LEFTJAB SCORECARD 3/26/13

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Round 1- This saturday night Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios engage in world war 2.After their epic first fight I have a feeling this fight might not live up to the hype.Rematches rarely do but hopefully it does.I’m leaning towards Rios by TKO or by points in a less explosive fight than the first one.

Round 2-Adrien Broner is so starstruck with Floyd Mayweather that he isn’t even trying to be original.He flatly copies Mayweather’s past antics like destroying money because he’s rich,getting in fights outside the ring and sounding like Floyd in every interview.This will all backfire if he loses because the fans will throw this all back in his face.If on June 22 Paulie Malignaggi gives Broner a Juan Diaz like boxing lesson his career will be deflated like Amir Khan’s was after losing to Peterson and Garcia.

Round 3-Deontay Wilder is finally facing a decent opponent in Audley Harrison.Harrison has 6 losses but will be a much bigger test than any of Wilder’s other opponents.He should beat Harrison but don’t like that the fight is in the U.K. especially if it turns out to be close.But I expect Wilder to get the KO anyway.

Round 4-Canelo vs Trout is going to be a great fight.It’s either going to be Trout winning round after round and shocking Canelo or Canelo battering Trout the way Cotto was unable to.That’s why this fight is so anticipated.It can go either way.

Round 5-After Arthur Abraham lost to Robert Stieglitz this past weekend adds up to 4 losses in a little over 2 years(Dirrel,Ward and Froch being the other losses), it’s safe to say King Arthur is officially decrowned as a big name in boxing

Round 6-Timothy Bradley better get a big name after his epic war win against a bigger,stronger Provodnikov but don’t expect it.He’s stuck with Top Rank and Bob Arum so its Manny Pacquio,Juan Manuel Marquez or bust.If Pacquiao fights Marquez again later in the year Bradley is screwed.

Round 7-The closer we get to Mayweather vs Guerrero the more I don’t see Guerrero having a chance.Guerrero looked shook in the photo shoot promos.Once their in the ring and Mayweather is tagging him every time he comes in we might see a desperate Guerrero making alot of mistakes which will lead to an easy Mayweather decision.

Round 8-Khan vs Diaz is only a must see fight because Khan is always at risk of a knockout against pretty much anyone.However this is likely to be a Khan whitewash.

Round 9-Nonito Donaire finally faces Guillermo Rigondeaux in about 2 weeks.From the looks of it Donaire has a size advantage and that might be a huge advantage.Donaire needs to be in a competitive fight to get more credit.His last few fights have been boring because he’s so much better than his competition.

Round 10-Hopefully Adrien Broner really is looking past Paulie Malignaggi on June 22 so he can get picked off by Malignaggi.A year from now we might all be looking back at the clown who thought he was Mayweather  and lost badly in Brooklyn to Malignaggi.

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