Saturday, 13 October 2012
13/10/2012 Do not miss any of tonights Boxing action
Audley Harrison v David Price
An all British showdown that will no doubt go no longer than 3 or 4 rounds, appreciating that Harrison has put everything into getting in shape for this fight but i think it wont be anywhere near enough to topple Price.
Harrison as usual has done all the talking in the build up to this fight, and has also promised that if he loses he will retire. I guess this where we say goodbye to the 2000 Olympic Gold medallist. Coming into this fight Price offers to much for Harrison in regards to speed, power and the ability to put combinations together. I really cant see this fight going past the early stages and even if it does, i still think that this plays into Price's hands as he is the younger fitter fighter.
Rd 4 KO David Price
European SuperMiddleweight Champion James DeGale v Hadillah Mohoumadi
After recently deciding to join Mick Hennessy's promotions James DeGale will make his Channel 5 debut against the tough opposition of Hadillah Mohoumadi. It would seem though that DeGale is already looking past this catchup and looking towards a showdown with Chris Eubank Jr.
With words being exchanged on Twitter recently DeGale has made it very clear who his next target will be. For now he will have to concentrate on getting past Mohoumadi which i believe he will, DeGale who is still finding his way again after his loss to old foe George Groves will be looking to put on a solid performance tonight, especially if Eubank Jr is watching on.
Rd 9 KO James DeGale
IBF/WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire v Toshiaki Nishioka
So much talk recently that Donaire doesn't deserve his place as ring magazines 5th best P4P boxer in the world. With marginal wins over Omar Narvaez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Jeffrey Mathebula it would seem that Donaire is struggling to make the maintain and establish himself as a Super Bantamweight fighter.
Nishioka who comes in 39-4-3 will defiantly offer a huge challenge to Donaire, some fight fans actually have him winning the encounter. for me there is a reason Donaire is one of the top P4P fighters in the world and i believe he will prove this tonight. Donaire knows he will need to pull a brilliant performance out tonight to confirm his status back amongst the elite.
MD Nonito Donaire
Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado for the vacant WBO Latino light welterweight and WBO light welterweight title eliminator
So much sits on this fight being an instant classic. it certainly has all the makings and I'm sure will not disappoint. Question marks still loom over Rio's controversial decision win last time round, and his shock decision against Abril.
This fight comes down to the weight difference and the advantage sits with Alvarado who i think will pick up the majority decision tonight.
MD Mike Alvarado