What To Watch: March 2010

March is upon us and Inside Fights has the rundown of which fights to keep your eyes on during the month. Read on to see the staff picks for which fight stands out above the rest.

Mar 5
Martin Honorio vs. Wilton Hilario – ESPN2

Mar 6
Ulises Solis vs. Bert Batawang – Fox Sports Net

Vic Darchinyan vs. Rodrigo Guerrero – Showtime
Leonardo Zappavigna vs. Fernando Angulo – Showtime

Devon Alexander vs. Juan Urango – HBO

Johnny Tapia vs. Jorge Alberto Reyes

Mar 12
Sam Peter vs. Nagy Aguilera – Fox Sports Net
Anthony Peterson vs. Juan Ramon Cruz – Fox Sports Net

Mar 13
Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey – HBO PPV
Humberto Soto vs. David Diaz – HBO PPV
Jose Luis Castillo vs. Alfonso Gomez – HBO PPV
John Duddy vs. Michael Medina – HBO PPV

Marco Huck vs. Adam Richards

Mar 19
Deandre Latimore vs. Sechew Powell – ESPN2
Edwin Rodriguez vs. George Armenta – ESPN2

Mar 20
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers – Internet PPV
Johnathon Banks vs. Travis Walker – Internet PPV

Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Antonio Davis

Odlanier Solis vs. Carl Davis Drumond – Fox Sports Espanol

Mar 26
Steve Cunningham vs. Matt Godfrey – ESPN2

Hector Camacho vs. Allan Vester

Mar 27
Erik Morales vs. Jose Alfaro – Integrated Sports PPV
Chris Henry vs. Hugo Hernan Garay – Integrated Sports PPV

Steve Molitor vs. Takalani Ndlovu – Canada TSN

Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jonathan Victor Barros

Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell – Showtime

Marcos Maidana vs. Victor Manuel Cayo – HBO
Ali Funeka vs. Joan Guzman – HBO

Nehomar Cermeno vs. Anselmo Moreno
Jorge Linares vs. Francisco Lorenzo

Mar 31
David Tua vs. Friday Ahunanya

Staff Picks: Fight To Watch

Corey’s Pick: Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell
March 27 on Showtime

While the boxing world has its eyes on Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey in Cowboy Stadium, the fight that most piques my interest this month is the Super Six clash between Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell. At this point, Abraham is the favorite to win the tournament, but Dirrell was very impressive against Carl Froch, winning the fight on my card fairly handily. Abraham hasn’t faced anyone as slick as Dirrell, and he’s fighting on enemy turf in Michigan. It’s a classic boxer vs. puncher match-up, and a case can be made for either guy winning. Can Dirrell find a way to score points against Abraham’s shell-like defense? Can Abraham land his bombs against someone who’s constantly moving and fighting from all angles? I can’t wait to find out.

Paul’s Pick: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers
March 20 on www.Klitschko.com

I was initially going with Abraham-Dirrell, but I just have a feeling about this one. Has Eddie Chambers finally turned a corner in his maturity? Has he honed his skills to the level they always promised to be? A lot will be answered at the time of the weigh-in. A chubby Chambers will lose, but if he comes in trim and focused like he did against Alexander Dimitrenko on July 4th, he can and WILL beat Klitschko. Chambers, in that fight, displayed the perfect strategy in dealing with a tall, strong Eastern European boxer. He stepped inside Dimitrenko’s outstretched arm, went to the body and made the much larger fighter use his feet and fight at odd angles. Obviously, Dimitrenko is no Klitschko and I could come away from this looking very bad, but Chambers was definitely on to something and he very well may shock the world.

Trent’s Pick: Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey

Surely my colleagues are aware that the #1 fighter in the world is in action this month. Not only is Manny the best, but he’s also one of the most exciting. He continues to baffle with his performances and his aggressive style should do well against the cautious, yet dangerous, Clottey. Clottey has never been knocked out despite being in the ring with top welterweights like Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao will look to finish the fight early and his prophetic trainer, Freddie Roach, has already said as much. Of all the big fights this month, Pacquiao-Clottey has the best chance of ending in a knockout.

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