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Home Boxing STRAIT JABS
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STRAIT JABS

boxing_glovesAustin Trout has signed with Al Haymon.  Allying yourself with someone even more invisible than you doesn't normally help, but this should.  Haymon gets his guys on TV, and against tough enough opponents to gain them respect, without really threatening to win.  I am also glad Bundrage - Spinks 2 is happening.  Finally some moving and shaking in the avoidance-rich Junior Middleweight division.

Speaking of avoidance at 154, Vanes Martirosyan gets ducked again in favor of Andy Lee.  Now, Chavez Jr. will never be allowed to have a tough fight, because he will lose it.  Also, Martirosyan would be forced out of his natural division, John Mugabi style, because no one at 154 will face him... but it's still sad to see him ducked yet again.  Martirosyan vs. Mundine would be a good fight, and it may finally rid us of the cowardly Australian.

Speaking of cowardly, to not grant Gabriel Campillo an immediate rematch, is ridiculous.  Tavoris Cloud is about to join a long list of Don King fighters who are shelved/priced out of decent contests.  It's already started with a proposed Jean Pascal match.  the only reason he was fighting twice a year before, is that everyone had him as their number one contender.  Not so anymore.  He needs to gain respect, again.

Speaking of respect, Kristoff Wlodarczyk has not earned any, so why is he attacking Antonio Tarver's choice of opponents?  No matter how sub-par Lateef Kayode has looked in his last 3 contests, he has at least won them legitimately, which is more than you can say for the protected Pole.  His only legit win recently was a KO over Tarver's leftovers, Danny Green.  He's gonna need help to beat Palacios again.  If you can do that, plus unify with Guillermo Jones, then you can call out a hall of famer like Tarver, who has always put quality above belts, and  never ducked anyone.

Speaking of cruiserweight commentators, is BJ Flores just done now?  He has signed with promoters who don't keep him busy, been reduced to a distance fighter of men others stop, and been kept off TV.  And since the loss to Danny Green, we only see him on TV when commenting on other's fights.  It's a shame, because he still has talent, but might already be past his prime.  Maybe it's time to sign with the Germans?

Chris Strait
www.convictedartist.com

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