Well I was going to kick back tonight, Saturday the 10th of March and look forward to tuning into Carson, in the USA and watch the WBO title fight at super featherweight between Scott Quigg and Oscar Valdez. It is not a great domestic blockbusting night of boxing on the TV scene tonight so I was looking forward to some British guy beating some other guy and taking his title….
Thanks for that Scott… Quigg failed to make weight so he loses the chance to be a two weight, two time world champion. He loses the rematch with Frampton because Frampton would only face him if he had a world title and we get to see if he can make Valdez pay for it. There were doubts over whether Quigg would win so this might be a smart move; except it is dumb. He looks worse and now he cannot make the weight, he will have to look at moving up. Lots of chances are now gone… Hope he wins though as he is a very dedicated guy and comes across as that kind of boxer we like to see – hard working and able.
Also, in the states though in Texas we have super lightweight action between Sergey Lipinets and Mikey Garcia for the IBF title with Garcia making clear he is not underestimating Lipinets though he is widely expected to win whilst Rances Barthelemy rematches Kiryl Relikh for the WBA title on the same card. Relikh is well known to us Scots as he failed to beat Ricky Burns and is a Hatton fighter. Really liked Relikh but this might end up the same as it did before with a Barthelemy win.
In the UK there aint nothing on the TV boxing wise but in York Hall you get a massive 16 fights, in Liverpool there are 10 fights including super lightweight Tom Farrell who has not had an opponent named yet, in Houghton – le – Spring there are 9 fights including super bantamweight Thomas Patrick Ward who is in the same boat as Farrell with no opponent named, in Worksop there are 6 fights whilst in Coventry there are 7.
Later in the week, on Friday the 16th of March and in Bristol there is the intriguing super bantamweight Commonwealth title fight between Ashley Lane and Emmanuel Quartey which should go to Lane… should do…
On the same night and in Liverpool there are 5 fights whilst in Barnsley there are 7.
Saturday 17th March
York Hall – Hayemaker bring heavyweight Joe Joyce against Donnie Palmer, cruiserweights Wadi Camacho against Danny Couzens for the Southern Area title and Matty Askin and Stephen “Monster” Simmons clash for the British title
Stoke – 6 fights
Aldershot – 2 fights
Irlam – 5 fights
Liverpool – from BIBA with 9 debut, 4 undefeated fighters and 11 contests