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”

Their Stories: The Gamblers Plight – His Natural Penchant To Always Seek, and Fight the Best Available Options (Vasiliy Lomachenko) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Ukrainian boxing maestro ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆVasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko (14-2-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) brings many things to the table that became the focal point of his performances, and his presence in the current boxing pantheon. Such components to that ๐Ÿงฉpuzzle is his all-around overall skill, natural physical tools, graceful movement, boxing guile, and his flare for the dramatic. Continue reading “Their Stories: The Gamblers Plight – His Natural Penchant To Always Seek, and Fight the Best Available Options (Vasiliy Lomachenko) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ”

Two Different Fighters – Erickson Lubin & Jeison Rosario Share Common Goal In 154 lb. Showdown

The best fight of the weekend arguably belongs to the co-headliner of the Showtime PPV card. What gifted, promising former Title challenger ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธErickson “Hammer” Lubin (23-1-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and former unified WBA/IBF Super-Welterweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดJeison “Banana” Rosario (20-2-1, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) have in common, is that they suffered at the hands of defeat to the current 154 lb. King ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJermell Charlo. Both had different paths towards getting their shot towards division supremacy Continue reading “Two Different Fighters – Erickson Lubin & Jeison Rosario Share Common Goal In 154 lb. Showdown”

Julio Cesar Martinez & Joel Cordova To Kick Off New, Mexico Matchroom Series With Flyweight Title Fight

Supremely skilled Mexican buzzsaw ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝJulio Cesar Martinez (17-1-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is arguably the most entertaining fighter in all of boxing, if your criteria is heavily predicated on explosive, sustained action. He is the reigning WBC Flyweight World Titlist, and is appropriately touted ๐Ÿ“ฐ#1 Flyweight by Ring-Magazine rankings. He will be Continue reading “Julio Cesar Martinez & Joel Cordova To Kick Off New, Mexico Matchroom Series With Flyweight Title Fight”

Tank Rolls Up the Hill – Gervonta Davis Moves Up In Weight To Take on Underrated Mario Barrios

There are only a few fighters in boxing currently as explosive as current WBA Super-Featherweight Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGervonta “Tank” Davis (24-0-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š). The destruction that he is able to cause was perfectly reflected last year through his scintillating one punch knockout over iron-chinned long time world titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝLeo Santa Cruz by way of uppercut. There is a narrative out there that the majority of his fights however Continue reading “Tank Rolls Up the Hill – Gervonta Davis Moves Up In Weight To Take on Underrated Mario Barrios”

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”

Fight Remixed – Rigondeaux Out, as Donaire Will Meet Casimero For Major Unification Title Bout ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Explosive WBO Bantamweight Titlistย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญJohn Riel Casimero (30-4-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was set to meet Cuban legend Guillermo Rigondeaux for a major bout in the red-hot 118 lb. division on August 24th. Instead, a late swap was made for HOF’er, and current WBC Bantamweight Titlistย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญNonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (41-6-0, 27KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for them to defend their titles, against, for what will be the biggest fight in the history of the Philippines in terms of two of their best fighters going at it. Continue reading “Fight Remixed – Rigondeaux Out, as Donaire Will Meet Casimero For Major Unification Title Bout ๐Ÿ“ฐ”

Teofimo’s Plans Derailed By Covid, His Fight With Kambosos Jnr. Rescheduled To a Later Date๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿšซ

Well, there was a fight…and then there was not. A PCR test was administered earlier today, and ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธTeofimo “Takeover” Lopez has tested positive for Covid-19. Reports indicate that he is showing symptoms, those symptoms of course unspecified. If you’re wondering what is to come of his fight with ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บGeorge Kambosos Jnr. that was Continue reading “Teofimo’s Plans Derailed By Covid, His Fight With Kambosos Jnr. Rescheduled To a Later Date๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿšซ”

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”

Their Stories: The Rise Of the Gifted Driven Warrior From Edinburgh, Scotland (Josh Taylor) ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 05/18/2021

Unified RING-MAGAZINE/WBA/IBF Junior-Welterweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟJosh “Tartan Tornado” Taylor (17-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) is the newest Champion of the bunch from the shores of Scotland, joining a short, but exclusive list. The list consists of 10 Scottish born fighters who held a version of a title at world level. Out of those ten, only four Continue reading “Their Stories: The Rise Of the Gifted Driven Warrior From Edinburgh, Scotland (Josh Taylor) ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ”

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”

Parker Gets the Nod Over Chisora By Uncomfortably Close Split-Decision Ruling In Heavyweight Main Event

The heated encounter that was expected, panned out, but what wasn’t expected by some was how close the scoring portion of it would be, or that it would even go the distance. At the end of 12, it was ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บJoseph Parker (29-2-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) who got his hand raised, over a disappointed, dejected ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งDereck “War” Chisora (32-11-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š) who believes that he won the fight, and shared his frustration Continue reading “Parker Gets the Nod Over Chisora By Uncomfortably Close Split-Decision Ruling In Heavyweight Main Event”

Both Ladies Pitched Their Effort For FOTY Candidate – Katie Taylor Eeks Out Airtight Decision Against Natasha Jonas Remain Undisputed

Class exhibited all around, inside, and outside the ring from both combatants. The co-main event stole the show, and through 10 rounds packed with action, ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชKatie Taylor (18-0-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š) with difficulty managed to stave off the strong, late push by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งNatasha Jonas (9-2-1, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who put it all on the line, but just barely came up short on credible scorecards, and an exhausted Taylor got her hand raised in defending her RING/WBA/WBC/WBO/IBF Lightweight World Title Belts. Continue reading “Both Ladies Pitched Their Effort For FOTY Candidate – Katie Taylor Eeks Out Airtight Decision Against Natasha Jonas Remain Undisputed”

Dmitry Bivol & Craig Richards Put Forth Solid Scrap On Undercard, Bivol Defends WBA Title By UD

A solid outing it was in his return to the ring, as ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บDmitry Bivol (18-0-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put the craft on display, warding off a very solid effort by contender ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งCraig Richards (16-2-1, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) who looks to have proven himself to be on the world level, to aid his future prospects Continue reading “Dmitry Bivol & Craig Richards Put Forth Solid Scrap On Undercard, Bivol Defends WBA Title By UD”

The Sunny Edwards Era Begins – Edwards Thoroughly Outclasses the Old Lion Mthalane To Become New IBF Flyweight World Champion

The old guard has been overtaken by the young pup! and the 25 year old ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟSunny Edwards (16-0-0, 4KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put forth an astounding performance to blowout longtime Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆMoruti Mthalane (39-3-0, 26KO๐Ÿ‘Š) to become the brand new IBF Flyweight Champion of the World. Producing the performance of his life, he showed his respects to the great South-African fighter, who now at the age of 38, will have to figure out what he wants to do going forward.ย  Continue reading “The Sunny Edwards Era Begins – Edwards Thoroughly Outclasses the Old Lion Mthalane To Become New IBF Flyweight World Champion”

Conlan Outpoints Baluta In Spirited Contest, Getting the Majority Decision Win On Shaky Scorecards

Irish contender ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชMichael Conlan (15-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) appears to have found his home in the Super-Bantamweight division, defeating tough opponent ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชIonut Baluta (14-3-0, 3KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by Majority Decision, on shaky scorecards, not reflecting Conlan’s effective workrate. Continue reading “Conlan Outpoints Baluta In Spirited Contest, Getting the Majority Decision Win On Shaky Scorecards”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of May 2nd)

By Trรฉ Berry III & Jon Uddin๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 04/28/2021

This week, we speak about Emanuel Navarrete’s budding prospects as his fame continues to grow, Kenshiro Teraji after his latest victory, and Vasiliy Lomachenko’s return to face Masayoshi Nakatani.

We will also talk about Edgar Berlanga’s more realistic plight going forward, as well as this weeks action, with fighters like Andy Ruiz Jr., Katie Taylor, Moruti Mthalane, Joseph Parker and Dmitry Bivol getting back to action. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of May 2nd)”

A Gutsy Pitufo Impressed Early, But Bit Off More Than He Could Chew In the Second Half, With Navarrete Dominating, For the Late Knockout

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 04/25/2021

ESPN’s headline attraction lived up to the expectations of entertainment, and it was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝEmmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (33-1-0, 28KO๐Ÿ‘Š) loudly defending his WBO Featherweight title, knocking out ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทChristopher “Pitufo” Diaz (26-3-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) late in the bout, despite a Herculean effort from the challenger, who was willing to give his all in the waning moments, but it wasn’t enough to swamp the power punching accuracy that Navarrete implemented down the stretch. Continue reading “A Gutsy Pitufo Impressed Early, But Bit Off More Than He Could Chew In the Second Half, With Navarrete Dominating, For the Late Knockout”

Berlanga Wins First Decision of His Pro Career Impressively, Showing Guile In Win Over Nicholson

The knockout streak for the first round, and per fight basis is over, but far, far more importantly, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทEdgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (17-0-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) got a chance to author up the full fighting experience, securing the decision win over ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDemond Nicholson (23-4-1, 20๐Ÿ‘Š), putting him down 4 times in the 8 round contest, and ending the fight with a bang. Continue reading “Berlanga Wins First Decision of His Pro Career Impressively, Showing Guile In Win Over Nicholson”

Kenshiro Maintains Perfect Record With Sharp Outing, Beating Hisada in Comfortable Points Victory

Late update, Saturday morning, WBC long-reigning Light-Flyweight titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKenshiro “The Amazing Boy” Teraji (18-0-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) returned to the ring, and defeated well ranked contender ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTetsuya Hisada (34-11-2, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š) by Unanimous Decision, as the Champ continues to show improvement in his craft, defending his title successfully for the 8th time. Continue reading “Kenshiro Maintains Perfect Record With Sharp Outing, Beating Hisada in Comfortable Points Victory”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of April 18th)

By Jon Uddin & Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 04/23/2021

Trรฉ Berry III and Jon Uddin tackle various topics relevant in the boxing world with events that have taken place this month.ย  We discuss Demetrius Andrade, and what steps he needs to take going forward in order to secure a mega-match.ย  We will also address Tony Harrison’s โš“place in the Super-Welterweight division, and we will speak about the budding superstardom of “Boots” Ennis. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of April 18th)”

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”