In boxing, you don’t usually get the match-up you want, especially if the fighters involve are not in the same promotional outfit. Here is a good example: Top Rank’s IBF super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Golden Boy Promotion’s WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares. The Donaire-Mares match-up is what boxing fans want, more than Donaire-Rigondeaux. Although GBP offered $3 million to Donaire and Top Rank, the fight didn’t materialized.
You will get excited when a match-up in the same magnitude as Donaire-Mares finally sealed. When everything is set: contract signed, fight date identified, press announcement done, and all you have to do is wait for that day and prepare your hard earned money to buy ticket or PPV subscription.
One day you browse the net to find out what is the latest for that fight, only to find it is postponed. Your next big question is what happened? In January and February 2013 few match-up had been postponed, that one might be of your dreamed fight. Here are the top three of them.
3. Jonathan Banks, 29-1-1 (KO 19) vs. Seth Mitchell, 25-1-1 (KO 19) – American Heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell seeks to avenge his first career loss against fellow American Jonathan banks as the co-main event for Broner-Ress card in Atlantic City, New Jersey last Feb. 16. But the fight was postponed after Banks injured his hand ten days before the fight. The postponement made not only the fans being frustrated but for Mitchell in particular. The fight was off late and there is no time for replacement.
2. Devon Alexander, 24-1 (KO 13) vs. Kell Brock, 29-0 (KO 19) – American champion Devon Alexander will defend his IBF world welterweight title against the undefeated Kell Brook. This fight not only postponed once-but twice. If you are waiting for this fight, it will get you not just irritated but rather too disappointed. The original date is on Jan. 19 and was pushed back to Feb. 23 due to Brook’s ankle injury. Not even close to the rescheduled date, again it is postponed. Alexander hurt a biceps in training camp. The fight is likely to happen on May 18.
1. Chris Arreola, 35-2 (KO 30) vs. Bermane Stiverne, (22-1-1 (KO 20) – Why this fight topped my list? This fight is totally disappointing; it is postponed not just once or twice but thrice. Initially scheduled on Jan. 26 on the undercard of Andre Ward’s title defense against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and was postponed to Mar. 2 and again canceled because of Ward’s right shoulder injury. The card was re-schedule again on March 9 but again will not push through as Arreola suffered bronchitis.