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On August 19th 2017, Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo will go at each other in this unification bout, for the Undisputed Junior Welterweight Championship.  Terence Crawford will defend his WBC/WBO/TheRing/Lineal Junior Welterweight championship, and on the flip side, Julius Indongo will be defending his WBAunified/IBF Junior Welterweight titles.  The fight will take place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln Nebraska, and will be live at 9pm ET on ESPN.  This fight will be for all the marbles, as the winner will be crowned the first truly undisputed champion since Bernard Hopkins took all the Middleweight belts back in 2004.

Julius Indongo has arguably been the most pleasant surprise in the Junior Welterweight division.  Up until his 21 bout, no one was quite sure what to make of him.  He was running through all of his opponents, but the level of skill in the competition he was facing, was mediocre at best.  After going 20-0 against pretty much nobody, Indongo would finally get his title shot.  He was the underdog against the hard hitting and feared Russian Eduard Troyanovsky, and no one really gave him a chance in that fight.  Indongo accepted the tough challenge, and mashed Troyanovsky to record a 1st round knockout victory.  Was it a fluke many were asking.  Indongo then put his belt on the line in a unification bout against Ricky Burns, and took care of business as well, for a decision victory.  He now holds every other belt that Terence Crawford does not.

Terence Crawford on the other hand, has been unconscious in the ring lately.  He is simply fighting like a man possessed.  Crawford has always been the best fighter in his weight class no matter what weight he was at, but in his last few fights he has stepped it up even further.  There is such a huge gap between Crawford and the next best Junior Welterweight, that I honestly believe no one at 140 or even 147 stands a chance against him.  Crawford, a natural righty, has seemingly completely abandoned the orthodox stance, and is fighting exclusively out of the southpaw stance now.  And boy has it been working for him.  His power has seemed to go up even more, even though he is fighting on his less dominant side.  He seems to be truly ambidextrous.   Usually when fighters step up the level of completion they face, they don’t look as good or have as much power.  Crawford was built for “the moment”.  The better the fighter in front of him is, the better he looks.  It is simply amazing how he takes on top notch fighters, and makes them look like amateurs.  Indongo, will unfortunately just be another stepping stone for Crawford.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Related imageOn September 16th of 2017, the fight that everyone has been patiently waiting for will finally happen when Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) takes on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s).  Every Middleweight title will be on the line in this matchup except the WBO middleweight world title, which is currently around the waist of Billy Joe Saunders.  Golovkin will be defending his WBAsuper/WBC/IBF Middleweight titles, while Canelo Alvarez will be defending his TheRing Middleweight title, and they will also duke it out for the vacant Lineal Middleweight title.

Canelo Alvarez is coming off of a completely one sided victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, in a fight where he won every round.  Canelo completely dominated Chavez from start to finish, in what was basically a 12 round beat down.  Chavez tried to box with Canelo, who is by far the superior boxer of the two, instead of doing what he normally does, and trying to make the fight a brawl, which hurt him badly in the end.  Golovkin recently defeated Daniel Jacobs, in what was a very narrow unanimous decision victory.  Golovkin knocked Jacobs down, and that proved to be the difference on the scorecards.  These are by far the worlds 2 best middleweights, and they will go at it on September 16th for all the marbles.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This past Saturday night April 29th 2017, Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KO’s) defeated Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 54 KO’s) via TKO in there 11th round.  Joshua successfully defended his IBF World Heavyweight title, and won the vacant WBAsuper World Heavyweight title, in the back and fourth fight.  In the first few rounds, Klitschko looked a bit gun shy, just like in the Tyson Fury fight, and in the 5th round, Joshua would put him down.

Anthony Joshua definitely punched himself out in the 5th, going for the kill, and i assume that when Klitschko went down, Joshua thought the fight was over.  As a result, he looked completely gassed in the 6th round, and at that point, Klitschko would land a monster right hand that would put AJ down for the first time in his career.  Joshua would get up, but would also take the next few rounds off completely.  At that point, Joshua looked lie he was going to let the fight slip away, because the scorecards were very close.

In the 11th round, Joshua would have a resurgence.  He landed a huge uppercut that snapped Wladimir’s head back.  How he didn’t go down on that one is beyond me.  He would however go down twice later in the round.  Joshua would trap Klitschko in the corner towards the end of the round and throw a garage of punches.  Klitschko was still hurt from the knockdowns, and was not throwing back, so the referee stopped the fight.  It goes down as a TKO11 victory for Anthony Joshua.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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What are we used to seeing from GGG?  Knockout wins!  On Saturday night we almost saw a loss, as Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) barely gets by Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO’s).  Golovkin Started off the fight by stalking his prey (Jacobs), just as he usually does, and in the 4th round, GGG knocked Jacobs down.  Just another Golovkin fight where he imposes his will on his overmatched opponent right?  Wrong!!!!!

Jacobs would recover from the knockdown and continue on.  The jab and movement were the keys for Jacobs.  He had a plan and he stuck to it.  He has to be given credit for that, because as the great Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan ’til they get hit in the mouth”.  Well jacobs got his alright, but he stayed tough and went the distance with GGG even though he lost the fight.  Golovkin made one critical mistake that almost lost him the fight, and if he wasn’t such a smart and skilled boxer, he would have lost.  His mistake was that he didn’t go to the body.  GGG is one of the best body punchers in the sport, and he totally abandoned that in this fight.  In fact, Jacobs landed more body punches then Golovkin.

Not going to the body, allowed Jacobs to keep moving and give Golovkin fits.  The final Scores of the fight were 115-112/115-112/114-113 all in favor of Golovkin.  I scored the fight 114-113, giving each man 6 rounds a piece with the knock down being the 1 point difference in the score.  Golovkin looked as if he grossly underestimated Jacobs, and one must ask the question.  Does GGG care anymore unless Canelo Alvarez is his opponent?  I don’t know the answer to that question, but it sure did look like it.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for golovkin vs jacobsOn March 18th 2017, after months of negotiations, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KO’s) and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO’s) will finally meet in the ring.  The fight will take place at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.  Golovkin will be defending his WBAsuper/WBC/IBF/IBO World Middleweight titles against Jacobs, so this one will be for almost all the marbles.  The only Middleweight title not on the line will be the WBO strap, which currently sits around the waist of Billy Joe Saunders.  Golovkin plans on facing Saunders in the future for that last remaining belt, and becoming the first undisputed Middleweight champion since Bernard Hopkins did it back in 2004, when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya for the last remaining title.  Not even Wladimir Klitschko was an undisputed champion, because he never held the WBC title while he had all the other belts.  The only person that stands between him and a possible date with Billy Joe Saunders is the current WBA (regular) champion, Daniel Jacobs.

Jacobs has made 4 successful title defenses since winning the WBA (regular) title from Jerrod Fletcher back in 2014.  Jacobs’ last three fights have been super dramatic.  When he faced Sergio Mora for the first time in 2015, the two fighters exchanged knockdowns in the very first round.  After the second, Mora could not continue due to injury.  After that, Jacobs went up against “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, in the battle for Brooklyn, and knocked him out a minute and a half into to first round.  Jacobs would then have a rematch with Sergio Mora in September of this year, and he knocked him out in the 7th round.  Jacobs is a powerful puncher with only one loss on his record, but his chin has come in to question recently, as he has been hurt in recent fights.  Will he be able to hold up against the search and destroy style of Gennady Golovkin?

Golovkin on the other hand has still not been truly tested.  Yes Kell Brook gave him fits in his last fight, but being a natural Welterweight, it was only a matter of time until Brook got hurt, and would not be able to continue.  Their fight ended up being stopped by Brook’s corner, after Golovkin broke his eye socket with a punch.  Dominic Wade never stood a chance against “GGG” in the fight before that, and Golovkin quickly disposed of him with a second round knockout.  Golovkin will be aiming for his 18th consecutive successful title defense, if he can in fact defeat Jacobs in March.  He is approaching the Middleweight record of 20 successful title defenses, which was set by Bernard Hopkins, back in 2005.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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

  1. Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0, 53 KO’s)
  2. Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Kubrat Pulev (24-1-0, 13 KO’s)
  4. Anthony Joshua (17-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Luis Ortiz (26-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Denis Lebedev (29-3-0, 22 KO’s)    WBA
  2. Oleksander Usyk (10-0-0, 9 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Andre Ward (31-0-0, 15 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBO
  2. Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s)
  3. Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Eleider Alvarez (20-0-0, 10 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (10-0-0, 10 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-0, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Gilberto Ramirez (34-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. George Groves (25-3-0, 18 KO’s)
  5. Andre Dirrell (25-2-0, 16 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (48-1-1, 33 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (36-0-0, 33 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (32-1-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (24-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. David Lemieux (36-3-0, 32 KO’s)
  5. Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Saul Alvarez (48-1-1, 33 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Erislandy Lara (23-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Jermall Charlo (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Miguel Cotto (40-5-0, 33 KO’s)
  5. Jermell Charlo (28-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kell Brook (36-1-0, 25 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Keith Thurman (27-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s)
  4. Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  5. Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s)   WBO

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (29-0-0, 20 KO’s)   RING, WBC, WBO

  1. Viktor Postol (28-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  2. Adrien Broner (32-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  3. Antonio Orozco (25-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  4. Eduard Troyanovsky (25-1-0, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

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

  1. Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Terry Flanagan (31-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Robert Easter (18-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Anthony Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KO’s)
  5. Richard Commey (24-2-0, 22 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1-0, 5 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO’s)
  4. Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO’s)
  5. Jezreel Corrales (20-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Garry Russel Jr (27-1-0, 16 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Carl Frampton (23-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Lee Selby (23-1-0, 8 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s)
  5. Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO’s)
  3. Jesse Magdaleno (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Genesis Servania (27-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Rey Vargas (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  2. Rau’Shee Warren (14-1-0, $ KO’s)   WBA
  3. Juan Carlos Payano (17-1-0, 8 KO’s)
  4. Lee Haskins (34-3-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Anselmo Moreno (36-5-1, 12 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Roman Gonzalez (46-0-0, 38 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carlos Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KO’s)
  4. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO’s)
  5. Luis Concepcion (35-4-0, 24 KO’s)   WBA

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kazuto Ioka (20-1-0, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Johnriel Casimero (23-3-0, 15 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Donnie Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KO’s)
  4. Moruti Mthalane (32-2-0, 21 KO’s)
  5. Amnat Ruenroeng (17-1-0, 5 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Randy Petalcorin (24-2-1, 18 KO’s)
  3. Pedro Guevara (29-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Akira Yaegashi (24-5-0, 12 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Milan Melindo (34-2-0, 12 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (42-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (13-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (18-3-3, 8 KO’s)
  4. Jose Argumedo (19-3-1, 11 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Katsunari Takayama (31-8-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO

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

  1. Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0, 53 KO’s)
  2. Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Kubrat Pulev (23-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  4. Anthony Joshua (17-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Luis Ortiz (25-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Grigory Drozd (40-1-0, 28 KO’s)
  2. Denis Lebedev (29-2-0, 22 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  3. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KO’s)   WBC

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBO
  2. Adonis Stevenson (28-1-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Bernanrd Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO’s)
  4. Eleider Alvarez (20-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Andre Ward (30-0-0, 15 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-0, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Gilberto Ramirez (34-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Andre Dirrell (25-2-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. George Groves (24-3-0, 18 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (35-0-0, 32 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (31-1-0, 28 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (23-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. David Lemieux (35-3-0, 31 KO’s)
  5. Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (23-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermall Charlo (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Miguel Cotto (40-5-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Jermell Charlo (28-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Demetrius Andrade (23-0-0, 16 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kell Brook (36-0-0, 25 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Keith Thurman (27-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Amir Khan (31-4-0, 19 KO’s)
  4. Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s)
  5. Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (29-0-0, 20 KO’s)   RING, WBC, WBO

  1. Viktor Postol (28-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  2. Lucas Matthysse (37-4-0, 34 KO’s)
  3. Adrien Broner (32-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  4. Antonio Orozco (25-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0-0, 21 KO’s)   IBF

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Jorge Linares (40-3-0, 27 KO’s)
  2. Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Terry Flanagan (31-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Rances Barthelemy (24-0-0, 13 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO’s)
  3. Vasyl  Lomachenko (6-1-0, 4 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO’s)
  5. Jezreel Corrales (20-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Garry Russel Jr (27-1-0, 16 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Carl Frampton (23-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Lee Selby (23-1-0, 8 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s)
  5. Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guilliermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO’s)
  3. Nonito Donaire (37-3-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Genesis Servania (27-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Rey Vargas (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KO’s)
  3. Jaime McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  4. Rau’Shee Warren (14-1-0, 4 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Juan Carlos Payano (17-1-0, 8 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO’s)
  4. Luis Concepcion (35-4-0, 24 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Khalid Yafai (19-0-0, 13 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Roman Gonzalez (45-0-0, 38 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2-0, 24 KO’s)   WBA, WBO
  2. Kazuto Ioka (20-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  3. Brian Viloria (36-5-0, 22 KO’s)
  4. Johriel Casimero (22-3-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Moruti Mthalane (32-2-0, 21 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KO’s)   RING, WBO

  1. Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Randy Petalcorin (23-2-1, 18 KO’s)
  3. Pedro Guevara (28-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Akira Yaegashi (24-5-0, 12 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Javier Mendoza (24-3-1, 19 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (42-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (13-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (18-3-3, 8 KO’s)
  4. Hekkie Budler (29-2-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Jose Argumedo (18-3-1, 10 KO’s)   IBF