Explaining ‘Poor’ Decision’s

By Shane Newsome: With ‘poor’ decision’s seemingly on the increase in boxing at the moment and fans becoming more and more disillusioned with every one that rears it’s ugly head, I will attempt to clear it up for those still losing sleep over a decision where the more popular fighter doesn’t receive the judges vote.

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A Look Back on This Weekend’s Boxing – 17 & 18th May, 2013

peterson454By Shane Newsome: Welcome readers to my weekly column which takes an informative, un-bias, retrospective look back on just what went on at the weekend, with reports on the biggest and best boxing action from across the globe.

This week we saw the good, bad and ugly sides of boxing. Including the rise of a new star in Lucas Matthysse, the re-emergence of some old ones in Shane Mosley and Guillermo Jones and perhaps the beginning of an end for some present ones in Lamont Peterson and Denis Lebedev.

So as usual we start our look back in the same place we begun our preview, on Friday at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia and the WBA ‘Regular’ World heavyweight title defense for unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0) against challenger and previously unbeaten Pole Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1).

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A Look Forward to This Weeks Boxing – 17 & 18th May, 2013

povetkin3By Shane Newsome: It’s that time of the week which means only one thing a return to my weekly article which in turn means only one thing yet another packed exciting week of boxing including three world title fights and returns for future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley and the Prizefighter series.

We Start the action on Friday at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia with a WBA ‘Regular’ World heavyweight title fight between Champion and #1 contender for Wladimir Klitschko’s crown unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin (25-0) and also unbeaten pole Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-0) here we have a tricky stay busy fight for Povetkin and perhaps an unnecessary one with a fight against Wladimir later in the year all but signed he could have taken an easier fight but credit to him for this as he sets out to prove himself and a tricky fight against the 6’5″ unbeaten pole may be just what he needs to get ready for Wlad.

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A Look Back on This Weekend’s Boxing – 11th May 2013

burns5624By Shane Newsome: For those of you who haven’t read one of my articles yet I will explain them to you, they are your well informed non bias reviews and previews to the big fights each weekend I strip the fights back and look past all the hype and promotions and straight at the facts, so please give a read and enjoy.

In a relatively ‘slow week’ in comparison to recent weeks we had some great fights including an incredible three world title fights which didn’t fail to disappoint and have the boxing world talking, if you weren’t able to catch the action then please enjoy my review.

We start at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK and perhaps the biggest fight of the night, a world title defense for WBO Lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2) against mandatory challenger Jose A Gonzalez (22-1) and a superb fight it was, with the 29 year-old Puerto Rican Gonzalez coming out in the earlier rounds showing some real class beyond his experience switch hitting and wining all but one of the first 6 rounds dominating Burns from a controllable range using his long reach at a pace he to controlled making burns over-reach and look out of his depth.

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A Look Forward to This Weeks Boxing – 11th May 2013

burns#11(Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon) By Shane Newsome: Yet another return to my weekly column which means only one thing yet more exciting boxing in our packed schedule and yet another three world championship belts on the line over the weekend and all have a true chance of changing hands.

We start the action at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK and straight into our first Championship fight of the weekend between Scotland’s own WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns (35-2) and Jose A Gonzalez (22-0) this is a mandatory defense for Burns but far from an easy one the 29 year-old Puerto Rican Gonzalez is a hungry undefeated fighter who has truly deserved his shot at the title and with his power (17 ko’s in 22 wins) and he wont make this a simple night for the home fighter Burns who is rarely in an easy fight, saying that I do see Burns scraping through this test with a close decision though he may have his chin tested in the process, if Burns does pick up the win here I’d like to see the fight between him and Miguel Vazquez which was called off last year be remade as it will be a great fight.

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A Look Back on This Weekend’s Boxing – May 4th

mares#12(Photo credit: Casino/Showtime) By Shane Newsome: With another three championship fights last weekend boxing fans have really been spoilt recently, with that said it does make it hard to keep up with and catch everything that happened so here is the return of my weekly column to spoil you just that bit more.

We start our look back in the same place we started our preview the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with the eagerly anticipated fight between still unbeaten WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0) and Robert Guerrero (31-2-1) and in this fight Floyd Mayweather really highlighted the two things he does best, sell a fight and not get hit.

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A Look Forward to this Weekend’s Boxing

Ruben Guerrero(Photo credit: Esther Lin) By Shane Newsome: A return to my weekly column as yet another packed week end unfolds before us and a return to the true Marmite man of boxing, love him of hate him everyone has an opinion of ‘pretty boy’ Floyd ‘money’ Mayweather.

Also in action in yet another busy weekend for boxing fans are WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBC Featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in defenses of their titles.

And where else to start this weeks preview but in the modern day Mecca of boxing the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and the fight that has everyone talking yet again unbeaten WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0) and Robert Guerrero (31-1-1).

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A Look Back On Last Weekend’s Boxing

03(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Shane Newsome: After a highly entertaining week of boxing from a number of counties including three world title fights and a number of our favorite boxers in action, its easy to get lost in the hype and lose track of what is really happening out there so here is your impartial look back on Saturday 27th April 2013 in the world of boxing.

And we start our journey in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK and the main event Amir Khan (28-3) vs Julio Diaz (40-8-1) here was another night that Bolton’s Amir Khan should have made easy work of a lesser opponent though instead we had ourselves yet another night of hearts beating, on the edge of our seats watching a technically sound offensive boxer holding on for dear life after being caught time and time again through defensive frailties.

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A Look Forward to This Weeks Boxing

clip_image006By Shane Newsome: With again another packed schedule on both sides of the Atlantic we have busy cards in UK, USA but also action from Argentina and Germany with fights not to be missed, so let’s take a look at what we have in store.

First we go to Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK and the main event Amir Khan (27-3) vs Julio Diaz (40-7-1) this fight should just be another stepping stone for the 26 year-old Brit even a Diaz in his absolute prime should be easy work for someone as skilled as Khan look for him to get Julio out of there around the mid-late rounds anything else and maybe Khan will deserve the criticism he will most definitely receive, if he does win this fight in easy fashion like expected you would hope he would now step back up to world level and try and avenge on of his recent defeats like he has talked about, we will soon see.

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