GGG vs. Alvarez: Who really won

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By Bradley D. Cision: Another predictable, controversial, and expected decision has been handed down in the most anticipated fight of the year last Saturday night with the Saul “Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) vs. middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) being scored as a controversial 12 round draw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Using Weight as a weapon, catch-weights, same day weigh-ins and Re-hydration

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By Bradley D. Cision: In the last five or so years we have seen an alarming trend in boxing, and that is the catch-weight. Lately, several boxers have started using catch-weights as weapons, and this needs to be put to an end as quickly as possible.

The latest fight to have a catch-weight contract is the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight on May 6. Historically, Chavez Jr. has had a good amount of difficulty making weight, and lately has been fighting at over 170 pounds. However, in his last fight against Dominik Britsch on December 10, he did come in lighter, but looked incredibly drawn and gaunt on the scales. The Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight has a catch-weight set at 164 1/2 pounds. Why the half pound? This seems ridiculous and pointless.

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Klitschko/Joshua a done deal for April 29, Wembley Stadium


By Bradley D. Cision: At a venue that once hosted 80,000 plus screaming fans for Carl Froch vs. George Groves, we will see a great match up on April 29, 2017 with former Champion Wladimir Klitschko challenging Anthony Joshua for his IBF Championship title.

In a time when fighters like Adonis Stevenson, Danny Garcia, and Canelo Alvarez are not fighting the best, these two fighters are daring to be great and putting it all on the line against each other.

This fight is guaranteed to generate a HUGE live gate and draw a lot of attention worldwide. THIS is the fight to be made in the heavyweight division right now, with Deontay Wilder sitting on the sidelines with an injury.

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Liam Smith says Canelo ducked Golovkin

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By Bradley D. Cision:: It looks like even Saul Canelo” Alvarez’s opponent WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith is criticizing Canelo Alvarez for ducking the universally recognized middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. In a recent interview with Fight News, Liam Smith was quoted as saying that Canelo ducked GGG massively and went about everything the wrong way when approaching a potential fight with Golovkin, and calling him out.

“Yeah, ducked him [Golovkin] massively. He went the wrong way about it. He’s being criticized a lot and losing a lot of fans about the way he did it,” said Liam Smith to about Canelo ducking the Golovkin fight.

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Cotto chooses not to face Triple G, will fight Geale next

cotto57By Bradley Dee: Almost one year ago, Miguel Cotto won the true middleweight crown from WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez last year in June. The version of Sergio Martinez that he won the crown from was a shopworn, injured Sergio Martinez as was evident from his immediate inability to slip and move away from punches.

Not taking anything away from the victory, this would have still been a decent win, however instead of defending the middleweight crown, Cotto has chosen to sit on the belt and price himself out of major fights and fight lesser opponents.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao super fight not done, don’t know when or if it will be

floyd8282828By Bradley Dee: In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen a lot of articles written about the super fight. We’ve seen a lot of incorrect statements of the fight being made, false claims by one side that they’ve signed contracts, VPs of networks tweeting about it, and promoters commenting on it, writers articles declaring the fight will be signed today, tomorrow, or this week.

Enough is enough. Don’t people have anything else to write about lately? We’ve got WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin fighting on Saturday night against Britain’s Martin Murray in Monte Carlo. British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury at the end of the month against Christian Hammer on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

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Why Cotto Beat Sergio Martinez

cotto7822222By Bradley Dee: If you recall my earlier article here, I predicted that Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) had a great chance at beating WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s) in their fight last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

As you can see in the comments section, I was also bashed, belittled, beaten on, etc, by many a reader for this prediction. Some even go as far as name calling.

Why did I predict this and why did it happen? Two reasons, and none of them had to do with the knees of Martinez. The first reason was Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach, and the second reason was Cotto.

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Klitschko vs. Pulev on Sept 6th in Germany?

wladimir67By Bradley Dee: Yesterday I received a clarification letter from the president of the WBC stating that Bermane Stiverne must face his mandatory challenger unless Deontay Wilder agrees to step aside money.

Today, the WBC Website has the following statement on their news page:
The desire of Wladimir Klitschko to become the absolute heavyweight champion of the world will have to hang fire… for the moment.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán, said that Wladimir will have to wait for the title shot against current champion Bermane Stiverne, because he first has to face his mandatory rival.

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WBC President Clarifies : Bermane Stiverne must fight Deontay Wilder next

wilder093By Bradley Dee: In a statement by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Bermane Stiverne must fight his mandatory challenger next, who happens to be Deontay Wilder. Contrary to this statement, Don King released last week that Bermane has an optional defense available to him.

Just 3 days ago Pulev was listed as Wladimir Klitschko’s next fight on boxrec, and that is gone now, and it looks like Wlad is going to attempt to get Stiverne in the ring with him in September and pay some step aside money to Wilder, and maybe even Kubrat Pulev, which Pulev would be crazy to take. If Wlad DOES get Wilder to step aside and fights Stiverne, he will have to fight Wilder next, which leaves Pulev in the cold again. Wilder wants 10 million to step aside which is absolutely insane and he will never get it. My feelings are either Pulev or Wilder are not going to allow this unification.

In an attempt to clarify, I sent a letter to the WBC asking for clarification.

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Mayweather needs to move up to 160 to get better opposition

maidana2By Bradley Dee: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO’s) has matured into one of the best boxers of all time. Rarely does he lose rounds and he never loses fights. In fact, he hasn’t even come close to losing on the scorecards in a long long time. Even last Saturday, in a fight I feel he clearly lost, he won handily on 2 of the 3 scorecards. After the fight, he offered up the following “excuse”, that he wanted the fight to be that way because it was more crowd pleasing, and that he could have made it an easy fight.

Please. Don’t patronize me.

Regardless of the fact that Marcos Maidana handed Mayweather a tough fight, Mayweather said it was easy. In fact, his dad says Maidana doesn’t even deserve a rematch, in a fight a lot of people thought Maidana won.

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