Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm in Uncategorized.
I’m trying to do a bit more coverage of boxing, which the Trib (and most papers) don’t carry much of unless it’s a big one. I’ve written a few features about women’s boxing but fans have complained about the lack of regular fight news. So, I’d like to hear more about local fights and fighters. Anyway, the next hot fight coming up is Saturday when Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito do battle in Las Vegas. The bets are divided about which one of the top-ranking welterweights will end standing, but one prediction I heard today was whoever goes down it will be in Round 10.
And here’s an announcement sent by Bay Area’s Ana Julaton: On Aug. 21 at the Tachi Palace Casino and Hotel in Lemoore, California: Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton (4-1-1) will be fighting knockout specialist Donna “The Nature Girl” Biggers (19-16-1) in an 8 round battle for the W.B.C. International SuperBantamweight title. See footage of her last fight against Mexican-American Salina Jordan.
I just watched my first live MMA fight Friday, “Summer Showdown,” because three guys trained by my trainer Casey Hall at King’s Gym were on the card. In that spirit, another MMA fight night is coming up Aug. 2: Battleground. The headline fight is between Drew Fickett (34-5-0) and Antonio McKee (21-3-2). Looks like Fickett is a UFC champ while McKee is from the rival IFL camp. So the fight could be double-deep. Doors open 6 p.m. at the Fort Mason Center. Tickets available at www.going.com/scionbattleground.