Around The Boxing Horn

By William Trillo

As weekends in the world of pugilism go, this past one had a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing.

Allow me to explain.

Canelo Alvarez and Chavez Jr. wrapped up their press tour on Friday in Los Angeles in front of throngs of Mexican boxing fans. The fight that takes place in Las Vegas on Cinco De Mayo weekend will most certainly see Canelo as the odds on favorite to win. But if the crowd support I saw on Friday is any indication of whom the Mexican fans support, then right now that would go to Chavez Jr. Whether or not the sentimental support is due to his legendary father Chavez Sr. the fact remains that Julio Jr. appears to have an edge in the hearts of Mexican boxing fans.

Lucian Bute was handling his business in the ring against Eleider Alvarez through 4 rounds and was most likely ahead on the cards. But two right hands in the 5th round landed flush on Bute’s chin and that was all she wrote. Bute went down and in the Light Heavyweight battle for a shot at Adonis went to Alvarez in spectacular fashion. It’s now time for Lucian to decide if it’s time to hang up the gloves for good. I am told that Bute may very well keep on fighting citing his good performance in the first 4 rounds.

Saul Rodriguez’s coming out party on Showtime was unimpressive at best and many experts felt he was given a gift after going down against the tough Oscar Bravo. If Saul’s choice in promoter was all about star power he “May” soon find out that all that glitters is not gold.

The look on former Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes face as he sat ringside watching Deontay Wilder successfully defend his Heavyweight title had, “This guy couldn’t hold my jockstrap,” written all over it.

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3 Responses to “Around The Boxing Horn”

  1. David McGarry says:

    A fight between the two highest profile Mexican boxers on their country’s national day is taking place in an American casino. That pretty much says it all. The winner will be President Trump as he could round up and deport around 10,000 illegal immigrants just by sending an immigration task force to Las Vegas on May 5.

    Sleepin’ Bute hasn’t won a meaningful fight in years and never fully recovered from the beating he took from Carl Froch.

    If you thought Wilder v Washington was bad wait till his promoter announces the rematch with Bermaine Stiverne. Your Uncle Mauricio is responsible for that gem.

  2. William says:

    Yes…it does say it all. That weekend in Las Vegas is going to be off the charts. Meaningless fight but in terms of interest here……it’s going to do great numbers!

    Bute was doing fine until he got caught. And that was that.

    Wilders next fight will be J. Parker…Joshua will be on hold until the end of time….

    Jose was my Uncle which makes Mauricio my cousin. He is a nice man but I am not as close to him as I was his Father.

  3. David McGarry says:

    Bute was doing fine till the other guy hit him is a bit like saying the electrician was doing a great job of changing the light bulb till he got electrocuted.

    Hughie Fury will beat Parker, so Wilder’s plan won’t amount to much.

    The WBC is the North Korea of boxing and the sooner the Sulaimans are gone the better.