Rule Britannia Bill
Well, what do you think?
At Lightweight Ricky Burns v Miguel Vazquez. I'm leaning towards Vazquez in this bout. Neither fighter has much pop (although Burns may be using a more bruising style as he matures) but I think that if Vazquez can go ten rounds against Alvarez he should last the distance against Burns - who I don't feel can outbox him. So it will need to be a Steve Collins v Eubank type performance from Burns. Which in turn could lead to Burns receiving punishment. Whichever way I look at it I can't see Burns winning but I'll be hoping he does.
Nathan Cleverly fights Robin Krasniqi. I worked with some Kosovians back in San Diego & they told me that Krasniqi means Lion Heart. That's a free bit of trivia for you lot. He only lost two early bouts, on points, but his opposition has been dire, to say the least. Of his 41 opponents 16 have not won a single fight (plenty of debutants) & another nine less than 5. I was well interested in Cleverly a couple of years back but his career smells of Warrenish behaviour. Shame really.
George Groves goes for DeGales old belt against DeGales old future opponent, Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye. I still have nightmares about when Sambu Kalambay (another African born Italian fighter) came to England to fight an undefeated British prospect in Herol Graham. We all know how that ended. Has anyone seen anything of him? I know his lost a split decision to Lolenga Mock (the same Mock who decked David Haye - something Wlad never came close to doing) but was it a hometown decision? Two other interesting (well to a sad bastard like me) points are.... Burns has fought as high as 144 in his career & as low as 127 whilst Vazquez has been 148 & 133. Also, did anyone see the fight between Vazquez & Bradley? Tim seems to have won fairly handily. Is this a blueprint or does it have no relevance.
At Cruiserweight one of my favourite prospects, Tony Conquest, goes for revenge against the man who kayoed him in one round last time out, Neil Dawson. I'm a little shocked by this rematch although not as shocked as I was by the result. It did seem fairly strange watching the fight on video too. I'm sure there's a few stories behind the scene that I haven't heard about. For Conquest to get back on track he needs an emphatic stoppage by the halfway mark.
Liam Walsh fights on the card too as does Dereck Chisora but I don't think we'll see either one in with too much of a test, which could lead to fat Chisora turning up.
If I was still in the UK I would be well up for going to this. Anyone on here going?