Posts Tagged ‘#TBE’

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.

Andre Berto was not the most popular choice of opponent for Floyd Mayweathers’ “last” fight, but he was the WBA #1 contender, so it made sense.  He is also the interim WBA Champion.  With that being said, Mayweather made Berto look like and amateur fighter.  All three judges had Mayweather winning the fight by a landslide.  Judge Adalade Bird scored it 120-108 (Mayweather), judge Dave Maretti scored it 117-111 (Mayweather), and judge Steve Weisfeld scored it 118-110 (Mayweather).  I was paying extra close attention to this fight, being a huge Mayweather fan, and scored it 119-109, giving Berto only the 7th round.  Berto looked really nervous and could not get it going.  When he did, Mayweather showed us something we have forgotten.  He still can fight on the inside, and he still can brawl.  In fact, he almost was able to KO Berto in round 12.

This was Mayweathers most brilliant performance in recent years, even though some might criticize his opponent (Berto).  Mayweather looked faster and sharper then he did in his last fight, and looked just as brilliant as he did in the Canelo Alvarez fight.  Canelo in my opinion also only won 1 round (maybe 2), and Mayweather was brilliant against him.  Mayweather is now 49-0 (26 KO’s), and has tied Rocky Marcianos’ record.  After the fight, Mayweather said he’s done.  I do not believe this, because I think he was sending a subliminal message when he said, “records are made to be broken.”  I think Mayweather will fight again to become 50-0, and then and only then, can he claim to be TBE (the best ever).

Salido Gets Robbed

Who should be the WBO Junior Lightweight Champion?  Not Rocky Martinez, thats for sure.  Orlando Salido beat up Martinez over 12 rounds, and was absolutely robbed via decision.  Only 1 judge got it right, and that was Burt Clements (115-113) for Salido.  Glen Feldman scored it 114-114, and Ptrick Gormay scored it 115-113 for Martinez.  I scored the fight 116-112 for Salido, which was very accurate in my opinion.  I gave Salido rounds 1, 2, 5-8, and 12.  Marinez won 3,4,10, and 11 in my opinion.  This fight was an absolute war, just like their first fight, and the wrong man walked away with the title.

Jack VS Groves

George Groves was making his third attempt at a world title.  Would the third time be the charm?  No it would not!  After being knocked down in the first, Groves dug a hole for himself, but would bounce back nicely.  He fought like a champion, but would ultimately come up short.  he was out boxed by fellow Money Team fighter Badou Jack “The Ripper”.  Jack looked great in his first title defense, and they say you are not a true champ until u defend successfully.

Gonzalez VS Oquendo

Another chapter in the Puerto Rico VS Mexico rivalry is in the books.  Jonathan Oquendo defeated Jhonny Gonzalez via majority decision.  The final tallies were 94-94, 98-90, and 95-93 in favor of Oquendo.  This was a very interesting fight, as it was a chess match in the beginning.  Very strategic and careful were both fighters, as neither could afford to lose.  Unfortunately for Gonzalez, Oquendo was the better man on Saturday night.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Mayweather:  $32 million

Berto:  $4 million

Roman Martinez:  $300,000

Orland Salido:  $150,000

Badou Jack:  $500,000

George Groves:  $500,000

Jhonny Gonzalez:  $50,000

Jonathan Oquendo:  $50,000

Vanes Martirosyan:  $150,000

Ishe Smith:  $150,000

This Saturday, live on Showtime PPV at 8PM eastern time, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s), takes on Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s).  The fight will be for Mayweathers WBAsuper, WBC, and TheRing World Welterweight titles, and is scheduled for 12 rounds.  The co-feature will a WBC Super Middleweight Championsip fight where George Groves (21-2, 15 KO’s) takes on champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO’s).  Also on the card, Orlando Salido (42-13-2, 29 KO’s) takes on Roman Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KO’s) for the WBO Super Featherweight title, and Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KO’s) takes on Ishe Smith (27-7, 12 KO’s) in a Super Middleweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

-Record:  48 – 0 – 0, 26 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight (147 pounds).  Also rated at:

  • Junior Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Junior Welterweight
  • Junior Middleweight.

-Height:  5′ 8″ (1.73 m)

-Reach:  72″

-Born:  2/24/77 (age 38)

-Notable Fights:

  • Jose Luis Castillo  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/20/02.  (Won WBC & TheRing Lightweight Titles)
  • Zab Judah  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 4/8/06.  (Won IBF & IBO Welterweight Titles)
  • Oscar De La Hoya  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 5/5/07.  (Won WBC Junior Middleweight Title)
  • Saul Alvarez  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 9/14/13.  (Won WBC & TheRing Junior Middleweight Titles)
  • Manny Pacquiao  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/2/15.  (Won WBO Welterweight Title)

Mayweather has given us what we wanted with Cotto, Guererro, Alvarez, and Maidana.  Now its time for him to choose his opponent.  He chose Andre Berto, even though the more popular choice would have been Kell Brook or Gennady Golovkin.  Mayweather is looking to tie Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 with a victory here.  He says he’s done after this, but 50-0 is very appealing, so it remains to be seen what happens.

ANDRE BERTO

-Record:  30 – 3 – 0, 23 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″ (1.80 m)

-Reach:  70.5″

-Born:  9/7/83 (age 32)

-Notable Fights:

  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 6/21/08.  (Won vacant WBC Welterweight Title)
  • Jan Zaveck  —  Win, TKO 5th round (12), 9/3/11.  (Won IBF Welterweight Title)
  • Robert Guererro  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/24/12.

Andre Berto is the current interim WBA Welterweight champion, which makes him a justifiable opponent for Floyd mayweather. He gets the biggest opportunity and biggest payday of his life.  Berto is coming off of a knockout victory over Josesito Lopez.

Predictions:

Vanes Martirosyan  —  def  —  Ishe Smith  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Roman Martinez  —  def  —  Orlando Salido  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

George Groves  —  def  —  Badou Jack  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Floyd Mayweather  —  def  —  Andre Berto  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Heavyweight   —   (No limit)

Champ – Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA, WBO

  1. Alexander Povetkin (29-1-0, 21 KO’s)
  2. Deontay Wilder (34-0-0, 33 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Tyson Fury (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)
  4. Kubrat Pulev (20-1-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Bryant Jennings (19-1-0, 10 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1-0, 14 KO’s)   RING, IBF

  1. Grigory Drozd (40-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Denis Lebedev (27-2-0, 20 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Marco Huck (38-3-1, 26 KO’s)
  5. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-3-1, 35 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Adonis Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBO
  2. Bernanrd Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO’s)
  3. Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Juergen Braehmer (46-2-0, 34 KO’s)
  5. Eleider Alvarez (18-0-0, 10 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Arthur Abraham (43-4-0, 29 KO’s)   WBO
  2. James Degale (21-1-0, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  3. George Groves (21-2-0, 16 KO’s)
  4. Gilberto Ramirez (32-0-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Andre Dirrell (24-2-0, 16 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Miguel Cotto (40-4-0, 33 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Gennady Golovkin (33-0-0, 30 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KO’s)
  4. David Lemieux (34-2-0, 31 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Billy Joe Saunders (22-0-0, 12 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Saul Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s)
  2. Erislandy Lara (21-2-2, 12 KO’s)
  3. Austin Trout (29-2-0, 16 KO’s)
  4. Jermell Charlo (26-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0-0, 26 KO’s)   RING, WBA, WBC

  1. Kell Brook (35-0-0, 23 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s)
  3. Tim Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Amir Khan (31-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  5. Keith Thurman (26-0-0, 21 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Lucas Matthysse (37-3-0, 34 KO’s)
  2. Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KO’s)
  3. Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Terence Crawford (26-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Adrien Broner (30-2-0, 22 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jorge Linares (39-3-0, 26 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Miguel Vasquez (35-4-0, 13 KO’s)
  4. Sharif Bogere (27-1-0, 19 KO’s)
  5. Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Takashi Muira (29-2-2, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Roman Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KO’s)
  5. Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Nicholas Walters (26-0-0, 21 KO’s)
  2. Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1-0, 2 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Garry Russel Jr (26-1-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KO’s)  WBA
  5. Lee Selby (21-1-0, 8 KO’s)   IBF

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Guilliermo Rigondeaux (15-0-0, 10 KO’s)   RING, WBA, WBO

  1. Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KO’s)
  2. Carl Frampton (21-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Nonito Donaire (35-3-0, 22 KO’s)
  4. Genesis Servania (26-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  5. Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Juan Carlos Payano (16-0-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KO’s)
  4. Koki Kameda (33-1-0, 18 KO’s)
  5. Jaimie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (8-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Carlos Cuadras (33-0-1, 25 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (36-4-1, 31 KO’s)
  4. Zolani Tete (20-3-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Omar Navarez (43-2-2, 23 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Roman Gonzalez (43-0-0, 37 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Juan Francisco Estrada (32-2-0, 23 KO’s)   WBA, WBO
  2. Amnat Ruenrroeng (16-0-0, 5 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Brian Viloria (36-4-0, 22 KO’s)
  4. Kazuto Ioka (17-1-0, 10 KO’s)
  5. Juan Carlos Recevo (35-2-0, 19 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Donnie Nietes (36-1-4, 21 KO’s)   RING, WBO

  1. Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9KO’s)   WBA
  3. Javier Mendoza (24-2-1, 19 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Randy Petalcorin (23-1-1, 18 KO’s)
  5. Raul Garcia (37-3-1, 22 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Hekkie Budler (28-1-0, 9 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Katsunari Takayama (29-7-0, 11 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Wanheng Menayothin (38-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Kosei Tanaka (5-0-0, 2 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Knockout CP Freshmart (11-0-0, 6 KO’s)

1.  Floyd Mayweather               48 – 0 – 0 (26 KO’s)                Welterweight                         U.S.A.

2.  Roman Gonzalez                 43 – 0 – 0 (37 KO’s)                Flyweight                              Nicaragua

3.  Wladimir Klitschko               64 – 3 – 0 (53 KO’s)               Heavyweight                          Ukraine

4.  Gennady Golovkin               33 – 0 – 0 (30 KO’s)               Middleweight                         Kazakstan

5.  Guillermo Rigondeaux          15 – 0 – 0 (10 KO’s)               Junior Featherweight              Cuba

6.  Manny Pacquiao                  57 – 6 – 2 (38 KO’s)               Welterweight                         Philippines

7.  Sergey Kovalev                   27 – 0 – 1 (23 KO’s)                Light Heavyweight                 Russia

8.  Terence Crawford               26 – 0 – 0 (18 KO’s)               Junior Welterweight                U.S.A.

9.  Timothy Bradley                 32 – 1 – 1 (12 KO’s)               Welterweight                         U.S.A.

10. Miguel Cotto                     40 – 4 – 0 (33 KO’s)                Middleweight                         Puerto Rico

Floyd Mayweather has been officially stripped of his Ring Junior Middleweigjt championship.  The move does not come as a surprise at all, as Floyd has been exclusively fight at welterweight, and has failed to defend his Junior Middleweight title since he won it from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on September 9th of 2013.  According to ‘The Ring’ policy, even if a champion fights at another weight and defends a different title, if he fails to schedule a fight at a weight class for 18 months, he will be stripped of that title.  Mayweathers last fight at junior middleweight was on September the 9th of 2013.  Which means he hasn’t fought in or defended his junior middleweight championship for for a little under 24 months.  Its a bit surprising that ‘The Ring’ title wasn’t stripeed a little bit sooner, but the right action was taken eventually by rule.

Since winning the Junior Middleweight title, Floyd Mayweather was only fought at welterweight. He fought and defeated Macros Maidana in May of 2014, and Saptemeber on 2014.  He then went on to defeat Manny Pacquiao (also at welterweight), in May of 2015, and he will now face Andre Breto in September, also at 147 pounds.  Junior Middleweight seems to be an afterthought for Money May anyway, so the move here is totally understandable and overdue.  Mayweather will definitely finish off his career as a welterweight, whether this really is his last fight or not.

Danny Garcia Vacates His 140 Pound ‘Ring’ Belt

Another ‘Ring’ title has been vacated as well.  Danny Garcia has officially moved up to Welterweight (147 pounds), so he himself has vacated his 140 pound title.  Garcia has not fought at 140 pounds in a while as well.  His last fight at the weight was against Mauricio Herrera in March of 2014, where he earned a highly controversial majority decision victory.  Sonce then, Garcia has fought at catch weights between Junior Wleterweight and Welterweight agains Rod Salka and Lamont Peterson.  With his official move up to Wleterweight, he vacates his 140 pound title, in another not surprising move, as he will not be returning to the Junior Wleterweight division.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE