A Look Forward to This Weeks Boxing – 11th May 2013

By Shane Newsome - 05/09/2013 - Comments

burns#11(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) By Shane Newsome: Yet another return to my weekly column which means only one thing yet more exciting boxing in our packed schedule and yet another three world championship belts on the line over the weekend and all have a true chance of changing hands.

We start the action at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK and straight into our first Championship fight of the weekend between Scotland’s own WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns (35-2) and Jose A Gonzalez (22-0) this is a mandatory defense for Burns but far from an easy one the 29 year-old Puerto Rican Gonzalez is a hungry undefeated fighter who has truly deserved his shot at the title and with his power (17 ko’s in 22 wins) and he wont make this a simple night for the home fighter Burns who is rarely in an easy fight, saying that I do see Burns scraping through this test with a close decision though he may have his chin tested in the process, if Burns does pick up the win here I’d like to see the fight between him and Miguel Vazquez which was called off last year be remade as it will be a great fight.

Also on this card in another show of Scottish talent super featherweight John Simpson (24-9) takes on the tough British based Mongolian Choi Tseveenpurev (36-6) in a 50/50 fight and one I see Choi winning possibly by way of a very close decision though at 41 i don’t see him going too far off the back of this win as for the 29 year-old Simpson I feel this really is his level and about as far as he will come in his career.

Finally on this card we have two unbeaten fighters in Rocky Fielding (13-0) and Stephen Simmons (7-0) both in winnable bouts, for 25 year-old Super Middleweight Rocky we have just another keep busy fight as he continues to build up his record and ring experience, as for the 28 year-old Cruiserweight Simmons he is taking on his first real challenge for a Celtic cruiserweight title though I do see him getting through this challenge in his home country and only up from there.

Now to the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England, UK and our second world title fight of the night which see’s Doncaster’s own Jamie McDonnell (20-2-1) in an opportunity of a life time when he takes on unbeaten Mexican banger Julio Ceja (24-0) for the vacant IBF bantamweight title, here I feel we have another tight fight to call tough the smart money would be on a stoppage for Ceja late on, but don’t count out McDonnell too early here as he is a much improved fighter since his two losses and deserves his shot at the title, should he beat the odds and come away with a victory here then I feel promoters will be scrapping for his signature, if not though and Ceja takes care of business here then the future is very bright for the Mexican and who knows where his limits are.

This isn’t the only action on the card as we have a handful of unbeaten local fighters in action all hoping to continue their impressive careers to date. and finally from this card we have 33 year-old British bantamweight veteran Stuart Hall (14-2-1) in a truly tough fight for an IBF Inter-Continental bantamweight title against American  Sergio Perales (22-1) we have another close well matched fight here where I see the younger American walking away with the title via another close decision.

Our final championship fight of the night brings us to Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, México, and a WBC Light Flyweight title bout between champion Adrian Hernandez (26-2-1) and challenger Yader Cardoza (15-4) this ought to be an easy defense for Hernandez and expect him to be a comfortable decision winner as he builds his way up towards a fight against Roman Gonzalez which at the weigh will be a big fight.

If sadly none of that interests you then don’t fear as next week we have yet again another exciting week of boxing including a return to the ring for future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley and an action packed card in Atlantic City, if it does then enjoy the boxing and have a great weekend, thank you for reading and please look out for my review of these fights on monday.

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