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This Saturday night March 4th 2017, WBA Welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) and WBC Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 18 KO’s), will square off to unify those very titles.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, will air on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, and is brought to you by Premiere Boxing Champions.  In the co-feature, Erickson Lubin (17-0, 12 KO’s) will take on Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KO’s), in a 12 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Andrzej Fonfara VS Chad Dawson in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

KEITH THURMAN

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-Record:  27 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Diego Chavez  —  Win, KO 10th round (12), 7/27/13.  (Won WBA interim Welterweight title)
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.
  • Shawn Porter  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/25/16.

 

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  33 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Erik Morales  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/24/12.  (Won vacant WBC Junior Welterweight title)
  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 6/14/12.  (Won WBAsuper/TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.  (Won Lineal Junior Welterweight title)

 

Predictions:

Andrzej Fonfara  —  def  —  Chad Dawson  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Erickson Lubin  —  def  —  Jorge Cota  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Keith Thurman  —  def  —  Danny Garcia  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night April 16th 2016, Showtime Championship boxing brings to you Russell Jr VS Hyland.  In the co-feature of the evening, Jose Pedraza (21-0, 12 KO’s) and Steven Smith (23-1, 13 KO’s) will go at it for the IBF Junior Lightweight title.  In the main event of the evening, Gary Russell Jr (26-1, 15 KO’s) will put his WBC Featherweight title on the line against Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KO’s).  The evening will open up with an untelevised Light Heavyweight fight between Chad Dawson (33-4, 18 KO’s) and Cornelius White (23-4, 17 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Gary Russell Jr. Tale of The Tape Patrick Hyland
26 Wins 31
1 Lost 1
15 KOs 15
0 Draws 0
27 Total Fights 32
56% KO% 47%
5’5″ Height 5’8″
61″ Reach  N/A
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Washington, DC, USA Nationality Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
June 5th, 1988

 

Date of Birth

 

September 16th, 1983

 

 

Predictions:

Chad Dawson  —  def  —  Cornelius White  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Jose Pedraza  —  def  —  Steven Smith  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Gary Russell Jr  —  def  —  Patrick Hyland  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Well it looks like Adonis Stevenson will cruise to yet another easy victory o September 11th.  “Superman” has pretty much been hand picking his opponents for the last year and a half, and the big elephant in the room (Sergey Kovalev), seems like its never going to take place.  The last fight that Stevenson had that was actually worth watching, was against Andrzej Fonfara back in May of 2014, when Fonfara actually almost knocked Stevenson out in the 9th round.  Since then, Stevenson has done everything possible to get easy fights that he knows he will win.  He fought Dimitry Sukhotsky in December of 2014, and knocked him out in the 5th round.  Then he fought Sakio Bika, who is way past his prime, and was never an elite fighter anyway.  Stevenson cruised to a unanimous decision victory, just like everyone thought he would.  Adonis currently holds the WBC Light Heaveyweight title, and is also the Lineal Champ of the division, and he will now take a voluntary title defense.  Granted, if it is voluntary, he can technically choose whoever he wants to fight.  But there are so many better options available.

Its been a while since Adinis Stevenson has given the fans what they want to see. So Adonis Stevenson chooses Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KO’s), who is ranked #9 by the WBC for his voluntary title defense.  The fact of the matter is that Adonis is coasting to easy victories time in and time out, and technically nothing can be done about it because Karpency is rated in the top 10 by the WBC.  Is this right for the fans though?  A lineal champion that refuses to face the best in the division?  Lineal meaning he is recognized officially as the best that the division he is in has to offer.  He is “the man to beat”.  But who can beat him if he won’t fight?

Fans want Adonis to fight Sergey Kovalev obviously.  Kovalev is unofficially and widely recognized as the best fighter by far in the Light Heavyweight division.  He pretty much holds all the other championships and a unification with Stevenson would be the ideal situation.  There are plenty of other names in this talent rich weight class as well that Stevenson could have chosen for his title defense.  Names like Artur Beterbiev, Bernanrd Hopkins, Elieder Alvarez, or even a rematch with Fonfara which would be a great matchup.  Stevenson just doesn’t seem interested in pleasing anyone but himself.

Karpency has the opportunity of a lifetime here, and he better take advantage of it.  Its not often that a Lineal champion pulls your name out of a hat and gives you an opportunity to become the man.  Karpency has racked up 25 wins over his professional career, but the opposition has been mediocre at best.  Karpency did defeat Chad Dawson in 2014 in a split decision victory over 10 rounds, but Dawson at that point was just a shell of his former self.  It will be interesting to see if he can somehow pull this one out against Stevenson, but fight fans, don’t hold your breath.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Dawson VS Karpency

Will Chad Dawson (32-3, 1NC, 1ND, 18KO’s) ever the the man we were used to seeing in the past?  Is this an extreme case of ring rust?  Or is “Bad” Chad just over the hump?  Theres no doubt that Chad Dawson has an impressive resume.  With wins over the likes of Bernad Hopkins and Antonio Tarver.  But the question must be raised.  Is Bad Chad just simply past his prime?  Its no secret that Dawson has not been the same since losing to Andre Ward, and then getting brutally knocked out by Adonis Stevenson with one punch.  The bad luck continued when Dawson got in the ring with the underdog known as Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14KO’s).  All in all, in this pretty uneventful fight, Chad Dawson could have and should have secured a victory.  After a mid-round shoulder injury, Dawson was limited to only using his right arm.  With that being said, the fight was still very close on all three judges scorecards, and Chad Dawson made a huge mistake in the final round.  The victory was there for the taking.  Win the last round, and win the fight.  Dawson I guess already thought he has the victory secured, so he dodged Karpency in the final round.  That right there swayed the judges to give it to Kaprency for a split decision victory.  Another loss for Dawson was the end result, and now we wonder if he will fight again.

Martirosyan VS Nelson

By far the most interesting fight of the night.  This was predicted to be a banger, and it sure was. Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21KO’s), rated #5 by Ring Magazine at 154 pounds really delivered.  Taking on Willie Nelson “The Great” (23-1-1, 13KO’s), rated #7, who also had a 6 inch reach advantage.  Martirosyan could not be stopped.  He is a steam roller.  Nelson was good as long as he stayed on the outside.  And if that game plan was followed, the decision could have easily went in his favor.  Martirosyan really took the fight to Willie Nelson though.  After a pretty even first 4 rounds, Maritrosyan found his way inside and took over.  Willie Nelson seemed to have completely run out of stamina by the 9th round.  A win here would secure a title shot for either fighter, and Martirosyan really stepped up.

Barthelemy VS Saucido

I am not by any means a fan of tune up fights.  And this is exactly what this was.  If you are the best, fight the second best.  As i predicted, Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 1ND, 12KO’s) won every round of the scheduled 12 against the inflated record of David Saucido (52-5-3, 8KO’s).  Barthelemy straight up looked like Mr. Fantastic in the ring.  The guy has unusually long arms for his size.  So pretty much, he always has the advantage at Junior Lightweight.  Saucido could not even get close, and Barthelemy could do no wrong.  The final scorecards were unanimous.  120-108.  A clean sweep for Barthelemy to retain his IBF Junior Lightweight championship, in his first defense.

November 8th, 2014.  Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Light Heavyweight bragging rights at stake.  After dodging Kovalev and then signing with showtime,  Adonis Stevenson sure does look like he took the easy way out, and Sergey Kovalev was definitely not happy.  But with the departure of “Superman”, and Kovalev wondering who his next opponent will be, he found “The Alien”.  Or should I say, “The Alien” found him.  The list of people willing to fight Sergey Kovalev is very short, and now doesn’t include Adonis Stevenson.  Seemingly not afraid of any challenge, the 49 year old Bernard Hopkins is on that list.

Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32KO’s) is no doubt a very impressive human being.  To say that he is defying the law of time, would be an understatement.  He is fighting for a title 10 years after most fighters retire.  And his recent streak of victories is nothing to frown about.  After losing to Chad Dawson in April of 2012, Hopkins has got back on the horse in a fierce way.  He defeated Tavoris Cloud and Karo Murat via unanimous decision to retain his IBF Light Heavyweight title.  Then he defeated Beibut Shumanov via split decision to retain his IBF title and win the WBA Light heavyweight title.  His dream, to be the undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion.

In his way stands Sergey “The Crusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KO’s).  After defeating Cedric Agnew by KO in the 7th round, and Blake Caparello by TKO in the 2nd round, Kovalev gets the opportunity of a lifetime.  That opportunity being, to fight the best in the division.  Many thought the name next to Kovalev on the fight card would be Stevenson.  I guess he proved he doesn’t really consider himself the best in the division.  He proved that by running.  On the other hand, who in their right mind would want to fight a destroyer like Kovalev.  With that being said, this title unification will read, Sergey Kovalev VS Bernard Hopkins.  This will be the pure boxer, the technician, the man that defies time VS simply “The Crusher”.  Will humanity prevail, or will the Alien take back his planet?

Pediction:   Humanity prevails.  Sergey Kovalev knocks out Bernard Hopkins in the 9th round

-David