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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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Image result for stevenson vs fonfara 2Last night on ShowTime Championship boxing, we had a double header from Montreal Quebec Canada where Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO’s) defeated Jean Pascal (31-5-1, 18 KO’s) to remain the number 1 contender for the WBC Light Heavyweight title.  Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO’s) was also victorious against Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KO’s) to retain his WBC Light Heavyweight title.  Stevenson has been super inactive the last 3 years since his first fight with Fonfara, but looked like he hasn’t skipped a beat.  Adonis put Fonfara down in the first round again, just as in their first fight, and Fonfara would get up and barely escape the round.  In the second round, Fonfara took a few more brutal left hands from Adonis, and his trainer Virgil Hunter was forced to stop the fight.  Stevenson remains the WBC Light Heavyweight champion.

In the co-feature, Eleider Alvarez defeated the gun shy Jean Pascal via a very surprising majority decision, in a fight that Alvarez clearly won.  Pascal was very inactive throughout the fight, and then tried to steal rounds in the final seconds.  His plan obviously did not work.  Alvarez won the fight with his jab, which was by far his best punch.  Pascal had a few flurries here and there throughout the fight, but would ultimately come up way short.  Alvarez landed 174 of 508 (34%) punches, while Pascal landed 104 of 369 (28%) punches.  Judge Rodolfo Ramirez had the fight 117-111, judge Jack Woodburn had the fight 116-112 both in favor of Alvarez.  Ironically, the only judge to score the fight a draw was judge Richard Decarufel (114-114), who was the only Canadian judge, where Pascal is a fan favorite.  Eleider Alvarez remains undefeated as he escapes Montreal with a majority decision victory.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight Saturday March 11th 2017, David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KO’s) will take on Curtis Stevens (29-5, 21 KO’s) for the NABO Middleweight title.  The fight will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona NY, and will be Live on HBO Boxing at 11pm ET.  In the co-feature, Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KO’s) will be back in action as he takes on Rene Alvarado (24-7, 16 KO’s) in a 10 round Lightweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Curtis Stevens Tale of The Tape David Lemieux
29 Wins 36
5 Lost 3
21 KOs 32
0 Draws 0
34 Total Fights 39
62% KO% 82%
5’7″ Height 5’9″
71″ Reach 70″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Brownsville, New York, USA Nationality Montreal, Quebec, Canada
March 10th, 1985 Date of Birth December 12th, 1988

 

Predictions:

Yuriorkis Gamboa  —  def  —  Rene Alvarado  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

David Lemieux  —  def  —  Curtis Stevens  —  via  —  KO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

September 11th 2015, live on Spike TV, Premier Boxing Champions presents Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KO’s) VS Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KO’s).  Also in action in a welterweight showdown will be Errol Spence Jr (17-0, 13 KO’s) VS Chris van Heerden (23-1-1, 11 KO’s), and in a heavyweight bout will be Dillon Carmen (8-2, 7 KO’s) VS Donavan Ruddock (23-1-1, 11 KO’s).  Stevenson will be defending his WBC and TheRing Light Heavyweight titles.

ADONIS STEVENSON

-Record:  26 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds), also rated at: Super Middleweight (168 pounds)

-Height:  5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  77″

-Born:  9/22/77 (age 37)

-Notable Fights:

  • Chad Dawson  —  Win, KO 1st round (12), 6/8/13.  (Won WBC & TheRing Light Heavyweight title)
  • Tavoris Cloud  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 9/28/13.
  • Andrzej Fonfara  —  Win Unanimous Decision (12), 5/24/14.

Since winning the Lineal Light Heavyweight title from Chad Dawson, Stevenson has taken some questionable fights, seemingly avoiding the showdown with Sergey Kovalev.  He almost got knocked out by Fonfara, but ended up winning.  He easily cruised by Sukhotsky, and Bika, and now takes on another overmatched opponent.

TOMMY KARPENCY

-Record:  25 – 4 – 1, 14 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds)

-Height:  5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  73″

-Born:  1/10/86 (age 29)

-Notable Fights:

  • Nathan Cleverly  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 2/25/12.
  • Andzrej Fonfara  —  Loss, TKO 7th round (12), 11/16/12.
  • Chad Dawson  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 10/4/14.

Karpency has lost to every big name opponent he has ever faced, except for when he fought Chad Dawson.  Dawson was a shell of his former self, and if he actually threw some punches in the last round, he would have gotten the decision.  So Karpency’s track record in big fights is not good.  He now has the opportunity of a lifetime against Stevenson to win the Lineal and WBC World Light Heavyweight championship.

Predictions:

Dillon Carmen  —  def  —  Donavan Ruddock  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Errol Spence Jr  —  def  —  Chris van Heerden  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Adonis Stevenson  —  def  —  Tommy Karpency  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday, March 14th of 2015, live on HBO at 9:45 ET time, tune in to see Sergey Kovalev put his WBA(super) WBO and IBF Light Heavyweight titles on the line against hungry challenger Jean Pascal.  Kovalevs has been on a tear thru the light heavyweight division.  That includes the KO of Cedric Agnew, the TKO of Blake Capperello, and the UD total destruction of the legendary Bernanrd Hopkins, one must raise the question.  Can anyone beat this man?

Kovalev now finds himself a formidable opponent.  Pascal will be his toughest test, besides Bernard Hopkins of course.  Pascal lost to Hopkins via UD back on May the 21st of 2011, but has since resurrected his career with a few nice victories.  The one that really made him a Light Heavyweight player again and got him back to career making fights, was his UD victory over Lucian Bute in January of 2014.  Pascal is hungry again, and now has Roy Jones in his corner.  This should be a tremendous matchup between two of the best in the division.  So without further ado, this is how both fighters break down:

SERGEY KOVALEV

-Record:  26 – 0 – 1 (23 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights:

  • Nathan Cleverly – Win, TKO 4th round, 8/17/13.  (Won WBO Light Heavyweight Title)
  • Blake Caparello – Win, TKO 2nd round, 8/2/14.  (Retained WBO Light Heavyweight Title)
  • Bernard Hopkins – Win, UD 12 rounds, 11/8/14.  (Retained WBO, won WBAsuper, IBF Light Heavyweight titles)

Sergey Kovalev brings 3 titles to the table along with an undefeated record.  He has mowed down everyone that was put in front of him, including a future hall of famer.  Everyones though process was that Kovalev is a dangerous knockout artist that disposes of his foes quickly.  Against Hopkins he proved that he is also a very skilled boxer that can go the distance, and also possesses a very high ring intelligence.  Is another win looming for the “Krusher”?

JEAN PASCAL

-Record:  29 – 2 – 1, 1NC (17 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights:

  • Chad Dawson – Win, TKO 11th round, 8/14/10.  (Retained WBC, won TheRing Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Bernard Hopkins #1 – Draw, SD 12 rounds, 12/18/10.  (Retained WBC, TheRing Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Lucian Bute – Win, UD 12 rounds, 1/18/14.  (Won NABF Light Heavyweight Title)

Jean Pascal is a former WBC world champion.  He is the current NABF champion (minor title).  He’s got the credentials, but does he have the chin to withstand Kovalevs’ power?  Pascal was beaten in the rematch against Hopkins.  Most people go nowhere quickly after fighting Bernard.  He destroys you mentally.  Pascal came back from that and eventually got the biggest win of his career against Lucian Bute.  He is mentally tough, and he’s got decent power in both hands to go along with boxing skill.  He gets the opportunity of a lifetime against Kovalev, with a chance to win not 1, not 2, but 3 championships.  That kind of day doesn’t come along very often.  Can he do it?

Prediction:  Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Jean Pascal  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Prediction:  Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Jean Pascal  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE