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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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Image result for gonzalez vs cuadrasOn Saturday night, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KO’s) defeated Carlos “The Prince” Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KO’s) via unanimous decision, to capture the WBC Super featherweight title.  This was a championship in a 4th weight class for Gonzalez, which passes his mentor Alexis Arguello.  This was a fight for the ages, with non stop action, and by Chocolatito’s own admission, the toughest fight of his career.  He even said that it was a harder fight then when he fought Juan Francisco Estrada, which was a banger.

Cadres looked very good at times, and gave Gonzalez a run for his money no doubt, but Chocolatito proved to be just too much for Cadres to handle in the end.  The first half of the fight was all Roman Gonzalez.  I gave Cadres the first round, but by a very slim margin.  Chocoaltito dominated the whole first half, cutting off the ring effectively, and banging Cadres with huge shots.  Gonzalez usually takes a round or two to warm up, but he was on his motor from the opening bell.  Perhaps slightly intimidated by the bigger man, he felt a sense of urgency to put him away early.  In the second half, Cuadras began building confidence, probably surprised that he was still in it, and began putting together combinations, and wearing Gonzalez down a bit.  Gonzalez looked almost discouraged, but woke up again in the 12th round, and went right back to beating down his opponent.  The final tallies were 117-111, 116-112, &115-113, all in favor of Roman Gonzalez.  He captures the WBC Super Flyweight title, and hands Cuadras his first loss.

Kamegai Defeats Soto Karass

The first time they fought, it ended with a draw.  Both men thought they won and were not happy.   This was a chance for redemption for one of them, and boy did he get it.  Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KO’s) defeated Jesus Soto Karass (28-11-4, 18 KO’s) via TKO 8th round.  Kamegai hurt Soto Karass to the body badly in the first round, and it looked as if Soto Karass never really recovered.  Kamegai invested a lot to the body in the first half, and it paid off.  He finally knocked Soto Karass down in the 8th with a vicious left hook to the liver, but he would get up.  Kamegai would bang him to the head and body for the rest of the round, and Soto Karass would not come out for the ninth.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night April 23rd 2016, the “Big Drama Show” Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) will try for his 22nd consecutive knockout when he defends his WBAsuper, IBF, IBO, & WBC interim Middleweight titles, against mandatory contender Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KO’s).  In the co-feature, it will be “Little Drama Show” Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KO’s) defending his WBC and TheRing Flyweight titles against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s).  Also on the card, Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7 KO’s) will take on Amaris Quintana (9-2-2, 1 KO) in an 8 round Junior Flyweight bout, and Pedro Lopez #1 (13-0, 10 KO’s) will take on the other Pedro Lopez #2 (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) in an 8 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

-Record:  34 – 0 – 0, 31 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Matthew Macklin  —  Win, KO 3rd round (12), 6/29/13.
  • Marin Murray  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 2/21/15.
  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)

 

DOMINIC WADE

-Record:  18 – 0 – 0, 12 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  74″

-Notable Fights

  • Marcus Upshaw  —  Win, TKO 2nd round (8), 4/19/14.
  • Sam Solimon  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 6/26/15.

 

Predictions:

Pedro Lopez (1)  —  def  —  Pedro Lopez (2)  —  via  —  KO 2nd round

Kenia Enriquez  —  def  —  Aramis Quintana  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  McWilliams Arroyo  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Dominic Wade  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

What was thought to be by far Golovkins’ toughest opponent to date, ended up just like every other Golovkin fight.  With a knockout!!!  Although David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO’s) did land a few hard shots to GGG’s face, he was no match for the much superior boxing skills of Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s).

Golovkin started off slower then usual, giving total respect to Lemieux’s power, he would pick it up in the middle rounds.  GGG started off with the jab, which knocked Lemieux totally off his game plan, not to mention, knocked his head back repeatedly.  Golovkin would end up beating his own record of jabs thrown in this fight, and could have won it with his jab alone.  But GGG being who he is, wanted a big “drama show”, and to deliver the knockout, which he later would.

In the fifth round, David Lemieux would land a hard right hand to Golovkins’ head, and GGG would make him pay for it.  It lit a fire under Golovkin, and he would proceed to drop David Lemieux with a vicious left hook to the body.  Lemieux would take a knee, and Golovkin would hit him with a right to the head.  It could have gotten GGG disqualified, as Lemieux was already down, but there was no intent there.  He was still in the motion of throwing a combination.

Feeling a sense of urgency, Lemieux would let his hands go in round 6, but the end would soon be near.  Lemieux would land a few more good shot, but in the 8th, the Golovkin assault would continue.  Golovkin would work the body in the 8th, and eventually hurt Lemieux badly with a big shot.  The referee would notice Lemieux wincing in pain from the body work, and after a few more punched thrown, he would call a halt to the fight.  It goes down as the 21st KO in a row for Golovkin, as he takes down a fierce puncher in David Lemieux.  Golovkin improves to 34-0, and wants the winner of Cotto vs Canelo.

Roman Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KO’s) was very impressive in his victory against Brian Viloria (36-5, 22 KO’).  His constant pressure, and barrage of punches, combined with his tremendous defensive capabilities, was ultimately too much to handle for Viloria.  Gonzalez would TKO Viloria in the 9th rounds, and further establish himself as the #1 Pound For Pound fighter.  Tureano Johnson also defeated Emmon O’Kane via unanimous decision, and hard hitting heavyweight Luis Ortiz defeated Matias Vidondo via KO in the 3rd round.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

A very interesting fight has been added to the Pay Per View event of Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) VS David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO’s) on October the 17.  The main event of course will be action packed without a doubt, as two of the hardest punchers in the game square off for middleweight supremacy.  Golovkin and Lemiuex will go head to head for the WBAsuper, IBO, and interim WBC Middleweight titles in Madison Square Garden.

The co-feature that has been added to this tremendous PPV fight, Roman ‘Choclatito’ Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO’s), will be defending his WBC & TheRing Flyweight titles, against Brian Viloria (36-4, 22 KO’s).  Viloria is ranked #1 by the WBO, #2 by the WBC, and #3 by the WBA, and is coming off of a victory against Omar Soto, who he knocked out in the first round.  The last time Viloria fought in a 12 rounder was in 2013, in which he did lose to Juan Francisco Estrada, but he has been mowing down his opponents ever since.  in fact, 3 of his last 4 victories have come by KO and have not lasted more then 5 rounds.

Roman Gonzalez is the WBC and TheRing Flyweoght Champion, and is ranked #2 Pound For Pound in the world by Ring Magazine.  Some even consider him the #1 Pound For Pound fighter in the world.  Gonzalez blew through a very tough fighter in Edgar Sosa back in May of 2015, and it just went to show that he is the real deal.  For a Flyweight, Gonzalez has extra ordinary power in both hands, not to mention he is a tremendous skilled pure boxer.  This should be a very interesting fight on the undercard, and it would not surprise me if it stole the show.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE