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Image result for golovkin vs martirosyanIt wasn’t the win that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) was looking for nessisarily, but a win is a win none the less.  Golovkin, who was due to make a huge amount of dollars in his rematch against Canelo Alvarez, was somewhat cheated if you take a closer look.  GGG was supposed to fight in Vagas, but instead gets moved to the Stub Hub Center in Carson California.  Thats a loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight on HBO Pay Per View.  Instead he gets moved to regular HBO.  That’s another loss of money.  GGG was supposed to fight Canelo Alvarez.  Instead he gets Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KO’s).  Thats a tremendous loss of money.  Never the less, the champ walked in to the ring with his head held high, and did what he was supposed to do.

In the first round, Golovkin was careful with the very active Martirosyan.  Vanes even hit GGG a few times, and one time pretty well actually, snapping Golovkins head back.  Golovkin shook his head “yes” as to congratulate Martirosyan for the clean hit, and then it was straight to business.  In the second round, realizing that Martirosyan could not hurt him with one punch, Golovkin came out guns blazing.  Pumping out the jab, and landing it numerous times, Golovkin started to let the power go.  In the middle of the second round, he landed a huge right hand across the jaw of Vanes, and followed it up with an even bigger left hook that put Vanes down.  At first, looking like he was going tp beat the count, Martirosyan played back down at the count of 9, and just like that it was over.  GGG successfully defends his WBA/WBC middleweight titles, and remains undefeated.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tomorrow night, Saturday May 5th 2018, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s) will defend his WBAsuper & WBC World Middleweight titles against Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KO’s).  Golovkin was originally supposed to rematch with Canelo Alvarez, but due to the positive Clenbuterol test, Alvarez has been suspended form boxing for 6 months.  The fight will take place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson California, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 11pm ET.  In the co-feature, Cecilia Braekhus (32-0, 9 KO’s) will take on Kali Reis (13-6-1, 4 KO’s) in a 10 round Womans Welterweight bout.  Here is the breakdown & Predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

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-Record:  37 – 0 – 1, 33 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Martin Murray  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 2/21/15.
  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)
  • Canelo Alvarez  —  “Draw”, Split Decision (12), 9/16/17.

 

VANES MARTIROSYAN

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-Record:  36 – 3 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Erislandy Lara  —  Draw, Tech Decision 9th (12), 11/10/12.
  • Demetrius Andrade  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 10/9/13.
  • Jermell Charlo  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (10), 3/28/15.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Cecilia Braekhus  —  def  —  Kali Reis  —  via  —  Decision

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Vanes Martirosyan  —  via  —  KO 8th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Tomorrow night on Showtime Championship boxing, there will be 3 Junior Middleweight titles on the line in a championship triple header.  Jermell Charlo (27-0, 12 KO’s) will face John Jackson (20-2, 15 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Junior Middleweight title.  In the co-feature, Jermall Charlo (23-0, 18 KO’s) will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight title against Austin Trout (30-2, 17 KO’s).  In the main event, Erislandy Lara (22-2-2, 13 KO’s) will defend his WBA & IBO Junior Middleweight title against Vanes Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KO’s).  The fight will take place at 9 PM ET on ShowTime Championship Boxing and will be live from Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas Nedava.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ERISLANDY LARA

-Record:  22 – 2 – 2, 13 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 9″

-Reach:  75″

-Notable Fights

  • Vanes Martirosyan  —  Draw, Technical Draw 9th round (12), 11/10/12.
  • Austin Trout  —  Win, Unanimous decision (12), 12/7/13.
  • Saul Alvarez  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 7/12/14.

 

VANES MARTIROSYAN

-Record:  36 – 2 – 1, 21 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Middleweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Erislandy Lara  —  Draw, Technical Draw 9th round (12), 11/10/12.
  • Jermell Charlo  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/28/15.
  • Ishe Smith  —  Win, Majority Decision (10), 9/12/15.

 

Predictions:

Jermell Charlo  —  def  —  John Jackson  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Austin Trout  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

Erislandy Lara  —  def  —  Vanes Martirosyan  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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

Gary Russell Jr has arguably the fastest hands in the sport of boxing.  He has proven that time and time again, going the first 24 fights of his career without having a single loss on his resume.  Granted, the level of opposition was somewhat sub par, until he faced and defeated Miguel Tomayo.  That was Russell’s first test, and he passed with flying colors, knocking out Toamyo in the fourth round.  He hit a little hiccup in his next fight, as he took a huge leap in level of competition.  He faced perhaps the greatest amateur fighter of all time in Vasyl Lomachenko.  Lomachenko is a superior boxer, and handed Russell the first loss of his career via majority decision.  Sadly for Russell, that fight was for the vacant WBO featherweight championship.

Russell would bounce back, and go on to defeat his next opponent (Christopher Martin Pena), via unanimous decision.  The stars would then align for Gary one more time, and he would get another title opportunity.  This time it would be for the WBC Featherweight title, against the hard hitting Jhonny Gonzalez.  Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KO’s), shocked the world when he defeated Abner Mares with a first round KO, to take the WBC title for the second time in his career.  He would go on to beat Clive Atwell and Jorge Acre, both by TKO, and retain his championship.

Gary Russell Jr is not the biggest puncher in the world, but is one of the slickest.  From the opening bell, the difference in hand speed could have been seen by a blind man.  Jhonny Gonzalez had no answer for the quick and sharp jab, and the elusiveness of Russell.  The combinations were blazing fast, and Gonzalez just looked totally overmatched.  Russell blew away Gonzalez on the scorecards in the first 2 rounds of the fight, and just as Gozalez started to look a bit better in the third, BAM!!!  Down he goes on a perfectly timed right hook.  Russell would come out in the 4th super aggressive, and with Gonzalez not fully recovered, he would go down again in the beginning of the round.  Wobbly getting up, Tony Weeks would give him a chance to go on and Russell would come out of his corner, guns blazing.  He would send Gonzalez down once more, and Weeks seen enough.  He put a halt to the contest, and Gary Russell Jr becomes the new WBC Featherweight champion.

Jermell Charlo Defeats Vanes Martirosyan

Jermell Charlo is a pure boxer.  Vanes Martirosyan is a brawler.  Styles would clash in this fight, or would they?  This whole fight was a chess match, a boxing match.  Both fighters hesitant to take a big risk.  Martirosyan could have won this fight if he stayed busy throughout, and kept join to the body.  When he did those two things, he was winning rounds.  When he didn’t, Charlo would jab his way to a winning round.  On my (unofficial) scorecard, and Steve Farhood would agree, I had this fight an even draw with a score of 95-95.  The judges would ultimately disagree with Steve and I, and give a unanimous decision victory to Jermell Charlo.  Charlo Stays undefeated and improves to 26 – 0.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Brook VS Dan isn’t the only thing going on tomorrow night.  Showtime will also present a WBC World Tiltle bout.  Jhonny Gonzalez will defend his WBC Featherweight Championship against the slick boxing skills of Gary Russell Jr.  Classic case of boxer versus puncher.  Who will come out on top?

JHONNY GONZALEZ

-Record:  57 – 8 – 0 (48 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights:

  • Jackson Asiku – Win, TKO 6th round, 9/15/10.  (Won IBO Featherweight Tilte)
  • Hozumi Hasegawa – Win, TKO 4th round, 4/8/11.  (Won WBC Featherweight Title)
  • Abner Mares – Win, TKO 1st round, 8/24/13.  (Won WBC Featherweight Title)

Jhonny Gonzalez was the underdog against Abner Mares in their fight.  He shocked the world with first round knockout and took the WBC Featherweight title away from Mares.  This will be his third consecutive title defense and it will be a tough one.  He will be taking on a young and very talented boxer with great speed and technical ability.

GARY RUSSELL JR

-Record:  25 – 1- 0 (14 KO’s)

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 5″

-Reach:  61″

-Notable Fights

  • Miguel Tamayo – Win, KO 4th round, 1/30/14
  • Vasyl Lomachenko – Loss, MD 12 rounds, 6/21/14.  (For vacant WBO Featherweight Title)

Gary Russell Jr is a very slick fighter that understands the game extremely well.  He has great hand speed and his combinations are quite impressive for a fairly young fighter.  Russell is only 26 years old and this will be his second crack at a world title.  Whether or not he can get it done, still remains to be seen.  He is going to have to win this on the scorecards, which he is capable of doing, and h has to watch out for that knockout punch from Gonzalez.

CO-FEATURE

Jermell Charlo (25-0-0, 11 KO’s)     VS     Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KO’s)

UNDERCARD

J’Leon Love (18-1-0, 10 KO’s)     VS     Scott Sigmomd (24-6-1, 13 KO’s)

Jermall Charlo (20-0-0, 16 KO’s)     VS     Michael Finney (12-2-1, 10 KO’s)

Predictions:

  • Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Michael Finney  —  via  —  TKO 6th round
  • J’Leon Love  —  def  —  Scott Sigmond  —  via  —  TKO 7th round
  • Jermell Charlo  —  def  —  Vanes Martirosyan  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision
  • Gary Russel Jr  —  def  —  Jhonny Gonzalez  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE