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
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,
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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