-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE 

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This Saturday night April 21st 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents the ring return of Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KO’s) as he takes on Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s) in a 12 round Junior Welterweight bout.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on ShowTime at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KO’s) will take on Hugo Centeno Jr (26-1, 14 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Gervonta Davis (19-0, 17 KO’s) and Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) will fight in an 8 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape & predictions:

Adrien Broner Tale of The Tape Jessie Vargas
33 Wins 28
3 Lost 2
24 KOs 10
0 Draws 0
36 Total Fights 30
67% KO% 33%
5’6″ Height 5’10”
69″ Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Nationality Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
July 28th, 1989 Date of Birth May 5th, 1989

 

PREDICTIONS:

Gervonta Davis  —  def  —  Jesus Cuellar  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Hugo Centeno  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Adrien Broner  —  def  —  Jessie Vargas  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday April 7th 2018, we will have a huge triple header of action brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions.  In the main event, Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KO’s) will go at it with Jarret “Swift” Hurd (21-0, 15 KO’s) in a title unification bout.  Lara will be defending his WBAsuper World Junior Middleweight title, and Jarrett Hurd will put up his IBF World Junior Middleweight title.  The fight will take place at The Joint in Las Vegas Nevada, and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, we will get a rematch.  Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s) will defend his IBF Super Middleweight title against James DeGale (23-2, 14 KO’s), the man he won it from.  Also on the card, Julian Williams (24-1-1, 15 KO’s) and Nathaniel Gallimore (20-1-1, 17 KO’s) will go at it in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and prediction:

Erislandy Lara Tale of The Tape Jarrett Hurd
25 Wins 21
2 Lost 0
14 KOs 15
2 Draws 0
29 Total Fights 21
48% KO% 71%
5’9″ Height 6’1″
75″ Reach 76″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Cuba Nationality Accokeek, Maryland, USA
April 11th, 1983 Date of Birth August 31st, 1990

 

PREDICTIONS:

Julian Williams  —  def  —  Nathaniel Gilmore  —  via  —  Decision

James DeGale  —  def  —  Caleb Truax  —  via  —  Decision

Erislandy Lara  —  def  —  Jarrett Hurd  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Yesterday afternoon on ShowTime Boxing International, Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KO’s) defeated Joseph Parker (24-1, 18 KO’s) to unify the WBA WBO & IBF World Heavyweight titles.  The final score cards read 118-110/118-110/119-109, but the fight was actually a lot closer then that.  I scored the fight 116-112 for Joshua.  I had the fight even through the first 6 rounds, as there was really not much happening on either side.  Parker really let the fight slip away in the last 4 rounds, as his activity level really fell off.

Usually the first round or two are the feeling out rounds.  In this fight, the first 6 rounds were a feeling out process for both fighters, as neither seemed to be willing to fully commit to throwing power shot.  Perhaps they both were afraid to sell out due to the power of the other man.  Joshua did however take over in the second half of the fight, as Parker just stopped throwing and landing.  Joshua seemed to hurt Parker in the 8th round, and Parker became even less willing to throw big punches.  All in all, the fight definitely did not reach anywhere near the hype, but none the less, Anthony Joshua now hold 3 of the 4 major titles, and is the new unified Heavyweight champion if the world.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Today, March 31st 2018 we have a huge Heavyweight matchup that will determine the future of the division.  Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KO’s) and Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KO’s) will go at it in a title unification fight.  Joshua will defend his IBF & WBAsuper World heavyweight titles, and Joseph Parker will defend his WBO World Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place in Principality Stadium in Cardiff Whales UK, and will be live on SKY Sports across the pond at 11 pm.  The fight will air live on ShowTime Boxing International at 5pm ET in the US.  In the co-feature, Alexander Povetkin (33-1, 23 KO’s) will take on David Price (22-3, 18 KO’s) in a 12 round Heavyweight bout to determine the mandatory contender for the winner of Joshua VS Parker.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ANTHONY JOSHUA

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-Record:  20 – 0 – 0, 20 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 6″

-Reach:  82″

-Notable Fights

  • Gillian Whyte  —  Win, KO 7th round (12), 12/12/15.
  • Charles Martin  —  Win, KO 2nd round (12), 4/9/16.  (Won IBF Heavyweight title)
  • Wladimir Klitsche  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 4/29/17.  (Won WBAsuper Heavyweight title)

 

JOSEPH PARKER

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-Record:  24 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  78″

-Notable Fights

  • Carlos Takam  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/21/16.
  • Andy Ruiz  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 12/10/16.  (Won vacant WBO Heavyweight title)
  • Hughie Fury  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 9/23/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Alexander Povetkin  —  def  —  David Price  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Joseph Parker  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO’s) have agreed to fight each other on July 8th.  Although the agreement is only verbal so far, the fight will take place on July 8th 2018 in Kuala Lampur Malaysia.  Because of the time difference their July 8th fight will be televised in the US on July 7th, and will be live on ESPN’s Top Rank Boxing presented by Bob Arum.

Lucas Matthysse will be defending his newly acquired WBA Welterweight title.  Matthysse is the WBA (regular) champion, while Keith Thurman holds the WBAsuper World Welterweight title.  Matthysse won the vacant WBA title back in January, when he defeated Tewa Kiram via KO in the 8th round of their fight.  Matthysse wasn’t looking great in that fight until the KO came in the 8th, which is something to make note of.  Pacquiao on the other hand, has not looked great in a while now, and some say its time for him to retire.

In fact, the only fight Pacman has looked good in since 2015, was when he defeated Tim Bradley by decision.  Pacman was focused in that one because of his highly controversial loss to bradley in their first fight.  Then he beat Jesse Vargas, but not by much, and lost to Jeff Horn in another controversial decision.  But Pacman wasn’t himself in that fight anyway.  This will be a good matchup, for either of these reasons:  reason 1 being that both fighters have a straight forward knock your head off style.  Reason 2 is that both fighters didn’t look good in their last outing, so their defense won’t be great, which will make this a highly offensive fight.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for whyte vs browneToday on Sky Sports and HBO Boxing after dark, we had a special Heavyweight attraction, as Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KO’s) absolutely destroyed Lucas Brown (25-1, 22 KO’s).  Whyte was almost a 2-1 favorite to win the fight, but fought like a 30-1 favorite after the opening bell.  Whyte won every round before eventually knocking Lucas Brown’s head off in the 6th.  The first round was a feel out round between the two, but Whyte won it anyhow.  Whyte started punching to the body in the second round, something that he has been known to do quite effectively.  In fact, Whyte lands the second most body punches in the heavyweight division, behind only Joseph Parker who we will see next week against Anthony Joshua.

Whyte also opened up a cut over Brown’s left eye in that second round.  From then on the blood would poor, perhaps altering the vision of Brown.  The third through fifth rounds were more of the same, as Whyte sustained an effective body attack, which really opened up the head.  In the 6th round, Whyte landed a combination, which slightly threw Brown off.  After that, he landed a right hand followed by a delayed left hook, which knocked Brown out cold.  Brown was on the canvas for several minutes before he was able to get up, and when he was, he had on an oxygen mask.  After the fight, Whyte called out Deontay Wilder, telling the WBC champ, “I’m ready.”  Whyte remains the WBC Silver belt holder, which could possibly mean that he will be Wilder’s next mandatory challenger.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE