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This past Saturday night was a big night in boxing, as Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO’s) showed the world that he is not yet done, when he decisively defeated Slava Shabranskyy (19-2, 16 KO’s) with a second round TKO victory.  Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KO’s) also resurrected his career with a controversial split decision victory over Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KO’s).   Gamboa was seemingly way behind on the score cards, but somehow got the nod from the judges.  The co-featured bout of the evening was a wild one.  Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KO’s) defeated Felix Valera (15-2, 13 KO’s) after the two fighters traded knockdowns in the first round.  Valera was penalized 3 times for low blows, and ultimately lost on the cards by a huge margin after being thoroughly outboxed by Barrera.  Barrera is now the mandatory contender for Dimitri Bivol’s Light Heavyweight title.

So the question of the night was, which Sergey Kovalev would show up?  The Krusher, or that other guy that lost to Andre Ward twice?  The answer was The Krusher.  Right out of the gate you knew Kovalev was coming to rip someone head off, as he threw a huge right to start the fight.  About halfway through the first round, Kovalev landed a big overhand right that put Shabranskyy on the canvas for the first time in the fight.  Later in the first round, Kovalev landed a right cross/left hook nomination that really hurt Shabranskyy and put him down for the second time in the round.  In the second round, Kovalev nailed Shabranskyy with another right hand that stunned him, and then finished him off with a combination.  Pinned against the ropes and badly hurt was Shabranskyy, so referee Harvey Dock was forced to step in and stop the fight.  Kovalev gets the TKO victory and regains his WBO Light Heavyweight title that he lost to the now retired Andre Ward.

The final punch stats read as follows:  Kovalev landed 50/113 punches (44%), while Shabranskyy landed a mere 16/71 (23%) punches.  Before the fight, Kovalev admitted that he lost his way between the two Ward fights.  He stopped training and stated drinking.  He just wasn’t right.  But he got himself back together, and it sure did show in the ring.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night November 25th 2017, Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1, 16 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Yuriorkis Gamboa (27-2, 17 KO’s) will square off against Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO’s) in a 12 round Featherweight bout.  Also on the card, Sullivan Barrera (20-1, 14 KO’s) will take on Felix Valera (15-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

SERGEY KOVALEV

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 0, 37 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  —  Loss, UD (12), 11/19/16.

 

VYACHESLAV SHABRANSKYY

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 0, 37 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 3″

-Reach:  75″

-Notable Fights

  • Yuniesky Gonzalez  —  Win, MD (10), 12/19/15.
  • Oscar Riojas  —  Win, KO 3rd round (8), 8/19/16.
  • Sullivan Barrera  —  Loss, TKO 7th round (10), 12/16/16.

 

Predictions:

Sullivan Barrera  —  def  —  Felix Valera  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Yuriorkis Gamboa  —  def  —  Jason Sosoa  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Vyacheslav Shabranskyy  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for lomachenko vs sosaLast night on HBO Boxing, Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) successfully defended his WBO Junior Lightweight title when he easily defeated Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO’s) by technical knockout in the 9th round.  Lomachenko once again showed us why he belongs in the conversation amongst the elite fighters in the sport today.  Unfortunately it was at the expense of Jason Sosa, whom sadly did not win even one second of last nights fight.  It was another boxing lesson given put by the man that calls himself “High-Tech”, just as we saw him do against Nicholas Walters, and after Andre Ward and Gennady Golovkin barley beat their last opponents, Lomachenko has to be talked about as the most difficult man to defeat in all of boxing.

Lomachenko, typically not the fastest starter, was a bit careful in the first round, and that’s all it took for him to figure out Jason Sosa.  By the 4th round, Lomachenko was peppering Sosa with blistering nominations, and Sosa had no answer for it.  After the 6th round it was just becoming embarrassing to watch, as Lomachenko started toying with Sosa completely.  He went as far as to make the hand gestures of being a matador, and Sosa being the dumb bull that couldn’t touch him.  This angered Sosa and he started throwing haymakers, missing all of them by the way.  Lomachenko then started flailing his hands in between combinations, making fun of Sosa that he couldnt hit him.

In the 9th round, Sosa’s eye which was starting to swell badly 2 rounds prior, took some more punishment.  Towards the end of the round, Lomachenko was hitting Sosa at will.  Sosa took a bad land hand, followed by a combination rendering him unable to really defend himself, and after the round his corner had seen enough.  Sosa’s trainer threw in the towel, and the fight was stopped by the referee.  If he hasn’t already done so, Vasyl Lomachenko has cemented himself in to the top 5 pound for pound fighter conversation. The final punch stats tell the whole story of the fight as Vasyl Lomachenko landed 275 of 696 (40%) of his punches, and Jason Sosa landed only 68 of 286 (24%) of his punches.

Also last night on the undercard, Aleksander Usyk defeated Michael Hunter by 12 round Unanimous Decision, handing Hunter his first career loss.  In the co-fratured bout, Oleksandr Gvozdyk completely wiped out Yuniesky Gonzalez in a 3rd round TKO victory.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, April 8th 2017, Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KO’s) will defend his WBO Junior Lightweight title against the hard hitting Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill Maryland, and will be brought to you live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Oleksandr Usyk (11-0, 9 KO’s) will take on Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KO’s) in a 12 round Cruiserweight bout with the WBO Cruiserweight title on the line.  Also on the card, Oleksandr Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KO’s) will take on Yuniesky Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KO’s) in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

VASYL LOMACHENKO

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-Record:  7 – 1 – 0, 5 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  65″

-Notable Fights

  • Gary Russel Jr  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 6/21/14.  (Won vacant WBO Featherweight title)
  • Roman Martinez  —  Win, KO 5th round (12), 6/11/16.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Nicholas Walters  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 11/26/16.

 

JASON SOSA

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-Record:  20 – 1 – 4, 15 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 5″

-Reach:  67″

-Notable Fights

  • Nicholas Walters  —  Draw, Majority Draw (10), 12/19/15.
  • Javier Fortuna  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 6/24/16.  (Won WBA Junior Lightweight title)

 

Predictions:

Oleksandr Gvozdyk  —  def  —  Yuniesky Gonzalez  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Oleksandr Usyk  —  def  —  Michael Hunter  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Vasyl Lomachenko  —  def  —  Jason Sosa  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

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Vasyl Lomachenko:  129.6 lbs

Jason Sosa:  130.2 lbs

Oleksandr Gvozdyk:  174.2 lbs

Yuniesky Gonzalez:  174.8 lbs

Oleksandr Usyk:  199.4 lbs

Michael Hunter:  198 lbs

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

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This Saturday afternoon November 12th 2017, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KO’s) will go at it with Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KO’s) for the WBA intercontinental Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo Monaco, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 4pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KO’s) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight title against Stephen Smith(24-2, 14 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

LUIS ORTIZ

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-Record:  25 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  84″

-Notable Fights

  • Bryant Jennings  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 12/19/15.
  • Tony Thompson  —  Win, KO 6th round (12), 3/5/16.

 

MALIK SCOTT

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-Record:  38 – 2 – 1, 13 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  81″

-Notable Fights

  • Vyacheslav Glazkov  —  Draw, Split Decision (10), 2/23/13.
  • Deontay Wilder  —  Loss, KO 1st round (12), 3/15/14.
  • Alex Leapai  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 10/31/14.

 

Predictions:

Jason Sosa  —  def  —  Stephen Smith  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Luis Ortiz  —  def  —  Malik Scott  —  via  —  TKO 3rd round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE