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Last night on ShowTime Championship Boxing, we had a wild triple header of action.  The first fight of the evening was the most exciting heavyweight bout since Wilder VS Ortiz, and it was a wild one, as Adam Kownacki (18-0, 14 KO’s) defeated Charles Martin (25-2-1, 23 KO’s) via unanimous decision.  Kownacki came out throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Martin, as he is known to throw punches in bunches, which is rare for a heavyweight.  By the third round, Martin looked like he was out of gas, but would come back strong in the 7th and 8th rounds.  The final round was wild, as Martin was badly stunned by a left hook and looked like he was going down.  In the final minute, Martin landed a big shot of his own which stunned Kownacki, but it would not be enough.  Kownacki wins by unanimous decision.

The second fight of the evening was a completely one sided affair, as Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KO’s) defeated Cesar Barionuevo (34-4-2, 24 KO’s) in a clean sweep on the scorecards.  Ugas’ defense was impenetrable as Barionuevo looked completely lost in his US debut.  Ugas pretty much picked him apart for 12 rounds, en route to a unanimous decision victory.  He is now the mandatory contender for a welterweight world title, with the fight ending in scores of 119-109/120-108/120-108.

The main event was a barn burner, as Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) narrowly defeated Danny Garcia (34-2, 19 KO’s) to become the new WBC Welterweight champion.  Porter started the fight trying to box from the outside, which is not really his game, and as soon as Garcia landed a big shot in the second round, Porter became Porter.  Porter would smother Garcia with his annoying in your face style, not giving Garcia any room to punch, and took the middle rounds, which ultimately was the reason he would win the fight.  Garcia would come on strong in the end of the fight, landing clean shots on Porter as he was able to create some separation, and fight his fight.  Garcia was clearly the more effective and accurate puncher, but was badly outworked by Porter, which the judges ultimately favored.  Porter threw almost 280 more punches then Garcia, even though the landed punches were almost identical.

The final scores of the fight were 116-112/115-113/115-113 all in favor of Porter, simply because he was the busier man, and not at all the more effective puncher.  I scored the fight 114-114 which was the same as Steve Farhood’s unofficial score, and also the correct one.  Never the less, Shawn Porter takes home the gold, and sets up a potential bout with Errol Spence Jr to unify the WBC and IBF Welterweight titles.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night, Saturday September 8th 2018, Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KO’s) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) will make their long awaited ring returns as they battle for the vacant WBC World Welterweight title.  Brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, the fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KO’s) will take on Cesar Miguel Burrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  Also on the card, Charles Martin (25-1, 23 KO’s) and Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KO’s) will go at it in a 10 round Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  34 – 1 – 0, 20 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5

-Notable Fights

  • Eric Morales  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/20/12.  (Won WBC Junior Welterweight title)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 3/4/17.

 

SHAWN PORTER

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-Record:  28 – 2 – 1, 17 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  69

-Notable Fights

  • Devon Alexander  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/7/13.  (Won IBF Welterweight title)
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/25/16.
  • Andre Berto  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 4/22/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Adam Kownacki  —  def  —  Charles Martin  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Yordenis Ugas  —  def  —  Cesar Miguel Burrionuevo  —  via  —  Decision

Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Shawn Porter  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Newly crowned IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s), will be making the first defense of his title on June 25th 2106.  The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London England, and will be televised on SKY Box Office PPV for the Brits.  It has not yet been announced which American network will televise the fight (HBO or ShowTime), but one must assume that ShowTime will be the winner with there ShowTime International Series.  Joshua won the IBF World Heavyweight title back on April 9th, when he knocked out former champion Charles Martin in the second round.  Martin won the title by default anyway, when he defeated Vyacheslav Glaskov for the vacant title, after Glaskov suffered a knee injury in the 3rd round, and was unable to continue.

As expected, Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against upstart Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO’s).  Beazeale is still raw and lacks in the stamina department.  He had a lot of trouble against Amir Marsour, who at the time of their fight was 44 years old.  Breazeale eventually knocked him out, but Mansour hurt him want times in their fight, and even put him down.  In the fight before that, Fred Kassi gave Breazeale fits as well, but he escaped with a narrow unanimous decision victory.  Breazeale’s resume is not an impressive one, and the casual fan would probably not recognize any names on it.  Now he gets the opportunity of a lifetime against Joshua for a world title.

Also added to the card is Martin Murray (32-3-1, 15 KO’s) VS George Groves (23-3, 18 KO’s).  This will be a good one!  After losing to Gennady Golovkin, Murray moved up to Super Middleweight.  The move was a successful one, and after piling up 3 wins in England, Murray even fought for the WBO title against Arthur Abraham.  Murray lost the fight via split decision, but many thought he should have been the winner in hostile Germany.  George Groves lost to Badou Jack back in September of 2015, but has been busy since.  He won two fights on January 30th and April 9th of 2016, and will be defending his WBA International Super Middleweight title against Murray.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Also last night on Showtime Boxing International and Sky Sports Box Office, undefeated rising star, and widely considered the future of Heavyweight boxing, Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) defeated Charles Martin (23-1-1, 21 KO’s) to capture the IBF world heavyweight championship.  Joshua is considered the future of the heavyweight division, as he goes from Olympic Gold Medalist, to top prospect, to Heavyweight Champion, in what was only his 16th professional fight.  No one expected this one to last long, as 2 of the worlds biggest punchers went at in in the O2 Arena in London.  Joshua, coming in as the favorite, and in his home country, made quick work of Martin, as he defeated him via 2nd round KO.  Joshua came in behind the jab with a huge right hand that dropped Marin, and seconds later after Martin got up, he repeated the same exact thing again.  This time Martin would not be able to answer the 10 count.  Marin did show enormous class after the fight, as he lifted the hand of his opponent and congratulated him.

The fight was so short and the KO happened so fast.  Here is a recap of the second round of Charles Martin VS Anthony Joshua:

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday afternoon live on Sky Sports Network and Showtime Boxing International, newly crowned IBF World Heavyweight Champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KO’s) puts his title on the line against rising star Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KO’s).  In the co-feature, Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KO’s) puts his IBF Featherweight title on the line against Eric Hunter (21-3-0, 10 KO’s).  Also, Matthew Macklin (34-6, 22 KOs) takes on Brian Rose (28-3-1, 8 KO’s) in a Junior Middleweight bout, and George Groves (22-3, 17 KO’s) takes on David Brophy (16-0-1, 1 KO) in a Super Middleweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Charles Martin Tale of The Tape Anthony Joshua
23 Wins 15
0 Lost 0
21 KOs 15
1 Draws 0
24 Total Fights 15
88% KO% 100%
6’5″ Height 6’6″
80″ Reach 82″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA Nationality Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
April 24th, 1986 Date of Birth October 15th 1989

 

 

PREDICTIONS

George Groves  —  def  —  David Brophy  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Matthew Macklin  —  def  —  Brian Rose  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Lee Selby  —  def  —  Eric Hunter  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Charles Martin  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

It is no secret that there are too many World Titles in boxing, and way too many undeserving champions.  There are 4 major sanctioning bodies in boxing right now.  There is the IBF (International Boxing Federation), the WBC (World Boxing Council), the WBO (World Boxing Organization), and the WBA (World Boxing Association).  The IBF and the WBO each have 1 world title.  The WBC has a world champion, and a Interim world champion, which is still understandable.  The WBA went even further.  They have their regular world title, and then they have their “Super” champion.  This has gone too far, and this is when you end up with a lot of “World” champions, many of them undeserving of a title.  In the end, what is this all about?  Its about money.  Here is a list of all the undeserving world champions or “Paper champions” if you will:

CHARLES MARTIN  —  IBF Heavyweight Champion

Although Martin does have an impressive record (23-0-1, 21 KO’s), he has not fought any good competition.  If you look at the list of opponents he has faced, chances are you haven’t heard of any of them.  This is because Martin has been babied thus far in his career, taking easy fights against journeymen and nobodies.  Martin was thrown into a title fight for the vacant IBF title, after it was stripped from Tyson Fury.  His opponent was Vyacheslav Glazkov, who was by far the best fighter martin has ever faced.  Glazkov went down in the fight with a knee injury and was unable to continue due to it.  So by default, Martin became a world champion, in a fight he was actually losing.

ADONIS STEVENSON  —  WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

Although Stevenson (27-1, 22 KO’s) did not start off as a ‘paper champion”, he sure did become one.  Stevenson’s rise to champion was a very impressive one.  He took the lineal/Ring/WBC Light Heavyweight championships away from Chad Dawson in a 1 round KO victory, in which he knocked Dawson clear across the ring with one punch.  Since then, he has done nothing, and fought no one worth mentioning except Andrzej Fonfara, who almost knocked him out.  Even though his rise to world champion was super impressive, Stevenson has become nothing more then a place holder, for the eventual “Lineal” reign of Sergey Kovalev.

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS  —  WBO Middleweight Champion

Just like Stevenson, Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12KO’s) is a bridge between Gennady Golovkin and greatness.  Saunders has refused to fight Glolovkin, even though he was offered $4 million for the fight.  Saunders defeated Chris Eubank in the WBO title eliminator with a very controversial split decision, and then took the title from Andy Lee, who is essentially a one handed fighter.  The Middleweight division will eventually be unified, and every belt will be around Golovkin’s waist.

SAUL ‘CANELO’ ALVAREZ  —  TheRing/WBC Middleweight Champion

Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) is a great fighter.  The only reason he is on this list is because he is not a true Middleweight.  He defeated Miguel Cotto for the titles, who is also not a true middleweight, and he refuses to fight anyone at 160 pounds.  He has essentially created his own division at a catch weight of 155 pounds, which is something between Junior Middleweight and Middleweight.  For those who don’t know, this division does not actually exist.  His next fight will be against Amir Khan, who has never fought above welterweight.  Alvarez should fight at the full Middleweight weight of 160 pounds, or be stripped of his titles if he refuses.

DANNY GARCIA  —  WBC Welterweight Champion

Garcia made a huge name for himself at Junior Welterweight.  He beat everybody!!!  He beat Eric Morales twice, he beat Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse, and even Amir Khan.  Thats an impressive resume.  But after the Matthysse fight, he started fighting nobodies.  Just like Canelo did, Garcia started fighting at catch weights, and even went as far as not defending his titles in these catch weight fights.  The one time he fought someone good (Lamont Peterson), he almost lost.  Then Garcia vacated his titles, and moved to welterweight.  He beat Paulie Malignaggi, who is way past his prime, and after that he was thrown into a title fight against Robert Guerrero for a vacant title.

ADRIEN BRONER  —  WBA Junior Welterweight Champion

All the natural talent will not save you, if you don’t have the right head on ur shoulders.  Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KO’s) is the prime example of that.  Broner was mowing everyone down early in his career, and people saw him as air-apparent to Floyd Mayweather’s thrown.  Since he has stepped up the level of completion he has fought, he has struggled mightily.  Gavin Rees gave him fits at the start of their fight, but Broner eventually beat him.  Many thought Malignaggi beat Broner in their fight but was robbed.  Then Marcos Maidana demolished him.  After that, Broner took 3 easy fights, before being beaten by Shawn Porter.  For some reason after that loss, Broner found himself in a fight for the vacant WBA title.  What exactly he did to deserve that was beyond me, and he had a very easy opponent to deal with in that one (Khabib Allakhverdiev).  That vacant title fight should have gone to Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov.  Instead, they fought a non title fight which was absolutely amazing.

‘ROCKY’ MARTINEZ  —  WBO Junior Lightweight Champion

After losing the WBO Junior Lightweight title to Mikey Garcia by knockout, Rocky Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KO’s) fought Herbert Quarty.  Who???  Exactly!  After that, he got another shot at the same title, this time against Orlando Salido who he would beat via unanimous decision.  In the rematch, Salido would railroad Marinez, but somehow lose via split draw, which in my opinion, and many others, was highway robbery.  Salido beat him all around the ring, and the final decision of the fight was an absolute joke.  The draw means that  Martinez remains champion, but we all know Salido should be the champion.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

On April 9th 2016, at the O2 Arena in London England, Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KO’s) will make his first defense of his IBF Heavyweight title.  His opponent will he England’s own, Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KO’s), a young and rising super athletic heavyweight.  Tyson Fury was stripped of the IBF title after refusing to fight his mandatory opponent, in order to have a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

Chalres Martin defeated Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant IBF title back in January bt TKO 3rd round, after Glazkov suffered a knee injury, and was unable to continue.  In what was a very anticlimactic fight, Martin was actually behind on the scorecards, when Glazkov suffered the untimely injury.  Martin had not fought anyone that the casual boxing fan would have heard of, and was somehow thrown into a title fight for the vacant IBF Heavyweight championship.  With his TKO victory over the injured Glazkov, Martin became one of the many underserving champions that we have today.

Anthony Joshua on the other hand has been extremely impressive in his young career thus far.  Joshua is undefeated with a record of 15-0, with all of his victories coming by knockout.  His most recent was the 7th round TKO victory over Dillan Whyte in December of 2015.  It may not have been the most impressive victory that Joshua has had in his young career, but none the less he won the fight with a huge step up in competition.  He also won the British Heavyweight title in that fight, along with retaining the WBC International & Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.  On April 9th, Joshua makes his first attempt at a World Title against Charles Martin.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE