Not the biggest weekend of the year, but there are some intriguing fights . . .
Thomas Dulorme 11(10)-0 v Demarcus Corley 37(22)-17(4)-1 = A decent test for who some believe is the next generation Puerto Rican star, tonight in New York City. What I have seen of Dulorme has been relatively impressive. He has a decent, snapping jab and good power in both hands, good head movement, decent quickness, good footwork (he cuts the ring off well), very good body work. Being put up against a wiley old vet like Corley in your 12th fight says something about Team Dulorme's confidence. Dulorme KO 5
Jean Piero Perez 18(13)-3(1)-1 v Juan Carlos Reveco 26(15)-1 (for the WBA Interim Lightweight Title) = I find myself paying more and more attention to the fighters of and fights in Argentina these days. Reveco is an exciting banger. He reminds me a little bit of Arce. Reveco TKO 10
Khabir Suleymanov 11(5)-0 v Chris Avalos 18(15)-1 (super bantam, I think) = I wouldn't mind seeing this fight (if I was near Santa Ynez). Avalos has significant potential. His skills are top notch. He has large amateur experience. His only loss was a SD v Christopher Martin who is undefeated. Suleymanev is crude but tough. He is one of those stone sculptures that immigrated from Russia and took up pro boxing late (he is 30). Avalos is just too polished for the Russian bar fighter, IMO. Avalos UD
Andres Narvaez 34(19)-0 v William Urina 17(14)-1 = Another visit to Argentina for the WBO Super Flyweight Title which Narvaez has horded since 2002. At this point Narvaez is becoming a living legend, at least in Argentina. I felt that he received a homer's decision v Seda in his last defense. I think Narvaez is ripe but Urina will not do the picking. Narvaez UD
Austin Trout 22(13)-0 v David Lopez 40(23)-12-0 = For one of those 154 belts. I am not as yet impressed with Trout. He has some skills but he really has not been tested. Lopez has not lost in six and a half years. I don't know what the odds are but it might be worth a look at a Lopez upset. Trout SD
Hasim Rahman 49(40)-7(5) v Galen Brown 35(22)-16(11)-1 = The Rahman is not done. Hasim looking for his 5th W in a row down in Bayou country. Rahman TKO 8
What do you think?