February 25th, 2011 By John Signorella
New York, NY – Coverage of the sport surfaces this weekend with quite a storm of intriguing action being offered by boxing enthused networks ESPN and Showtime.
ESPN CONTINUES TO BRING THE PAIN
Removed from losing his first professional bout, former featherweight title challenger (126) Juan Carlos Burros (25-1, 18 KOs) returns to the ring to validate his once established demeanor as “a force to be wrecking with” when he meets battle tested but often bested thug Frankie Archuleta (27-7-1, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds or less at the Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the opener; unbeaten super middleweight (168) banger Maxim Vlasov (19-0, 10 KOs) squares off against skillful pug Isaac Chilemba (16-1-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 10 rounder. Action begins Friday at 9 PM ET on ESPN 2.
SHOBOX DELIVERS THE GOODS
In a seemingly highly completive affair, WBA lightweight (135) strap holder Miguel Acosta (28-3-2, 22 KOs) will attempt to defend his title against colorful challenger Brando Rios (26-0-1, 19 KOs)
in a proposed 12 rounds of fistic combat from the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday at 10 PM ET on Showtime.
STREAKY, BUT SOLID CAREER FOR THE CHAMP
Aside from a pair of back to back shaky efforts that resulted in draws to commence his career, Miguel Acosta enjoyed a streak of nine straight triumphs before being set back by three consecutive losses. Since, Miguel has been unbeaten over a nine year span winning 18 contests, 13 by stoppage.
SHOW US WHAT YA GOT KID
By turning the lights out of 8 of his last opponents; youthful volume power punching charge Brandon Rios has dazzled his audience. Possessing a highly entertaining “TV friendly style” accompanied by a controversial personality, success on Saturday at the “big show” against a formable opponent such as Acosta could result in major notoriety for Brandon.
CURTAIN RAISER HAS A GOOD ONE ON TAP
One year removed from the thrashing he administered at the hands of Edwin Valero (L TKO 9), Antonio De Marco (24-2-1, 18 KOs) has picked up a win and finds himself back in the limelight when he throws hands with seasoned scrapper Reyes Sanchez (20-3-1, 11 KOs) in a proposed 12 rounds of lightweight throw down.