Boxing

In a pleasant surprise on a bad night for boxing on HBO PPV, the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs)fight was announced last Saturday night following Canelo’s one-sided 12 round unanimous decision victory over weigh drained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (5-3-1, 32 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin, 5’10 ½”, stepped inside the ring moments after the lopsided scores were given by the judges for the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight.

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) defeated former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in an incredibly poor fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 120-108. Boxing News 24 scored it 120-108 in favor of Canelo. After the fight, middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin came into the ring, and they announced that he’ll be fighting Canelo in September.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr says Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s advantage in big fight experience will lead to him knocking out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the later rounds this Saturday night in their bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather suggests that because Canelo has been in the ring with himself, Miguel Cotto and Erislandy Lara, it means that he’ll beat Chavez Jr.

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More than a month after winning the world championship for 2nd time and ้has a long cerebration, our miracle boxing champion, Srisalet Nakornluang Promotion (aka, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai) returns to train at Nakornluang Boxing Gym in Nonthaburi, Thailand around a week ago. Because he knows WBC ordered a direct rematch with former 4 divisions world champion “Chocolatito” Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua due very close majority decision in his last fight that he recaptured the WBC Super Flyweight world champion at MSG in New York.

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Rarely in life does the point of execution surpass the moment of expectation. The prospect of something spectacular can so often become something so instantly forgettable. Hype, hyperbole and hubris are the common staples of the 21st century diet, so overused so overplayed that it becomes nigh on impossible to distinguish genuine importance from genuinely good marketing and so when Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring this past Saturday in front of 90000 supporters at a packed Wembley stadium, a crescendo of expectation and anticipation was weighing more heavily on his relatively inexperienced shoulders than any other fighter in British boxing history.

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British promoter Eddie Hearn says a rematch between his fighter IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is possible next depending on whether there’s interest in a second fight from the boxing public and whether Wladimir wants the rematch. The way that Wladimir, 41, has been talking lately, the rematch was a dead certainty, but Hearn has not seemed nearly as excited about a second fight between Joshua and Klitschko for some reason.

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IBF/WBA champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) on Sunday in telling him that he’s coming for him. Wilder wants to fight Joshua as soon as possible. Deontay was ringside for Joshua’s dismal performance last Saturday against Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) at Wembley stadium in London, England. Joshua was knocked down once in round 6 and hurt several times by the 41-year-old Wladimir.

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The future of heavyweight boxing appears to belong to Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).

The 27-year-old ascendant superstar answered plenty of tough questions from Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) in the biggest fight of his career on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium, earning a technical knockout victory in the 11th round to win the IBO, IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles. 

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CHAMPION BOXER Donnie “Ahas” Nietes returns to the ring this weekend looking to claim a third division title and join a prestigious group of Filipino fighters to have done so.

Mr. Nietes, 34, is to headline “Pinoy Pride 40: Domination” at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City tomorrow, taking on Thai Komgrich Nantapech for the vacant International Boxing Federation Flyweight Championship.

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The highly ranked and totally untested #2 WBO Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is thinking about the millions he’ll get if he can upset 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) to take his WBO welterweight title in a little over 2 months from now on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. A victory for the 29-year-old Horn would make him a big name in Australia, and that would obviously mean money for him over there.

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IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he won’t be giving any respect to former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko this Saturday night. The heavily favored Joshua says the respect will be out the window when he gets Wladimir inside the ring on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium, in London, England.

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Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says IBF champion Anthony Joshua is facing the 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko at the right time in his career with him coming off of a loss to Tyson Fury and a 2-year layoff from boxing. In Lewis’ opinion, the Ukrainian Wladimir has lost his legs and can’t move as well as he could earlier in his career. Lewis thinks that Wladimir will hang up his gloves after a loss to the 27-year-old Joshua.

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