Watchdog: Steve's PPV Criteria: Mike Tyson vs Corey Sanders
WATCHDOG By Steve Hudgins (Oct 20, 2006) Photo © Tom Casino
The purpose of Watchdog, 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.)


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.



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.


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!


October 20th - PPV PRICE: $29.95

MIKE TYSON 50-6 (44) vs COREY ‘T-REX’ SANDERS 23-10 (15) – EXH

Mike Tyson made it pretty clear at the press conference when he said: "I'm just looking to have fun. If people are expecting some sort of annihilation then they're coming to the wrong show." Please don't confuse Corey Sanders with CORRIE SANDERS who KO'd Wlad Klitschko a few years back. Although, Corey Sanders does have a KO win over Oleg Maskaev, that was back in 2002 and he's lost 5 in a row since then, including a loss earlier this week! (16th October). No one should take this fight seriously. I'm quite sure the fighters won't be and will both be overweight and just trying to have a little fun, but it's not something you should have to pay to see. 

*This fight is an exhibition that will be taking place at Heavyweight (200lbs+) - Neither fighter is rated*


LOU DEL VALLE 35-3-1 (22) vs ZACK PAGE 11-8-1 (4)

Remember Lou Del Valle? The first guy to ever knock Roy Jones Jr down as a pro? Well that was back in 1998, now Lou is resorting to fighting a local Ohio product who is 2-6-1 in his last 9 bouts. Pathetic. 

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


STEPHAN PRYOR 10-2 (7) vs TYRON WATSON 3-0-1 (1)

The son of the great Aaron ‘Hawk’ Pryor tries to rebound after his lost to Buddy McGirt's kid.

*This fight is being fought at Middleweight (160lbs) - Neither fighter is rated*


JUAN McPHERSON 3-0 (2) vs JOHNNY HAYES 5-3-1 (3)

Pure showcase bout for the young McPherson.

*This fight is being fought at Middleweight (160lbs) - Neither fighter is rated*


NATE ADAMS 2-0 (2) vs Delbert Summerville 1-1 (0)

A couple of local products get matched up here. Ugh. Who cares?

*This fight is being fought at Middleweight (160lbs) - Neither fighter is rated*


SUMMARY:  This card is for people who are so hung up on Mike Tyson that they'd be willing to pay 30 bucks to watch him floss his teeth or take a nap. For the sane people of the world, this is a no brainer. PASS.

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