Tonight HBO and Golden Boy Promotions leader Richard Schaefer travels first to Mexico City where Mexico’s 21 years-old Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KO’s) defends his WBC light middleweight title against Puerto Rico’s 32 years-old Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KO’s).
This fight should have been another in the long line of ‘Mexico vs Puerto Rico’ rivalries but as the skills and effort of the five feet eleven inches tall Cintron have faded, this fight is of little concern to most with Cintron expected to last no longer than eight of the scheduled twelve rounds against the five feet nine inches tall Alvarez.
The U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, has an interesting display of young up and coming talent headlined by the WBO Super featherwight title (that was vacated in September by Ricky Burns who moved up to the lightweight division) up for grabs with hometown star 22 years-old Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KO’s) taking on Argentina’s 26 years-old Vicente Martin Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KO’s) in the toughest fight to date for Broner who was looking forward to his mandatory challenge against Ricky Burns before Burns’ sudden move to the lightweight division.
Another hometown hero in the super featherweight division has Gary Russell, Jr. (18-0, 10 KO’s) scheduled for ten rounds against Heriberto Ruiz (47-11-2, 29 KO’s) who has more bouts won by him stopping his opponent that Russell, Jr. has bouts, but don’t be confused as Gary Russell, Jr. is one of the brightest young American boxing stars and this fight won’t last the scheduled ten rounds.
Former 2008 USA Heavyweight Olympic Bronze Medalist 26 years-old Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (19-0, 19 KO’s) has Americans buzzing at the prospect of the six feet seven inches tall Alabama native making noise on a world wide scale in the heavyweight division soon.
His scheduled eight round bout against the somewhere around six feet tall and 39 years-old David Lane (11-1-2, 7 KO’s) should not provide any measure of a stern test for Wilder who should win inside of three rounds.
Denver light middleweight 36 years-old ‘Bad’ Brad Jackson (13-7-1, 7 KO’s) has made his way to another payday when taking on Felix Diaz (10-0, 6 KO’s) in a scheduled eight round bot that for Jackson keeps him busy and food on the table, with this being his third bout in the month of November.
‘Bad’ Brad Jackson will make the valiant effort, but will not make it past the fourth round.
Stephen Johnson feature writes for INSIDE BOXING.com, BORICUA BOXING.com and UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com