For IBF Junior Middleweight Title
Ring Magazine No. 1 Ranked Junior Middleweight
(36-4, 11 KO, St. Louis, MO)
Ring Magazine No. 9 Ranked Junior Middleweight
(41-10-1, 21 KO, Denver, CO, by way of Belize City, Belize)
(14-0, 8 KO, St. Louis, MO)
(24-6-1, 17 KO, Colon, Panama)
It's a showcase live on DonKingNetwork.TV tonight for two St. Louis southpaws at the Scottrade Center.
I'm going to TRY to watch this -- for one thing, it starts at 8PM ET, and I might not be home quite in time to catch all of the opening bout. Plus, you never know how well webcasts are going to work.
I want to see these fights, particularly the on-paper wretched Spinks-Phillips affair, because as I said before, to appreciate the great fights, you gotta see the bad ones. Also I'd just kind of like to support the idea of more cards live online. Don King has a great idea with this. Spinks is hard to sell to any TV network because of his style, but he's a legitimately good fighter and a major titleholder. Getting him the biggest possible audience is good work by King.
The horribly written press release was something else, though, as it described Chop-Chop Corley as on the downside of his career, while 33-year old Miguel Callist is apparently "on the rise." Callist can punch, but he's been knocked out in all six of his losses. It's good to see Alexander fighting again so quickly after his win over Corley in January, though.