I don’t have anything nice to say about this week’s boxing schedule. So the Emily Flake cartoon is quite appropriate. Stand by for the clever but devastating one liners.
My problem this week (get used to the carping, there’s nothing good coming up for a while) is that there’s virtually nothing to watch but mismatches. There’s the odd competitive fight here and there, but the week’s two biggest main events, on HBO and ESPN, are likely to be one sided beatdowns. Sigh.
Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees, Saturday, HBO, Atlantic City
Wales’ Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO) is either a brave soul or a silly sausage. Nothing in his past suggests he’ll be able to defeat Cincinnati’s Broner (25-0, 21 KO) on Saturday. The Ohioan lightweight is one of the most fancied boxers in the world right now, coming off a dominating win over Mexican hardcase Antonio DeMarco. Later in the week Tim Starks will have a full preview of what should be a short night’s work for Broner. On the undercard, ...