This week Patrick Connor flies solo on Top Men Boxing Radio with plenty to reflect upon and discuss.
Last weekend’s HBO double-header merits some attention. Gennady Golovkin, who humbled Dominic Wade in two completely one-sided rounds, is at the doorstep of something big and could be emerging as one of boxing’s biggest stars. On the undercard, Roman Gonzalez won a decision over McWilliams Arroyo in an entertaining battle that was much more competitive than the scorecards indicated.
This coming weekend Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto rematch on Fox, and it’s a tilt that has “guilty pleasure” written all over it. The fight could get weird, it could get dirty… Whatever it gets, we’ll watch.
Also this weekend, the Dirrell Brothers fight on the same card, Friday night on Spike. Plus, on Saturday night both Badou Jack and James DeGale are featured in separate fights on Showtime. Jack is set to meet Lucian Bute, while DeGale takes on Rogelio Medina. Plus, let’s chat a little about Francisco Vargas‘ positive PED test, Terence Crawford’s legal difficulties, and Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz set to happen in July. Check it out:
Follow Patrick on Twitter: @PatrickMConnor
And click here for all the Top Men Boxing Radio episodes you’ve missed.
“It is both a knock on Golovkin’s opposition and a credit to his offense that nobody has managed to truly threaten him. Wade, 18-1 with 12 knockouts, struggled to defeat the remnants of Sam Soliman almost one year ago, thus he probably shouldn’t have been sharing a ring with quite possibly the best middleweight in the world. But until the lineal middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, decides it’s time to uphold his claim to the title against Golovkin, these public executions are what we get. Golovkin improved to 35-0 with 32 knockouts.” — from Dynamic Duo: GGG & Gonzalez Triumph by Patrick Connor.