Crawford and Walters Likely To Top 3/21 MSG Theater Bill

The new year is advancing into the shortest month of the year, February, and we are now looking at dates in March and April, as the power brokers and deal-makers continue to ply their trade in this atmosphere of the new normal, which means that people are reacting to moves Al Haymon makes on a near daily basis.

The HBO crew, which stays in their lanes and lets Al work his, basically, are readying a March 21 double-header, which likely lands in NYC, at the MSG Theater.

Terence Crawford (age 27; 25-0 with 17 Kos; the best athlete in Nebraska), in the hunt as ballots are coming in to the BWAA as 2014 Fighter of the Year, will look to impress the Big Apple area fans of pugilism. His dance partner? Chris Algieri has been rumored as a possible, and word on the street is that Mauricio Herrera’s name is in mix, but he might not want to fight until a month or two later than that date. Plan C is now being hunted down, I’m hearing.

I asked Herrera to confirm he is or was in the running and he answered. “No, they did offer me to fight him but it’s too close of a date,” said El Maestro, the unluckiest man in the sport in regards to getting judges kind to his style. “I just got back in the gym this week. I heard he’s been preparing since January.”

Herrera likes to stay busy but he just fought on Dec. 13, losing a disputed decision to Jose Benavidez in Vegas.

The other hitter who’ll be NYC bound, we think, to ply their trade is Jamaican smasher Nicholas Walters, who opened eyeballs world-wide with his takeout of Nonito Donaire last year. His manager, Robert Mittelman, is searching for a top grade opponent, in concert with Top Rank matchmakers, to rumble with the 29-year-old with a 25-0 (21 Kos) mark. His May 2013 win over Vic Darchinyan started the buzz-build process, but since it took place in Macau, some eyeballs lagged behind. They all caught up when he scored a TKO6 over Donaire, in a WBA super feather title fight, four months ago in Cali.

I predict a no brainer sellout, what with Long Islander Seanie Monaghan getting a slot on the undercard, most likely. He is thisclose to a title crack at 175, and is an easy one to root for, a humble hitter who quietly goes about his business, which is improving fight by fight, and clambering up the ladder.

NOTE: I’m hearing the Feb. 14 CBS cable date is firm, and will unfold at Resorts World in Queens. Sal Musumeci is the promoter and a heavyweight will likely top the card. Subway Mike Lee will rumble on the card and then hustle to the announce table to work with Col. Bob and Benny Ricardo.

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-Pazuzu :

The new year is advancing into the shortest month of the year, February, and we are now looking at dates in March and April, as the power brokers and deal-makers continue to ply their trade in this atmosphere of the new normal, which means that people are reacting to moves Al Haymon makes on a near daily basis. The HBO crew, which stays in their lanes and lets Al work his, basically, are readying a March 21 double-header, which likely lands in NYC, at the MSG Theater. Terence Crawford (age 27; 25-0 with 17 Kos; the best athlete in Nebraska), in the hunt as ballots are coming in to the BWAA as 2014 Fighter of the Year, will look to impress the Big Apple area fans of pugilism. His dance partner? Chris Algieri has been rumored as a possible, and word on the street is that Mauricio Herrera's name is in mix, but he might not want to fight until a month or two later than that date. Plan C is now being hunted down, I'm hearing. I asked Herrera to confirm he is or was in the running and he answered. "No, they did offer me to fight him but it's too close of a date," said El Maestro, the unluckiest man in the sport in regards to getting judges kind to his style. "I just got back in the gym this week. I heard he's been preparing since January." Herrera likes to stay busy but he just fought on Dec. 13, losing a disputed decision to Jose Benavidez in Vegas. The other hitter who'll be NYC bound, we think, to ply their trade is Jamaican smasher Nicholas Walters, who opened eyeballs world-wide with his takeout of Nonito Donaire last year. His manager, Robert Mittelman, is searching for a top grade opponent, in concert with Top Rank matchmakers, to rumble with the 29-year-old with a 25-0 (21 Kos) mark. His May 2013 win over Vic Darchinyan started the buzz-build process, but since it took place in Macau, some eyeballs lagged behind. They all caught up when he scored a TKO6 over Donaire, in a WBA super feather title fight, four months ago in Cali. I predict a no brainer sellout, what with Long Islander Seanie Monaghan getting a slot on the undercard, most likely. He is thisclose to a title crack at 175, and is an easy one to root for, a humble hitter who quietly goes about his business, which is improving fight by fight, and clambering up the ladder. NOTE: I'm hearing the Feb. 14 CBS cable date is firm, and will unfold at Resorts World in Queens. Sal Musumeci is the promoter and a heavyweight will likely top the card. Subway Mike Lee will rumble on the card and then hustle to the announce table to work with Col. Bob and Benny Ricardo. Follow Woods on Twitter. [url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/https://twitter.com/Woodsy1069]https://twitter.com/Woodsy1069
We'll have to see who the dance partners are, but this is shaping up to be a fantastic card. Glad to see Walters getting back into action - if he stays busy he is going to have a blockbuster year.


-amayseng :

We'll have to see who the dance partners are, but this is shaping up to be a fantastic card. Glad to see Walters getting back into action - if he stays busy he is going to have a blockbuster year.
Agreed, I am a fan of TCraw and he does not need to fight Herrera just yet, Herrera would beat him today, too good and adaptable in my book. Herrera does deserve a shot at the WW title though, the man should have been fighter of the year.


-riverside :

Agreed, I am a fan of TCraw and he does not need to fight Herrera just yet, Herrera would beat him today, too good and adaptable in my book. Herrera does deserve a shot at the WW title though, the man should have been fighter of the year.
Thank you Amay!!


-Radam G :

M-He beats all those top guns. No way that T-Craw comes near him. Holla!


-The Commish :

I have heard, too, that my homie, Chris Algieri, will be placed in the opposite corner from Terence Crawford. I know he has been thinking of, and even talking to, additional trainers to work with him. He had better do so and fast. He doesn't want to go through another bout with former kickboxing champ but bigtime boxing novice Tim Lane in the corner. -Randy G.


-amayseng :

Thank you Amay!!
Your welcome, but no need to thank me Herrera is a stud and should get his just due.


-amayseng :

I have heard, too, that my homie, Chris Algieri, will be placed in the opposite corner from Terence Crawford. I know he has been thinking of, and even talking to, additional trainers to work with him. He had better do so and fast. He doesn't want to go through another bout with former kickboxing champ but bigtime boxing novice Tim Lane in the corner. -Randy G.
Chris has some very good attributes. He can give anyone a close and solid fight. Pac is just on another level and there is no shame in getting handled by him. Chris can give a lot of top ten guys a lot of trouble. He does need to learn to sit down from time to time and take some rounds with vigor.


-stormcentre :

Walters and Crawford is a good fight. So is Heurrera and either of those guys .. . or even Rios.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

Herrera is a throwback fighter and is a true professional, but let's be honest, TC is on another level. TC has displayed his vast skill, but his heart and competitiveness gets underrated. He is very hungry and his desire to win is what sets him apart from other fighters in his division. The guy doesn't take a round off and just when you think you have the upper hand he returns the favor. I like Herrera, but TC is on another level.


-Radam G :

Herrera is a throwback fighter and is a true professional, but let's be honest, TC is on another level. TC has displayed his vast skill, but his heart and competitiveness gets underrated. He is very hungry and his desire to win is what sets him apart from other fighters in his division. The guy doesn't take a round off and just when you think you have the upper hand he returns the favor. I like Herrera, but TC is on another level.
You get so ?ock$ure about up starters. Give them time to bloom. T-Craw is all dat and a glass of lemonade, not the chips. Let the dude get seasoned and learn, or he will end up a trial horse fighting for peanuts and tips. No doubt that M-He is on a different level from T-Craw. None bias eyes can clearly see that T-Craw is just coming off being green, but M-He is a blue clip on the scene and will crush T-Craw like a jelly bean.M-He should've FOTY if the game was clean. Big MONEY knows that T-Craw stays away from M-He until the time be. And it is not yet, a blind man can see. Holla!