By: Dallas Orysiuk (@Chargers204)
Al Haymon… good for boxing or not, is sure making headlines with his recent push of boxing towards regular cable television. Haymon has boxing’s biggest stable of fighters and looks to bring boxing to NBC and Spike TV.
First up, on March 7th, unbeaten KO artist, Keith Thurman, 24-0 (21 KOs), takes his first major step up in competition against former champion, Robert Guerrero, 32-2-1 (18 KOs). Fans have been waiting for Thurman to face a real test; he has been making his way there slowly, and Guerrero will be the perfect matchup for him. In his limited experience Thurman has been impressive, aside from his last performance which was a little off par. In his last appearance, Thurman went to the scorecards against veteran Leonard Bundu. Since that performance, critics have question if Thurman was the beast people made him out as.
Robert Guerrero will be the perfect matchup to test if Thurman is a beast that belongs at the top level. Guerrero is tough, and aside from his loss to Floyd Mayweather, he has looked good. Guerrero will make it ugly and he will take Thurman to deep waters. The fight should be entertaining while it lasts.
Also on the card Adrien Broner, 29-1 (22 KOs) looks to continue his rise back to the top against veteran power puncher in John Molina, 27-5 (22 KOs). Molina is coming off two straight losses, but with his power and heart he can make it tough for anyone. Meanwhile Broner is coming off an exciting victory against Emmanuel Taylor.
The following weekend boxing will debut on Spike TV with a battle of two former champions who always make it a good one, with Andre Berto, 29-3 (22 KOs) taking on Josesito Lopez, 33-6 (19 KOs).
April 11th will pit two junior welterweight titlists against one another when Danny Garcia, 29-0 (17 KOs) takes on Lamont Peterson, 33-2-1 (17 KOs). It should be an entertaining affair with two top tier fighters going at it. Styles make fights, and this should be a good one.
The next few months are packed with action fights, many of which will be on primetime television. It’s going to be interesting to see who else Haymon brings to NBC and Spike TV, and boxing fans should look forward to some exciting potential matchups in the future.by