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Canelo Defeats Chavez Jr. by Unanimous Decision … GGG next – in September

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

The big news about Julio Cesar Chavez-Canelo Alvarez fight was not what happened in the ring but what happened after the fight when Alvarez announced a September 16th match with Gennady “Triple G’s” Golovkin for the Middleweight championship. 

As for the fight itself, this was a one sided affair that had a rinse and repeat aspect to it with every round the same as the round before.  Alvarez treated Chavez as his personal punching bag and Chavez never really seem into the fight as he rarely threw punches, missed often when he did throw and despite being the bigger man, Alvarez consistently pushed Chavez around the ring.  The smaller Alvarez often beat Chavez to the punch, his punches had more sting to them and by the end of the fight, even the fans booed.

What was supposed to be the battle of Mexico with two of Mexico biggest names in boxing, the fight turned out to be a dull one sided affair in which one side looked prepared and the other side looked totally lost.

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Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko – RECAP

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Lets get straight to the point, this was a good and very entertaining fight. This is just what boxing and particularly the heavyweight division needed.

I picked Joshua to win, simply because of youth. But I knew the 41 year old Klitschko would be a true test for the young 27 year old champion.

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Joshua Defeats Klitschko by Knockout

 
 
 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
 
 
Anthony Joshua faced his toughest battle against Wladimir Klitschko who was fighting father time along fighting Joshua. For Klitschko, this was a legacy fight for to win would put him among the elites of boxing history as a three time champion of the division.  No fighter had won more heavyweight titles and fought in more than Klitschko who along with his brother dominated the heavyweight for much of this century. 
 
From 2004 to 2015, there was Klitschko at the top of the heavyweight division and Wladimir Klitschko attempted to win back his title in front of 90,000 British faithful in Wembley Stadium.  Joshua had the home ring advantage.  
 

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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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