Finger Post Boxing (November 1, 2017)
I don’t want to gloat, but if you’ve been following my boxing reports here on The Finger Post, you’ll have noticed that we were first to predict two of the biggest developments in the lighter weight classes in October.
First, you might have remembered that back on September 13th I broke the news that former WBO mini-flyweight champion Tatsuya Fukuhara was now ranked #10 by the WBC. I went on to predict that we might see a Fukuhara-Wanheng Menayothin before the end of the year.
Well, it’s official. The Thai champion will go for his 49th victory against the Kumamoto native.
Then, on October 9th I speculated that during the WBO 30th Annual Congress we might see Isaac Dogboe or Marlon Tapales take on Cesar Juarez for a WBO interim belt. At the time Juarez was slated to fight Jessie Magdaleno, the WBO junior featherweight champion on November 11th but the fight was scrapped when Magdaleno was forced to bow out with an injury. Well, at the WBO Congress it was announced that Magdaleno would not be ready to defend his title in the near future and that Cesar Juarez would in fact be taking on the next available contender in a bid for the interim title.
So I may not be having a streak like that guy who won $14 million on the first six games of the World Series but I’m liking the momentum right now.
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