Boxing

Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) won a dull pedestrian 12 round unanimous decision over 33-year-old Robert “Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (25-2, 16 KOs) to snatch the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The judges’ scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 118-110. It was a clear win for the 29-year-old Whyte, but not a good one in terms of making a case for him beating or even challenging WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder next February. Boxing News 24 scored the fight for Whyte by a 119-109 score. In other words, Whyte won the fight by 11 rounds to 1 score.

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Former middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) sees himself as having far too many advantages for his unbeaten opponent Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs) when these to face each other in a little over 2 weeks from now on November 11 on HBO Boxing at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Arias, 27, looks like a pretty good fighter. He might surprise a lot of people on November 11 and pull off a major upset against Jacobs; although I tend to doubt that he’ll be able to beat a fighter like Jacobs. That’s a big ask for someone with so little experience against top level opposition at middleweight.

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Former 2-time light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (49-4, 35 KOs) totally outclassed a badly over-matched previously unbeaten middleweight contender Rob “Rio” Brant (22-1, 15 KOs) in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision on Friday night in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, in Germany.

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WBA World super flyweight champion Kal Yafai (22-0, 14 KOs) will be defending his title this Saturday night against his No.1 WBA mandatory challenger Sho Ishida (24-0, 13 KOs), and he’s hoping to get a fight against former 4 division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) after that.

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