June 8th, 2012 By Pedro FernandezMANNY PACQUIAO & TIM BRADLEY TOP WEEKEND
Saturday, June 9, 2012
MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas, NV- (HBO PPV) Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Tim Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) (WBO 147 title) Odds/Prediction: Pacquiao 3 1/2 TO 1. Unless Bradley striked lightning in a bottle, he’s just another victim. Being of the opinion you must hurt Manny Pacquiao to beat him, Tim has not shown the power needed to accomplish such a task. Would love to see Bradley wipe the floor with him, but it would defy the odds.
Mike Jones (26-0, 19 KOs) vs. Randall Bailey (42-7, 36KOs) (IBF 147 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Jones 4-1. Inactive Bailey wasn’t that good at his best and that was years ago, Jones should own him here. If he doesn’t, put Jones on the pretenders list.
Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) vs. Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs) (WBO 118 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Arce 3-1. If I didn’t suspect Arce of “juicing,” I don’t think he’d even be in such a lofty spot in boxing, let alone at 118.
Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs) vs. Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 KOs) (WBA 122 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Rigo 4-1. No contest here as Cuban is just to good. Bet of the weekend if you can get action on it.
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DOG ME!
Because I won’t mention sanctioned exhibitions. The following skirmish looks to be that.
Gimnasio Manuel Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico- Fernando Montiel (47-4-2,31 KOS) vs. Arturo Reyes (11-1,4 KOS) Odds/Prediction: Montiel 20-1. Does it take a psychic to figure this one out!