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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

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #149 – The 12.10.16….. An Unofficial Boxing Holiday!!!

 

By. BrotherJR

December 9, 2016

 

On this episode we discuss…
Boxing Recap
– Billy Joe Saunders finally made the 1st defense of the  WBO Middleweight title against Artur Akavov… and really didn’t look good in doing so. In fact, many felt he lost. We analyze why Saunders performed so poorly.
– Not many people heard of Julius Indongo prior to him challenging IBF Jr. Welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky. Following Indongo’s  40 SECOND FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT of Troyanovsky, a lot of folks are talking about him now! Did we just witness the Knockout Of The Year?
– Murat Gassiev defeats Denis Lebedev. Should we start paying more attention to the Cruiserweight division.

 

Boxing News
– International Boxing Hall Of Fame class of 2017 announced.

 

Boxing Preview
– Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz
– Terence Crawford vs. John Molina
– Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina
– Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares
– Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams

 

All that and more!!!

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:
Opening by. Heather R.
Music – “Abeja” by. Mndsgn & Sofie

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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #144 – A Lot Happening Outside The Ropes

 

By. BrotherJR

November 4, 2016

 

On this episode we discuss…
Boxing Recap
– The immediate aftermath of Juan Manuel Lopez stoppage over Wilfredo Vasquez Jr…. WTF?!
Boxing News
– The fallout of Tyson Fury being relinquishing (or being stripped) has now begun and it starts with…
  •  First it was rumors that Wladimir Klitschko would fight Anthony Joshua in December, then rumors of a fight against Lucas Browne. Now Klitschko will not fight until Spring 2017… say what now?!
  • Anthony Joshua will now defend his IBF Heavyweight belt against Eric Molina on Dec. 10.
  • Meanwhile Joseph Parker, number one contender for Joshua’s belt will instead fight Andy Ruiz for the now vacant WBO Belt.
  • And then… the WBA gives clearance for a Anthony Joshua – Wladimir Klitschko bout for early 2017.
– Bernard Hopkins announces the final bout of his career will be against Joe Smith, Jr.
– Showtime and PBC announces their schedules for late 2016/early 2017.
– The professional debut of Claressa Shields and women’s boxing.
Boxing Preview
– Jessie Vargas vs. Manny Pacquiao
– Oscar Valdez vs. Hiroshige Osawa
– Nonito Donaire vs. Jessie Magdaleno
– Zou Shiming vs. Pratisak Papoem
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Opening by. Heather R.
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November 4, 2016 Posted by | Audio, Boxing, Podcast | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #142 – The Struggles of Tyson Fury

 

By. BrotherJR

October 7, 2016

 

On this episode we discuss…

Boxing Recap
– Joseph Parker makes easy work of Alexander Dimintrenko (even though the fight finished by way of questionable circumstances), stopping him in three rounds. When will Parker (mandatory for Anthony Joshua’s IBF Heavyweight title), finally get his title opportunity… and against whom?
– Nathan Cleverly is once again a world champion defeating Juergen Braehmer as Braehmer failed to come off his stool for the 7th round.
Boxing News
– Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine. We discuss this as well as his recent interview with Rolling Stone talking about his recent struggles.
– WBC Super Middleweight world champion Badou Jack and trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad part ways.
Boxing Preview
– Ricky Burns vs. Kiryl Relikh
– Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Raymond Tabugon
All that and more!!!
Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:
Opening by. Heather R.
Music – “Mentalism” and “Dark Of The Sea” by. Ohbliv
Composer – Michael W.
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October 7, 2016 Posted by | Audio, Podcast | , , , | Leave a comment