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TUESDAY / May 1, 2012   
Location: Moscow, Russia
Dmitry Pirog vs. Nobuhiro Ishida (WBO Middleweight Championship)

WEDNESDAY / May 2, 2012  
Location: Howard Beach, NY
Vinny Maddalone vs. Chris Koval (Heavyweights)
Mike Arnaoutis vs. Broderick Antoine (Junior Welterweights)
Issouf Kinda vs. Luis Rodriquez (Junior Welterweights)

THURSDAY / May 3, 2012
Location: London, England
Steve O.Meara vs. Bradley Pryce (Junior Middleweights)

FRIDAY / May 4, 2012 (Fox Deportes)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Daniel Ponce De Leon vs. Eduardo Lazcano (Featherweights)
Ishe Smith vs. Ayi Bruce (Junior Middleweights)
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Thoughts on Pacman and Mayweather Next Fight

By Tom Donelson / Member of Boxing Writers Association and International Boxing Research Organization

Manny Pacquaio faces off against Tim Bradley, who played a smart waiting game to get this fight. Bradley declined to fight Amir Khan after he defeated Devon Alexander for most of the junior welterweight titles. Bradley gambled that he could enter the Pacquaio’s sweepstakes and fighting Khan would have been a great risk. Why risk a possible or even a probable lost to Khan when there were millions more waiting on a PPV date with Pacquaio? The strategy was a high risk since a year ago; there were bigger names for Pacquaio and over the horizon, the possibility of a Mayweather mega event.

Unfortunately, the Mayweather-Pacquaio event is still on hold and both fighters have decided on different opponents for PPV events. Mayweather will be facing Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas and Bradley will be fighting the PacMan. So how do we rate the chances of the challengers in both fights? Both fighters actually picked fighters who they should beat but a loss by either Pacquaio or Mayweather could derail the mega event that could garner both men the biggest purses in boxing history. Continue reading Thoughts on Pacman and Mayweather Next Fight

David is Interviewed on DoghouseBoxing.com!

David made an appearance recently on DoghouseBoxing.com with another interview. Check it out here:

Adrien Broner / Eloy Perez
Marcos Madiana / Devon Alexander

By David Tyler

Boxing expert, David Martinez is paying doghouse boxing another visit. This time to provide expert analysis of this Saturday’s fights on HBO at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

David Tyler : David, I am looking forward to Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark. I believe these are two quality fights. Your thoughts about this fight card?
David Martinez : The fight card will feature two very promising fights. I am impressed that HBO will start this year’s Boxing After Dark fights with four really good boxers.

DT : I like the Adrien Broner/ Eloy Perez match-up. One of these two guys will take a giant leap forward with an impressive victory. Agree?
DM : Certainly I would agree. Adrien Broner has a great opportunity to be one of boxing’s next superstars. Both of these fighters have undefeated records but Eloy Perez has two draws and one no-decision. As I examine the resumes of both fighters…it’s the knockout percentage that gets my attention. Broner has a 22-0 record with 18 knockouts. Perez has seven knockouts in 26 fights. We have discussed this before…on the surface it looks like one fighter has more power than the other guy…maybe that’s true but you really have to take a close look at the opponents and their records.

DT : So I shouldn’t take it for granted that Broner will score a knock out?
DM : Both of these fighters are very good…legitimate top 10 boxers in the Featherweight division. Perez needs to be very careful during the first two or three rounds. Broner brings a lot of raw power to the ring and it’s those early rounds that will dictate if Perez has enough boxing skills to avoid those punches and counter with some shots of his own. This will be a very competitive fight.
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FIGHT CALENDAR for January 2012

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FRIDAY / January 6, 2012 (ESPN2)
Location: Key West, Florida
Dyah Davis vs. Alfonso Lopez (Super Middleweights)
Steve Martinez vs. Denis Douglin (Junior Middleweights)

FRIDAY / January 6,  2012 (Showtime)
Location: Indio, CA
Luis Ramos vs. Reymundo Beltran (Lightweights)
Michael Perez vs. Omar Figueroa (Lightweights)

SATURDAY / January 7, 2012
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Edgar Sosa vs. Walter Rojas (Flyweights)

FRIDAY / January 13, 2012 (ESPN2)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin (Junior Featherweights)
Yordenis Ugas vs. Esteban Almariz (Welterweights)

FRIDAY / January 13, 2012
Location: London, England
Leon Williams vs. Shane McPhilbin (Cruiserweights)
Larry Olabamiwo vs. Sam Sexton (Heavyweights)

SATURDAY / January 14, 2012
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Arthur Abraham vs. Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias (Super Middleweights)
Robert Stieglitz vs. Henry Weber (WBO Super Middleweight Championship)

FRIDAY / January 20, 2012 (Showtime)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Rico Ramos vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux (WBA Junior Featherweight Championship)
Brandon Gonzales vs. Caleb Traux (Middleweights)

SATURDAY / January 21, 2012 (NBC-TV)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich (Heavyweights)
Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass (Junior Middleweights)
Joel Julio vs. Chris Fernandez (Welterweights)
Continue reading FIGHT CALENDAR for January 2012

In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

Interesting an important fight at Madison Square Garden this week, on HBO PPV, and should be worth the price.

Miguel Cotto, from Puerto Rico lays his WBA Jr. Middleweight title on the line against hard punching (particularly with loaded gloves) Antonio Margarito from Mexico.

Since the fight will be in New York, you know the fans will be heavily in favor of Cotto, 36-2, (29), who, at 31, is two years younger than his foe, who defeated him in Las Vegas.

Margarito, 28-7, has a big height and reach advantage always seems to have problems with his defense, or lack of. If Cotto gets inside, consistently, he’ll have Margarito fighting off the ropes and canvas most of the fight.
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FIGHT CALENDAR for November 2011

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FRIDAY / November 4, 2011 (Telefutura)
Location: Indio, CA
Sergio Mora vs. Jose Shibata Flores (Middleweights)

FRIDAY / November 4, 2011
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Suriyan Sor Rungvisai vs. Nobuo Nashiro (WBC Junior Bantamweight Chmapionship)

SATURDAY / November 5, 2011 (HBO)
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Alfredo Angulo vs. James Kirklan (Junior Middleweights)
Peter Quillin vs. Craig McEwan (Middleweights)

SATURDAY / November 5, 2011 (ESPN Deportes)
Location: Leon, Mexico
Cristobal Arreola vs. Alonzo Butler (Heavyweights)
Miguel Roman vs. Pedro Navarrete (Junior Lightweights)

SATURDAY / November 5, 2011 (Showtime)
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Lucian Bute vs. Glen Johnson (IBF Super Middleweight Championship)
Steve Molitor vs. Sebastien Gauthier (Junior Featherweights)
Continue reading FIGHT CALENDAR for November 2011

In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

It’s not baseball, but I lost a double-header with my picks last week. No crying over spilled milk here, Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson, at worst should been called a no-contest when he was back-flipped and suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday night.

Jorge Linares was well ahead on the scorecards, when Antonio DeMarco landed some solid punches and stopped him in round 10. Linares could have backed away and won the fight on the cards, but as we have seen many times before, that Latino machismo wouldn’t allow that to happen.

Time to like our wounds and move on.

This week we have what should be an action packed fight from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Nonito Donaire, 26-1 (18) puts his WBC bantamweight crown on the line against veteran Omar Navarez, 35-0-2 (23) who holds the WBO title.

Normally I don’t like battles between two southpaws because they tend to be dull, but I just can’t see either of this battlers doing anything but letting loose.

Donaire, 28, is eight years younger than Navarez, who seems to do all his fighting (and winning) in Argentina. Taking nothing away from Navarez, it’s hard to comment on a fighter you rarely if ever see.

But the sheet says Donaire also has the edge in the height and reach department, and his only loss came ten years ago.

On paper a great action fight, but I’ll go with Donaire who should be the favorite of the NYC crowd.

Nonito by stoppage.
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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

A couple of good match-ups on HBO PPV, from Los Angeles, on October 15.

First, Jorge Linares takes on Antonio DeMarco in an important lightweight fight.

Linares, 31-1 with 20 KO’s is 26 years of age, making him one year older than his southpaw foe.

DeMarco, no slouch in his own right, enters the ring with a record of 25-2, with eighteen of those wins coming via the KO route. He has a slight height and reach advantage, which he may need when fighting a tough opponent like Linares.

Should be a great, action packed battle, but I’ll give the edge to Linares, who seems to really be a future champion in the making.

The main event on the card features the never-grow-old “Executioner”, Bernard Hopkins, 52-5-2 (32).

His opponent in this light heavyweight match-up is “Bad” Chad Dawson, a strong southpaw, who sports an impressive 30-1 mark with 17 of them coming by way of knockout.

Both fighters come in with the same height (6’1”), but Dawson has an inch and half reach advantage.

It’s hard to say when a fighter is on his last legs, particularly someone who still looks impressive at age 46, like Hopkins.

I don’t see this being an overly exciting fight, but the difference may well be in ring generalship and a solid chin. Hopkins has never been knocked out.

So, until Father Time catches up with BHop, I’ll take him to win a one-sided decision here.
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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

This Saturday, October 8, in the Philippines, local favorite Donnie Nietes takes on tough Mexican Ramon Garcia for the WBO light flyweight title.

I’m never completely sure of the fighters in these smaller weight classes. The one thing I do know is that these guys can mix it up with anyone.

Nietes, 29, comes in with a 28-1-3 record with 16 knockouts. Those three draws causes a bit of wonder, as does his one loss in Indonesia, not always noted for having the best officials.

Garcia 16-2-1, (19) is also 29, but he is a southpaw.

All this brings to mind that this will probably be an offensive blood bath, (and I’ve been at ringside for a few) ending early, perhaps even early enough to go to a non-decision.

But having seen little to none of either fighter, I’ll take the local favorite, Nietes, by an early TKO.
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FIGHT CALENDAR for October 2011

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SATURDAY / October 1, 2011 (HBO)
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker (World Middleweight Championship)
Andy Lee vs. Brain Vera (Middleweights)

SATURDAY / October 1, 2011
Location: Baymon, Puerto Rico
Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Mike Oliver (Featherweights)
Rocky Martinez vs. Ramon Maas (Junior Lightweights)
Jonathan Oquendo vs. Sod Looknongyantoy (Featherweights)

SATURDAY / October 1, 2011 (Fox Deportes)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Toshioki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez (WBC Junior Featherweight Championship)
Roman Gonzalez vs. Omar Soto (WBA Junior Flyweight Championship)
Jesus Soto Karass vs. Yoshihiro (Welterweights)

SATURDAY / October 1, 2011
Location: Neubrandenburg, Germany
Sebastian Sylvester vs. Grzegorz Proksa Middleweights)
Steve Cunningham vs. Yoan Pablo Hernandez (IBF Cruiserweight Championship)

THURSDAY / October 6, 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Roman Karmazin vs. Osumanu Adama (Middleweights)
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