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Last night on Premiere Boxing Champions, Errol Spence Jr (20-0, 17 KO’s) defeated New York native Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KO’s) via 5th round TKO victory.  Spence became the first man to knock Algieri out, something that Ruslan Provodnikov, Manny Pacquaio, and Amir Khan could not do.  Also, Krzysztof Glowacki successfully defended his Cruiserweight title against Steve Cunningham, knocking him down 3 times en route to a unanimous decision victory.  Marcus Browne also got a highly controversial split decision victory against Radivoje Kalajdzic, in a fight that most thought Kalajdzic actually won.  The referee made a bad call in the first round when Kaladzic clearly slipped, by calling it a knockdown.  That was probably the difference in the close fight, and the final tallies were a little bit of a robbery.

Algieri gives many top fighters fits in the ring with his extremely technically sound boxing abilities.  He overcame multiple knockdowns from Provodnikov, and went on to win a split decision, and he also almost outboxed Amir Khan, in a fight that some thought Khan actually lost.  That was not the case last night against Errol Spence Jr.  Algieri kept insisting that he is not just an opponent, and thats exactly what he became.  Nothing but a stepping stone for the superior talent that is Errol Spence Jr.

Algieri showed fancy footwork in the first round to go along with a decent jab, circling nicely around Spence.  That would not last long, as Spence would begin to get the better of the former world champion in round 2.  Spence would continue to land beautiful combinations in the coming rounds, and his incredible speed and power were too much for Algieri to handle.  After 2 knockdowns, Algieri would get up and continue to fight on very wobbly feet.  Spence would hit him to the body with a sort right hook that would make Algieri drop his hands.  With Algieri’s face wide open, Spence would then completely wipe him out with a wound up huge left hand.  After the fight Spence would remind everyone that he is now Kell Brook’s mandatory contender stating; “I’m the No. 1 contender to Kell Brook, so Kell Brook knows what time it is. “We got to get in the ring and fight; Danny Garcia and all the rest of the welterweight champions. I want them all, doesn’t matter who.”

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Errol Spence Jr  —  $225,000

Chris Algieri  —  $325,000

Krzysztof Glowacki  —  $150,000

Steve Cunningham  —  $225,000

Marcus Browne  —  $100,000

Radivoje Kalajdzic  —  $85,000

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night April 16th 2016, Premier Boxing Champions brings to you, Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16 KO’s) VS Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KO’s).  The fight will be at 8:30 PM eastern time, and will be broadcast live on NBC, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.  The co-feature will be a Cruiserweight bout between Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KO’s) and Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO’s).  The night will open up with a light heavyweight bout between Radivoje Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KO’s) and Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ERROL SPENCE JR

-Record:  19-0-0, 16 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 9″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Phil Lo Greko  —  Win, TKO 3rd round (10), 6/20/15.
  • Chris van Heerden  —  Win, TKO 8th round (10), 9/11/15.  (Won IBF International Welterweight title)
  • Alejandro Barrera  —  Win, TKO 5ht round (10), 11/28/15.

 

CHRIS ALGIERI

-Record:  21-2-0, 8 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Ruslan Provodnikov  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 6/14/14.  (Won WBO Junior Welterweight title)
  • Manny Pacquiao  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/23/14.
  • Amir Khan  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/29/15.

 

Predictions:

Marcus Browne  —  def  —  Radivoje Kalajdzic  —  via  —  unanimous Decision

Krzysztof Glowacki  —  def  —  Steve Cunningham  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

Errol Spence Jr  —  def  —  Chris Algieri  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

The battle for Brooklyn will be under way in just a few short hours as the champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO’s) will be defending his WBA middleweight crown against Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO’s), tonight at the Barclays Center.  The co-feature will be Jonathan Oquendo (26-4, 16 KO’s) VS Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KO’s) for the WBA featherweight championship.  Also on the card will be a welterweight matchup between Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO’s) and Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DANIEL JACOBS

-Record:  30 – 1 – 0, 27 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight (160 lbs)

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  73″

-Born:  2/3/87 (age 28)

-Notable Fights:

  • Jarrod Fletcher  —  Win, TKO 5th round (12), 8/9/14.  (Won vacant WBA middleweight title)
  • Caleb Traux  —  Win, TKO 12th round (12), 4/24/15.
  • Sergio Mora  —  Win, TKO 2nd round (12), 8/1/15.

Daniel Jacobs has overcome the toughest opponent in the world, CANCER.  His list of ‘human’ opponents is not overly impressive though.  Peter Quillin will most definitely be his career defining opponent.  Jacobs is very strong for his weight though, with 27 of his 30 victories coming by way of knockout, so his best chance of victory will be just that.  A knockout.

PETER QUILLIN

-Record:  32 – 0 – 0, 23 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  73″

-Born:  6/22/83 (age 32)

-Notable Fights:

  • Winky Wright  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 6/2/12.
  • Hassan N’Dam  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/20/12.  (Won WBO middleweight title)
  • Andy Lee  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 4/11/15.

Peter Quillin will be going in to this fight with the experience advantage, as he has fought more big names then Jacobs has.  The thought kid from Brooklyn will be trying to take the WBA championship away from Daniel Jacobs, who is another tough kid from Brooklyn.  After the disappointing draw with Andy Lee, Quillin is back in the title hunt tonight.

Predictions:

  • Chris Algieri  —  def  —  Erick Bone  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision
  • Jesus Cuellar  —  def  —  Jonathan Oquendo  —  via  —  TKO 7th round
  • Peter Quillin  —  def  —  Daniel Jacobs  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Is Amir Khans’ mouth louder then his gloves?  On friday, Khan took on Long Island native Chris Algieri, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.  Amir Khan would end up getting the unanimous decision victory, but it would not come easy.  Khan took the first few rounds, as Algieri looked a little gun-shy.  In the middle rounds Algieri would start throwing more and looking much better as a result.  Algieri even shook Khan on 2 separate occasions, and if he had that killer instinct, the result might have been different.  Algieri, widely considered a light punching pure boxer, simply does not have that “mad dog” in him, and even though he rocked Khans’ chin a few times, he was not able to capitalize.  Khan would rack up some more rounds towards the end of the fight, and eventually pick up the victory.

Algieri was impressive against Khan even though he lost the fight.  No one expected him to last the full 12 rounds, or be any kind of competition for arguably the fastest hands in the sport.  But with this past Fridays performance, is Amir Khan ready to fight Floyd Mayweather, or is his mouth just ready to talk some more trash.  He hasn’t been talking as much as usual, which tells you, that even he, was not too happy with his performance.  Khan looked hittable on Friday night, and that was against Chris Algieri, who is arguably the most over rated boxer in the sport, all because he somehow squeaked out a victory against Ruslan Provodnikov.  Algieri was backing Khan up the entire fight, and on my card won 4 out of the 12 rounds that they fought. Now if Algieri can take 4 rounds from Khan, I think Mayweather would take at least 10.

Floyd Mayweather is coming off of a win against the #2 pound for pound (at the time) fighter in the world, in Manny Pacquiao.  Floyd has made a living of making good fighters look foolish in the ring against him, and Khan would be no different.  Algieri was definitely not the right path for Amir Khan to take for a potential fight against Mayweather.  This is because, who cares if Khan beats Algieri.  Khan should have put his money where his mouth was, when he challenged Kell Brook to a winner take all fight in England.  Instead he chose to fight Algieri, who quite frankly, even with a win, will not really move Khan up in the rankings.  A win against Kell Brook on the other hand (#1 ranked Welterweight by Ring Magazine), would have made Khan a superstar, and a near lock to fight Mayweather in September.  Khan will now be overlooked by Floyd, and will not get the chance to fight him in my opinion.

By fighting Chris Algieri, Khan pretty much burned all his bridges.  Mayweather will not fight him now, because Khan did not look that great in the fight.  Kell Brook seems to have moved on from the idea as well, as he now seems interested in fighting Brandon Rios.  Khans’ only hope now, is that Floyd Doesn’t fight in September, and Amir defeats a very good opponent.  So what is next for Amir Khan?  If Floyd fights in September, which I think he will, Khan should find another fight really quick, and maybe still fight Floyd in september.  In my opinion, his best option would be Marcos Maidana.  Maidana has fought Floyd twice already (lost both), but it would make a huge statement if Khan could defeat him.  If he gets the Mayweather fight or not (probably not), Maidana would be the best option for him at this time, unless he could somehow get Manny Pacquiao to fight him.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

The date, April 18th 2015 live on HBO Boxing.  The venue, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona New York.  The fight, Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 1NC, 34 KO’s) against Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KO’s).  Two warriors will go at it in what has fight of the year potential.  The fireworks will be flying as these two exciting fighters duke it out for a potential Junior Welterweight title shot down the road.  Here is how they break down:

LUCAS MATTHYSSE

-Record:  36 – 3, 1NC, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights:

  • Lamont Peterson – Win, TKO 3rd round, 5/18/13.
  • Danny Garcia – Loss, UD 12 rounds, 9/14/13.  (For WBAsuper, WBC, TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • John Molina – Win, KO 11th round, 4/26/14.  (2014 Fight Of The Year)

After whiping out Lamont Peterson in 2013, Matthysse got his championship shot against the undefeated Danny Garcia.  They traded shot back and forth in what was a pretty close fight, and then Matthysse’s eye closed up.  From there on, it was easy pickings for Garcia, as he won via unanimous decision.  Matthysse would come back in his next fight, and after hitting the canvas twice, he would knock out John Molina.  TheRing Magazine voted this the fight of the year in 2014.

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

-Record:  24 – 3, 17 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  66″

-Notable Fights:

  • Timothy Bradley – Loss, UD 12 rounds, 3/16/13.  (2013 Fight Of The Year, for WBO Welterweight title)
  • Mike Alvarado – Win, TKO 10th round, 10/19/13.  (Won WBO Junior Welterweight title)
  • Chris Algieri – Loss, SD 12 rounds, 6/14/14.  (Lost WBO Junior Welterweight title)

Known around the world as “The Siberian Rocky”, Provodnikov has been in some wars, and does not back down from anyone. His loss to Tim Bradley in 2013 was TheRing Magazines’ fight of the year.  He is a heavy hitter, and Bradley even admitted that he was concussed from the first round and throughout the whole fight.  Provodnikov can hurt you with one punch, but his stamina seems to be an issue.  He will take a round off here and there, and thats what lost him the Bradley and Algieri fights.

Prediction:

Lucas Matthysse  —  def  —  Ruslan Provodnikov  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

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CO-Feature:  Terence Crawford VS Thomas Dulorme

2014 was a huge year for Terence Crawford.  He knocked out the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa to retain his WBO Lightweight title, then he won the vacant TheRing Magazine Lightweight title by defeating Raymundo Beltran via unanimous decision.  Crawford will now move up in weight (Junior Welterweight), to take on Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title.  Crawford is a very skilled boxer that understand the game, and he brings with him an undefeated record of 25-0 with 17 KO’s.  Dulorme is also a very skilled fighter with only 1 loss in his career and 22 wins.  He has knocked out 14 opponents, so there is some power there.  With all this being said, we are in for a wild ride on HBO this saturday night.

Prediction:

Terence Crawford  —  def  —  Thomas Dulorme  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Chris Algieri (20-1, 8KO’s) had a chance, the opportunity of a life time.  The Huntington Long Island native did not deliver.  His one chance to upset Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38KO’s) was based purely on punch output and conditioning.  That was the plan against Ruslan Provodnikov, and boy did it work then!  Algieri landed 288 of 993 punches against Provodnikov, which hands down won him the fight.  Algieri is known as a volume puncher tho.  In his previous 4 fights, he has averaged 87.9 punches per round, which is way above the welterweight average of 58.2.  So why didn’t he apply the same stratergy against Pacman?  The answer is simple.  He was overmatched!  Manny is not Ruslan Provodnikov,  he is a great boxing talent.  Provodnikov is a big puncher, but that’s all he is.  The stamina and technique is not there like it is with Manny.

This fight had a Mayweather VS Gatti feel to it.  Might have been the most lopsided victory since that, without the knockout of course.  As I predicted in my previous article titled “6 Fights To Watch’, Algieri would last 12 rounds with Manny Pacquiao, but he almost didn’t.  Six knockdowns scattered throughout 12 rounds, made for a truly amazing performance for the Pacman.  We all knew Manny would win, but after Algieri’s performance against Provo, I was not expecting this.  The step from Emanuel Taylor to Ruslan Provodnikov is not a huge one.  Both are formidable opponents, but neither is great.  The step from Provodnikov to Manny Pacquiao is not a step at all.  It is a huge leap, because Manny is great.

After this masterful performance, which I scored 120-103 by the way, lets state the obvious.  Lets make the statement that everyone has to be sick of making already.  Lets have the mega fight that everyone wants to see because Pacman deserves it.  FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS MANNY PACQUIAO.  So many stories have surfaced over the years about why this hasn’t happened yet.  The rumor of Manny being on steroids.  The money disagreements.  The story of Showtime offering Pacquiao and Arum 40 million big ones to fight Mayweather, and Bob Arum turning it down.  None of this is important anymore.  WE NEED TO SEE #1 VS #2!!! We need it because, to put it simply, nothing else makes sense anymore.

Lomachenko Is A Beast

Some say he is the greatest amateur fighter ever, going 397-1.  Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1KO) is an amazing technical fighter thats going to be around for a very long time.  Even tho he lost in his first title opportunity against Orlando Solido, a crafty veteran, no one should worry.  He is still very young and will be great one day.  He proved that on Saturday night when he railroaded Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33KO’s).  After a knockdown in the fourth round, Lomancenko stayed on his game throughout the fight.  He did slow down in the second half after a hand injury tho, and basically beat his opponent with 1 arm.  It was absolutely amazing to watch.  This kid is gonna get a lot of big fights very very soon.

Undercard Results

Zou Shiming          def.          Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym          via UD 12 rd          Flyweight

Jesse Vargas          def.          Antonio Demarco                          via UD 12 rd          Junior Welterweight

-David