Posts Tagged ‘#ErrolSpenceJr’

Champ – Tyson Fury (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   RING

  1. Anthony Joshua (19-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Wladimir Klitschko (64-5-0, 53 KO’s)
  4. Kubrat Pulev (25-1-0, 13 KO’s)
  5. Luis Ortiz (27-0-0, 23 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (12-0-0, 10 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO’s)
  4. Mairis Brides (22-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Denis Lebedev (29-3-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Andre Ward (32-0-0, 16 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA, WBO

  1. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s)
  3. Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Joe Smith Jr (22-1-0, 18 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-1, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Gilberto Ramirez (35-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  3. George Groves (26-3-0, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Andre Dirrell (26-2-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Callum Smith (22-0-0, 17 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (37-0-0, 33 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (32-2-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. David Lemieux (38-3-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Billy Joe Saunders (24-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Andy Lee (35-3-1, 24 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (29-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Miguel Cotto (40-5-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Demetrius Andrade (24-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Austin Trout (30-3-0, 17 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (27-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Errol Spence Jr (22-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Kell Brook (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (30-0-0, 21 KO’s)   RING, WBC, WBO

  1. Viktor Postol (28-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  2. Julius Indongo (22-0-0, 11 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  3. Antonio Orozco (26-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Regis Prograis (20-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Jorge Linares (41-3-0, 27 KO’s)   RING, WBA

  1. Mikey Garcia (36-0-0, 30 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Terry Flanagan (33-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Robert Easter (19-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Denis Shofikov (38-2-1, 20 KO’s)
  5. Sharif Bogere (29-1-0, 20 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1-0, 6 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s)
  3. Jezreel Corrales (21-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Miguel Berchelt (31-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (28-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (23-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (24-1-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guilliermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jesse Magdaleno (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Rey Vargas (29-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Nonito Donaire (37-4-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Moises Flores (25-0-0, 17 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  2. Juan Carlos Payano (18-1-0, 9 KO’s)
  3. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1-0, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Zolani Tete (25-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Rau’Shee Warren (14-2-0, 4 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Wisaksil Wangek (43-4-1, 39 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Roman Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KO’s)
  4. Carlos Cuadras (36-1-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Juan Francisco Estrada (35-2-0, 25 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kazuto Ioka (22-1-0, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Diago Higa (13-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Juan Carlos Reveco (38-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  5. McWilliams Arroyo (16-3-0, 14 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Perdo Guevara (30-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  2. Kosei Tanaka (9-0-0, 5 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-2, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Milan Melindo (36-2-0, 13 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Carlos Canizales (17-0-1, 14 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Chayaphon Moonsri (47-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Thammanoon Niyomtrong (15-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (19-3-3, 9 KO’s)
  4. Jose Argued (20-3-1, 12 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Carlos Buitrago (30-2-1, 17 KO’s)

 

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This Saturday afternoon May 27th 2017, Kell Brook (36-1, 24 KO’s) puts his IBF Welterweight title on the line, when he takes on the undefeated Errol Spence Jr (21-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place at Bramall Lane in Sheffield England and will be live on ShowTime at 5:15pm ET.  In the co-feature, George Groves (25-3, 18 KO’s) and Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KO’s) will go at it for the WBAsuper Super Middleweight title.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Kell Brook Tale of The Tape Errol Spence Jr.
36 Wins 21
1 Lost 0
24 KOs 18
0 Draws 0
37 Total Fights 21
65% KO% 86%
5’9″ Height 5’10”
69″ Reach 72″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK Nationality Desoto, Texas, USA
May 3rd, 1986 Date of Birth January 13th 1990

 

Predictions:

George Groves  —  def  —  Fedor Chudinov  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Kell Brook  —  def  —  Errol Spence Jr  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for brook vs spence press conferenceOn May 27th 2017, Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KO’s) will put his IBF Welterweight title on the line against the undefeated phenom Errol Spence Jr (21-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place at Brammall Lane in Sheffield England and will air on Sky Sports and Showtime.  The air time is yet to be determined, but fans can expect the fight card to start in the afternoon, due to the 5 hour time difference between the US and UK.  This will be a fight of huge magnitude as two of the worlds best welterweights go at it for the IBF title, with the winner hopefully facing Keith Thurman to unify with his two titles.  This fight should produce even more fireworks then the Thurman VS Garcia fight a few weeks ago.

Neither fighter was shy at the press conference as both made stern promises of victory.  Spence expressed happiness that Kell Brook decided not to move up in weight and vacate his title.  He went on to say, “I don’t want to fight for a title that was vacated by a guy.  That’s not what true champions do.  True champions don’t want to take a vacated title, they want to beat a true champion.”  He then added, “There will be 30000 fans screaming for Brook, and I’m going to upset him.”

Kell Brook had some quotes of his own in response saying, “He’s never fought an animal like me.”  Brook spoke about his bout with Golovkin as well saying, “I would have beaten GGG if it wasn’t stopped.  I learned a lot from that fight and i want blood.”  Whether or not that is actually true remains to be seen, but Brook sounds really serious.  He then added, “If he’s as brilliant as he (Spence) says he is, he will bring out the best in me.”  Last but not least, Brook made an emphatic statement.  “Im Knocking you out, I promise you!!”

Fans should be really excited for this one, because both mens styles mesh so well.  Both Spence and Brook are very good boxers, and they both have plenty of power.  If you are talking about pure boxing ability, the edge would have to slightly go to Kell Brook, while the raw power edge would have to go to Errol Spence.  Boxing analysts should have a lot of difficulty predicting the outcome of this one, but one thing we can predict is that this will be a great fight for fans and for the sport of boxing!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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After months and months of rumors surrounding the possibility of a Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KO’s) and Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KO’s) fight, the two have reportedly reached and agreement.  There was a purse bid for the fight scheduled for tomorrow (2/14/17), but the two have apparently reached an agreement on the terms.  The rumors have been floating around for a while now, even before the “GGG” fight.  Then after the Golovkin fight, Brook was going to apparently vacate the IBF Welterweight title, and only drop back down to junior middleweight (154lbs).  Then there were the rumors of Brook and Amir Khan finally fighting.  Finally after everything, it seems that Kell Brook will indeed fight Errol Spence Jr.  After fighting Golovkin at Middleweight, Brook will have to shed a lot of weight to get back down to 147 pounds, which is the welterweight limit, because right now, he looks like he’s floating somewhere between 175 and 180 pounds.

The fight will take place on May 20th 2017 at Bramal Lane in Sheffield England, Brooks hometown.  Bramal Lane seats 32000 people, so it should draw in a huge crowd, if not a sell out crowd.  Brook’s only loss of his career was when he moved up 2 weight classes to fight Gennady Golovkin at Middleweight, a fight that Spence would have lost as well if he had taken it.  At Welterweight, Brook is the current IBF champion, and is undefeated.  Both fighters have knockout power in both hands, but the power edge would have to go to Errol Spence.  If you are talking about pure boxing ability, Brook has the edge there, along with a longer resume, which means more experience.  This will be a great fight for fans and for boxing.  The best fighting the best!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

Yesterday afternoon, we got a nice treat to watch one of the best rising stars in boxing, when Errol Spance Jr (21-0, 18 KO’s) obliterated Leonard Bundu (33-2-2, 12 KO’s), and became the number 1 contender for Kell Brook’s IBF Welterweight title.  Bundu came into the fight knowing that this was his last chance at a world title shot, being that he is 40 years old, and he came out aggressive.  In the first 2 rounds, Bundu was coming forward and pressuring Spence, even though Spence was still landing the more effective shots.  Spence, perhaps a bit gun shy because of Bundu’s awkward style, seemed a bit reserved in the first round and a half.

He started putting punches together at the end of the second round, with his left uppercut on display, which is one of his most effective punches, along with his stellar right hook.  After the 3rd round, where Spence was looking more and more comfortable, it was apparent that it was just a matter of time.  Spence put Bundu down in the 6th with a sublime left uppercut, and Bundu was hurt even though he beat the count.  A few seconds later, Spenec came at the hurt Bundu, with a left uppercut right hook combination, and knocked him out cold.  Bundu was nearly knocked out of the ring, and it was apparent that he was not getting up after that.  After the fight, Spence gestured the world title around his waist, and told Kell Brook to pull out of the GGG fight because he’s ready right now.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

#5.  Floyd Mayweather VS Adrien Broner

The former “next” Floyd Mayweather, needs to be shut up by the real Floyd Mayweather.  These two were once close friends, and how now turned bitter enemies, after Broner’s head fell of his shoulders due to the losses that Mayweather harshly criticized.  Floyd even told Broner “how can you be the next Mayweather?  You lost”.  Broner did not take that lightly, and started continuously talking trash about his former idol.  Well if you are the next Floyd Mayweather, you should be able to beat a 39 year old Mayweather right?

#4.  Errol Spence Jr VS Kell Brook

In my opinion, these are the absolute best 2 welterweights in the game today, no matter what the rankings say.  Kell Brook is ranked #1 in the welterweight division.  Errol Spence is ranked #7.  Well that’s not accurate.  Errol Spence’s sample size is small, which is why he’s back that far on the list, but in my opinion there is no welterweight in the world that can beat him besides maybe Kell Brook, and that’s a big MAYBE!  Brook has destroyed everyone put in front of him, but so has Spence, and in even more dramatic fashion.  They are both great boxers, with tremendous power for their weight, the thing that separates them slightly, is Spence’s uncanny ability to destroy an opponent with body shots.  This is a great matchup between two very similar fighters, and its time to find out which is better.

#3.  Andre Ward VS Sergey Kovalev

This fight probably will happen, given that both Kovalev and Ward win their tune up fights over the summer, that’s why it only ranks at #3 on my wish list.  Ward and Kovalev are polar opposites with their boxing styles, Ward being the high ring IQ pure boxer, and Kovalev being the mauler that he is.  So far, no one has been able to stop the Kovalev onslaught, but Ward poses a huge threat.  He is smart enough and skilled enough to interrupt Kovalev’s relentless offense.  Remember, Ward was predicted to be one of the first eliminated in the Super 6 tournament, where he literally defeated every style of boxing, and won the whole thing.  Kovalev is a monster though, and this is probably the best matchup that can be made in all of boxing.

#2.  Deontay Wilder VS Wladimir Klitschko/Tyson Fury

We all know that Tyson Fury’s win over Klitschko was a fluke, and Wladimir will probably beat him in the rematch.  If not, then my #2 wish will be Wilder VS Fury.  Never the less, who ever it is, it’s Deontay’s turn to own the Heavyweight division.  Why?  Because he deserves it.  He is 35-0 with 34 KO’s, and that is absolutely amazing.  He single handily brought relevance back to the heavyweight division, and he deserves to own it.

#1.  Canelo Alvarez VS Gennady Golovkin

It’s time to give up the belt, and let the true best middleweight reign supreme, which is Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.  Canelo is fighting a man half his size in Amir Khan on May 7th, so its likely that he will win.  If he does, which he will, he needs to put it all up against Golovkin, or leave the middleweight division.  Golovkin is the second best fighter in the world today, and he’s being held back that the lineal middleweight champ, who doesn’t even fight at the middleweight limit.  He has created his own division 1 pound above the junior middleweight class, just so he can hold that title that he doesn’t really deserve.  Gennady Golovkin is hands down the best middleweight in the world, and he should have all the straps to prove it.

WISH LIST PREDICITONS

Floyd Mayweather  —  def  —  Adrien Broner  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision (Shut out)

Errol Spence Jr  —  def  —  Kell Brook  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Andre Ward  —  def  —  Sergey Kovalev  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Deontay Wilder  —  def  —  Wladimir Klitschko/Tyson Fury  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Canelo Alvarez  —  via  —  KO 7th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE