In July of 2008, Reigning WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto defended his title against former 147 pound champion Antonio Margarito in what was heralded as a sure fire fight of the year candidate.
"You need people like me...you need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers at me and say, 'that's the bad guy'. So what dat make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide...how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth...even when I lie. So say goodnight to the badguy!! Go on...it's the last time you're gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you." – Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Today at 3:30 PM EST on EPIXHD, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal winner and WBA Regular Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will make his first title defense against American hopeful Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
Like many great fights that leave blood thirsty boxing fans clamoring for more, this incredible weekend of pugilism will feature three great re-matches that are sure to exceed, or at least match, fight-fan expectation...or will they?
In most popular sports, there are defined boundaries which separate what is considered to be fair or foul in the field of play.
When a prizefighter prepares for battle, the last thing he intends to focus on is his entrance music as he marches down the aisle and takes his initial steps into the squared circle. Unfortunately for some fighters, it could actually mean the difference between a win and a loss.
When initially reviewing this match-up, most fight scribes would say that this is the classic tale of a young, up and coming champion taking on a former world title holder who is in the twilight of his respective career, while trying to add a much needed named fighter to his continually growing resume.