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title Wladimir puts in a horrible performance against Povetkin

wlad6778By Scott Gilfoid: Wladimir Klitschko dominated Alexander Povetkin tonight in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in Moscow, Russia, but this has got to be the worst performance of Wladimir’s career by far. I know that’s hard to say because he’s looked incredibly terrible in his defeats to Ross Puritty, Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster, but tonight Wladimir took mediocrity to a whole new level by clinching his way to a 12 round unanimous decision over Povetkin.

Wladimir retained his IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles with the victory, but I think he may have lost a heck of a lot of fans with this awful performance.

Referee Luis Pabon really dropped the ball tonight by letting Wladimir hold Povetkin and pull down on his head for all he was worth for 12 rounds. Early on, Pabon should have given Wladimir a stern warning for his grabbing and shoving Povetkin because it constant. Read the rest of this entry »

title Everything on the line for Cotto tonight against Rodriguez

cotto023By: Timothy Medina  Tonight in the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3) faces Miguel Cotto (37-4-0). While this is simply a tune-up fight for Miguel Cotto, this is going to be the biggest fight in the career of Rodriguez.

Even though this fight is bigger for Rodriguez than it is for Cotto, this fight will determine how the legacy of Cotto will end.

Cotto is one of the biggest fighters of the past decade and a future Hall of Famer. He has been in many wars and has been victorious against men such as Paulie Malignaggi, Carlos Quintana, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Joshua Clottey, and Antonio Margarito. It is hard to imagine Cotto losing to the likes of Rodriguez, but with the damage Cotto has taken over the years, it is possible for Rodriguez to pull off a miracle tonight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko destroys Povetkin with ease

povetkin666By Ciaran McKinney: Tonight in the heart of Moscow, thousands of fans were witness to an absolute demolition job from Wladimir Klitschko on the brave, but extremely limited Alexander Povetkin.  

A massive purse bid, the third largest in history and an inflated record boasted by the hometown hero had some boxing fans claiming that this could be it, the time had finally come for one half on the all conquering Ukrainian brothers. The fighters came to the fantastically kitted out Olypiskiy Arena ready for a war, but from the first bell, it was clear that any hope was false. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko defeats Povetkin in an ugly fight

wlad9766By Jim Dower: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) defeated WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. The final judges scores were 119-104, 119-104 and 119-104.

Wladimir knocked Povetkin down 4 times in the fight; once in the 2nd round from a short left hook and 3 times in the 7thh round. Wladimir appeared to push Povetkin down with the first knockdown in the 7th, but the other two seemed to be legit. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tony Conquest and Wadi Camacho in Domestic Fight of the Year Candidate

By Ciaran McKinney: As the O2 in London filled up with spectators ready to see Scott Quigg battle for his first World Title and of course, the professional debut of Olympic Super-Heavyweight Gold Medalis Anthony Joshua, a bout had slipped under the radar for the casual viewer. Read the rest of this entry »

title Povetkin wants to beat Wladimir for his father

povetkin6765By Eric Thomas: WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO’s) will have a tremendous amount of motivation to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO’s) when he faces him in the ring tonight in their fight at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin wants to defeat the 6’6″ Wladimir for his father, who died in 2010.

Povtkin said “It was a dream of my rather [for him to beat Wladimir]. He is gone now. I promised him to bring the belts. I must do it.”

If Povetkin has that kind of motivation behind him then he could be a very dangerous opponent Wladimir because it means he won’t go down easy or end up as a punching bag like Wladimir’s other recent opponents have. A lot of Wladimir’s opponents have seemed beaten even before they get into the ring, and they generally don’t do a whole lot before getting stopped or seeming go give up. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ricky Burns to start light training

burns754By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) says he’s ready to start light training after having his jaw broken last month in his controversial 12 round draw against Raymundo Beltran on September 7th in Glasgow, Scotland.

Burns took a beating in that fight, and held constantly from the 4th round on without the referee taking points off for the grabbing. The judges scored it 115-112, 114-114, and 113-115.

The ridiculous scoring was a warmup for the oddball score by judge C.J. Ross a week later in scoring the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight a 114-114 draw. The scores for the Burns-Beltran fight were far worse because Beltran really whipped Burns and ended up having nothing to show for it. Read the rest of this entry »

title Zab Judah to face Paulie Malignaggi on December 7th in New York

malig56By Allan Fox: Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) will be facing Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) on December 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to Showtime’s Al Bernstein. On the undercard will be welterweights Keith Thurman vs. Jesus Soto Karass. There’s no word about Amir Khan battling Devon Alexander, so you have to assume that we won’t be seeing that fight any time soon.

Judah-Malignaggi pits too fighters coming off of losses and in need of a big win. Malignaggi lost his WBA title to Adrien Broner last June by a much disputed 12 round split decision in Brooklyn, New York. Judah lost to to WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia by a narrow 12 round unanimous decision last April. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto tries again

904(Photo Credit : Chris Farina -copyright 2013) By Rachel Aylett: Tonight sees the hugely popular Miguel Cotto make his return to the ring following his defeat in December of last year against the then WBA light-middleweight champion Austin Trout. He faces long-time fringe contender Delvin Rodriguez in a non-title fight that is scheduled for 12 rounds. The bout takes place in Orlando, Florida.

Although thousands of people will disagree, it is my belief that Cotto is pretty much a shot fighter. The way he was so easily defeated by Trout was worrying indeed. Cotto left the ring that night without giving the customary post-fight interview to Showtime’s Jim Gray. He looked confused and, possibly, disgusted with his performance as he stormed out of the ring. I saw that fight as totally one-sided, agreeing with the judge that scored it 119-109. I think those who had it closer just couldn’t believe what they were watching and gave Cotto some rounds just because, well, he’s Cotto!! Read the rest of this entry »

title Quigg’s chance to come of age

quigg43By Rachel Aylett: Eddie Hearn promotes a terrific bill of boxing tonight at the 02 Arena in London, which showcases a selection of current and future stars of British boxing. Almost every fight on the card is of real interest in some way or another.

The main event features undefeated super-bantamweight Scott Quigg, 26-0-1 (19), who was recently upgraded from interim to full WBA champion, making his first defence of that title against also-unbeaten Cuban Yoandris Salinas, 20-0-1 (13).

Quigg is on the crest of a wave at the moment, although he says he will not consider himself world champion until he successfully defends that title in the ring tonight. His career has been on an upswing since it began in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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