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-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight August 26th 2017, the mega fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally take place.  The fight will be at the T-Mobil Arena in Paradise Nevada and will be live on Showtime Pay Per View at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack.  Also on the card, Gervonta Davis will take on Fransisco Fonseca in a 12 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Floyd Mayweather Jr Tale of The Tape Conor McGregor
149.5 Official Weight 153
49 Wins 0
0 Lost 0
26 KOs 0
0 Draws 0
49 Total Fights 0
53% KO% %
5’8″ Height 5’9″
72″ Reach  74″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
Grand Rapids, MI, USA Nationality Dublin, Ireland
February 24th, 1977 Date of Birth July 14th, 1988

 

Predictions:

Gervonta Davis  —  def  —  Fransisco Fonseca  —  via  —  KO 3rd round

Badou Jack  — def  —  Nathan Cleverly  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Floyd Mayweather  —  def  —  Connor McGregor  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Floyd Mayweather  —  $100,000,000

VS

Connor McGregor  —  $30,000,000

 

Nathan Cleverly  —  $100,000

VS

Badou Jack  —  $750,000

 

Gervonta Davis  —  $600,000

VS

Fransisco Fonseca  —  $35,000

 

Andrew Tabiti  —  $100,000

VS

Steve Cunningham  —  $100,000

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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As if the beating he received from Connor McGregor in a sparring session wasn’t enough, Paulie Malignaggi now wants to fight Connor McGregor in a winner take all match, after McGregor faces Floyd Mayweather on August 26th.  MNalignaggi’s boxing career is over, and should not be resurrected unless he likes getting beat up.  Paulie was a solid fighter against second tier opponents, but is more known for his losses, as most of them were pretty brutal.  All the good fighters that he has ever faced have beaten him which includes Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia.

The names that Malignaggi did defeat, are not household names, even to the hardcore boxing fan.  Malignaggi said that he would give up the entire pot if he lost to McGregor, which by all means he would.  He went on to say, “You saw the edited footage.  Winner take all should suit him if he had that easy time with me, right?  Can’t edit that. August 26th theres no video editing.  I’d fight him in a winner takes all match.  Winner takes all if he’s that much better then me at this boxing as the edited video shows.”  This seems like a last desperate attempt for a payday, because even if Malignaggi lost the fight and gave up the entire pot, he would still make money off of endorsements, which would probably total more then the pot itself.  McGregor will not accept this fight, because he said he wants to do more in boxing after the Mayweather fight.  That means he wants boxing money from big fights that he won’t get if he fights Malignaggi.  Should McGregor tale the Malignaggi fight and lose, he would never get a big fight in boxing after that.  Fight won’t happen, and Malignaggi will do a lot of talking because of it.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday Night July 29th 2017, Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KO’s) will take on Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KO’s) in a 12 round bout at 140 pounds.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY.  It will be brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, and will air live on Showtime Championship boxing at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Rau’shee Warren and McJoe Arroyo will go at it in a 12 round Super Flyweight bout.  Also on the card, Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KO’s) will take on Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KO’s) in his first bout at Middleweight.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ADRIEN BRONER

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-Record:  31 – 0 – 0, 14 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Marcos Maidana  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/14/13.
  • Shawn Porter  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.
  • Adrian Granados  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 2/18/17.

 

MIKEY GARCIA

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-Record:  31 – 0 – 0, 14 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  68″

-Notable Fights

  • Juan Manuel Lopez  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 6/15/13.
  • “Rocky” Martinez  —  Win, KO 8th round (12), 11/9/13.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Dejan Zlaticanin  —  Win, KO 3rd round (12), 1/28/17.  (Won WBC Lightweight title)

 

Predictions:

Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Jorge Sebastian Heiland  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

McJoe Arroyo  —  def  —  Rau’Shee Warren  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Mikey Garcia  —  def  —  Adrien Broner  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night will be an interesting one for the boxing world as Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KO’s) takes on Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KO’s).  This will be Mikey Garcia’s first fight at 140 pounds, as he moves up in weight again for better competition.  Garcia has flourished every time he has moved up in weight, so there is nothing to warrant the thought of failure here.  Broner has moved up in weight several times as well, but failed when he tried his luck at 147 pounds, so he will move back down to 140.  This is an interesting fight because it will show if Adrien Broner has peaked and is on the decline, or if he still has what it takes to defeat (or at least hang with) a top tier fighter in or around his weight class.

So the question arises, does Adrien Broner have a chance to defeat Mikey Garcia?  In my opinion the answer is no.  But how will he lose?  Will he be totally wiped out like he was against Marcos Maidana?  Or will he make it an interesting fight and take it the distance?  Broner was once upon a time one of my favorite fighters in the game.  Lack of focus and bad life decisions however, have somewhat derailed his once very promising career.  Broner was on the rise back in 2012 and 2013, obliterating everyone that stood in his way, and was on the fast track to the top of the boxing world.  He defeated his toughest opponents to date in those 2 years (Antonio DeMarco and Gavin Rees) with relative ease.  He was seemingly boxings golden boy, with all the talent in the world.  Then he stepped up in competition to face Paulie Malignaggi, a decent fighter with no power, and Paulie gave him fits even though Broner escaped with a Split Decision victory.

Broner would step up the competition again after that in a fight with Marcos Maidana.  Maidana exposed Broner for what he really was, a super talented fighter that just couldn’t get his head in the game.  Maidana destroyed Broner in December of 2013, and that was the beginning of the decline.  Since then, Broner has gone back to fighting second tier fighters, to collect some wins.  In June of 2015, Broner tired his luck against a top fighter in Shawn Porter, and guess what, he lost again.  Broner then took 2 more easy fights against relative no names and won easily.  In February of 2017, Broner took a fight against Adrian Granados, which I think he should have won easily, and even though he did win, Granados gave him fits.  It ended in a split decision victory for Broner.  The time has come for Broner to test himself again.  Broner will lose this fight against Garcia, simply because Garcia is amazing in the ring, but will he look good doing it?  If Broner makes it a tough fight, he still has a future in the sport.  But if he gets totally wiped out, he will become a forgotten talent.

Mikey Garcia is a beast.  He continues to move up in weight and demolish everyone in his path.  His career reminds me of the career of Andre Ward.  Garcia has never shied away from facing the best fighters in his weight class.  Combine that with the long layoffs and still having the ability to dominate when he returns to the ring, their paths are very similar.  Garcia’s future is bright.  He has moved up to 140 pounds, which is one of the most exciting divisions in boxing.  He has plenty of opportunities to make great fights with other great fighters.  If he defeats Broner, he will no doubt draw a lot of interest for other fighters.  Broner is still a name that looks good on a fighters resume if he can defeat him, which i believe Garcia will.  Garcia packs dynamite in both hands.  He can hurt you with his left or his right, which is what makes him so dangerous.  I believe he will carry his power up to Junior Welterweight and stop Broner in the later rounds.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

1.  Andre Ward                        32 – 0 – 0 (16 KO’s)                Light Heavyweight                 U.S.A.

2.  Gennady Golovkin               37 – 0 – 0 (33 KO’s)                Middleweight                         Kazakstan

3.  Roman Gonzalez                  46 – 1 – 0 (38 KO’s)               Junior Bantamweight             Nicaragua

4.  Terence Crawford                31 – 0 – 0 (22 KO’s)               Junior Welterweight               U.S.A.

5.  Vasyl Lomachenko               8 – 1 – 0 (6 KO’s)                  Junior Lightweight                 Ukraine

6.  Saul Alvarez                        49 – 1 – 1 (34 KO’s)               Middleweight                        Mexico

7.  Sergey Kovalev                   30 – 2 – 1 (26 KO’s)                Light Heavyweight                Russia

8.  Guillermo Rigondeaux          17 -0 -0 (11 KO’s)                  Junior Featherweight             Cuba

9.  Naoya Inoue                      13 – 0 – 0 (11 KO’s)                Junior Bantamweight             Japan

10. Mikey Garcia                      36 – 0 – 0 (30 KO’s)                Lightweight                           U.S.A.