Here we go again with this farce between Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR and Conor McGregor! Read the latest news HERE.
Here we go again with this farce between Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR and Conor McGregor! Read the latest news HERE.
It took him 6 days to complete the London Marathon.
This was after the medical experts had told him that he may never walk again.
This was because he had nearly died in 1991 in a battle for the WBO super middleweight title.
His suing of the British Boxing Board of Control led to him receiving enough compensation that means he has a permanent carer and that every boxer who enters the ring has permanent cover from the medical fraternity.
Saturday night, in Birmingham, Alabama, Dominic Breazeale, 18-1, 16 KO’s rebounded from his first professional loss by scoring a 5th round knockout over fellow heavyweight contender Izu Ugonoh, 17-1, 14 KO’s. The clash of the heavyweight giants was on the undercard of the nationally televised Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington WBC Heavyweight title fight.
The 6-foot-7, 263-pound Breazeale, who rallied back after being in some early trouble, dropped the 6-3, 230-pound Ugonoh twice in the fifth round. The second and final knockdown sent the unproven Polish fighter through the ropes and onto the canvas. Breazeale, who also scored a knockdown in the third, was floored himself in the fourth round.
Are you not entertained? Must a fighter go out on his/her shield in order to gain your respect. At what length and extent must a fighter put their body through for us fans to be satisfied? I’m just posing the question. I’ll let you be the judge. We have many different styles of fighters who grace our television screens and provide us with a form of entertainment that has long been loathed in many circles. Something continues to draw us back and regardless of how people feel, the history of boxing is very rich.
It was a wasted night in Birmingham for Washington. For clarity it was expected to be a barn burner while it lasted as WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made his fifth defense of his title against unheralded Gerald Washington in Alabama last night. On paper the two giants matched up evenly in all aspects of the game except experience.
The 6’7” champion entered ring sans robe weighing 222 lbs. His challenger another behemoth standing one inch shorter but tipping scales at 239 well distributed pounds.
At the Videotron Center in Quebec City on Friday night, unbeaten contender Eleider Alvarez, 22-0, 11 KO’s scored a punishing fifth-round stoppage over former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute, 32-4-1, 25 KO’s. The Columbian-born fighter was rated #4 at 175 lbs by The Ring before entering the ring last night.
The up-and-coming light heavyweight contender Alvarez closed the deal with two powerful right hands to the jaw which floored Bute. The veteran southpaw was badly hurt from the first blow and involuntarily left his chin in the air for the second. He bravely struggled to his feet, but was in no position to continue when referee Marlon Wright halted the action. The official time was 2:22.
Less than a month away from a possible fight of the year candidate when middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin takes on the formidable challenge of Daniel Jacobs on March 18th. On paper this one shapes up to be the best test for Triple G spanning his eleven year career in which he has compiled a perfect record of 33-0, 30 KO’s. In that span of time Golovkin has been a champion since 2009 on his quest to fill his closet with every legitimate 160 pound belt. This pilgrimage to greatness has had no roadblocks in Gennady’s path as much as disappointment and terrified challengers.
Liam McGeary’s quest to regain the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship got off to a successful start with a second-round stoppage over Brett “The Spartan” McDermott. The fight was not without tense moments for McGeary, as McDermott dropped him with a hellacious left jab in the opening minute of round one.
When asked about the shot after the fight, McGeary said “What a blast…I don’t want to get hit with another one of them” Subsequently the more athletic McGeary took over the round by avoiding most of McDermott’s blows, and working The Spartan with his left jab; opening a cut on McDermott’s face.
Gavin McDonnell Vs Rey Vargas Vie for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in a Fight Where Somebodies 0 Must GO!
On Saturday night in a tight little venue one twin shall attempt to come out from the shadow of another as Gavin McDonnell, 16-0-2, 4 KO’s, seeks to win the WBC super bantamweight title against Rey Vargas, 28-0, 22 KO’s, and finally join his brother, Jamie McDonnell, 29-2-1, 13 KO’s, as a world champion. Jamie is already the WBA bantamweight title holder and will be in the corner helping his twin make the step up to legendary status amongst the McDonnell fans.
Gavin has always been to many, in the street and in the minds of the boxing fraternity, Jamie’s brother. He gets noticed as Jamie’s brother, not as Gavin, but now he has the chance of being the guy who is more talked about than referred to.
Contrary to Boxing Fans Sentiments… Deontay Wilder Vs Gerald Washington is an Important Fight in the Heavyweight Division!
By Joshua “City” Brewer
The stakes are high. Implications have never been bigger. There are only two options, hold or fold. Will we see a royal flush? I’m not talking about a game of poker. I’m speaking on the Deontay Wilder, 37-0, 36 KO’s, Vs Gerald Washington, 18-0-1, 12 KO’s, fight. It really doesn’t get any bigger for the two fighters at this point in their career. No, this isn’t the fight we ultimately wanted and no, this isn’t the most lucrative fight available in the most storied division. That being said, the fight may very well be the most important fight in the heavyweight division right now. Before you get on your ‘high horse’ please give me a moment to explain myself.
Bellator 173 airs Friday night in Belfast, Ireland. The main event features Liam McGeary taking on Brett “The Spartan” McDermott, in a light heavyweight showdown. McDermott is a late replacement for Vladimir Flipovic; who replaced McGeary’s original opponent, Chris Fields. You got all that? Injuries and replacements are common place in the MMA. McDermott is the benefactor of an unfortunate circumstance of MMA.
The main event is still a strong one. McGeary is coming off of a tough decision loss to Phil Davis, where the Bellator Light Heavyweight title was at stake. Liam is versatile; associated with Team Renzo Gracie and owns a Brown Belt in BJJ, under John Danasher. McGeary also has experience as a kick boxer; he has secured victories with strikes as well as submissions. He is also considered to have one of the best left hooks in MMA.
For many the sixties was the time in which it all hung out. The fact was that the sixties began the revolution but the decade after ripped it open. We found a new significance in ourselves and indulged it to the max.
For a kid, like me, growing up in a small town in the middle of nowhere we had little by way of excitement other than what we saw going on in a world that seemed so very far away from us. Even the world of soccer, that was our bread and butter for kicks, seemed a world away as we went in thousands to stand and watch our heroes every second week at home grounds groaning with the weight of expectation and hope.
Ken Norton, 42-7-1, 33 KO’s was a world champion and a force in the heavyweight division during an era considered the best ever for that weight class. However, does being the fifth best fighter of the heavyweight division during the 1970’s make him a hall-of-famer though?
After playing at Northeast Missouri State on a football scholarship, Norton entered the Marines where he began to box. After compiling an amateur record of 24-2 and winning the All-Marine Heavyweight Championship three times. Norton won the U.S. trials for the 1967 Pan American Games; however, he was passed over for another heavyweight because his “crab-like” style was considered to be flawed for the international games.
After putting Travis Browne to sleep on Sunday night, instead of putting the rest of the heavyweight division on notice, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis put the world of rest and relaxation on notice. Instead of calling out his next opponent, which is common place in the UFC, Lewis stated that he needed some time off, “I don’t want to hear nothing about no fighting for a few months”. Lewis said in his post-fight interview.
The Black Beast indicated it has been a grueling, sex-crazed, run up until his showdown with top-ranked fighter Travis Browne, and he needs a break. The fight itself was grueling as well. Lewis had a tough first round. Visibly hurt from the kicking attack from Browne, Derrick Lewis look winded, clutching at his mid-section while walking back to his corner as round one commenced.
Feature MMA/Boxing Writer Anthony “Zute” George is our newest member on Ringside Report “The Heart of Boxing”. On behalf of the entire team, we welcome him aboard.
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Dat Nguyen, 20-3, 6 KO’s, was successful in taking out Miguel Flores, 21-1, 9 KO’s, in the main event of a PBC card from Houston, Texas. Flores was the hometown favorite having grown up in Houston. Flores was also noted for tenacious body shots and leading up to the fight this seemed to be a key emphasis for his game plan. This was a case where Flores was taking on a step up in competition and he moved towards making his mark within the boxing ranks.
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Over the last week or so we have had a couple of “old style” fighters come out the woodwork and either talk up their fight or actually fight in the ring. I am talking of Lenny Daws, 30-5-2, 18 KO’s, and Derry Mathews, 38-11-2, 20 KO’s.
Over in the US these are not names with which you shall have much, if any familiarity, but when it comes to keeping on, keeping on, both are the epitome of professional pride and dogged determination.
It was Daws who, at the weekend, came up short in his third attempt to get a European belt round his waist. The last time had been more than galling as he had been disqualified by a referee, Freddy Rafn, who should never be allowed back in a ring, for a head butt that never was. His first attempt went to the home town Italian who was outboxed for the 12 rounds of the fight; twice denied by dodgy officialdom. This time though, he was beaten by a far superior fighter in the Swede, Anthony Yigit, 19-0-1, 7 KO’s – of whom much is now expected.
Despite all of these losses, we still expect Daws to make the decision to carry on because these facts prove that he is far from a quitter.
Last weekend, native Washingtonian Lamont Peterson, 35-3-1, 17 KO’s, proved yet again that he is a force at any welterweight and any weight around the storied division. Peterson was victorious in his bid against Russian fighter David Avanesyan, 22-2-1, 11 KO’s. In victory, Peterson picked up the World Boxing Association (WBA) regular title and solidified himself as a two weight division champion.
Top super welterweight prospects Chris Pearson and Justin DeLoach meet in a 10-round showdown in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, February 24 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Pearson (14-1, 10 KOs, WSB 3-0, 1 KO) and DeLoach (16-1, 8 KOs) were scheduled to meet in the co-main event of Ishe Smith vs. Frank Galarza’s card in September 2016, but Pearson was forced to withdraw due to an injury suffered in training.
In the telecast opener, unbeaten cruiserweights Andrew Tabiti (13-0, 11 KOs) and Quantis Graves (11-0-2, 4 KOs) will clash in a 10-round bout and undefeated up-and-coming prospect Saul Rodriguez (20-0-1, 15 KOs) will take on Chile’s Oscar Bravo (22-6, 10 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight battle.
The kid from the streets of Cincinnati thought he was taking on another tune up when he signed on to fight an old acquaintance in his hometown at the Cintas Center in Ohio last night. Adrien Broner who has been hand fed two comeback fights since losing to Shawn Porter two years ago, passed once again on a big name fight to entertain Showtime viewers with yet another. Enter Adrian Granados, a former sparring partner who gave as good as he got according to gym rats who witnessed the spirited encounters where both boxers fought their hearts out earning each other’s respect.
On April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD., WBO World Junior Lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, 7-1, 5 KO’s, will put his title on the line against WBA Super Featherweight champion Jason Sosa, 20-1-4, 15 KO’s. The fight between the two world champions will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing,.
“I would like to thank Jason Sosa, who unlike the other champions, agreed to take this fight to determine the best in this weight division, even though everyone knows I am the division’s Papi,” said Lomachenko. “I moved up to 130 pounds hoping champions in this division were not cowards like those at 126 pounds. It looks like I was wrong. To all the other ‘champions’ in the 126 pound and 130 pound divisions, I say this to you, ‘You are not champions, you are businessmen. Bad businessmen. By avoiding risks, you cheat the boxing fans and that is bad business.’ I came to this sport to prove to myself and others that I am this big and loud champion. So, while all of you continue to hide from me, I am going forward to achieve my goals. My next step is on April 8. See you there!”