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Tonight, Saturday December 9th 2017, is a big night for boxing as two of the top Pound-For-Pound fighters meet in the ring.  Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s) will defend the WBO Junior Lightweight title against Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO’s) who will jump up 2 weight classes for the fight.  The fight will take place at the Theater in Madison Square Garden New York NY, and will be live on ESPN at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Christopher Diaz (21-0, 13 KO’s) will take on Bryant Cruz (18-2, 9 KO’s) in a 10 round Junior Lightweight bout.  Also on the card, Bryant Jennings (20-2, 11 KO’s) will return to action, as he takes on Don Haynesworth (13-1-1, 11 KO’s) in an 8 round Heavyweight attraction.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

VASYL LOMACHENKO

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-Record:  9 – 1 – 0, 7 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)
  • Rocky Martinez  —  Win, KO 5th round (12), 6/11/16.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Nicholas Walters  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 11/26/16.

 

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

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-Record:  9 – 1 – 0, 7 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 4″

-Reach:  68″

-Notable Fights

  • Nonito Donaire  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/13/13.  (Won WBO/TheRing Junior Featherweight titles)
  • Joseph Agbeko  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/7/13.
  • Moises Flores  —  No Contest 1st round (12), 6/17/17.  (Originally KO, later ruled no contest)

 

Predictions:

Bryant Jennings  —  def  —  Don Haynesworth  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Christopher Diaz  —  def  —  Bryant Cruz  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Vasyl Lomachenko  —  def  —  Guillermo Rogondeaux  —  via  —  Majority Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

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What can be said about Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO’s)?  Is he the perfect boxer? The answer is yes, especially after he took apart Miguel Marriaga (25-3, 21 KO’s) and embarrassed him this past Saturday night.  It was an unbelievable performance from start to finish, and I believe that Lomachenko is the hardest man in boxing to defeat.  From start to finish, he was toying with Marriaga, hitting him from all angles with every kind of punch imaginable.  In the first 3 rounds, Lomachenko was zooming in and out of punching range, creating all kinds of angles and just tapping Marriaga.

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After the 3rd round, Lomachenko started punching a bit harder.  It didn’t really matter if he exposed himself defensively, because its not like Marriaga could hit him anyway.  Lomachenko knocked Marriaga down in the third with a perfect straight left while marriaga was off balance.  In the 6th round, Lomachenko actually turned around and walked straight into the corner and begged Marriaga to come at him.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a boxer do that before.  Lomachenko continued to come forward and pressure Marriaga after that, and in the 7th round he knocked him down again.  Between rounds 7 and 8, Marriaga’s corner informed the referee that Marriaga no longer wanted to continue.  There was no point really, as Marriaga lost every second of this fight in embarrassing fashion.  There was absolutely no way that Marriaga had any chance to do anything meaningful in this fight, so there was really no point to continue.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, August 5th 2017, Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) will put his WBO Junior Lightweight title on the line agains the hard hitting Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California, and will be live on ESPN at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Raymundo Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KO’s) will go at is with Bryan Vasquez (35-2, 19 KO’s) in a 10 round Lightweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

VASYL LOMACHENKO

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-Record:  8 – 1 – 0, 6 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)
  • Rocky Martinez  —  Win, KO 5th round (12), 6/11/16.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Nicholas Walters  —  Win TKO 7th round (12), 11/26/16.

 

MIGUEL MARRIAGA

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-Record:  25 – 2 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  67″

-Notable Fights

  • Oscar Valdez  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/22/17.

 

Predictions:

Raymundo Beltran  —  def  —  Bryan Vasquez  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Vasyl Lomachenko  —  def  —  Miguel Marriage  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night June 11th 2016, live form The Theatre At Madison Square Garden, Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KO’s) takes on Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KO’s) for Martinez’ WBO Super Featherweight title.  The fight will be live on HBO Boxing at 10 PM ET, and is scheduled for 12 rounds.  In the co-feature, Felix Vergejo (21-0, 14 KO’s) will take on Juan Jose Martinez (25-2, 17 KO’s) with the WBO Latino Lightweight title on the line.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

“ROCKY” MARTINEZ

-Record:  29 – 2 – 3, 17 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  67″

-Notable Fights

  • Miguel Beltran Jr  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 9/15/12.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Mickey Garcia  —  Loss, KO 8th round (12), 11/9/13.
  • Orlando Salido #1  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/11/15.  (Won WBO Junior Featherweight title)

 

VASYL LOMACHENKO

-Record:  5 – 1 – 0, 3 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Lightweight/Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  65″

-Notable Fights

  • Orlando Salido  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 3/1/14.
  • Gary Russel Jr  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 6/21/14.  (Won vacant WBO Featherweight title)
  • Gamalier Rodriguez  —  Win, KO 9th round (12), 5/2/15.

 

Predictions:

Felix Verdejo  —  def  —  Juan Jose Martinez  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Vasyl Lomachenko  —  def  —  Rocky Martinez  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

 

Dawson VS Karpency

Will Chad Dawson (32-3, 1NC, 1ND, 18KO’s) ever the the man we were used to seeing in the past?  Is this an extreme case of ring rust?  Or is “Bad” Chad just over the hump?  Theres no doubt that Chad Dawson has an impressive resume.  With wins over the likes of Bernad Hopkins and Antonio Tarver.  But the question must be raised.  Is Bad Chad just simply past his prime?  Its no secret that Dawson has not been the same since losing to Andre Ward, and then getting brutally knocked out by Adonis Stevenson with one punch.  The bad luck continued when Dawson got in the ring with the underdog known as Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14KO’s).  All in all, in this pretty uneventful fight, Chad Dawson could have and should have secured a victory.  After a mid-round shoulder injury, Dawson was limited to only using his right arm.  With that being said, the fight was still very close on all three judges scorecards, and Chad Dawson made a huge mistake in the final round.  The victory was there for the taking.  Win the last round, and win the fight.  Dawson I guess already thought he has the victory secured, so he dodged Karpency in the final round.  That right there swayed the judges to give it to Kaprency for a split decision victory.  Another loss for Dawson was the end result, and now we wonder if he will fight again.

Martirosyan VS Nelson

By far the most interesting fight of the night.  This was predicted to be a banger, and it sure was. Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21KO’s), rated #5 by Ring Magazine at 154 pounds really delivered.  Taking on Willie Nelson “The Great” (23-1-1, 13KO’s), rated #7, who also had a 6 inch reach advantage.  Martirosyan could not be stopped.  He is a steam roller.  Nelson was good as long as he stayed on the outside.  And if that game plan was followed, the decision could have easily went in his favor.  Martirosyan really took the fight to Willie Nelson though.  After a pretty even first 4 rounds, Maritrosyan found his way inside and took over.  Willie Nelson seemed to have completely run out of stamina by the 9th round.  A win here would secure a title shot for either fighter, and Martirosyan really stepped up.

Barthelemy VS Saucido

I am not by any means a fan of tune up fights.  And this is exactly what this was.  If you are the best, fight the second best.  As i predicted, Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 1ND, 12KO’s) won every round of the scheduled 12 against the inflated record of David Saucido (52-5-3, 8KO’s).  Barthelemy straight up looked like Mr. Fantastic in the ring.  The guy has unusually long arms for his size.  So pretty much, he always has the advantage at Junior Lightweight.  Saucido could not even get close, and Barthelemy could do no wrong.  The final scorecards were unanimous.  120-108.  A clean sweep for Barthelemy to retain his IBF Junior Lightweight championship, in his first defense.