Category Archives: Recent Fights

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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Crawford Unifies Titles at 140 – Impressive “KO” Over Indongo

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Our mutual friend Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) was instrumental in connecting Tom to dmboxing.com in 2008

Terrance Crawford and Julius Indongo fought to unify all the belts in the 140 pound division with Crawford the heavy favorite.   Indongo may have been the underdog but he did defeat soundly Ricky Burns and knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky to win his share of the titles; so it would not have been out of ordinary for an upset to have occurred.  Crawford goal was to win the titles and then move up to the very crowded, talented 147 pounds but Indongo was the final obstacles and not the easy obstacles many thought going into the fight.

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Lomachenko Impressive – Stops Marriaga

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday night at the Micro Theater at LA Live, WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1 / 7 by KO) successfully defended his title in a one-sided seventh round stoppage over Miguel Marriaga (25-3 / 21 by KO) in a match shown live on ESPN.

Lomachenko came out in a stalking mode in the opening rounds with good movement and a right jab from his southpaw stance.

In round three Lomachenko dropped Marriaga with a straight left for the first knockdown in the fight.

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Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner RECAP … Victor Ortiz wins by KO!

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Mikey Garcia dominated Adrien Broner last Saturday night with a technically sound performance.  Broner is the colorful fighter with the flashing combinations but it is Garcia who simply wins by being workmanlike. From the beginning and throughout the fight, Garcia jabbed his way inside Broner and then landed body shots that scored. From the very beginning, Garcia outworked and out hustled Broner.

Broner had his moment like the eighth round when he started with succession of combinations and over the last three rounds, he landed some big shots but he never landed with any consistency whereas Garcia would simply throw and land punches and as Garcia noted after fight, “I think that I controlled the fight in this early rounds and I kept the activity up … Broner is a great fighter and he has great skills but I was the superior fighter tonight.”

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Garcia Dominates Broner

 

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (37-0 / 30 by KO) moved up in weight to super lightweight and decisively beat Adrien Broner (33-3 / 24 by KO) in their super lightweight bout by a unanimous twelve round decision on Saturday night.

The fight was clearly controlled by Garcia from the start and he was text book throughout.  It seemed that when Broner would try to pick up the rhythm with his jab, Garcia would come back with solid exchanges.

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Barrera over Smith Jr. , Corrales over Costellanos, Berchelt over Miura, Figueroa over Guerrero – RESULTS

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

 (To view all Tom’s fine work on this website – go to Categories section and click onto his name)
 

On Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Sullivan Barrera gave heavy punching Joe Smith a boxing lesson from round two thru the end of the fight as he landed three times as many punches.   Smith stunned Barrera with a left hook that sent him down to the canvas but after that it was Barrera fight as he simply out boxed Smith with blistering combinations to go with vicious body shots.  He won an easy victory despite hitting the canvas in the first round.

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Pacman Down Under – In “Upset” Loss

 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
 
Manny Pacquiao faced Jeff Horn in Brisbane Australia and his goal was to look impressive to get a big pay day, with the goal to entice Mayweather for a big money rematch.  For Jeff Horn, this was his opportunity to become a known entity in the Welterweight and even win a title in front of his fellow countrymen. Horn came into this fight as a significant underdog.  Horn hoped that age would benefit him as he was the younger fighter by nine  years.

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Ward vs. Kovalev – RECAP

 
By Tom Donelson 
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
 
Andre Ward faced Sergey Kovalev and like the first bout, this too ended in controversy.  Going into the eighth and decisive round, this was a tight fight according to many ringside observer.  (I had Kovalev up by one point but this was one of those fights with many close rounds which explains why Harold Lederman had Kovalev up by three points at the half way mark of the fight and others had it closer with Paul Malignaggi having it even.)
 
Kovalev took to the center of the ring in the opening rounds and used his jab to set distance and allow him to use his power shots. Both men didn’t land many punches and this was a tough one to score.
 
In the second round, Kovalev lands a nice right hand and his jab forced Ward off guard and kept Ward from effectively countering.  Just as in the first fight, Kovalev landed the heavy punches in the early rounds and Ward moved inside to land body shots and landed one low blow that garnered a warning.

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Brook vs. Spence – RECAP … and a Look at the Welterweight Division

 
 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America, and contributing writer for dmboxing.com since 2008
 
 
Last month (May 27, 2017), Errol Spence Jr. faced Kell Brook in Sheffield England in Brook’s backyard. For the first six rounds, Brook had a slight lead as he forced the action with his upper cuts and right hands against the southpaw Spence who tried to push the action but often found himself against a savvy fighter.  Brook at times even shook Spence but Spence showed a strong chin.
 
The second half of the fight, Spence took control of the fight with vicious body shots to go with effective jabs to set up combinations.  Brook slowed down and during the tenth round, Spence pushed Brook around the ring with body shots with quick combinations. Brook went down in the tenth from effective combinations. Brook’s left eye swelled from Spence’s jabbing, and going into the eleventh, Spence had his opportunity to end it and he did. Spence put on the pressure and landed a combination that forced Brook to sit down.  Spence fractured Brook’s left orbital bone and Brook could not continue as the swelling affected his vision. 
 

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