Watchdog: Steve’s PPV Criteria – Roy Jones Jr vs Felix Trinidad
Watchdog by Steve Hudgins (Jan 19, 2008) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © HBO-PPV)  
The purpose, I don't think any one fight can be made in boxing today, that alone, is worth the price of a PPV. Unless of course, they can conjure up Dempsey vs Marciano or Joe Louis, but until that day comes, I want some quantity to go along with quality!

I say, if they want us to shell out 30, 40 sometimes 50 bucks per PPV, they should give us some bang for our buck! The card should be solid from top to bottom! Or at least it should be so top heavy with excellent fights that they can get away with a showcase fight to kick off the festivities, but these 2 or 3 showcase fights and 1 decent to mega
main event PPV's are for the birds! (My apologies to any of the birds I may have offended with that statement.)

So Here's My System: I preview and rate every fight that is scheduled to be televised on a PPV Boxing Card, and try to determine whether that card is worth purchasing or not based on my point system below.

Please note that at the end of each preview, I will mention what weight class the bout is being fought at and where each fighter ranks within that weight class. This is done by using ‘The Ring’ ratings.

HERE'S HOW STEVE'S PPV CRITERIA WORKS!

POINTS:

6 = MEGA MATCHUP
5 = Excellent Matchup
4 = Good Matchup
3 = Decent Matchup
2 = OK Matchup
1 = Bad Matchup

If a fight is scheduled to be televised on the card, it gets at least 1 point. This helps to reward quantity.

POINT SYSTEM:

14 or higher = GET IT!

13 = If you can find someone to split it with you or the price of the PPV is $24.99 or less, GET IT!

12 = If you can find someone to split it with you or the price of the PPV is $19.99 or less CONSIDER getting it.

11 = If you can find a place that is showing it, or get enough people over to split it with you, so that you are not paying more than 10 dollars for the card, CONSIDER getting it.

10 or under = Save your money and sleep well at night knowing you didn't get ripped off!

AND AWAY WE GO!

January 19th - PPV PRICE: $49.95

ROY JONES JR 51-4 (38) vs FELIX TRINIDAD 42-2 (35) –
They’re both washed up and have suffered humiliating defeats in their last big fights. It’s a meaningless fight and unless there’s an early KO, there’s a good chance it will be boring. So you’re probably looking at a mismatch with Jones getting an early blowout win, or a very cautious and boring Jones decision win. Either way it shouldn’t’ be competitive or entertaining.

*This fight is being fought at Light Heavyweight (175 lbs) – Neither fighter is rated*

SCORE = 1

ROMAN KARMAZIN 36-2-1 (23) vs ALEX BUNEMA 28-5-2 (14) –
Karmazin has been looking good at 154 and his speed and toughness would have been a nightmare for Bunema in his prime, let alone the tail end of his career. Mismatch.

*Roman Karmazin is rated # 2 at Jr Middleweight (154 lbs) – Alex Bunema is not rated*

SCORE = 1

DEVON ALEXANDER 13-0 (8) vs DEMARCUS ‘CHOP CHOP’ CORLEY 31-7-1 (17) –
Alexander takes a huge step up in competition, going from nobodies, to a pretty well faded Chop Chop Corley. Corley’s best days are way behind him. If Alexander is for real, he’ll win without much trouble.

*This fight is taking place at Welterweight (147 lbs) – Neither fighter is rated*

SCORE = 2

MIKE MOLLO 19-1 (12) vs ANDREW GOLOTA 40-6-1 (33) –
You know it’s a bad PPV card when heavyweights are the most likely to entertain. This will probably be a sloppy slugfest. Mollo has an attacking style and will probably go right after Golota, which means there’s a good chance this ends in just 1 or 2 rounds. If Golota can survive, he has enough of a jab to probably turn the tables and take the fight.

*This fight is being fought at Heavyweight (200+) – Neither fighter is rated*

SCORE = 2

FINAL SCORE = 6

SUMMARY:
I can’t imagine why anyone would pay for this stuff. But some people undoubtedly will.

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