St. Louis Saturday 6/25/11
K-9 Bundrage 30(18)-4(2) v Sechew Powell 26(15)-2(1) = There will be fireworks testing the chins. Bundrage SD.
Tavoris Cloud 22(18)-0 v Yusaf Mack 29(17)-3(3)-2 = Another potential firefight. Cloud UD
Devon Alexander 21(13)-1 v Lucas Martin Matthysse 28(26)-1 = As bitch in appearance as his last fight was Alexander is still the dude that a whole lot of people felt would deal with Ramming Speed and Amere Con. If that young man still exists he is about to have a chance to turn his career around on a dime and outmaneuver Ramming Speed in one quick win. Matthysse will have something to say about that. This is a true test/comparison fight. The whole division will be weighed against this fight. The home crowd and Alexander's ability to control his emotions will be very key. If Matthysse discovers that he can walk through enemy fire Alexander will get finished. If Alexander can get Matthysse's respect then he should be able to outbox the Argentinian, given how he looked v Judah. Matthysse TKO 9
There are 4 or 5 more fights that mostly look solid. If I was anywhere near there I would get as close to the ring as possible. These kinds of top to bottom quality cards are what is needed to bring boxing back.
Elsewhere on Saturday
Felix Sturm 35(15)-2(1)-1 v Matthew Macklin 28(19)-2(1) = This one is getting unusual attention in the states. Seems like a build toward a fight with SMartinez. Sturm is one of the most disrespected middleweight champions ever. Dude has serious skills. That said, Macklin is on a mission. If either won in spectacular fashion it would be a good setup for a fight with SMartinez or one of the Mexican Princesses. I want to see Felix v Sergio but Macklin TKO 11
Fernando Montiel 44(34)-3(1)-2 v Nehomar Cermeno 20(12)-3 = War. Montiel could have eased his way back with some traditional Sinaloa tuneups but instead he goes after a very tough scalp. Yes, Cermeno has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, but they have all been SD's, 2 to Anselmo Moreno and the other to Victor Terrazas. This should be a full length action flick. Montiel UD
Humberto Soto 55(32)-7(1)-2 v Motoki Sasaki 36(23)-8(3)-1 = It certainly seemed as though Soto decided to avoid another grueling fight with Antillon with his recent maneuvering but I am sure there is a bunch of drama behind the scenes we have not been made aware of. Sasaki is no pushover. His only loss since 2006 was to the undefeated Senchenko. Soto UD
Kell Brook 23(16)-0 v Lovemore N'dou 48(31)-12-2 = This is a good test for Brook. He has been stopping people impressively for 8 straight fights, and N'dou don't get stopped. Another great measuring stick fight. Brook UD
There are several other interesting fights on both Friday and Saturday including Corey Spinks, James Kirkland and John Molina. Gonna be decent.
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