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Lomachenko vs. Sosa … Gvozdyk vs. Gonzalez … Usyk vs. Hunter … RECAP

By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Last weekend on April 8, 2017, it was Ukrainian night at the fights as top Ukrainian fighters led by super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko who simply dismantled James Sosa with ease.  For every punch Sosa landed, he got nailed by four by Lomachenko.  Lomachenko simply looked impressive as he maneuvered around the ring and simply nailed Sosa whenever he wanted.  After nine rounds, Sosa corners decided that enough was enough as Lomachenko outclassed Sosa.  As Max Kellerman noted, Sosa didn’t even win any moment of the fight.

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Lomachenko, Gvozdyk, Usyk – Win on HBO Tripleheader Card

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1 / 6 by KO) successfully defended his title in a dominating performance over challenger Jason Sosa (20-2-4 / 15 by KO) Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Lomachenko won every round from the start, until the fight was stopped after nine rounds when Sosa’s corner called off the fight.

Sosa showed heart, but was simply no match for the champion who is considered by most experts to be “pound for pound” one of boxing’s best.

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Golovkin vs. Jacobs and Gonzalez vs. Srisaket … RECAP

 
 
 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
Contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008
 
 
“Triple GGG” Gennady Golovkin took on what may have been his toughest opponent, Daniel Jacobs but only for WBA and WBC but not IBF as Jacobs refused to do his morning weight in. (IBF rules stated that the fighter can only gain up to ten pounds following the official weight in.)  By refusing  the IBF, Jacobs could rehydrate to higher weight for an extra advantage over Golovkin.
 
Before these two fighters get it on, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez faced Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for Gonzalez, Super flyweight championship.  Over the first two rounds Rungvisai dominated with his power and even sent Gonzalez down for eight count near the end of the first round. 
 
 

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

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

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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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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Thurman Wins Split Decision Over Garcia to Unify WBC / WBA Welterweight Titles

By Tom Donelson / Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Our mutual friend Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) was instrumental in connecting Tom to contribute his expertise to dmboxing.com in 2008 – he is truly respected and appreciated by all.

Thurman and Garcia participate in the first big fight of the year as they unified portion of the welterweight title.   Thurman came out aggressively in the first round and may have stunned Garcia with a left hook and a right hand with a minute left and Thurman added an upper cut. 

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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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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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