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Image result for stevenson vs jackIt was a tale of two fights last night in Toronto Canada as Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO’s) and Badou Jack (22-1-4, 13 KO’s) fought to a draw at the Air Canada Center.  The first half of the fight was all Adonis Stevenson, as Badou Jacks’ plan was to conserve his energy until the second half of the fight against the aging Stevenson.  Jack might have waited a round too long to get going though, because two judges had the fight a draw.  Badou Jack barely threw any punches in the first half of the fight, and Stevenson took the first half basically by default.  He was slightly busier then Jack, but neither fighter did much through the first 6 rounds.

Badou Jack turned on the jets in the 7t round however, as he started outlining Stevenson by wide margins.  Jack was totally in control of the fight until the 10th round, until Stevenson finally landed a big body shot.  The punch seemed to slow Jack down a bunch, and he gave away the round.  Perhaps if that one punch didn’t land, jack would have won the fight.  Jack came out blazing in the 11th however, and put the beating on Stevenson.  In the 12th round, it was more Jack, as he pinned Stevenson against the ropes.  If the fight was 10 seconds longer, he would have dropped Stevenson.  I scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Jack, agreeing with one go the judges, but we were over ruled but the other two who scored the fight 114-114.

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Also last night on Showtime championship boxing, Gary Russell Jr (29-1, 12 KO’s) defeated JoJo Diaz Jr (26-1, 14 KO’s) and retained his WBC Featherweight title via 12 round unanimous decision.  Russell started fast, walking Diaz down, and pumping the jab keeping him at bay.  In the 3rd round, Diaz tried to make it a scrappy fight, which worked for a while.  Russell fell into the trap for a few rounds, but ultimately Diaz ran out of gas as he punched himself out.  By the 9th round, Russell was cruising again, and Diaz had no answer for it.  The 11th and 12th rounds were all Russell, ad Jojo Diaz was unable to muster any offense what so ever.  Diaz went for broke one more time at the end of the 12th, but it was too little too late.  Russell remains at the top of the featherweight division, and awaits the winner of Santa Cruz VS Mares.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night, Saturday May 19th 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents Stevenson VS Jack.  Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO’s) will defend his WBC Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack “The Ripper” (22-1-2, 12 KO’s).  The fight will take place at The Air Canada Center in Toronto Ontario Canada, and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Diego Gonzalo Luque (25-5-1, 10 KO’s) will take on Mikael Zewski (30-1, 22 KO’s) in a 10 round Welterweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ADONIS STEVENSON

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-Record:  29 – 1 – 0, 24 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  77″

-Notable Fights

  • Chad Dawson  —  Win, TKO 1st round (12), 6/8/13.  (Won TheRing & WBC Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Andrzej Fonfara #1  —  Win, UD (12), 5/24/14.
  • Andrzej Fonfara #2  —  Win, TKO 2nd round (12), 6/3/17.

 

BADOU JACK

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-Record:  22 – 1 – 2, 12 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 1″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Anthony Dirrell  —  Win, MD (12), 4/24/15.  (Won WBC Super Middleweight title)
  • George Groves  —  Win, SD (12), 9/12/15.
  • James DeGale  —  Draw, MD (12), 1/14/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Mikael Zewski  —  def  —  Diego Gonzalo Luque  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Badou Jack  —  def  —  Adonis Stevenson  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for keith thurmanMay 19th 2018 will be a big day for boxing, as Premier Boxing Champions just announced two big fights for ShowTime Championship Boxing.  the first being Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) VS Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s).  Thurman is viewing this as a tune up fight with a promise of a big fight at the end of the year.  Thurman is almost fully recovered from the elbow surgery that he had after he defeated Danny Garcia.  The recovery process has been long for Thurman, but he’s finally ready to fight.  Vargas was last in the ring in December of 2017, when he defeated Aaron Herrera by Unanimous Decision over 10 rounds.  Errol Spence called out Thurman after his fight yet again, but Thurman said that he would not fight Errol Spence in 2018, so we will have to wait and see what Thurman has planned for the end of the year.

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The second fight on May 19th will be Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO’s0 defending his WBC Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO’s).  The two fights will be on the same ShowTime broadcast but at different venues.  This will be Stevenson’s biggest test since the first time he fought Andrzej Fonfara back in May of 2014.  Stevenson hasn’t been in a big fight since, and it seems like he’s been avoiding dangerous opponents.  Badou Jack on the other hand has fought everyone thrown at him including Anthony Dirrel, Lucian Bute, George Groves, and James DeGale, defeating all but DeGale. He fought DeGale to a draw on paper, but in my eyes and the eyes of many, he actually defeated DeGale.  Venues will soon be announced for the two events.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE