which had televised Orlando
Salido's two bouts against Juan Manuel Lopez and had a position
on Salido's upcoming contest against Miguel Garcia on November 10th,
has decided to take a pass on the fight. Therefore this bout will end up on HBO
(where it will be paired up with the junior middleweight bout between Erislandy
Lara and Vanes Martirosyan) from the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
It means that once again
we'll see dueling dates between some very familiar faces on this date. Showtime
will be broadcasting a fight card featuring a main event between WBC junior featherweight
titlist Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
And HBO will have this doubleheader promoted by Top Rank.
The more things change, the
more they stay the same...
- Speaking of Golden Boy and Top Rank, there is
a lot of talk and conjecture about a possible bout between WBO welterweight
champion Tim Bradley and Robert Guerrero in what would be a very good looking
bout between two accomplished prizefighters in their physical primes. But you
wonder, can there be an actual thaw in this “Cold War'” that exists between the
two companies? It was less than two weeks ago when Golden Boy CEO Richard
Schaefer stated to Lance Pugmire of the L.A.
Times that he would “never” work with Top Rank ever again (of course, “never”
has a way of becoming short-lived in this racket if the money is right).
Also, if it's true that
Showtime will be televising an Amir Khan fight on that same date (December 15th),
would Golden Boy dare provide HBO and Top Rank the services of Guerrero?
All we are saying is give
peace a chance...
- The proposed bout between WBO flyweight
titlist Brian Viloria and WBA champion Hernan Marquez has moved around so much
it should be sponsored by U-Haul. Originally, this fight was scheduled for September
29th then to November 10th and it looks like it's moving
again, possibly to November 17th.
The latest problem is that
with the Salido-Garcia fight being scheduled for November 10th,
Zanfer (which promotes both “Siri” and “Tyson”) have requested the fight be
pushed back yet again because TV Azteca will be televising the fight from Las
Vegas and is unable to do two cards on the same night.
There is some talk that this
fight may end up at the Commerce Casino near Los Angeles but it's not clear if
the 17th of November is available at this venue.