By William Trillo
Super Bowl weekend doesn’t always lend itself to much in the way of boxing news but there were a few items I felt were at least noteworthy that I wanted to run by you:
Cruiserweight Lateef Kayode did not do much to convince me he is anywhere close to the upper tier of 200 pound fighters. His victory over Nicholas Iannuzzi on Shobox’s Friday night card left much to be desired. The scores that gave him an easy unanimous decision were ridiculous. As far as I am concerned he was lucky to come away with the victory.
I can’t imagine anyone on either side of The Atlantic is excited about the Khan vs. McCloskey fight being finalized.
Israel Vazquez is easily one of my favorite fighters and it pains me to see he is considering a comeback.
Don’t think that the announcement on Shobox of both the Cotto vs. Mayorga fight and the Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight went unnoticed by the suits over at HBO. I am 100% certain they are going to do a complete about face on some of the decisions they made last year.
Have to agree with Teddy Atlas, what was Devon Alexander’s motivation to fight on against Tim Bradley knowing that no matter what happened in that fight he was set to make $1.5 million in his next fight?
I’ve been told that by a vote of some very self serving and egotistical players the prize for winning The Super Bowl will no longer be called “The Vince Lombardi Trophy” but will now be known as the
“We Don’t Need A Head Coach Cup”.
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