For The Ring Magazine Lightweight Title
(35-3-1, 21 KO, Miramar, CA by way of Guantanamo, Cuba)
Ring Magazine No. 6 Contender
(23-0, 20 KO, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)
IBF Super Middleweight Eliminator
Ranked No. 5 by The Ring
(26-1, 20 KO, La Habra, CA)
(31-1, 19 KO, Magdeburg, Germany by way of Ejsk, Russia)
I'm still favoring Casamayor. And still hoping I'm wrong. I like Andrade to beat Stieglitz just due to his constant pressure.
The show starts at 10:05 ET.
Quick Result -- Rees loses to Kotelnik
As many expected, Welsh 140-pound titlist Gavin Rees lost in his first defense, falling to Andreas Kotelnik via 12th round TKO. I expected Kotelnik to win via UD, but I was rooting for Rees. Like most of the British/Welsh fighters, he's a scrapper with a likable attitude, but his only good win came last year when he upset Souleymane M'baye, who should've lost to Kotelnik in his previous fight if you want an opinion.
The better fighter won. Tough month to be Enzo Calzaghe, huh? He and Nacho Beristain should go get a beer together.