The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Hank Lundy, Dannie Williams, Kelly Pavlik And Jose Hernandez

Fightin’ animals have been a bit of a theme for the last few weeks on the schedule, so here’s man vs. goose for your amusement. Sadly, it’s about the best fightin’ you’ll find for a little while, with the schedule really thinning out for the end of March and through April. Now that Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Brandon Rios has gone down the gurgler, we’ll have to make our own fun.

This week is pretty much a dry spell, unless you’re willing to track down a stream of the really, really little guys. There’s an okay Friday Night Fights card featuring entertaining lightweight Hank Lundy, though. Apart from that, maybe go on YouTube and watch goose fights?

  • Hunk Lundy vs. Dannie Williams, Friday, ESPN2, Mahsantucket Connecticut. I like this match up of once-beaten lightweights. It’s much better than the kind of fare we’ve been getting from ESPN recently, the surprising quality of last week’s bout notwithstanding. It’s being billed as a fight between up-and-comers, but I suspect these Lundy and Williams don’t really have the class to make it far beyond ESPN. Lundy (21-1-1) is just plain fun. He’s fast and powerful, but kinda dumb, too. That’d be the main reason he got dropped by David Diaz and stopped by John Molina. Though his chin might have something to do with it, too. At least that’s what St Louis’ Dannie Williams (21-1-0) is hoping for. Williams is more powerful than Lundy, though not as fast. If he wants to win, he’ll want to convince Lundy that a bit of trading isn’t such a bad idea. Shouldn’t be too hard.
  • The Rest. Bullrushing Thai junior bantamweight and Ring Magazine number four Suriyan Sor Rungisvai (20-4-1) faced Japan’s Yota Sato (23-2-1) in Tokyo Tuesday [ed.: He lost]… Arthur Abraham (33-3) continues fighting at super middleweight on Saturday in Germany, this time against Piotr Wilczewski (30-2). All the good super middleweights have Abraham’s number now… The Ring’s number one strawweight Nkosinathi Joyi (21-0) rematches the magazine’s number eight man Katsunari Takamaya (24-4) on Friday in East London, South Africa. Their first encounter ended in a no contest due to an accidental clash of heads… Kelly Pavlik (37-2) returns on Azteca America on Saturday night in a super middleweight bout against Aaron Jaco (15-2). It will be interesting to see how he looks… Venezuelan lightweight Jorge Linares (31-2) faces Sergio Thompson (21-2) in Cancun on Fox Deportes on Saturday night, in advance of his July rematch with Antonio DeMarco…Last but not least, lightweight banger and TQBR favourite Jose “El Loco” Hernandez (12-5-1) faces Kenya’s Peter Oluoch (11-5-2) in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday night. It’s always a fun time with “El Loco.”