Never mind the title. That’s just for attention. This coming weekend is all about the flyweights. The man pictured above, Sid Smith (via), is perhaps the granddaddy of the division, which is the lightest of what are generally considered the original eight weight classes. (Also, most boxing fans have the same unimpressed look on their faces when asked about the Showtime card this weekend.)
While Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse fight their mismatch bouts, against Emmanuel Taylor and Roberto Ortiz respectively, the bite-sized battlers bring serious heat with Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Giovani Segura and Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez clashes. The flyweight action alone is enough to make you forget about whatever travesty it is that’s happening on American television, but add in Kiko Martinez vs. Carl Frampton II, and it’s like a pugilistic Bay of Pigs.