The May 10 Showtime card is getting another facelift, as super middleweight contender Denis Inkin is pulling out of his scheduled fight with fellow undefeated 168-pounder Carl Froch for the second time, which might allow exciting KO artist/victim Alejandro Berrio a chance to fight Froch instead.
The show -- to be headlined by a Junior Witter-Timothy Bradley 140-pound title match -- is a special Shobox Saturday event that will give all of the fighters their biggest U.S. stage to date.
If Inkin is pulling out, Froch is right to move forward with a new opponent, even on such short notice and with someone as dangerous as Berrio, a former titleholder that has 25 knockouts in his 26 wins, and has been knocked out in all five of his losses. The guy brings action and comes to fight -- none of his fights are something to miss. You are all but 100% guaranteed a KO, one way or the other. And he has big power.
Froch is 22-0 with 18 knockouts, so yeah, I'd say we're getting a KO in this fight. And Berrio is no patsy replacement, though I would still favor Froch, the same as I would against Inkin.
Should be a good card, really. I think Witter is going to decimate Bradley, who has all sorts of talent but is just not ready for someone as cagey as Witter. Adding Froch-Berrio to that makes this one pretty close to can't-miss.