Chavez Jr. vs. Gomez to headline the December 4th Latin Fury PPV card
By Chris Williams: Believe it or not, the bout between middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) and welterweight Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KO’s) will be headlining the December 4th Latin Fury pay per view card. First of all, this is a card that you’ll to pay for and secondly it’s going to have what appears to be a mismatch between the much bigger Chavez Jr. against the welterweight Gomez.
I haven’t checked what this card will run you, but I know that some of the other Latin Fury cards have gone for around $40. Man, that’s a lot of money to see two non champions in the main event. I guess you really got to like Chavez Jr. to want to fork over that kind of cash to see him fight Gomez. I’ve seen Gomez fight more than a few times. He does a good job against 2nd tier opposition and older fighters, but he got stomped by Miguel Cotto when he tried to step it up a level a couple of years ago.
Okay, so the main isn’t looking good. Humberto Soto is also on the card. He’s a decent fighter, but he never seems to be matched up against thrilling opposition, and I’m not interested in seeing Soto beat up on yet another opponent that I’m only vaguely familiar with. Having him on the card isn’t enough for me to want to pay big bucks unless they match him against someone like Roberto Guerrero, Ali Funeka, Miguel Acosta or Miguel Vazquez. In other words, against someone that can beat him. I don’t want to see Soto matched against someone that he can clearly beat. I’ve seen too many fights with Soto way over the heads of his opposition in terms of talent. So, I’m expecting another mismatch and I’m not interested in paying to see him beat up on a scrub.
Also on the card is World Boxing Association super flyweight champion Nonito Donaire fighting former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko. That’s really not interesting. Sidorenko has lost two out of his last three fights. What’s the point of Donaire fighting that guy? I don’t want to see Donaire beating up on a guy that was just beaten up twice already by Anselmo Moreno.
Why doesn’t Donaire fight someone like Omar Narvaez, Hugo Cezares, Jorge Arce, Vic Darchinyan, Moreno, or Fernando Montiel? I’d pay to see him fight any of those guys, but I’m not holding my breath waiting for him to do that. And I’m not interested in paying to see Donaire beat up on Sidorenko, when he’s already been pounded twice recently. So, forget that fight.
Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan is also on the card, but doesn’t have an opponent yet. The last time I checked, Martirosyan wasn’t a champion. I don’t pay to see a guy that’s not a champion and who I think isn’t good enough to be one. I see Vanes as a career-long contender but not a champion. I think he may become a paper champion some day, as weak as he junior middleweight division is. But I can’t see this guy ever beating fighters like Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland or Sergeii Dzinziruk. So, I don’t want to pay to see him fight. Put him on ESPN and I’m cool with that, as long as he’s matched up with someone with a pulse.
At any rate, I see this card as not being worthy of PPV. If it was steeply discounted to the point of subtracting $40, I’d watch it. Other than that, forget it.