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Larry Beil asks the questions. I wonder if aloha still means goodbye?
Is it just me, or is Mosley mumbling his words more than usual? Sergio represents himself well, though if he gets a 75% Shane Mosley, he’s going to be in for a long night.
The fight is this weekend and you can watch the interviews below.
This is the second half of our big Boxing double header tonight at FGB, as Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones do battle once more seventeen years on from their first fight. This match up has been pretty much lambasted by most of the boxing world, but I’m a little less critical of it than most. Although Jones is way past his best, this isn’t the worst match up for him at this stage of his career. His chin is what has been predominantly letting him down in recent years, and Hopkins hasn’t knocked anyone out since De La Hoya in 2004. I expect Hopkins to win, but I don’t see it being the sound thrashing that most do. To be honest, I’m becoming somewhat intrigued as the fight draws closer.
I didn’t get to see any of the action tonight, but by the looks of it, it wasn’t the greatest nights of fights.
Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Joel Casamayor in the 11th round to become the new lightweight champion.
Vernon Forrest proved that he isn’t done by cleanly defeating Sergio Mora in a one sided unanimous decision.
SC at Bad Left Hook has all the details.
Several things are going on this weekend.
Tomorrow night, we have two fairly decent sized title fights.
Juan Manuel Marquez and Joel Casamayor are fighting for the lightweight champion with Sergio Mora and Vernon Forrest underneath. Marquez is coming up to lightweight, hoping to secure a third fight with Manny Pacquiao and faces the lineal champion in Casamayor. Casamayor could possibly get a fight with Pacquiao if he’s impressive in victory.
Of course, that’s after Pacquiao’s big fight with Oscar De La Hoya at the end of this year.
Mora and Forrest are fighting for Mora’s newly won junior middleweight title, which he beat Forrest for earlier this year. Forrest looked well on his way to beating up the smaller Mora, but about mid way through, the fight changed and Mora looked quicker, slicker, and just outpointed him the rest of the way. All of a sudden, Forrest looked all of his 37 years old. It will be interesting to see which Forrest we’ll get because we know which Mora we’ll get. He’s always been “The Latin Snake”. Will Forrest be “The Viper” though?
Also, TNA has a PPV this weekend. No Surrender features a four way for the belt between Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, and Booker T. They are teasing a Jeff Jarrett return, and if you go to TNA’s website they are also teasing Mick Foley. Foley left WWE last month after his contract ran out. He was Jim Ross’ Smackdown announcing partner and said that part of his reason for leaving was because of Vince McMahon yelling at him through his headset.
If they waste Foley’s return without using him to sell the show, it’s a huge mistake.
Though UFC and WWE are no where to be found this weekend, it’s still going to be a pretty good weekend of action.