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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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It was built up as mayhem.  Obviously, referee Kenny Bayless didn’t get the memo.  Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0, 26KO’s) VS Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-5, 31KO’s), was supposed to be an extremely exciting rematch.  The most exciting rematch since Floyd Mayweather VS Jose Luis Castillo.  Over officiating was the story of the night though.  For the price of $69.95, this PPV was definitely not worth ordering, all thanks to Kenny Bayless.  Everyone was excited for all out war between Maidana and Mayweather.  What was Kenny Bayless thinking?  LET THEM FIGHT!!!  If one arm is free, let them punch out of the clinch.  Bayless was definitely more tired at the end then both fighters combined.  His constant interruptions of the action were absolutely ridiculous.

I must say though, even through horrible officiating, Marcos Maidana did not look the same.  The outcome would have been the same, even if Kenny Bayless let them fight.  The “god” that is known as Floyd Mayweather, had Maidana figured out from the opening bell.  His defense and footwork really got into Maidana’s head in the first 2 rounds, and really threw him off his game plan.  Maidana was not letting his hands go as much as he should have, which is what he depends on to win fights.  I was personally against this rematch from the beginning.  It turned out to be exactly what i thought it would be.  STUPID!!  First of all, Mayweather has only a few fights left.  No one wants to see him waste one with an opponent that he has already defeated.  Second of all, we all know what happens when Floyd gets a second chance at somebody.  He dominates.  There is truly only one fight that everyone wants to see, and it should have happened 3 years ago.  FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS MANNY PACQUIAO.  Lets just forget about the Amir Kahn’s, the Danny Garcia’s, the Keith Thurman’s (great fighter).  Lets just forget all about them, at least for now!!!

Mickey Bey Wins?

Mickey Bey (20-1-1, 10KO’s) VS Miguel Vasquez (34-3, 13KO’s) was also a disgrace.  This was one not worth watching either.  It ended with the scores of 115-113 (Bey), 115-113 (Vasquez), and 119-109 (Bey).  I have stated in a previous article that the judging is corrupt.  119-109???  That is an absolute outrage.  The fight was so slow and so close round by round, there is absolutely no way someone can come up with that score.  Anyway, congrats to Mickey Bey on winning the IBF Lightweight title. His first title.

Santa Cruz Excites!

It was a very short fight, but exciting non the less.  Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15KO’s) always delivers.  Santa Cruz, one of the more exciting fighters to watch, always has very high punch outputs.  It was the same story last night.  After an exciting first round, he ended the fight early with a second round KO of Manuel Roman with hard straight right to the jaw.

To quote my last post,”2013 was the best year in boxing in the last 25 years.  2014 is just as good.”  But not without a few blemishes.  It has come to many fans attention that there is something fishy going on with the way certain fights are being judged.  To put it plain and simple, fighters are getting robbed.  It is really becoming something to worry about, as it has been happening more and more frequently.  It has been a problem, no doubt, through boxing history, but lately it has gone from bad to worse!!!

June 9th 2012, the beginning of the bad going to worse.  Manny Pacquiao VS Timothy Bradley.  For those who don’t know (which why wouldn’t you if you’re a fan), this was the biggest robbery that i have personally ever seen.  Manny Pacquiao, for lack of a better term, whooped Tim Bradley up and down the ring.  The confident Pacquiao, seemingly winning almost every round, was in for a rude awakening on that fateful evening.  The fight went all 12 rounds and to the score cards for a split decision in favor of Timothy Bradley.  I myself, my buddies in the room with me, and everyone in the crowd that night, including Bradley’s family were in complete shock.  I’ve re-watched this fight 3 times, and for the love of me, cannot see how the judges could have given the decision to Bradley.  Plain and simple, Manny was robbed!

2013 was a little better.  So lets skip to this year.  I personally do not agree with the majority decision of Mayweather VS Maidana, but never the less Floyd still won.  I have taken a personal interest in 2 fights specifically this year, that in my opinion were judged wrong.  I am not a certified boxing judge (yet), but I do take a lot of pride in my judging ability.  The first fight was Jesse Vargas VS Anton Novikov.  Its no secret that American judges do not like eastern European fighters.  Enter Anton Novikov.  I personally judged this fight, and my score after 12 rounds was and even draw.  114 to 114.  The official score was 117 to 111 in favor of Jesse Vargas.  Can anyone who truly knows this sport, except for those judges, really agree with that score?  I highly doubt it.

The second fight this year that wasn’t scored properly was a big one.  The winner, to get a possible shot at the middleweight crown.  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez VS Erislandy Lara.  Given, this was a tough fight to judge.  But isn’t that what judges are paid to do?  I also scored this fight, and sorry “Canelo”, you didn’t win.  My score after 12 rounds was 115-113.  I’ll even break it down round by round, so that no one thinks I’m a fraud.  On my card Alvarez wins rounds 4, 5, 7, 8, and 12.  Lara wins rounds 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, and 11.  That’s pretty close.  So 115-113 is a good score either way it goes.  But what really infuriated me was that one judge scored the fight 117-111.  I’m sorry, but thats not possible.  Hopefully this is not the start of an epidemic.  Lets keep our fingers crossed!!!

-David