UCN Week in Review – Crawford Goes Postol
During fight weeks, UCN has a new feature – the UCN Prediction Panel – where we round up our crew and contributors and get their unfiltered predictions on the fight of the week. How did they do? Even the losers of this panel had a better week then AB, who found himself behind bars for 30-days after showing up late to court.
At UCN, we have been critical of the quality of the “free” fights being put on by the PBC, but we have been equally critical of boxing’s PPV dilemma, where fights not worthy of the boxing fan opening up the wallet still find their way to pay-per-view. As UFC star Holly Holm was losing in primetime on FOX, Max Kellerman noted that only a “boxing junkie” was watching the HBO PPV broadcast. Bad fights, bad match-ups, and bad economics continues to limit the sport here in the US.
Another week in the sport we love. Before the week in review, here are last night’s results:
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Articles of the Week
A pay-per-view born from necessity – Steve Kim on HBO’s boxing budget woes and the consequence being a highly anticipated fight landing on a lightly purchased PPV.
Outside the ropes: July 21, 2016 – boxing’s must read new weekly column, straight from the unfiltered pen of Boxing Don Dinkins – in this edition, Wilder, Arum, Broner, and more…
All aboard the Oscar Valdez Express– Michael Baca spent time this week with Oscar Valdez ahead of his Crawford-Postol undercard fight against fellow undefeated Mexican Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda.
The new breed of boxing prospect – Rian Scalia makes a compelling case for the results of the World Series of Boxing.
Manny Pacquiao’s return: Not “if” but “against whom”? – Bill Tibbs on the inevitable return of the senator to the ring.
Videos of the Week
10 Count on Crawford-Postol
K9 and Terence Crawford
K9 and Bob Arum
Fight Photos of the Week
Tweets of the Week
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