Saturday, December 11, 2010

Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA
(Showtime) Yonnhy Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) vs. Joseph Agbeko (27-2, 20 KOs) (IBF 118 lb. belt) Odds/Prediction: Perez 11-5. Rematch here as Perez dropped Ghanian fighter in UD 12 title grab. Go with Perez here, but not with anything more than beer and pizza money, $110 to win $50 on the Mexican to retain. Agbeko did beat Vic Darchinyan UD in July 2009.

Will Vic Darchinyan Ever Rematch Nonito?

Will Vic Darchinyan Ever Rematch Nonito?


Vic Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) vs. Abner Mares (20-0-1, 14 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Vic 9-5. As mentioned Vic licked in 2009, and of course KTFO on 7-7-07 by Nonito Donaire. Idea is to build Vic back up, unbeaten Mares will make him work. I like Abner’s style.


Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas, NV
(HBO) Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs) vs. Marcos Maidana (29-1, 27 KOs) (WBA 140 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: 7-5 Khan. Day of reckoning here for Amir Khan, or A Mere con? Has amateur pedigree and prodigy label, Maidana a puncher, something Khan didn’t take so well in the KO loss to Breidis Prescott. MM beaten by Aubrey Kotelnik whom Khan beat. Slight lean to Khan not risking any dinero.


Lamont Peterson (28-1, 14 KOs) vs. Victor Ortiz (28-2-1, 22 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Ortiz 2-1. HBO poster boy Ortiz looks to be in winning position here. DROPPING $400 TO WIN $200.
Joan Guzman (30-0-1) vs. Jason Davis AKA Willie Standup (loser of six straight, three KOs) SURZPRISED Nevada Commission guy Keith Kizer let this one go. KK, could ya’?

Torreon, Mexico
(FOX Sports) Juan Rosas (32-5, 26 KOs) vs. Cristian Mijares (40-6-2, 18 KOs) (IBF 115 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Rosas 3-1. Trying to rebuild Mijares after three straight losses, including KO by Vic Darchinyan, it probably ain’t happening.


Fernando Montiel (43-2-2, 33 KOs) vs. Eduardo Garcia (21-5-1, 24 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Montiel 12-1. Garcia=lunchmeat!


  • Khan – Maidana is the more intriguing fight. Maidana is a big puncher with some speed in his money puch, and Khan is faster and more technically sound.

    I will make a risky prediction: Khan will win by decision, based on long range boxing and speed, but not without a huge scare from Maindana in the form of a solid knockdown.

  • Interesting test for Khan on HBO. I’m wondering about Maidana’s commitment with his recent inactivity and pedestrian showing against Corley, maybe he is already too self satisfied with where he;s gotten in his career?

    Regardless, he should be able test wether Khan’s stabilization is for real or wether it;s just been a product of careful matchmaking. If he doesn;t get KO’d or suffer too many 10-8 rounds against, Khan shjould be able to do enough to win on points.

  • I think the Banthamweight show is the much better and more compelling card. However I couldn’t persuade anyone else to buy into that one live and catch the HBO later, so I’ll have to do it the other way around too.


    Should be another excellent fight. The way they’re matched I don;t see too much room for either guy to create the separation needed for a much different or clear cut fight. That can only happen if age & wear has pushed one guy much farther downhill than the other, but they seem fairly evenly matched in that respect as well. Flip a coin? Call it another close decision for Perez or a draw?


    I’ve see alot more of Darch Vadder than I have mares so it would be easier to go with the more proven commodity. Also considering that prior to his excellent showing against Perez, Mares hasn’t really beaten anyone besides 5’2 former Darchunyan victim Gabi.

    Mares has great skills and maybe he can be the Banthamweight equivalent to Andre Ward in termns of suddenly invading a strong division notwithstanding a fairly skimpy resume.

    Darch’s arrogance and the stylistic holes in his game don;t inspire much confidence in me. Then again, I thought Darch was tailor-made for Christian Mijares to look good but he wrecked the elongated technician with one shot and Mijares has not been the same fighter ever since that early knockdown.

    I’ll play a hunch and pick Mares as well. Darchynian’s power has not been a factor in fights against career banthamweights (outpointed but couldn’t shake up 13-1 Rodrigo Guerrero…) and without the power factor Darchinyan drops down a couple of levels.

  • The Midnight Rambler

    But speed killss and AK does hvae speed

  • This weekend is time to throw back some brews, order a pizza and watch some good boxing. I’m excited for these fights.

  • I am pulling for Maidana…he is exciting to watch

  • The Midnight Rambler

    the best

  • The Midnight Rambler

    MM is one of the ebst live underdogs I have seen in some time. I am making no predictions on this one, because “The Roach Factor” is not in play!

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