On Weekend evening, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO PPV, WBO welterweight champ and Kickboxing Tribune/FOX Actions No. 2 pound-for-pound martial specialist on the planet Manny pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) needs on WBO youthful welterweight champion-in-recess (presumably looking forward to due to this fight) and Kickboxing Tribune/FOX Actions No. 10 pound-for-pounder Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs).
The top stage claims a night time boxing in which three globe titles are on the variety, such as two hats at welterweight. Moreover to the WBO team on the variety in the top stage, the IBF name is at danger as Scott Fitzgibbons (26-0, 19 KOs) needs on professional Randall Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs) in what is sure to be an action fight. The third globe name fight, at 122 body weight, identifies Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs) developing his first stage of resistance of the WBA name against Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 KOs).
Rounding out the night time action is an amazing starting interval between battle-scarred 32-year-old Speaking language bantamweight Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) and Puerto Rican possibility God Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs), with no titles or variations on the variety, generally an starting act.
Stick with us as we breakdown the night time action, one fight simultaneously frame.
Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) vs. God Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs), bantamweights
Arce has been in the disputes. Over the course of 68 pro fight and 390 systems of boxing, he's taken globe titles between 108 and 118 body weight, organized the WBC youthful flyweight team for two and a 50 % decades and struggled seven stage of resistance between 2002-04; been beaten ridiculous by Eileen Carbajal (in 1999) in stage of resistance of the WBO 108-pound crown; gotten damaged out in the first round by a who-dat (Omar Nino Romero, in the fifth pro fight for both men); been hit around by Vic Darchinyan for 11 systems for the confirmed youthful bantamweight top in 2009; and confirmed the heart and perseverance typical to Speaking language practitioners throughout.
Rojas has, generally, not been in those same disputes. In only 20 pro fight, he has a decrease and a sketch to decent-but-not-great practitioners (Jose Angel Beranza, who had losing five in a row before beating Rojas, and 29-5 Jose Luis Araiza, who had losing four in a row before eking out a majority draw). Rojas has yet to announce a go of any significance in his occupation so far. Fighting a guy like Jorge Arce would seem to be a process just like snorkeling the English Path after never having been in water further than a children discuss.
Rojas has been no further than eight rounds; Arce has been organized for 12 so many times that your columnist's vision difficult over trying to rely them all, and achieved that variety 12 times. Even though this fight is only organized for 10, that is still further than Rojas has gone, and Arce, who should he be not able to pummel his foe into submission with his action style, will have the advantages of experience and presumably fantastic exercising should the fight go into further beach.
This is either a show fight for Arce to create his scenario at bantamweight for a opportunity to complete the power system staying behind by Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares going up in body weight, or else it will be a coming-out party and minting of a new superstar in boxing in Rojas. For Arce, a decrease might very well be the end of the road, since he has a lot of utilization on the odometer and his practice is one fantastic powerful defeat away from losing apart like the Bluesmobile at the end of The Doldrums Bros.
Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs) vs. Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 Kos), WBA youthful featherweight title
On evaluation, this is a complete mismatch. Kennedy is arriving off a bad performance on Weekend Night Battles in which he examined amazingly individuals against Bob Martin. Indeed, a fan could be understood for asking the issue, "What the dreadful is that guy doing getting a name shot?"
Meanwhile, Rigondeaux exposed a show of beauty in the Rico Ramos fight on ShoBox just per several weeks time after Kennedy's fast meals of a fight, where despite Ramos' best projects to take an Omar Narvaez (as seen against Donaire) and distressing up the fight en direction to a boring decrease, an starting given by the umpire when breaking the practitioners in Circular 6 led to Rigondeaux pleasingly conclusion the show with a assault that taken to ideas any fantastic advantages taken with explosives on "Mythbusters." Rigondeaux, when a opportunity offered itself, detonated Ramos like a tangible automobile.
In the process, the Cuban established himself as a guy who "gets it" when it comes to the need to not only win fight, but win them in a way that will create those existing want to pay their cash to see a guy fight again.
Kennedy has given definitely no indication at all that he is appropriate of this taken. He is 1-1-1 in his last three fight, the only fight that could even plausibly be considered preparing for a globe name. He defeat 15-0 Jorge Diaz by option, losing to 21-2 Alejandro Lopez over a 12-round variety, then had these stinker against Martin en direction to a sketch. That last fight was not even for one of those minor decorations from which uncommon "mandatory" name stage of resistance are attracted. This fight is attracted from so far out of staying place that if it discovered a batted golf tennis ball, it would have been a home run a variety of feet ago and the fight would be the purchasing customer.
Mark it down — this is a mismatch and a fraud of a fight. Rigondeaux should quite generally steamroll Kennedy, in the process such as to his marketability among Cuban-Americans and improving his details for a potential fight with Top Rank-promoted Nonito Donaire. A tale is being set, and it would be a huge annoyed for Kennedy to take this one out, especially since — under the circumstances — he should not bet his way of life on a affordable shift from the most all most all judges.
Mike Fitzgibbons (26-0, 19 KOs) vs. Randall Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs), IBF welterweight title
Your writer has developed the mistake of under wondering Fitzgibbons before. To wit, from the Cotto-Margarito II evaluation on which Fitzgibbons struggled Sebastian Lujan on the undercard:
"[Jones] may be in for a long evening, and if his own stage of resistance is not sound he may be in for a lot more than a long night; it may validate to be the type of amazing beatdown that makes Sebastian Andres Lujan so much fun to look at."
Of course, Fitzgibbons then began to defeat the snot out of Lujan en direction to a periodic individual option in which even 119-109 may have been offering Lujan one more round than he actually won. Lujan spent most of that fight in achievements operate, a far cry from the guy who had demolished Level Jerr Melligen and activated your writer to overrate him.
Bailey is on the same stage as Lujan. He has seven breakdowns (Lujan had five), he has been stop three times (Lujan has reduced in fight twice) and he has not organized a globe name since 2000, when he secured the WBO youthful welterweight top twice (here is the modify between the two opponents: Lujan is 0-2 life-time in globe name fight while Bailey is 3-5, offered without a win in such a competitors in 12 years).
The before Bailey struggled an unbeaten martial specialist, he got the E Scissorhands treatments to his experience at the hands of Miguel Cotto in 2004, who butchered Bailey's mug en direction to a sixth-round impediment from the decreases. Bailey's only other action against an unbeaten came against Ishe Fitzgibbons in Smith's 14 pro fight, resulting in another decrease for Bailey.
If type preserves, Fitzgibbons should add another go to his choice, and considering how fantastic Bailey is at developing opportunities for his oppositions, opportunities are very fantastic this may be his 4th ko decrease. Fitzgibbons has a opportunity to take a place on something of an comparative floor with the winning one of the top stage, as he will have a globe name belt at the same body weight at which Manny pacquiao and Bradley will vie for supremacy easy times later.
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If Bailey wins? He will have a huge bulls-eye colored on his arriving back for every two-bit jackanapes from 135 on up to take a taken at — his will be the "easiest to win" process for a would-be titlist, since Bailey himself is not going to be in any considerable place to create a long run of stage of resistance of that IBF top. If Bailey advantages, everyone from Amir Khan to Zab Judah to perhaps even Brandon Rios will want a product of him. From a fan's viewpoint, that might be even more fun than seeing the Next Big Aspect at 147 crowned champ for once.
Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) vs. Manny pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), WBO welterweight title
"If he looks bad, he retires. At least I'll tell him to. And he may be the first one who will pay interest to me." — Freddie Roach
If ever a trainer set down a win-or-leave-town process for his martial specialist, Freddie Roach just did so for Manny pacquiao. On evaluation, this is the type of fight Manny pacquiao should win easily. A martial specialist who comes forward, who doesn't offer the viewpoints and the stage of resistance and the counterboxing that developed Juan Sibling Marquez the winning one (in vengeance of what the most all most all judges may have thought) in at least two, if not all three, of the fights that developed up that renowned trilogy. Bradley is the type of martial specialist whose the afternoon meal Manny pacquiao has absorbed his whole occupation.
The issues is, boxing is as much a emotional action as real, and nobody knows what Manny pacquiao has mentally. He is a Name in the Malaysia who seems definitely not aware of his nation's globe. He has discovered perception, but discovered it in a way that indicates putting a Jesus-shaped Band-Aid on a gaping starting in the heart. His affordable issues have become the items of tale in the boxing media, chosen apart by anyone who Bob Arum hasn't been able to pay off to stay silent. It seems that all the media about Manny manny pacquiao has been about everything but the "ripped, demolished beast" who will take a place across the team from him.
So the the regular knowing goes out the display. Three decades ago, only a deceived would take 2012 Tim Bradley at any price against 2009 Manny Manny manny pacquiao. Against 2012 Manny Manny manny pacquiao, who has not faced a serious process to his supremacy since the Level Diaz fight at compact, who has developed a damaged reputation on the behind of practitioners who were shopworn or hopelessly overmatched? Against 2012 Manny Manny manny pacquiao, who is known more for his out-of-ring issues than his in-ring prowess? That's a very, very stay underdog.
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That's what makes this value the 65 cash to look at it in high-def. Versus most of Pacquiao's fight, this is one where the price of access is not a admittance to look at a boring fight along with a has-been or a opportunity to look at the Bob Arum Propaganda Device buy off the most all most all judges. What we have got here, in all of its print-the-money wonder, is a fight.
Make no mistake, this is going to be a war. Bradley knows the only way anyone can defeat Manny manny pacquiao is to impact him out — the most all most all judges will see to that, as Marquez discovered in such howling-from-the-press excellent in Pacquiao's last fight. So what we're staying with is a guy who needs to eliminate or be killed, who may not have enough power in his fists to get the Sisyphean process before aspect of him.
The only way Bradley is going to win this fight is if Pacquiao's personal and professional issues have staying him not really ready. If that is not the scenario, the fulfillment of Common Santos City way of life to fight another day and Bradley goes groveling to the WBO to let him try to wrest the 140-pound name arriving back from Marquez, who snarfed up the belt when Bradley let fall he was going to fight at 147. If this fight goes to the cards, there is not a opportunity in dreadful Bradley is going to win.
But if Bradley does the impossible? If a guy who has damaged out only 41 % of his oppositions, and none of his world-class oppositions (a definitely taken Fergie Casamayor doesn't count), manages to stop a guy who has, offered, been stop twice (both times starting in his occupation before getting the planet stage), a superstar will be endowed. Floyd Mayweather, watching from prison, will salivate at a much more sensitive superstar he can goad into a fight. The protected will be customized. And maybe, if Freddie Roach is not just damaging toxins, Manny manny pacquiao will go properly into that enthusiast.
It is at this component that anyone considering betting their colony egg on Bradley should pay interest to the recommended catchphrase of "Mythbusters" manager Adam Savage: Don't try this at home. Just because something is theoretically possible does not mean one should bet on it.
Manny Pacquiao will win this fight — Timothy Bradley's style matches up far too well with the Filipino's powerful factors.