As 2017 draws to a close, WCB is anxiously looking forward to 2018. There are a slew of, on paper, anyway, great scraps to get worked up over and some that DON’T sound so enticing, like this Mikey Garcia (37-0-30K) fighting something called Sergey Lipnets, or Limpnuts or Limpnodes or SOME shit like that. He’s 13-0-10K) which should REALLY cause Garcia to lose some valuable shuteye. On paper this sounds like a joke fight, which could be just the opposite, after all, they said Vasyl Lomachencko and Riggs was gonna’ be a great fight. I kept warning folks, that was gonna’ be a shitty fight but I was wrong, it wasn’t as GOOD as a shitty fight. The only name I recognize on Limp Bisquit’s slate is Cosme Rivera who turned 70 last month. What if they’d had Loma-Riggs on the same card as Canelo Alvarez and Julio Chavez Jr? How painful would THAT shit have been?
Looking forward to Brandon Rios (34-3-1-25K) getting’ in Danny Garcia’s ass (33-1-19K) in ‘Vegas on Feb. 17th. I’ve already forgiven Rios for getting stopped by feather fisted former champ Tim Bradley. I don’t imagine Rios did ANYTHING right leading up to THAT scrap. Bam Bam’s a tough durable guy and the last guy Tim stopped was ME. Though Garcia’s mitts ARE heavy, I just feel that after winning all those tough fights against the top echelon guys, he seems to have lost his edge and been enjoying the good life too much. Of course he SHOULD reap his benefits, I just think Rios will beat Danny in a war. Danny’s loud, gutter mouthed dad won’t help THIS time with his bullshit. That aura of ‘my son this and that,’ has expired. Plus, Rios talks just as much shit as Angel. Unless Danny lands one of those ‘look away’ left hooks, Bam gets him. The ‘47’s are REALLY heating up and we all know it’s gonna’ require a miracle to talk champ Keith (One Time ) Thurman into even ENTERTAINING the idea of fkng with Errol (The Truth) Spence Jr. I almost feel sorry the way Thurman reacts when someone mentions the IBF champ. It’s WORSE than ‘uncomfortable’ for Keith. Thurman should change his name to ‘on MY Time’. It’s rare to hear a champion, an UNBEATEN one at THAT say, “he’s not even in the TALKABLE stage”, about Spence. It’s his way of saying, ‘stop talking about HIM’. Besides, Thurman hasn’t scored a ko since 2013. All those early kos are irrelevant. Next month on the 20th, the unbeaten Spence Jr. takes his robe off against DC’s Lamont Peterson (35-3-17K) Peterson is battle-tested and game as they come (which MIGHT be a problem, for HIM). I know he’s had a hard life, has slept in cars, was homeless and overcame huge odds, but THIS fight will be about the HARDEST thing he’ll have to deal with. Peterson will be competitive early, will get his shit off but will eventually get steamrolled by the bigger, stronger, younger harder punching Spence, Jr. I see this going 6-8 rounds with Lamont’s people having to save him between rounds. Errol is a relentless, body punching machine. Spence is on a collision course with Terrence Crawford who just moved up to ’47 and is ANOTHER guy looking to fight the best. Thurman must wonder what THESE guys eat for breakfast, to have THAT attitude.
Man, I sure guessed wrong on that Billy Joe Saunders (26-0-12K) v. David Lemieux (38-4—33K). I must’ve been wishing with my heart on that one. I’d never paid that much attention to BJS and didn’t know he boxed and move that well OR that he has no appetite for the heavy lifting. David has NO excuse though, he was taken to school AND sent to detention AND in his home town. I don’t see BJS as a PPV guy, at all. Now, I guess we’ll get him and Daniel (I really DID beat Golovkin) Jacobs. Jacobs (33-2-29K) calls himself “The most feared man at 160 lbs”. Shit, after seeing how he looked against that Arias guy, I SURE as hell have NO desire in seeing him and BJS dance for 12 rounds, I’ll pass on THAT one, thank you very much. BJS said, “Daniels brings nothing to the table and will have to come to London”. If Jacobs goes over there and loses, I can almost IMAGINE the list of excuses he’ll come home with. Well, folks, it’s almost time for the Lakers / Warriors and I wanna’ make sure that Rockets game wasn’t an aberration. We’ll have our convict, Kentavious Caldwell Pope with us tonight. He can’t leave the state for awhile since he can’t seem to drive sober. He’s paying to stay in jail until his time is up. If Luke doesn’t start Kuzma tonight, he needs his ass kicked. I’ll try to squeeze one more end of ’17 blog in. If I don’t, EVERYBODY HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY.
PS: I WILL do another blog, after all, I didn’t say ANYTHING about Mayweather.