Golovkin vs. Canelo … Battle to Controversial Draw

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

There is nothing like the anticipation of a big fight and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced ‘Triple G’s” Gennady Golovkin in the most anticipated fight of the year with two of the best Middleweights fighting, adding to the history of one of most celebrated division.

The first round began with Triple G’s coming forward as Alvarez boxed and using his feet to set up his punches.    Triple G’s jabbed while Alvarez countered with two big rights of his own. A close round to score with Alvarez showing defensive skills.  Lederman had it for Golovkin but could easily been scored for Alvarez. 

The second round saw Golovkin showing respect for Alvarez and Alvarez landed single punches but punches had yet hurt Triple G’s and Triple G’s failed to land the big punch.  Golovkin, like Alvarez, had yet to land a combination.  This round easily went to Alvarez as he landed twice the power shots.  Could have been Alvarez two to zero or an even fight.

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Sugar Ramos – R.I.P.

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Boxing has lost a great champion. On September 3, 2017, Cuban featherweight Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos passed away in Mexico City from cancer complications. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, he was 75 years old.
 
Ramos is most remembered for two ring deaths, one inspiring a Bob Dylan song.  On March 21, 1963, Ramos and champion Davey Moore traded vicious punches in a scheduled 15 round featherweight title fight at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, that was witnessed by 26,142 in attendance.
 

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video clips of upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Gennady Golovkin (37-0 / 33 by KO) vs. Canelo Alvavez (49-1-1 / 34 by KO) WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight championship, schedules for 12 rounds – airing on HBO/PPV this Saturday, September 16, 2017 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

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Rungvisai Wins by “KO” over Chocolatito on Triple-Header Super Flyweight Card on HBO

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com  

On Saturday night September 9, 2017 was a great night of boxing that featured three outstanding super flyweight bouts at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The evening was headlined by WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1 / 40 by KO) who retained his title with a one-sided knockout win over Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2 / 38 by KO).

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights

Here’s a look at Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1 / 39 by KO) vs. Roman Gonzalez ( 46-1 / 38 by KO) WBC super flyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, September 9, 2017 from the StubHub Center, Carson, California.

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RING TRIVIA

I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing.

 

1 – What former lightweight champion had a rare feat of fighting three non-title bouts with three different welterweight champions?

a — Freddie Welsh

b — Lew Jenkins

c — Tony Canzoneri

d — Sammy Angott

 

2 – Former bantamweight champion Johnny Coulon had the distinction of having twice defended his title in twenty round bouts within a period of how many days?

a — 7 days

b — 10 days

c — 14 days

d — 20 days

 

3 – Mike Tyson had a cameo role in what movie?

a — Air Force One

b — Beverly Hills Cop 2

c — Coming To America

d — Dundee in Los Angeles

 

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Cotto Dominates Kamegai

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday night at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, Miguel Cotto (41-5 / 33 by KO) was  overwhelming in winning the vacant WBO junior middleweight title over Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-4-2 / 24 by KO). This was the easiest fight I have scored since Lennox Lewis defeated David Tua.

Although Kamegai came forward in this fight to add the action element, Cotto was just superb in his ring generalship and landed the bigger power shots.

Give the Japanese fighter credit for his heart, but he was simply outclassed and just made to order for Cotto.

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Mayweather – Clear Cut Winner – Stops McGregor in Round 10

 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America
 
 
The big fight proved to be closer than expected and even had some drama before Mayweather finally ended it in the tenth.  In the early rounds, Conor McGregor proved a riddle that it took Mayweather nearly half of the fight to solve and the Irish MMA fighter managed to land a few blows against Mayweather. Over the first five rounds, McGregor landed 51 punches to 40 for Mayweather as his style confused the boxing master but from sixth round to the end, Mayweather landed 130 punches to 60 punches, many of them power punches. From the fifth round, the fight started to change as Mayweather connected more consistently but it wasn’t until ninth that the fight entered its end phrase as McGregor wore down under the Mayweather pressure.
 

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