Since there seemed to be a good deal of boxing talk over on the Watebury thread, I thought I'd get around to starting an official boxing thread.
I thought I would kick off the thread with my predictions on some upcoming fights. I look forward to hearing the opinions of the other boxing fans on the site.
Floyd Mayweather vs Henry Bruseles Arens (140)
Mayweather by easy decision or late KO.
Arturo Gatti vs Jesse James Leija (WBC 140)
Gatti by KO or either one could get stopped on cuts.
Cory Spinks vs Zab Judah (WBC/WBA/IBF 147)
Judah finally lives up to his potential and wins by KO. Judah has a glass jaw but Spinks does not hit hard enough for it to matter.
Bernard Hopkins vs Howard Eastman (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF 160)
Hopkins by decision in a tougher than expected fight.
Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez (WBA/IBF 126)
Tough call, but by instincts tell me Pacquio by KO.
Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo (WBC/WBO)
Another tough fight to call, should be a good one. Corrales has looked good 135 so Corrales by KO.
Hopefully this starts some discussion. Feel free to comment on my predictions or discuss other fights/potential fights.