Here's the opening fight from last night's card at Madison Square Garden, a welterweight matchup between Samuel "El Macho" Figueroa of Puerto Rico and late replacement opponent Ibrihim Shabazz. It's a four-rounder, called by Col. Bob Sheridan, Steve Farhood and Juan La Porte.
Particularly excellent: Sheridan explaining how to tell if someone is a southpaw or not. Sheridan also has great highlights noting that Shabazz is the guy with "the fancy hairdo," and
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Really a pretty decent fight here, as Figueroa comes out aggressive, doesn't finish things quickly, and starts to have a little trouble. Rookie mistakes, as Figueroa just turned pro on October 14.
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Hopefully we'll have more from the Madison Square Garden show, if and when Top Rank gets more uploaded to YouTube. I should commend Top Rank for really starting to do a lot with video -- they're lapping the field in boxing circles right now in this regard.