He did it…40 year old all-time-great ♛🇵🇭Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KO) overtakes 🇺🇸Keith “One Time” Thurman’s (29-1-0, 22KO) claim as WBA World Champion, and becomes a Welterweight Champion for the 4th time in his career, as well as the oldest man to do so (40 years old), out-dueling the younger man of 10 years via Split Decision verdict with historical implications. Continue reading “The Living Legend Does it Once Again, Adds to his Legendary Campaign of a Career🔥”
“I’m gonna teach him a lesson he couldnt learn at Notre Dame”
🇺🇸Caleb Plant (19-0-0, 11KO) delivered on all his promises leading up to his fight with 🇺🇸Mike Lee (21-1-0, 11KO) Saturday night in Las Vegas on the undercard to Keith Thurman vs Manny Pacquiao. Continue reading “Caleb Plants Himself Among the Top Tier of the Super-Middleweight Division”
In the main event at the O2 Arena in London, British Heavyweight 🇬🇧Dillian Whyte used his jab to control the bulk of his fight with previously unbeaten Colombian 🇨🇴Oscar Rivas to win a 12 round unanimous decision and become the WBC Heavyweight mandatory. The win earns him a title shot against whoever survives after February of 2020 between Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury & Luis Ortiz.
British heavyweight 🇬🇧Dereck Chisora (31-9-0, 24KO) keeps his head above water at least a little longer in the division after sparking out Polish toughman 🇵🇱Artur Szpilka (22-4-0, 15KO) in the second round of the Whyte-Rivas undercard at the O2 Arena in London. Continue reading “Chisora Blasts Szpilka in Two Rounds”
What was actually a good fight last night turned into a disaster later on, with potential tragic implications that we hope don’t manifest the worst fears that surfaced after seeing and hearing the news that has come about. Two hot prospects collided with one another yesterday in the Junior-Welterweight division with Puerto Rican 🇵🇷Subriel Matias (14-0-0, 14KO), and Russian 🇷🇺Maxim Dadashev (13-1-0, 11KO) fighting in a Title-Eliminator for the IBF belt held by Josh Taylor.
The way the fight broke out has no importance in comparison to the health of the fighter, (congratulations to Matias for advancing btw) but to give a very short breakdown… Continue reading “A Fighter in Real Peril (Maxim Dadashev) 🗞️”
Gifted prospect and top-contender 🇺🇸Teofimo Lopez (14-0-0, 11KO) goes 12 rounds for the first time as he was forced to by the IBF’s top-contender 🇯🇵Masayoshi Nakatani (18-1-0, 12KO), coming over from Japan to put on a game effort, but didn’t quite put together enough moments in action to overcome Lopez for the decision. Continue reading “Teofimo Wins IBF Title Eliminator, Now Awaits the Title Shot Next Against Commey”
THOUGHTS🤔 – While the Welterweight division has had the strongest quality of overall talent it’s had in maybe a couple decades, the majority of the talent were circling their own wagons early in their career in trying to bolster their own profile to better position themselves for future negotiations to big fights, a common trope when the most skilled fighters of a division are young boxers looking to make an imprint leading up to the mega match-ups.
It appears now at this point that all the dominoes are starting to fall, and there is plenty of movement currently happening with the young fighters fighting and scheduled to fight each other in the prime of their careers. As for the young contingent, 🇺🇸Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0-0, 22KO)… Continue reading “Tré Berry III’s Comparison & Breakdown for Saturdays Welterweight Match of Keith Thurman vs. Manny Pacquiao”
Some fighters defy logic with the way they’re able to see events 5 steps ahead of everyone else, whose reaction time is as quick as the flick of a light switch, and can adapt to anything presented in front of them with a natural acumen to their craft.
In boxing, I don’t think there’s a better example in the last half a century of this than the great ♛🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches. “Sweet Pete” had very strong legs, which enabled him to cover a lot of ground which made his defensive acumen even scarier, and was the foundation of his overall attack. Continue reading “Talking Legends: Pernell Whitaker”
🗣️|| “Does Manny belong in the ring with a fighter in his prime? Is Keith Thurman still Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman after some vulnerability against Josesito Lopez?” (Thurman asking himself the question)…..
It’s been six months since we have seen Nashville,Tennessee native 🇺🇸Caleb Plant in action. That night, the man who goes by “Sweet Hands”, put them and his grit on full display as he took apart Venezuela’s power puncher Jose Uzcategui en route to leaving the ring with the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title.
Saturday night in Las Vegas, on the undercard to Pacquiao vs Thurman , Plant (18-0-0 10KO) will make the first defense of his title as he takes on Chicago’s 🇺🇸Mike Lee (21-0-0, 11KO) who will be moving down from 175 after 13 months out of the ring. Lee is getting his first crack at a world title and he will also be in his first 12 round bout in a 10 year career.
British Heavyweight 🇬🇧Dereck Chisora (30-9-0, 21KO) and Poland’s 🇵🇱Artur Szpilka (22-3-0, 15KO) are headed to what is expected to be a flat out brawl that could steal the show as the undercard to Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday. Continue reading “Chisora & Szpilka Hope to Steal the Show in Crossroads Bout”
By Tré Berry III🖋️
Life was lived at its most simplistic in General Santos City, Philppines, and the hardships remained a crux towards every decision that was made by the family, that was a determinant on whether they would be able to eat a bowl of rice for the day.
♛🇵🇭Manny Pacquiao was one of six siblings living in a 1 bedroom spot was in his young teen years where he felt the need to step up to the plate, accelerating his maturation process to try and help the family out through his hardships. He dropped out of High School and resorted to selling stolen cigarettes to make an earning to contribute to the family. He did what he had to do, but understood that was not nearly enough, and that something had to change for his families well-being, as well as his. Continue reading “Their Stories: Small Stature, Bigger Troubles, Giant Dreams (Manny Pacquiao) 🇵🇭”
The WBC #1 mandatory contender 🇬🇧Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte continues to wait for his shot at the title held by current champion Deontay Wilder, a wait that Whyte has continuously noted has gone on for over 600 days at this point. The last time we saw Whyte in the ring he won with an explosive 11th round knockout over longtime rival Derek Chisora in December of 2018.
This Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, Whyte (25-1-0, 18KO) will take on WBC #10 ranked 🇨🇴Oscar Rivas (26-0-0, 18KO) in yet another eliminator for the Title shot. Continue reading “Dillian Whyte Faces Hungry Oscar Rivas in WBC Title Eliminator”
As part of the Pacquiao/Thurman undercard, knockout specialist 🇲🇽Luis “Pantera” Nery (29-0-0, 22KO) will stand across from rugged former Titlist 🇩🇴Juan Carlos Payano (21-2-0, 9KO) of the Dominican Republic this Saturday. They are both going for the vacant minor WBC ‘Silver’ Title to try to jockey themselves in position to fight the holder of the official WBC World Title, that of course being Nordine Oubaali, who fought just a couple weeks ago.
Continue reading “Two Former Champs Meet in the Bantamweight Division (Nery vs. Payano)”
We just received some terrible news. All-time great Virginia boxing legend 🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊) lost his life unfortunately last night after being struck by a car in Virginia Beach. Succumbing to the injuries suffered, he was only 55 years of age. An Olympic Gold-Medalist back in 1984 as part of that historic ◯◯◯◯◯ Olympic team, he went on to win 6 World Titles in 4 weight divisions in the professional ranks. He was a fan favorite (including ours) in the sweet science of the sport. A slick defensive master, with impeccable timing, with sharp hands and combination punching, he influenced the likes of great fighters that followed after him such as Floyd Mayweather Jr, Zab Judah, Terence Crawford and so forth. A legend gone way too soon.
WBA Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0-0, 22KO) even during his most active days at the height of his career (before suffering a myriad of injuries), was very vocal and outspoken about trying to get a fight with one of the 2 legends of the sport campaigning at the Welterweight division before they retired from the ring. His first option was getting a fight against ♛🥉🇺🇸Floyd Mayweather Jr., but with Floyd’s departure from the sport, this was deemed impossible for Keith to secure.
Well fortunate for Thurman, there was one more All-Time-Great available who not only is still active, but is also still a very dangerous opponent for most fighters at 147 lbs. That fighter is boxing’s only 5-Division Lineal World Champion, and its only 12-Time, 8-Division World Champion ♛🇵🇭Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39KO), who has the secondary WBA belt which ultimately serves as #1 WBA contender to the Belt that Thurman possesses. Continue reading “A Welterweight Showdown – Two Generations Collide”
Promising young generational talent 🥈🇺🇸Shakur Stevenson (12-0-0, 7KO) had a successful homecoming to Newark, New Jersey, fighting at and headlining for the first time in his city at the Prudential Center. Continue reading “Shakur Stevenson Has an Easy Night, Makes a Successful Homecoming Against Replacement Opponent”
“I just thought, control him with the jab and work my right hand in and everything will go right.” -Dubois
🇬🇧Daniel Dubois (12-0, 11 KO) successfully blasted his way through rival 🇬🇧Nathan Gorman (16-1, 11 KO) on his way to a 5th round knockout at the O2 Arena in London to win the British Heavyweight Title. Continue reading “Dynamite Dubois Settles the Score, Explosive in 5th Round Knockout of Nathan Gorman”
It was the first time he had to go all 12 rounds in his pro career, but it proved to be no problem for 33 year old British h]Heavyweight 🥈🇬🇧Joe Joyce (10-0-0, 9KO) as he won a convincing unanimous decision over the always game 🇺🇸Bryant Jennings (24-4-0, 14KO) Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Continue reading “Joe Joyce Remains Undefeated after Decision Win over Bryant Jennings”
Tall rangy WBC Super-Bantamweight Titlist 🇲🇽Rey Vargas (34-0-0, 22KO) fended off a good challenge from “El Mexicanito” Japanese former Titlist 🇯🇵Tomoki Kameda (36-3-0, 20KO) and boxed his way to a Unanimous Decision victory in front of a crowd at 🏞️Dignity Health Sports Park that seemed to favor the Japanese fighter in terms of rooting interest. Continue reading “Rey Vargas Beats Tomoki Kameda in Carson, California by UD”
In front of a packed house at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan, 🥇🇯🇵Ryota Murata (15-2-0, 12KO) stopped 🇺🇸Rob Brant (25-2-0, 17KO) in the second round, regaining the secondary WBA Title Belt he lost to the Minnesota native last fall. Continue reading “Murata Gets Revenge Over Brant, Regains Title in Front of Home Crowd”
Earlier today, WBC Light-Flyweight Titlist 🇯🇵Ken “Amazing Boy” Shiro (16-0-0, 9KO) took care of WBC #1 ranked contender 🇵🇭Jonathan Taconing (28-4-1,22KO) who delivered a respectable effort in trying to win the fight, but was outmatched by the talented Champion from Kyoto, Japan. Continue reading “Ken Shiro TKO’s Jonathan Taconing in the 4th Round of their Light-Flyweight Contest”
By Tré Berry III🖋️
There are different types of scaling around the world, but in many sectors, Steel/Alloy is revered as the hardest type of metal that is out there. There is no better way to describe a warrior such as 🇮🇹🇨🇦Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (40-9-0, 31KO), who was one of the ultimate blood & guts warriors that the sport has had since the 50’s, with a heart as big as the reservoir that he routinely dug deep in to pull off incredible come-from-behind wins, or getting back into fights in near impossible situations to come back from. Continue reading “Their Stories: The 10 Year Anniversary of a Warriors Passing & a Snapshot of his Toughest Rivalry 🇮🇹”
The Super-Flyweight Champion of the World (115 lbs.) today received his Ring-Magazine World Title belt, officially stamping his position as the man to beat in the division to gain the right to sit in that seat.
There is also news surfacing that ♛🇲🇽Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0, 26KO) will make his DAZN debut on August 24th, against #15 ranked WBC challenger 🇺🇸Dewayne Beamon (16-1-1, 11KO) to ingratiate himself to a new, wider audience en route to starting his reign as World Champion.
Saturday, July 13
O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
TV: ESPN+, 2:45pm ET/11:45am PT
The third piece to the British heavyweight puzzle, undefeated prospect 🥈🇬🇧Joe Joyce (9-0-0, 9KO) takes on former world title challenger 🇺🇸Bryant Jennings (24-3-0, 14KO) as the main undercard Saturday at the O2 Arena to Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman. Continue reading “Joe Joyce and Bryant Jennings Set to Face off at the O2 Arena”
Saturday, July 13
O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
TV: ESPN+, 2:45pm ET/ 11:45am PT
Undefeated British Heavyweight rivals 🇬🇧Daniel Dubois (11-0-0, 10KO) and 🇬🇧Nathan Gorman (16-0-0, 11KO) will do battle Saturday at the O2 Arena in London in a 12 round bout for the British Heavyweight title.
It’s almost unheard of in the current boxing landscape to get this type of matchup that pits two rising stars in a division against each other and with Dubois, 21, and Gorman, 23, we get a built in rivalry on top of it.
This should produce some interesting combat. On Saturday, WBC Super-Bantamweight Titlist 🇲🇽Rey Vargas (33-0-0, 22KO) and WBC Interim claimant 🇯🇵Tomoki Kameda (36-2-0, 20KO) will face off for a showdown at the Dignity Health Sports Center in Carson, California. Continue reading “Rey Vargas and Tomoki Kameda to Face off for Vargas World Title”
Word has gotten out earlier today about a WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator that will feature former RING-LINEAL LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION 🇻🇪Jorge Linares (45-5-0, 28KO), and well-accomplished Scottish boxer 🏴Ricky Burns (43-7-1, 16KO) in a match that will be fought at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Continue reading “COMBAT ALERT! (Jorge Linares vs. Ricky Burns) 🗞️”
Elite WBC Light-Flyweight Titlist 🇯🇵Ken “Amazing Boy” Shiro (15-0-0, 8KO) looks to continue his undefeated campaign against #1 WBC World contender 🇵🇭Jonathan “Lightning” Taconing (28-3-1, 22KO) at the Edion Arena n Osaka, Japan… Continue reading “Shiro & Taconing Fight in Osaka, Japan”
It’s been 9 months since 🇺🇸Rob Brant (25-1-0, 17KO) put on a dominating performance and defeated Japan’s 🥇🇯🇵Ryota Murata (14-2-0, 11KO) in Las Vegas by unanimous decision (118-110, 119-109×2), and won the secondary WBA Middleweight World Title in the process. Continue reading “Brant and Murata Set for Rematch in Japan”
(A look-back to 2019’s History Makers)
BOXER: 🇲🇽Andy Ruiz Jr.🇺🇸
FEAT ACCOMPLISHED: Becoming the first Mexican-blooded Heavyweight Champion.
THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 🇺🇸Andy Ruiz Jr. had kept his eyes on the news, eventually receiving the call that he would be the late replacement opponent after Anthony Joshua’s original opponent was ruled out due to positive drug-testing. This was the chance of a lifetime for the man who in his younger years was looked at as the fat, delusional kid whose lofty aspirations of becoming a Heavyweight Champion one day was deemed laughable. Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Andy Ruiz Jr.”
(A look-back to 2019’s History Makers)
BOXER: 🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka🇯🇵
FEAT ACCOMPLISHED: Becoming the first Japanese fighter to Win World Titles in 4-divisions.
THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 Looking back to June 19th, 2019, Japan’s 🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka took on heralded top-challenger Aston Palicte of the Philippines to earn rights to be called the WBO Super-Flyweight World Champion. For Ioka, this was everything that he had worked towards since coming back from his brief retirement that lasted approximately 17 months. Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Kazuto Ioka”
Fight Of The Century
July 4, 1910
In the 5th defense of his World Heavyweight Title billed as the “Fight of the Century”, 🇺🇸Jack Johnson (53-5-10, 25KO) defeats 🇺🇸Jim Jeffries (19-1-2, 16KO) by TKO in the 15th round scheduled for 45. Continue reading ““Fight of the Century” (Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries/109 Year Anniversary)”
A Saint Petersburg, Florida native, ♛🇺🇸Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-6-1, 25KO) was one you would consider to be a master boxer when he operated in his own element, and could make a case for being one of the greatest Southpaws to ever lace them up. Wright was one who lived by the mantra of no wasted energy, and operated at his best in middle distance. He had a ramrod of a jab that served as his greatest weapon, and certainly was one of the best 2 or 3 jabs in that entire generation. His defense however was his trademark… Continue reading “Talking Legends: Winky Wright”
WBC Bantamweight Titlist 🇫🇷Nordine Oubaali (15-0-0, 10KO) is the only fighter currently out of France to possess a World Title. In his last outing, he gained further notoriety when he defeated former Olympian 🇺🇸Rau’shee Warren by convincing Unanimous Decision to win the vacant strap. Continue reading “Action in the Bantamweight Division”
Former WBO Heavyweight World Champion 🇳🇿Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KO) won by a dominating 10th round TKO over Australia’s 🇦🇺Alex Leapai (32-8-4, 26 KO) in his debut with DAZN Saturday night on the Andrade/Sulecki undercard in Providence, Rhode Island. Continue reading “Joseph Parker Scores a TKO Victory in his DAZN Debut”
Rhode Island’s own, and reigning WBO Middleweight World Titlist 🇺🇸Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (28-0-0, 17KO) was very dominant in his homecoming, putting together a masterclass, this being the sharpest performance of his career in thoroughly outpointing and outclassing top-tier contender 🇵🇱Maciej “Striczu” Sulecki (28-2-0, 11KO) through 12 rounds, securing the 2nd defense of his WBO Title. Continue reading “Andrade Unanimously Shuts out a Good Fighter in Sulecki, Calls out Canelo & Golovkin for a Mega-Match”
A solid year under the guidance of head trainer Kevin Cunningham, 🇺🇸Erickson Lubin continues to climb his way back into the front of people’s minds when they discuss the top talent in the Jr Middleweight division. Continue reading “Lubin Looks Strong, Dominates Attou”
This fight wasn’t a particularly interesting one, but WBA Super-Flyweight Titlist 🇬🇧Kal Yafai (26-0-0, 15KO) methodically put enough rounds in the bank in outpointing Dominican boxer 🇩🇴Norbelto Jimenez (29-9-4, 16KO) to a Unanimous Decision victory. Continue reading “Kal Yafai Makes the 5th Defense of his WBA Title, Wins Decision over Norbelto Jimenez”
WBC secondary Titlist 🇺🇸Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (29-0-0, 21KO) fought a disciplined, methodical fight and successfully outpointed game-contender 🇺🇸Brandon “Cannon” Adams (21-3-0, 13KO) to secure a wide Unanimous Decision victory, showcasing his skills amid dealing with a very slick, crafty fighter in Adams. Continue reading “Jermall Charlo Wins a Wide Decision over Brandon Adams, Despite Adams Stubborn Challenge”
IBF Lightweight Titlist 🇬🇭Richard “RC” Commey (29-2-0, 26KO) authored up the signature moment of his career thus far as he overwhelmed respected veteran warrior 🇺🇸Ray Beltran (36-9-0, 22KO) early and often, putting the 38 year old Beltran down 2 times in the first round and nearly getting the knockout victory in the first stanza, but Beltran as we are normally accustomed to by now, fought himself out of trouble and back in the fight…
Continue reading “Commey Knocks Beltran Down 4 Times & Ultimately Out in an Exciting 8 Round Contest”
News has just surfaced that RING-MAGAZINE/WBC Super-Flyweight King ♛🇲🇽Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0, 26KO) has inked a deal with DAZN rapidly growing streaming service. This move brings further exposure to the best division in all of boxing… Continue reading ““El Gallo” Juan Francisco Estrada Inks to DAZN’s Platform in Another Blockbuster Signing 🗞️”
RING/WBA Light Flyweight Champ ♛🇯🇵Hiroto Kyoguchi made a successful defense of his title for the first time taking a unanimous decision over mandatory challenger 🇹🇭Tanawat Nakoon of Thailand (117-112, 117-111, 117-111). Continue reading “Kyoguchi Makes Successful First Defense of RING and WBA Titles”
In front of a packed crowd at 🏟️Madison Square Garden, longtime P4P staple 🥈🇰🇿Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35KO) showed some interesting new wrinkles, and though Steve Rolls (19-1-0, 10KO) gave a good account of himself, Golovkin took the Canadian out with a big left hook in the 4th round that sent Rolls down to the canvas face first to end his night… Continue reading “Gennadiy Golovkin “Rolls” the Competition, Looks to Link the Pieces Together for a Megamatch”
Wow, what a night, the man who took the major opportunity on short notice has made an indelible mark on the Heavyweight division, completely shifting the landscape, as well as the long-term plans of its major players. 🇺🇸Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1-0, 22KO) endured the punishment administered by 🥇🇬🇧Anthony Joshua (22-1-0, 21KO) that seen him put down in the 3rd round with a Joshua uppercut, to where he got up, pressed the action, traded with the British Heavyweight, and clipped AJ with a nasty 1-2-3 combination that wobbled Joshua’s legs badly, with Ruiz eventually sending him to the canvas in that same round… Continue reading “Enter the History Books Andy Ruiz Jr, Your New Unified Heavyweight World Champion!”