Date: Saturday, July 07, 2012
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
12 Rounds - Junior featherweight division (for WBO & IBF titles)
South African Jeffrey Mathebula's height and reach present a new challenge for Nonito Donaire, but the "Filipino Flash" is one of the sport's truly special performers. This WBO-IBF super bantamweight unification clash will be yet another opportunity for Donaire to exhibit his brilliance.Mathebula is 5'10", and his length will be the biggest obstacle for Donaire to overcome. Mathebula is a 33-year-old veteran who has demonstrated the ability to utilize his jab as a primary weapon.
Tonight at 10 p.m. EDT, pound-for-pound contender Nonito Donaire looks to unify a pair of titles in the super bantamweight division, and so does South African underdog Jeffrey Mathebula in the HBO main event from California. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage, and here's how you can join us:
Fight time: 10:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
TV channel: HBO
In the televised co-feature, ex-middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik takes on New York prospect Will Rosinsky in a fight that might be a bit more trouble than the comebacking Pavlik is expecting right now. We'll have round-by-round analysis of both fights, followed by immediate post-fight breakdowns.
If you missed our preview for both fights on Friday, you can click here and check that out. In short: I think Pavlik might have some trouble tonight, but I'm picking him to come out of it with a win, and I like Donaire by decision in a fight that is more intriguing than some might expect. All in all, this might be a good sleeper double-header.