1) A New Sheriff in Town? Election This Saturday
The Sheriff of Nottingham, aka Carl Froch , aka, The Cobra will be back in action this Saturday in the much anticipated rematch against George Groves. Their first fight which took place last November 23rd in Manchester was an epic battle. Froch appeared to underestimate Groves and was knocked down in the first round and out boxed for the next several rounds before Froch applied pressure and TKO’d Groves in the 9th in a controversial stoppage. In this rematch, I don’t see Froch making the same mistake and will use Groves’s aggressiveness and confidence from the first fight against him. My vote is for the incumbent.
2) Fatburger, The New Grand Garden ?
As the story goes, Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. used some “verbal judo” to sort out a few differences amid some thrown chairs, expletives, and reportedly some punches. Apparently, prior to the Mayweather encounter, T.I. was involved in a scuffle with security at a pool party when he was not allowed in. He probably was looking for inspiration for a new flow. Maybe he found it and will call his next hit “Must’ve forgot what I do for a living”
3) Kryptonite, At Least for a Moment
Andrzej Fonfara gave Adonis Stevenson a battle last Saturday night and even dropped the champion in the 9th round. Superman got off the canvas and won a unanimous decision but one thing’s for sure, if he brings that effort against either Bernard Hopkins or Sergey Kovalev, he leaves the ring without his belt.
4) Real Life Rocky
Matthew Sadd Muhammad passed away this week at the age of 59. A brawler out of Philadelphia who gave fans their money’s worth in every fight. They don’t make them like this Hall OF Famer anymore….RIP Champ.
5) Return Of The Pilipino Flash
This Saturday marks the return of Nonito Donaire. He finds himself in a crossroads fight against Simpiwe Vetyeka. This is not an easy fight for Donaire against the champion Vetyeka, he actually will come into this fight as the underdog. Donaire, Fighter of The Year in 2012, could resurrect his career with an impressive performance here.