My Take On Upcoming Bouts
Friday night: Shobox : (11 PM et)
(11pm et) Andre "S.O.G." Ward (17-0-12 KO) vs. Henry "Sugar Poo" Buchanan (17-1-12 KO)
The 2004 Gold Medalist & WBC #3 ranked NABO Super Middleweight Champion has an easy spot vs. Sugar Poo ... Ward took the title from Ravelo last June while the Poo-man was KOing Brian Norman @ Hefs' house, June also ... their records just don't match-up .
Friday Night Fights : ESPN 2 (9pm et)
Yusaf Mack (26-2-16 KO) vs. Chris "HH" Henry (23-1-18 KO)
Mack took the NABA Light-Heavyweight title from Pittman w/ TKO-6th in September ... fought for the USBA title in '07 & hit the canvas 4 times ... ko'd in the 7th by Andrade ... Henrys' lone-loss (UD) came in Romania vs. Diaconu for the WBC interim-title last April ... close fight, home-cookin' in ZsaZsa ville ! Maybe a good match ...I wonder what fight Atlas will be watching ? (sound off for me) ...
Showtime Co-Feature : (9pm et)
Almazbek "Kid Diamond" Raiymkulov (27-1-15 KO) vs. Antonio "Tony" de Marco (19-1-13 KO)
For the NABO Lightweight title
Another Antonio from Tijuana ...jeepers ! The D-Kid has been around ... a draw w/ Casamayor & TKO'd by the "Galaxxxy Warrior" in '05, UD vs. Augustus, SD vs. Huerta & a MD over Jauregui in September.
Looks to be tailing-off . de Marco (southpaw) looks to be going forward w/ '08 wins over Reyes (SD).. 5th rd TKO vs. Castaneda ... & a UD vs. JC Martinez ... nod to the busier Tony D.