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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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Also tomorrow night June 9th 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents the rematch of Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KO’s) VS Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KO’s).  Santa Cruz will defend his WBAsuper World Featherweight title.  The fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KO’s) will defend his WBC Junior Middleweight title against Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-4, 17 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown & predictions:

LEO SANTA CRUZ

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-Record:  34 – 1 – 1, 19 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Abner Mares  —  Win, MD (12), 8/29/15.  (Won vacant WBAsuper Featherweight title)
  • Carl Frampton #1  —  Loss, MD (12), 7/30/16.
  • Carl Frampton #2  —  Win, MD (12), 1/28/17.  (Won WBAsuper Featherweight title)

 

ABNER MARES

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-Record:  32 – 2 – 1, 15 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Featherweight

-Height:  5′ 5″

-Reach:  66″

-Notable Fights

  • Daniel Ponce de Leon  —  Win, TKO 9th round (12), 5/4/13.  (Won WBC Featherweight title)
  • Leo Santa Cruz  —  Loss, MD (12), 8/29/15.
  • Jesus Cuellar  —  Win, SD (12), 12/10/16.  (Won WBA Featherweight title)

 

PREDICTIONS:

Jermell Charlo  —  def  —  Austin Trout  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Leo Santa Cruz  —  def  —  Abner Mares  —  via  —  decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for lomachenko vs linaresLast night on ESPN Boxing we had a real treat, as Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KO’s) defeated Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KO’s) via 10th round TKO to become the WBAsuper & TheRing Lightweight Champion.  Lomachenko made history last night, becoming the fastest fighter ever to win a title in a third weight division.  It took Oscar De La Hoya 22 fights to do so, Mayweather did it in his 35th fight, and Manny Pacquiao in his 41st.  Lomachenko has set a new record that I seriously doubt will ever be broken.  With last nights victory, Loma might have just cemented himself as the number 1 pound for pound fighter in the world, as he defeated his biggest test to date.  Although I believe that Terence Crawford is the actual #1, Loma has definitely moved past him on at least some pound for pound lists.

The first round was a feeler just as expected, as both men seemed to really respect each others ring skills.  Linares had a great second round, as perhaps with the move up in weight, Lomachenko was being a bit more cautious.  Rounds 3 and 4 were also pretty close, but Lomachenko got more comfortable and started opening up bit.  Even though the hand speed of both fighters was very close, Loma’s reflexes defensively were a lot quicker then those of Linares.  Realizing this, Lomachenko got a bit careless, and then something happened that we were all shocked to see.  The overly confident Lomachenko walked right in to a perfectly timed straight right hand from Linares, and was dropped on his back side in the fifth round.  A stunning turn of events, as the arguable #1 fighter in the world was dropped for the first time in his career.  The knockdown did come close to the end of the round though.  Loma looked slightly jelly-legged when he got up, but recovered quickly and the fight moved on.

Linares, gaining confidence, looked great in the next 2 rounds, and he edged both out on my scorecard.  At that point, in the 8th, Lomachenko perhaps feeling a slight sense of urgency, turned on the jets, and went to that level of skilled boxing that only he can go to.  In the 9th round, it was more of the same, a pretty close round, but Loma started peppering Linares with little combinations as he often does.

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At the beginning of the 10th round, Linares was looking good, as he was still flashing great hand speed late in the fight, and actually connected on a few shots in the beginning of the round.  Towards the middle of the round, Loma would once again step in to that gear that only he can, and started knocking Linares’ head around with great combinations.  Linares put his hands high in a peek-a-boo guard, and thats when the damage really happened.  Linares, with his hands high, totally exposed his rib cage, and Lomachenko landed a devastating sweeping left right to the liver, which sent Linares down to the canvas writhing in pain.  Linares would get up at the count of 9, but the grimace on his face from the body shot told the referee that he was in too much pain from the punch, and the fight was stopped right there.  Lomachenko is now a 3 division world champion, and continues to be on top of the boxing world.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, May 12th 2018, Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KO’s) will defend his WBAsuper & TheRing Lightweight titles against Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO’s).  The fight will take place at Madison Square Graden in New York City NY, and will be live on ESPN at 8pm ET.  Lomachenko moves up in weight yet again to take on his toughest opponent to date in Linares.  Here is the breakdown & prediction:

JORGE LINARES

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-Record:  44 – 3 – 0, 27 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Javier Prieto  —  Win, KO 4th round (12), 12/30/14.  (Won vacant WBC Lightweight title)
  • Anthony Crolla  —  Win, UD (12), 9/24/16.  (Won WBA & vacant TheRing Lightweight titles)
  • Luke Campbell  —  Win, Split Decision (12), 9/23/17.

 

VASYL LOMACHENKO

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-Record:  44 – 3 – 0, 27 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Lightweight/Junior Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  65″

-Notable Fights

  • Gary Russel Jr  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 6/21/14.  (Won vacant WBO Featherweight title)
  • Rocky Martinez  —  Win, KO 5th round (12), 6/11/16.  (Won WBO Junior Lightweight title)
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux  —  Win, TKO 6th round (12), 12/9/17.

 

PREDICTION:

Vasyl Lomachenko  —  def  —  Jorge Linares  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday April 7th 2018, we will have a huge triple header of action brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions.  In the main event, Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KO’s) will go at it with Jarret “Swift” Hurd (21-0, 15 KO’s) in a title unification bout.  Lara will be defending his WBAsuper World Junior Middleweight title, and Jarrett Hurd will put up his IBF World Junior Middleweight title.  The fight will take place at The Joint in Las Vegas Nevada, and will be live on ShowTime Championship Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, we will get a rematch.  Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s) will defend his IBF Super Middleweight title against James DeGale (23-2, 14 KO’s), the man he won it from.  Also on the card, Julian Williams (24-1-1, 15 KO’s) and Nathaniel Gallimore (20-1-1, 17 KO’s) will go at it in a 10 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and prediction:

Erislandy Lara Tale of The Tape Jarrett Hurd
25 Wins 21
2 Lost 0
14 KOs 15
2 Draws 0
29 Total Fights 21
48% KO% 71%
5’9″ Height 6’1″
75″ Reach 76″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox
Cuba Nationality Accokeek, Maryland, USA
April 11th, 1983 Date of Birth August 31st, 1990

 

PREDICTIONS:

Julian Williams  —  def  —  Nathaniel Gilmore  —  via  —  Decision

James DeGale  —  def  —  Caleb Truax  —  via  —  Decision

Erislandy Lara  —  def  —  Jarrett Hurd  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Today, March 31st 2018 we have a huge Heavyweight matchup that will determine the future of the division.  Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KO’s) and Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KO’s) will go at it in a title unification fight.  Joshua will defend his IBF & WBAsuper World heavyweight titles, and Joseph Parker will defend his WBO World Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place in Principality Stadium in Cardiff Whales UK, and will be live on SKY Sports across the pond at 11 pm.  The fight will air live on ShowTime Boxing International at 5pm ET in the US.  In the co-feature, Alexander Povetkin (33-1, 23 KO’s) will take on David Price (22-3, 18 KO’s) in a 12 round Heavyweight bout to determine the mandatory contender for the winner of Joshua VS Parker.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ANTHONY JOSHUA

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-Record:  20 – 0 – 0, 20 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 6″

-Reach:  82″

-Notable Fights

  • Gillian Whyte  —  Win, KO 7th round (12), 12/12/15.
  • Charles Martin  —  Win, KO 2nd round (12), 4/9/16.  (Won IBF Heavyweight title)
  • Wladimir Klitsche  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 4/29/17.  (Won WBAsuper Heavyweight title)

 

JOSEPH PARKER

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-Record:  24 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  78″

-Notable Fights

  • Carlos Takam  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/21/16.
  • Andy Ruiz  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 12/10/16.  (Won vacant WBO Heavyweight title)
  • Hughie Fury  —  Win, Majority Decision (12), 9/23/17.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Alexander Povetkin  —  def  —  David Price  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Joseph Parker  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for caneloSaul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) has tested positive for a banned substance, exactly 2 months before his scheduled rematch with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s).  Golden Boy Promotions quickly released a statement saying that Alvarez has tested positive for Clenbuterol.  The statement read as such:  “As part of the voluntary testing program that Canelo Alvarez insisted on ahead of his May 5 fight, one of his results came back positive for trace levels of Clenbuterol, consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico.”  Golden Boy has apparently reached out to Glolovkin’s camp as well, informing them of the news.  Canelo has also stated that he will be moving his training camp from Mexico to the United States immediately.

Clenbuterol as originally developed as a bronchodilator for the treatment of asthma symptoms, but is known to increase heart rate, perspiration, and adrenalin.  Clenbuterol can be used in conjunction with anabolic steroids, as well as other performance enhancing drugs such as HGH, for reducing body fat while increasing growth of skeletal muscle.  The drug is highly coveted by bodybuilders, for this unique ability to burn fat while maintaining muscle mass.

Only trace amounts of the drug were found Canelo’s system, and Golden Boy claims its from the meat contamination in Mexico.  But, if Canelo was intentionally taking the drug, the damage has been done.  He has trimmed fat and gained muscle for sure, and could have been taking the drug up until only a week ago, as studies show that Clenbuterol will completely leave the system in 7 days.  So if trace amounts were found, there is no way of telling how long or how much Alvarez has taken, if he was knowingly taking it.  Perhaps Golden Boys statement is true, and it was from the meat contamination in Mexico, but never the less, this story will be closely monitored.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE