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Here I predict the outcomes to some of the higher profile fights in the future. I wouldn't suggest betting on any of these predictions though.

Saturday, April 19: Floyd Mayweather v. Victoriano Sosa

My pick: Mayweather by unanimous decision over Sosa.

I don't see Victoriano Sosa beating Floyd in any way, shape or form. Mayweather is too slick and fast for Sosa and will easily outbox the Dominican slugger on his way to a unanimous decision. His lack of power at 135 though will prevent a stoppage win for Floyd.

Friday, April 25: Bronco McKart v. Verno Phillips

My pick: McKart by unanimous decision over Phillips.

While Phillips remains a dangerous fighter, McKart really only loses to Winky Wright and manages to beat everyone else. He has a difficult style to beat and he's fast enough to outbox Phillips on the outside, which is what I think he will most likely do. Mckart by decision. Yeah, that's right.

Saturday, April 26: James Toney v. Vassily Jirov

My pick: Jirov by close unanimous decision over Toney.

A lot of people are picking Toney in this one because of the amount of time Jirov has been absent from the ring and Toney's apparent new willingness to get into shape. I don't buy it for a minute. I think Toney will come into the fight in decent, not great shape and will be outworked by the younger, hungrier Jirov. Jirov is a non-stop pressure fighter with good power and I expect him to outwork and outland Toney over 12 rounds.

Saturday, May 3: Oscar de la Hoya v. Yori Boy Campas

My pick: DLH by 7th round KO over Yori Boy.

Look, I understand that this is seemingly the year of the upset, but that train derails itself here. Yori Boy does not belong in the same ring as Oscar at this point in his career and will get pounded in this fight. I see a total mismatch. Look for Oscar to hurt Campas early and keep the pressure on, maybe drop him in the early rounds too.

Saturday, May 17: Leo Dorin v. Paul Spadafora

The pick: Spadafora by some type of decision over Dorin.

In a battle of the heavy-handed sluggers..(sarcasm) These two will most definitely go to a decision. The deciding factor here, though is that I think Spadafora is just a little bit faster than Dorin and has better defense than the Romanian champ. I think he will confuse Dorin enough to take a decision and move one step closer to a bout with Floyd Mayweather.




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