By Tom Donelson / Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008
Last week Terrence Crawford showed why he has to be considered one of the best pound for pound fighters as he easily dismantled Dierry Jean over ten rounds. Crawford showed that he was as effective out of the southpaw stance as he was in the orthodox as he pounded poor Jean from one end of the ring to the other. Rarely did Jean come close to hurting Crawford and Crawford boxing style made it too difficult for the challenger.
On behalf of Duke’s Boxing and Our Team – Veronica Calles, Sarah Cammann, Oscar Gracia Jr., Oscar Gracia Sr., and yours truly, we would like to alert everyone that our professional boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has a scheduled 4 round middleweight / super middleweight fight at a catch weight of 165 pounds vs. Lucius Johnson (2-0) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The fight card will take place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California 90071.
In a lop-sided win, unbeaten WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (27-0 / 19 by KO) successfully defended his title with a tenth round stoppage over Dierry Jean (29-2 / 20 by KO) at the Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at the WBO junior welterweight title bout between Terence Crawford (26-0 / 18 by KO) vs. Dierry Jean (29-1 / 20 by KO) airing on HBO this Saturday, October 24, from Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)
Gennady Golovkin is the best pound for pound fighter in boxing today. His recent victory over David Lemieux simply reinforces the why. The first round began slow but Golovkin landed jabs after jabs as Lemieux look hesitant to move forward. Throughout the second round, Golovkin continued to jab, which set up two big one-two combinations. Throughout the third and fourth round, it was Golovkin using his superior tactical skills to set up big punches while Lemieux fail to land any big punch. At the beginning of the fourth, Lemieux threw a five punch combinations that missed. This temporally forced Golovkin to retreat but Golovkin simply return to his jabbing. Near the end of the fourth round, the Golovkin jabs set up big combinations that had Lemieux reeling.
Throughout the third and fourth round, it was Golovkin using his superior tactical skills to set up big punches while Lemieux fail to land any big punch. At the beginning of the fourth, Lemieux threw a five punch combinations that missed. This temporally forced Golovkin to retreat but Golovkin simply return to his jabbing. Near the end of the fourth round, the Golovkin jabs set up big combinations that had Lemieux reeling.
Once again I would like to say thank you to all of you, the growing fan base that loyally supports dmboxing.com. Without you the success of this website isn’t possible!
It’s a blessing to have a group of people that help with their best efforts to make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post Writer); Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of a man that is truly missed resting peacefully in heaven with the Lord, Rusty Rubin. My dear friend Rusty was my first writer to come in at the start of this website in July 2007, volunteering his award winning column, “In Rusty’s Corner.”
I appreciate the many comments and fan mail that I receive concerning boxing and the features that I offer, and I certainly respect all opinions. My main goal is to provide my wealth of knowledge from over fifty years of boxing in a fair and honest manner to all. I strive to make credibility my highest priority.
About every three months, this website runs this feature. The current champions in each their weight division are listed in their recognized title belt organization . Each champion’s professional boxing record is shown in the following format: wins–losses–draws–no contest(knockout wins) and date of wining title.
BOOK REVIEW : EZZARD CHARLES ; A BOXING LIFE BY WILLIAM DETTLOFF
When I read a book about a prize fighter I want to know the whole story. I want to know about their early life and what led them into the brutal fight game. What they did after their career ended and what legacy did they leave. In the book “Ezzard Charles ; A Boxing Life”, author William Dettloff does an admirable job of covering all the bases.
Mr. Dettloff is an accomplished scribe who spent fifteen years as the Senior Writer for Ring Magazine. It is obvious throughout this book the research and attention to detail the author painstakingly took. Ezzard Charles fought his way to the top in an era loaded with all star talent. Ezzard met the best of those times. Names like Burley, Bivins,Maxim, Moore, Walcott, Marciano and Louis adorn his record. As well as many others.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at the middleweight unification bout between WBA champion / WBC interim champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0 / 30 by KO) vs. IBF champion David Lemieux (34-2 / 31 by KO) airing on HBO-PPV, Saturday, October 17, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Last Saturday night featured two junior welterweight title fights. On HBO, Viktor Postal (28-0 / 12 by KO) captured the vacant WBC title over Lucas Matthysse (37-4 / 34 by KO). On Showtime, Adrien Broner (31-2 / 23 by KO) captured the vacant WBA title over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2 / 9 by KO).
In what I consider a mild upset, Viktor Postal outboxed and outpunched Lucas Matthysse before knocking him out in round ten. The fight took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.