Sunday, April 6, 2008

Upcoming Fights Of Interest


Joe Calzaghe vs. Bernard Hopkins: World Championship fight at 175 pounds in Las Vegas , Nevada

This fight has become THE White vs. black fight. Hopkins, who is black, has made racist comments since this fight was announced, claiming that he would never "lose to a White boy". When the guilt-ridden White media tried to excuse his racism Hopkins replied that he "was serious, and it was up to Calzaghe to prove him wrong". This fight takes place at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas on the 19th of April. Calzaghe is the favorite with a record of 44-0, but Hopkins is a crafty veteran who defended his title at middleweight (160 pounds) 20 straight times before losing twice to Jermain Taylor. Hopefully the best White boxer in the world can teach the arrogant Hopkins some respect. Prediction: Calzaghe by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship:

Chuck Liddell (21-5) vs. Rashad Evans (11-0-1) : Light Heavyweight Fight (205 lbs.) in London, England

Chuck Liddell wants a re-match with "Rampage" Jackson and the only way he is going to get that fight is by defeating his black challenger Rashad Evans on June 7th in London. Evans is undefeated and a former Michigan State wrestler. Liddell a former college wrestler himself is looking to knockout the former TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) champion. Liddell has said that it would be "an honor to give Rashad his first lost". Hopefully one of the greatest White fighters ever can do just that. With a victory either fighter can jump to the number 1 contender position. Evans is coming off of a split-decision victory over Michael Bisping and Liddell is coming off of a huge victory over long-time rival Wanderlai Silva. Prediction: Liddell should win the fight as long as he can avoid the takedown.

Forrest Griffin (15-4) vs. "Rampage" Jackson (29-6): UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (205 lbs)

Griffin, a native of Georgia and Jackson, a native of Memphis are on a collision course for July 5th in Las Vegas for the World Light Heavyweight Championship.The summer is getting hotter by the second! Both men are currently featured as coaches on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" and will fight for the World Championship at the end of the series. Jackson has been on a tear since entering the UFC and knocked out Chuck Liddell to win the Light Heavyweight title last year. Griffin is coming off of a victory over then number 1 ranked Light Heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Griffin submitted Rua giving the Brazilian his first ever loss. This fight should be electric. In my opinion this fight could go either way. Expect 2 warriors standing on their feet exchanging heavy punches and kicks. I don't see either guy shooting in for a takedown, so if you like striking don't miss this fight. Prediction: Too close to call.

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