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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)

 

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 (18-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Luis Ortiz (27-0-0, 23 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (11-0-0, 10 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Denis Lebedev (29-3-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1-0, 16 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 (21-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0, 11 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-1, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Badou Jack (20-1-3, 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. Jermall Charlo (25-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  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. Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 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. Adrien Broner (32-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  3. Antonio Orozco (25-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  4. Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KO’s)
  5. Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KO’s)   WBA

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 (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. Denis Shofikov (38-2-1, 20 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1-0, 5 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 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, 23 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (27-1-0, 16 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (23-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (23-1-0, 8 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 (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Genesis Servania (27-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Rey Vargas (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)
  5. Nonito Donaire (37-4-0, 24 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, 4 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Juan Carlos Payano (18-1-0, 9 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 (12-0-0, 10 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Roman Gonzalez (46-0-0, 23 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carlos Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KO’s)
  4. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO’s)
  5. Juan Francisco Estrada (34-2-0, 24 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kazuto Ioka (21-1-0, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Johriel 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. Perdo Guevara (29-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  2. Akira Yaegashi (25-5-0, 13 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Ganigan Lopez (28-6-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Kosei Tanaka (8-0-0, 5 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KO’s)   WBA

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (45-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (14-0-0, 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

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This Saturday night November 19th 2016, the biggest fight of the year will take place, and will determine the #1 Pound For Pound fighter in the world.  WBA/WBO/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KO’s) will put all his titles on the line against Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the T-Mobil Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, and will be live on HBO PPV at 9pm ET.  Also on the fight card, Oleksadr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KO’s) will take on Isaac Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KO’s) in a 12 round light heavyweight bout, Curtis Stevens (28-5, 21 KO’s) will face James De La Rosa (23-4, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round middleweight bout, and Maurice Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KO’s) will face Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown & predictions:

SERGEY KOVALEV

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-Record:  30 – 0 – 1, 26 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)
  • Benard Hopkins  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/8/14.  (Won WBA/IBF light heavyweight titles)
  • Jean Pascal #1  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 3/14/15.

 

ANDRE WARD

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-Record:  30 – 0 – 0, 15 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Mikkel Kessler  —  Win, TD 11th round (12), 11/21/09.  (Won WBAsuper Super Middleweight title)
  • Arthur Abraham  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/14/11.
  • Carl Froch  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/17/11.  (Won WBC/TheRing Super Middleweight titles)

 

Predictions:

Maurice Hooker  —  def  —  Darleys Perez  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Curtis Stevens  —  def  —  James De La Rosa  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Oleksadr Gvozdyk  —  def  —  Isaac Chilemba  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Andre Ward  —  def  —  Sergey Kovalev  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

The WBC has ordered a fight between the #1 contender Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KO’s) and the #2 contender Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO’s).  Povetkin was originally supposed to face Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title, but was removed from the fight for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.  After a “B” sample cleared Povetkin of any wrong doing, he was put on the shelf again, because Wilder already had a replacement opponent in Chris Arreola.

Wilder hurt himself badly against Chris Arreola in their fight, and will now be on the shelf until 2017.  Deontay broke his right hand again, and on top of that, he also tore his right bicep.  So Povektin will draw the short end of the stick again, as he goes from being next in line, to having to win to get his shot.  With Wilder on the shelf for a while now, the WBC ordered povetkin to face Stiverne for the interim WBC heavyweight title, with the winner taking on Wilder for the world title some time in 2017.  Negotiations for the fight begin today, and the have until September 16 to come to a financial agreement.  If they do not, there will be a purse bid on the 16th.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Last night, after the one sided beating of Jean Pascal, Andre Ward was interviewed about his potential showdown with Sergey Kovalev.  The rumors have been swirling that Ward moved up to Light Heavyweight, primarily to get bigger fights, which included a showdown with Kovalev. There are even rumors that Ward and Kovalev have already agreed to fight each other somewhere down the road.

Ward confirmed last night that all those rumors were true.  He even made the statement, “It when, not if”.  Those were Andre Ward’s exact words in regards to fighting Sergey Kovalev.   Ward has beaten everyone that matters in the Super Middleweight division (which includes the super 6 tournament where he defeated Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, and Mikkel Kessler), and moved up to Light Heavyweight for big fights.  Ward will fight Sullivan Berrera in March, and maybe one more tune up, before taking on Kovalev in late 2016 or early 2017.  Ward poses the biggest threat to Kovalev, because Kovalev has never faced a boxer and technically sound as Ward.  But few have.  There is no better boxer in the division then Andre Ward, but only time will tell if technique or power will be more superior.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Record:  30 – 2, 22 KO’s

Alias:  “The Problem”

Birthday:  July 28th 1989 (age 26)

Division:  Welterweight    (Also rated at:  Junior Lightweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight)

Current Championships:  

  • WBA international  —  Junior Welterweight

Former Titles:  

  • WBA  —  Welterweight,
  • WBC  —  Lightweight,
  • WBO  —  Junior Lightweight,
  • WBO (intercontinental)  —  Junior Lightweight
  • WBC USNBC  —  Lightweight
  • WBC USNBC  —  Junior Lightweight
  • WBC youth (intercontinental)  —  Junior Lightweight

Key Wins:

  • Antonio DeMarco  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 11/17/12.  (Won WBC Lightweight Title)
  • Paulie Malignaggi  —  Win, SD (12), 6/22/13.  (Won WBA Welterweight Title)
  • John Molina Jr  —  Win, UD (12), 3/7/15.

Notable Losses:

  • Marcos Maidana  —  Loss, UD (12), 12/14/13.  (Lost WBA Welterweight Title)
  • Shawn Porter  —  Loss, UD (12), 6/20/15.

Recent News:

Adrien Broner is scheduled to fight former Junior Welterweight world champion, Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KO’s) on October 3rd of 2015.  Broner is coming off of a tough unanimous decision loss to Shawn Porter.  His fight against Allakhverdiev is for the vacant WBA Junior Welterweight title.

Highlights:

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

The date, April 18th 2015 live on HBO Boxing.  The venue, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona New York.  The fight, Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 1NC, 34 KO’s) against Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KO’s).  Two warriors will go at it in what has fight of the year potential.  The fireworks will be flying as these two exciting fighters duke it out for a potential Junior Welterweight title shot down the road.  Here is how they break down:

LUCAS MATTHYSSE

-Record:  36 – 3, 1NC, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights:

  • Lamont Peterson – Win, TKO 3rd round, 5/18/13.
  • Danny Garcia – Loss, UD 12 rounds, 9/14/13.  (For WBAsuper, WBC, TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • John Molina – Win, KO 11th round, 4/26/14.  (2014 Fight Of The Year)

After whiping out Lamont Peterson in 2013, Matthysse got his championship shot against the undefeated Danny Garcia.  They traded shot back and forth in what was a pretty close fight, and then Matthysse’s eye closed up.  From there on, it was easy pickings for Garcia, as he won via unanimous decision.  Matthysse would come back in his next fight, and after hitting the canvas twice, he would knock out John Molina.  TheRing Magazine voted this the fight of the year in 2014.

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

-Record:  24 – 3, 17 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  66″

-Notable Fights:

  • Timothy Bradley – Loss, UD 12 rounds, 3/16/13.  (2013 Fight Of The Year, for WBO Welterweight title)
  • Mike Alvarado – Win, TKO 10th round, 10/19/13.  (Won WBO Junior Welterweight title)
  • Chris Algieri – Loss, SD 12 rounds, 6/14/14.  (Lost WBO Junior Welterweight title)

Known around the world as “The Siberian Rocky”, Provodnikov has been in some wars, and does not back down from anyone. His loss to Tim Bradley in 2013 was TheRing Magazines’ fight of the year.  He is a heavy hitter, and Bradley even admitted that he was concussed from the first round and throughout the whole fight.  Provodnikov can hurt you with one punch, but his stamina seems to be an issue.  He will take a round off here and there, and thats what lost him the Bradley and Algieri fights.

Prediction:

Lucas Matthysse  —  def  —  Ruslan Provodnikov  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

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CO-Feature:  Terence Crawford VS Thomas Dulorme

2014 was a huge year for Terence Crawford.  He knocked out the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa to retain his WBO Lightweight title, then he won the vacant TheRing Magazine Lightweight title by defeating Raymundo Beltran via unanimous decision.  Crawford will now move up in weight (Junior Welterweight), to take on Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title.  Crawford is a very skilled boxer that understand the game, and he brings with him an undefeated record of 25-0 with 17 KO’s.  Dulorme is also a very skilled fighter with only 1 loss in his career and 22 wins.  He has knocked out 14 opponents, so there is some power there.  With all this being said, we are in for a wild ride on HBO this saturday night.

Prediction:

Terence Crawford  —  def  —  Thomas Dulorme  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE