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Image result for crawford vs benavidezThis past Saturday night October 14 2018, Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) proved to everyone why he is the worlds top Pound For Pound fighter, as he defeated Jose Benavidez (27-1, 18 KO’s) to retain his WBO Welterweight title with a 12th round TKO victory.  The fight started off slow, as Crawford was struggling to find his range against the much bigger challenger.  Benavidez was seemingly un phased by any of Crawfords punches in the first few round.  He looked to be walking right through them, and throwing back his own punches.  The first 6 rounds of the fight were pretty hard to score, because even though Crawford was slightly out landing Benavidez, Benavidez was walking him down at will.

The 7th round was the turning point of the fight.  Crawford started going to the body more, and it finally started paying off.  Benavidez was clearly slower at this point, and the 7th round was target practice for Crawford.  He won the fight mentally in that round, and Benavidez had nothing left.  The next few rounds looked like Benavidez just ran out of ideas on how to fight Crawford, and Crawford took advantage, peppering him with combinations.  The 12th and final round was a wild one.  Crawford continued to land punches at will, and towards the end if the round, he nailed Benavidez with an uppercut that put him down.  Benavidez would get up, but Crawford pinned him against the ropes and landed a huge right hook followed by a devastating left hand.  The fight was stopped there, and Crawford retained his WBO Welterweight title.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night, October 13th 2018, top pound for pound fighter Terence “Bud” Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) will defend his WBO Welterweight title against one of boxings top prospects Jose Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha Nebraska, and will be live on Top Rank Boxing on ESPN at 10:30pm ET.  In the co-feature, Shakur Stevenson (8-0, 4 KO’s) will face off against Duarn Vue (14-1-2, 4 KO’s) in a 10 round welterweight bout.  Also on the card, Carlos Adames (14-0, 11 KO’s) and Joshua Conley (14-2-1, 9 KO’s) will go at it in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

TERENCE CRAWFORD

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-Record:  33 – 0 – 0, 24 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Viktor Postol  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 7/23/16.  (Won TheRing & WBC Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Julius Indongo  —  Win, KO 3rd round (12), 8/19/17.  (Won Undisputed Junior Welterweight title)
  • Jeff Horn  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 6/9/18.  (Won WBO Welterweight title)

 

JOSE BENADIVEZ

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-Record:  27 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  74″

-Notable Fights

  • Mauricio Herrera  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/13/14.
  • Jorge Paez Jr  —  Win, TKO 12th round (12), 5/15/15.
  • Frank Rojas  —  Win, KO 1st round (12), 6/9/18.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Carlos Adames  —  def  —  Joshua Conley  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Shakur Stevenson  —  def  —  Duarn Vue  —  via  —  KO 4th round

Terence Crawford  —  def  —  Jose Benavidez  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

Heavyweight  —  (No Limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Anthony Joshua (22-0-0, 21 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBO
  2. Deontay Wilder (40-0-0, 39 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Luis Ortiz (29-1-0, 25 KO’s)
  4. Gillian Whyte (24-1-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Joseph Parker (24-1-0, 18 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Oleksandr Usyk (15-0-0, 11 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO

  1. Mairis Briedes (24-1-0, 18 KO’s)
  2. Murat Gassiev (26-1-0, 19 KO’s)
  3. Denis Lebedev (31-2-0, 23 KO’s)
  4. Yunier Dorticos (22-1-0, 21 KO’s)
  5. Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1-0, 19 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Eleider Alvarez (24-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Dmitry Bivol  (14-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Badou Jack (23-1-3, 13 KO’s)
  5. Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. George Groves (28-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Gilberto Ramirez (38-0-0, 25 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Callum Smith (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. David Benavidez (20-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Jose Uzcategui (27-2-0, 23 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s)   RING, WBA, WBC

  1. Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s)
  2. Daniel Jacobs (34-2-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (26-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0-0, 10 KO’s)
  5. Jermall Charlo (27-0-0, 21 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Jarret Hurd (22-0-0, 15 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (31-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Erislandy Lara (25-3-2, 14 KO’s)
  4. Jaime Munguia (31-0-0, 26 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Brian Castano (15-0-0, 11 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Errol Spence Jr (24-0-0, 21 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Terence Crawford (33-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Regis Prograis (22-0-0, 19 KO’s)
  2. Josh Taylor (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  3. Jose Ramirez (23-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Keryl Relikh (22-2-0, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Viktor Postol (29-2-0, 12 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1-0, 9 KO’s)   RING, WBA

  1. Mikey Garcia (39-0-0, 30 KO’s)   IBF, WBC
  2. Jorge Linares (44-4-0, 27 KO’s)
  3. Robert Easter (21-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Jose Pedraza (25-1-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Richard Commy (27-2-0, 24 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Miguel Berchelt (34-1-0, 30 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Gervonta Davis (20-0-0, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Alberto Machado (20-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  4. Tevin Farmer (26-4-1, 5 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Francisco Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (29-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (26-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Oscar Valdez (24-0-0, 19 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Josh Warrington (27-0-0, 6 KO’s)   IBF

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Isaac Dogboe (20-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 11 KO’s)
  3. Rey Vargas (32-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Daniel Roman (25-2-1, 9 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Jesse Magdaleno (25-1-0, 18 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Zolani Tete (27-3-0, 21 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Naoya Inoue (16-0-0, 14 KO’s)
  3. Ryan Burnett (19-0-0, 9 KO’s)  WBA
  4. Emmanuel Rodriguez (18-0-0, 12 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Juan Carlos Payano (20-1-0, 9 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1, 41 KO’s)   RING, WBC

  1. Juan Francisco Estrada (37-3-0, 25 KO’s)
  2. Khalid Yafai (24-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-1, 20 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Kazuto Ioka (23-1-0, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Roman Gonzalez (47-2-0, 39 KO’s)

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Moruti Mthalane (36-2-0, 24 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Artem Dalakian (17-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Andrew Selby (10-0-0, 5 KO’s)
  4. Cristopher Rosales (28-3-0, 19 KO’s)   WBC
  5. Sho Kimura (17-1-2, 10 KO’s)   WBO

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Hekke Budler (32-3-0, 10 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA

  1. Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KO’s)
  2. Ken Shiro (13-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carlos Canizares (21-0-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Milan Melindo (37-3-0, 13 KO’s)
  5. Felix Alvarado (33-2-0, 29 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (51-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Hiroto Kyoguchi (10-0-0, 7 KO’s)
  4. Byron Rojas (24-3-3, 10 KO’s)
  5. Vic Saludar (18-3-0, 10 KO’s)   WBO

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Yesterday, September 22nd 2018, Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO’s) successfully defended his WBA/WBO/IBF World Heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KO’s).  Povetkin looked good early as he displayed his superior hand speed in round 1.  He landed a brutal combination finishing with a vicious left hook which seemed to break Joshuas nose.  Blood began to pour from it, and Joshua clearly looked bothered by the damage to his nose.  Povetkin continued the combinations in round 2, as AJ certainly looked frazzled and dumbfounded by Povetkin’s early success.

In the 3rd round, Joshua seemed to find his range, and was being much more effective as he boxed Povetkin from the outside.  The 4th was more of the same, as Joshua seemed to be gaining control of the fight.  Povetkin, at age 39, seemed to be losing steam in the 5th round, and the fight would not last much longer.  In the 7th round, AJ landed a huge right hand that badly stunned Povetkin, and a few punches later, he would go down.  Povetkin, on dream street, somehow got up from the knockdown, and was somehow allowed to continue, even though he had no legs under him, and was clearly almost out on his feet.  Joshua bombarded hime with punches, and Povetkin would go down again, this time for good.  Joshua remains the unified World Heavyweight champion, with a 7th round KO victory.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night, September 15th 2018 will mark the long awaited rematch between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) for the WBA/WBC and vacant TheRing Middleweight titles.  The fight will take place at the T-Mobil Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, and will air live on HBO Pay Per View at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KO’s) will take on Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, the hard hitting Jaime Mungia (30-0, 25 KO’s) will defend his WBO Junior Middleweight title against Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KO’s), and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO’s) will make his return as he takes on Moises Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KO’s) in a Super Flyweight 10 rounder.  Here is the breakdown & predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

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-Record:  38 – 0 – 1, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)
  • Daniel Jacobs  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/18/17.
  • Canelo Alvarez  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

CANELO ALVAREZ

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-Record:  49 – 1 – 2, 34 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 9″

-Reach:  70.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Floyd Mayweather  —  Loss, Majority Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • Miguel Cotto  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/21/15.  (Won TheRing & WBC Middleweight titles)
  • Gennady Golovkin  —  Draw, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  Moises Fuentes  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Jaime Mungia  —  def  —  Brandon Cook  —  via  —  KO 8th round

David Lemieux  —  def  —  Spike O’Sullivan  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Canelo Alvarez  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Last night on ShowTime Championship Boxing, we had a wild triple header of action.  The first fight of the evening was the most exciting heavyweight bout since Wilder VS Ortiz, and it was a wild one, as Adam Kownacki (18-0, 14 KO’s) defeated Charles Martin (25-2-1, 23 KO’s) via unanimous decision.  Kownacki came out throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Martin, as he is known to throw punches in bunches, which is rare for a heavyweight.  By the third round, Martin looked like he was out of gas, but would come back strong in the 7th and 8th rounds.  The final round was wild, as Martin was badly stunned by a left hook and looked like he was going down.  In the final minute, Martin landed a big shot of his own which stunned Kownacki, but it would not be enough.  Kownacki wins by unanimous decision.

The second fight of the evening was a completely one sided affair, as Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KO’s) defeated Cesar Barionuevo (34-4-2, 24 KO’s) in a clean sweep on the scorecards.  Ugas’ defense was impenetrable as Barionuevo looked completely lost in his US debut.  Ugas pretty much picked him apart for 12 rounds, en route to a unanimous decision victory.  He is now the mandatory contender for a welterweight world title, with the fight ending in scores of 119-109/120-108/120-108.

The main event was a barn burner, as Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) narrowly defeated Danny Garcia (34-2, 19 KO’s) to become the new WBC Welterweight champion.  Porter started the fight trying to box from the outside, which is not really his game, and as soon as Garcia landed a big shot in the second round, Porter became Porter.  Porter would smother Garcia with his annoying in your face style, not giving Garcia any room to punch, and took the middle rounds, which ultimately was the reason he would win the fight.  Garcia would come on strong in the end of the fight, landing clean shots on Porter as he was able to create some separation, and fight his fight.  Garcia was clearly the more effective and accurate puncher, but was badly outworked by Porter, which the judges ultimately favored.  Porter threw almost 280 more punches then Garcia, even though the landed punches were almost identical.

The final scores of the fight were 116-112/115-113/115-113 all in favor of Porter, simply because he was the busier man, and not at all the more effective puncher.  I scored the fight 114-114 which was the same as Steve Farhood’s unofficial score, and also the correct one.  Never the less, Shawn Porter takes home the gold, and sets up a potential bout with Errol Spence Jr to unify the WBC and IBF Welterweight titles.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night, Saturday September 8th 2018, Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KO’s) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) will make their long awaited ring returns as they battle for the vacant WBC World Welterweight title.  Brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, the fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KO’s) will take on Cesar Miguel Burrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  Also on the card, Charles Martin (25-1, 23 KO’s) and Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KO’s) will go at it in a 10 round Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  34 – 1 – 0, 20 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5

-Notable Fights

  • Eric Morales  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 10/20/12.  (Won WBC Junior Welterweight title)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 3/4/17.

 

SHAWN PORTER

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-Record:  28 – 2 – 1, 17 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  69

-Notable Fights

  • Devon Alexander  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/7/13.  (Won IBF Welterweight title)
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/25/16.
  • Andre Berto  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 4/22/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Adam Kownacki  —  def  —  Charles Martin  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Yordenis Ugas  —  def  —  Cesar Miguel Burrionuevo  —  via  —  Decision

Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Shawn Porter  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE