Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
Here's something to ponder: had Al Harbi stayed in, and drawn the opposite side so he and Thompson could have met in the final...who is the favorite there?
Maybe if Thompson walks this, a bit later on they could meet in a 10-rounder at 154lbs. (which is the proper class for both, although you can see why either would've been keen to cut down for this chance)
The winner then poised to challenge Ochieng, if not Rose or even Smith?
nasser is mandatory for ochieng english title but cant see that happening. ochieng will vacate, maybe if thompson wins him v nasser vacant english title and british title eliminator