Broner bout,Broner wasn't going to make weight so the fight was changed to a 147 pound limit.
Granados upset Amir Imam,so he's not a gimme,but Broner has a history of not making weight,paying some dollars and using his weight advantage to bully his smaller opponent,so look for that possibility to play out.

The undercard sees a minor title on the line with David Avanesyan defend against former junior welterweight champ Lamont Peterson in a bout that could see the winner take on the winner of the March unification bout winner between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.
Avanesyan looked pretty ordinary in winning a decision over ancient Shane Mosley,but Peterson has been idle for 16 months and I thought he lost his last fight (he won a majority decision) to Felix Diaz.
The winner needs to look impressive,if they want to move to a bigger fight as mentioned.

The opener pits former Olympian Marcus Browne against former title challenger Thomas Williams in what might be the action bout of the night.
Browne won a split decision and was dropped in his last fight against Radivoje Kaladzic in an eight rounder that I thought he lost.
Normally,a 10 rounder after such a fight seems like a huge step up and against a guy that punches pretty well in Thomas Williams,but Williams has a very suspect chin and might be the perfect opponent to put some shine back on Browne....

Welterweights.12 rds
Adrien Broner vs Adrian Granados
Both:Broner Unanimous Winner

Welterweights. 12 rds
David Avanesyan vs Lamont Peterson
Both:Peterson Unanimous Decision

Light Heavyweights.10 rds
Marcus Browne vs Thomas Williams
R.L:Browne Unanimous Decision
TRS;Browne KO 5

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