Wolak-Rodriguez possible for Cotto vs. Margarito undercard on 12/3
By Chris Williams: Junior middleweight Pawel Wolak vs. Delvin Rodriguez is a possibility for the $54.95 December 3rd pay per view card headed by WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight is reportedly very close to being signed. If the Wolak vs. Rodriguez II bout ends up on the undercard, the fight card will have the following undercard bouts to try and entice boxing fans to fork over $54.95 to watch it on PPV:
Mike Jones vs. Sebastian Lujan
Brandon Rios vs. still to be determined. It could be John Molina
Pawel Wolak vs. Devlin Rodriguez
While I’m slightly interested in seeing Wolak face Rodriguez again, I see that as more of ESPN2 type fight and not a bout I would be interested in paying to see. I don’t see Rodriguez or Wolak as future champions in the junior middleweight division or any weight. As such, why should I have to pay to see guys that I feel lack the talent to become champion?
I’m not impressed with the Jones-Lujan fight. I’ve seen Jones fight and haven’t been impressed. He’s stiff, slow and he seems to always be getting matched against 2nd tier fighters despite the fact that he’s nearly 30. Technically, Lujan is a contender, but not in my eyes. I’d be interested in seeing Jones fight if he were matched against welterweight contender Kell Brook, but not against Lujan. That’s another mismatch. Sorry, I’m interested in paying to see mismatches.
I don’t care to see Brandon Rios vs. John Molina. I already saw Molina get beaten by Martin Honorio in 2009, and I haven’t been impressed with any of Molina’s fights since then. He gets hit way too much and isn’t a huge puncher. He reminds me of Wolak. I don’t see Molina as a future champion, and he stands no chance against Rios. I’d much prefer to see Rios matched against Kevin Mitchell or one of the other decent lightweights, but Molina-Rios is a mismatch.
As for the main event between Cotto and Margarito, this is a mismatch as well. Margarito looks shot, and will be picked apart by Cotto. Since neither of these guys are what they once were, I think the card needs to be heavily discounted and repackaged in the $5 to $10 range. I don’t see any competitive fights on the undercard and the main event figures to be a mismatch between Cotto and a fighter that has only one win in the past three years. That’s not a PPV bout as far as I’m concerned.