B&B BOXING PROMOTIONS UPCOMING FIGHT PREVIEW
DECEMBER 10TH 2016, CENTURY LINK CENTER, OMAHA, NE
TOP RANK PROMOTIONS AND HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
TERENCE “BUD” CRAWFORD, OMAHA, NE 29-0 (20)
JOHN MOLINA JR 29-6 (23), COVINA, CA
(W.B.C AND W.B.O WORLD TITLES ON THE LINE)
Great fights are not based on records; instead great fights are made when both fighters have everything to gain.
For Crawford, a win over a top ten rated contender such as Molina, especially in exciting style, could catapult him to the eventual Pacquiao showdown. After a near flawless and as Bob Arum stated “a beautiful jazz-like performance” over former undefeated #1 rated Super Lightweight champ, Viktor “Iceman” Postol, Crawford still wasn’t satisfied. He has stated to many that he could’ve and should’ve “put him away”.
Molina, fresh off upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov, didn’t have to take this fight, but knows a win over Crawford, would make him an instant target by others, especially in the money department…. not to mention how much an immediate rematch could be worth.
Crawford may be a smaller in stature Super-Lightweight compared to the nearly 6 ft. Molina, but make no mistake, he enjoys being the bigger man/puncher when the bell rings. Molina believes in his power, let’s not forgot that one punch that ended Mickey Bey’s night, after trailing on the scorecards for 11 rds.
At this stage, all fights matter and all title defenses are dangerous. The old cliché goes, you don’t play boxing and I’m willing to bet that both Crawford and Molina definitely won’t be playing tag in there lol
While the matchup has a real Rocky theme to it, Molina all-heart determination vs Crawford’s unreal talent/skill level it appears to be missing something.
That something is right in front of us if we just look hard enough and pay attention to the big picture. That big picture reads Top Rank Promotions is doing business with Premier Boxing Champions. The door is open and since this is the time of the year to give thanks than…. thank you to Al Hayman and Bob Arum for giving fans an assortment of gifts heading into the New Year. One can only imagine a future fight between Crawford and Garcia
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STEVEN “SO COLD” NELSON 4-0 (4) OMAHA, NE
CHRIS HARRIS 2-1-2 (2) WICHITA, KA
(4 RD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT)
Nelson is fresh of an accelerating and destructive knockout over former undefeated Colorado prospect, Reyes Diaz, in Las Vegas. Harris is plenty durable as he just went the distance with a 9-0 prospect in New York. Nelson is oozing with confidence and relishes the moment fighting on the same card as his best friend, Terence Crawford. Harris has stated that all his fights have been this way, always the underdog, always facing the prospect. He wanted to point out that he fought Tommy Morrison’s son to a draw at Heavyweight to boot, and has zero fear of facing the smaller Nelson. This is a beautiful Midwest Nebraska vs Kansas rivalry…only this time it isn’t Basketball. Grab your popcorn cause this one is going to be explosive.
KEVIN VENTURA 3-0 (2), OMAHA, NE
RENE “THE BEAST” MARQUEZ 5-3 (2), SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
(4 RD LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT)
Another, exciting and explosive fight between two Mexican gladiators. The fight has a real speed (Ventura) vs power (Marquez) feel to it. Ventura is the more polished of the two, with a decorated amateur career, while Marquez is old school, fought in the streets in LA, turned to boxing, has done cage, and basically loves anything to do with fighting. Ventura, has extremely fast hands and can put punches in bunches. Marques loves to load up with hooks and bring the fight towards his opponent. Styles will collide on this one and to make things even more dramatic it’s Western Nebraska vs Eastern Nebraska.
DECEMBER 17TH 2016, RALSTON ARENA, OMAHA, NE
B&B BOXING PROMOTIONS
PRESENTS NEXT GENERATION 3
GUY SMITH JR 6-2-1 (2), OMAHA
JONNY JARABECK 4-0 (1) DENVER, CO
(NEBRASKA STATE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE- 6 RDS)
Smith can dominate at times with his jab and size alone. Jarabek has fast hands and beautiful footwork along with a great amateur background. The crowd and fan base for Smith will be a real advantage, but Jarabek’s team took the fight knowing full well what is at stake. This fight is very worthy of a title and could be a classic tactical fight where someone will need to become the aggressor to pull it off. Nebraska vs Colorado…no need to say more.
TREVEN “TOP-FLIGHT” COLEMAN 4-0 (2)
PAUL WHITEFACE 0-2-1 RAPID CITY, SD
(4 RD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT)
Whiteface boasts the fact that he already has a win over Coleman a few years back when the two squared off as amateurs. Whiteface remembers it like it was yesterday, while Coleman can’t even remember who Whiteface is let alone accepting that he’s the same fighter back than as he is today. Lots of hype and plenty of trash talk on social media will sure to make this fight a must see. Coleman wants to make a statement while Whiteface wants to prove that he simply has Coleman’s number. Punches with bad intentions will fill the air come fight night.
ABEL SORIANO 3-0 (1), OMAHA, NE
MIKE DAVIS 0-1 CHEYENNE, WY
(4 RD BANTAMWEIGHTS)
Soriano finally finds an opponent his size. Davis is unfazed with Soriano’s vast amateur success and took the fight with little resistance. His manager, Corey Williams, stated “Mike is no pushover, he’s coming to fight, he won’t be intimidated and the kid has a great crowd pleasing style to him.” Soriano has an equally crowd pleasing style to him so there is no way this fight doesn’t have fight fans on their seats.
OLIVER RIVERA DEBUT, GRAND ISLAND, NE
FREDERICK PIERCE, TALIHINA, OKLAHOMA
(4 RDS LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT)
PREVIEW Rivera an outstanding Nebraska amateur champion, including winning the Golden Gloves 5 times. Pierce has won several Oklahoma tough man contests, fought in the cage, and owns his own MMA gym. Pierce stated “I’m no elite boxer, but I’m country tough, I’m what you call Nuts and Guts. I promise you this, that crowd and no disrespect to Rivera, they will know the hell who I am after that bell rings. I heard he’s supposed to be fighting in the lower division or whatever, I walk around 180 and am always in shape, so he better pack a lunch.”
Rivera, has vowed to please his already huge legion of Mexican fight fans that he is a breath of fresh air to the scene, one who digs to the body and delivers each punch in effort to ko his opponent. Another clash of styles where paramedics need to be on standby.
STEVEN “SO-COLD” NELSON 4-0 (4), OMAHA, NE
SCOTT FUTRELL 0-2, ST LOUIS, MO
(4 RDS LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHTS)
Nelson will be fighting just 7 days later after his big Midwest showdown on the Crawford Top Rank card. This is un-heard of in this sport and Nelson should be praised by everyone for wanting to still be a part of the show and give his hometown fans another opportunity to see him work on back to back weekends. Only question is…What will he wear though?
KEVIN VENTURA 3-0 (2), OMAHA, NE
JEFF FARMER 3-7, DES MOINES, IOWA
(4 RDS LIGHTWEIGHTS)
Ventura must be hanging around Nelson as he is yet another who will see back to back action on the 17th. Although he is in a much tougher fight on the 10th with Marquez, he feels like it’s a blessing. “I’m used to fighting every weekend in the amateurs, so I’m used to it, I will take care of business on the 10th and then add win number 5 to my record on the 17th.” Farmer is a tough veteran of the sport and has won 2 in a row. Iowa recently beat the brakes off of Nebraska and Farmer feels like the outcome will be the same on the 17th.
NATHANIEL DENTON 2-0 (2), GARNER, KA
CRUSE STEWART DEBUT, CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
(4 RDS SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHTS)
This fight has huge appeal as Denton is a former Omaha native and is a Lieutenant Police officer. While Cruse, was once a standout Iowa amateur champion, the knock on him is that he had a setback with legal woes and that the time off from the sport may hurt him. Both wanted on the card, knowing fully that a win in front of the champ, Terence Crawford, may open up some doors for their careers. Will it be Denton’s throwback high volume attack or will the inactivity become irrelevant and skills will in fact pay the bills? Both men are outstanding examples of how to turn their careers around not only inside the ring but outside of it as witnessed by both being involved in charity work. Boxing saves lives and on Dec 17th these two will more than likely enter as champions and leave as champions. That being said…who wants to impress the champ??????
See you Ringside