On the night of December 7, Brooklyn's Anthony Catanzaro will be the slightest bit frazzled, but in a good way.
A boxer he advises, welterweight Paul Malignaggi, will be fighting at Barclays Center against Zab Judah, on Showtime.
At around the same time, another fighter he advises, middleweight Matthew Macklin, will be fighting in Atlantic City, on HBO, against Willie Nelson. Top Rank will be the lead promoter of that card, to be topped by Cuban artiste Guillermo Rigondeaux defending his bantamweight titles against Joseph Agbeko of the Bronx.
"My stomach will be in shambles," Catanzaro told me, "but it's a great problem." Another Catanzaro boxer, Sadam Ali, might be fighting on TV as well, on Showtime Extreme, on the Brooklyn card, which will be put together by Golden Boy. "Maybe three of my fighters on primetime? At the end of a day, it's great problem to have," he said.
Catanzaro said it's still up in the air whether Malignaggi-Judah will be the feature bout at Barclays.
My take: that absolutely is a compelling and appropriate feature for Brooklyn. It has been rumored that the super skilled Devon Alexander might snag the main event. But I must show my bias here, being a Brooklyn guy, no diss on Devon, I'd be more amped to see the New Yorkers get the brightest spotlight in Brooklyn, for what it's worth.
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