The death of Queen Elizabeth has postponed the one of the biggest cards of the year, including the superfight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall, and the Jr. Lightweight unification fight between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner. The event has been rescheduled for October 15th at the O2 Arena in
In a night of competitive fights (in a sport plagued by A-side/B-side matchmaking), Joseph Adorno won a tough decision over Hugo Alberto Roldan to become the IBF Latino Jr. Welterweight champion in Saturdays ShoBox main event. All three judges scored it 95-94 for Adorno; ITRBoxing had it for Adorno 96-93.
Despite all of Anthony Joshua’s adjustments and improvements, Oleksandr Usyk found a way to get the job done by split decision. There were a lot of things that Joshua did better in this fight; he didn’t fall for as many feints, he was more reactive defensively, and generally sharper. His
Ryan Garcia and Arnold Barboza Jr. have different promoters and fight on different networks. They have almost completely different fighting styles. They have come about their success in boxing in different ways, Garcia receiving a lot of fanfare and gaining a massive social media following, and Barboza kind of going
Well, honestly, very little. Last night Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19 ko) stopped Javier Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 ko) in round six of a one sided fight. But for starters, I think the performance of Fortuna should be addressed. I have been watching Javier Fortuna for the better part of a decade.
Despite being dropped and hurt in round 9, Rey Vargas (36-0, 22 ko) became the new WBC featherweight champion with a split decision win over Mark Magsayo. Two judges had it 115-112 for Vargas, and one had it 114-113 for Magsayo (not reality). Magsayo came out fast early in round
Last January, Mark Magsayo stunned long time WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. in a majority decision. Magsayo came out fast in the early going, timing Russell with hard counterpunches and surprising him with his speed. Not too long in, it became obvious that Russell had hurt his right shoulder,
Joe Smith Jr. did all the right things to get this fight. He’s a world champion who beat multiple quality opponents, and he absolutely deserved to be on the stage he was on last night. But I had a feeling this was a bit of a mismatch. It was all
There is something about Canelo Avarez’s recent decision loss to Dmitry Bivol that has upped my interest in this fight. Just a few weeks ago, it seemed almost like a given that Canelo would move up to light heavyweight, beat Bivol and likely fight and beat the winner of this
In a surgical performance, Janibek Alimkhanuly knocked Danny Dignum out in round two to become the interim WBO middleweight champ (whatever that means). Janibek (12-0, 8 ko) is a bad boy, no doubt about it. But this was an obvious mismatch. Janibek was able to land combinations at will