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Tomorrow night, Friday March 9th 2018, ShowTime Boxing Special Edition has an exciting Friday fight card.  Regis Prograis (20-0, 17 KO’s) will take on Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KO’s) for the vacant WBC interim Junior Welterweight title.  The fight will take place at the Deadwood Mountain Grand, in Deadwood South Dakota, and will be live on ShowTime at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Ivan Baranchyk (17-0, 10 KO’s) and Anthony Yigit (20-0-1, 7 KO’s) will go at it in a 12 round Junior Welterweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tap and predictions:

Regis Prograis Tale of The Tape Julius Indongo
20 Wins 22
0 Lost 1
17 KOs 11
0 Draws 0
20 Total Fights 23
85% KO% 48%
5’8″ Height 5’10”
67″ Reach 71″
Southpaw Stance Southpaw
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Nationality Windhoek, Namibia
January 24th 1989 Date of Birth February 12th 1983

 

PREDICTIONS:

Ivan Baranchyk  —  def  —  Anthony Yigit  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Regis Prograis  —  def  —  Julius Indongo  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This past Saturday night, May 20th 2017, Gary Russell Jr (28-1, 17 KO’s) successfully defended his WBC Featherweight title, when he defeated Omar Escandon via 7th round technical knockout.  From the opening bell, Russell’s hand speed advantage was evident, as he clobbered Escandon with combinations.  Escandon was game, and in certain rounds was able to give Gary some fits.  Russell however, being the more skilled of the 2 by far, would counter with combinations throughout the whole fight.  In the 7th round, Russell would fire off a vicious combination, and put Escandon on jelly legs.  Russell then closed in and fired off a huge straight left, and as Escandon was going down, the referee would stop the fight.

Saturday also produced one of the biggest robberies in boxing history, as all three judges gave Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KO’s) the victory by a wide margin over Kiryl Relikh (21-2, 19 KO’s), in a fight that Barthelemy clearly lost.  Also, Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO’s) defeated Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO’s) by disqualification, after Uzcategui knocked Dirrell out with a punch that he threw after the bell.  What happened after was a shocker.  Dirrell’s uncle came into the ring and cold clocked Uzcategui with a bare fist, before running out of the ring.

Gervonta “Tank” Davis (18-0, 17 KO’s) stole the show however, as he made his first defense of his IBF Junior Lightweight title, when he defeated unbeaten Liam Walsh via 3rd round TKO.  Davis felt Walsh out for the first 2 rounds, and then in the 3rd, he pounded walsh against the ropes with combinations.  Walsh somehow got off the ropes, but took a vicious left to the head that put him down.  Walsh got up, but with no legs under him, and Davis went in for the kill.  Davis landed 2 punches and the fight was stopped in the 3rd.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday April 29th 2017, Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KO’s) will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO’s).  They will also fight for the vacant WBAsuper World Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place at Wembley Stadium in London England, and will be brought to you by Sky Sports .  The fight will also be aired by HBO Boxing & Showtime at 4:15pm ET.  In the co-feature, Scott Quigg (32-1-2, 24 KO’s) will take on Viorel Simon (21-1, 9 KO’s) in a 12 round Featherweight bout for the WBA international title.  Also on the card, Luke Campbell (16-1, 13 KO’s) and Darleys Perez (33-2-2, 21 KO’s) will go at it in a 12 round Lightweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Wladimir Klitschko Tale of The Tape Anthony Joshua
64 Wins 18
4 Lost 0
53 KOs 18
0 Draws 0
68 Total Fights 18
78% KO% 100%
6′ 6″ Height 6’6″
81″ Reach 82″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Kiev, Ukraine Nationality Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Born March 25, 1976 Date of Birth October 15th 1989

 

Predictions:

Luke Campbell  —  def  —  Darleys Perez  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Scott Quigg  —  def  —  Viorel Simon  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Wladimir Klitschko  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE 

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This Saturday night February 18th 2017, Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KO’s) steps back in to the ring to take on Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 11 KO’s) in a 10 round Welterweight bout.  The fight will take place at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati Ohio, and will be live on Showtime Boxing at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KO’s) will take on David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KO’s) for the WBA interim Welterweight title.  Also on the card, Thomas Williams Jr (22-2, 14 KO’s) will face the undefeated Marcus Brown (18-0, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ADRIEN BRONER

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-Record:  32 – 2 – 0, 24 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight/Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Paulie Mallignagi  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 6/22/13.  (Won WBA Welterweight title)
  • Marcos Maidana  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/14/13.
  • Shawn Porter  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/20/15.

 

ADRIAN GRANADOS

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-Record:  18 – 4 – 2, 11 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight/Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Felix Diaz  —  Loss, Majority Decision, 11/21/14.
  • Brad Solomon  —  Loss, Split Decision, 5/2/15.
  • Amir Imam  —  Win, TKO 8th round, 11/28/15.

 

Predictions:

Marcus Brown  —  def  —  Thomas Williams Jr  —  via TKO 8th round

Lamont Peterson  —  def  —  David Avanasyan  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Adrien Broner  —  def  —  Adrian Granados  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for garcia vs thurmanMarch 4th 2017 will be an exciting day for the boxing world, as two of the biggest stars in the Welterweight division will go head to head.  WBC Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KO’s) and WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) will go at it to unify their titles.  Garcia has a date with Samuel Vargas first on November 12th, but it has been made official that he and Thurman will fight in March.

Garcia defeated Robert Guerrero back in January of this year to capture the vacant WBC welterweight title, and has not fought since.  Thurman successfully defended his WBA welterweight title back in June, when he got a narrow unanimous decision victory against Shawn Porter.  This is a very intriguing matchup because both men are excellent counter punchers, but can also move forward very effectively.  I would have to say that of the two men, Thurman is the more aggressive fighter, but has shown recently that he is also very dangerous off of his back foot.  Garcia is a known counter puncher, but can really bring it when he smells blood.

The fight is still quite some time away, so a venue has not been chosen yet.  Danny Garcia does still have an obstacle to overcome, much like Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev took tune up fights, even though they already agreed to fight each other.  Samuel Vargas will pose no threat to Garcia, but as they say, one punch can change everything.  Garcia must keep focused against Vargas if he wants his future to be safe.  No fighter can be taken lightly, especially when he’s hurt, but Vargas will be very out matched against Garcia.  We look forward to March, and this great natch up.

Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) defeated Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KO’s) last night via KO 7th round, and successfully defended his IBF world heavyweight title, but the night started off with a hard hitting middleweight bout.  Chris Eubank Jr (23-1, 18 KO’s) defeated Tom Doran (17-1, 7 KO’s) by 4th round KO, and held on to the British Commonwealth title.  Eubank proved to have a very strong chin, and Doran was way overmatched in the power and speed department.  After the fight, Eubank called out the man himself “GGG”, declaring that he is ready to fight him.  Matin Murray also took on George Groves in a Super Middleweight bout.  Groves took the easy win over Murray in a lopsided unanimous decision with final scores of 118-110 on all three scorecards.

In the main event, Anthony Joshua was making the first defense of his newly acquired IBF heavyweight title.  It was a breeze for Joshua, as Breazeale offered almost no resistance.  Breazeale showed off a great chin early on, as he was getting peppered with combinations. Joshua’s speed for a heavyweight is unbelievable, and Breazeale just could not handle it.  AJ would settle down a bit in the middle rounds, and throw less pushes, perhaps not to tire himself out, bu was still hitting Breazeale at will.  The end would come in the 7th round, when Joshua would land a huge right hand, followed by a left hook, which put Breazeale down for the count.  Breazeale takes his first loss of his career, as Joshua successfully defends his title.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night, June 25th 2016, undefeated champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) makes the first defense of his newly acquired IBF Heavyweight title, when he takes on undefeated prospect Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO’s).  The fight will air on Sky Sports Box Office, and will also be televised on ShowTime Boxing International at 5PM ET.  In the co-feature, fellow countrymen will go at it as Martin Murray (32-3-1, 15 KO’s) takes on George Groves (23-3, 18 KO’s) for the WBA international Super Middleweight title.  Also on the card, Chris Eubank Jr (22-1, 17 KO’s takes on Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KO’s) in a middleweight bout for the BBBofC British Middleweight title.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ANTHONY JOSHUA

-Record:  16 – 0 – 0, 16 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 6″

-Reach:  82″

-Notable Fights

  • Gary Cornish  —  Win, TKO 1st round (12), 9/12/15.  (Won Commonwealth Heavyweight title)
  • Dillan Whyte  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 12/12/15.
  • Charles Martin  —  Win, KO 2nd round, 4/9/16.  (Won IBF Heavyweight title)

 

DOMINIC BREAZEALE

-Record:  17 – 0 – 0, 15 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 7″

-Reach:  81″

-Notable Fights

  • Fred Kassi  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 9/26/15.
  • Amir Mansour  —  Win, TKO 5th round (10), 1/23/16.

 

Predictions:

Chris Eubank Jr  —  def  —  Tom Doran  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

Martin Murray  —  def  —  George Groves  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Dominic Breazeale  —  via  —  KO 4th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE