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A Boxing Weekend of Drama!!!

 

By. BrotherJR

March 20, 2017

 

As all boxing fans know by now, this weekend was quite fascinating and will have fans of The Sweet Science talking back and for a while recapping what occurred. And for sure the dreaded word “controversy” will brought up in those upcoming discussions. Let the boxing dialogue commence!

The big event of the this past weekend was Gennady “GGG” Golovkin facing off against Daniel Jacobs Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez fighting Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand as the co-main event, all on HBO PPV. For those expecting just a couple of ho-hum fights… WRONG. While Golovkin ended up winning by unanimous decision, Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO’s) gave Golovin (37-0, 33 KO’s) the toughest fight of his career with many feeling afterwards that Jacobs deserved the decision. And as for Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s), not only did Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 KO’s) give a helluva fight, the Thai fighter ended up upsetting “Chocolatito” by majority decision in what can only be considered a big upset.

Immediately following those bouts Saturday night I joined friend and fellow boxing geek Wingy Boxing to discuss all that went down at MSG. We broke down Golovkin’s close win over Jacobs and Rungvisai’s upset win over “Chocolatito”. Lastly we gave our opinion on some future bouts that are coming up on the boxing calendar.

 

 

March 20, 2017 Posted by | Commentary | , , , | 1 Comment

Breaking News… Manny Pacquiao To Next Fight Amir Khan!!!

By. BrotherJR

February 26, 2017

 

Over the last month or so there has been a lot of discussion in regards who will Manny Pacquiao will fight next. Initially, the though was that Manny would fight undefeated Australian Welterweight Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Australia in April. However, negotiations broke down for that fight. For the past week rumors were running rampant that negotiations were taking place for a Manny Pacquiao – Amir Khan showdown. Well Saturday night, those rumors turned out to be a reality as both Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) and Khan (31-4, 19 KO’s) tweeted that they have come to terms to fight face off on April, 23. The location of this fight has yet to be announced.

From Manny Pacquiao:

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From Amir Khan:

 

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We now know who Manny Pacquiao will fight next. Now the question is how much of an interest is there for this fight, especially in light of how Khan was flattened in his last fight against “Canelo” Alvarez back in May, 2016? This is a fight that will draw some interest for sure because both Pacquiao and Khan are big names in the sport, but many who follow the sport in any serious way are skeptical and give this bout some major side-eye. In short, is this the fight we really want to see for either Manny Pacquiao or Amir Khan?

 

 

February 26, 2017 Posted by | About Me, Column, Commentary, Opinion | , | Leave a comment

What Was Learned From The Unofficial 12.10.16 Boxing Holiday

By. BrotherJR

December 12, 2016

As all boxing fans/geeks/nerds know this past Saturday was bigger boxing Saturday than normal. With significant bouts spanning from New Zealand, to England to the U.S. covering multiple weight classes, if you’re a true fan you had your eyes glued on either your television or computer (hey, streaming is sometimes a necessity for fans of the Sweet Science) trying every fight that one could. Here’s what was learned:

1. While #JoshuaMolina was a dud, what was announced afterwards has many pumped up! – Look, while it was disappointing that Eric Molina chose to put up little resistance against IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (and for that, Joshua took him out in the 3rd round), it was the announcement that Joshua will next face former undisputed Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, 2017 at Wembly Stadium in London in what could be on of the biggest bouts in UK history.

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Is Joshua ready for such a challenge? Given how Wlad looked his last time out against Tyson Fury plus it will be Klitschko’s first bout in 17 months (and Klitschko will be 41 years old when this bout take place), what form will “Dr. Steelhammer” be in? Many questions, what intrigue, can’t wait!

2. Is Joseph Parker ready for the big dawgs at Heavyweight? – Parker fought Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO Heavyweight title in his home country of New Zealand. And while he won was he really that impressive? While Ruiz can fight for sure, many thought this would be a coming out party for the highly regarded Parker and it simply was not as he struggled through most of the fight before squeeking out a decision win. Joseph Parker is a talented, no doubt a bout it. However, this fight showed that Parker has some improvement to do before he’s considered the future of the Heavyweight division.

3. Post-fight actions aside, Jermall Charlo looks like an emerging force! – Arguably the most anticipated bout over the weekend was Charlo’s defense of the IBF Jr. Middleweight title against mandatory challenger Julian “J-Rock” Williams. Williams has been calling out Charlo for over a year and that seemed to not only anger Charlo (his actions after the fight showed it got to him), but raised his game to a new level as he stopped William and looked awesome in doing so, putting on one of the more impressive performances of 2016.

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Charlo dropped three times in route to a 5th round stoppage letting the boxing community he wants to make his mark on the sport. Now afterwards, Charlo refused to shake Williams hand ( he apologized during the post-fight interview in the ring after the fight) and was loudly booed for his actions. Regardless of that moment of bad sportsmanship Charlo is ready for the big time and would love a fight with “Canelo” Alvarez.

5. “Bud” Showing once again he’s elite – If you can’t acknowledge that Terence “Bud” Crawford is an elite boxer, something is just wrong with you. It just can’t be denied anymore. Bottom line, this man is THE TRUTH.

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Fighting in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford beautifully outboxed Molina before brutally finishing him off in the eighth round. The question now is, will Crawford secure the bout he craves, a showdown against Manny Pacquiao in 2017?

I could go on and talk about how Abner resurrected his career and how Ray Beltran showed he still has something left in the tank. Shoot, I could go into detail about how Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora didn’t just talk the talk (and literally flip a table, LOL) in the build-up to their grudge match, but fought what turned out to be a darn good scrap. I’ll save all that for the next episode of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report podcast. In all, this was a fun and terrific weekend of boxing that was enjoyed by all boxing heads and let’s hope that what went down on Saturday night will be a prelude to a great year in boxing for 2017.

December 12, 2016 Posted by | Analysis, Commentary | , , , , | Leave a comment

Takashi Uchiyama Vs Oliver Flores English Commentary (WBA Super Featherweight 12/31/15)

 

By. BrotherJR

January 4, 2016

 

In my previous post, I told you how I took part in some English commentary of some international bouts that took place to close out 2015 (still getting my boxing geek-on, LOL). This is the second of two fights I d as WBA Super Featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama successfully defended his title for the 11th time against Oliver Flores on December 31, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a pretty significant bout for Uchiyama because of what’s potentially next up for him. Big rumors that negotiations are taking place for Uchiyama to next face off against former Featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe-Man” Walters (who recently moved up to Super Featherweight). Word is the potential showdown would happen sometime during the first half of 2016. Check out yours truly along with EJ Boxing Live give commentary of Uchiyama taking care of business. And let’s keep out fingers cross and hope that a Uchiyama – Walters bout does indeed happen. To quote past guest of my YouTube show and podcast @MrsBoxingDiva on twitter, Jesus Be A Matchmaker!!!

January 4, 2016 Posted by | About Me, Audio, Blog, Boxing, Commentary, Videos, YouTube | , | Leave a comment