Some more random thoughts
• J Russell Peltz, the Hall of Fame promoter and matchmaker from Philadelphia who signed on in January as a consultant for Main Events, deserves a gold star for his brilliant call to match Holyfield with Lou Savarese. It was the ideal match for Holyfield, who got in 10 rounds and looked terrific against a name opponent who stood right in front of him and posed little threat. Holyfield's two-knockdown performance on June 30 has some people believing he can once again win a heavyweight title at age 44. Without perfect matchmaking, that wouldn't be the case.
• How is it possible that neither HBO nor Showtime seem to have room on their schedules for the rest of year for Juan Diaz? When those networks can't find a slot for a 23-year-old unified lightweight titlist, who happens to be one of the most exciting fighters in the world, something is wrong. Diaz was sensational in stopping Acelino "Popo" Freitas on HBO in April and is willing to fight top opponents, yet HBO hasn't made him a priority in the least. And Showtime hasn't exactly been beating down his door either.
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