This is the week that the boxing world has been clamoring about for some time. Perhaps it’s the black cloud hovering over the Main Event this weekend, but I’m a little less than excited about Golovkin versus Canelo. That said, I am curious and obligated to give my predication, otherwise what type of fan would I be? There are numerous intriguing match-ups that just cry “ACTION” on paper. Let’s take a look at what’s in store shall we! Continue reading
So far, 2018 has been a fantastic year for boxing fans. We’ve been treated to some all action, high volume affairs such as the rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, as well as some technical affairs like Danny Jacobs’ hard fought victory over Maciej Sulecki. The Cruiserweight tournament produced fireworks (as well as a clear best in class, Oleksandr Usyk) and the Super Middleweight tournament still has a Finals left to decide the winner. Sounds like a pretty stacked year, but we still have four months left! Let’s take a look at some of the bouts on the agenda for the remainder of the year (so far). Continue reading
We are almost halfway through 2018 and have had some great bouts so far. We’ve seen Pound for Pound fighters go at it, a few big fights fall through and even a few upsets as well. This Saturday has a line-up involving a few interesting match-ups, let’s take a closer look. Continue reading
This is just an update of the rankings page to reflect the results as of May 9th 2018. Notable changes include Jesse Hart’s move onto the Super Middleweight rankings as well as Dilian Whyte moving up onto the Heavyweight list. Take a peak and let me know where you agree and disagree on Twitter @TheGreatToddMan.
Former Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs (34-2 29KO), won a hard fought battle against tough as nails challenger Maciej Sulecki (26-1 10KO) this weekend. The bout was quite competitive for a stint with Sulecki using elusive movement and a frequent jab while Jacobs landed counter punches that were effective, but not quite on the button. The bout seemed fairly close until the final round, when Jacobs set himself apart with a telling blow, causing Sulecki to touch the canvas for the first time in his career. He beat the count, but lost the fight on all score cards. What should have been a welcome victory for Jacobs, seems to have turned into a world of criticism, speculating that Jacobs is isn’t the fighter he was a year or two ago. Let’s take a more in depth look at these accusations. Continue reading
In part one of this article, I went over three matches that I would love to see happen throughout the rest of 2018 (Murata vs. Andrade; Lomachenko vs. M. Garcia; Bivol vs. Kovalev https://pugilistsparadise.com/2018/04/17/dream-bouts-for-2018-part-1 for part 1). Let’s go over the remainder of my list of dream fights for 2018! If all promotional teams could just get along for once, these are the fights I’d like to be treated to. (Wilder vs. Joshua is obvious, so it’s implied and doesn’t need yet another article) Continue reading
Boxing had a pretty quiet weekend. There were a few bouts, most notably Ryota Murata (14-1 11KO) successfully defended his (Junior Varsity) WBA Middleweight Championship against tough, but limited Emanuele Blandamura (27-2 5KO). While no fight should be labeled as easy, Murata was the heavy favorite to win, and he did just that. However, the reason we’re here today is to go over my list of dream fights for the remainder of the year! If all promotional teams could just get along for once, these are the fights I’d like to be treated to. (Wilder vs. Joshua is obvious, so it’s implied and doesn’t need yet another article) Continue reading