There’s Life After Pacquiao
& Floyd, Boxing Fans:
Two Big Fights Coming Your Way!
By William Trillo
If all the news about fighters scuffling over drug tests
instead of fighting in the ring has got you down, and you
think 2010 is getting off on the wrong foot, you may change
your mind after reading about these 2010 match-ups that are
in the works.
It appears that a match is all but set for March that will
put WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (36-0,
22 KOs) in the ring with interim WBO light middleweight
title Alfredo Angulo (17-1,14 KO’s) on HBO.
In April there’s an even bigger sizzler at middleweight
that’s ready to be announced by HBO, pitting WBC & WBO
160-pound champ Kelly Pavlik (36-1,32 KO’s) against WBC Jr.
Middle interim title holder Sergio Martinez (44-2-2,24
Not only do these fights promise a ton of action, but the
winners could then face each other down the road in another
One thing’s for sure: these bouts promise more excitement in
the ring than watching Pacquiao on a scouting mission trying
to track down Floyd “Dances With Stars” Mayweather and make
him throw some punches. Heck, even Pacquiao vs. Malignaggi
or Tim Bradley would be better fights to watch.
Ask yourself: when was the last time you saw Mayweather in
an exciting, evenly matched fight. Try 2002, when Pretty Boy
was life and death to beat Jose Luis Castillo in a rematch
of their first battle. Since then, Floyd’s handlers have
been careful to map out a road with no hills or bumps to
make it easy for the self-proclaimed Greatest of All-Time to
keep his precious 0.
Bulletin: 2010 can be a vintage year without Floyd and
Pacquiao. As one prominent fight manager told me, “The fans
don’t even want to see that fight anymore with all the talk
about steroids. They’re sick of it.”