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Golovkin by Decision Over Jacobs … Gonzalez Upset by Srisaket on HBO/PPV card

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WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0 / 34 by KO) retained his title belts with a hard fought unanimous twelve round decision over Daniel Jacobs (32-2 / 29 by KO) on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This was the first time in Golovkin’s eleven year career that he ever had to go the twelve round distance. Previous distance victories were eight rounders.

Golovkin started off in a slow paced manner before taking charge in round four, dropping Jacobs with two hard right hands. I gave Golovlin four of the first five rounds, with a 10-8 score for the knockdown in the fourth.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(Spring 2017 Edition)

Next week is officially the start of Spring and let me say as we start a new season, how truly delighted I am to bring the best in boxing, as I know it, with my website to everyone. I would like to say thank you for all those that have written in support and offered input. Also to the many that have purchased dmboxing.com products.

This website is coming up into its 10th year since it began on July 15, 2007. The people that have contributed over the years have done so in such a positive and professional way.

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Yamanaka By “KO” Over Carlson in Japan

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last week, on March 2, 2017 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2 / 19 by KO) successfully retained his WBC World Bantamweight Title with a one-sided stoppage of Carlos Carlson (22-2 / 13 by KO).

The unbeaten Japanese champion, whom I rank at #9 in my current list of the “pound for pound” boxers, floored the Mexican challenger five times before the knockout came at 0:57 in round seven.

However, Carlson did have his moments in the 5th round when he landed solid right hand punches on the southpaw Yamanaka.

But those moments were too few and far between to change the course of the bout.

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RING TRIVIA

I have always be intrigued with boxing trivia. This goes back to when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to learn and educate myself. I am now delighted to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

1 – Who was the first flyweight champion?

a) Jimmy Wilde

b) Frankie Genero

c) Pancho Villa

d) Young Zulu Kid

2 – What fight was the largest purse for Joe Louis?

a) Max Bear (1935)

b) Max Schmeling (1938)

c) Billy Conn (1946)

d) Jersey Joe Walcott (1948)

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Wilder Retains WBC Heavyweight Title With 5th Round “KO” Over Washington

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday night February 25, 2017 Deontay Wilder (38-0 / 37 by KO), losing on all scorecards and all of the four rounds, came back to stop challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1 / 12 by KO).

A right hand that followed with a left hook in the fifth round dropped Washington and when he rose, Wilder continued with a array of punches and landed a hard right hand as the bout was stopped at 1:45 of the round.

At the start and through four rounds Washington was focused and kept the pressure on Wilder at his pace. But it was clear that Wilder was not to be denied in the 5th defense of his WBC heavyweight championship belt and at his home, Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The bout was shown on national television on PBC-FOX.

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Broner Wins Split Decision Over Granados … Peterson Wins Title on Showtime

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Adrien Broner (32-2 / 24 by KO) won a ten round split decision over Adrian Granados (18-5-2 / 11 by KO) in a scheduled super lightweight bout which was fought at welterweight as both fighters came in over the limit.  It took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fight was action packed with both men landing punches throughout. Granados was busier, with a higher total of 683 punches compared to Broner’s 403. But it was Broner who connected at the higher rate of 41 percent, to just 21 percent for Granados. Broner landed more effective punches which were more accurate and telling in the fight.

The judges scores were 97-93, 96-94 for Broner and 97-93 for Granados … my scorecard was 96-94, six rounds to four, for the winner Broner.

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Eddie Ramirez Stops Ryan Karl in Super Lightweight Battle of Unbeatens

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 two up and coming, undefeated, prospects met at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi in a super lightweight slugfest – Eddie Ramirez (16-0 / 11 by KO) won by TKO after Ryan Karl (13-1 / 9 by KO) after Karl didn’t answer the bell for the 10th and final round.

The bout was competitive, but it was Ramirez who had the edge using the jab and landing effective body shots against the aggressor Karl; who appeared over anxious at times and not landing the cleaner punches.

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Dub Harris R.I.P.

 Johnny Ortiz, Dub Harris, David Martinez
( photo taken October 18, 2002 )
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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing on July 21, 2011 … In Memory of Dub Harris (R.I.P.) I am re-posting in his honor.

 

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last month the boxing world lost a friend, Maurice “Dub” Harris, who passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011 at the age of 94. He was a highly decorated veteran of the United States Army serving in both World War II and the Korean War.

Dub, along with Everett Sanders (original founder), Charlie Casas, and Gordon Del Faro, was one of the charter members of the World Boxing Hall of Fame that started in 1980. Dub served five terms as president (1982), (1985), (1989-1990), (1995-1996), (1997-1998). Dub remained active as Chairman of the Board and President’s Advisor until failing health in 2005 forced him to depart the World Boxing Hall of Fame after twenty five years of dedicated service with the goal to always strive for excellence.

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Showtime and HBO Fight Results

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

It was a huge night of boxing on Saturday, January 28, 2017 with outstanding bouts featured on both Showtime and HBO.

On Showtime – from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas – Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1 / 18 by KO) avenged his only career loss to previously unbeaten Carl Frampton (23-1 / 14 by KO) by a twelve round majority decision to recapture the WBA featherweight championship.

Santa Cruz adjusted very well in the rematch by landing well at a distance with his excellent jab.

It was a great fight as expected with both fighters giving it their all in every round.

The judges had it 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114 with Santa Cruz being the winner … my scorecard was a bit wider 116-112, 8 rounds to 4 for Santa Cruz.

In the semi-main event of the evening, Mickey Garcia (36-0 / 30 by KO) knocked out Dejan Zlaticannin (22-1 / 15 by KO) in round three to win the WBC lightweight championship.

Garcia from the opening bell was the dominant fighter and in charge. A tremendous uppercut followed by a right hand knocked out Zlaticannin cold as referee Tony Weeks waved the end of the bout at 2:21 of the third round.

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