By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Hughie Fury (16-0, 8 KOs) could have been the one that fought WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) last night instead of Johann Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) in Birmingham, Alabama.
Hughie was the first choice by Wilder’s management, but Hughie’s trainer/father Peter Fury said that they couldn’t take the fight because they wanted 8 weeks and they would have gotten less than that. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) enjoyed a huge advantage in punches landed over his opponent Johann Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) last Saturday night in their fight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Showing off his ability to throw a lot of punches when needed, the 6’7” Wilder connected on 326 of 587 punches for a connect percentage of 56 percent, according to CompuBox stats. That’s a very high connect percentage for a heavyweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In a battle of aging Polish heavyweights, 38-year-old former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 3 KOs) defeated the 47-year-old ring rusty Przemyslaw Saleta (44-8, 22 KOs) by a 5th round stoppage last Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: #11 WBC Johann Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) is unhappy that the referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight in the 11th round last night in Duhaupas’ fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Duhaupas, 34, had taken too much punishment in the 11th round from Wilder for Reiss to let the fight continue, so he stopped the fight at 0:55 of the round rather than letting Duhaupas take further shots. Duhaupas wanted to finish the fight on his feet by going the full 12 rounds instead of being on the receiving end of a TKO defeat. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 24 KOs) believes he’ll be ready to face IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in late 2016 if he’s still a world champion by then.
Wilder wants to get his mandatory defense out of the way against mandatory Alexander Povetkin, provided that Povetkin wins his next fight against the 6’8” Mariusz Wach on November 4th in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After losing a bitterly disappointing 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs) last Saturday night in a mostly one-sided contest at the SSE Wembley Arena in London, UK, #4 WBA Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 13 KOs) is vowing that he’ll come back from the loss. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) gave #3 WBA, #3 WBO Hernan Marquez (39-6-1, 28 KOs) a pounding on Saturday night in knocking him down seven times in the fight in the process of scoring a 10th round knockout at the Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco, in Sonora, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #14 IBF heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (25-0, 17 KOs) stayed unbeaten with an 8 round unanimous decision win over 34-year-old journeyman Joel Godfrey (17-15-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Scott Gilfoid: As I predicted, the talented WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0 34 KOs) put in a virtuoso performance in battering Johann Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) and winning an 11th round TKO win on Saturday night in front of a jammed pack Legacy Arena in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama. It was a privilege to watch the superstar Wilder work tonight in slowly dismantling the iron-chinned Duhaupas round by round until the referee Jack Reiss had to pull the plug on the fight in the 11th round.
Duhaupas looked like he was ready to be officially knocked out when Reiss decided to stop the contest rather than letting Wilder put Duhaupas down on the canvas. It was just too much of a beating for Reiss to stand there and let it continue to happen before his eyes. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Jim Dower: In perhaps the hardest fight of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s career, he had to battle hard to defeat Johann Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) by a grueling 11th round stoppage victory tonight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The 6’7″ Wilder unloaded everything but the kitchen sink in the 11th round to get the stoppage against bleeding but still game Duhaupas.
The fight was stopped after Wilder unloaded with a blizzard of left hooks and uppercuts to the head of Duhaupas. Referee Jack Reiss stepped in before Wilder could add the coupe de grace against the French fighter. Read the rest of this entry »