Saturday, February 26, 2011

Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV– (Showtime) Miguel Acosta (28-3-2, 22 KOs) vs. Brandon Rios (26-0-1, 19 KOs). (WBA 135 lb. title) Odds/Predictions: Acosta 9-5. All the hype surrounds Rios, it’s like Acosta is an afterthought. Pass on pick, lean towards “house” fighter Rios, solely because of that.
Robert Marroquin (18-0, 14 KOs) vs. Gilberto Sanchez Leon (30-7-2, 10 KOs) Odds/Predictions: MR 25-1. Classic use of slow Mexican foe sans power to pad one’s record.

Poliforum Zamna, Merida, Mexico
Gilberto Keb Baas
(34-20-4, 7 KOs) vs. Jose Antonio Aguirre (35-9-1, 6 KOs) (WBC 108 lb. title) Odds/Predictions: Bass 3-1 here. Often beaten champ looks like a winner here.

Julio Cesar Miranda
(34-5-1, 27 KOs) vs. Arden Diale (14-5-3, 3 KOs) (WBO 112 lb. title) Odds/Predictions: Miranda 5-1. Legendary promoter Don Chargin repeatedly has told me that handicapping fights under 112 lbs. is impossible! This is not one of them. Throwing $7K down to win $1,000.

Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Gabriel Rosado
(15-5, 8 KOs) vs. Jamaal Davis (12-7, 7 KOs) Odds/Predictions: WTF, this is the main event at the great casino rich in boxing history Bally’s AC? Sad.

Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines
Rommel Asenjo
(19-2) vs. Jhong Ponteras (6-4-1) Odds/Predictions: 8-1. Looks like mismatch unless Jhong has a gun in the ring!
Lorenzo Villanueva (18-0) vs. Ruben Santillanosa (19-24-2) Odds/Predictions: LV 15-1. Odds say enough!
Rey Juntilla (12-0, 67 KOs) vs. Ernie Sanchez (6-0,1 KO) Odds/Predictions: 4-1. Hard lean to more experienced RJ here.

Pedro Fernandez

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