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Charlo Twin Brothers Make History … Lara Wins Rematch

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Contributor to since 2008

The Charlo twins made history as both brothers hold titles in the same weight class. Jermell Charlo faced John Jackson, the son of former boxer Julian Jackson for the vacant WBC title.  John Jackson came out boxing and Jermell Charlo ineffectually tried to cut off the ring but he kept getting nailed with quick combinations.   Charlo struggled to close the gap as Jackson provided a boxing lesson to the young Charlo.


Charlo worked hard in closing the distance, using his jab and body shots and in the eighth round, he handed a right hand that nailed the left side of Jackson’s head.  Jackson reeled backward with his hands down and Charlo jumped on his wounded opponents and the referee stopped the fight.  It was a good thing for Charlo since at this point of the fight, Charlo was down on all three cards.


His twin Jermall fought the tough Austin Trout, a slick boxer and former junior Middleweight title holder.   Over the first half of the bout, Charlo used his height and reach advantage as he showed good defense while landing the harder punches.   Charlo pressured Trout and every time Trout landed solid combinations, Charlo countered.

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Current Champions

 Every three months, offers this feature – which is the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective recognized title belt organization.

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Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in the following format: win-losses-draws-no contest (knockouts wins) and date of winning title.

(as of May 17, 2016)

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

Tyson Fury
Unified champion
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Deontay Wilder
 United States
36–0–0–0 (35)
January 17, 2015
Anthony Joshua
 United Kingdom
16–0–0–0 (16)
April 9, 2016
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Luis Ortiz
Interim champion
25–0–0–2 (22)
October 17, 2015

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Canelo by “Knockout” over Khan

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By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Contributor to since 2008

Amir Khan started his bout against the hard punching Canelo Alvarez with a solid right hand while using lateral movement over the first three minutes of their bout.  He landed a couple of four punch combinations to take the first round.   Khan boxing showed Alvarez that he was the faster, more technically skilled fighter.

Alvarez stalked his opponent in the second round and threw two big punches that missed the quicker Khan.  Alvarez wanted to impose his power and size against the smaller Khan and Alvarez even lifted up Khan in a clinch.  Alvarez went to the body in an effort to slow Khan down but Khan concluded the round with a series of combinations as he maneuvered Canelo into the advantageous positions.

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Why The Post Title Patterson Was Better

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

NOTE: Jim Amato has contributed to since 2008. His opinions and input to this website are honest and of the highest level. He is an expert in boxing in every sense of the word.

Poor Floyd Patterson. Everyone loves him but not everyone respects him as a fighter or champion. You rarely here his name tossed about when the topic of all time great heavyweights is brought up. What a shame!

Who is to blame for the heartbreaking oversight? People tend to forget that Patterson thrashed Archie Moore much more impressively then Marciano did the night he became the youngest man ever to win the heavyweight crown. Still when a ” Dream Match ” between Marciano and Patterson is talked about, Floyd is quickly dismissed… Simply put, Rocky had the PUNCH and Floyd did not have the whiskers.

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Book Review


By Adam Pollack / Guest Post



Fascinating New Book Brings Light to the “Forgotten,”

Explores the Intersection in History of Discrimination, Politics, and Boxing

When most people think of the Holocaust, they might not know the intimate and inspiring stories of the Roma, who were victims of genocide in WWII, but also brave fighters.

In his fascinating new book, Johann Trollmann and Romani Resistance to the Nazis, Romani community leader, speaker, and author Jud Nirenberg introduces readers to the rich history and ongoing plight of the Romani people, focusing on the story of Johann Trollmann. Continue reading Book Review

Hey Harold!


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

Here’s a look at the WBA/IBF/ interim WBC middleweight championship Gennady Golovkin (34-0 / 31 by KO) vs. Dominic Wade (18-0 / 12 by KO ) scheduled for 12 rounds, airing on HBO this Saturday, April 23, 2016 from The Forum, Inglewood, California.

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PacMan Ends an Era and Joshua Begins a New One


By Tom Donelson 

Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

This past weekend, witness an end of an era and the beginning of another era.  Pacquiao defeated Tim Bradley easily and left no doubt who was the better fighter in their trilogy.  The fight was fought at a measured pace with Pacquiao averaging only 35 punches per round and Bradley 25 punches per round but the two Pacquiao knockdown of Bradley in the seventh and ninth round highlighted the difference between the two fighters.

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