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Wladimir Wladimirovich Klitschko is a boxer, noted for being the second longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time and has the second most successful title defenses total of any heavyweight boxer. This highly strategical boxer has won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics games, after winning the Super Heavyweight title. The actress has been open about her battle with postpartum depression after welcoming daughter Kaya with partner Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. The couple, who began dating in 2009 ... Wladimir Klitschko has been in relationships with Nazan Eckes (2011), Alena Gerber (2008 - 2009), Karolina Kurkova (2008), Yvonne Catterfeld (2007) and Diana Kovalchuk (2000 - 2002).. Wladimir Klitschko is rumoured to have hooked up with Jessica White (2011) and Lucy Liu (2008).. About. Wladimir Klitschko is a 44 year old Ukrainian Boxer. Born Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko on 25th March ... Hayden Panettiere’s ex-fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, doesn’t approve of her boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.. Watching Panettiere’s ... Later, she split up with Wladimir Klitschko as she started dating her Brian Hickerson. Wladimir Klitschko Career & Net Worth. As a boxer his salary was high and his net worth till 2015 is $30 Million USD. Likewise, his net worth in 2019 is $60 million. Wladimir Klitschko is not only the professional boxer but also a brilliant scholar. Since Hayden Panettiere split from her ex-boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko, last August, their 4-year-old child has been living with the dad in Ukraine. A rep for Panettiere says, though, that she ... Who is Wladimir Klitschko dating? Wladimir Klitschko is currently single, according to our records.. The Ukrainian Boxer was born in Semey, Kazakhstan on March 25, 1976. WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight Champion who became a dominant force in the heavyweight division in 2005. Hayden Panettiere dating aspiring actor Brian Hickerson following shock split from fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. By Dailymail.com Reporter. Published: 20:03 EDT, 6 August 2018 Updated: 05:18 EDT ... On 25-3-1976 Wladimir Klitschko (nickname: Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko, Dr. Steelhammer) was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. He made his 30 million dollar fortune with IBF, WBO, IBO. The boxer is engaged to Hayden Panettiere, his starsign is Aries and he is now 44 years of age. Hayden Panettiere met then-33-year-old Ukrainian boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko at a mutual friend's book launch when she was just 19 years old, according to E! News.It was their staggering ...
2020.08.08 04:36 prabs1998Hayden Panettiere
Who is Hayden Panettiere? Hayden Panettiere is an American actress, model, and singer. She is famous for her role in the series, Heroes, as Claire Bennet from 2006 to 2010. Also, she gained international fame from her role in Nashville, as Juliette Barnes from 2012 to 2018. She first appeared in a commercial at the age of 11 months. She appeared in over 50 commercials. Besides, active in the industry since 1994 as her professional career in the screen, she has appeared in numerous films and TV series. Her some of the notable TV shows includes One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Kingdom Hearts. Likewise, she had her appreciable works in the films like, Remember the Titans, Raising Helen, Racing Stripes, Ice Princess, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy, Scream 4, and Custody. When and To Whom She Was Born? Hayden was born on August 21, 1989, as the name Hayden Lesley Panettiere, in Palisades, New York, US. She was born to her father Alan Lee “Skip” Panettiere who is a fire captain, and her mother Lesley R. Vogel who is a former soap opera actress. Following her mother's footstep, she came into the industry. Besides, she grew up along with her younger brother, Jansen Panettiere. The 30 years old actress has the star sign of Leo. https://preview.redd.it/dda3f02vxof51.jpg?width=700&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e8c30a52f8600114b1def0b0e357b2e06fea9595 Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion Hayden holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, she belongs to White. She follows the religion, Christianity. Height and Weight Standing at the height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m), and weighing around 53 kg, the actress has been able to maintain her body fit and healthy. Likewise, along with the body measurements of 34-27-34 inches, she has her body in perfect shape. Hayden is pretty with her beautiful pair of green eyes and blonde hair. Relationships Hayden Panettiere started dating her costar from Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia in 2007. However, after two years, they broke up. Then, she was in a relationship with a former heavyweight world champion boxer, Wladimir Klitschko. Having on and off a relationship, they engaged in 2013. Moreover, the couple also has a daughter together, Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. However, in 2018, they split. Net Worth Along with gaining name and fame, Hayden Panettiere has been able to make a handsome amount of money. She has an estimated net worth of about $15 million, as of 2020.
2020.02.17 06:06 TheMACSPicksTyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 - A NEW AGED RIVALRY HAS BEEN BORN - The Gypsy King vs The Bronze Bomber!
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 Wilder vs Fury 2 Predictions fromRedAlertWagers.comContributor -Lester "6 Clips" Cullen A NEW AGED RIVALRY HAS BEEN BORN - Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 The Date is set for Fury vs Wilder 2 - Saturday, Feb. 22 - A clash/rematch between 2 of boxing's heavyweight super stars - The Gypsy King vs The Bronze Bomber! One is a classic boxer and the other is a avant garde killer - Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the stars of the heavyweight division. Their much-anticipated rematch takes place Saturday, Feb. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. What are the odds on the wilder Fury fight? Well they are pretty much even, the money is coming in on both ends making the odds -100 to -120, nothing crazy because this is anyone's fight! The sequel to a controversial draw in November 2018, Wilder dropped the Gypsy 2 times in the first meeting, 1 more than what's usually need by the Bronze Bombing monster, but Fury used his experience and gypsy magic to get the majority of the other rounds. Tyson Fury rose from the dead in round 12 + some say he may even had slipped the ref some gypsy dust to get a extra long count, needless to stay the fight was a draw and stunning the world while making the bookies major profits! Fury is a true heavyweight in every sense of the word. 6'9 and boxes in an orthodox stance, weaving and jabbing like a champ, Wilder on the other hand is a different type of heavyweight. Wilder at 6'7, punches to kill, you can almost call him a bigger stronger Julian Jackson), he has the power of a George Foreman in his gloves almost like he has George Foreman in his gloves, literally! The guy is not the typical boxer, not the Mexican Style Charger, or the Chess Player, Deontay Wilder has leverage and power that is freakishly in tune with each other! These guys are more likely coming in heavy rather for this one, they have voids to fill and packing on mass is one of them. Wilder may be doing himself a injustice if he starts messing with his daily diet of Crowns Fried Chicken & Craw fish, and Tyson has been known to be a slob in the past, I do not see them trimming any weight anytime soon- They call himThe Mancunian Fury at theVegas Buffets!
Fury - “I haven’t really put weight on on purpose. I’ve just been eating plenty of food. It’s natural weight." "I'm going to go out there, give him a boxing lesson and I'm going to knock him out,"
The Bronze Bomber Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas revealed he wants the Bronze Bomber to stay away from the fried shrimp and seafood platters from Alabama Jay's Fried Fish but Wilder hasn't made any promises, he is too busy telling people that he could take out Iron Mike Tyson in 86, delusional but probably correct!
Wilder - "Me vs Tyson in '86, I'd kick the hell outta that guy," - "Listen, I've got to keep it real. I know people always go back to the old school or look at the new school and there's no school where I'm not No 1 on Earth."
How Tyson Fury Can Win -
Tyson Fury has brought in Sugar Hill as his trainer to supposedly work on his punching power and strength. Sugar Hill has trained an incredible 41 world champions and has worked with boxing legends like Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko. The bottom line he is a legend who could just be collecting a check from the Gypsy KingMillionaire, or he could be showing him the path to victory. Who knows what kind of Gypsy Dance is going on over at Sugar Hill- Tyson Fury is the 2020 Mike Tyson but white and British! For the Gypsy King, 20 out of his 29 wins have come by the way of knockout, his best chance of winning this fight is to outlast Wilder’s power punches and and win a undeniable decision by out boxing the WBC champ especially seeing as Robert Tapper, for whatever reason, has not been ringside since he scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, Robert Tapper is designated“inactive”in official records - Shady Shenanigans in boxing is as common as mashed potatoes with gravy? Lester "6 Clips" Cullen's official Prediction is -Tyson Fury -100 Under 10.5 Rounds @ +120 Get Wilder Fury 2 odds atXBET.COM- USE PROMO CODE"6CLIPS"FOR A $300 SIGN UP BONUS! Fury vs Wilder 2 This Red Report is courtesy ofRedAlertWagers.com SS LLC- Get More Free Picks atRedAlertWagers.com+ Follow The MAC on Patreon for hisDaily Sports Betting Newsletterthat covers last night's results, daily betting tips, and exclusive predictions!
Lets get back to tracking some greatness ladies and gentleman. Last night Deontay Wilder stopped Luis Ortiz for the second time to bring his record to an insane 42-0-1 (41 KO). That sure is a pretty record but is it great? The real question is, is it even good? Lets take a look. So here is how I am breaking down what makes a win okay, good, very good, or great: okay: a fighter that has at least one notable win good: must have at least 1 okay win very good: must be a formecurrent world champion with at least 2 good wins great: must be a formecurrent world champion with at least 5 very good wins OR 3 good wins and 2 very good wins Fights 1-27 (Prospect level 27-0) A big knock on Wilder is that he fought nobodies for a very long time. Yes, Wilder won an Olympic Bronze Medal but he only started boxing at 19-years-old. He turned pro at 23-years-old. That is only four years of boxing. That is not a lot of boxing. Moving him slowly through his first 27 fights has proven to be the right call. It's not like he fought nobody in his first 27 fights. There are your typical journeyman guys in there. Nobody really worth noting beside maybe Owen Beck who once upon a time fought for the WBA world title.. Best Win Owen Beck is probably the best win here. He had lost 8 straight before Wilder and would lost his last 2 after him but he at least was almost good at one point. He also had a world title loss. It was a sham but hey at least he made it there. Fights 28-32 (Contender Status 5-0) His stay as a contender was much shorter. He went over to the UK and stopped Audley Harrison in one round and then took on former world champion Siarhei Liakhovich. He starched him in one round as well. He then beat journeyman Nicolai Firtha in four fun rounds before stopping Malik Scott in one round. His last fight before his title shot was against Jason Gavern. He stopped him in four. Best Win Liakhovich was past his best and was 2-4 in his last six but he was a world champion. His win over Lamon Brewster was the best win out of this unmemorable bunch. Liakhovich is 2-1 since the Wilder fight but has been inactive. He fought two times in 2014 and didn't return until a 2017 win. He didn't fight in 2018 and is scheduled to be back in December of 2019. His best days were short and are long gone though. Fights 33-43 (Championship level 10-0-1) Wilder finally faced someone who came to win when he faced Haitian WBC World Champion Bermane Stiverne. This would be a dominating win for Wilder but the first, and to date, only time that he has gone the full 12 rounds in a win. He won on scores of 120-107, 119-108, and 118-109. Stiverne had notable wins over Chris Arreola. He beat him via unanimous decision and stoppage. Outside of that he was pretty much untested. The first defense for Wilder came against tough Mexican veteran Eric Molina. The fight was a ninth round knockout win for Wilder. He dropped Molina in round four and twice in round five. Molina really didn't deserve the shot. His best win was Tony Grano two years prior to the Wilder fight. His only step up prior to Wilder was KO-1 loss to Arreola. He hasn't really done anything since besides stop an old Tomasz Adamek. Defense number two wasn't much better. This time it took Wilder 11 rounds to take out Johann Duhaupas. The only real notable win for him was a majority decision over Manuel Charr in his fight prior to Wilder. His biggest win since Wilder is a stoppage over busted prospect Robert Helenius. He took a step up against Artur Szpilka. Not a big one but a step up nonetheless. He stopped him in nine rounds. Szpilka has a bunch of okay wins. He had wins over Brian Minto, Mike Mollo, and a younger Tomasz Adamek. Nothing really good but better than what Molina and Duhaupas had. His loss was to Bryant Jennings. He is 3-2 since Wilder but has lost all his big fights. He went back to the tough Mexican veteran well with his eight round win over Arreola. This was maybe better than the Szpilka fight but Arreola was old and hadn't officially won a fight in over a year. That win was a closer than expected decision over Curtis Harper. Arreola was way past his best. His resume is pretty thin if you look at it. His most notable wins are Chazz Witherspoon, Travis Walker, Jameel McCline, Brian Minto, Eric Molina, and Seth Mitchell. Not that good. He is 2-1 since Wilder with the loss coming to Adam Kownacki. Wilder then stopped former football player Gerald Washington in five rounds. Washington had decent wins over older veterans Eddie Chambers and Ray Austin. He has a draw with Amir Mansour as well. Wilder then rematched Stiverne and stopped him emphatically in the first round. His first fight with Ortiz was next. Ortiz was avoided by the other heavyweights so he lacked a real marquee win. His best win was his stoppage of Bryant Jennings. He also had wins over Tony Thompson and Malik Scott. After Wilder he scored an okay win over Christian Hammer. Wilder then stepped up to face former WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO world champion Tyson Fury. This was his toughest test to date. Fury held wins over Dereck Chisora (2x), Kevin Johnson, Steven Cunningham, Christian Hammer, and Wladimir Klitschko. We all know the story. Fury was two fights back into his comeback after gaining a ton of weight and was taking his first real challenge. To most observers, myself included, it appeared that Fury had won the fight. It was not to be and a draw was the official verdict. This very easily could of been the first loss for Wilder. Fury hasn't fought anyone of real note since. Wilder then stopped overmatched Dominic Breazeale in one round and stopped Ortiz again, this time in 7 rounds. Best Win This is where you see how thin his resume is. His best win is probably the first Stiverne win. Stiverne was coming off of two wins over a close to his prime Chris Arreola. Those aren't exactly great wins but they are better than what the rest of these guys have. The Ortiz win over Jennings may be the best win of the bunch so maybe Ortiz is the best win? It really is a toss up. Maybe that Ortiz win plus his better skill set make him the better win? I don't know. It's pretty close to be honest. I normally disregard interim titles but in this case I am going to count it. Ortiz is clearly avoided. It is also clear that he will step up if given the chance. So I am going to count this as his best win even though he has never held a full world title. Okay (5): Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola, Dominic Breazeale Good (3): Bermane Stiverne, Luis Ortiz (2x) Very Good (0): N/A Great (0): N/A His resume is nowhere near great but his path there is very clear. Rematch Fury and win. Then take on whoever has all the other belts. It is weird because his resume is really thin. I mean like really thin but his path to being considered a great is right there for the taking and it seems like he wants to take it.
2019.10.08 20:29 SentientDustAn important detail WWE are ignoring about Tyson Fury that will absolutely bring interest into his angle
As WWE like to repeat again and again Tyson Fury is the undefeated lineal boxing world champion. And he is (his retirement in 2016 and the subsequent vacating of that title notwithstanding), and it is very impressive. However I feel that WWE are ignoring his much bigger achievement: Tyson Fury is the lineal Brawl for All champion. That's right, after Bart Gunn was viciously knocked out by on Butterbean at Wrestlemania XV, the title has changed hands many times until making its way to the Gypsy King
Twice before (L'Heureux, Brock) fighters tasted defeat for the first time when losing the coveted Brawl for All lineal title, and 70% for the matches ended before going to the judges. Is this the fate that awaits the Furious One? Tune in to Crown Jewel emanating from Parts Unknown to find out! EDIT: A bit late but I added some links to the tastier KOs on the list.
2019.09.16 10:37 BelieveinyourflynessLadies, what physical features do you find attractive on men and in your opinion who are the hottest male celebrities?
I'm honestly baffled as to what women find physically attractive. I tried asking my females peers (late teens early 20s) for advice on what they find attractive but the answers they give seldom make sense. The way I see it, the features that should make a man attractive are bright eyes, well balanced facial features, straight hair and a well toned body. To me Kevin Mayer (WR holder in the decathlon) fits this description perfectly, yet many of the women I've spoken to seem to think he's meh. In my opinion young Dolph Ludgren, circa Rocky IV is the most aesthetic man ever, more so than Brad Pitt. Yet many women I speak to seem to think he's meh as well. I've heard women call Anthony Joshua, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cena and Wladimir Klitschko ugly when logically speaking these guys should be on top of the attractiveness scale. In my opinion out of modern celebrities, Jon Hamm is the most handsome, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most aesthetic in terms of body and in terms of confidence, I find Lewis Hamilton to be really appealing. However, what women seem to find attractive is a completely different story and it often makes zero logical sense. I had a browse through the ladyboners sub and there were posts of Adam Driver. Like how? The dude is legit ugly, zero facial harmony. Consensus also seems to be that Channing Tatum is hot. That dude is not remotely aesthetic. Big ears, goofy face and body is always either chubby or skinny with abs. He looks like John Cena's goofy younger brother. Girls also like Ansel Elgort. I don't know how, he's normal looking but nothing really attractive about him and really skinny. Girls my age drool over hip hop artists. One girl posted a pic of Drake the other day with the caption that she wishes she could find a guy who looks like that. Drake is a decent looking guy but there's nothing particularly attractive about him. Chris Brown is considered attractive, but how? Weak jawline, frizzy hair, scrawny physique and his head looks too small for his body. I've seen women post picture quotes in their statuses about wanting to marry Tyga. Tyga? Are you kidding me? I've also seen girls say they like strong physiques attractive yet go for a 6ft guy who looks like a broomstick. A girl I know posted a pic of v-lines wih the caption "Every girl's weakness" and then went on to date a fat guy. I know there's the argument that fame and money make a man attractive but I disagree with that argument because like I said, girls I've spoken to have called the likes of John Cena and Arnold Schwarzenegger unattractive. Also, if money is attractive why don't you see women going crazy over billionaires and world leaders the way they do hip hop artists? It's really frustrating. I want to know what women are physically attracted to so that I have some idea of what to work towards but the messages I get are so contradictory and illogical.
At the time of the negotiations for this fight in 2006, Antonio Margarito was seen as an animal at 147. He had started a win streak in 1996 that involved him bulldozing through the likes of Sergio Martinez, Frankie Randall, Kermit Cintron and Joshua Clottey. At the time, Mayweather was 36-0 after beating Zab Judah and looking for his next challenge. The question of fighting the massive Margarito was floated, with Mayweather offered $8m by his promoter Bob Arum to fight stablemate Margarito. Giving up a near 5 inch height disadvantage and a fight night weight discrepancy against the relentless Margarito was something the future face of boxing apparently didn't fancy. Mayweather attempted to buy out his contract to sign with Dan Goossen (Arum refused), and Margarito fought similarly to Jose Luis Castillo, a fighter who had given Floyd his closest run-in in his career. After turning down a career high payday, Mayweather fought and beat Carlos Baldomir, before Margarito fought and lost to Paul Williams. The fight was completely dead after Margarito was eventually caught a couple of years later using illegal handwraps that formed a plaster cast when wet. With no known date that Margarito started using the loaded gloves, it was probably the only one on this list that was justified rightly for not happening. Reason(s) fight never happened - Floyd (quite rightly) refusing the fight for whatever reasons
9. Joe Calzaghe vs Carl Froch
A year's difference, and this fight would probably have happened. These two all time great 168 fighters both left their permanent stamps in the super middleweight division, but just never had the right timing. Calzaghe had held his title at 168 for a decade, before moving up to light heavyweight to fight Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr at the end of his career for two last paydays. Calazghe had wiped out the best names in his division in style, with arguably a career best win coming over unbeaten Dane Mikkel Kessler in 2007. Froch had beaten Robin Reid, who was arguably Calazghe's hardest foe, before winning his first world title a year later, after Calzaghe had moved up. Froch repeatedly attempted to goad Calzaghe to drop back down and face off as undefeated fighters to determine who was the best at 168, but Calzaghe relented and chose to pursue his American dream. A shame, because Calzaghe left still at the peak of his powers, whereas a young Carl Froch had an insane engine and durability. It was a potential fight that was a massive loss to British domestic boxing and world boxing in general. Reason(s) fight never happened - Timing
8. Miguel Cotto / Ricky Hatton / Juan Manuel Marquez
It was a testament to the supreme talent pool at the time that the 140/147 divisions had that these three legendary warriors never faced off. At the time, Hatton was fighting pound for pound greats Mayweather and Pacquiao in America and didn't view Cotto as a big enough payday after his wins over Kostya Tszyu and Jose Luis Castillo. Cotto was yet to have a star name on his resume as his biggest win by 2005 was either Lovemore N'Dou, Randall Bailey or Ricardo Torres. Juan Manuel Marquez was a featherweight back in 2005, and hadn't fought at welterweight until 2009. Until a derailing loss to Antonio Margarito, Cotto and Marquez just never got into any concrete negotiations, and the two sadly went separate paths, fighting pretty much all the same names without each other. Another fantastic Mexico-Puerto Rico fight was missed out on, and an inside fighters dream match up with Hatton against either had gone. Reason(s) fight never happened - Hatton's star power commanded bigger fights, Marquez was too low in weight for a period of time and Cotto's loss to Margarito before eventual move to 154 got in the way.
7. George Foreman vs Earnie Shavers
Both of these men are usually in the top 2 in some order when it comes to "hardest puncher ever". Foreman and Shavers possessed the kind of raw, ferocious and frightening power that you only see once in a generation. There have been a few since (Tua, Tyson, Wilder to give examples), but in the 40 plus years since these men were in their primes, nobody has really come close to matching the unbelievable, painful fury of two of the premiere division's fabled fighters. Foreman split his career in two parts. The first 47 fights ran him from his debut as an Olympic champion in 1969, to a decision loss at 45-2 in 1977. Out of those 45 wins, only 3 men ever reached the final bell (one was knocked out in a rematch) - with names in there such as (unbeaten) Joe Frazier (twice), Ken Norton and Ron Lyle. Such was Foreman's power in his youth that some people feared for his opponents lives when they stepped through the ropes to fight him. After 10 years out of the ring, Foreman began a comeback, knocking out 23 of his next 24 opponents out, all wins before losing to Evander Holyfield.Two months shy of his 46th birthday, Foreman knocked out unbeaten heavyweight champion Michael Moorer in his final career KO. Ending a career with a staggering 68 KOs from 76 wins, Foreman's power is legendary, but his boxing ability was often overlooked. "Only God hits harder" Opposite this was Earnie Shavers. Shavers never quite reached the heavyweight heights of Foreman, Frazier, Holmes or Ali, but he shared the ring with most of the top names throughout the 70s, knocking out Jimmy Young and Jimmy Ellis, before he fought Ali and Holmes. Shavers' punch on Holmes is considered one of the hardest shots ever landed, and somehow, Holmes managed to get back to his feet, visibly shaken and stunned. Shavers was a man that Joe Frazier flat out refused to fight - Frazier himself told Shavers this, and Foreman expressed little desire getting into a fight with the division's bogeyman at the time. Also backing this up was Ron Lyle, Tex Cobb and Ken Norton. Someone once said that being hit by Shavers felt like your whole body would vibrate violently. Maybe as the story goes, this fight never happened because Foreman indeed wanted no part of Shavers, especially at a time when he had been in a war against Ron Lyle himself. Shavers ended his career with a record of 74 wins, with 68 coming by KO. A combined 150 wins, with 136 of those coming inside the distance, this fight would have been a sight to behold, and surely a fight that never would have reached the final bell. Reason(s) fight never happened - Foreman refused, politics, Shavers' ranking.
6. Roy Jones Jr vs Dariusz Michalczewski
The two best Light Heavyweights in the world by a mile at the time, who for years circled each other never squared off inside the ring. Both Roy Jones Jr and Dariusz Michalczewski both were above and beyond the best light heavyweights in the world, but after several failed negotiations, the fighters both went separate ways, fighting past their best and losing fights they didn't need to. The reasons this superfight never took place was simple - location. Roy Jones Jr refused adamantly for years that he would not fight outside of the USA after being robbed at the Seoul Olympics. Similarly, Michalczewski refused to move outside of Germany - a country notorious for favouring the home fighters. Murad Muhammad and Peter Kohl both tried several times to engineer a deal, but nothing concrete ever materialised as HBO wanted to build a brand which would require Michalczewski fighting on US soil more than once, and Peter Kohl refused to even sit down and discuss a figure, with both parties refusing to budge on location. A massive shame, and a massive "what if". Most think Jones would have wiped the floor with Michalczewski, but there are still plenty that think the Polish born German could have dethroned the pound for pound king at the time. Reason(s) fight never happened - Location, purse disagreements & network politics
5. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Aaron Pryor
In 1980, Aaron Pryor was touted as the next American star and fight negotiations began for a fight between then superstar Ray Leonard and a peak Aaron Pryor. Pryor rejected a $500,000 offer, explaining that he valued himself more. He then rejected a $750,000 offer, before signing a $1m purse to fight Saoul Mamby, before the fight fell through as the manager was jailed for fraud. Pryor then turned down a $750,000 offer to fight Roberto Duran as he had been advised to not sign anything until complications regarding management had been resolved. For the next two years, Pryor remained unbeaten and relentless in the ring, and in his pursuit to land a mega fight with Leonard. In 1982, Pryor signed up to fight for the undisputed Welterweight title for $750,000. Pryor was driving from his home to drum up some media hype for the upcoming fight with Leonard, but had to pull over to the side of the road after he heard on the radio that Leonard had detached his retina in his fight and had to retire. When Leonard came back from retirement in 1984, he returned at Middleweight, and a fight with Pryor was sadly long gone. With Leonard's blistering speed and Pryor's relentless style, it could have been an early version of Chavez vs Taylor with speed vs power. Unfortunately, we'll never know. Reason(s) fight never happened - Money, injuries.
4. James Toney vs Nigel Benn / Chris Eubank
Early 1990s middleweight / super middleweight scene was on fire. Mike McCallum, Michael Nunn, Doug DeWitt, Julian Jackson, Gerald McClellan, Roy Jones, James Toney, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn just to name a few. In 1993, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn signed to fight a rematch in October that year. Both were linked with fights to American giants James Toney and Roy Jones in mouthwatering matchups. With both Benn and Eubank set to sign with Don King after their rematch (both the winner and loser was contracted to King) it looked for all the world like the UK and US would clash in the 160/168 divisions as the fighters squabbled in live TV interviews drumming up fight hype. In October, Benn and Eubank fought to a vicious, pulsating draw at Old Trafford. The catch? Don King never put a clause in the contract for what would happen to the fighters in the event of a draw, meaning neither were contractually obligated to sign with King, and both went their separate ways. Sadly, we never got to see Eubank or Benn fight the US superstars. Reason(s) fight never happened - Don King's oversight on a contract clause
3. Oscar de la Hoya vs Kostya Tszyu
In 2004, Eric Gomez told various gathered media that there was a very good chance that 140lb king Kostya Tszyu and boxing's money draw Oscar de la Hoya were going to finally face off after years of speculation. After beating Jesse James Leija, Tszyu was still the undisputed 140lb champion, as de la Hoya contemplated weight classes after a second loss to Shane Mosley. Various weights were discussed, and purses were even agreed, with de la Hoya earning his customary $25m, with Tszyu set to earn double his highest payday at $10m. However, in the later stage of Tszyu's career, blighted by injuries and a refusal to move from 140lbs, the fight unfortunately never materialised. With both fighters long retired and both having hall of fame careers in their respective paths, neither really needed each other, but it was a fight that had prospective fans salivating. At the peak of their powers, both fighters had a legitimate claim to win, with a fight being discussed as early as 1996. Sadly, it's another case of 'we'll just never know'. Reason(s) fight never happened - Injuries, weight class disputes
2. Erik Morales vs Juan Manuel Marquez
This one is my biggest loss as a fan - a dream fight would have been the two legendary Mexicans facing off, but sadly, it just never came to fruition - the window of opportunity was so small as Marquez in the early to mid 00's wasn't as big of a name, and Morales was deep into his bad blooded rivalry with fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. The two fighters are absolute a guaranteed lock for hall of fame, and are both in the conversation for the best Mexican fighters of all time. In 2010, with Morales defying time was still fighting at a high level, whereas Marquez was at his peak in terms of technical ability. There were talks of a fight that were to be signed in 2010, but this was a Morales far from his prime. It never occurred - probably for the best as the question would have been "what if this was in 2004?". Reason(s) fight never happened - Both never really crossed paths at the right time in their careers
1. Lennox Lewis vs Riddick Bowe
In the 1988 Summer Olympics, Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe squared off in the gold medal bout, with Lewis emerging the victor for Canada after TKOing Bowe in the second round. A stoppage Bowe always contested as premature, the two fighters had bad blood and continued to show disdain for each other at any opportunity, with the two 50 something fighters still jawing at each other whenever they meet to this day. In the early to mid 90's, both Bowe and Lewis were at the top of the pile in the heavyweight division, with a potential fight and amateur rematch on the cards. Between them, both wiped out pretty much every name in the division and both were on a collision course. In 1992, Bowe was the undisputed champion after beating Evander Holyfield, where Lennox Lewis was the WBC #1 contender after knocking out Donovan Ruddock on the undercard, The four fighters had a prior arrangement of a mini tournament to determine the top heavyweight. After the fight, Rock Newman decided that HBO split the purses 90-10 in Bowe's favour, which Lewis and his team called absurd. In one of the most infamous moments in boxing history, Riddick Bowe then held a press conference and threw the WBC title in the bin in front of the world's media, thereby relinquishing his title. Soon after, the WBC installed Lewis as their champion, and the two continued their spat throughout the remainder of their careers, with Lewis offering to fight and beat up Bowe for free. Reason(s) fight never happened - Bowe ducked Lewis.
A hypothetical match up that if not for blood, would have been a potential all time classic, but was never really a remote possibility;
Wladimir vs Vitali
From October 2000 to November 2015, either Wladimir, Vitali or both Klitschko brothers were world champions in the heavyweight division. Vitali was considered the more harder hitting, better conditioned heavyweight with an iron chin, whereas prime and late career Wladimir was considered a better technical and defensive fighter. Questions were asked several times about the brothers potentially sharing a ring together, but both nixed the ideas - their mother would never forgive them, they both thought the other would beat them, they wanted to rule the division as brothers, not individually and so on. This was never a real possibility - but the boxing world lost out as the clear #1 and #2 never squared off for over a decade, having to wait for Vitali to retire and Wladimir to get ring worn against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua at the tail end of his career before the division opened up again. The brothers terrorised the division with wins over the likes of Haye, Povetkin, Briggs, Peter, Pulev, Chambers, Ibragimov, Chagaev, Wach, Arreola, Solis and several more names on the list. Many argued that both brothers should have mandated against each other to avoid clashing, but the brothers just refused to rank in the same organisations - Wladimir didn't rank with the WBC until Vitali retired, and vice versa. Reason(s) fight never happened - Family
2019.03.24 15:51 ScruffMcFluffDiscussion: boxers and their real life counter parts
Its well known that Morikawa is a big boxing fan, so in what possibly is the nerdiest thing I've ever done I've compiled some important characters and the most similar real life boxers. Mashiba: Tommy Hearns. I dont think this is surprising, tall, flicker jab hitman style. Probably the most obvious comparison. Sendo: George Foreman/Ruddock/Liston. Sendo is a bit of an amalgamation for me, yes he has the smash from Razor Ruddock, but Ruddock had a much more fluid and fast style and would stay on the outside more. Personally, i think his style suits the Foreman/Liston role better, astounding, charging power puncher but with the smash more ruddock style (both foreman and liston used similar but less refined hookuppercuts). Volg: Soviet block fighters, all have a similar style of precise hard hitting. Specifically Yuri Arbachakov as this was confirmed in an interview with Morikawa. Martinez: Ricardo Lopez, confirmed in interview and in record as a stylistically perfect mexican style fighter. Alfredo Gonzales: Hard to pin down, probably Juan Manuel Marquez. The similarity between Manny Pacs knockout and ippos knockout are striking and the fierce but risky style of Gonzalas are similar to JMM. Miyata: Leonard is confirmed by the author but I feel Bernard Hopkins is better with the hard to hit counter style. Also maybe pretty boy Floyd (before money mayweather) is also similar. Fluid defence and counters. Hawk: Prince Nazeem, insane out of the box instinctive fighting. Woolie: controversial but Jersey Joe Walcott, breaks all the rules of boxing with a weird fast style and grabbing onto the ropes. Similar to the strange style of Jersey Joe. Takamura: Roy Jones Junior. Unpredictable and seemingly unbeatable, powerful, unorthodox and doing the same thing that roy did (climbing the weight ranks). Possibly Lennox Lewis though. Great jab and ferocious hard hitting style. Date: Fujio Ozaki is the stated inspiration, but Date has a bit of everyone. The corkscrew is often related to Charles "Kid" McCoy, but the comeback after a layoff is similar to a few other boxers and his style is an amalgamation of a bunch of fighters. Shimabukuro: David Tua? Short, hits like a truck and has the thickest neck you'll ever see Saeki: Pernell Whitaker. Stated, and stylistically someone that fast and elusive has got to be Whitaker. Jason Ozuma: Stated as inspired by Hiroyuki Yoshino. In my opinion he's Smoking Joe because of that left hook. Ridiculously powerful but leaves him open. Good head movement too. Itagaki: Ray Leonard actually. Fast and aggressive with a more entertaining disposition than miyata. Also stated as the inspiration (looks to me like Morikawa evolved the Leonard he made so made a new one) David Eagle: Oscar de la Hoya is stated, but i feel like Wladimir Klitschko is better. Fantastic textbook easter european style boxer. Hard one-twos and solid defence, never too wild. Mike Elliot: Floyd Mayweather. Defence and counters and stuff, pretty clear imo and stated as inspiration. Sanada Kazuki: Salvador Sanchez. Directly compared in the manga and have the similar unpredictable, hard to doge/hit and skilled style. Coach: Cus D'Amato. Teaches the Tyson the peekaboo and has a strong philosophy of ferocious fighting.
2019.03.15 21:16 TheIrishZombieeThe Greatest Heavyweight of All Time
MUHAMMAD ALI (1960-1981) - 3x Lineal Champion; 2x Undisputed Champion
Archie Moore: Former World LHW champion; 46 years old
Doug Jones: #2 contender
Sonny Liston (C): Undisputed HW champion
Sonny Liston II: #1 contender
Floyd Patterson I: #1 contender; Former 2x undisputed champ
Floyd Patterson II: 7 years after the first fight; Patterson still #5 but 37 years old (his last fight)
Ernie Terrell (C): #1 contender and WBA champion (Ali was stripped for fighting Liston in a rematch)
Zora Folley: #1 contender (#2 before Terrell lost); Ali beat both Folley and Terrell within 6 weeks
Other notable wins: 1966- Henry Cooper (UR), Karl Mildenberger (#4), George Chuvalo (#8), Cleveland Williams (UR), Brian London (#10) - 5 title defences within 8 months and 2 weeks. Also, Billy Daniels (#8), George Logan (#10), Alejandro Lavarante (#4), Henry Cooper (#10).
1970s (coming off a 3 year 9 month layoff):
Jerry Quarry I (#1) and Oscar Bonavena (#3): Ali's first two fights after the layoff (less than 6 weeks apart)
Jimmy Ellis: #6 contender; former WBA champion
Jerry Quarry II: #2 contender (behind Ali)
Ken Norton: #1 contender, Future WBC champion
Ken Norton II: #1 contender
Joe Frazier: #2 contender (behind Ali); Former undisputed champion
Leon Spinks (C): WBA champion; Former undisputed champion
Other notable wins: Earnie Shavers (#6), Ron Lyle (#5), Joe Bugner 2x (#8, #5), Mac Foster (#5), Chuck Wepner (#8).
Champions defeated: 8 (5 undisputed); Record against champions: 11-3 (Not including wins over Moore and Patterson II; not including losses to Holmes and Berbick)
Wins over Top 3 heavyweights= 15 ; Top 5 heavyweights= 22 ; Top 10= 30
First Reign: 9 defences as WBC Champion (7 against top 10, 4 were #1).
AlinevergottodefendhisWBAtitle.HewasstrippedofhisWBAtitlebecausethe1963WBAregulationprohibitedrematchclauses,theywouldallowarematchifitmadesensebutnocontracts.ThiswasduetothecontractListonhadtosigntogetashotatFloydPatterson.Thefirstfightwouldbea75-25splitforthechampandifPattersonweretolose,hewouldgetarematchwithinayearandtherematchwouldtakeplaceunderFloyd'sconditions(he got a 50-50 split).Aftertheirrematchin1963,WBAannouncedthatanystatethatapprovedacontractwitharematchclausewouldbesuspended.WhenAlifoughtListon,hehadsignedasecondcontract(secretly)whichstatedthatifAliweretowin,IntercontinentalPromotions(Liston's promoter)wouldbegiventherighttopromoteAli'sfirsttitledefenceandpickhisopponent.Thiswasn'texactlyarematchclausebecauseitdidn'tsayhewouldfightListonagain,itcouldbeanybodybutitwouldobviouslybeListon.Duetotheunexpectedendingofthefirstfight,WBCorderedarematchwhereasWBAstrippedAliofhistitle.WBAwerealsoveryopposingofAli'saffiliationwiththeNationofIslamwhichisanotherreasonAliwasstripped. Noneoftheboxingstateswereinterestedinlicensingarematchbetweenthetwocontroversialfighters.Eventually,MassachusettsagreedtohosttherematchandendedupgettingsuspendedbyWBA.3daysbeforethefight,Alihadanemergencysurgeryforaherniaandfightwaspostponed6months.Asthedateapproachedthesecondtime,therewasconcernandfearamongthecommissionofficialsthatthepromotershadtieswithorganizedcrime(due to Liston's repeated arrests).ThefightwaspulledoutofBostonandmovedtoasmalltowncalledLewiston.Thevenuewherethefighttookplacehadaseatingcapacityof3700andonly2400peoplewerepresenttowitnessthemostcontroversialtitlefightofalltime.After defending his WBC title 7 times, Ali fought the WBA champ Ernie Terrell and dominated him to become the undisputed champion for the second time. This didn't last long either; Ali defended his WBA title once and was stripped again for draft evasion (1967).In 1969, WBC also stripped Ali of his title due to inactivity; Ali hadn't fought in 2 years.
Second Reign: 10 title defences as Undisputed Champion (8 against top 10).
Ali lost his titles to Leon Spinks. Ali beat Spinks in a rematch 7 months later but only reclaimed his WBA title. WBC had stripped Spinks for facing Ali in an instant rematch rather than facing the #1 contender Ken Norton. WBC then crowned Ken Norton as their champion by default because he had already beaten the #2 contender Jimmy Young. Ali won the WBA & lineal title and retired after the rematch.
TOTAL TITLE DEFENCES: 18 (15 AGAINST TOP 10)
JOE LOUIS (1934-1951) - Longest Reigning Champ in Boxing History
Max Baer: #1 contender; Former world champion
Primo Carnera: #2 contender; Former world champion
Jack Sharkey: Unranked; Former world champion; past his prime
Jim Braddock (C): Undisputed HW Champion
Tommy Farr: #2 contender
Nathan Mann: #3 contender
John Henry Lewis (C): ATG LHW
Max Schmeling: #1 contender
Arturo Godoy II: #2 contender
Red Burman: #3 contender
Billy Conn I: #1 contender; Vacated LHW title 2 weeks before the fight
Billy Conn II: #1 contender
Tami Mauriello: #1 contender
Jersey Joe Walcott I: #1 contender; Future HW champion
Jersey Joe Walcott II: #1 contender
Lee Savold: #2 contender
Other wins: 2x Lee Ramage (#10, #10), Charley Massare (#8), Patsy Perroni (#6), Natie Brown (#8), King Levinsky (#5), Charley Retzlaff (#4), Al Ettore (#9), 2x Bob Pastor (#8, #2), Tony Galento (#4), Johnny Paycheck (#6), 2x Abe Simon (#4, #5), 2x Buddy Baer (#6, #7), Lou Nova (#8), Cesar Brion (#7).
Champions defeated: 7 (excluding Sharkey); Record against them: 9-1 (excluding Ezzard & Rocky)
Wins over Top 3= 14; Top 5= 20; Top 10= 32
Title Reign: 25 title defences as lineal & undisputed champion 18 defences against top 10 contenders (10 against top 3) + 1 defence against LHW champion (John Henry Lewis). Lewis wasn't ranked at heavyweight because he was still the undisputed LHW champion. Before fighting Louis, Lewis beat #9 and #6 ranked HWs and Elmer Ray (unranked at the time).
LENNOX LEWIS (1989-2003) - Undisputed & Lineal Champ; 3x World Champ
Mike Weaver: Unranked; Former WBA champ, 40 years old (past his prime)
Razor Ruddock: #3 contender
Tony Tucker: #5 ranked contender; Former IBF champ
Frank Bruno: Unranked; Future WBC champ
Phil Jackson: Ranked #8
Lionel Butler: Ranked #10
Tommy Morrison: Unranked; Former WBO champion
Ray Mercer: Unranked; Former WBO champion
Oliver McCall: Unranked; Former WBC champion
Henry Akinwande: , #7 contender; Former WBO champion
Champions defeated: 10 (not including Tyson and Weaver); Record against them: 10-2-1
Wins over Top 3= 6 ; Top 5= 9 ; Top 10= 13 (includes Tyson)
3 defences as WBC champion (2 against top 10); Riddick Bowe vacated his WBC title and Lewis became champ by default. Lewis (#2 WBC contender)had already fought Ruddock (#1)in a WBC eliminator bout. Lewis lost his title in his 4th defence to #6 ranked Oliver McCall.
6 defences as WBC champion (5 against top 10). In his 6th defence, Lewis beat Holyfield (IBF/WBA champ) to become the undisputed champion. He was undisputed champ for less than 6 months; Lewis was asked to fight WBA mandatory (Andy Ruiz)before WBC mandatory (Grant).Lewis considered Grant a legitimate contender (#3),not Andy Ruiz (unranked)and he was stripped when he fought Grant.
3 defences as IBF/WBC champion (2 against top 10). In his fourth defence, Lewis was upset by a 20-1 underdog Hasim Rahman (#9).Lewis got an instant rematch and regained his titles in brutal fashion.
2 defences as IBF/WBC champ (against #1 and #2). Lewis retired.
Evander Holyfield was the first undisputed cruiserweight champion (3 to this day). At the time, Cruiserweight had a limit of 190 lbs/86 kg (until 2003). Holyfield was a LHW (178 lbs) at the age of 22 when he won a bronze medal (1984). He spent 4 years at 190, unified the division and then began his campaign at HW (26 years old).
Pinklon Thomas: Unranked; Former WBC champion (past his prime)
Michael Dokes: Ranked #5 contender; Former WBA champion (past his prime)
Adilson Rodrigues: #3 contender
James Douglas (C): Undisputed champion and the Lineal champion
George Foreman: Ranked #9; Former undisputed champ; future unified & lineal champ (way past his prime)
Larry Holmes: Ranked #4; Former lineal champ; 42 years old (4.5 years after Tyson fight)
Mike Tyson I (C): WBA champ, ranked #3; Former undisputed & lineal champion
Mike Tyson II: Ranked #3
Michael Moorer (C): IBF champion ranked #3; Former WBO, unified (IBF/WBA) and lineal champ
John Ruiz: Unranked; Future 2x WBA champion
Hasim Rahman: Ranked #4; Former unified and lineal champ; Future WBC champ
Dokes, Thomas and Foreman weren't in their prime but Holyfield deserves credit for those wins since he wasn't a natural HW. Foreman did beat Michael Moorer which validates Evander's win to most. If prime means a fighter is at his best/peak, then Foreman was nowhere near his prime. Being more intelligent (arguable) and patient doesn't negate the fact that Foreman was 257 lbs and 42 years old. When he won the title, he was 24 and 217 lbs. Watch Foreman vs Young, that's what a patient Foreman looks like. He tried to box with a boxer and got schooled. He was more patient in his comeback because he was in his 40s, he was much slower and out of shape. Compare his best performances from both careers. He stopped Frazier in the second round while dropping him 6 times. He stopped Moorer in the 10th round after taking a beating. After 9 rounds, Moorer had landed 348/603 (58%) punches and Foreman landed 199/448 (44%). You think Moorer would last 9 rounds against a prime Foreman while landing 39 punches/round? I highly doubt it. Certainly, a prime Foreman wouldn't take a beating from Tommy Morrison and Alex Stewart. He performed well for his age but that's it. To say that Foreman was better in 90s than he was in 70s is ridiculous. He was more patient and willing to take a beating because he knew he only needed one right hand to end it. It worked once.
Champions defeated (HW): 10 (not including Holmes); Record against them: 10-6-2 (till 2002; he fought way past his prime)
Wins over Top 3 HWs= 6; Top 5= 9; Top 10= 10
First Reign:3 defences as undisputed champ (2 against top 10- Holmes & Foreman).
Holyield lost his titles to Riddick Bowe in his 4th defense. The original fight was supposed to be Tyson-Holyfield. Tyson had beaten Ruddock (#2 WBC)twice to become the WBC mandatory. When Tyson was imprisoned, Ruddock was promoted to #1 and Lewis to #2 by WBC. There was a lot of outrage when Bowe was selected as Holyfield's next defence. Many felt that after Tyson's removal, Ruddock was the best contender for Holyfield. All 4 fighters -Bowe, Holyfield, Lewis, Ruddock- signed an agreement which stated that the Bowe-Holyfield winner would face the winner of Ruddock-Lewis in his next fight. Both fights took place 2 weeks apart, the winners were Bowe and Lewis. Negotiations for Bowe-Lewis began right away, HBO offered a total purse of 32 million.
Bowe's manager, Rock Newman made his first absurd offer to Lennox, a 90-10 split for Bowe. The offer was obviously rejected. Second offer was: Lewis refuses the WBC title and lets Bowe choose his first defence. Lewis gets $2.5 million to fight for the interim WBC title on Bowe's undercard and he's guaranteed to be Bowe's second defence for $9 million or more. Rejected. Lewis' manager made a counter offer at this point: 75-25 Bowe. Rejected. Eventually, Lewis agreed to the initial offer of 90-10 split but it was too late. Bowe's team held a press conference where they trashed the WBC belt, he vacated before he could be stripped. Lennox Lewis was crowned as the WBC champ on the same day. Bowe was still the unified champ and defended his titles twice before the Holyfield rematch. Holyfield became the third man ever to regain the heavyweight title when he beat Bowe by majority decision. But, this win wouldn't last long. Holyfield lost to Michael Moorer in his first defence.
Second Reign: Beat Mike Tyson to become WBA champ.
2 defences as WBA champion (both against top 3); took Moorer's IBF title in 2nd defence
2 defences as IBF/WBA champ (#2 and unranked); lost to Lennox Lewis in 3rd defence
Shortly after Lewis beat Holyfield to become the undisputed champ, he was stripped of his WBA title for not fighting WBA mandatory John Ruiz. Holyfield beat Ruiz for vacant WBA title and became a 4x HW champion. Holyfield lost the title in the rematch.
TOTAL: 7 TITLE DEFENCES (5 AGAINST TOP 10)
LARRY HOLMES (1973-2002) - Lineal Champion; 2x World Champion
Earnie Shavers I: #5 contender
Earnie Shavers II: #2 contender
Ken Norton (C): WBC champion, #1 contender
Alfredo Evangelista: #7 contender
Ossie Ocasio: #9 contender
Mike Weaver: Unranked; Future WBA champ
Lorenzo Zanon: Ranked #7
Leroy Jones: Ranked #6
Scott LeDoux: Ranked #10
Trevor Berbick: #7 contender; Future WBC champion
Leon Spinks: #3 contender; Former undisputed and lineal champion
Renaldo Snipes: #10 contender
Gerry Cooney: #2 contender
Randall Cobb: #9 contender
Tim Witherspoon: Unranked; Future 2x WBA champion
James Smith: #9 contender; Future WBA champion
David Bey: #3 contender
Ray Mercer: Ranked #5; Former WBO champ (vacated title to fight Holmes instead of mandatory)
Champions defeated: 7; Record against champions: 7-2 (both losses to Spinks)
Wins over Top 3= 5; Top 5= 7; Top 10= 16
Title Reign: 20 title defences (13 against top 10)
16 defences as WBC champion (11 against top 10)- Ali was unranked because he was coming out of retirement. Weaver and Witherspoon won a title 9 months after they fought Holmes ('80 and '84).
1 defence as The Ring & Lineal champion (unranked challenger)
3 defences as IBF champion (2 against top 10- #3 & #9)
WBO is the latest major governing body. It was formed in 1988 by the disgruntled members of WBA, but unlike IBF it struggled to gain recognition. IBF was formed in 1983 and it became a recognized body within a year. IBF gained immediate credibility by crowning legitimate champions like Larry Holmes (HW), Michael Spinks (LHW), Marvin Hagler (MW), Donald Curry (WW), and Aaron Pryor (Jr. WW). Holmes (best HW at the time) vacated his WBC title and accepted the IBF title, that helped. WBO on the other hand came at the worst time possible. Mike Tyson had just unified the division, heavyweight had a dominant undisputed champion. WBO came in and sanctioned a HW title fight between Francesco Damiani and Johnny Duplooy. It didn't go well.
Here's a list of 90s WBO HW champions: Damiani -> Mercer -> Moorer -> Morrison -> Bentt -> Hide -> Bowe -> Akinwande. 8 champions in 9 years.
4 of these 8 champions left WBO to pursue other opportunities.
Mercer was stripped because he chose to fight a 42 year old Holmes instead of defending his title. The Ancient Assassin took him to school.
Moorer vacated to pursue more "prestigious" titles.
Bowe was stripped. Bowe was looking to fight Holyfield a third time and Holyfield said the only way he'd fight Bowe was if the WBO title wasn't involved. Bowe fought Holyfield in a non-title fight and remained the WBO champ. Bowe now wanted to fight Golota but WBO said he had to fight his mandatory (Zolkin) and he was stripped. Should've fought Zolkin.
Henry Akinwande was stripped as well. This guy left his WBO title for a shot at the WBC title (Lennox Lewis). He obviously ended up title-less.
Also, in Morrison's first WBO defence, he fought a man who was literally pulled out of the crowd because Morrison's original opponent refused to come out.
When did WBO become legit? The fact is, a fighter was recognized as an undisputed champion if they held WBC/WBA/IBF until 2007; you didn't need the WBO belt. WBA began to recognize WBO in 2000, WBC started recognizing WBO in 2004 and IBF did so in 2007. Remember the shit Showtime tried to pull when they said Mike Tyson was the last undisputed champ. Apparently, Lennox Lewis wasn't an undisputed champion because he didn't hold the WBO belt. Zab Judah, Winky Wright, Kostya Tszyu were all undisputed champions during the 2000s without holding the WBO belt.
Would it be ok to dismiss all WBO champions before 2007? Probably not. Eubank, Calzaghe, Hamed, Barrera were all dominant champions in the 90s and they held the WBO belt. BUT, IBO today is in the same boat, trying to gain recognition. Notable IBO champions- Anthony Joshua, Jarrett Hurd, Nonito Donaire, Ricky Hatton, Juan Diaz, Erislandy Lara, Gennady Golovkin, Wladimir Klitschko. That's 8 fighters, what about the other 229 IBO champions? If IBO becomes a major organization in the future, do we say Chris Eubank Jr, Danny Green, and Brian Neilsen were legit champions?
So, how do I assess the WBO champions? At heavyweight, I don't recognize any WBO champion until Lennox Lewis retired. None of them were legitimate champions because they never beat a legitimate champion. And WBO wasn't even recognized by the other sanctioning bodies in the 1990s. How is it fair to guys like Razor Ruddock, Carl Williams, David Tua, Fres Oquendo, Ibeabuchi, and even James Toney (overturned)? These guys never won a HW title but were far better than most WBO champions.
Wlad vs Joe Louis' reign:
Wlad made 23 title defences (Louis- 25). I want to make it clear, the two reigns aren't close at all. Joe Louis was the greatest champion in boxing history imo. Louis made 25 consecutive title defences and he was the undisputed champ. Wlad was a dominant champion but his era was probably the weakest in HW history. It isn't his fault but it's important to consider competition when we talk about dominance. Wlad is still a great fighter since he did his part. His first reign as the WBO champion can't be considered legitimate because Lewis was still the champion.
People talk a lot of shit about Louis' opposition. His resume is much better than Wlad's. Louis beat great fighters like Schmeling, Walcott, Lewis, Baer, and Conn.
Baer and Carnera: Both were former champions. Carnera was never a great fighter, he was hardly a good fighter. He was 6'5, 85" reach and weighed 260 lbs. He knocked out Sharkey to win the title and defended against Tommy Loughran; a good resume nonetheless. Baer was far from a bum. He doesn't look good on tape because he wasn't a boxer, he was a classic slugger; he was the Foreman of 1930s. Baer stopped Schmeling and Carnera. He also stopped top contenders Levinsky and Schaaf. Conn and Lewis: Both are ATG Light Heavyweights. Louis was 20 lbs heavier than Lewis and 25 lbs heavier than Conn (both times). Lewis was 3" shorter but had the same reach as Louis. Conn was 1/2" shorter than Louis and had a 3.5" shorter reach. For comparison: Wlad beat David Haye. Wlad had a 3" height & reach advantage and he was also 32 lbs heavier. Wlad beat Chris Byrd twice. Wlad was 4" taller, had a 7" reach advantage and was 25 lbs heavier the first time and 27 the second time.
Also, please don't tell me how Wlad would stomp Louis in a fight. Louis was a cruiserweight at best, I sure as shit hope Wlad beats Louis. We are comparing their achievements here. Wlad got outclassed when he fought someone who's not only his size but knows how to fight. Wlad's signature wins would be Haye, Povetkin, Byrd, Ibragimov. These guys are midgets next to Wlad. Here's some fighters Wlad beat who were about the same size as him: "TNT" Tony Thompson, "Sugar" Ray Austin, Jameel "The Real Deal" McCline, "Marvelous" Maruisz Wach. Sturdy competition. There's no other era where there's not only a huge disparity in skill but also in size. But his resume is still much better than Vitali's.
Another thing that hurts him is Vitali. It's hard to acknowledge Wlad's dominance when there was an equally dominant force present. It could've been Vitali with all those title defences. Vitali wasn't as skilled as Wlad but many think he would've beaten Wlad.
Before WWII, Louis made 21 defences over a 56 month period (4 years, 8 months). That's 1 title defence every 2 months and 20 days thus the "bum of the month club". Wlad's reign was 9 years long (108 months) where he made 18 title defences. That's exactly 1 defence every 6 months. There's levels to dominance and Louis was on another level. And no, this wasn't common back then. Jack Johnson defended his title 8 times in 6 years, he lost to Willard. Willard defended his title once in 4 years. Dempsey beat Willard and defended his title 5 times in 6 years. Tunney beat Dempsey, he defended twice in 2 years. Then there were guys like Baer, Schmeling, Sharkey who defended once a year. After Louis, Rocky Marciano was the dominant champion, he defended his title 6 times in 3 years.
Joe Louis had the greatest reign ever, all divisions included. When he retired after Walcott II, his record was 58-1 (48 KOs) and he was 26-0 in title fights.
Norton was a great heavyweight. He beat Muhammad Ali more decisively than Frazier did. He has wins over Jimmy Young and Jerry Quarry. He stopped Duane Bobick in 58 seconds. This win might not mean much now but it was a good win at the time. Bobick was quite hyped (ranked #4) and Norton was only a 2-1 favourite. Norton's resume isn't that deep but his fights with Ali alone should be enough. His career was similar to Bowe. Other than the Holyfield trilogy, Bowe's resume isn't that good. But most people consider him a great HW. Why not Norton? Sure, Ali was past his prime but he wasn't a cruiserweight and he's the greatest HW of all time. Norton didn't have the greatest chin but he was an intelligent pressure-fighter and he knew how to execute a gameplan. He was one of the most consistent HWs of 70s. Frazier and Foreman were done by 1975; Norton was one of the best HWs for 7 years ('72-79). Norton was older than Frazier and Foreman and he was already 29 when he got his first big fight (Ali '72). When Norton was past his prime, he fought Larry Holmes and almost beat him in one of the greatest titles fights (HW).
Norton deserves the same credit Frazier gets for beating Ali. Norton might've stopped Ali if the fight was 15 rounds. Frazier resume is about the same as Norton's but they are viewed so differently. "Norton was just a bad matchup for Ali". Same can be said of Frazier-Ali. Norton beat Ali with a good game plan and incredible conditioning. What about Ali and Foreman's wins over Frazier? Frazier was tailor-made for Foreman but doesn't mean he should get less credit. Does Fury's win over Wlad mean less because he was so awkward? Was Riddick Bowe just a bad matchup for Holyfield? Norton always troubled Ali and people tend to write him off because of that. Ali-Norton I/II should show you how good Norton was, these fights were before Ali beat Frazier and Foreman. I think Norton was a great fighter and he earned his spot in the IBHOF.
Muhammad Ali– The Greatest Heavyweight of All Time
I think his resume speaks for itself but I'll elaborate on why Ali is the greatest. A lot of people believe Lennox Lewis was the greatest HW so I'll use him for comparison. Don't just look at the names on Ali's resume, look at the timeline. Ali turned pro in 1960. Frazier turned pro in 1965, and Foreman in 1969 (Ali won gold at 1960 Olympics, Frazier at '64, Foreman at '68). When Lennox Lewis fought Vitali Klitschko, Vitali was seen as Lewis' successor (the next generation). Lewis turned pro in 1989 and Vitali in 1996, that's a 7 year gap. Lewis' performance is overlooked because Lewis was past his prime and Vitali was in his prime, which makes sense. Ali-Foreman is similar to Lewis-Vitali. Although, Foreman is far greater than Vitali and he had just destroyed Frazier and Norton.
When Ali fought Foreman, he was 32 and Foreman was 25. Lewis was 37 and Vitali was 31 when they fought. Lewis was older than Ali but age isn't everything. Lewis was 37 but he turned pro at 23. Ali was 32, he turned pro at 18 (Ali beat Liston a month after he turned 22). Lewis had 43 fights and Ali had 46. Ali was nowhere near his prime in 1974 and neither was Lewis when he fought Vitali. Lewis didn't show he was the superior fighter but it was rather time to hang them up. He was down on all scorecards before the stoppage. Lewis beat Vitali; cuts end fights. Foreman-Ali ended in the 8th and Ali had a significant lead on all scorecards. Foreman did plenty of damage early but ultimately it was Ali who weathered the storm and outclassed Foreman. Not only did Ali stop Foreman (only man to do it), he went on to defend his title 10 times.
Lewis turned pro in '89; here are his best opponents and the year they turned pro: Tucker ('80), Ruddock and Bruno (82'), Holyfield ('84), Tyson and McCall ('85), Morrison ('88), and Mercer ('89). Tua and Golota started in '92, Rahman in '94 and Vitali in '96. Most of Lewis' signature wins are over fighters from his era or previous era.
You need to understand how dominant Ali was. For two decades, there wasn't a significant heavyweight Ali didn't fight. I am going to focus on his second career because that's what makes him the greatest. The best HWs of 70s and the year they turned pro: Bonavena ('64); Frazier, Quarry ('65); Norton, Bugner ('67); Foreman, Shavers, Young ('69); and Lyle ('71). Most of these fighters turned pro after Ali's suspension. Ali beat all these fighters at least once. The only heavyweight of 70s Ali didn't beat was Larry Holmes. Holmes turned pro in '73 but he took his time climbing the ranks. In 1978, he beat Shavers and Norton back to back. Shavers was his first ranked opponent. Ali had lost to Spinks before Holmes even fought Shavers. The mad man still fought Holmes.
Ali beat great fighters of previous era (Liston, Patterson), his era (Frazier), and the next era (Foreman, Norton). He beat them all twice except Foreman. I highly doubt anyone will surpass Ali. Being the greatest isn't about being better than your predecessors. It doesn't matter if you think Lewis/Wlad would've beaten Ali because that's a hypothetical matchup and the outcome is just your opinion. Ali dominated the 60s & 70s, there is no heavyweight during that period that came close to Ali. That prolonged dominance becomes more impressive when you consider his opposition. Ali beat 3 fighters that are often ranked top 10 - Liston, Frazier, and Foreman. 2 that are top 20 and 25- Patterson and Norton.
It isn't even a secret anymore, Ali was a fundamentally flawed fighter (low hands, leaning away from punches, rear uppercut malfunction, defence was mostly elusiveness- not fundamental defence like parrying/blocking/catching). But I still think he's the best pure-boxer in HW history. Here's what Eddie Futch said about Ali- “Ali takes his mistakes, shows them to you, and then beats you with them.”
Now, Ali arguably had the best jab in heavyweight history. When he got older, he had more trouble jabbing because guys like Norton/Young knew how to catch the jab and counter, Ali could only slip or roll with it. He didn't have the legs to stick and move anymore. Once his athleticism was gone, he wasn't the same fighter.
No heavyweight had a better sense of distance and timing than Ali. None were as elusive as Ali. He could move his head a few inches to avoid a punch and he could so while moving (it's harder to judge distance when you're moving); his ability to judge distance is unparalleled. He had the best footwork in heavyweight history and he had some of the fastest hands as well (only Patterson can be ranked higher).
Ali was one of the greatest ring generals in boxing history. You gotta remember, Ali didn't have a legit trainer in his corner. When you go up against Eddie Futch & Ken Norton/Joe Frazier, it's going to be difficult especially if you aren't in your prime. I can't call Dundee a great trainer because I don't think he helped Ali become a better boxer.
Watch Ali-Norton I, Norton outboxed Ali because Ali stood right in front of him. Norton could stand and box with anyone; he was 6'3 with an 80" reach. He kept his head low, hands high and he knew how to block and counter-jab. In the rematch, Ali came out dancing and he outclassed Norton for 6 rounds. Norton was good at catching the jab but Ali was moving and jabbing from different angles, he was throwing lead right hands and left hooks off feints. Ali starting slowing down in the second half (Norton's body punching) and Norton started winning rounds. Norton fought like a savage in the 12th but Ali had done enough to get the decision. Sure, styles make fights. But Norton had the style to beat 70s Ali. I doubt Norton could've beaten an Ali who could dance for 15 rounds. Ali showed this in their second fight and Holmes did as well (first half). Norton had unbelievable conditioning and when you slow down, that's when he takes over. Frazier on the other hand would always give Ali problems.
GEORGE FOREMAN vs MUHAMMAD ALI
If you ever watch Sandy Saddler, watch a Foreman fight afterwards. Foreman was basically a HW version of Saddler. Both stood tall when they boxed. Both boxed with a low lead. They used the low lead to jab and throw hooks to the body (jab is harder to see, body is an easier target since it's closer). Both were very strong so they would often try to push their opponents around to set them up. Both had long arms, they used to extend their arms and place them on their opponents shoulder or head to maintain/create distance. Since they were both feared punchers, this made their opponents hesitant because it would be much easier for SaddleForeman to initiate their offence (less distance to travel). Both were great at taking away the jab. They would extend the right arm which allowed them to fend off punches at a much earlier point. Both were great ring-cutters.
I don't think anyone other than Ali could've beaten Foreman in Zaire. If he could cut Ali off that easily, there is no HW that could've stayed away. Ali in '74 still had better footwork than most HWs in their prime. You can look back and say any good boxer could've beaten Foreman but you'd be wrong. Let's not forget that Ali beat Foreman by leaning on the ropes. No other fighter could/should ever do that. Ali had the speed and intelligence to beat Foreman. Most importantly, it was his unbelievable ability to absorb punishment and his toughness that got him the win. Foreman wasn't the most technical fighter, his punches weren't perfect but he was a much better fighter than he gets credit for. So much so that people actually believe Foreman was a better fighter in the 90s which is insane. He didn't destroy Frazier and Norton just because he hit hard.
Back to Ali-Foreman. You know, everyone talks about how Ali didn't go to the body, show me a heavyweight who threw lead rights like Ali. It's such an underrated punch of his. If you watch Norton-Foreman, you'll see how vulnerable Foreman is when he's moving forward. He's almost asking to be hit but at the same time he'd love it if you stood in front of him. You can actually hear Ali screaming during that fight, "Right hand Kenny, right hand". He must've said it about 20 times. Ali was asking Norton to throw a lead right because Foreman kept his left hand low. Norton was paying too much attention to Foreman's hands and wasn't moving enough. If you pay attention to Foreman's hands, you'll end up getting trapped since Foreman is always trying to cut you off. Foreman's footwork is quite underrated.
When the fight started, Foreman was able to cut Ali off quite easily. Ali was trying to stay off the ropes in the first round, when he hit the ropes or got trapped, he clinched and moved away from the ropes. In the second round, he was still getting trapped but he was landing more punches off the ropes. In the early rounds, Ali's lead right proved to be very effective. You can't beat prime Foreman with a jab. His pressure and his ability to block jabs was incredible. Even though Ali had a great jab, it was getting checked. I stated earlier how Foreman used a leverage guard by extending his arms (aka 'Mummy guard'). When Foreman did this against Ali, Ali would punch over Foreman's arms; it was all about timing. Since Ali was so fast, there's no way Foreman could block those punches. Foreman wasn't quick enough to bring his hands back up and he didn't have great head movement.
Ali became more comfortable laying on the ropes after the second round. He had success because he could lean away from punches and Foreman was close enough to be tied up. There is a difference between reaching and punching. If you watch that fight in slow-mo, you can see how Ali exploits this. At first, Ali is waiting for Foreman to extend his arms so he can time him. After the third round, Ali started to draw Foreman's arms out. Ali started feinting with his left (jab) and when Foreman brought out his right to block it, there was nothing there. Foreman was wide open at this point and Ali made him pay. Foreman tried to adjust by reaching out with his left arm later, Ali started landing more jabs. By keeping the left low and right arm out, it helped Foreman get more leverage on his left. This is why he lead with a left hook so often.
Foreman preferred to trap his opponents before he opened up. When Foreman was moving forward, he didn't throw punches. Foreman would reach out with his arms, keep you occupied with feints and his jab, cut you off and then open up. Foreman's pressure and ring-cutting skills are what made him so dangerous. Ali took that away by laying on the ropes. When Ali was on the ropes, it was all about beating Foreman to the punch. It wasn't easy at first because Foreman wasn't a headhunter. He jabbed and kept going to Ali's body with vicious hooks. You gotta understand, the ropes were the end of Foreman's game. He starts in the centre but his goal is to trap you against the ropes and destroy you.
I think there was a pivotal moment in the 5th round. Ali was against the ropes and Foreman was beating the crap out of him so Ali clinched. After the ref broke them up, Foreman backs off but Ali stayed on the ropes, he didn't even move. Imagine you're a fighter and your objective is to get your opponent on the ropes and beat him up, and you run into a guy wants to be on the ropes. At first it doesn't seem so bad, it makes it easier for you. But then this guys begins to use every trick you know against you. Every mistake Foreman made, Ali made him pay for it.
I don't have enough space left but I just want to add that Foreman didn't fight like an idiot. He landed a lot of good punches and he was still in the fight till the 7th round. A lot of people think Foreman should have thrown straighter punches, he did but Ali was squared up on the ropes with his guard up. Throwing looping punches is a much better idea (go around the gloves and elbows). Foreman landed body punches that would've folded any other fighter. His technique wasn't perfect, his hands were low, and his defense wasn't great. I never said Foreman was a flawless fighter but he was good at what he did. He knew how to apply pressure, he knew how to cut the ring off, he knew how to jab and take away your jab, he knew how to fight hands, control his opponent and he had unbelievable power in both hands. Ali-Foreman is in my opinion the greatest display of ring generalship in HW history. Ali was never supposed to beat Foreman. This wasn't like other upsets where the favorite is lacking focus/declining/caught by a lucky punch. Ali fought the best Foreman there ever was and he knocked him out.
2019.03.10 20:48 StaticEruptionWeekly Discussion Thread - March 10th to March 17th
Future HOFer and four weight champion Mikey Garcia attempts to take home his 5th divisional title as he challenges fellow top P4P fighter and IBF welterweight champion, the undefeated Errol Spence, Jr. on a FOX PPV live from AT&T stadium this Saturday, March 16th. 24-0 vs. 39-0. The Truth vs. Mikey. Spence vs. Garcia. Also on the card of Spence-Mikey, Charles The God Martin and Chris Arreola both face off against undefeated challengers in an obvious marination of a super-fight between the winners. Former WBC champions who both lost their titles outside of the ring, David Benavidez and Luis Nery, attempt to put the controversy behind them by respectively fighting J'Leon Love and McJoe Arroyo (in two separate fights). LW champion Tevin Farmer headlines a Philly DAZN card this Friday, March 15th at Liacouras Center, as he defends against a top ranked IBF challenger, undefeated Jono Carroll. Meanwhile, Tevin keeps one eye on Gervonta Davis for a potential unification. Also on the DAZN card, the 12-0 Katie Taylor will attempt to unify her IBF and WBA LW straps with the 14-0 Rose Volante's WBO belt. Maciej Sulecki continues his rebound off a highly competitive loss to Daniel Jacobs against Gabriel Rosado, with the winner supposedly in line for a shot at WBO MW champion Demetrius Andrade. Highly touted blue-chip prospect and Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov will continue his development against Silverio Ortiz. Luke Campbell appears in a showcase against Adrian Young as he waits for his shot at the WBC LW belt. This Saturday morning (for EST and UK time, Friday night/Saturday morning in the West), WBO flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka will try to build on the hype of becoming a 3-weight champion in just 12 fights as he takes on former unified light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi. You will be able tostream this LEGALLY for free online. This Sunday, March 17th, ESPN+ will broadcast a card from MSG in New York headlined by former regular WW champion Luis Collazo and Samuel Vargas (known for just dropping/wobbling Amir Khan) as both continue to make their case for a title shot. On the same card, Olympic bronze medalist Michael Conlan continues his growth against Ruben Garcia Hernandez and Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes attempts to rebound from a loss (having challenged Cristofer Rosales for a world title in just his 6th professional bout) against Oscar Mojica.
Shawn Porter edged Yordenis Ugás in a controversial split decision to successfully defend his WBC welterweight strap. He wants Spence, Thurman, or Pacquaio next. WBA 175 pound champion Dmitry Bivol survived getting briefly hurt in the 10th to otherwise outclass and dominantly decision upset specialist Joe Smith, Jr. Recognizing the politics at 175, Bivol is mulling over challenging 168 pound champion Callum Smith if he’s unable to get the unifications that he desires. The Marcus Browne fight is also on the table with Browne holding the interim WBA title. Maurice Hooker cruised to an easy decision against the previously undefeated Mikkel LesPierre in a defense of his 140 pound WBO belt. Anthony Yarde passed his biggest test to date by stopping Travis Reeves in 5 rounds and called out Sergey Kovalev for a shot at his WBO title. Undefeated HW prospects Daniel Dubois and Efe Ajagba both kept their hype trains going with 2nd round KO’s. Dubois demolished Razvan Cojanu and Ajagba destroyed Amir Mansour. Former bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano claims a comeback victory against the undefeated Damien Vasquez. Dillian Whyte is reportedly close to signing a deal with Top Rank/ESPN. Murat Gassiev is reportedly set to join DAZN and jump to HW. GGG has signed a 6 fight deal with DAZN and is targeting the winner of Canelo-Jacobs. DAZN is also making offers to Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko. Wilder-Breazeale has been floated as a SHOWTIME PPV to match the money ESPN has been offering Wilder.
2019.01.18 15:49 verbsnounsandshit[PRE-FIGHT THREAD] Demetrius Andrade vs Artur Akavov; Bryant Jennings vs Oscar Rivas & Undercards
Boxing fans are in for a treat, with two Friday night cards in the state of New York featuring a host of familiar names. DATE Friday 18th January 2018 LOCATION Madison Square Garden, New York, USA TELEVISIONDAZN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Canal Space (Latin America), Cable Onda Sports (Panama) MAIN EVENT TIME 10pm (NYC), 7pm (LA), 4am Sunday (London), 3pm Sunday (Sydney) Demetrius Andrade (26-0) headlines Matchroom Boxing's show at MSG, as he defends his WBO World Middleweight Title against Artur Akavov (19-2). For those of you scratching your heads at the name Akavov, he's the Russian fighter Billy Joe Saunders put in a stinker of a performance against, when Frank Warren randomly put on a fight in a leisure centre just outside of Glasgow. Saunders scored a points victory that evening, and few are expecting this to be anything other than a routine win for Andrade. Sexy Venezualan Jorge Linares (45-4) is back in action for the first time since his August 2018 knockout of Miguel Cotto's second cousin, Abner. He'll be facing off against Pablo Cesar Cano (31-7), a Mexican fighter who's been in with some big names over the years. Cano has registered wins against Mauricio Herrera and Ashley Theophane, while tasting defeat at the hands of Erik Morales, Shane Mosley, and Paulie Malignaggi. The IBF World Super Bantamweight Title is at stake, as TJ Doheny (20-0) looks to keep his unbeaten record and belt against Japan's Ryohei Takahashi (16-3-1), while the avocado-consuming, caged beast known as Chris Algieri (22-3) continues his professional boxing comeback. After two years out of the game, Daniel Gonzalez (17-1-1) will be Algieri's second opponent in seven weeks. For those of you in New York thinking of going tonight, the under-undercard starts at 5:15pm, and full details can be found on Matchroom's wesbite. DATE Friday 18th January 2018 LOCATION Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA TELEVISIONESPN+ (USA), Box Nation (UK MAIN EVENT TIME 10pm (NYC), 7pm (LA), 4am Sunday (London), 3pm Sunday (Sydney) Bryant Jennings (24-2) looked good when he lost to Wladimir Klitschko back in April 2015, but a TKO defeat against Luis Ortiz eight months later, gave him back-to-back losses, and he hasn't stepped back up since. A two-year layoff was followed by five routine victories in twelve months, and he now faces the unbeaten Canada-based Colombian Oscar Rivas (25-0) in a Top Rank production. At the age of 34, Jennings' needs to make a statement if he still harbours dreams of mixing it at the top again. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (9-0) takes on Jessie Cris Rosales (21-1-1) in the Featherweight division. Despite Rosales' decent-looking record, all three of his fights have been in the Philippines, where he won his inaugural national title against a man with a 13-25-2 record, coming off an 11-fight losing streak. Stevenson is expected to make it ten out of ten. What are your thoughts, /boxing? Most of these fights seem pretty easy to gauge, but do we have anyone predicting a surprise or two?
2017.04.29 18:12 noirargent[FIGHT THREAD] Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko, Scott Quigg vs Viorel Simion, Luke Campbell vs Darleys Perez + live round-by-round coverage
Date: April 29, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PDT, 1:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM BST Location: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London 🇬🇧 TV: Sky Box Office (US) Showtime (UK) RTL (Germany) Main Event (Australia) Sky Arena (New Zealand) Match TV (Russia) Sport 1 (Hungary) TyC (Argentina)
ANTHONY JOSHUA VS WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO
WBA super world heavyweight title
IBF world heavyweight title
Watford, Hertfordshire 🇬🇧
Kiev, Ukraine 🇺🇦
SCOTT QUIGG VS VIOREL SIMION
Bury, Lancashire 🇬🇧
Lehliu Gara, Romania 🇷🇴
LUKE CAMPBELL VS DARLEYS PEREZ
Hessle, Yorkshire 🇬🇧
San Pedro de Uraba, Colombia 🇨🇴
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Showtime is going to be airing this fight live, however I'm not sure if they have the rights to any other fight so we may possibly get 1 of the undercard fights. If not, you'll be watching the arena and listening to a lot of talking. Showtime's broadcast will go live at 1:15 PM PDT. Ringwalks are estimated to begin at 1:35 PM PDT. The opening bell is planned for 2 PM PDT. These times are give or take a couple of minutes, but basically guaranteed. Given the history of Klitschko events, I wouldn't miss the ring walks or any of the pre-fight pageantry. Join us in the Reddit Boxing live chat. Participate via voice or text chat. Sometimes we do prizes and giveaways during live fights. At some point down the line when we start making money from our work we'll be giving away fight tickets.
Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko
Highly cagey opening, Joshua quickly had to adjust to the high pace set by Klitschko. Klitschko feinted a lot, saw a lot of Joshua's counters, but failed to land. Joshua lands sporadically enough with some clever and accurate shots to win the round.
Klitschko opens the round with a beautiful vintage right he's known for. This was a close round, Joshua landed a number of jabs, but Klitschko seemed to land the meaningful shots and he's managing to use a lot of tricks to keep Joshua off balance.
Klitschko 10-9, 19-19
Fast start by Joshua and he must have seen something in the last round that he thought he could exploit because he was going for it this round. Klitschko weathers the storm, lands a counter here and there, but had to give up the round to a more active Joshua.
Joshua 10-9, 29-28 Joshua
Big right by Klitschko and Joshua is hurt. He's holding and this is the first real sign of vulnerability from either guy thus far. Joshua makes a good come back and lands a solid hook but no sign of Klitschko showing any wear.
Klitschko 10-9, 38-38
Fast start form Joshua, he's going after it, no respec. Klitschko badly hurt. Joshua trying to finish. Down goes Klitschko! He's up at 8 and badly hurt. Joshua trying to finish. Klitschko weathers the storm, Joshua hurt by a big right. Joshua is gone! Klitschko has nothing though. They've both emptied their clips. Klitschko in charge now. Unbelievable stuff.
Joshua 10-8, 48-46 Joshua
Klitsche comme out, he's measuring. Huge right, Joshua badly hurt! Joshua is down. Joshua down for the first time in his career. He's badly hurt. Klitschko is tagging him. Joshua holding. Amazing round.
Klitschko 10-8, 56-56
Joshua not throwing much for most of the round, Klitschko continues to land his jab and an occasional hook. Joshua comes on late in the round and land a shot, but Klitschko controlled it.
Klitschko 10-9, 66-65 Klitschko
Close round and a good bounce back from Joshua. He appears to have caught his second wind, but Klitschko is continuing to control the action with his jab and land clever pot shots to score the rounds.
Klitschko 10-9, 76-74 Klitschko
Even round, Joshua looks to have regained his composure and he steals a close round from Klitschko.
Joshua 10-9, 85-84 Klitschko
Very close round, Klitschko edges it at the end after landing the biggest punch of the round, a massive short right that prompted immediate swelling over the left eye of Joshua.
Klitschko 10-9, 95-93
Joshua comes out quick and a hook stuns Klitschko. Joshua with another big shot and Klitschko needs to survive. Klitschko circles for a minute and he's back. Joshua lands a huge uppercut. Klitschko badly hurt from this. He's up at 6. That was a massive shot. Joshua with a huge combination and Klitschko is down again. He is up and says he's ready to go. Joshua gets Klitschko to the corner, he's throwing in combination and the referee jumps in to stop this one.
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