Bombs Away, Mexico and Puerto Rico Meet Once Again – Pitufo Challenges Navarrete For Featherweight Title

Though it isn’t nearly the same as it used to be, the friendly Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry in the sport of boxing has always provided some of the most spirited encounters throughout the years. This upcoming Saturday, current WBO Featherweight belt holder ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝEmmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (32-1-0, 27KO๐Ÿ‘Š) will look to defend his recently acquired title for the first time, against ambitious #6 WBO world contender ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทChristopher “Pitufo” Diaz (26-2-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) at the Silver Spurs arena in Kissimmee, Florida. Continue reading “Bombs Away, Mexico and Puerto Rico Meet Once Again – Pitufo Challenges Navarrete For Featherweight Title”

The Amazing Boy to Take On Tetsuya Hisada in Osaka, in Light-Flyweight World Title Bout ๐Ÿ—พ

In terms of alphabet title trinkets, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKenshiro “The Amazing Boy” Teraji (17-0-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is one of the longest reigning title holders in the sport today, with 7 defenses under his belt since winning the WBC green strap in 2017. The elite unbeaten 29 year old world titlist will go up against improved #1 WBC contender ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTetsuya Hisada (34-10-2, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who is looking to capitalize on his second crack at a world title.ย  Continue reading “The Amazing Boy to Take On Tetsuya Hisada in Osaka, in Light-Flyweight World Title Bout ๐Ÿ—พ”

A Moment Of Respect For Hall-of-Fame Legend Alexis Arguello

On this day 69 years ago in 1952, the man known as “El Flaco Explosivo”, and “The Thin Man” was born – that being Nicaraguan Hall-of-Fame boxing legend ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎAlexis Arguello (77-8-0, 62KO๐Ÿ‘Š). This 3-division titlist, and 2-division RING-MAGAZINE World Champion was well known for his skilled patience, height, and vaunted power, that he managed to pack in the wiry, long frame. Continue reading “A Moment Of Respect For Hall-of-Fame Legend Alexis Arguello”

Regis Prograis Picks Up the Strange Victory in Atlanta, While Redkach Once Again Embarrasses Himself

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 04/18/2021

If you didn’t see this bout, there wasn’t much that you missed, at least in terms of integrity. To briefly sum it up, elite former Junior-Welterweightย  Titlist ๐Ÿ‘น ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธRegis “Rougarou” Prograis (26-1-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was sharp in his pursuit through 6 rounds, as he proved to be too intelligent, too quick, and too powerful for ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆIvan Redkach (23-6-1, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who decided after a few rounds, to fake his way out of fighting the rest of the fight. Continue reading “Regis Prograis Picks Up the Strange Victory in Atlanta, While Redkach Once Again Embarrasses Himself”

Rage Against the Machine – Andrade Met Battle-Minded Williams Head On, Defeated Him By Unanimous Decision In a Well Contested Bout

Reigning WBO Middleweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDemetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (30-0-0, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in the build up of the fight was adamant that he would welcome the challenge from boisterous challenger ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งLiam “The Machine” Williams (23-3-1, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and he did just that, defeating him by Unanimous Decision and picking up his fourth Continue reading “Rage Against the Machine – Andrade Met Battle-Minded Williams Head On, Defeated Him By Unanimous Decision In a Well Contested Bout”

Carlos Gongora Gives the Masses a Reminder – Stops Chris Pearson With Educated Performance

Do you remember ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จCarlos Gongora (20-0-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š)? As a reminder reference, he was who delivered ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟAli Akhmedov his first loss as a pro 4 months ago, and Gongora made his name well known off of that big performance. With him holding the minor IBO Super-Middleweight world title, he squared off against ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธChristopher Pearson (17-3-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) this afternoon, and showcased a solid Continue reading “Carlos Gongora Gives the Masses a Reminder – Stops Chris Pearson With Educated Performance”

The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

Iconic Undisputed Middleweight Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMarvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 50KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had his eyes set on the defense record established by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทCarlos Monzon (14), and Marvin was looking to make the 11th successful defense of his RING/WBA/WBC/IBF world titles…but to get there, he would have to run through another fellow legend in order to keep the ball rolling on his standing as king of the division.

There had been long tensions brewing between two of the most dominant pugilists in the sport of boxing in the 1980โ€™s, and the pot began to boil as a blockbuster super-fight was agreed upon for a date on ๐Ÿ—“๏ธApril 15th, 1985 between Hagler, and ever-dangerous reigning RING/WBC Super-Welterweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThomas โ€œThe Hitmanโ€ Hearns (40-1-0, 34KO๐Ÿ‘Š). They had something agreed upon 3 years prior, but had to call the fight off due to a hand injury that Tommy suffered, so they went their own ways. Continue reading “The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages”

Boots Validates the Hype Further – Dominates, and Knocks Out Lipinets in 6th With Wipeout Performance

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 04/10/2021

If there were any skepticism about the amount of coverage, and praise ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJaron “Boots” Ennis (27-0-0, 25KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had coming into the fight, those doubts should quickly fade from thought. With a display of perfect punch placement, movement, timing, guile, and defense, Boots dissected former Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บSergey “Samurai” Lipinets (16-2-1, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) through 6 rounds to become the first man to stop Sergey in his boxing career, and doing so in a Continue reading “Boots Validates the Hype Further – Dominates, and Knocks Out Lipinets in 6th With Wipeout Performance”

Another War Manifests At Super-Flyweight – Ancajas Eeks Out Tough Decision Over Very Brave Rodriguez

Coming into the bout, reigning IBF Super-Flyweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญJerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was looking to secure his 9th successful defense, but #1 world mandatory challenger ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJonathan Javier Rodriguez (22-2-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) made it as tough as possible for the Champion, fighting Ancajas tooth and nail through 12 rounds. The bout was declared a Unanimous Decision victory for Ancajas, but the action in the bout reflected that it was much closer than the scores indicated.  Continue reading “Another War Manifests At Super-Flyweight – Ancajas Eeks Out Tough Decision Over Very Brave Rodriguez”

Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight

Long Islands posterboy for the working class ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJoe Smith Jr. (27-3-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) wins the WBO Light-Heavyweight title after defeating ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บMaxim Vlasov (45-4-0, 26KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by majority decision in a great fight in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night.ย  Judge Dave Sutherland scored the bout 114-114 while judges Pat Russell and Gerald Ritter overruled him with scores of 115-113 and 115-112.ย  Continue reading “Joe Smith Completes the Unexpected Dream, Wins Vacant World Title by Beating Vlasov in Contested Fight”

The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonardโ€™s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course โ€“ Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

On this date,ย ๐Ÿ—“๏ธApril 6th, 1987ย โ€“ undoubtedly the two greatest fighters of the 80โ€™s would come together to deliver us a classic that still gets talked about, and argued to this day. After years, upon years of speculation, retirements, taunts, and dangling theย ๐Ÿฅ•carrot in front of theย ๐ŸŽmule, legendary Hall-of-Famerย ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSugar Ray Leonardย decided to come back after being 3 years removed from the ring due to complications of his eye injury to take on the daunting task of fighting legendary longtime Middleweight World Championย ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMarvelous Marvin Hagler. Continue reading “The Battle For Fighter of the Decade, Hagler and Leonardโ€™s Legacies Meet Head On in a Collision Course โ€“ Pivotal, Controversial, Legacy Building & Legacy Defining๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ”

Herring Outguns Frampton, Puts Him Away in the 6th by TKO Victory – Frampton Also Lives Up to His Pre Fight Word and Calls it a Career

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 04/03/2021

Though the fight by the public and oddsmakers was viewed as a 50/50 bout coming in, it certainly didn’t turn out that way, as America’s Fighting Marine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJamel “Semper Fi” Herring (23-2-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) stepped his game up a couple levels, to dominate Ireland great & former 2-div Champ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งCarl “Jackal” Frampton (28-3-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by 6th sound stoppage. Herring’s stock is now set to ๐Ÿš€skyrocket, while Frampton lived by his pre-fight word, by announcing his retirement from the sport during the post-fight interview. Continue reading “Herring Outguns Frampton, Puts Him Away in the 6th by TKO Victory – Frampton Also Lives Up to His Pre Fight Word and Calls it a Career”

Nietes, Void of Ring Rust, Takes Care of Business in His Return to the Ring, Outpoints Carrillo in UD Victory

The return of former 4-division Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญDonnie “Ahas” Nietes (43-1-5, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š) went about as smooth as you could expect, in a typical-like performance. With a workmanlike approach, Nietes defeated Colombian fighter ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดPablo Carrillo (25-8-1, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of 10 round Unanimous Decision, and now looks to get back into the thick of the Super-Flyweight division, and its talents. Continue reading “Nietes, Void of Ring Rust, Takes Care of Business in His Return to the Ring, Outpoints Carrillo in UD Victory”

MurodjonAkhmadaliev Shows to Have Pedigree Above the Gutsy Ryosuke Iwasa – Defends His Unified Titles for First Time by Stoppage

Headlining the show in his native Uzbekistan land, Unified WBA/IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟMurodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (9-0-0, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š) gave his crowd a small sample of what he is capable of doing, and beat former IBF titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตRyosuke Iwasa (27-4-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) via accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, forcing the Referee to call a stoppage to the bout as Iwasa didn’t offer up any return fire. Continue reading “MurodjonAkhmadaliev Shows to Have Pedigree Above the Gutsy Ryosuke Iwasa – Defends His Unified Titles for First Time by Stoppage”

Skills Galore, as Madrimov Takes Kalombo With Technical Brilliance, Wins by 10 Round Decision

Super-Welterweight top world contender ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟIsrail “The Dream” Madrimov (7-0-0, 5KO๐Ÿ‘Š) remains undefeated, as he cleared fellow previously unbeaten ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉEmmany Kalombo (14-1-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š), nullifying his strengths, and evading his power, taking command to secure the wide Unanimous Decision verdict. Continue reading “Skills Galore, as Madrimov Takes Kalombo With Technical Brilliance, Wins by 10 Round Decision”

Gold-Medal Watch – Dusmatov Puts Division on Notice With Stoppage Over Kizota in the Second Round

The Light-Flyweight division has some very interesting moving parts. To open up the loaded card in Uzbekistan, 2016 Rio Olympic Gold-Medalist ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟHasanboy Dusmatov (3-0-0, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š) showed a small sample of his skill, timing, and change of pace maneuvers, to beat ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟMuhsin Kizota (11-3-0, 5KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of second round stoppage. Continue reading “Gold-Medal Watch – Dusmatov Puts Division on Notice With Stoppage Over Kizota in the Second Round”

Guess Who’s Back…Back Again๐ŸŽต – Donnie Nietes Makes Long Awaited Return to the Ring After Nearly a 2ยฝ Year Hiatus

If a โšฑ๏ธmissing person’s report was applied to the Philippines and worldwide, future Hall-of-Famerย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญDonnie “Ahas” Nietes (42-1-5, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š) would’ve certainly been the first choice from the current boxing realm to be put there, as the Filipino standout inexplicably took 28 months away from the ring. Continue reading “Guess Who’s Back…Back Again๐ŸŽต – Donnie Nietes Makes Long Awaited Return to the Ring After Nearly a 2ยฝ Year Hiatus”

Tszyu Delivers, Forces Hogan Corner to Throw in the Towel, Now a Step Closer Towards a Title Shot

The heralded youngster came through and did what was expected of him, as ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บTim Tszyu (18-0-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was able to keep the pressure on, forcing tough challenger ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชDennis Hogan’s (28-4-1, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š) team to throw in the towel to save their fighter from further sustained punishment 30 seconds before the 5th round bell sounded. Continue reading “Tszyu Delivers, Forces Hogan Corner to Throw in the Towel, Now a Step Closer Towards a Title Shot”

Respect in Combat (Dillian Whyte | Alexander Povetkin Rematch)

It is easy to gloat after you come back to defeat your conqueror in the second go-around, and it’s okay to do, as it signifies some of what was pinned up after losing in the first bout. Now when you are concerned about the former conqueror’s health such as ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งDillian Whyte was, after knocking ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บAlexander Povetkin damn near senseless, it is commendable, and has to be noted that Whyte took the stool from Continue reading “Respect in Combat (Dillian Whyte | Alexander Povetkin Rematch)”

Dillian Whyte Makes it Right This Time, Gaining Revenge Against Alex Povetkin, Stopping Him in the 4th

Once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence, so would it occur again? Perennial contender ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งDillian “Bodysnatcher” Whyte (28-2-0, 19KO๐Ÿ‘Š) emphatically made sure that wasn’t the case, reversing his fortune by knocking out Gold-Medalist/top contender ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บAlexander “Sasha” Povetkin (36-3-1, 25KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of 4th round TKO to get his WBC “Interim” World Heavyweight Title back for future plans. Continue reading “Dillian Whyte Makes it Right This Time, Gaining Revenge Against Alex Povetkin, Stopping Him in the 4th”

Serrano Shows Out in the Big Bout – Outclasses and Knocks the Brave Bermudez Out Late in 9th Round

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 03/25/2021

Many facets of Featherweight Champion ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทAmanda “Real Deal” Serrano (40-1-1, 30KO๐Ÿ‘Š) were exhibited on full display tonight, outgunning brave current IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทDaniela Romina Bermudez (29-4-3, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š), defending her WBC and WBO World Featherweight Titles by way of big knockout that came via form of a hidden body shot. Continue reading “Serrano Shows Out in the Big Bout – Outclasses and Knocks the Brave Bermudez Out Late in 9th Round”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of March 28th)

By Trรฉ Berry & Jon Uddin๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/25/2021

Last Saturday, we seen the return of Artur Beterbiev after a 17 month hiatus filled with delays pertaining to health.ย  We also seen the Cruiserweight division undergo an intriguing shift, as Lawrence Okolie finally lived up to his potential, doing so on the big stage.ย 

Project combat authors Jon Uddin & Trรฉ Berry will converse in-depth on those fighters, and we will also touch up on Vergil Ortiz stepping up, rising in the big moment, and we will also address the growing disappointment with Terence Crawford, and his constantly shifting mindset, as well as his criticism of Canelo Alvarez ducking black fighters. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of March 28th)”

Seniesa Estrada Wins Her 1st World Title in Dominating Fashion, Defeats Longtime Champion Anabel Ortiz

One of, if not the best prospect that was going in women’s boxing in recent years was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSeniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (20-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š), doing the majority of her impressive work as contender in both the Flyweight, and Light-Flyweight divisions. Moving down in weight, her Continue reading “Seniesa Estrada Wins Her 1st World Title in Dominating Fashion, Defeats Longtime Champion Anabel Ortiz”

Vergil Eclipses Hooker in a Thriller That Lasts 7 Rounds, Ortiz Gets the Stoppage as Hooker Succumbs to Punishment Leading to Injury

A strong fight met expectations, as ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธVergil Ortiz Jr. (17-0-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š), met the defiance of “Mighty Mo” ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMaurice Hooker (27-2-3, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and put on a show for the fans at the ๐ŸŸ๏ธDickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. With back and forth action, Ortiz was able to put Mo down twice in the bout, and the fight met its conclusion in the 7th round by TKO, keeping Ortiz consecutive knockout streak alive. Continue reading “Vergil Eclipses Hooker in a Thriller That Lasts 7 Rounds, Ortiz Gets the Stoppage as Hooker Succumbs to Punishment Leading to Injury”

Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles

Power-boxer/knockout artist ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บArtur Beterbiev (16-0-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) was able to keep his knockout streak alive, and defended his WBC, WBO Titles by stopping ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชAdam Deines (19-2-1, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of 10th round knockout. The crowd at the ๐ŸงŠKhodynka Ice Palace gave their native son a warm embrace before and after the figh as he fought for the first time in Russia since turning pro. Continue reading “Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of March 21st)

By Trรฉ Berry & Jon Uddin๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/18/2021

This past weekend, the little warriors took to center stage as Thailand’s Super-Flyweight power puncher Srisaket Sor Rungvisai positioned himself for a title shot, Estrada and Chocolatito squared off in their long awaited rematch, and the boxing world is reeling after losing an All Time Great. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of March 21st)”

The Current Fab-4, And a Division That Delivers on Promises ๐Ÿ†

While the main talk after Saturday night is about the faulty Judge (rightfully so), and the fight verdict (which is widespread talked about & debated), we want to bring more attention to the fact that we have an active ๐Ÿ”—“Fab-4” in this generation of boxers in the current climate. Continue reading “The Current Fab-4, And a Division That Delivers on Promises ๐Ÿ†”

A Boxing Giant Leaves Us Too Early, Rest in Piece to a Legend’s Legend, Marvelous Marvin Hagler ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Man, this is difficult news to break. Per a written release from his wife Gia, we have lost ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMarvelous Marvin Hagler unexpectedly at the age of 66. Details surrounding his death are still currently unknown. Born on May 23rd, 1954, through sheer heart, grit, and skill, he turned himself into the ultimate weapon of boxing, to become arguably the greatest all-around Middleweight to ever ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠlace ’em up, and certainly one of the best to ever grace the profession.

An All-Time Fight Has Reached its Conclusion, With Estrada Winning the Mega-Rematch By a Debatable, if Not Controversial Split-Decision

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/14/2021

Somehow the rematch, 8 years removed from the original classic, superseded it, staking an instant ๐Ÿšฉflag for 2021 in Fight of the Year standards, that will be a very tough act to follow. In an all time encounter that felt like round 13-24 instead of 1-12, by way of the Judges, ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJuan Francisco Estrada (42-3-0, 28KO๐Ÿ‘Š) retained his RING & WBC belts, while adding ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎRoman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s (50-3-0, 41KO๐Ÿ‘Š) WBA belt to the mix, however the fight verdict, didn’t appear to match what was seen by many onlookers tonight, and they may have a credible case as to how they feel about it. Continue reading “An All-Time Fight Has Reached its Conclusion, With Estrada Winning the Mega-Rematch By a Debatable, if Not Controversial Split-Decision”

This Time it Was Made Definitive – McCaskill Puts in Enough Work to Defeat Brรฆkhus in 10 to Truly be Considered Undisputed Champion

This fight had bad blood written all over it, as both went out to settle the score in their rematch. This time around, ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJessica โ€œCasKILLAโ€ McCaskill (10-2-0, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š) made the verdict more definitive, and left the doubts at the door, as she defeated former Champ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดCecilia โ€œThe First Ladyโ€ Brรฆkhus (36-2-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š), whose reflexes seemed to have dulled at the latter stage of her career. McCaskill defended her RING-MAGAZINE and WBA/WBC/WBO/IBF World Titles, & now sits in the crosshairs of other major fights against more of the best that women’s boxing has to offer. Continue reading “This Time it Was Made Definitive – McCaskill Puts in Enough Work to Defeat Brรฆkhus in 10 to Truly be Considered Undisputed Champion”

Kyoguchi Introduces Himself to New Spectators, Defeats an Unable to Continue Vega to Defend His Crown

The reigning RING-MAGAZINE/WBA Light-Flyweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตHiroto Kyoguchi (15-0-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) made a successful third title defense over ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝAxel Aragon Vega (14-4-1, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in front of the Texas-home crowd at the ๐ŸŸ๏ธAmerican Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading “Kyoguchi Introduces Himself to New Spectators, Defeats an Unable to Continue Vega to Defend His Crown”

Rungvisai Clears the Path Towards a Shot to Regain the Championship, Defeated Sithmorseng by Stoppage

Super-Flyweight top World contender ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญSrisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-5-1, 42KO๐Ÿ‘Š) secured his 50th victory tonight as he made target practice of ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญKwanthai Sithmorseng (50-8-1, 27KO๐Ÿ‘Š) through three rounds of in-ring action to get the stoppage victory. Continue reading “Rungvisai Clears the Path Towards a Shot to Regain the Championship, Defeated Sithmorseng by Stoppage”

“The Fight”, the Event, and the Full Backstory – Frazier and Ali Meet Center-Ring to Make History ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/08/2021

Don’s Picture Collection ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

Are we looking at the single greatest sporting event of all time hereโ“ perhaps so….after all, it showcased two legendary Heavyweights, and a rivaling ๐Ÿ“ปbackstory, during an era where expression within the black community became a paramount staple, and both men went about conveying their thoughts and themselves in contrasting ways.

The great ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMuhammad Ali (31-0-0, 26KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was on a mission after making his return back to the sport, after his boxing license was taken away due to his reasoning as to why he refused to partake in the Vietnam War.  Subsequently, as a result of his decision, he was stripped of his โ™›RING, WBA and WBC Titles, and was no longer deemed as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion – ๐Ÿ“A moniker that he had held onto for three years, during a nine title defense stint, one that he breezed through as a virtually untouched commodity as he had no equal between the four ring posts.

As Ali’s departure from boxing became a reality, the titles became vacant, made available for the next King to stand up.  ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Smokin” Joe Frazier (26-0-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š), after winning a Gold-Medal at the 1964 โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTokyo Olympics – quickly blazed a trail through the competition at the pro ranks, and put himself into position for a shot at the Undisputed Heavyweight Title.  During the post-Ali era, it was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJimmy Ellis who would first win that vacant WBA belt after he defeated ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทOscar Bonavena, and it was Ellis that Frazier would have to get through in order to fully take over the helm, to hold the mantle. Continue reading ““The Fight”, the Event, and the Full Backstory – Frazier and Ali Meet Center-Ring to Make History ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ”

Business As Usual – Shields Collects All of the Hardware, Becomes Undisputed Champion at 154 Lbs.

๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธClaressa “T-Rex” Shields (11-0-0, 2KO๐Ÿ‘Š) successfully made it look easy tonight, as she defeated now-former WBA/IBF Super-Welterweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆMarie Eve Dicaire (17-1-0, 0KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of shutout victory Continue reading “Business As Usual – Shields Collects All of the Hardware, Becomes Undisputed Champion at 154 Lbs.”

A 60-Year Anniversary – Sugar Ray Robinson & Gene Fullmer Close The Chapter to Their Rivalry ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ผ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 03/04/2021

On this date, ๐Ÿ—“๏ธMarch 4th, 1961, two Hall-of-Famer’s would meet for a final time in their 4-fight Middleweight rivalry. Boxing immortal โ™›๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSugar Ray Robinson (144-8-3, 94KO๐Ÿ‘Š) went up against iron-clad workhorse ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGene Fullmer (52-4-2, 24KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for a 15 round affair, for Fullmer’s NBA World Middleweight Title. Continue reading “A 60-Year Anniversary – Sugar Ray Robinson & Gene Fullmer Close The Chapter to Their Rivalry ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ผ”

Canelo Dominates Listless Yildirim for the 3rd Round TKO – Reveals a Following Title Unification Bout That Will Take Place in Early May ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Pretty much, we got the result that we had all expected.  At the ๐ŸŸ๏ธHardrock Stadium in Miami, Florida, Super-Middleweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝSaul โ€œCaneloโ€ Alvarez (55-1-2, 37KO๐Ÿ‘Š) defended his RING, WBA & WBC Super-Middleweight World Titles for the first time as he made easy work of mandatory challenger ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทAvni Yildirim (21-3-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) ,who gave no resistance against the Champion, and didn’t do himself any favors going forward in his professional career. Continue reading “Canelo Dominates Listless Yildirim for the 3rd Round TKO – Reveals a Following Title Unification Bout That Will Take Place in Early May ๐Ÿ“ฐ”

The Battle of Kiwi Heavyweights Goes Parkers Way in a Nailbiter, Wins by Wide Scores Despite Stern Test Put Forth by Junior Fa

The battle of New Zealand took place earlier, as perhaps the most respected current Heavyweight in the business today & former WBO Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟJoseph Parker (28-2-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and unbeaten, big rising prospect ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟJunior Fa (19-1-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) engaged in battle at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand for their contingent to witness first hand.ย  It was Parker who emerged victorious, but was an interesting contest that was fought competitively through 12 rounds. Continue reading “The Battle of Kiwi Heavyweights Goes Parkers Way in a Nailbiter, Wins by Wide Scores Despite Stern Test Put Forth by Junior Fa”

Oscar’s Arrival – Oscar Valdez Puts Together Pinnacle Performance of Career to Knockout Miguel Berchelt at the End of the 10th in a Firefight

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 02/20/2021

What an explosive finish to a fight that we all anticipated, and manifested as such. A showcase of true Mexican warriors, it was  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝOscar Valdez (29-0-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š) that won the war of attrition over ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMiguel โ€œEl Alacranโ€ Berchelt (37-2-0, 33KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by a 10th round knockout of savagery, to become the brand new ๐ŸŸขWBC Super-Featherweight World Titlist, ending Berchelt’s entertaining 6 defense title reign.  As Valdez put forth by far the greatest performance of his career, Berchelt’s health became the focal point, as he was rendered to the canvas in seemingly dire straits. Continue reading “Oscar’s Arrival – Oscar Valdez Puts Together Pinnacle Performance of Career to Knockout Miguel Berchelt at the End of the 10th in a Firefight”

Castaรฑo Easily Cruises, Wins the WBO Super-Welterweight Title by Shutting Out Teixeira in 12

Argentinian skilled pugilist ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทBrian Carlos Castaรฑo (17-0-1, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) might be the best fighter in boxing that no one ever talks about.ย  Well after tonight, that narrative will be forced to change, as he defeated ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทPatrick Teixeira (31-2-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to become the new WBO Super-Welterweight belt holder, bolstering his position towards getting the biggest fights in the division. Continue reading “Castaรฑo Easily Cruises, Wins the WBO Super-Welterweight Title by Shutting Out Teixeira in 12”

Mauricio Lara Scores 9th Round KO Over Josh Warrington, to Put in His Bid For Early 2021 Upset of the Year

๐ŸšจUpset alert!, IBF world ranked Featherweight ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMauricio “Bronco” Lara (22-2-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put his all into this big opportunity, and dropped ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJosh “Leeds Warrior” Warrington (30-1-0, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š) down twice, and eventually out in the 8th round, to be the first to beat the highly ranked Warrior from Leeds.ย  Lara’s victory, albeit early in the year, should certainly remain a relevant choice for 2021 Upset of the Year as the year continues to unfold. Continue reading “Mauricio Lara Scores 9th Round KO Over Josh Warrington, to Put in His Bid For Early 2021 Upset of the Year”

Warrington’s Bold, Commendable Move, and His Upcoming Bout as He Looks Upwards to Supremacy

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 02/08/2021

As a notable boxer of upper-echelon ability and/or esteemed pedigree, if you aren’t willing to position yourself towards winning a ๐Ÿ‘‘RING-MAGAZINE Title in your respective weight division, or to even vie for โ™›TBRB recognition as the man in your weight class, then you are wasting both you, and your viewers time as spectators, as it indicates that you are not willing to venture out, to fight the best. Continue reading “Warrington’s Bold, Commendable Move, and His Upcoming Bout as He Looks Upwards to Supremacy”

Caleb Wins…Plant That Is, As He Shutout Truax to Defend His IBF Super-Middleweight Title Belt

A calculated, diversified performance, reigning IBF Super-Middleweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธCaleb “Sweethands” Plant (21-0-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) soundly defeated former IBF Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธCaleb Truax (31-5-2, 19KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by way of shutout victory.ย  Plant now has his eyes set on a potential major bout down the line, as he now becomes an interested spectator when it comes to other moving parts in the โš–๏ธ168 lb. division. Continue reading “Caleb Wins…Plant That Is, As He Shutout Truax to Defend His IBF Super-Middleweight Title Belt”

Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat ๐Ÿ“ผ

Right after ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทWilfred “El Radar” Benitez (45-1-0, 28KO๐Ÿ‘Š) defeated future Titlist Carlos Santos,ย on this day, ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 30th, 1982, aย  living legend was next up for Benitez, that being โ€œManos de Piedraโ€ย himself,ย ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆRoberto Duran (74-2-0, 56KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who was vying for Benitez 2nd defense of his WBC Super-Welterweight World Title.ย  Duran was widely regarded as the greatest Lightweight Champion of all time, and after his reign, he continued up the ranks in weight, trying to become a 3-division Titlist himself. Continue reading “Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat ๐Ÿ“ผ”

Frankie Randall Wins Monumental Upset, Dethrones Julio Cesar Chavez to End His Unbeaten Streak ๐Ÿ“ผ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 01/29/2021

All great things must come to an end, and what took place on this date, ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 29th, 1994, “El Gran Campeรณn” ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJulio Cesar Chavez Sr. (89-0-1, 77KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had his 89 win, unbeaten reign snapped as he lost his first fight to enigmatic, talented boxer ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธFrankie “The Surgeon” Randall (48-2-1, 39KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who lifted the RING & WBC Junior-Welterweight Titles away from the mighty Mexican warrior. Continue reading “Frankie Randall Wins Monumental Upset, Dethrones Julio Cesar Chavez to End His Unbeaten Streak ๐Ÿ“ผ”

A Strong Inside Fight Goes 12, and the WBO Super-Bantamweight Title Exchanges Hands to Fulton Jr.

A strong PBC main event it was on Showtime Championship Boxing, as ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธStephen Fulton Jr. (19-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) fought his way to a hard earned victory over ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธAngelo Leo (20-1-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š), taking the burgundy WBO Super-Bantamweight Title, and further proving his stature in an already talent-laden division that promises a lot of action to manifest. Continue reading “A Strong Inside Fight Goes 12, and the WBO Super-Bantamweight Title Exchanges Hands to Fulton Jr.”

Demolition in Jamaica๐Ÿ—๏ธ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 01/22/2021

The legendary ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Smokin'” Joe Frazier (29-0-0, 25KO) stood as the reigning Heavyweight World Champion for three years, flying high after delivering ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMuhammad Ali his 1st defeat and putting to rest who the man was in the division.ย 

On this date,ย ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 22nd, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, Joe entered his Title fight a 3ยฝ-to-1 favorite over young Olympic Gold-Medalist ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGeorge Foreman (37-0-0, 34KO), who was making his first attempt at the big time, and damn did he deliver that day, frightening the boxing world and destroying one of it’s truly great Champions. Continue reading “Demolition in Jamaica๐Ÿ—๏ธ – George Foreman Thoroughly Dismantles Joe Frazier to Become the Brand New Heavyweight Champion of the World”

The Most Recognizable, Influential Athlete of All Time – And the Greater Legacy Beyond in Pop Culture

Bold, brash, and nicknamed “The Louisville Lip” in his early days, boxing’s only 3-time Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMuhammad Ali (56-5-0, 37KO๐Ÿ‘Š) certainly had the stones to back up his words, and he did it all in style. Continue reading “The Most Recognizable, Influential Athlete of All Time – And the Greater Legacy Beyond in Pop Culture”

Pundits, Laugh No More – Foreman On the Comeback Trail Destroys Cooney and Makes People Believers

DONโ€™S COLLECTION ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

(Memorabilia photos collected by Don Ankofski)

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 01/15/2021

On this date, ๐Ÿ—“๏ธJanuary 15th, 1990, former World Heavyweight Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ“Big” George Foreman (64-2-0, 60KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) at the age of 41 cemented the serious nature of his comeback bid, as he obliterated well-respected Heavyweight ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGerry Cooney (28-2-0, 24KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in devastating fashion inside of two rounds that was the start to a change of the narrative regarding George’s standing in what was a brand new era. Continue reading “Pundits, Laugh No More – Foreman On the Comeback Trail Destroys Cooney and Makes People Believers”

Same Ol’ Spence – Errol Looked Like Himself As He Dominated Danny Garcia For a Unanimous Decision

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 12/06/2020

“Tell them I’m back man” was the words immediately that was stated after ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธErrol “The Truth” Spence Jr’s (27-0-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) comeback victory over ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDanny “Swift” Garcia (36-3-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to successfully secure the 5th defense of his WBC and IBF World Welterweight Titles.  The fight was tactical, and went the distance, which left no doubts to whom the ๐Ÿ”superior fighter was this night, and in general. Continue reading “Same Ol’ Spence – Errol Looked Like Himself As He Dominated Danny Garcia For a Unanimous Decision”