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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Podcast #65 (11.20.14) – Klitschko Puts On a Show; Plus a Preview of Pacquiao vs. Algieri

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By. BrotherJR

November 20, 2014

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On this episode with special guests Gayle Falkenthal (first time guest), MrBoxingAddict and Shawn Newton we discuss:

Boxing Recap
– Wladimir Klitschko puts on one of the best performances of his career destroying Kubrat Pulev in five. We analyze his performance, and where does “Dr. Steelhammer” rank amongst the all time great Heavyweights.
– Yuiyorkis Gamboa is on the comeback trail, scoring a sixth round stoppage over Joel Montes De Oca. We discuss why Gamboa could become a world champion once again.
– Rising prospects/contenders Gilberto Ramirez and Oscar Valdez score impressive wins in San Antonio. Are Ramirez and Valdez future world champions?

Fight News
– Demetrius Andrade drops out of his scheduled title defense against Jermall Charlo.

Boxing Roundtable
– We’re returning with a roundtable discussion, this time we’re discussion the 1990’s Welterweights. Who was the best, what was the best fight, and what two fighters should have fought each other, but never did?

Boxing Previews
– Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri
– Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo
– Jesse Vargas vs. Antonio DeMarco
– Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew II

All that and more!!!

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November 21, 2014 Posted by | Audio, Blog, Podcast | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terence Crawford Stops Yuriorkis Gamboa in Nine To Retain WBO Lightweight Title

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By. BrotherJR

June 29, 2014

 

This week on my boxing podcast show we had a round-table discussion on the status of American boxing. One of the questions we asked was where was the next American boxing star? Well we may have had an answer to that question on last night in Omaha, Nebraska. Fighting in front of 10,943 raucous fans at the CenturyLink Center in his hometown of Omaha, Terence Crawford stopped Yuriorkis Gamboa in nine rounds to retain his WBO Lightweight title. This was Crawford’s first title defense in clearly one of the better fights of 2014.

What looked to be a tactical fight going in proved to be far from that as this was an intense, action packed fight. Gamboa (23-1, 16 KOs), a former Featherweight and Jr. Lightweight world champion, fought with fire and passion early using his speed, athleticism and unorthodox style to cause problems for the switch hitting Crawford landing right hands and left hooks. The defending champion Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) was having problems figuring Gamboa out for the first four rounds and the underdog Gamboa had the edge. In round four Crawford, who fought the first three rounds out of the orthodox stance, came out fighting as a southpaw and things started to change. That tactical move paid off with a minute to go in round five as Crawford struck, knocking down Gamboa with a counter right hook. A follow-up assault by Crawford had Gamboa badly hurt and his legs wobbly as round five ended.

From that point on, Gamboa was never the same. Though he fought hard and proved dangerous throughout Crawford had figured him out. The champion begin to time Gamboa, using his physical advantages in height and reach to box and counter Gamboa with hard shots whenever Gamboa would try to jump in with punches. The size of the naturally bigger Crawford started to take toll as well. In round six Crawford began to use to the jab and lateral movement to good effect as he out-boxed Gamboa landing solid punches to the head as well as key hooks and uppercuts to the body. Round seven turned out to be another big round for Crawford has he wobbled Gamboa several times and in the eighth Crawford completely dominated, once again hurting Crawford and knocking down again with another counter right hook.  At the end of the eighth the Omaha crowd was on its feet and Gamboa was once again hurt and wobbly.

As good as this fight was after eight round, it went to another level in round nine. Crawford continued the onslaught early in the round hurting Gamboa with a left hook. Then suddenly, as Crawford tried to follow-up, Gamboa stunned Crawford with a counter right hand. Gamboa tried to attack, but he just didn’t have enough to cause further damage as Crawford did a good job of biding his time by moving around to clear his head. With fourty seconds to go in the round, Crawford put Gamboa down for a third time in the fight via a left hook. A right uppercut put Gamboa down for the second time in the round and fourth time overall in the fight and at that point referee Genaro Rodriguez had seen enough and waved the fight off at the 2:53 mark of round nine.

This was a terrific win for Crawford, a kind of win that makes him a potential future star. He showed skill, power, and a willingness to engage, all under the pressure cooker of fighting on HBO main event fight for the first time in career in his hometown. A really fight down the line for Crawford would be a contest against Jr. Lightweight champion Mikey Garcia who is currently on the shelf due to issues with his promoter Top Rank. Other possibilities could a jump up to Jr. Welterweight and maybe an eventual clash against Manny Pacquiao.

As for Gamboa, his stock rose in defeat. He gave a terrific effort and fought hard all the way until the end. Could the year-long layoff have had a toll? Maybe. And the size factor probably played a role as well. However, that doesn’t take away from how he performed. It seems at this point that a move back down to Jr. Lightweight would be beneficial for him. One thing that’s for sure, Gamboa has plenty of big fights ahead of him.

Whether Crawford – Gamboa was the fight of the year so far in 2014 is up to debate. However, I will say that this fight was my favorite fight of the year so far. Ultimately it was the size and power of Crawford coupled with his boxing ability that proved too much for the Cuban defector Gamboa who fought his heart out and gained from this fight even though he was stopped. This was an outstanding fight with two skilled fighters deciding to go at it and fight, making this a very entertaining contest. And against the backdrop of Crawford fighting in his hometown, this was indeed a special night not just for Crawford, but for boxing as well.

 

 

 

June 29, 2014 Posted by | Blog, Boxing | , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Podcast 5.23.14 – Did Marquez Work His Magic, or Did Alvarado Drop the Ball?

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By. BrotherJR

May 23, 2014

 

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On this episode of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report with special guest Shawn Nelson and Mr. BoxingAddict we discussed:

Boxing Recap
– We discuss Juan Manuel Marquez win over Mike Alvarado. Is Marquez – Pacquiao V next.
– Viktor Postol impressively knocks out Selcuk Aydin. With Postol now the mandatory challenger for Danny Garcia’s belt, how big of a threat is he?
– Omar Narvaez scores another defense of his Jr. Bantamweight title, but is his career forever defined by his lone loss to Nonito Donaire.

Boxing News
– Manny Pacquiao signs a two year extension with Top Rank, but is that a good thing?
– Terrence Crawford will make his first title defense against Yuriorkis Gamboa on June 28 in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

Boxing Preview
– Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara

 

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May 23, 2014 Posted by | Audio, Blog, Boxing, Podcast | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Podcast 3.21.14 – Home Cooking For Danny Garcia?

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By. BrotherJR

March 21, 2014

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On this episode we discuss:

Fight Recap
– Danny Garcia defeats Mauricio Herrera by controversial decision in the minds of many.
– Deontay Wilder defeats Malik Scott by first round KO. Was Wilder that impressive, or did Scott look for a way out.
– Juan Manuel Lopez scores a second round KO over Daniel Ponce De Leon in a wild one.
– Vychaslav Glazkov scores a unanimous decision upset win over Tomasz Adamek. Is this the end of Adamek’s career.

Boxing News
– All the talk of a proposed showdown between Mikey Garcia and Yuriorkis Gamboa? Well, not anytime soon according to Bob Arum.
– The Forum makes its return to boxing as Juan Manuel Marquez set to return to the ring to face Mike Alvarado on May 17.

Boxing Round Table
– A new segment on the P4P Boxing Report, we want to discuss the Super Middleweight Division of the 1990’s with a focus on the period between 1993-1997 featuring fighters such as Roy Jones, James Toney, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Steve Collins.

Fight Previews
– Sergey Kovalev vs Cedric Agnew

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Audio, Blog, Boxing, Podcast | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment