Forgotten By Some – Murat Gassiev Reintroduces Himself With Fourth Round Stoppage Over Wallisch

Time can play tricks on you when fighters have been on a hiatus. There was a time where ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บMurat “Iron” Gassiev (28-1-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) proved himself to be the second best in the world of what was a great Cruiserweight class, and was half of the draw in the ๐Ÿ†WBSS Final match. He expressed his desire to move up to Heavyweight, and took time to Continue reading “Forgotten By Some – Murat Gassiev Reintroduces Himself With Fourth Round Stoppage Over Wallisch”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of July 19th)

By Trรฉ Berry III & Jon Uddin๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 07/22/2021

Project Combat Authors Jon and Trรฉ put the microscope on the epic Charlo/Castaรฑo Undisputed match that wasn’t…what we seen in the fight, what to expect when (or if) there is a next time, and what this all means for the often talked out, mythical โš“Top-10 P4P picture.ย  We will also discuss Rolando Romero, some glaring traits that is making its way around the boxing world, and what he represents. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of July 19th)”

Joe Joyce Returns After Juggernaut Victory, To Take On Sturdy Veteran Carlos Takam in Heavyweight Bout

Physically imposing Heavyweight battering ram ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJoe “Juggernaut” Joyce (12-0-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has been flying high over his somewhat surprising victory over legit prospect/world contender ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งDaniel Dubois…but the big man Joyce has refused to rest on his laurels, and the praise that has been heaped upon him following his career victory Continue reading “Joe Joyce Returns After Juggernaut Victory, To Take On Sturdy Veteran Carlos Takam in Heavyweight Bout”

A Crowd Pleasing, Fulfilling Fight, With a Disappointing Result – All-or-Nothing Bout Between Charlo and Castaรฑo Ruled a Draw, Thus No Undisputed Champion Annointed

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 07/18/2021

The fight was a thriller that brewed the tension from a slow, methodical start, and erupted in the middle rounds once the power was felt by both boxers, and them being able to hurt each other. After ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทBrian Carlos Castaรฑo (17-0-2, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) feverishly worked, and brought ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1-1, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to the ropes, to take advantage of him, particularly in sequences when his back was touching those ropes in the middle rounds, Charlo came roaring back down the stretch, hurting Castaรฑo multiple Continue reading “A Crowd Pleasing, Fulfilling Fight, With a Disappointing Result – All-or-Nothing Bout Between Charlo and Castaรฑo Ruled a Draw, Thus No Undisputed Champion Annointed”

Brian Carlos Castaรฑo With a Grand Opportunity In Front of Him, As He Sits on the Doorstep of Joining Elite Argentinian Company

WBO Super-Welterweight belt holder ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทBrian Carlos Castaรฑo (17-0-1, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has recently gone on record with how important a win over ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJermell Charlo would be for himself, and for his home country of Argentina, stating that a victory of this magnitude would be like winning the ๐Ÿ†World Cup for his people. The obvious implications of  Continue reading “Brian Carlos Castaรฑo With a Grand Opportunity In Front of Him, As He Sits on the Doorstep of Joining Elite Argentinian Company”

Misunderstood, Often Unapologetic – Jermell, and Being Comfortable in His Own Skin Against the Norms That are Pushed Onto the Public

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 07/13/2021

Often misrepresented, cast outside of the ๐Ÿ“ฆbox of what they want him to be, and a collective misdirected view of his passion, Super-Welterweight King ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1-0, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is one who large contingents of boxings fanbase, and administrators take out of context in terms of how he operates, and who he is at his core…but the hood understands exactly who he is, as the streets can identify with the code he personally lives by. Continue reading “Misunderstood, Often Unapologetic – Jermell, and Being Comfortable in His Own Skin Against the Norms That are Pushed Onto the Public”

Seniesa Estrada Adds to Her Star Appeal, Defeats Tenkai Tsunami to Become a Two-Division World Titlist

Is there any more exciting female fighter than ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSeniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (21-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) right now? Certainly she is on the short list of qualifiers, and one who is hard to argue against in this regard. On the Zurdo/Barrera undercard, she won her second title, this one in a different division, as she beat ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTenkai Tsunami (28-13-1, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to obtain her WBO Light-Flyweight title. Winning titles in Continue reading “Seniesa Estrada Adds to Her Star Appeal, Defeats Tenkai Tsunami to Become a Two-Division World Titlist”

Jo-Jo Diaz Shines Bright in His Lightweight Debut, Outduels and Outpoints Javier Fortuna to Earn “Interim” Lightweight World Title

For most, coming in, this was the fight that carried the most intrigue in terms of close opposition. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJoseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (32-1-1, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had moved in weight up to take this opportunity against perennial well-ranked Lightweight world contender ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดJavier Fortuna (36-3-1, 25KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for the rights of obtaining the “Interim” WBC Lightweight Title. A close fight through the first half of the bout, Continue reading “Jo-Jo Diaz Shines Bright in His Lightweight Debut, Outduels and Outpoints Javier Fortuna to Earn “Interim” Lightweight World Title”

Zurdo Ramirez Puts Together Impressive Display in His Inaugural Golden Boy Assignment, Knocks Sullivan Barrera Out in the Fourth

The entire fight card as a whole was well received by hardcore fight fans, and ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝGilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (42-0-0, 28KO๐Ÿ‘Š) did a good job in closing the show, landing the boom against ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บSullivan Barrera (22-4-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) putting him down three times, and knocking him out in the 4th round in his first official Golden-Boy outing. Continue reading “Zurdo Ramirez Puts Together Impressive Display in His Inaugural Golden Boy Assignment, Knocks Sullivan Barrera Out in the Fourth”

Tim Tszyu Erases Steve Spark in Three Rounds With a Body Shot

In front of an adoring Newcastle fanbase that rained down calls of “TszyuCastle”, rising unbeaten super welterweight contender ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บTim Tszyu (19-0-0, 15KO) did as expected, dropping late fill in ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บSteve Spark (12-2-0, 11KO) twice with body shots en route to a third round stoppage.

After the bout Tszyu let it be known that he has his sights set on Liam Smith, Danny Garcia and Magomed Kurbanov.

Colbert Was Superb, Dominating Savvy Olympian Nyambayar For Unanimous Decision Victory To Defend WBA Interim Title

Looking razor sharp as usual, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธChris “Primetime” Colbert (16-0-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put forth a skill, and timing display to dispatch of Olympic Silver-Medalist, and Featherweight contender ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณTugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-2-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to get the Unanimous Decision verdict in Carson, California. Colbert’s use of the stick jab from both orthodox and southpaw was able to freeze Nyambayar in place often enough, though the Mongolian fighter Continue reading “Colbert Was Superb, Dominating Savvy Olympian Nyambayar For Unanimous Decision Victory To Defend WBA Interim Title”

Mario Barrios Proved Himself In a Firefight, But it Was Gervonta Davis Who Had the Bigger Bombs – Tank Put Barrios Down Three Times, Stops Him In the 11th Round

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย ย | 06/27/2021

The 16,570 people that filled up the ๐ŸŸ๏ธState Farm Arena to full capacity, was treated to a thrilling match at the backend of the fight, after a slow, tactical start. Current WBA Super-Featherweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0-0, 24KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had to overcome a big points deficit early due to a defiant, skilled showing from then-unbeaten #7 ranked Ring-Magazine Junior-Welterweight challenger ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMario Barrios (26-1-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š). As Davis continued to turn the heat up, Barrios had an answer, until Davis Continue reading “Mario Barrios Proved Himself In a Firefight, But it Was Gervonta Davis Who Had the Bigger Bombs – Tank Put Barrios Down Three Times, Stops Him In the 11th Round”

Erickson Lubin Impresses, Takes Care of Business in Defeating Jeison Rosario With a Body Shot In Sixth

It is apparent that former Unified Super-Welterweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดJeison “Banana” Rosario (20-3-1, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has a glaring weakness, and skilled Title hopeful ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธErickson “The Hammer” Lubin (24-1-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) hammered Rosario to the body to knock him out in the sixth round of their co-headliner Pay-Per-View event at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading “Erickson Lubin Impresses, Takes Care of Business in Defeating Jeison Rosario With a Body Shot In Sixth”

The Inaugural Mexico-Matchroom Venture Featured Julio Cesar Martinez Stopping Tough Joel Cordova In Sixth Round By TKO

The DAZN main event from Mexico was entertaining through 6 rounds of action. Elite WBC Flyweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJulio Cesar Martinez (18-1-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) overcame a sluggish start, and a determined fellow countryman, to stop #15 ranked WBC challenger ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJoel Cordova (12-5-2, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š), putting him down in the final round, and forcing the Referee to step in and stop the onslaught of punishment. Continue reading “The Inaugural Mexico-Matchroom Venture Featured Julio Cesar Martinez Stopping Tough Joel Cordova In Sixth Round By TKO”

Back In Full Form – Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko Answered Questions About His Shoulder Health, As He Put Forth Dominant Wipeout Performance With a 9th Round TKO

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ ย | 06/27/2021

The health of the right shoulder was the immediate theme, and focus of the fight…of course outside of the competition itself. With that being said, ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆVasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko (15-2-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) passed that lingering test with flying colors, devouring #9 ranked Ring-Magazine contender ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตMasayoshi Nakatani (19-2-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) with a frightening level of skill, guile, footwork, combinations, and punching power, doing so in a way that further supported Continue reading “Back In Full Form – Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko Answered Questions About His Shoulder Health, As He Put Forth Dominant Wipeout Performance With a 9th Round TKO”

The No Holds Barred Spirit of the Warrior – Masayoshi Nakatani, and His Types Importance To the Sport

Warriors can be found in any walk of life, and when it comes to boxing, it is synonymous with the culture as a necessity of sorts. A fighter like ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตMasayoshi Nakatani (19-1-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) carries that label proudly, and doesn’t have to brag, or boast about it to get credence. For reference, Continue reading “The No Holds Barred Spirit of the Warrior – Masayoshi Nakatani, and His Types Importance To the Sport”

The Matrix Reloaded – Vasiliy Lomachenko Ready To Make Long Awaited Return To the Boxing Ring To Take on Japanese Lightweight Warrior Masayoshi Nakatani ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฌ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ ย | 06/21/2021

The wait has been a long time coming, especially given the circumstances he had to endure that’s attached to his story. Double Olympic Gold-Medalist, 3X amateur World Champion, and former pro 3-division, Ring-Magazine / Unified World Champion ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆVasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (14-2-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) will be back at the office on June 26th, as he is looking to restart the climb back up to Lightweight supremacy. His first step will be to go up against giant Japanese warrior, and #9 world ranked Ring-Magazine contender ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตMasayoshi Nakatani (19-1-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and given the type of fights Nakatani fights, and forces his opponents into, this could very well be a fire fight while it lasts in this โš–๏ธ135 lb. main event.ย  Continue reading “The Matrix Reloaded – Vasiliy Lomachenko Ready To Make Long Awaited Return To the Boxing Ring To Take on Japanese Lightweight Warrior Masayoshi Nakatani ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฌ”

Dogboe Squeaks By Determined Adam Lopez In Undercard War For Majority Decision Win To Resurrect Career at the World Level

Widely looked at as the best fight on the ESPN fight card, the tangible result matched the expectation. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งIsaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (22-2-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) started off hot, but was vulnerable down the stretch due to a strong, concerted effort from ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธAdam “Blunose” Lopez (15-3-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š) through 10 rounds of grueling, entertaining back and forth action. The verdict itself is a debatable one, but Continue reading “Dogboe Squeaks By Determined Adam Lopez In Undercard War For Majority Decision Win To Resurrect Career at the World Level”

Gabe Rosado Upsets, and Put Bek the Bully’s Lights Out, With Stunning Knock Out of the Year Candidate

It wasn’t just the shock that ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was able to overcome the 10-to-1 betting odds that was placed against him. It was also in him mustering up the type of punching power to create the dynamite effect that he was able to inflict. Uzbek standout ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟBektemir Melikuziev (7-1-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is the goods, we won’t lose sight of that, or look to bring his stock down – instead, we will just bring full clarity to what transpired. Rosado took Continue reading “Gabe Rosado Upsets, and Put Bek the Bully’s Lights Out, With Stunning Knock Out of the Year Candidate”

Jermall Charlo Wins 12 Round Decision Over Awkward, Rough Puncher Juan Macias Montiel For WBC Middleweight Title Defense

The fight, though a blowout, was far more entertaining than was anticipated, as WBC Middleweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJermall “Hitman” Charlo (32-0-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) fought tooth and nail in some spots with power-punching contender ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJuan Macias Montiel (22-5-2, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for the full 12 rounds. Jermall picked up the victory via wide Unanimous Decision, and picked up a 4th World Title defense. Continue reading “Jermall Charlo Wins 12 Round Decision Over Awkward, Rough Puncher Juan Macias Montiel For WBC Middleweight Title Defense”

Terrifying Power on Full Display – Naoya Inoue Ransacks Michael Dasmarinas For Picturesque 3rd Round Knockout To Defend His Position as the Bantamweight King

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย ย | 06/20/2021

Once again, we all seen the destructive power demonstrated by RING/WBA/IBF Bantamweight King ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตNaoya “Monster” Inoue (21-0-0, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š), as he was on #1 IBF mandatory challenger ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญMichael Dasmarinas (30-3-1, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š) like a heat seeking missile that he couldn’t shake, and put him down 3 times in a violent display. The 2nd knockdown audibly sounded like Inoue cracked one of Dasmarinas ribs, and he screamed upon the impact of the punch Continue reading “Terrifying Power on Full Display – Naoya Inoue Ransacks Michael Dasmarinas For Picturesque 3rd Round Knockout To Defend His Position as the Bantamweight King”

A Monster Sighting – Naoya Inoue Aims To Jackhammer Mandatory Opponent Michael Dasmarinas On ESPN Main Event, To Get a Step Closer To His Potential Grand Plan

A miniature ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒfire-breathing Dragon is on the loose, looking to wreak havoc inside of the boxing ring. It identifies itself as ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตNaoya “Monster” Inoue (20-0-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š), and it specializes in tormenting those who dare stand in front of him. He is the definitive Bantamweight Champion of the World, and is in possession of the RING, WBA & IBF World Titles. As he gets set for his next sacrificial offering, #1 ranked world Bantamweight IBF mandatory opponent ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญMichael Dasmarinas (30-2-1, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has lofty, lofty ambitions in his pursuit to slay the dragon.ย  Continue reading “A Monster Sighting – Naoya Inoue Aims To Jackhammer Mandatory Opponent Michael Dasmarinas On ESPN Main Event, To Get a Step Closer To His Potential Grand Plan”

Acclaimed Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin Retires From Boxing ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Word has gotten out that 41 year old Russian Heavyweight perennial contender ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บAlexander “Sasha” Povetkin (36-3-1, 25KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has retired from the sport of boxing. Povetkin was a Gold-Medalist, who medaled in the โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏ2004 Athens Olympic games at Super-Heavyweight. He had an interesting professional career where he put forth many strong performances, earnings victories over the likes of Marco Huck, Ruslan Chagaev, Chris Byrd, Eddie Chambers, Dillian Whyte, and other notable Heavyweights in the last 15 years. Continue reading “Acclaimed Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin Retires From Boxing ๐Ÿ“ฐ”

Shakur Stevenson Dominates Overmatched Jeremiah Nakathila In Shutout Win To Obtain WBO Super-Featherweight “Interim” Title

In terms of the entertainment portion of the main event…this one wasn’t it, if you were looking for some fireworks to cap the week off. It was however a very good technical performance from๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธShakur “Fearless” Stevenson (16-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who thoroughly outpointed opponent ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆJeremiah Nakathila (21-2-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š), to a 12 round Unanimous Decision shutout…though the impression left was that there was more that could’ve been done by the supremely gifted American that could’ve gotten his overmatched opponent out of there much, much sooner. Continue reading “Shakur Stevenson Dominates Overmatched Jeremiah Nakathila In Shutout Win To Obtain WBO Super-Featherweight “Interim” Title”

Jose Pedraza Had Julian Rodriguez In the Crosshairs All Night – Did a Number On His Eye To Get the TKO

This, for all intents and purposes, was a crossroads fight of sorts, with the veteran facing the prospects of mediocrity in his options at โš–๏ธ140 lbs., versus a young buck who was receiving his very first shot against a Championship caliber fighter, and the winner would open some major doors at this point in their careers. Tonight, it was ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทJose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-3-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) continuing his brilliant streak he’s been on in the last three outings. Jersey hopeful ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJulian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (21-1-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was proven to be too green for the seasoned Puerto Rican fighter, and was outclassed through 8 rounds, before retiring on his stool. Continue reading “Jose Pedraza Had Julian Rodriguez In the Crosshairs All Night – Did a Number On His Eye To Get the TKO”

New Challenge, New Journey, Same Result For Ms. Claressa Shields

It is a different sport, but last night featured one of boxing’s current best, as female boxing superstar ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธClaressa “T-Rex” Shields (11-0-0, 2KO๐Ÿ‘Š) officially made her Mixed Martial Arts debut. It doesn’t always go well for boxers cross-venturing into that field, but Shields did pretty well, defeating ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธBrittany Elkin by 3rd round technical knockout by way of a ground & pound attack. Continue reading “New Challenge, New Journey, Same Result For Ms. Claressa Shields”

The Gifted One Passes Onward – Rest in Peace To Kirkland Laing ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Rest in peace to ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งKirkland Laing, who passed away yesterday on June 9th, at the age of 66. You may know him best from his historical upset victory over Roberto Duran in 1982 – earning ๐Ÿ†Ring-Magazine accolades for his win. He is often thought of as one of the best British fighters to win a world title, and was certainly one of the better fighters overall who never earned a trinket at the world level.

Luis Arias Upsets the Apple Cart, Defeats Sloppy Jarrett Hurd By Split-Decision In Career Victory

Well well…an interesting night harbored one upset, as ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธLuis “Cuba” Arias (19-2-1, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) fought the fight of his life, beating the lackluster ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJarrett “Swโšกft” Hurd (24-2-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) tonight at his own game, with pressure, endurance, and guile, to tack on the points needed to rubberstamp his crowning achieving moment as a pro. Continue reading “Luis Arias Upsets the Apple Cart, Defeats Sloppy Jarrett Hurd By Split-Decision In Career Victory”

Daniel Dubois Runs Through Bodgan Dinu With Minimal Effort To Pick Up the Second Round Knockout Win

There’s a joy that tends to ๐Ÿฒboil to the surface when you get back in the win column after suffering a defeat, especially as a young boxer. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งDaniel “DDD” Dubois (16-1-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was all smiles tonight, as he snuffed out ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดBogdan Dinu (20-3-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) with a massive right hand to secure his 15th knockout victory. Continue reading “Daniel Dubois Runs Through Bodgan Dinu With Minimal Effort To Pick Up the Second Round Knockout Win”

Nonito Donaire Destroys Nordine Oubaali In Four Rounds, To Become New WBC Bantamweight World Titlist, With a Piece of History Attached To the Remarkable Feat

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/30/2021

Ladies and Gentleman…..we are looking at a possessed individual here in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญNonito “Filipino Flash” Donare (41-6-0, 27KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who was hellbent on snatching time back to make up for the portion of his career in which he was out of his natural division, and looked to be a shell of himself. Ever since he returned to โš–๏ธ118 lbs., and changed his diet, as well as lighting the ๐Ÿ”ฅflame that was once dimmed out Continue reading “Nonito Donaire Destroys Nordine Oubaali In Four Rounds, To Become New WBC Bantamweight World Titlist, With a Piece of History Attached To the Remarkable Feat”

Haney Sharp Early, But Late Linares Push Nearly Unraveled the Dream Late – Haney Literally Hangs On For the UD Victory to Retain WBC Title

Considering that the two major main events overlapped each other, the chances are most people who were watching this main event that night switched over to Showtime by round 8, where ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDevin “The Dream” Haney (26-0-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was pitching a near virtuoso shutout. To the surprise of many of those same people, they heard about the strong push put forth by ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชJorge Linares (47-6-0, 29KO๐Ÿ‘Š) that rocked, and wobbled the youngster on many occasion. Continue reading “Haney Sharp Early, But Late Linares Push Nearly Unraveled the Dream Late – Haney Literally Hangs On For the UD Victory to Retain WBC Title”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of May 24th)

By Trรฉ Berry III & Jon Uddin๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/27/2021

Combat Project authors Trรฉ and Jon discuss Josh Taylor’s historic win, Elvis Rodriguez upset loss, and Manny Pacquiao setting the world on fire, leaking himself that a fight with Errol Spence is inked, and on the way.ย  We will also be discussing Kenneth Simms prospects after defeating Elvis, Jose Ramirez options when he looks to get back on track, and whether it will involve Jose Zepeda after his lackluster performance over Hank Lundy. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of May 24th)”

Josh Taylor Lives Out His Dream – Put Jose Ramirez Down Twice, and Boxed His Way Towards a Unanimous Decision Victory To Become Undisputed Champion

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธย | 05/22/2021

Talk can be redundant at times, but it is another thing together when you can back up your claims, and deliver in a way that leaves little doubt to your superiority over your opponent, and tonight, ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟJosh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (18-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) did exactly that, enduring the early pressure put forth by game ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJose Carlos Ramirez is (26-1-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) who gave what he could in the bout, but was outclassed by a better marksman on this night.ย  Continue reading “Josh Taylor Lives Out His Dream – Put Jose Ramirez Down Twice, and Boxed His Way Towards a Unanimous Decision Victory To Become Undisputed Champion”

BREAKING NEWS – Pacquiao and Spence Jr. To Meet For Welterweight Extravaganza In August ๐Ÿ“ฐโ—

Boxing legend and former 4-time Welterweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญManny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KO๐Ÿ‘Š) leaked the news himself via post to social media, stating that he will once again go for the gusto, this time trying to become a 5-time Champion in the division by targeting unbeaten, Pound-for-Pound dangerous current WBC/IBF Welterweight Champion ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธErrol “The Truth” Spence (27-0-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in a pivotal match-up that will not only shake up the division, but shake up the boxing world as time ticks down to August 21st, which is when they are set to do battle, at an undetermined location in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Trรฉ Berry’s Full Breakdown, Past Fight Comparison, and Prediction For Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/20/2021

What more can you ask for, than having two top-flight boxers meet at the apex of their careers, while both in their prime, and with all the world titles to put on the table to be had by the victor in a legacy-defining fightโ“ That is ultimately what we have coming to us in a couple of days, as WBC/WBO Junior-Welterweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJose Ramirez (26-0-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) will meet at the ๐ŸŽฐVirgin Hotels Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, against RING/WBA/IBF Junior-Welterweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟJosh “Tartan Tornado” Taylor (17-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in an all-or nothing Championship main event. Continue reading “Trรฉ Berry’s Full Breakdown, Past Fight Comparison, and Prediction For Josh Taylor vs. Jose Ramirez”

A Pupil & His Idol, Bridged Together Through Sheer Coincidence (Josh Taylor – Ken Buchanan Connection)

The face on the display picture is a very familiar one for the more hardcore watchers, and historical-minded pundits within the sport of boxing.  For the newer contingent of fans, that fighter is none other than ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟKen Buchanan, who ruled as the Lineal/Undisputed Lightweight Champion of the World from 1970-1972.  He universally ranks as one of the two (or three) greatest Scotsman to ever dawn a pair of gloves. Continue reading “A Pupil & His Idol, Bridged Together Through Sheer Coincidence (Josh Taylor – Ken Buchanan Connection)”

Their Stories: The No-Nonsense Guy That Boxing Needs More of (Jose Carlos Ramirez) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/19/2021

When the name ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJose Carlos Ramirez (26-0-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š) pops up in your head, or becomes a talking point in a boxing discussion, I can speak for all of us when I say…there is no filler associated to his name, and he is one that is always willing to get down to business with a no-nonsense disposition, void of gameplaying. Continue reading “Their Stories: The No-Nonsense Guy That Boxing Needs More of (Jose Carlos Ramirez) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ”

Heartbreaker Figueroa Breaks Luis Nery With a Bodyshot For the Big Knockout Victory In the 7th Round

The first two fights on the Showtime PBC card set a serious standard that the main event would find difficult to matchโ€ฆbut it lived up to its bill. Itโ€™s ironic thatย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธBrandon Figueroaโ€™s (22-0-1, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š)ย nickname isย โ€œHeartbreakerโ€โ€ฆwell tonight, he landed a left uppercut to the heart that broke his opponent, so the name is apropos in different context. He was able to knockout previously unbeatenย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝLuisย โ€œPanteraโ€ย Nery (31-1-0, 24KO๐Ÿ‘Š)ย in round 7 to win his first true title, taking the WBC green strap from Nery, and has plansย to collect more in September. Continue reading “Heartbreaker Figueroa Breaks Luis Nery With a Bodyshot For the Big Knockout Victory In the 7th Round”

The Best Fight Of the Night? – A Locked In Roman Outduels the Game Franco Through 10 Grueling Rounds

When you get a fight with ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDaniel Roman (29-3-1, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in it, you know what you are getting, blood, guts, cunning, a plethora of mid-range skills, and volume. Tonight we got that times 2, as he had a willing opponent in ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝRicardo Espinoza Franco (25-4-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who for a while was giving as well as he was getting in the exchanges. Continue reading “The Best Fight Of the Night? – A Locked In Roman Outduels the Game Franco Through 10 Grueling Rounds”

Martinez And Burgos Started the Night Off Hot – Martinez Earns the Unanimous Decision In a Firefight

The main event wasn’t the only bout that brought a swell to the crowd – The opener to the main card fully established the tone for the rest of the night at the Dignity Health Sports Park. Rising Mayweather Promotions Super-Featherweight prospect ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธXavier Martinez (17-0-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) went toe to toe with battle-tested veteran ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJuan Carlos Burgos (34-5-2, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) through 10 rounds of high octane action. Continue reading “Martinez And Burgos Started the Night Off Hot – Martinez Earns the Unanimous Decision In a Firefight”

Saunders Corner Stops the Fight Due To Right Eye Damage – Canelo Emerges Victorious In Front Of a Packed Crowd, Adds WBO Title To His Growing Title Collection

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/08/2021

The fight was very intriguing while it lasted, but at the end of the day, RING/WBA/WBC/WBO Super-Middleweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝSaul “Canelo” Alvarez (56-1-2, 38KO๐Ÿ‘Š) staged a feverish storm in the 8th round that thwarted the strong mid-round effort by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งBilly Joe Saunders (30-1-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š), with a shot that did serious damage to the right eye, forcing his corner to step in and call a stop to the action. Canelo now holds 4 of the 5 World Title belts in the division, and he made his plans public for what he wants next. Continue reading “Saunders Corner Stops the Fight Due To Right Eye Damage – Canelo Emerges Victorious In Front Of a Packed Crowd, Adds WBO Title To His Growing Title Collection”

Elwin Soto Picks Up WBO World Title Defense Over Determined Veteran Katsunari Takayama With Very Questionable Stoppage

Mexican WBO World Light-Flyweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝElwin Soto (19-1-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is becoming a known commodity, in the midst of his stock rising. With him using DAZN as his platform to showcase his skills, he’s been looking to put forth statement performances to prove his worth to the rest of the 108 lb. division.ย  He had to go up against Japanese former 4-time Minimumweight world Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKatsunari Takayama (32-9-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who recently emerged Continue reading “Elwin Soto Picks Up WBO World Title Defense Over Determined Veteran Katsunari Takayama With Very Questionable Stoppage”

Souleymane Cissokho Picked Up the Victory Over Kieran Conway Despite Late Scare, and Questionable Cards

Rising 2016 Rio Olympic Bronze-Medalist ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทSouleymane Cissokho (13-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has been looking for his opportunity to cement him as a Super-Welterweight contender, and he decided to go up against solid competition in pursuit of notoriety from the sanctioning bodies. Unlike Cissokho, Britain’s ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งKieran Conway (16-2-1, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is recognized by one sanctioning body, as he coming in was slotted in the #14 spot by the WBA. Continue reading “Souleymane Cissokho Picked Up the Victory Over Kieran Conway Despite Late Scare, and Questionable Cards”

Marc Castro Keeps On Track, Picks Up the Win Over Irving Macias Castillo By 4th Round Stoppage

Two-time amateur youth world champion ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMarc Castro (3-0-0, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š) – though is still a young pup at the pro level, has continued to impress, as he is putting himself through the grind, and showing the byproduct of the work that he’s been doing inside of the gym. Continue reading “Marc Castro Keeps On Track, Picks Up the Win Over Irving Macias Castillo By 4th Round Stoppage”

Andy Ruiz Climbs Up Off the Deck, Alters His Approach To Win Decision Over Arreola In Entertaining Scrap

The fight proved to be better than some expected, and it harbored a couple of shocking moments. Former Unified Heavyweight Champion ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธAndy “Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (34-2-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š), after a slow, lethargic start, was forced to make serious adjustments after ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธChris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-7-0, 33KO๐Ÿ‘Š) indeed made it a nightmare early on with his determination, and his power. Andy Continue reading “Andy Ruiz Climbs Up Off the Deck, Alters His Approach To Win Decision Over Arreola In Entertaining Scrap”

Quick Work Off a Strong Left Hand From Erislandy Lara Cuts Thomas Lamanna’s Night Short In 1st Round

If you came into today, believing that WBA #8 ranked world contender ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThomas “Cornflake” Lamanna (30-5-1, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) shouldn’t have received the assignment to face longtime Super-Welterweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธErislandy Lara (28-3-3, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in their Middleweight contest Continue reading “Quick Work Off a Strong Left Hand From Erislandy Lara Cuts Thomas Lamanna’s Night Short In 1st Round”

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ย | 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”