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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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Image result for brook vs spence press conferenceOn May 27th 2017, Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KO’s) will put his IBF Welterweight title on the line against the undefeated phenom Errol Spence Jr (21-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place at Brammall Lane in Sheffield England and will air on Sky Sports and Showtime.  The air time is yet to be determined, but fans can expect the fight card to start in the afternoon, due to the 5 hour time difference between the US and UK.  This will be a fight of huge magnitude as two of the worlds best welterweights go at it for the IBF title, with the winner hopefully facing Keith Thurman to unify with his two titles.  This fight should produce even more fireworks then the Thurman VS Garcia fight a few weeks ago.

Neither fighter was shy at the press conference as both made stern promises of victory.  Spence expressed happiness that Kell Brook decided not to move up in weight and vacate his title.  He went on to say, “I don’t want to fight for a title that was vacated by a guy.  That’s not what true champions do.  True champions don’t want to take a vacated title, they want to beat a true champion.”  He then added, “There will be 30000 fans screaming for Brook, and I’m going to upset him.”

Kell Brook had some quotes of his own in response saying, “He’s never fought an animal like me.”  Brook spoke about his bout with Golovkin as well saying, “I would have beaten GGG if it wasn’t stopped.  I learned a lot from that fight and i want blood.”  Whether or not that is actually true remains to be seen, but Brook sounds really serious.  He then added, “If he’s as brilliant as he (Spence) says he is, he will bring out the best in me.”  Last but not least, Brook made an emphatic statement.  “Im Knocking you out, I promise you!!”

Fans should be really excited for this one, because both mens styles mesh so well.  Both Spence and Brook are very good boxers, and they both have plenty of power.  If you are talking about pure boxing ability, the edge would have to slightly go to Kell Brook, while the raw power edge would have to go to Errol Spence.  Boxing analysts should have a lot of difficulty predicting the outcome of this one, but one thing we can predict is that this will be a great fight for fans and for the sport of boxing!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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On Saturday afternoon December 10th 2016, Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KO’s) will put his IBF Heavyweight title on the line against Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester England, and will be live on Sky Sports and Showtime at 5:30pm ET.  Here is the tale of the tape & prediction:

Eric Molina Tale of The Tape Anthony Joshua
25 Wins 17
3 Lost 0
19 KOs 17
0 Draws 0
28 Total Fights 17
68% KO% 100%
6’5″ Height 6’6″
79″ Reach 82″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Raymondville, Texas, United States Nationality Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
April 26th, 1982 Date of Birth October 15th 1989

 

PREDICTION:

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Eric Molina  —  via  —  KO 5th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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

Newly crowned IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s), will be making the first defense of his title on June 25th 2106.  The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London England, and will be televised on SKY Box Office PPV for the Brits.  It has not yet been announced which American network will televise the fight (HBO or ShowTime), but one must assume that ShowTime will be the winner with there ShowTime International Series.  Joshua won the IBF World Heavyweight title back on April 9th, when he knocked out former champion Charles Martin in the second round.  Martin won the title by default anyway, when he defeated Vyacheslav Glaskov for the vacant title, after Glaskov suffered a knee injury in the 3rd round, and was unable to continue.

As expected, Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against upstart Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO’s).  Beazeale is still raw and lacks in the stamina department.  He had a lot of trouble against Amir Marsour, who at the time of their fight was 44 years old.  Breazeale eventually knocked him out, but Mansour hurt him want times in their fight, and even put him down.  In the fight before that, Fred Kassi gave Breazeale fits as well, but he escaped with a narrow unanimous decision victory.  Breazeale’s resume is not an impressive one, and the casual fan would probably not recognize any names on it.  Now he gets the opportunity of a lifetime against Joshua for a world title.

Also added to the card is Martin Murray (32-3-1, 15 KO’s) VS George Groves (23-3, 18 KO’s).  This will be a good one!  After losing to Gennady Golovkin, Murray moved up to Super Middleweight.  The move was a successful one, and after piling up 3 wins in England, Murray even fought for the WBO title against Arthur Abraham.  Murray lost the fight via split decision, but many thought he should have been the winner in hostile Germany.  George Groves lost to Badou Jack back in September of 2015, but has been busy since.  He won two fights on January 30th and April 9th of 2016, and will be defending his WBA International Super Middleweight title against Murray.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Also last night on Showtime Boxing International and Sky Sports Box Office, undefeated rising star, and widely considered the future of Heavyweight boxing, Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) defeated Charles Martin (23-1-1, 21 KO’s) to capture the IBF world heavyweight championship.  Joshua is considered the future of the heavyweight division, as he goes from Olympic Gold Medalist, to top prospect, to Heavyweight Champion, in what was only his 16th professional fight.  No one expected this one to last long, as 2 of the worlds biggest punchers went at in in the O2 Arena in London.  Joshua, coming in as the favorite, and in his home country, made quick work of Martin, as he defeated him via 2nd round KO.  Joshua came in behind the jab with a huge right hand that dropped Marin, and seconds later after Martin got up, he repeated the same exact thing again.  This time Martin would not be able to answer the 10 count.  Marin did show enormous class after the fight, as he lifted the hand of his opponent and congratulated him.

The fight was so short and the KO happened so fast.  Here is a recap of the second round of Charles Martin VS Anthony Joshua:

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE