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Shohjahon Ergashev defeats Mykal Fox – RESULTS

Shohjahon Ergashev overcame a five and a half-inch height advantage recording a unanimous decision victory over fellow undefeated prospect Mykal Fox in the 10-round super lightweight main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday on SHOWTIME from the Kansas Star Casino. With famed trainer Sugarhill Stewart shouting instructions from his corner, the Detroit-based power-punching Ergashev […]

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Teofimo Lopez in Mexico to ask WBC for title shot

By Aragon Garcia: Unbeaten Teofimo Lopez traveled to Mexico on Thursday to meet with World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman to ask him to be moved from #5 to #1 in the WBC’s rankings in order to get a title shot at the WBC lightweight title should champion Mikey Garcia vacate the title in the […]

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Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox – weights & quotes

Unbeaten super lightweight and rising star Shohjahon Ergashev and fellow undefeated Mykal Fox made weight just a day before their ShoBox: The New Generation main event headlines a doubleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan. (Photo credit: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME) The 10-round clash between Uzbekistan’s power-puncher Ergashev (16-0, 15 […]

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Josh Taylor predicts KO of Ivan Baranchyk

By Tim Royner: WBC Silver light welterweight champion Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs) says he’ll knockout IBF 140 lb champion Ivan Baranchyk (19-0, 12 KOs) if he comes to fight in their semifinal fight in the World Boxing Super Series tournament on May 18 at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor, […]

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PHOTOS/RESULTS: Ramirez-Zepeda and Beltran-Okada

Jose Ramirez was faced with the toughest test of his career. Jose “Chon” Zepeda was slick, slippery, and would not give in. But it was a late rally in the championship rounds that pushed Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) to a majority decision victory as he retained his WBC super lightweight title for the second time […]

Read full article: PHOTOS/RESULTS: Ramirez-Zepeda and Beltran-Okada @Boxing News 24

Rey Vargas defeats Franklin Manzanilla – RESULTS

By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (33-0, 22 KOs) had to get up off the deck to defeat #3 WBC challenger Franklin Manzanilla (18-5, 17 KOs) by a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in their fight on DAZN at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California. In […]

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Hype train?

Another hype train being promoted by the UFC this weekend. I like Adesanya, but gentlemen, he is no Anderson Silva. There were tears at the weigh in today.

In regard to Anderson and his contemporaries, I imagine it was exciting to be a young man, going around the world throwing hands. Sure, some of you would like for your son to make a living behind a desk, hands resting peacefully on top of it. Why not let them hands go upside somebody’s head? Touch that chin. A liver kick? Or like the man said, hit him hard and often.

I like the moment when someone wins. Climbing on top of the cage, taking it all in. It’s a great feeling for me, and I’m just a spectator. Those days are coming to an end for The Spider and he knows it. There were tears today.

The OGs have given their youth to this sport. A sport that, apparently, it’s hard to walk away from. I wonder if it’s Silva’s last fight.

Probably.

I’m not excited about this card, but I am impressed with Kelvin. He’s really grown up since TUF. He talks different, looks different. He’s a new dude at 185 and I like his chances in this fight. Go Kelvin and Spider.

M

 

Teofimo Lopez says Jose Pedraza doesn’t want to fight him

By Aragon Garcia: As many expected, Teofimo Lopez (12-0, 10 KOs) crushed Diego Magdaleno (31-3, 13 KOs) last weekend by an easy 7th round knockout on ESPN+ in Frisco, Texas. Lopez revealed afterwards that he plans on fighting on April 20th on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan card on ESPN PPV […]

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“Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic wants Marcus Browne rematch

World Ranked Light Heavyweight contender “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KOs) has thrown down the gauntlet to Staten Island, NY native Marcus Browne (23-0, 16 KOs) for a rematch of their highly controversial clash in 2016. “I saw Browne’s fight against Badou Jack and it’s the same amateurish style since he turned pro, holding […]

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Birds, butterflies, and California

Adam Levine removed his shirt during his Super Bowl performance and revealed a torso marked with various random objects. I saw a few birds, butterflies, and the word “California,” in large plain text across his stomach.

If, as a a grown up male, you remove your shirt in public, a few rules need to be observed:

All tattoos must be relevant. See Anthony Pettis, Marreta, the Lioness, etc.

If you are representing a certain place, be specific. You can’t show out with the name of a state on your stomach. Where you from, bro? So Cal? Sacramento? Stockton? AKA? Check with Cub Swanson for more information.

Exceptions? New York, Texas, Brazil.

That halftime show was tragic on so many levels, but the absolute worst was Levine removing his shirt to show us a chest that was … um, problematic. You can’t show up to an event like this with old songs, tired dancing, and overall lameness and your body is not 100% on point. At least put something out there for the ladies. Like Rockhold and Romero. I think Dana trots them out like show ponies. And for good reason.

M

WATCH LIVE On ESPN+: Alvarez vs Kovalev Rematch & Lopez vs Magdaleno

EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+: ELEIDER ALVAREZ-SERGEY KOVALEV REMATCH AND TEOFIMO LOPEZ-DIEGO MAGDALENO LIVE AT 12 AM ET LIVE ON ESPN AND ESPN DEPORTES: OSCAR VALDEZ-CARMINE TOMMASONE FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT AND RICHARD COMMEY-ISA CHANIEV LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET. UNBEATEN PROSPECT JANIBEK ALIMKHANULY FEATURED ON UNDERCARD STREAM ON ESPN+ BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. ET – […]

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And still!

Father Time is undefeated and always will be, and that is the undisputed truth. You can try to wave him off for a bit, but he always comes for his belt.

A couple of days ago, Serena lost in the quarters of the Australian Open. She is 37 years old and made it to the quarters. That’s an accomplishment, but let’s take a look at some recent history.  She made it to the finals at Wimbledon and lost. Got to the finals of the US Open and lost spectacularly, with a meltdown that made John Mac look like a Boy Scout. And now the failure in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady is heading back to the Super Bowl at 40. If Serena wants those last two titles, I would encourage her to hook up with Tom’s people for some TB Training, TB Performance meals, and a complete shakeup of her fight camp. She might need to leave TAM and find Bang. Well, as long as Bang doesn’t advise her to lose a ton of weight and arrive at the next Grand Slam at 115lbs.

She is 37 and relying on her physicality, which is slowly declining, to compete against 25 year olds. This is a losing battle. She needs a new camp.

M

 

What’s next?

Good fights on tap: Barboza v Gaethje, Pettis v Wonderboy.

Pettis and Wonderboy is a stupid funny matchup, and I am here for all that chaos. The chaos pick there is, of course, Pettis. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a KO or sub, a victory over Wonderboy will be something great to see. Pettis is obviously on the decline. He’s not chasing a belt anymore, and since he has a contract, might as well fight if he’s healthy. Wonderboy winning that fight is boring.

I’ll comment more on the LW and WW later. What about the Heavyweights?

I want to see Stipe fight again. He’s been on maternity leave long enough. No rematch with DC. Let’s see if he’s still legit. Some guys suffer a loss and lose their confidence along with the belt. Was his loss to DC a fluke? I don’t think so; DC is without peer at heavyweight.

Ngannou, Beast, Blaydes: They all have fights coming up. Good.

Cain, JDS, Overeem: Yes, yes, and yes.

Brock: No. I understand the $$ aspect of him v DC, but I don’t care for it. But wait a minute, I was entertained the night DC beat Stipe and Brock entered the cage. I was not expecting that scene at all! It was unexpected  pro wrestling shtick and I was entertained. Book it!

About the Contender alum: That’s a good show, but they did not have to stack a whole fight card with those people.

M

 

Fight week is here

UFC is in Brooklyn this week, TJ v Cejudo. I’m all about the Champ Champ, but I don’t like this cut for TJ. He should have moved up for the superfight with Max. Losing 10 off a small, ripped frame seems risky as hell, but what do I know? This is grown man stuff, so I got TJ in this fight.

My boy Dennis Bermudez is stuntin‘ in NY (via Twitter) in some expensive car. I have no knowledge of cars, so no idea of the make and model. But if he’s rolling like this, please stop crying broke all the time. Fighters and fans love to cry about how broke these guys are, yet on Insta, Twitter, Embedded, we see the cars and houses, homie. Don’t be scurred. Women and children, body art, vacations in Thailand, and 15 motorcycles ain’t cheap either.

Oh no. Stipe wants to fight Cormier again. Please no. Sorry, I have no interest in mumbling Stipe. Cormier should fight one (or 2) more times: Brock, and regardless of the outcome of that (Brock will lose; he understands kayfabe), he should fight Jones next for all them LHW marbles. We gots to move on. Stipe can fight JDS or Cain for the vacant title.

Sadly, Klitschko is not coming back.

And lastly, Motel 6? Seriously? And who is going to be staying there? This might be a decision that’s all about money, because it’s not about branding. The UFC seems like it’s a luxury product these days. A fan has to sign up for cable TV and 3 streaming services to see these fights. Or is it 2? This is confusing. You got the new owners (how many times do we have to hear about the $4 billion sale?), Dana ($$$ birthday parties?), and ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports. And Motel 6 (let’s not forget, Dennis is stuntin’ and he ain’t even a champ champ). One of these things is not like the others…

M

It’s hard out here

According to Anderson Silva, it’s hard to be an old fighter without chemical assistance. That is true, however, fighting really is a young man’s game. Actually, most sporting activities are for the young due to the reality of aging, which is why you won’t see a 35 year old woman competing in gymnastics, and you won’t see an old man at shortstop (in the outfield, running down a ball? Lol). In football, maybe. Just maybe on the off chance you are a rarity like Tom Brady will you see your 40s, playing at a High Level in the NFL. And Tom Brady is Very High Level.

He made a comment about stamina and recovery being helped by TRT. This is the argument against steroids, and why they promote an unfair advantage. These old men (Andy, Mir, Bigfoot, Chuck, Tito, Rampage…) have given their youth to the fighting game and apparently, still want to fight. They need to get back on the stuff and only fight each other. Oscar should look into this. I’ll bet all those old heads will be back for a payday.

Give them 6 months to get in shape. 40 and up? Let them fight!

Cain wants to fight Jon Jones, presumably at heavyweight, but if and only if Cormier does or does not – OK stop. I appreciate the bro love going on at AKA, but why are they always talking about Jones at heavyweight? And why is Cain weighing in on this? He should be focusing on Ngannou and how, after 3 years away, he is going to avoid getting knocked out. And now he wants Jones? There’s a whole line of legit HWs waiting to put hands on him, and he wants a LHW to move up to HW and fight him? Come on, man. I understand the Superfight mentality, but you’re taking the biscuit with this one. And the decision depends on what Daniel is doing? Can everybody please let Daniel retire already and worry about the people in your own division?

I’m still rooting for Cain against Ngannou. Khabib against anybody. And Luke? I’m still mad at him for getting put to sleep, complete with a goodnight kiss from Yoel. That was messed up. I want to see Luke at full strength fighting Jones.

It’s hard out here for a heel like Colby. He’s a fake heel, but he fought all the dudes they put in front of him, and even won the fake belt. But he didn’t get the title fight. Why? According to the Internet, it’s a whole bunch of stuff surrounding whether he was ready on a particular date, then he had surgery, at some point Woodley had surgery, Usman fought the same people Colby did…  It’s not interesting any more. I hope Woodley wins the fight, but I’m kinda ready for some new blood at WW. Not Usman, not Colby, not Tyron. Somebody new. And this is probably why they are going with Usman. Who will lose to Ponzinibbio.

M