This month of March I will cover only one fight. This month seems to me a slack month for boxing. That is why I choose only one for this month. The IBF light heavyweight title fight between ageless veteran Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins 52-6-2 (KO 32) against undefeated young lion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud 24-0 (KO 19) at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Can Hopkins defy age and come out victorious against undefeated young blood that seeks his own spot in this sport? Will experience and crafty tactics would carry Hopkins for another title in his long storied career? This and many more questions that surround this fight will be answered on Saturday, 9th March 2013.
I need to update this post. Initially, I decided to have Hopkins-Cloud covered for March but It was a mistake. Not considering Bradley-Provodnikov and Rios-Alvarado II only means I don’t want pure action.
Bradley will comeback after his controversial win over Manny Pacquiao in June 2012. He was left hanging in the air when Pacquiao did not demand for a rematch. After nine months Bradley will defend his WBO welterweight title against Russian challenger Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16.
Meanwhile, who will forget Rios-Alvarado I? Who will forget that all around aggression that both fighters showed? My March will never be complete without this card on March 30 covered here in this blog.
Alvarado seems slightly ahead to all scorecards all the way to the start of round 7, when Rios turned the tide landing the biggest shot that sent Alvarado back on the ropes. From there he was peppered with bombs after bombs that opted the referee to stop the contest.
On March 30, we will witness the continuation of what have been a strong contender as fight of the year for 2012. Will Alvarado avenge his lone lost? and even the score for a possible trilogy?