Welterweight: 2013, Jul 8-14

Moroccan gatekeeper Said Ouali stepped in the ring for the first time since September 2011, knocking out the awful Bryan Abraham in just 35 seconds.  No changes.
 

Dan’s Top 20 (Weeks in Current Position-Weeks in Top 10 if applicable-Weeks in Top 20)
Champ: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (167-199-199)
Last Fight: 5/4/2013- UD12 #6 Robert Guerrero
Next Fight: 9/14/2013- vs. #2 JMW Saul Alvarez (at JMW)
Shane Mosley was the legit champ after beating Margarito, and thus Mayweather has been the legit champ since beating him in 2010.
1) Juan Manuel Marquez (87-87-87)
Last Fight: 12/8/2012- KO6 #2 Manny Pacquiao
Next Fight: 10/12/2013- vs. #18 Timothy Bradley
With Mayweather apparently wanting to stay busy, a hard-earned rematch with the Champ might not be out of the question over the next year or two.  For now, it’s all about Tim Bradley.
2) Manny Pacquiao (87-240-240)
Last Fight: 12/8/2012- L (KO6) vs. #1 Juan Manuel Marquez
Next Fight: 11/23/2013- vs. #? JWW Brandon Rios (UNR)
Pac Man needs to prove he can still get it done when he tries to rebound from a devastating knockout against former top lightweight Brandon Rios in China.
3) Shane Mosley (8-8-8)
Last Fight: 5/18/2013- UD12 Pablo Cesar Cano (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
Does his ranking seem a bit high?  Well- he was the division’s champion in 2010, and has only lost to the very cream of the crop since.  His resume still stacks up with anyone that hasn’t personally beaten him, despite the fact that he very well may be back on PEDs, and lays eggs when he’s not.  That’s my personal opinion only, of course.  It sounds like he’ll be fighting Victor Ortiz around the end of the summer.
4) Devon Alexander (4-72-72)
Last Fight: 5/18/2013- RTD7 Lee Purdy (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
It looks likely that Alexander will fight Khan on December 7, but no contract yet.
5) Marcos Maidana (5-5-5)
Last Fight: 6/8/2013- TKO6 #4 Josesito Lopez
Next Fight: Unknown
Maidana is the subject of speculation regarding a possible fight with Adrien Broner in December.
6) Robert Guerrero (8-33-50)
Last Fight: 5/4/2013- L (UD12) vs. Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Next Fight: Unknown
Guerrero and Shane Mosley currently appear to be the top candidates for a fall fight with Victor Ortiz.
7) Andre Berto (8-33-33)
Last Fight: 11/24/2012- L (UD12) vs. #13? Robert Guerrero
Next Fight: 7/27/2013- vs. #11 Jesus Soto Karass
Berto will look to get back on track against tough measuring stick Jesus Soto Karass.
8) Kell Brook (8-115-115)
Last Fight: 10/20/2012- TKO3 Hector Saldivia (UNR)
Next Fight: 7/13/2013- vs. Carson Jones (UNR)
Brook is top of the class among guys that haven’t actually beaten a top 10 contender at any point yet.
9) Randall Bailey (8-57-57)
Last Fight: 10/20/2012- L (UD12) vs. #? Devon Alexander
Next Fight: Unknown
I haven’t heard any buzz about an upcoming Bailey fight since he was comfortably outpointed by Alexander in October.
10) Josesito Lopez (5-55-55)
Last Fight: 6/8/2013- L (TKO6) vs. #11 Marcos Maidana
Next Fight: Unknown
Lopez has had a tough diet to chew on since moving up from 140.
11) Jesus Soto Karass (3-24)
Last Fight: 2/26/2013- MD10 #5 Selcuk Aydin (at 149)
Next Fight: 7/27/2013- vs. #7 Andre Berto
Soto Karass will (and practically does) fight anyone and everyone.  Next up: Andre Berto.
12) Chris van Heerden (3-56)
Last Fight: 3/2/2012- UD12 Matthew Hatton (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
Van Heerden is expected to fight Ashley Theophane in either New York or the UK later this summer.
13) Luis Carlos Abregu (3-11)
Last Fight: 4/27/2013- UD10 Antonin Decarie (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown
Abregu is currently in business to bust prospects.  And business is good.
14) Alfonso Gomez (3-50)
Last Fight: 7/28/2012- L* (UD10) vs. Shawn Porter (UNR) (Robbery)
Next Fight: Unknown
It seems Gomez is having trouble getting work after getting heisted against Porter.
15) Keith Thurman (3-18)
Last Fight: 3/9/2013- UD12 #? Jan Zaveck
Next Fight: 7/27/2013- vs. Diego Chaves (UNR)
Thurman is now ranked in two divisions.
16) Jan Zaveck (3-187)
Last Fight: 3/9/2013- L (UD12) vs. #15 JMW Keith Thurman
Next Fight: Unknown
17) Selcuk Aydin (3-221)
Last Fight: 3/22/2013- UD10 Giuseppe Lauri (UNR) (at JWW)
Next Fight: 7/27/2013- vs. Aaron Herrera (UNR) (at JWW)
Aydin appears to be looking for a new lease on his career at 140. 
18) Timothy Bradley (3-57)
Last Fight: 3/16/2013- W* (UD12) vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (UNR) (should be draw)
Next Fight: 10/12/2013- vs. #1 Juan Manuel Marquez
Bradley will look for redemption after very nearly losing to an inconsistent prospect.  It’ll be a tall order.
19) Ruslan Provodnikov (3-17)
Last Fight: 3/16/2013- L* (UD12) vs. #11? Timothy Bradley (should be draw)
Next Fight: Unknown
Nothing solid, but there is some talk of an all-action encounter with Mike Alvarado.
20) Leonard Bundu (3-3)
Last Fight: 4/6/2013- KO11 Rafal Jackiewicz (UNR)
Next Fight: Unknown

 

The Week Ahead: Saturday in Hull, England, #8 Kell Brook meets gatekeeper Carson Jones in a rematch of their very close fight of a year ago- Brook’s toughest test to date.
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2 Responses to “Welterweight: 2013, Jul 8-14”

  1. Hey man, hadn’t been to the site in a while. Lookin’ good! Just this past week I finally got around to figuring out more of the world boxing archive site. Thanks again for that tip. I downloaded 2 regular videos and 4 [free] videos and have seeded them all, but my ratio is still .075. The “get connectable” stuff with ports is a little over my head. Any suggestions? What’s your Mayweather Megafight prediction?

  2. Thanks Jeff! I believe on the forums there is a step-by-step guide to port forwarding. It was over my head too, but the directions it gave got the job done. The most important thing you can do is get to the popular videos early, and grab as many free ones as you can early on. Even if you don’t actually have anyone leech from you on the free ones, it’s helpful to be seeding at least 10 videos as often as possible. So in addition to the 6 you are seeding now, I’d find 4 more of the smallest free ones you can find, and just seed them. If you’re seeding 10 videos, you’ll get 10 bonus points per hour, which can eventually be traded in for upload credit. If you’re able, it’s best to wait until you get 7500 pts, since that’s the best value. It takes about a month of constant seeding, but it’ll give you 5 GB of free upload credit, which is especially helpful when you’re starting out. Seeding more than 10 at a time is encouraged, but it won’t actually help you. Commenting (even if it’s just a quick “thanks”) on a torrent page is also encouraged, and gives you a few seeding bonus points every time you do it, too.

    Until you get your ratio up to about 2 or so, I would concentrate on getting free ones and only get the non-free ones you absolutely can’t live without.

    If all else fails, just try to keep your ratio halfway decent until Christmas time, when the whole site turns “free” for about a month, and you can pretty much pad your ratio like crazy and download everything your hard drive can handle.

    I’ve got Mayweather against Canelo. Canelo hasn’t really shown me that he has the conditioning to sustain the pressure and combination punching he’d need to trouble Mayweather’s defense. He’s got the size he needs to impose himself, but he has a tendency to get lazy- a fact which I thought should have lost him the Trout fight, and which made him look pretty crappy for the majority of the Gomez fight, as well. I think Floyd is vulnerable to a strong, aggressive opponent at this point in his career, but I just don’t know if Canelo has quite enough stamina and desire.

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