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Martinez-Dzinziruk in Pictures and other random thoughts


I was fortunate enough to be at this Saturday's fight so I thought i'd share some of the best pictures my point and shoot could take and offer some random thoughts.

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Javier Fortuna-Derrick Wilson was a good fight alebit one sided. Wilson was certainly no gimme for Fortuna, but withered under the onslaught. Maybe it was because of their size and the time it took WIlson to recover, but the KO seemed to be one of the hardest ive seen in a while. A little reminder of the unfortunate side of our sport. Someone has to go down. Fortuna looked good, fast and threw crisp efficient shots. I could see him becoming a prospect or even a champ down the line.

Seeing how little featherweights look makes me even more amazed that someone like Manny Pacquaio who started at minimumweight is now taking on middleweights. Astounding.

Now onto the co-main event.

Say what you like about being a cop out and exploitative matchmaking, but I love fights promoted from an ethnic rivalry angle. Those fights brew an unrivaled atmosphere in the arena as the audience really gets into it, cheering harder than normal, chanting and appreciating the action no matter how bad their fighter is doing. It also brings out families, turns strangers into friends and gives you the feeling that boxing is truly alive.

The Andy Lee-Craig Mc Ewan fight made all that come true. There was a surprisingly large, vocal irish contingent. Of course being this close to St. Pats day everyone and their mom is irish for the week and there was a sizable scottish representation too. The atmosphere was complete with a guy puking guiness 4 rows behind me. Both fighters aren't going to make any top ten lists but put on a good old fashioned back and forth that got the audience to their feet.

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I consider myself privileged to have seen Sergio Martinez fight. Its one of those performances that makes you marvel. Or is it Maravilla? HBO has a star on their hands and they need to use him correctly. There was a huge pop from the crowd when they showed him warming up on the big screen. He has a pleasing style and looks good too. HBO better not mess this up.

Dzinziruk is a dangerous fighter, but looked ordinary against him. I thought Sergio was being cocky and overconfident to drop his hands, and strut around, but it worked. He seemed like a robot programmed to avoid anything thrown his way. Dzinzi looked like a glorified sparring partner midway through the fourth. The only thing I could think of was Roy Jones reincarnated, but more fluid, more natural. I know RJJ isn't dead, but did you see him fight Hopkins?

A shoutout needs to be given to the spirited Ukrainian crowd. Easily the largest representation

All in all, a good night. But if you look at the pictures, you'll notice the moron roadies at HBO had their lights hanging down from the scaffold and blocking the view from the "cheap" seats. Its things like that and their use of guys like Berto which makes me take pleasure in not going to their next event. HBO losing Manny Pacquaio is the schadenfreude that makes my day, although it would be great to see Sergio fight him.

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