Fights At Nokia
More Than Just A Bad Idea

By William Trillo

The next time a designed theatre will become a suitable venue for a professional boxing card will be the first time a designed theatre becomes a suitable venue for a professional boxing card. On Friday night a fight card was held in Downtown L.A. at the beautiful Nokia Theatre. In theory it sounded like a pretty nifty idea but when the curtain was raised the night became a huge bust. (And no I am not talking about the ring card girls who needed a lot more padding in those push up wonder bras).

Slowly I digress.

Being "in da house" for the first time I made it a point to walk the entire theatre to get a real feel for what fight fans were in store for.

Bad site lines and no site lines were a dime a dozen. It didn't fare much better for the media who were squished behind the ring on a too small stage.

Lights! Camera! action!....Because of the first two afore mentioned viewing the so called action from media row was more than a chore.

Oh yeah..."the action."

I don't know why some of my peers chose to give you a blow by blow of the Main Event and every other fight add infinitum, it was dullsville when it happened, there was no need to recount every jiggle of blubber nor did we need to be reminded of the lopsided mismatches that proceeded that mess.

But because you probably logged on to get the results, here you go:

IBF # 3 heavyweight Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs) won a ten round majority decision (am I the only one who saw Chambers clearly win every round but 1 or 2?) over former heavyweight champion Sam Peter (30-3, 23 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 99-91.

In other action pro debuting Javier Molina, John Molina (16-0, 12KOs) and Shawn Estrada (3-0, 3 KOs) all crushed tomato cans in embarrassingly one sided mismatches.

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