In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Let’s take a close look at the upcoming (Nov. 27) fights, which should offer boxing fans some outstanding entertainment.

First a couple of important bouts at super-middleweight 다운로드. In Oakland, Cal. on ShowTime TV, American Olympic medalist Andre Ward takes on tough Aussie Sakio Bika, for the WBA crown.

Don’t let Bika’s record fool you, his four losses have come at the hands of some outstanding fighters, like Joe Calzaghe and Lucien Bute. Most of his 28 wins came mainly in Australia, and since 19 came by way of the KO route, you know he can punch. He was disqualified in his last fight, a loss to John Paul Mendy jquery 멀티파일.

Ward 22-0 (13), is a native of the Bay Area and if this bout comes down to a decision he’d get a decided edge.

He has a slight reach advantage, Ward also shows a two inch reach edge, which could make the difference in this fight. Ward has a good jab and isn’t shy about using it.

If he keeps Bika off he should be able to take a decision, but it’s not quite that easy. Bika always comes to fight 다운로드.

A tough fight to pick, it’s either Bika via a TKO or Ward by decision. I’ll take the hometown hero, Andre Ward by decision.

Next we look at another ShowTime super middleweight clash between Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch, this event to be held in Finland.

Froch, 26-1 (20), from the U.K. is three inches taller and has a 2 ½” reach advantage.

Abraham, 30, is from Armenia and sports a record of 31-1 (25) 다운로드. What I’d worry about more than the height and reach disadvantage, is that Abrahams only loss came against Andre Dirrell back in March.

Okay Froch also last his last bout, in February, against Mikkel Kessler, in Kessler’s Scandinavian home.

Tough fight to pick a winner here, but I’ll take the bigger Froch, who also is, in my opinion, the bigger puncher of the two 오토리 다운로드. Froch by TKO midway.

The final bout is a dandy lightweight contest between the ageless Juan Manuel Marquez and Michael Kastidas, televised on HBO live from Las Vegas, for the WBO/WBA title.

Going over the resume of Marquez, 51-5-1, is pretty much a waste of time, he’s 37years old and does not appear to have lost a step. He’s faced most of the iron in the division and has done an outstanding job of sending them to the cleaners 스캐너 다운로드. He’s always an exciting fighter to watch.

Marquez matches up well against Kastidas, 30, 27-2, but Kastidas losses have also been to top tier opponents in Juan Diaz and Joel Cassamayor.

It’s impossible for anyone to tell when Father Time will catch up to Marquez, but, assuming it doesn’t here, I look for another decision for the tough Mexican 다운로드.

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