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Image result for whyte vs browneToday on Sky Sports and HBO Boxing after dark, we had a special Heavyweight attraction, as Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KO’s) absolutely destroyed Lucas Brown (25-1, 22 KO’s).  Whyte was almost a 2-1 favorite to win the fight, but fought like a 30-1 favorite after the opening bell.  Whyte won every round before eventually knocking Lucas Brown’s head off in the 6th.  The first round was a feel out round between the two, but Whyte won it anyhow.  Whyte started punching to the body in the second round, something that he has been known to do quite effectively.  In fact, Whyte lands the second most body punches in the heavyweight division, behind only Joseph Parker who we will see next week against Anthony Joshua.

Whyte also opened up a cut over Brown’s left eye in that second round.  From then on the blood would poor, perhaps altering the vision of Brown.  The third through fifth rounds were more of the same, as Whyte sustained an effective body attack, which really opened up the head.  In the 6th round, Whyte landed a combination, which slightly threw Brown off.  After that, he landed a right hand followed by a delayed left hook, which knocked Brown out cold.  Brown was on the canvas for several minutes before he was able to get up, and when he was, he had on an oxygen mask.  After the fight, Whyte called out Deontay Wilder, telling the WBC champ, “I’m ready.”  Whyte remains the WBC Silver belt holder, which could possibly mean that he will be Wilder’s next mandatory challenger.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night October 28th 2017, Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KO’s) will put his IBF and WBAsuper World Heavyweight titles on the line against Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KO’s).  Joshua was originally scheduled tonight Kubrat Pulev, but Takam will take his place due to a shoulder injury.  The fight will take place at Principality Stadium in Cardiff Wales, and will be live on Sky Sports and ShowTime International at 5pm ET.  In the co-feature, Khalid Yafai (22-0, 14 KO’s) will defend his WBA Super Flyweight title against Sho Ishida (24-0, 13 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Carlos Takam Tale of The Tape Anthony Joshua
35 Wins 19
3 Lost 0
27 KOs 19
1 Draws 0
39 Total Fights 19
69% KO% 100%
6’2″ Height 6’6″
80″ Reach 82″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Nationality Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
December 6th, 1980 Date of Birth October 15th 1989

 

Predictions:

Khalid Yafai  —  def  —  Sho Ishida  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Carlos Takam  —  via  —  KO 5th round

 

-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

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