Originally Posted by Joe_MacKenzie
Rather than defending his WBO European title, Ondrej Pala will be facing Darnell Wilson on Saturday.
Pala is a good fighter. I don't know why Ahmet Íner isn't doing a better job of promoting him.
Wilson got himself in the mix with a win over a one-handed J.C. Gomez (which in my opinion and that of many others was a gift, as even a one-handed Gomez seemed to outbox him with just the right jab alone and limit Wilson to only a few grazing body shots, although there are many who feel strongly the other way that it was a legitimately earned victory due to constant aggression.
It's crap; even Pala who isn't upper echelon at HW should be able to dispatch Ding A Ling...but it's at least understandable where Ohner gets off touting him as a "credible" opponent, coming off that good win on paper. It's easier to swallow than Derek Chisora getting a Euro title crack with Helenius coming off just a six-round win over a complete bum Lithuanian since his prior loss. (although Chisora is a better heavyweight than Wilson)