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Badou Jack (WBC) vs. James DeGale (IBF) Super Middleweight Unification Bout Ends in a Draw


By Tom Donelson  / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and a contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008.

Last Saturday (January 14, 2017) James DeGale and Badou Jack fought ta tough battle of attrition that ended in a majority draw.  This bout was close with DeGale dominating the early rounds and Jack controlling the second half of the bout.  For Jack, this was his second draw in a row but this bout was close with both fighters hitting the canvas once.

DeGale used angles to deliver sharp combinations over the first five rounds as Jack couldn’t cut the ring off effectively as DeGale often escape.  In the first round, a DeGale quick straight left sent Jack on the canvas in the first round. 

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FIGHT CALENDAR for January 2017

 

 

Stay tuned every month to dmboxing.com to view your complete boxing schedule

 

*** January 12 — THURSDAY ***

 At Paris:

Karim Guerfi vs. Stephane Jamoye, 12 rounds, for Guerfi’s European bantamweight title

 

*** January 13 — FRIDAY ***

 At Hialeah, Florida (PBC on Spike):

Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman, 12 rounds, for Lara’s WBA junior middleweight title

Anthony Dirrell vs. Norbert Nemesapati, 10 rounds, super middleweights

Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin, 8 or 10 rounds, welterweights

Juan Carlos Payano vs. Isao Gonzalo Carranza, 8 or 10 rounds, bantamweights

Joey Hernandez vs. Edwin Palacios, 6 rounds, middleweights

Dennis Galarza vs. Edgardo Rivera, 6 rounds, lightweights

At Puerto Maryn, Argentina

Omar Narvaez vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez, 12 rounds,  bantamweights 

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Joe Walcott

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on June 19, 2013 under the title: Barbados Joe Walcott – Burying the “Demon”

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

NOTE: Jim Amato has contributed to this website since 2008. His opinions and input are honest and of the highest level. His expertise in boxing is respected world wide to the highest degree. To view all of Jim’s articles – go to the Categories section and click onto his name.

For a boxer who had crossed gloves with the likes of Sam Langford, Joe Gans. Philadelphia, Jack O’Brien, Mysterious Billy Smith, Kid Lavigne, George Gardner, Dixie Kid, Rube Ferns, Tommy West, Dan Creedon, Honey Mellody and Joe Choynski, his was not a fitting end. Joe Walcott was born on March 13, 1873 in Barbados, British West Indies. On December 15, 1901 he stopped Rube Ferns in five rounds to capture the welterweight title. Ninety years later the man nicknamed the Barbados Demon was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Hey Harold!

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

Here’s a look at the Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2 / 32 by KO) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (22-1 / 18 by KO) light heavyweight fight, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 17, 2016 from The Forum, Inglewood, California.

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Hey Harold!

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

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Here’s a look at the Terrence Crawford (29-0 / 20 by KO) vs. John Molina Jr, (29-6 / 23 by KO) WBO/WBC super lightweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 10, 2016 from the Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for December 2016

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Stay tuned every month to dmboxing.com for your complete boxing schedule

 

*** December 2 / FRIDAY ***

 

At Los Angeles (Estrella TV):

Abraham Lopez vs. Sergio Lopez, 10 rounds, featherweights

Oscar Negrete vs. TBA, 8 rounds, bantamweights

Edgar Valerio vs. Guadalupe De Leon, 8 rounds, featherweights

Niko Valdes vs. Will Williams, 4 rounds, super middleweights

Jousce Gonzalez vs. Jordan Alvarado, 4 rounds, junior lightweights

Angel Bojado vs. Abraham Calderon, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Todd Unthank-May vs. Daniel Najera, 6 rounds, cruiserweights

 

At Fresno, Calif. (UniMas):

Jose Ramirez vs. Gabriel Bracero, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

Danny Valdivia vs. Aaron Garcia, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Esquiva Falcao vs. Gerardo Ibarra, 8 rounds, junior middleweights

Joe Louie Lopez vs. Qulisto Madera, 6 rounds, middleweights

Saul Lomas vs. Pablo Sanchez, 6 rounds, junior welterweights

Bryan Lua vs. Manuel Lopez, 4 rounds, lightweights

Isidro Ochoa vs. Oscar Mendoza, 4 rounds, lightweights

 

At Las Vegas:

Sharif Bogere vs. Hylon Williams, 10 rounds, lightweights

Ashley Theophane vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

 

At Lincoln, Rhode Island:

Toka Kahn Clary vs. Mario Macias, 8 rounds, junior lightweights

Shelly Vincent vs. Marquita Lee, 8 rounds, female featherweights

Ray Oliveira Jr. vs. Matt Probin, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

Anthony Marsella Jr. vs. Devante Seay, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Kendrick Ball Jr. vs. TBA, 4 rounds, middleweights

Jamaine Ortiz vs. Latorie Woodberry, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Cristobal Marrero vs. Isaiah Robinson, 4 rounds, welterweights

Khiry Todd vs. Bruno Dias, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

Jonathan Figueroa vs. Lamont White, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

 

At Mendoza, Argentina:

Juan Carlos Reveco vs. Diego Liriano, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights

 

At Philadelphia:

Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Garrett Wilson vs. Lamont Capers, 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Marcel Rivers vs. Tony Kim, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Hasan Young vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights

Avery Sparrow vs. Steven Ortiz, 6 rounds, lightweights

Isaiah Wise vs. Rafael Machado, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Victor Padilla vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights

Edgar Cortes vs. Basyzbek Baratov, 4 rounds, flyweights

 

At Las Palmas, Spain:

Ahmed El Mousaoui vs. Ceferino Rodriguez, 12 rounds, for vacant European welterweight title

Abigail Medina vs. Jeremy Parodi, 12 rounds, for vacant European junior featherweight title

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Kovalev and Ward ~ RECAP

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By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008

Andre Ward eked out a controversial victory over Sergey Kovalev in a close fight but a fight that many at ringside felt he lost.  I personally had the fight 115-112 in favor of Kovalev but it is not a robbery that Ward won but you can make the case it was a stretch as Judges gave the benefit of doubt to Ward in many of the close rounds. 

Ward problem was two -old, the first being that he has not been as active as Kovalev and he was moving up in weight and the second that became obvious over the the first two rounds; he couldn’t match Kovalev in power as Kovalev piston like jab kept Ward off balanced and Ward had difficulty penetrating Kovalev’s defenses.  A straight right in the second round sent Ward down and he was down three points after the first two rounds.  

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC presents its final show of 2016 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout 7pm / Location is The Hangar at the Orange County Fair and Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*** NOTE:  the FIGHT CALENDAR for December 2016 – will be posted on dmboxing.com next week – to view the bouts that are to be featured on this outstanding card.

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Hey Harold!

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

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Here’s a look at the Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1 / 4 by KO) vs. Nicholas Walters (26-0-1 / 21 by KO) WBO super featherweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, November 26, 2016 from the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.

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Hey Harold!

Harold IBHOF pic

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

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Here’s a look at the Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1 / 26 by KO) vs. Andre Ward (30-0 / 15 by KO) WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO/PPV this Saturday, November 19, 2016 from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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