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Last night was a big night for boxing.  The first Undisputed Champion in any division was crowned, when Terence “Bud” Crawford (32-0, 23 KO’s) defeated Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KO’s) via 3rd round knockout.  Crawford is not the first Undisputed Champion since Bernard Hopkins did it in 2004 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya.  Crawford won the WBA and IBF Junior Welterweight titles last night, and unified them with his own WBC and WBO Junior Welterweight titles.  Crawford also hold TheRing Magazine Light Welterweight title, which gives him all of the championships in the 140 pound division.  He simply stands alone as champion.

The first round of last nights fight was somewhat uneventful except for the huge left hand that Crawford landed, as both fighters were trying to feel each other out.  From the start you could see that Indongo was tight and very nervous.  This was by far his biggest fight to date.  Crawford did out land Indongo in the first, and the difference in speed and skill level was immediately apparent.  In the second, Indongo would get a bit looser and throw more, but Crawford would land counter after counter, and put him down in the second.  In the third round, Crawford dodged a looping wide left hand from Indongo, and came up the middle with an uppercut right to the gut which put Indongo down for good. It was a perfect body shot at the perfect time.  Indongo was defenseless while throwing the looping shot and paid the price.  He would not beat the 10 count, and it goes down as a KO victory to win the Undisputed Junior Welterweight championship.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night March 4th 2017, WBA Welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) and WBC Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 18 KO’s), will square off to unify those very titles.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, will air on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, and is brought to you by Premiere Boxing Champions.  In the co-feature, Erickson Lubin (17-0, 12 KO’s) will take on Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KO’s), in a 12 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Andrzej Fonfara VS Chad Dawson in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

KEITH THURMAN

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-Record:  27 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Diego Chavez  —  Win, KO 10th round (12), 7/27/13.  (Won WBA interim Welterweight title)
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.
  • Shawn Porter  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/25/16.

 

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  33 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Erik Morales  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/24/12.  (Won vacant WBC Junior Welterweight title)
  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 6/14/12.  (Won WBAsuper/TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.  (Won Lineal Junior Welterweight title)

 

Predictions:

Andrzej Fonfara  —  def  —  Chad Dawson  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Erickson Lubin  —  def  —  Jorge Cota  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Keith Thurman  —  def  —  Danny Garcia  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night April 23rd 2016, the “Big Drama Show” Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) will try for his 22nd consecutive knockout when he defends his WBAsuper, IBF, IBO, & WBC interim Middleweight titles, against mandatory contender Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KO’s).  In the co-feature, it will be “Little Drama Show” Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KO’s) defending his WBC and TheRing Flyweight titles against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s).  Also on the card, Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7 KO’s) will take on Amaris Quintana (9-2-2, 1 KO) in an 8 round Junior Flyweight bout, and Pedro Lopez #1 (13-0, 10 KO’s) will take on the other Pedro Lopez #2 (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) in an 8 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

-Record:  34 – 0 – 0, 31 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Matthew Macklin  —  Win, KO 3rd round (12), 6/29/13.
  • Marin Murray  —  Win, TKO 11th round (12), 2/21/15.
  • David Lemieux  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 10/17/15.  (Won IBF Middleweight title)

 

DOMINIC WADE

-Record:  18 – 0 – 0, 12 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Middleweight

-Height:  5′ 10″

-Reach:  74″

-Notable Fights

  • Marcus Upshaw  —  Win, TKO 2nd round (8), 4/19/14.
  • Sam Solimon  —  Win, Split Decision (10), 6/26/15.

 

Predictions:

Pedro Lopez (1)  —  def  —  Pedro Lopez (2)  —  via  —  KO 2nd round

Kenia Enriquez  —  def  —  Aramis Quintana  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Roman Gonzalez  —  def  —  McWilliams Arroyo  —  via  —  TKO 6th round

Gennady Golovkin  —  def  —  Dominic Wade  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE