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Tonight, Saturday April 28th 2018, we have inciting night of boxing ahead of us.  Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO’s) will take on Maceij  Sulecki (26-0, 10 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout, for a future shot at Gennady Golovkin.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, the Heavyweight division will add another interesting chapter tonight when Jarrel “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s) takes on Jonas Duhaupus (37-4, 24 KO’s) in a 12 round bout.  Also on the card, Victoria Bustos (18-4, 0 KO’s) and Katie Taylor (8-0, 4 KO’s) will go at it for the IBF & WBA Womans Lightweight titles.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Daniel Jacobs Tale of The Tape Maciej Sulecki
33 Wins 26
2 Losses 0
29 KOs 10
0 Draws 0
35 Total Fights 26
83% KO% 38%
6’1″ Height 6’1″
74″ Reach 68″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Brooklyn, New York, USA Nationality Warsaw, Poland
February 3rd, 1987 Date of Birth May 2nd 1989

 

-PREDICTIONS:

Katie Taylor  —  def  —  Victoria Bustos  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Jarrel Miller  —  def  —  Jonas Duhaupus  —  via  —  KO 6th round

Daniel Jacobs  —  def  —  Maceij Sulecki  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3, 24 KO’s) was originally scheduled to fight Omar Figueroa on April 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, but he will now have a different opponent.  Omar Figueroa suffered a shoulder injury in training camp, and has officially pulled out of the fight.  He will be replaced by Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s).  The fight will be brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, and will be live on ShowTime at 9pm ET.  The fight will also be set for a 144 pound catch weight.  When asked about the fight, Broner had this to say:  “I’m excited that this is an even bigger fight then Figueroa.”

Lets not forget about the spectacular undercard for this fight as well.  Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) for the vacant WBAsuper Junior Lightweight title.  Davis seemed more concerned with showing off for the crowd then actually fighting in his last fight, but never the less, he still got the KO victory against Francisco Fonseca.  Also on the card, Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KO’s) will be facing rising star Hugo Centeno JR (26-1, 14 KO’s) for the vacant WBC interim Middleweight title.  Should be a great night of boxing at the Barclays Center on April 21st 2018.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for keith thurmanMay 19th 2018 will be a big day for boxing, as Premier Boxing Champions just announced two big fights for ShowTime Championship Boxing.  the first being Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) VS Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s).  Thurman is viewing this as a tune up fight with a promise of a big fight at the end of the year.  Thurman is almost fully recovered from the elbow surgery that he had after he defeated Danny Garcia.  The recovery process has been long for Thurman, but he’s finally ready to fight.  Vargas was last in the ring in December of 2017, when he defeated Aaron Herrera by Unanimous Decision over 10 rounds.  Errol Spence called out Thurman after his fight yet again, but Thurman said that he would not fight Errol Spence in 2018, so we will have to wait and see what Thurman has planned for the end of the year.

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The second fight on May 19th will be Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO’s0 defending his WBC Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO’s).  The two fights will be on the same ShowTime broadcast but at different venues.  This will be Stevenson’s biggest test since the first time he fought Andrzej Fonfara back in May of 2014.  Stevenson hasn’t been in a big fight since, and it seems like he’s been avoiding dangerous opponents.  Badou Jack on the other hand has fought everyone thrown at him including Anthony Dirrel, Lucian Bute, George Groves, and James DeGale, defeating all but DeGale. He fought DeGale to a draw on paper, but in my eyes and the eyes of many, he actually defeated DeGale.  Venues will soon be announced for the two events.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for golovkin vs jacobsOn March 18th 2017, after months of negotiations, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) will finally meet in the ring.  The fight will take place at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.  Golovkin will be defending his WBAsuper/WBC/IBF/IBO World Middleweight titles against Jacobs, so this one will be for almost all the marbles.  The only Middleweight title not on the line will be the WBO strap, which currently sits around the waist of Billy Joe Saunders.  Golovkin plans on facing Saunders in the future for that last remaining belt, and becoming the first undisputed Middleweight champion since Bernard Hopkins did it back in 2004, when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the last remaining title.  Not even Wladimir Klitschko was an undisputed champion, because he never held the WBC title while he had all the other belts.  The only person that stands between him and a possible date with Billy Joe Saunders is the current WBA (regular) champion, Daniel Jacobs.

Jacobs has made 4 successful title defenses since winning the WBA (regular) title from Jerrod Fletcher back in 2014.  Jacobs’ last three fights have been super dramatic.  When he faced Sergio Mora for the first time in 2015, the two fighters exchanged knockdowns in the very first round.  After the second, Mora could not continue due to injury.  After that, Jacobs went up against “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, in the battle for Brooklyn, and knocked him out a minute and a half into to first round.  Jacobs would then have a rematch with Sergio Mora in September of this year, and he knocked him out in the 7th round.  Jacobs is a powerful puncher with only one loss on his record, but his chin has come in to question recently, as he has been hurt in recent fights.  Will he be able to hold up against the search and destroy style of Gennady Golovkin?

Golovkin on the other hand has still not been truly tested.  Yes Kell Brook gave him fits in his last fight, but being a natural Welterweight, it was only a matter of time until Brook got hurt, and would not be able to continue.  Their fight ended up being stopped by Brook’s corner, after Golovkin broke his eye socket with a punch.  Dominic Wade never stood a chance against “GGG” in the fight before that, and Golovkin quickly disposed of him with a second round knockout.  Golovkin will be aiming for his 18th consecutive successful title defense, if he can in fact defeat Jacobs in March.  He is approaching the Middleweight record of 20 successful title defenses, which was set by Bernard Hopkins, back in 2005.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

Floyd Mayweather has been officially stripped of his Ring Junior Middleweigjt championship.  The move does not come as a surprise at all, as Floyd has been exclusively fight at welterweight, and has failed to defend his Junior Middleweight title since he won it from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on September 9th of 2013.  According to ‘The Ring’ policy, even if a champion fights at another weight and defends a different title, if he fails to schedule a fight at a weight class for 18 months, he will be stripped of that title.  Mayweathers last fight at junior middleweight was on September the 9th of 2013.  Which means he hasn’t fought in or defended his junior middleweight championship for for a little under 24 months.  Its a bit surprising that ‘The Ring’ title wasn’t stripeed a little bit sooner, but the right action was taken eventually by rule.

Since winning the Junior Middleweight title, Floyd Mayweather was only fought at welterweight. He fought and defeated Macros Maidana in May of 2014, and Saptemeber on 2014.  He then went on to defeat Manny Pacquiao (also at welterweight), in May of 2015, and he will now face Andre Breto in September, also at 147 pounds.  Junior Middleweight seems to be an afterthought for Money May anyway, so the move here is totally understandable and overdue.  Mayweather will definitely finish off his career as a welterweight, whether this really is his last fight or not.

Danny Garcia Vacates His 140 Pound ‘Ring’ Belt

Another ‘Ring’ title has been vacated as well.  Danny Garcia has officially moved up to Welterweight (147 pounds), so he himself has vacated his 140 pound title.  Garcia has not fought at 140 pounds in a while as well.  His last fight at the weight was against Mauricio Herrera in March of 2014, where he earned a highly controversial majority decision victory.  Sonce then, Garcia has fought at catch weights between Junior Wleterweight and Welterweight agains Rod Salka and Lamont Peterson.  With his official move up to Wleterweight, he vacates his 140 pound title, in another not surprising move, as he will not be returning to the Junior Wleterweight division.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Well it seems like Gennandy Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) has finally gotten a meaningful fight.  Not only that, it will be on Pay Per View.  His opponent for October 17th, the hard punching destroyer, David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO’s).  These two are hands down the hardest punchers in the Middleweight division, if not the two hardest pound for pound punchers in the world.  Save the date to watch this fight, because this will be a huge “drama show”, as Golovkin would say.  It will be an amazing fight, that somehow I doubt will go the distance, and this is the fight that the hardcore boxing fan craves for.  Golovkin holds the highest KO rate in Middleweight championship history at 91%, while the hard hitting Canadian, David Lemeiux has a KO rate of 89%.  A knockout out of some sort, to go along with several brutal knockdowns, is all but guaranteed in this one.  Fight fans have been waiting for a war like this, and they will finally get one for sure.

Gennady Golovkin is coming off of a fairly easy fight against Willie Monroe Jr, where I am convinced that he let him dance around a hit him for a few rounds.  Maybe to show other fighters that he isn’t in fact invincible, and someone should finally step up and face him.  Once Golovkin decided enough was enough (with Monroe), what did he do?  What he always does, he knocked him out.  Monroe never stood a chance, and everyone knew it.  The TKO victory came in the 6th round.

David Lemieux on the other hand, is coming off of a grueling 12 round unanimous decision victory against Hassan N’Dam.  This was a war for the vacant IBF Middleweight titie,  Lemieux clobbered N’Dam throughout the 12 rounds of action, knocking him down 4 times, but N’Dam would not go away.  He got Lemieux tired in several rounds, because Lemieux was hitting him with everything he had, and N’Dam just kept getting up.  N’Dam actually won a lot of the rounds in their fight, and if it wasn’t for the knockdowns, the scorecards would have been close.

The fight between Golovkin and Lemieux will take place on October 17th, live on HBO PPV, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Gennady Golovkin will be defending his WBA/IBO/WBCinterim Middleweight Titles in a unification match with David Lemieux who will be putting up his newly acquired IBF Middleweight championship.  This will be an all out war, and not for the faint of heart, as two legitimate destroyers go head to head for Middleweight bragging rights.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Andre Wards camp has announced that they want to fight Gennandy “GGG” Golovkin before moving their man up to Light Heavyweight (175 pounds).  Ward said he wants the fight before the end of the year, and then once he moves up in weight, he want to take on Sergey Kovalev.  Big words from Ward and his team, so lets see if this dream matchup could actually happen.

When Ward is active, he is arguably the best pound for pound fighter in the world.  Outside of Floyd Mayweather of course, there isn’t anyone that can compare to Wards’ pure boxing skills.  He sat #2 on TheRing Magazine Pound For Pound List seemingly forever, and the only reason he was removed was due to inactivity.  Golovkin on the other hand is now ranked #4 on the pound for pound list, even though the elite opponent has evaded him so far.  Golovkin can’t get a fight for his life against a top tier opponent, because to them, the risk is simply not worth the reward.  “GGG” hold the highest KO percentage in Middleweight Championship history, so getting in the ring with him, especially if you have a lot to lose is not the best idea.  I am skeptical about thus fight happening for one reason.  Even though Golovkin said he would fight anyone at anytime (which I did believe him), he was shunned by both ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, when they decided to finally fight each other.  The Canelo VS Cotto fight should have obviously happened already, istead of Cotto fighting Danie Geale, a man that Golovkin already knocked out.

Golovkin seems to be hell bent on taking on the Canelo/Cotto winner, so a fight with Andre Ward seems a little less likely.  If Cotto had just fought ‘Canelo’ at the time he fought Geale, then Golovkin would probably have a fight scheduled already against whoever the victor was.  Then if he beat Caneo/Cotto, the Andre Ward fight would definitely have been a possibility for the end of 2015.   Ward want the Golovkin fight now, because he wants to move up in weight.  It would not make any sense to move up from 168 lbs to 175 lbs to fight Kovalev, and then have to move back down to fight “GGG”.  If this fight took place, it would most certainly be at a catch weight somewhere between 160 and 168 pound (probably 164).  Ward is a Super Middleweight at the moment (168), while Golovkin is a Middleweight (160).  The purse split would also likely be 50/50 down the middle, because who is the “A” side here and who is the “B” side??

So now its time to find out if Ward is for real with his words, and if Gennandy Golovkin will actually stay true to his and fight ANYONE AT ANY TIME.  The invitation is set but Ward and his team, but is it a real one?  Or is Ward just blowing smoke to get publicity, because he knows that Golovkin wants the Canelo/Cotto winner?  In my opinion, Golovkin should take this fight because its the biggest name available at the moment, and thagts what he’s been starving for.  He needs to prove himself against an elite opponent, and Andre Ward would be just that.  On the other hand, if “GGG” would lose to Ward, there goes the Canelo/Cotto winner.  Never the less, this fight should be made because it just the best fight to be made, plain and simple.  Cotto and ‘Canelo’ square off in November, so Golovkin wouldn’t fight the winner until next year anyway, and he currently has no foreseeable opponent for the near future.  Lets see what happens!

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE