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Image result for roman gonzalez vs srisaket sor rungvisai 2This past Saturday night September 9th 2017, Roman “Chocolatito”  Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO’s) looked to get revenge against Srisaket Sor Rungivsai (44-4-1, 40 KO’s) to avenge his highly questionable loss in their first meeting.  It was a sad night for Chocolatito, as he would come up short yet again against the fighter that handed him his first loss, but this time it was a whole lot worst.  In their first meeting, Gonzalez was completely robbed in the 12 round decision.  He outlander Sor Rungvisai by about 150 punches, and somehow was handed the loss in a majority decision.  I’m not exactly sure how its even possible to lose a fight when you out land your opponent by that much, but lets just say that the judges got it wrong.  Could it have been because the head butts bloodied Gonzalez so much that he looked completely beat up?  Or was it more of a question of foul play on the judges part?  Chalk it up to whatever you want, this second fight should have never taken place, simply because Gonzalez should have won the first one.

Chocolatito looked defeated even before the opening bell in the rematch.  This was a classic case of an undefeated fighter completely losing his confidence after being handed his first loss.  The fireworks began in the first round, as the ultra confident Sor Rungvisai came out throwing that deadly left hook of his.  Gonzalez was completely gun shy as a head butt occurred almost immedialty.  Gonzalez looked done in the corner after the first round, looking like he just didn’t want to be there.  Choclatito started throwing more in the second round and looked like he was getting into a rhythm, but Sor Rungvisai’s continual onslaught put Gonzalez back into his shell.  In the 4th round, Sor Rungvisai landed a monster right hook that put Gonzalez down with still over 2 minutes left in the round.  Gonzalez would get up, but not for long.  Another monster right hook later in the round would put Chocolatito down for good.

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Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KO’s) also defeated Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) in an awesome back and forth fight that should be considered a fight of the year candidate.  Estrada is now the mandatory contender for Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.  Estrada lost the first 5 round of the fight, but settled in and took the second half.  He even knocked Cuadras down in the 10th, and got the narrow decision.  Naoya Inoue (14-0, 12 KO’s) also made his American debut as he easily defeated Antonio Nieves (17-2, 9 KO’s).  Inoue won every second of this fight with his piston like jab and hellacious body shots.  After the 6th there was no reason for Nieves to continue getting beat down, so his corner stopped the fight.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Last night on Showtime Boxing, Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s) picked up his 50th victory, surpassing Rocky Marciano (49-0) and rhode off into the sunset for the last time.  Mayweather knocked out Conor McGregor (0-1, 0 KO’s) in the 10th round.  McGregor looked foolish in the ring from the very beginning, but managed to win the first 3 rounds simply because Mayweather was not throwing any punches.  In the 4th round, Mayweather finally let his hands go, and it was demolition of the MMA superstar.  Floyd was picking McGregor off with timely counters over and over again.

By the 7th round, McGregor looked totally gassed like he was going to collapse at any moment.  The 10th round would mark the end for Conor McGregor, who could barley stand on his feet at that point, as Floyd pinned him into the corner and started throwing combinations.  Mayweather landed a huge right hand followed by a left hook and a series of jabs.  At that point, McGregor really had nothing left in the tank.  He dropped his hands and took the shots.  Without throwing any punches back, and absorbing too much punishment, the referee stopped the fight, and Mayweather cruised to victory.

On the under card, Andrew Tabiti (15-0, 12 KO’s) defeated Steve Cunningham (29-9-1, 13 KO’s) in their Cruiserweight bout by a 10 round unanimous decision.  Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) went at it with Fransisco Fonseca (19-1-1, 13 KO’s) and disposed of him with a very questionable TKO victory in the 8th round.  Davis hit Fonseca in the back of the head, and the referee deemed it a clean hit and a TKO for Davis.  Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO’s) was spectacular in his 5th round TKO victory against Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KO’s).  In his first bout at Light Heavyweight, he bloodied the naturally bigger Cleverly, and took the WBA Light Heavyweight title home in a very impressive victory.

Back to the topic of Mayweather VS McGregor, this analysis will be very opinionated.  The fight was a joke, plane and simple.  I have never seen Floyd not punch at all, even though he usually tends to be a slow starter.  The whole thing just seemed scripted on Floyd’s part, even thought Conor McGregor was most likely not aware of it.  It pains me to say this, being a huge TMT and Mayweather fan, but I almost wish this fight didn’t happen.  Was telling my friends form the beginning, even before fight night, Floyd is going to try to make this a show and let McGregor fight, and then when he decided it was necessary, he would take him out.  People were praising McGregor for fighting a brilliant start to the fight.  He actually did not.  He looked awkward and unsure of himself.  The reason he “looked great” in the first 3 rounds is because Floyd wasn’t fighting.  McGregor is not an experienced boxer, and if Floyd fought rounds 1-3 the way he fought 8-10, he would have taken McGregor out in the first round or two.  But then that wouldn’t have been a show!  Once Mayweather decided that it was time to fight, he was landing at will.  If he decided to not let Conor have a chance at all, and fought the first half of the fight, the show would have been over early, but at least it would have been real!!!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE 


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Last night was a big night for boxing.  The first Undisputed Champion in any division was crowned, when Terence “Bud” Crawford (32-0, 23 KO’s) defeated Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KO’s) via 3rd round knockout.  Crawford is not the first Undisputed Champion since Bernard Hopkins did it in 2004 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya.  Crawford won the WBA and IBF Junior Welterweight titles last night, and unified them with his own WBC and WBO Junior Welterweight titles.  Crawford also hold TheRing Magazine Light Welterweight title, which gives him all of the championships in the 140 pound division.  He simply stands alone as champion.

The first round of last nights fight was somewhat uneventful except for the huge left hand that Crawford landed, as both fighters were trying to feel each other out.  From the start you could see that Indongo was tight and very nervous.  This was by far his biggest fight to date.  Crawford did out land Indongo in the first, and the difference in speed and skill level was immediately apparent.  In the second, Indongo would get a bit looser and throw more, but Crawford would land counter after counter, and put him down in the second.  In the third round, Crawford dodged a looping wide left hand from Indongo, and came up the middle with an uppercut right to the gut which put Indongo down for good. It was a perfect body shot at the perfect time.  Indongo was defenseless while throwing the looping shot and paid the price.  He would not beat the 10 count, and it goes down as a KO victory to win the Undisputed Junior Welterweight championship.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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For some strange reason, Adrien Broner (30-3, 24 KO’s) just doesn’t let his hands go against top fighters.  It was no different this past saturday night, as Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KO’s) was victorious in his first try at 140 pounds.  Broner won the first round, and then wouldn’t win one for a while after that.  Mikey Garcia started finding his range in the second, and once he found it, he had Broner on the ropes.

That would be the story for most of the fight, as Garcia would land with both hands and daze Broner a few times.  In the 8th round, Broner would finally wake up and start throwing punches.  He nailed Garcia with a blistering combination with the left hook stunning Garcia for a few moments.  The 9th was more of the same, as Garcia wasn’t looking so good.  At this point though, Broner’s only chance to win was by KO, and Mikey Garcia wasn’t having it.  Garcia finished off the last two rounds pretty strong, and cruised to a unanimous decision victory.  Is Broner’s career now in trouble?  I think so!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for lomachenko vs sosaLast night on HBO Boxing, Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) successfully defended his WBO Junior Lightweight title when he easily defeated Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO’s) by technical knockout in the 9th round.  Lomachenko once again showed us why he belongs in the conversation amongst the elite fighters in the sport today.  Unfortunately it was at the expense of Jason Sosa, whom sadly did not win even one second of last nights fight.  It was another boxing lesson given put by the man that calls himself “High-Tech”, just as we saw him do against Nicholas Walters, and after Andre Ward and Gennady Golovkin barley beat their last opponents, Lomachenko has to be talked about as the most difficult man to defeat in all of boxing.

Lomachenko, typically not the fastest starter, was a bit careful in the first round, and that’s all it took for him to figure out Jason Sosa.  By the 4th round, Lomachenko was peppering Sosa with blistering nominations, and Sosa had no answer for it.  After the 6th round it was just becoming embarrassing to watch, as Lomachenko started toying with Sosa completely.  He went as far as to make the hand gestures of being a matador, and Sosa being the dumb bull that couldn’t touch him.  This angered Sosa and he started throwing haymakers, missing all of them by the way.  Lomachenko then started flailing his hands in between combinations, making fun of Sosa that he couldnt hit him.

In the 9th round, Sosa’s eye which was starting to swell badly 2 rounds prior, took some more punishment.  Towards the end of the round, Lomachenko was hitting Sosa at will.  Sosa took a bad land hand, followed by a combination rendering him unable to really defend himself, and after the round his corner had seen enough.  Sosa’s trainer threw in the towel, and the fight was stopped by the referee.  If he hasn’t already done so, Vasyl Lomachenko has cemented himself in to the top 5 pound for pound fighter conversation. The final punch stats tell the whole story of the fight as Vasyl Lomachenko landed 275 of 696 (40%) of his punches, and Jason Sosa landed only 68 of 286 (24%) of his punches.

Also last night on the undercard, Aleksander Usyk defeated Michael Hunter by 12 round Unanimous Decision, handing Hunter his first career loss.  In the co-fratured bout, Oleksandr Gvozdyk completely wiped out Yuniesky Gonzalez in a 3rd round TKO victory.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Their first fight was amazing, in fact it was even on the score cards through the first six rounds.  The rematch told a different story.  On Saturday night March 25th, Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KO’s) proved that he indeed was the superior fighter, when he defeated Anthony Crolla (31-6, 13 KO’s) again in their rematch.  Corolla looked great in the first round, and looked like he would make this another close fight.  Unfortunately, that was the only round he looked great in.

Linares completely took over the fight from the second round on, by controlling the distance and range with his jab, and landing vicious left hooks to the body that slowed Crolla down.  In the 5th round, Linares found the right uppercut, and landed it repeatedly throughout the rest of the fight.  The left uppercut would come as well, as Linares dropped Crolla with it in the 7th round.  Crolla actually came out strong in the 8th, perhaps feeling a sense of urgency, and did box a bit better in the later rounds.  On my card, Crolla won the 8th, but it would be the only other round besides the first that he would win.  All judges were in agreement at the end of 12 rounds, with a final score of 118-109 in favor of Jorge Linares.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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One of the most anticipated fight cards of the year, turned out to be shockingly anticlimactic.  What we expected, and what we got, were two completely different things.  The most exciting fight of the evening was Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) VS Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 KO’s), which turned out to be a shocking upset, and in my opinion bad decision.  Sor Rungvisai put Chocolatito down in the first round on a flash knockdown, but Gonzalez wasn’t really hurt from it.  In the second round, one of many clashes of heads happened and it opened up a deep cut over the right eye of Chocolatito.  Blood kept gushing out from the eye for the rest of the fight, and was clearly bothering Gonzalez.  Gonzalez however, fought hard and in my estimation won the fight.

Gonzalez ended up throwing right around a 100 punches less then Sor Rungvisai, and landing around a 100 more, at a much higher percentage.  He also out landed Sor Rungvisai in nearly every round, even if not by much.  The final scores of the fight were 113-113 (draw), 114-112 (Sor Rungvisai), and 114-112 (Sor Rungvisai).  How is this possible you ask?  Well, its not the first questionable decision that Judge Julie Ledderman has been involved in.  Some of he betting odds of this fight went as high as -2000 in favor of Gonzalez.  This just had Vegas call written all over it.  Now without jumping to conclusions, at least 2 of the 3 judges could have potentially made a lot more on this fight that any fine they could potentially receive.

It’s heart breaking for Roman Gonzalez, because he loses 4 things now.  The first is his undesfted record.  He was just handed his first loss, and it came via extremely questionable decision.  The second thing he lost was his WBC Super Flyweight title.  He is now no longer a champion.  The third thing he lost, was his #1 spot on the Pound-For-Pound list.  And the 4th and most important thing that he will now lose, is public interest. Guys in weight classes that low, struggle to get fans on their back, because not many people care about 115 pound fighters.  Hopefully Gonzalez figures out how to get big fights after this travesty.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE