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January 5th (Showtime)
Paul Malignaggi - Herman Ngoudjo
January 19th (HBO PPV)
Roy Jones - Felix Trinidad
Cory Spinks - Verno Phillips
January 26th (HBO)
Alexander Povetkin - Eddie Chambers
February 2nd (Showtime)
Oleg Maskaev - Samuel Peter
February 2nd (HBO)
Paul Williams - TBD
Chris Arreola - David Tua OR Calvin Brock
Andre Ward - Allan Green OR William Joppy
February 16th (HBO PPV)
Kelly Pavlik - Jermain Taylor
Jorge Arce - Martin Castillo (rumored)
Ricardo Torres - Victor Ortiz (rumored)
Zab Judah - Carlos Quintana (rumored)
February 23rd (HBO)
Wladimir Klitschko - Sultan Ibragimov
March 1st (Showtime)
Israel Vazquez - Rafael Marquez III
March 15th (HBO PPV)
Juan Manuel Marquez - Manny Pacquiao
Date TBD (HBO)
Juan Diaz - Michael Katsidis
Comments on the big fight dates:
January 19 Trinidad-Jones PPV: SUCKS. Nothing more than two old timers looking for a payday. This as a PPV is dogshit. There is a slight chance of Tito landing a power shot early and Jones getting KTFO. (Which would be the only thing worthy about this fight.) But even the winner has nothing to gain because the loser, no matter who it is is shot anyway.
February 16th: Taylor-Pavlik II: A GREAT fight and a strong undercard. But Taylor doesn't have the style to be a PPV fighter. He NEEDED Pavik the first fight to make it exciting. This should be an HBO fight. I may be forced to pass on this PPV, because if Taylor won, I would feel cheated and we would have to listen to Lamply "OHHHH AWWWEEEE" over Taylor. Pavlik needs to win and win big and we can send this "second coming of Mark Breland" into retirement! This should be on regular HBO. If Showtime can give us Marquez-Vasquez III for free, (An almost certain classic like the first two,) we should be getting Pavik-Taylor II on regular HBO.
March 1st: Vasquez-Marquez III: FOTY potential, WAY TO GO SHOWTIME!!!!!
March 15th: Marquez-Pacquiao II: Another potential FOTY and I am ordering this one for sure! This is a great PPV!
Date TBA: Diaz-Katsidis: HBO: ANOTHER FOTY POTENTIAL. A beautiful HBO fight!!!! Will be a guaranteed war! This is what HBO should have done with Pavik-Taylor II.