Bob Arum promised a "spectacular" undercard for the November 14 pay-per-view featuring the huge Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao main event. Promises, promises.
Dan Rafael reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be in the co-feature, taking on another mid-level opponent who presents no real threat. Michigan's Troy Rowland (25-2, 7 KO) will be the opponent for Chavez (40-0-1, 30 KO), who looks to keep fluffing up that record.
As for Arum's "spectacular" undercard, it now looks like this:
- Chavez v. Rowland in an obvious hope that the loyal Mexican fanbase will tune in for JCC Jr. in addition to a great main event
- A snoozer-in-the-making between Daniel Santos and Yuri Foreman for Santos' 154-pound title
- Jesus Soto Karass v. Alfonso Gomez in a battle of welterweight also-rans, but it could be a damn exciting fight since both guys tend to bring it pretty hard
Color me -- and I'm betting many others -- quite unimpressed. This also means the proposed Acosta-Soto fight is off, which is too bad.