* Great to see that Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez is now working with talented super middleweight prospect Luis Garcia, a former world junior amateur champion who defected from Cuba along with Mike Perez and Alexei Collado to settle in Cork, Ireland, and amass a 12-0 record.
However, he hasn’t fought in two years and has been forgotten by many.
So much potential there, and I look forward to him hopefully making the same impact stateside that Mike “The Rebel” has!
* Some hilarious facts about Lookrak Kiatmungmee, who, as a short notice opponent, unsuccessfully challenged 105 titlist Xiong Zhao Zhong this past weekend:
He had lost his last 2 fights, and 4 of his last 5 (3 of those 4 by KO within 2 rounds).
He hadn’t fought in two years.
He had an overall record of 7-4.
And he hadn’t beaten an opponent with a winning record since 2006, and only twice ever in his career.
Kiatmungmee has to be the worst world title challenger the sport has seen in many years
* Another fun fact: Pedro Jose Feliciano, with a 7-8 record (including losing 6 of his last 7), challenged Ireland’s Dave McAuley for his Flyweight world title in 1991
* But at least Lookrak Kiatmungmee and Pedro Jose Feliciano are better than this boxer, who has the most apt name ever, given his resume:
* Did Adonis Stevenson’s post-fight reluctance to face Sergey Kovalev remind anyone else of Nonito Donaire’s reluctance to face Guillermo Rigondeaux, until he finally relented and was defeated?
Here is an article I wrote back in August which discusses the possibility of a Stevenson-Kovalev showdown: https://pound4poundireland.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/boxing-matchmakers-column-ggg-vs-barker-and-kovalev-vs-stevenson/
* So Vitali Klitschko, regarded as one of the classiest people in boxing, is allegedly pulling a Tiger Woods and cheating on his wife with multiple women?
Nobody is an angel these days…