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Sergey Kovalev’s (31-3-1, 27 KO’s) reign as Light Heavyweight Kingpin came to an end on Saturday night, when Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KO’s) knocked him out in the 7th round of their championship bout.  Alvarez has waited for his opportunity for a number of years now.  He has been the mandatory challenger for Adonis Stevenson for quite some time now, but never got the opportunity to fight the WBC champ.  Adonis has been known to dodge his mandatory contenders so this was nothing new.  Sergey Kovalev defended his WBO title against Alvarez, and the results are not favorable for Kovalev.

Sergey Kovalev looked to be in complete control of the fight in the beginning.  I scored 1 round for Alvarez through the first 6 rounds.  Kovalev out worked Alvarez in rounds 1 & 2.  Alvarez landed so big inches in the 3rd that seemed to bother Kovalev a bit, but at that point he was in no real danger.  Kovalev came out in the 4th, out working Alvarez, and landing the more meaningful punches.  The 5th and 6th rounds were more of the same, and things were not looking good for the challenger.

With a little over a minute left in the 7th, Alvarez nailed Kovalev right in the temple with a huge right cross, and Kovalev went down hard.  Temple shots tend to throw of equilibrium and take long to recover from, and Kovalev was not looking good.  About 15-20 seconds later, Kovalev walked right into a left hook that Alvarez followed up with a right hand, and Kovalev went down again.  He would get up before 10, and continue.  Pretty much on dream street, one punch would end the fight, and thats exactly what happened when Alvarez nailed him again.  The referee stopped the fight, and just like that the reign was over.  Eleider Alvarez is the new WBO Light Heavyweight champion, and the #1 fighter in the division.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday August 4th 2018, Sergey Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KO’s) will defend his WBO Light Heavyweight title against his toughest opponent to date in Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO’s).  The fight will take place at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KO’s) will defend the WBA Light Heavyweight title against Isaac Chilemba (25-5-2, 10 KO’s).  Also on the card, Frank Galarza (19-2-2, 11 KO’s) will be in action against Alex Duarte (13-5-1, 10 KO’s) in a 10 round Welterweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

SERGEY KOVALEV

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-Record:  32 – 2 – 1, 28 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Nathan Cleverly  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 8/17/13.  (Won WBO Light Heavyweight title)
  • Bernard Hopkins  —  Win, UD (12), 11/8/14.  (Won WBAsuper & IBF Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Andre Ward #2  —  Loss, TKO *th round (12), 6/17/17.

 

ELEIDER ALVAREZ

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-Record:  23 – 0 – 0, 11 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  75″

-Notable Fights

  • Isaac Chilemba  —  Win, MD (12), 11/28/15.
  • Lucian Bute  —  Win, TKO 5th round (12), 2/24/17.
  • Jean Pascal  —  Win, MD (12), 6/3/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Frank Galarza  —  def  —  Alex Duarte  —  via  —  Decision

Dmitry Bivol  —  def  —  Isaac Chilemba  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Eleider Alvarez  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday May 12th 2018, Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KO’s) will defend his WBO Junior Middleweight title against Jaime Munguia (28-0, 24 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona New York, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Rey Vargas (31-0, 22 KO’s) will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight title against Azat Hovhannisyan (14-2, 11 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and prediction:

Sadam Ali Tale of The Tape Jaime Munguia
26 Wins 28
1 Lost 0
14 KOs 24
0 Draws 0
27 Total Fights 28
52% KO% 86%
5’9″ Height  N/A
73″ Reach  N/A
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Brooklyn, New York, USA Nationality Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
September 26th, 1988 Date of Birth October 6th, 1996

 

PREDICTIONS:

Rey Vargas  —  def  —  Azat Hovannisyan  —  via  —  KO 5th round

Sadam Ali  —  def  —  Jaime Munguia  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for golovkin vs martirosyanIt wasn’t the win that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) was looking for nessisarily, but a win is a win none the less.  Golovkin, who was due to make a huge amount of dollars in his rematch against Canelo Alvarez, was somewhat cheated if you take a closer look.  GGG was supposed to fight in Vagas, but instead gets moved to the Stub Hub Center in Carson California.  Thats a loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight on HBO Pay Per View.  Instead he gets moved to regular HBO.  That’s another loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight Canelo Alvarez.  Instead he gets Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KO’s).  Thats a tremendous loss of money.  Never the less, the champ walked in to the ring with his head held high, and did what he was supposed to do.

In the first round, Golovkin was careful with the very active Martirosyan.  Vanes even hit GGG a few times, and one time pretty well actually, snapping Golovkins head back.  Golovkin shook his head “yes” as to congratulate Martirosyan for the clean hit, and then it was straight to business.  In the second round, realizing that Martirosyan could not hurt him with one punch, Golovkin came out guns blazing.  Pumping out the jab, and landing it numerous times, Golovkin started to let the power go.  In the middle of the second round, he landed a huge right hand across the jaw of Vanes, and followed it up with an even bigger left hook that put Vanes down.  At first, looking like he was going tp beat the count, Martirosyan played back down at the count of 9, and just like that it was over.  GGG successfully defends his WBA/WBC middleweight titles, and remains undefeated.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night, Saturday May 5th 2018, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s) will defend his WBAsuper & WBC World Middleweight titles against Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KO’s).  Golovkin was originally supposed to rematch with Canelo Alvarez, but due to the positive Clenbuterol test, Alvarez has been suspended form boxing for 6 months.  The fight will take place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson California, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 11pm ET.  In the co-feature, Cecilia Braekhus (32-0, 9 KO’s) will take on Kali Reis (13-6-1, 4 KO’s) in a 10 round Womans Welterweight bout.  Here is the breakdown & Predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

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-Record:  37 – 0 – 1, 33 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Martin Murray  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 2/21/15.
  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)
  • Canelo Alvarez  —  “Draw”, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

VANES MARTIROSYAN

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-Record:  36 – 3 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Erislandy Lara  —  Draw, Tech Decision 9th (12), 11/10/12.
  • Demetrius Andrade  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 10/9/13.
  • Jermell Charlo  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (10), 3/28/15.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Cecilia Braekhus  —  def  —  Kali Reis  —  via  —  Decision

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Vanes Martirosyan  —  via  —  KO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday April 28th 2018, we have inciting night of boxing ahead of us.  Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO’s) will take on Maceij  Sulecki (26-0, 10 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout, for a future shot at Gennady Golovkin.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, the Heavyweight division will add another interesting chapter tonight when Jarrel “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s) takes on Jonas Duhaupus (37-4, 24 KO’s) in a 12 round bout.  Also on the card, Victoria Bustos (18-4, 0 KO’s) and Katie Taylor (8-0, 4 KO’s) will go at it for the IBF & WBA Womans Lightweight titles.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Daniel Jacobs Tale of The Tape Maciej Sulecki
33 Wins 26
2 Losses 0
29 KOs 10
0 Draws 0
35 Total Fights 26
83% KO% 38%
6’1″ Height 6’1″
74″ Reach 68″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Brooklyn, New York, USA Nationality Warsaw, Poland
February 3rd, 1987 Date of Birth May 2nd 1989

 

-PREDICTIONS:

Katie Taylor  —  def  —  Victoria Bustos  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Jarrel Miller  —  def  —  Jonas Duhaupus  —  via  —  KO 6th round

Daniel Jacobs  —  def  —  Maceij Sulecki  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for whyte vs browneToday on Sky Sports and HBO Boxing after dark, we had a special Heavyweight attraction, as Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KO’s) absolutely destroyed Lucas Brown (25-1, 22 KO’s).  Whyte was almost a 2-1 favorite to win the fight, but fought like a 30-1 favorite after the opening bell.  Whyte won every round before eventually knocking Lucas Brown’s head off in the 6th.  The first round was a feel out round between the two, but Whyte won it anyhow.  Whyte started punching to the body in the second round, something that he has been known to do quite effectively.  In fact, Whyte lands the second most body punches in the heavyweight division, behind only Joseph Parker who we will see next week against Anthony Joshua.

Whyte also opened up a cut over Brown’s left eye in that second round.  From then on the blood would poor, perhaps altering the vision of Brown.  The third through fifth rounds were more of the same, as Whyte sustained an effective body attack, which really opened up the head.  In the 6th round, Whyte landed a combination, which slightly threw Brown off.  After that, he landed a right hand followed by a delayed left hook, which knocked Brown out cold.  Brown was on the canvas for several minutes before he was able to get up, and when he was, he had on an oxygen mask.  After the fight, Whyte called out Deontay Wilder, telling the WBC champ, “I’m ready.”  Whyte remains the WBC Silver belt holder, which could possibly mean that he will be Wilder’s next mandatory challenger.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE