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BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of the Week

by Cliff Rold

With seven, yes seven, televised cards in the U.S. this weekend (including an Anthony Mundine-Bronco McKart pay-per-view it’s hard to rationalize purchasing), fight fans have a full plate with plenty of options. 

Heavyweight grudge match?  Check.  Unification (of sorts) at Jr. Welterweight?  Check.  And, on Friday, we have a veteran trying to hang on along with a look at the week in fight news.
 
These are the picks of the week.

Pick Brit: #4 David Haye vs. #7 Dereck Chisora (Saturday, Epix and EpixHD.com, 4:30 PM EST/1:30 PM PST)
               
This should be something.  The word ‘fun’ is sought, but one never knows how former Cruiserweight king and WBA Heavyweight titlist David Haye (25-2, 23 KO) will engage.  One thing is certain: Chisora (15-3, 9 KO) will do his best to make him.  After giving Vitali Klitschko his toughest fight since Corrie Sanders in 2004, Chisora is back to avenge a ‘glassing.’  Fans will recall the brawl between Haye and Chisora at the Klitschko-Chisora post-fight presser.  Some blanched at the display.  Whatever.  Boxing has seen worse and we got a fight.  If Chisora wins, there is more.  No matter his expressed disregard, Wladimir Klitschko loves a good payday and recalls getting water spit in his face by Chisora before the Vitali fight.  There is no bigger payday for the Heavyweight king than a Chisora coming off a Haye win.  Haye will have something to say about it.  Ring the bell.     

Pick 140: #2 Amir Khan vs. #3 Danny Garcia (Saturday, HBO, 11 PM EST/8 PM PST)

A sign of a strong division is when it loses a big part and doesn’t miss a beat.  Jr. Welterweight has been strong for a few years.  It stays that way despite the exit of Timothy Bradley to Welterweight and despite the tentative place of PED-popped Lamont Peterson.  Peterson was supposed to face Khan (26-2, 18 KO) but that fell apart and Khan did what Khan does: he went to a tough foe.  He makes a habit of it.  The WBA has relieved Peterson of their “Super” title (sans cape) and Garcia (23-0, 14 KO) will put his WBC belt on the line.  Garcia looks a wee bit green for a Khan, but everyone looks green until they ripen with challenges.  Can steady beat sometimes spectacular?  There are twelve rounds scheduled to answer the question. 

Pick Road Warrior: #4 Glen Johnson vs. Andrej Fonfara (Friday, ESPN2, 10 PM EST/7 PM PST)

Still rated at Super Middleweight, former Light Heavyweight leader Glen Johnson continues his battle with father time.  Hinting defeat could force retirement, Fonfara (21-2, 12 KO) has a chance to end one of the more fan-friendly tenures of this era.  Johnson has fallen short against top foes recently, but the Fonfara level has been one he continued to dominate.  This could be a good gauge of how many more punches he need take.  Look for solid weekend previews and recaps as is typically the case on ESPN2.
 
Back in seven.    

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Cliff Rold is a member of the Ring Magazine Ratings Advisory Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

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