01 Jul 2022

Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas: Pay Attention to This One

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,

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19 Jun 2022

Artur Beterbiev Dominates Joe Smith Jr. in 2nd Round TKO

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

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01 Jun 2022

Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr. is a hell of a fight

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

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21 May 2022

Janibek Alimkhanuly Dominates Danny Dignum in Second Round Knockout

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

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16 May 2022

What Should Zurdo Ramirez Do Next?

After a predictably dominant 4th round stoppage of Dominic Boesel Saturday night, what should be next for Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez?  I remember one of the first times I got to watch Zurdo Ramirez. It was against Maxim Vlasov back in 2015 on the undercard of the third fight between Brandon

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22 Apr 2022

Mercito Gesta Wins Hard Fought Unanimous Decision Over Joel Diaz Jr.

It didn’t come easy, but Mercito Gesta found a way to pull out a tough but clear unanimous decision win over an extremely determined Joel Diaz Jr.  The fight opened with Diaz rushing Gesta, only to be met by hard straight left and right hook counters from the southpaw. Gesta

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07 Apr 2022

Gennady Golovkin Has At Least One More Big Night In Him

If Gennady Golovkin loses to Ryota Murata on Saturday, this article is not going to age well. But I believe the great GGG is not done yet. Over the last few years, particularly after Golovkin’s decion win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, a narrative has built that he is old and no

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20 Mar 2022

Thoughts on Edgar Berlanga’s Win Over Steve Rolls From a New York Kid

Edgar Berlanga beat Steve Rolls by close unanimous decision and it really didn’t do it for me. I was there in person and basically the entire crowd was there to see Berlanga, but it seemed that even the incredibly pro-Berlanga crowd started to sour on this performance 4-5 rounds in,

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