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BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of the Week

by Cliff Rold

As fight fans recover, or at least continue to rewatch, some of the insane action from last weekend, the sport rolls on.  There are two shows on US TV of note and an excellent Bantamweight title fight in Japan which might be worth seeking out.

In the meantime, anyone who wants to kill time re-watching last weekend’s Showtime hat trick of epic violence can continue on.

These are the picks of the week.

Pick It: Main Events Triple (Saturday, NBC Sports Net, 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM PST)

Anyone looking for something akin to the action of a week ago might find it on this show.  Saul Roman (37-9, 31 KO) engaged in the most under the radar contender for Fight of the Year in March in a savage affair with Jose Pinzon.  They traded five knockdowns before the finish.  Look it up on YouTube.  Curtis Stevens (24-3, 17 KO) might walk right through Roman but, if not, this could be a doozy.  Also on the card, former Heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KO) makes the move to Cruiserweight against Thabiso Mchunu (13-1, 10 KO) and former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KO) keeps busy with late replacement Dominick Guinn (34-9-1, 23 KO).  The latter looks like an easy win for Adamek but the Pole has shown wear and Guinn might have just enough left to play spoiler.  It’s unlikely, but merits keeping an eye on.

Pick Deuce: #8 Javier Fortuna vs. Luis Franco (Friday, ESPN2, 9 PM EST/6 PM PST)

It might not be true that any fighter with talent who doesn’t have a WBA belt isn’t trying, but it feels that way sometimes.  Case in point the talented Featherweight Mr. Fortuna (22-0, 16 KO).  He holds the WBA interim belt, while Nicholas Walters has the regular belt and Chris John holds the Super belt.  All in the same weight class.  World Boxing Association?  More like We Be Ass.  But, whatever, Fortuna is pretty good and the Cuban Franco (11-1, 7 KO), a narrow loser last time out, might be a good check on where Fortuna really is.

Pick YouTube: #7 Paulus Ambunda vs. Tomoki Kameda (Thursday, Philippines, ?)

By the time most are reading this, the results may be in from what appears the most evenly matched fight of the week.  The youngest of the big drawing Kameda clan gets his first title shot and a chance to join older brother Koki as a titlist in the 118 lb. ranks.  Tomoki (27-0, 18 KO) challenges Namibia’s Ambunda for the WBO belt as Ambunda attempts his first defense.  He has a tall order and one wonders: if Tomoki wins, will either he or his brother face the best Bantamweight in Japan, WBC titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka, in a unification bout down the road?

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Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene and a member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

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