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Image result for canelo vs ggg 2This past Saturday night, September 15th 2018, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) somehow escaped with the victory, as he defeated Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) via majority decision to become the new WBA/WBC/Ring Middleweight Champion.  The night started off with the return of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KO’s) as he easily defeated Moises Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KO’s) via KO in the 5th round.  Gonzalez mauled Fuentes for 5 rounds, and finally in the fifth, recorded the knockout.  Fuentes was completely overmatched with skill, speed and power, and Gonzalez imposed his will for nearly 5 rounds.

The second fight of the evening was a very short one.  David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KO’s) put himself back in the title hunt as he defeat Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-3, 20 KO’s) with a vicious KO in the very first round.  There wasn’t much to say about this one, except Spike O’Sullivan just could not take Lemieux’s power, and he was disposed of quickly.  In the 3rd battle of the evening, Jaime Mungia (30-0, 25 KO’s) defeated Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KO’s) in another quick one, as he stopped Cook in the third round of their fight.  Mungia successfully defended his new WBO Junior Middleweight title, and will no doubt be looking for the biggest fight possible, even though he is still only 21 years of age.

The main event was yet another disappointment for Gennady Golovkin, as he fought hard once again against Canelo Alvarez, and even though the final punch stats were in his favor again, he does not get the victory for the second straight fight.  Both fighters started off cautious in the 1st round, trying to find their range and gauge their opponent. The first 4 rounds were very hard to score and pretty even by anyones standards.  Golovkin would take over the fight in the middle rounds, as Canelo seemed to fade a bit.  Golovkin landed a few vicious right hands that seemed to bother Canelo, but again it wouldn’t be enough to convince the judges he won.  GGG had a great round 10 and 11, but Canelo came on strong in the 12th.  The final scores were 114-114 (Feldman), 115-113 (Moretti) in favor of Canelo, and 115-113 (Weisfeld) in favor of Canelo.  I score the fight 115-113 for Golovkin.  I feel compelled to note that just as in the first fight which was a draw, Golovkin outlanded Canelo by a pretty healthy margin in this fight as well, but he comes away with a draw and now a loss.  Never the less, Alvarez is now the unified WBA/WBC/TheRing middleweight champion.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night, September 15th 2018 will mark the long awaited rematch between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) for the WBA/WBC and vacant TheRing Middleweight titles.  The fight will take place at the T-Mobil Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, and will air live on HBO Pay Per View at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KO’s) will take on Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, the hard hitting Jaime Mungia (30-0, 25 KO’s) will defend his WBO Junior Middleweight title against Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KO’s), and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO’s) will make his return as he takes on Moises Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KO’s) in a Super Flyweight 10 rounder.  Here is the breakdown & predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 1, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)
  • Daniel Jacobs  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/18/17.
  • Canelo Alvarez  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

CANELO ALVAREZ

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-Record:  49 – 1 – 2, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 9″

-Reach:  70.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Floyd Mayweather  —  Loss, Majority Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • Miguel Cotto  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/21/15.  (Won TheRing & WBC Middleweight titles)
  • Gennady Golovkin  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  Moises Fuentes  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Jaime Mungia  —  def  —  Brandon Cook  —  via  —  KO 8th round

David Lemieux  —  def  —  Spike O’Sullivan  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Canelo Alvarez  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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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