Boxing

Fighting for the first time in 15 months, former welterweight world title holder Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) destroyed journeyman Saul Corral (25-10, 16 KOs) in the 4th round of a scheduled 10 round fight on Sunday night on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 at the Robobank Theater in Bakersfield, California.

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Garcia (37-0, 30 Kos) won a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision victory over a weight drained looking former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Garcia, 29, appeared to win every round. The judges scored the fight 116-112, 117-111 and 116-112. Boxing News 24 scored it 120-108 for Mikey. The only round in which Broner fought well enough to possibly win was round 10. Even in that round, Garcia landed the heavier shots and got the better of Broner.

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In a disappointing fight, unbeaten former IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KOs) destroyed an injured #1 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-5-2, 16 KOs) by a 4h round knockout in a WBC title eliminator on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was disappointing because Heiland appeared injured before the fight even started.

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Saul Canelo Alvarez will have his Ring Magazine middleweight title up for grabs in his fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in 2 months from now on September 16. Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will put up his IBF and WBA middleweight belts. Canelo doesn’t want any part in fighting for Golovkin’s WBC belt.

That belt will fall vacant should GGG lose to Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs. The winner of the Canelo-Triple G fight will be viewed as the best fighter in the 160 lb. division. Triple G’s WBC belt will become vacant if he loses to Canelo. It won’t go to Canelo, because he doesn’t want the belt.

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Zou Shiming’s experiment of promoting himself didn’t go to plan, as he was knocked out in the 11th round Friday by obscure Japanese underdog Sho Kimura at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China.

Zou, who had parlayed his Olympic gold medals from Beijing and London into professional success, was fighting for the first time without promoter Top Rank and trainer Freddie Roach. As the main eventer making his first defense of the WBO flyweight title, and promoter alongside his wife Ran Yingying, and Chinese news outlets reporting that Zou was rumored to not have a full-time trainer, Zou had a lot on his plate.

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• Mayweather’s hand problems make it difficult to KO McGregor

• It’s tough for Mayweather to knockout elite fighters

• Mayweather wants to knockout McGregor to entertain fans

• Fans expect a knockout

Mayweather promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe wants Floyd Mayweather Jr. to do a job on Conor McGregor by knocking him out on August 26. Ellerbe hopes that Mayweather can entertain the boxing fans that will be coming to see the fight and purchasing it on Showtime PPV.

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Top Rank stunned a lot of boxing fans earlier on Tuesday in making the winning bid for the purse bid for the IBF light heavyweight eliminator fight between unbeaten 2-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) and Germany’s Enrico Koelling. Top Rank will now be the promoters for the fight, according to Dan Rafael.

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I decided to write this quick write up as I’m reading BN24 comments regarding predictions for Mikey Garcia vs Adriene Broner. I’ll be honest, I’m a bit confused? Many fans are picking Broner to win, I get it, it sounds like some fans just want Broner to win and that’s okay. However I don’t understand the reasoning, It’s as if we don’t have the same understanding as to who Mikey Garcia is and what he is capable of.

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