HD's been pretty behind on the Winter Preview and accompanying "Boxing Bits", due to a bunch of circumstances, but now it's time to play a little catch-up with what has been happening for the past few months, which has certainly seen its share of surprises and developments. There will be three installments of this series, one covering each month till this point. And so, here is the rest of December's match-ups...
Mike Alvarado TKO4 Miguel Angel Huerta (Light Welterweight)
[C] WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolay Valuev MD Evander Holyfield [PPV]
--This was one controversial decision, as Valuev got off the hook once again despite observers saying that Holyfield was the true victor of the match. Older boxers have been on a role for the last few years, and "The Real Deal", of all people, seemed to show that he still has a little of what it takes...
[C] (Vacant NABF Middleweight Championship) Roman Karmazin UD Bronco McKart
[C] (Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Championship) Humberto Soto UD Francisco Lorenzo
Jackson Osei Bonsu MD Carlos Baldomir (Welterweight)
--Baldomir's lite-Cinderella moment has long since burned out, and I don't see it, or another championship run, rekindling anytime soon...
Joan Guzman UD Ameth Diaz (Lightweight)
[C] WBC International Female Lightweight Champion Mia St. John UD(8) Darys Pardo
Joshua Snyder SD(8) Aaron Pryor, Jr. (Super Middleweight)
Tim Witherspoon, Jr. TKO3 Courtney Paterson (Lightweight)
Not Previously Mentioned in the First Dec. "Boxing Bits"
:Thurs.12.11.08: Tomasz Adamek SD Steve Cunningham (Cruiserweight)
:Fri.12.12.08: Brian Viloria KO2 Benjamin Garcia (Flyweight)
:Fri.12.12.08: Carlos Molina TKO5 Roberto Valenzuela (Welterweight)