Urango will enjoy a six year age advantage and, even though he is built like a middleweight, the southpaw IBF champion stands two inches shorter than his challenger. Urango stepped up in weight this past May in an unsuccessful attempt to capture a portion of the welterweight crown against Andre Berto. Coming back down in weight might be a challenge for the champion.
" I really don’t know [if moving back to 140 will hurt Urango]. When we get in the ring, I’ll see what he has to offer and I’ll get to work," Bailey stated. " [When he fought Ricky Hatton and Berto] that was their fight. I expect him to make as many changes as he can."
Making changes is what surviving in the sport of boxing is all about. Since teaming up with John David Jackson as his trainer, Bailey’s right hand has become even sneakier as it hides behind a quick jab at the speed of sound and has caught opponents like Anthony Mora and Figueroa completely unaware before putting them to sleep.
"There isn’t a better trainer than John David Jackson," Stern claimed. "In fact, he ended up sparring with Randall this past week -- great sparring partner! Let’s hope it all works out and you’ll be interviewing Randall as the champion of the world."
Sparring with a former middleweight champion is one way to get ready for a junior welterweight champion who is built like a 160 pounder.
Outcome aside, the result of this IBF junior welterweight championship bout should be satisfying for all viewers watching at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino or LIVE
On the undercard, American light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud will make the boldest move of his career in meeting seasoned former world champion Clinton Woods in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds to fill the vacant IBF light heavyweight championship.
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August 24, 2009