The return of the Bad Left Hook Watch Party this past Friday was a good time had by all who attended, and we’re set to do it again this week, and on Fridays for the foreseeable future, for that matter, what with boxing on hold like all sports at the moment.
We’ll be back again on Friday, Mar. 27 at 8 pm ET. All you have to do is log on, click the link to our Watch2Gether page where the fights will stream, and join in here for our “live” discussion thread, just like a normal fight night.
Here’s what we’ll watch this Friday, in order:
- Arturo Gatti vs Gabriel Ruelas (Oct. 4, 1997): “Thunder” Gatti takes the ring at Caesars Atlantic City to defend the IBF 130-pound belt against Ruelas. Gatti was part of four Ring Fight of the Year bouts in his career, and this was the first of those.
- Steve Cunningham vs Tomasz Adamek (Dec. 11, 2008): Former light heavyweight titleholder Adamek challenges for the IBF cruiserweight title held by “U.S.S.” Cunningham at the raucous Prudential Center in Newark.
- Erik Morales vs Manny Pacquiao (Mar. 19, 2005): The first meeting of a trilogy between two outstanding modern greats, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was the LINEAL! champion at featherweight going into this fight, but yes, he was the promotional B-side, even with Morales coming off of a bitter majority decision loss to Marco Antonio Barrera, which ended their hate-filled rivalry (at least inside the ring).
- Felix Trinidad vs Fernando Vargas (Dec. 2, 2000): A 154-pound unification bout featuring two young, undefeated, exciting fighters from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Join us on Friday! It’s a fun way to get your mind off things a bit while we’re all stuck in the holding pattern right now, and you’ll see some great action.