Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was credited with a unanimous decision victory over Brian Vera. I don’t dispute the fact that the fight was close, I might even be concede the point that Chavez should have won, but the scores those judges turned in were shameful. Boxing is progressively becoming more a popularity contest and less of a legitimate sport. Even when I was desperate for Alvarez to distinguish himself against Mayweather, I was under no delusion that the judges had awarded him undeserved acclaim. How far will this go before fans start to see boxing as having a theatrical, unreliably subjective component similar to that of professional wrestling?
This weekend will offer two noteworthy fights, as Miguel Cotto takes on Delvin Rodriguez and Wladimir Klitschko demolishes Alexander Povetkin. Cotto will be attempting to redeem himself after two comprehensive defeats, and Klitschko will be tying up a loose end he’s been pursuing for some time. Povetkin has been waiting for this chance to prove his inferiority also, and this Saturday will bring a conclusion to the charade.