Posted: 2/23/2012 10:30:47 AM
brett miller is from missouri and will not be officiating this fight. coincidentally, he scored the last fight against devon.
although some inexperienced cappers may believe otherwise, hometown judging sometimes is not limited to geography. it can actually be hometown to the promoter, such as been the case with brett miller who also will not be officiating this fight.
brett miller has had a suspicious history of fights in missouri. he has had two fights, both alexander fights, when devon was under don king promotions. he subsequently scored both fights matthysse/kotelynk for devon.
the majority of millers fights have been in Minnesota, his homestate.
but what was interesting for miller was that his first fight in missouri against kotelynk he was officially licensed six days after the fight. some believe that he was paid off by king and, therefore, gave a hometown "decision" to devon.
i am still betting devon as speed and technique are generally less affected than power when a fighter moves up in weight. khan, kotelnyk, morales and corley all made it the distance with maidana at 140 and i am hoping that devon makes it as well. i dont see marcus winning a decision against a more skilled devon at the higher weight, as i am betting that the additional seven pounds will not have as much as an effect on devon's speed and technique as it will on maidanas power.