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Three Boxing Things I’m Looking For 2-13

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Three Boxing Things I’m Looking For 2-13

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Three Boxing Things I’m Looking For 2-13

Been a good minute since I’ve been able to write these but for 2021, let me let you in on the Three boxing things that I’m looking for with the huge slate of fights on Saturday, February 13.

In case you haven’t yet, check out this week’s edition of the Big Fight Weekend Podcast, where we talk with The “E-Bunny” Robert Easter Jr. as all of the action in and out of the ring below.

Here are the three things I’m looking for this weekend.

Patrick Teixeira-Brian Castaño should steal the weekend of fights.

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Dan Canobbio of Compubox tweeted out earlier in the week that both Castano and Teixeira rank the top at 154 pounds in terms of punches thrown. I can tell you that seeing both of these volume punchers in action. I don’t see any other outcome for this contest for WBO Jr. Middleweight title Saturday night on DAZN. This contest winner would likely be the next challenger for unified titleholder Jermell Charlo for a chance at undisputed.

The return of Richard Commey.

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Top Rank Boxing has their first card of 2021 starting up, and it is a solid one, closing out with the return of Richard Commey taking on Jackson Martinez from the “bubble” in Las Vegas.

The former IBF champion Commey is back after being last seen in the ring knocked out by Teofimo Lopez back in December 2019 and is boosted into the main event as the contest between Joe Smith Jr Maxim Vlasov was canceled Thursday as Vlasov had a positive COVID-19 test. Commey’s goal is simple as he wants to be a two-time world champion.

I don’t have that much to prove to myself. I want to be a two-time world champion, so it’s time for me. Once I win this fight, there will be a lot of doors open for me. The lightweight division is packed now. Winning this fight would put me back in the mix,” Commey said at the final press conference Thursday.

I’m here to direct you to the ESPN co-main event as Adam Lopez is taking on Jason Sanchez. Both are known for being common opponents of Oscar Valdez. I spoke with Adam Lopez on the Joe Louis “The Making of Champions” Podcast, and he pretty much laid out the scouting report in what he saw in Sanchez.

“Sanchez is a very tough opponent. I know he’s coming to fight, he’s coming 100 percent, but as I’ve told everybody else, I think there are levels in this game, and I don’t think he’s near the same levels as me, and I’m going to show that,” Lopez said on The Making of Champions.

That ten rounder will lead into the main card on ESPN that will show the return of Richard Commey in action since the knockout loss to Teofemo Lopez and a step up fight for Gabriel Flores Jr. taking on tough Jayson Velez. Real interesting matchups from the Las Vegas “Bubble” this weekend.

 

How fast does Josh Warrington stop Mauricio Lara?

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I’d be lying to you all if I said that the card coming out of Wembley was must see boxing; however, the show coming from behind closed doors at Wembley Arena Saturday will mark the return of former IBF champion Josh Warrington.  Warrington dropped the belt as he would’ve had to defend that belt against Kid Galahad. Instead, we have this stay-busy against Lara and hopefully a contest with Can Xu down the line. I’m solely here to see how fast Warrington gets everyone to the exit against Lara, making a huge leap in competition. At My Bookie, the oddsmakers have that Warrington doesn’t end this in under six and a half rounds, and I think that he will.

 

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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