Indonesia's experienced Eddy Comaro (27-17-5, 11) has just been given the opportunity of a life time. The well traveled Indonesian, who has fought as a journeyman through out the Asian boxing scene, has been announced as the next opponent for Australia's hugely popular Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23).
Katsidis, a fighter who is well loved throughout the world, has been out of the ring for almost 2 years following his upset loss to Albert Mensah and is currently 2-4 in his last 6 bouts dating back to November 2010. Despite this he will start as a strong favourite and has excellent pedigree with wins over the likes of Kevin Mitchell, Graham Earl, Vicente Escobedo, Jesus Chavez and Czar Amonsot.
Comaro, who is being viewed as an easy opponent, will know that he could be the man to permanently retire Katsidis if he manage the upset win. Unfortunately for the Indonesian however he will know he has the deck stacked against him.
Comaro is naturally smaller man, being a natural Super Featherweight whilst Katisids has always been a big Lightweight and he is also a man with a terrible 0-12 record on the road. Those 12 losses have included some to big names like Somsak Sithchatchawal but not all of them have come to world level fighters and with 6 stoppages on his record we'd imagine that Katsidis will be looking to roll him over inside the distance.
We've got to assume that this is a bout to see whether or not Katsidis has much left, unfortunately however we don't think he has all that much left to give boxing. Comaro shouldn't beat him but Katsidis really should enjoy his retirement and the love and adoration of fans world wide. He gave us all so many exciting fights that he deserves to be remembered for his prime not post-prime losses.
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