Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Little Man Fight~Wisaksil Wangek vs Juan Francisco Estrada

Wisaksil Wangek, 44-4-1, 40 KO is the hottest little guy in boxing today after twice manhandling Ring P4P #1, Roman Choco Gonzalez. He defends his well earned WBC Superflyweight title against onetime Gonzalez rival, Juan Francisco Estrada36-2-0, 25 KO the Forum in Inglewood, California this Saturday, February 24th.

This is as top flight boxing match as can be made today with a natural, ever developing Thai/Mexican rivalry on display. Neither one had been picked to be the touted savior of their tiny divisions, but they are as good as most any top fighter in boxing today, so in a sport that too often sees one or both of the best in their divisions avoiding fights with each other, that they make a fan friendly fight and then step into the ring to actually fight according to established rules of boxing becomes like manna falling from the heavens above for the starving fight fan populace, a refreshing no boxing stinkers allowed zone…

Estrada has never been knocked out, but then again neither had Choco before Wangek cleaned his clock. He has 40 KOs, most all against Thai and other Asian type journey men, but has really stepped up his game in his last three fights in America to become #1 in his division and upsetting all the odds and expectations stacked against him against the top guys. He’s 31 years of age, and so is nearing the end of traditional prime years for these tiny divisions, but thus far has proven invulnerable in these latter few years.

I had to make a pick in my predictor league, so I chose the better, more compelling style shown of late by Wangek. Estrada as accomplished and respected as he is, has thus far been just short of the championship form shown by Wangek…Enjoy…

 

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Gorgeous George Groves vs Chris “Daddy’s Boy” Eubank Jr.

George Groves, 27-3, 20 KO defends his new shiny WBA supermiddleweight belt against usurper IBO champ Chris Eubank Jr, 26-1, 20 KO this Saturday, February 17th @ Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena)Manchester. As fights go in 2018, this British donnybrook to be one of the biggest due to the British public, against all the odds of the last few years of depravity afflicting boxing, still largely love the sport and flock to the venues.

Both Groves and Eubank are a bit fragile as representatives of the weak top echelons of boxing these days as a dying sport, so in a turnabout for fans who might in other more golden years poohpahed such a limited title bout, fans are expecting to be packing the rafters. I picked Groves in my predictor league due to greater experience at the top and overall maturity. Both have some talents, but both also have limited mental faculties needed for a truly top flight fighter as Eubank Sr was.

So, from the first bell the match will slowly progress into an all action fistic crap shoot that fans can only hope the notoriously bad BBBC officiating doesn’t screw up. At least these guys will mostly put on a decent scrap since both are hungry for some much bigger bouts to come.

Groves vs Eubank Jr

Groves vs Eubank Jr