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Book Review

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By Adam Pollack / Guest Post

Win By KO Publications is pleased to announce its publication of Jack Sharkey: A Heavyweight Champion’s Untold Story, by James Curl, with a foreword by Jack Sharkey III.

When Jack Sharkey retired in 1936 after twelve years of boxing, he had carved out a career that was both exciting and controversial. But, despite having been the world heavyweight champion and enormously popular, sadly he is almost completely forgotten today…until now.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao … “My early prediction”

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last month on February 20, 2015 it was made official that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (WBA/WBC welterweight champion) and Manny Pacquiao (WBO welterweight champion) would “finally” meet in a boxing ring after years of talk and speculation.

I have always contended that this bout would happen because of the large amount of money it will generate for all. So now this huge match is set for May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on HBO and Showtime pay-per-view.

This fight is the most anticipated in boxing since Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, March 8, 1971. That fight was billed as the “Fight of the Century” and it certainly was when two undefeated champions met in their primes for the “undisputed” heavyweight championship.

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Current Boxing Champions

The current champions, as of March 18, 2015,  in each weight division are listed below. Each champion’s professional boxing record is shown in the following format: wins–losses–draws–no contests (knockout wins) and the date they won title.

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO The Ring
Wladimir Klitschko
Super champion
23px Flag of Ukraine.svg Current Boxing Champions Ukraine
63–3–0–0 (53)
July 2, 2011
Deontay Wilder
23px Flag of the United States.svg Current Boxing Champions United States
33–0–0–0 (32)
January 17, 2015
Wladimir Klitschko
23px Flag of Ukraine.svg Current Boxing Champions Ukraine
63–3–0–0 (53)
April 22, 2006
Wladimir Klitschko
Super champion
23px Flag of Ukraine.svg Current Boxing Champions Ukraine
63–3–0–0 (53)
February 23, 2008
Wladimir Klitschko
23px Flag of Ukraine.svg Current Boxing Champions Ukraine
63–3–0–0 (53)
June 20, 2009
Ruslan Chagaev
23px Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Current Boxing Champions Uzbekistan
33–2–1–0 (20)
July 6, 2014

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Kovalev stops Pascal by “KO” retains light heavyweight title

PHOTO Montreal 1 Kovalev stops Pascal by KO retains light heavyweight title

By Tom Donelson (BWAA) Boxing Writers Association of America

Sergey Kolalev faced Jean Pascal in Pascal’s backyard, Montreal, for all of Kolalev light heavyweight belts.

Kolalev was coming off a big victory over Bernard Hopkins and now he was facing the awkward fighter, Pascal. Kolalev started to find the distance in the second round with big rights and forcing Pascal to retreat.  Kolalev continued to pressure in the third round but Pascal started to land big rights but with a minute left, Kolalev landed a big left hook that forced Pascal back to the rope to stop Pascal’s rally.   Kolalev landed another big left hook followed by a big right that sent Pascal almost through the rope, forcing the referee to issue an eight count and Pascal was saved only by the bell.

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Kolalev started hard at the beginning of fourth round as he trapped Pascal and pounded him.  While Kolalev dominated the first part of the round but Pascal made a comeback down the stretch as he landed five big punches to send Kolalev reeling for the first time in the bout.  Pascal continued to pound with counters in the fifth round that forced Kolalev to occasionally retreat as he did over the second half of the fourth round. Pascal continued to land off balanced shots throughout the sixth round and ended the round with a big left hook.   HBO Lederman had the bout 58 to 55 at the halfway mark.

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Jean Claude Bouttier

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

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To me Jean Claude Bouttier was one of the best fighters of a great era who never won a world title. He joins Pierre Fourrie, Yaqui Lopez, Bennie Briscoe, Hedgemon Lewis, Ernie  “Red ” Lopez, Armando Muniz and Ray Lampkin who were boxers fighting in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even some boxers who held a fragment of a title never got the recognition they deserved because of other dominant champions. Men like Rodrigo Valdez, Esteban DeJesus and Howard Winstone.

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Shiming loses to Ruenroeng … Broner wins over Molina … Thurman defeats Guerrero

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0 / 5 by KO) successfully retained his title with a unanimous 12 round decision over two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming(6-1 / 1 by KO) in Macau, China.

The undefeated Thai fighter overcame a second round knock down. He stuck to his game plan to box at a distance by using his jab, and counter effectively to outbox the Chinese fighter.

The judges all had identical scores of 116-111 … my unofficial scorecard was 115-112 for the winner Ruenroeng. The bout was televised by HBO2 from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China.

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Upcoming Fights

By Tom Donelson  / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

This weekend (NBC TV) Keith Thurman faces off against Robert Guerrero for what is called the interim WBA championship so I guess this is for a belt even though WBA also has Floyd Mayweather as the unified champion.  So who knows and who cares, the winner will receive a belt and be able to declare himself a champion.

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For Thurman, this could be his toughest fight as Guerrero has some of the best in the business and is one of the toughest fighters. Guerrero began his career as a boxer, thus the nick name “Ghost”, but as he moved up in weight; he changed his style from being a boxer to being a banger.  Guerrero has only two losses, one that he revenged against Gamaliel Diaz and to Floyd Mayweather.

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RING TRIVIA

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions will appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

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