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Austin Trout, WBA Junior Middle champ?

I must admit I got a bit confused when I saw Austin Trout and Rigoberto Alvarez scheduled to fight for the vacant WBA Junior Middleweight championship. Wasn’t Miguel Cotto the WBA champion?

Turns out Cotto has been promoted to WBA “Super” champion.


Adios Sergio!

Sergio Mora versus Brian Vera

Sergio Mora is described as being “eloquent” and “articulate” in all of his pre fight build ups. But he always came across as someone trying too hard to break the stereotype of the dumb boxer.  Truth was,  he always looked like a guy who’d rather be doing something else. Maybe acting. Maybe modeling….Just get on that stage.

But his biggest mistake was in pulling out of a fight with Jermain Taylor in March of 2007 for the middleweight crown. Taylor was ripe for the picking and would later  eke out a decision over  Cory Spinks who had replaced Mora. So Mora lost out on a seven figure payday, a winnable fight, and a future fight against someone named Oscar De La Hoya.

Last night we saw the sum of the choices he made as Teddy Atlas would say. He struggled with journeyman Brian Vera and lost a split decision.

Mora chose to remain as a marginal contender who preferred to talk about the big time fights rather than participate in one.

Simply awful

The Timothy Bradley versus Devon Alexander “fight”  epitomized what is wrong with the sport of boxing today. Light hitting amateurs masquerading as champions.

The less said about this debacle the better.

timothy bradley vs. devon alexander