Category Archives: Tom Donelson

Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain WBO welterweight title

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association
 
In their last bout, Pacquiao landed more punches including power punches and was the more active but it didn’t matter for the judges’ view this as a Bradley’s victory.   Coming in the bout, both men weighed the same, were the same height and thus neither fighter had a physical advantage.
 
Both fighters kept safe distance and neither fighter landed any big punches except for two right hands by Bradley.  Bradley was fighting a fight similar to what he did with Marquez, allowing Pacquiao to be the aggressor and counter.  In the middle of the second round, Pacquiao landed three left hands forcing Bradley to retreat but Bradley countered with two solid rights to stop Pacquiao rally in a round showing Bradley’s maturity.   During the third round, Pacquiao landed two solid combinations but halfway through the round, Bradley landed three body shots that forced Pacquiao to cover up. Over the final minute, Pacquiao landed the solid shots to the head, but Bradley landed solid body shots in an attempt to turn the fight into a brawl.
 

Sergey Kovalev remains unbeaten after title “KO” win

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By Tom Donelson / Member of Boxing Writers Association

 

On March 29, 2014 (Atlantic City, NJ)  Sergey Kovalev faced another undefeated fighter in Cedric Agnew for the WBO light heavyweight championship. Kovalev could have been forgiven for overlooking Agnew since he had bigger fights in mind.  Agnew may have been undefeated but no one gave him much of a chance.

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Danny Garcia edges Herrera to retain WBC / WBA title belts

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association

 

 
Danny Garcia made his return to Puerto Rico, the hometown of his parents as he faced Mauricio Herrera in a title fight.  The card began with Juan Manuel Lopez fighting Daniel Ponce De Leon at junior light- weight. Six years ago, Lopez knocked Ponce De Leon out but now both fighters faced a cross road fight at two higher weight divisions.  Ponce De Leon decided that his strategy would be to knock out Lopez, a Puerto Rico native since he was certain a close decision would go to the hometown fighter. 

 

 
 
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Chavez Jr. wins decision over Vera in rematch and Salido loses title on scale but wins bout over Lomachenko

By Tom Donelson / Contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008

Renowed Boxing Writer / Member Boxing Writers Association

In the undercard of the Chavez-Vera fight featured former Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko in his second professional fight challenging the veteran Orlando Salido for the WBO featherweight. As for Salido, he was not ineligible for the title since he came into the fight overweight. 
 
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In the first round, Lomachenko moved but rarely punched and Salido didn’t set any records for throwing punches so this was a round hard to score. In the second round, Salido took advantage of his increase weight as he pushed the smaller Ukrainian fighter around.  
 

Garcia wins an easy victory

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association

Mikey Garcia faced Juan Carlos Burgos for Garcia’s junior lightweight championship.  Burgos started the fight jabbing but halfway through the first round, Garcia left –right combination pushed Burgos back.   Near the end of the second round, Burgos nearly sent Garcia down from a Burgos left hook.   Garcia returned the favor in round three when he hurt Burgos with a big right and Burgos held on for dear life before the referee broke them up. From there, Burgos moved and boxed out of harm way.

 

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From the fourth through sixth round, Garcia started to gain slight advantages as his punches were showing more pop whereas Burgos became tentative and unable to score effectively.
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Pascal wins battle of Canada

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Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Assc. and Boxing Research Org. 

HBO featured two of Canadian bests as Lucian Bute faced Jean Pascal but before the main event, Mike Perez faced Carlos Takam in a heavyweight bout.  Perez was fighting his first fight since his last bout with Magomed Abdusalamov, who slipped into a coma after taking a beating from Perez.    Many fighters when they have faced with tragedy aren’t always the same after being involved a bout in which their opponent is either seriously injured or dies from their injuries.

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2014 can be another banner year!

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Assc. and Boxing Research Org.

 

2013 proved to be one of boxing best but what about 2014?  There are some potential big bouts beginning with Floyd Mayweather who defeated Saul Alvarez in the biggest PPV bout as far as audience participation is concern, but now where does Mayweather go from here? Mayweather has plenty of suitors who love to step in the ring with him if for no other reason than for the big pay day.  Among those who might challenge the great one includes Tim Bradley and Danny Garcia, both undefeated champions.  

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Maidana wins big over Broner on Showtime card

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By Tom Donelson

Renowned boxing writer and author / contributed to this website since 2008

Adrien Broner challenged the tough Marcos Rene Maidana in a bout determining his place in the peeking order of elite boxers.  Showtime began their last card of the year with Beibut Shumenov defending his light heavyweight title against the undefeated Tamas Kovacs.  While Kovacs showed excellent boxing over the first two minutes and forty seconds, Shumenov nailed Kovacs with a solid left hook that sent Kovacs down.

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The Battle of Brooklyn

 

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By Tom Donelson / Member of Boxing Writers Association & Boxing Research Organization  

The battle of Brooklyn between Paul Malignaggi and Zab Judah was less a battle than a skirmish. The bout pattern was settle in the first round and essentially stayed that way throughout the fight with very few exceptions.  Paul “the magic man” Malignaggi simply out boxed and out hustle Judah, who appeared unable to pull the trigger throughout the bout with one exception in which a left hand sent Malignaggi down for a brief knockdown that was more of flash knockdown than a damaging blow.    Malignaggi unleashed his jab which kept Judah unbalanced and confuse throughout the bout.  Malignaggi added body shots to go with lightning quick combinations.  Judah never seemed to have an answer for Malignaggi attacks nor did he ever seem willing to take risks but wait for one punch, the punch that never came. Even his knockdown was as much to do with feet tangling as it was with power.

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