Interesting Headliner On the Way – Jose Zepeda Will Meet Young Josue Vargas in a Top Contender Match-Up, Bringing Back Big Time Boxing to New York City Stomping Grounds ๐Ÿ—ฝ

It has been a while since ๐Ÿ—ฝNew York City has hosted a notable boxing event of a particular level since the pandemic had begun. Well on Saturday, the famed ๐ŸŸ๏ธMadison Square Garden will play host to an intriguing Junior-Welterweight bout featuring a perennial top contender, and a young promising prize-fighter looking to bring notability to his name. Ring-Magazine ranked #3 contender ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJose “Chon” Zepeda (34-2-0, 26KO๐Ÿ‘Š) will attempt to maintain his rank positioning against a young, hungry fighter such as ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทJosue “The Prodigy” Vargas (19-1-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for the latest installment of the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry, when you factor in Zepeda’s blood lineage over his geographical roots. Continue reading “Interesting Headliner On the Way – Jose Zepeda Will Meet Young Josue Vargas in a Top Contender Match-Up, Bringing Back Big Time Boxing to New York City Stomping Grounds ๐Ÿ—ฝ”

Shakur Stevenson Showcases Level of Skill Possessed By Very Few in the Sport, as He Completely Neutralized Jamel Herring to Win WBO Title

Written by Trรฉ Berry IIIโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 10/24/2021

This bout coming in carried some intrigue with two notable prizefighters at different portions of their career, with very different personalities, but world class skill to bring to the table. Tonight, the young super-talent ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธShakur Stevenson (17-0-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) continued his accelerated growth, and showed a level of craft that will further echo the whispers of him being boxings potential vanguard in the near future, as he completed outclassed, out-boxed, and out-muscled now-former Champ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJamel Herring (23-3-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š), shutting him out on the scorecards through 10 rounds before forcing Referee ๐Ÿ•ด๐ŸผMark Nelson to step in to Continue reading “Shakur Stevenson Showcases Level of Skill Possessed By Very Few in the Sport, as He Completely Neutralized Jamel Herring to Win WBO Title”

Major Upset Alert๐Ÿšจ – Sandor Martin Introduces Himself to the World, Outboxes Revered Mikey Garcia Through Ten Rounds to Pick Up Monumental Majority Decision

Written by Trรฉ Berry IIIโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 10/17/2021

Spain’s European Junior-Welterweight titlist ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSandor Martin’s (39-2-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) nickname is “Arrasandor”, which means “devastating” in English. Well tonight, that nickname is apropos for what happened tonight regarding his opponent, that being notable former four-division titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMikey Garcia (40-2-0, 30KO๐Ÿ‘Š) suffering what was a monumental Upset defeat at the hands of Martin, who thoroughly out-boxed him through their 10 rounds shared in the ring together, witnessed by those at ๐Ÿž๏ธChukchansi Park in Fresno, California.ย  Continue reading “Major Upset Alert๐Ÿšจ – Sandor Martin Introduces Himself to the World, Outboxes Revered Mikey Garcia Through Ten Rounds to Pick Up Monumental Majority Decision”

Mairis Briedis Proves to Be too Strong for Artur Mann, Puts Him Down Thrice, and Stops Him in the Third Round to Defend Titles

Latvia’s only ever world champion is thee Cruiserweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปMairis Briedis (28-1-0, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and he made his return back on his soil to defend his RING/IBF Cruiserweight world titles officially for the first time, after winning the WBSS tournament, and the ๐Ÿ†Muhammad Ali trophy 13 months ago. He faced off against IBF #1 contender ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชArtur Mann (17-2-0, 9KO๐Ÿ‘Š) of Germany, and stopped him by overpowering him with physical strength, and a sustained attack to the body until until he succumbed to the weight of the blows in the 3rd round, for Briedis’s 1st RING title defense. Continue reading “Mairis Briedis Proves to Be too Strong for Artur Mann, Puts Him Down Thrice, and Stops Him in the Third Round to Defend Titles”

Navarrete and Gonzalez Engage in 12 Round Brutal War – Navarrete Walks Home With a Unanimous Decision Victory in Competitive Bout

The last four weeks have featured viable 2021 Fight of the Year (FOTY) candidates, and the newest addition to the mix took place last night in San Diego at the ๐ŸŸ๏ธPechanga Arena. Reigning WBO Featherweight titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝEmmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (35-1-0, 29KO๐Ÿ‘Š) may have broken ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJoet Gonzalez’s (24-2-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š) face…but he couldn’t quite break his spirit, as he endured his injuries and pushed through to contribute his half to a brutal fight.ย  Continue reading “Navarrete and Gonzalez Engage in 12 Round Brutal War – Navarrete Walks Home With a Unanimous Decision Victory in Competitive Bout”

The Monday War Report: Final Thoughts From This Week’s Boxing Action ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Ten quick thoughts on this past weekends boxing action.

Continue reading “The Monday War Report: Final Thoughts From This Week’s Boxing Action ๐Ÿ“ฐ”

Game, Set, Match – Historical Trilogy Ending Bout Was Capped Off With Emphatic Tyson Fury Knockout Over Deontay Wilder in the Eleventh Round, to Continue to Reign Supreme Atop the Heavyweights

By Trรฉ Berry IIIโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 10/10/2021

Blood, guts, tenacity, multiple moments of real danger for both proud prizefighters – this bout had a little bit of everything, and it was certainly worth the ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธadmission ticket, even despite a stacked undercard that proved to be lackluster with what they produced. The bad blood between RING/WBC Heavyweight World Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งTyson “Gypsy King” Fury (31-0-1, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and former WBC titleholder/nuclear power puncher ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธDeontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) reached a mountain top in the pre-fight build-up, that was of authentic legitimate merit, and because of that, what we thought was a mountain top, was actually a ๐ŸŒ‹volcano that erupted once the first bell rang. Continue reading “Game, Set, Match – Historical Trilogy Ending Bout Was Capped Off With Emphatic Tyson Fury Knockout Over Deontay Wilder in the Eleventh Round, to Continue to Reign Supreme Atop the Heavyweights”

Frank Sanchez Ascends to New Level of Heavyweight Relevance, While Efe Ajagba Experiences Defeat For the First Time in Promising Career

We don’t often have 2 promising, talented young undefeated contenders on the come-up โš”๏ธmeet before each make some sort of splash on the Championship level these days, so it has to be appreciated when two decide to take their risk proving their worth against one another. Cuba’s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บFrank Sanchez (19-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has a very well-rounded skill-set among the big men of the sport, and the 29 year old can make a very interesting argument for being the current best Cuban among the Heavyweight ranks. Continue reading “Frank Sanchez Ascends to New Level of Heavyweight Relevance, While Efe Ajagba Experiences Defeat For the First Time in Promising Career”

Pain in Revelation For Kownacki Accepting the Circumstances, and Rejuvenation Revisited by Helenius

For most of us, the fight result the first time around came as a massive surprise to us, and brought forth confusion as to what happened. They decided to run it back again, and once again, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑAdam Kownacki (20-2-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) came in as the betting favorite…but the “Nordic Nightmare” ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎRobert Helenius (31-3-0, 20KO๐Ÿ‘Š) came out more determined this time around, and more confident in his abilities. His power was cracking like a whip, and he blasted Continue reading “Pain in Revelation For Kownacki Accepting the Circumstances, and Rejuvenation Revisited by Helenius”

Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of September 27th)

By Trรฉ Berry III & Jon Uddinโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 10/03/2021

Project Combat’s Jon Uddinย andย Trรฉ Berry dedicate a full Sparring Session regarding the Joshua vs. Usyk showdown from last Saturday.ย  We will both discuss our thoughts on how the events unfolded, the magnitude of the rollout, and what to expect in the pending rematch.ย  We will also address what AJ may need to do, to fare off better in ๐ŸŽฌAct II, Joshua’s desire to shed a ๐Ÿท๏ธlabel, and bringing to light Oleksandr Usyk’s most underrated skill that he possesses. Continue reading “Combat Sparring Session๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ: (Week of September 27th)”

A Warriors Tears – The Hardwork, Dedication, and Time Away Pays Off, Felt All in One Moment After Learning of His Monumental Victory in the Heavyweight Ranks ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

The talk of the ๐ŸŒworld right now is ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆOleksandr Usyk (19-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and for obvious reasons, as he brazenly walked down a giant as David, and slayed Goliath without a slingshot. Usyk has always been this good…but given the notoriety of his opponent, the ๐Ÿ“บmainstream public finally got a chance to see the immensely gifted Ukrainian in action, and he fully took advantage of the opportunity, pulling out all the stops, and showing that you can stand tall as a multi-dimensional threat amongst the big boys of the sport. Continue reading “A Warriors Tears – The Hardwork, Dedication, and Time Away Pays Off, Felt All in One Moment After Learning of His Monumental Victory in the Heavyweight Ranks ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ”

Oleksandr Usyk Puts Forth Clinic Of His Life, Lives Dream Of Becoming Heavyweight World Champion, Dismantling Anthony Joshua, Beating Him at His Own Game ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธโœ๏ธ | 09/25/2021

What we had all just witnessed from ๐ŸŸ๏ธTottenham Stadium was a masterclass performance, and the โšกelectricity felt throughout the entire crowd for their man pre-fight, and during the first few rounds slowly dissipated in a way that indicates the level in which the Ukrainian fought at tonight. Yes in some circles, the word “masterclass” is an overused term, but it is apropos for what had just been witnessed.

Former Cruiserweight Undisputed World Champion, and King ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆOleksandr Usyk (19-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š), can now hold his chin high, as he slayed one of the Goliaths in the Heavyweight division – dominating, and at times bullying former Champion ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งAnthony “AJ” Joshua (24-2-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) during the backend of the fight, his crowning achievement in becoming the new WBA/WBO/IBF Heavyweight Champion of the World in a history-making performance, that will surely go down in not just Heavyweight lore, but boxing as a whole, as one of the sports standout moments.ย  Continue reading “Oleksandr Usyk Puts Forth Clinic Of His Life, Lives Dream Of Becoming Heavyweight World Champion, Dismantling Anthony Joshua, Beating Him at His Own Game ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ”

Trรฉ Berry’s Prediction, Breakdown, and Observations For Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk

On Saturday, we will witness a historic event at ๐ŸŸ๏ธTottenham Hotspur Stadium, as former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆOleksandr Usyk (18-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) will once again go into his opponents backyard in a hostile environment, to try to live out his boyhood dream of becoming Heavyweight Champion. Skilled fellow Olympic Gold-Medalist ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งAnthony “AJ” Joshua (24-1-0, 22KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) brings the WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Titles to the table, and is someone who has defeated everyone that he has faced thus far – of course him avenging his lone defeat against ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธAndy Ruiz Jr. in a dominant performance, and is hellbent on getting the respect he feels that he deserves.  Continue reading “Trรฉ Berry’s Prediction, Breakdown, and Observations For Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk”

No Clear Video To Find – But the Loud Point Had Already Been Made – Masamichi Yabuki Shocks the Boxing World With Physical Upset Victory Over Kenshiro Teraji ๐Ÿ—พ

There appears to be no real ๐ŸŽฅfootage to base our analysis on, therefore it makes it difficult to write a detailed piece on what happened out in Japan – but even with that, it wouldn’t feel right for us to go through the week without acknowledging one of boxing’s biggest upsets of the year 2021.

With 8 official world title defenses under his belt, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKenshiro Teraji (18-1-0, 10KO๐Ÿ‘Š) wanted to keep the ball rolling, but #10 ranked Ring-Magazine Light-Flyweight contender (coming in) ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตMasamichi Yabuki (13-3-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) apparently beat up, battered and bloodied Kenshiro Continue reading “No Clear Video To Find – But the Loud Point Had Already Been Made – Masamichi Yabuki Shocks the Boxing World With Physical Upset Victory Over Kenshiro Teraji ๐Ÿ—พ”

A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ |ย 09/16/2021

On this date ๐Ÿ—“๏ธSeptember 16th, 1981 – Forty years ago to the day…a super-fight was fought, and its action established itself as one of the greatest Welterweight Championship bouts in boxing history, as well as one of its greatest events. Both at the top of their game, brimmed with expectation, and both in their prime, Gold-Medalist, and Ring-Magazine/WBA Welterweight Champion of the World ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSugar Ray Leonard (30-1-0, 21KO๐Ÿ‘Š) and dangerous unbeaten WBC Champion ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธThomas “Hitman” Hearns (32-0-0, 30KO๐Ÿ‘Š) met for their pivotal unification bout for Undisputed World Champion, in a bout that was pivotal for their legacy. Continue reading “A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation”

A Frustrating, Debatable, and an Entertaining Fight All in One – Oscar Valdez Walks Away a Winner, As the Three Judges Favored His Work Over Robson Conceiรงรฃo Over Twelve

This bout truthfully comes down to what you like….do you favor quality early workโ“ do you prioritize the strong finish?…do you consider true outside boxing running?…Does consistency through 12 rounds push to the forefront of the criteria?…and how much does a network broadcast team influence you as opposed to what you see with your own eyes? There was a lot of angles & takes that we are forced to look at in WBC Titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝOscar Valdez (30-0-0, 23KO๐Ÿ‘Š) and Gold-Medalist ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทRobson Conceiรงรฃo (16-1-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) main event bout that has concluded last night in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading “A Frustrating, Debatable, and an Entertaining Fight All in One – Oscar Valdez Walks Away a Winner, As the Three Judges Favored His Work Over Robson Conceiรงรฃo Over Twelve”

A Very, Very Late Review – Kazuto Ioka Defeats Francisco Rodriguez Jr. in Super-Flyweight Title Defense

Apologies, as we had a busy week on a personal tip. If elite WBO Super-Flyweight world titlist ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตKazuto Ioka (27-2-0, 15KO๐Ÿ‘Š) isn’t on your โš“Top-10 P4P list, then the validity of your list has to come into question. Last week on September 1st, Kazuto showcased his model consistency as he faced Mexico’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝFrancisco Rodriguez Jr. (34-5-1, 24KO๐Ÿ‘Š) out in Japan, in a bout where Ioka won a Unanimous Decision for his third title defense since winning the burgundy strap at 115 lbs. The bout was certainly an exciting encounter that brought pizazz inside of the empty venue. Continue reading “A Very, Very Late Review – Kazuto Ioka Defeats Francisco Rodriguez Jr. in Super-Flyweight Title Defense”

An Accidental Headbutt Halts the Rematch Between Warrington and Lara in the 2nd Round, and the Bout Was Ruled a Technical Draw

This fight was largely anticipated by hardcore boxing fans, and especially those in Leeds, at ๐ŸŸ๏ธHeadingly Rugby League Stadium who were looking to cheer ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJosh “Leeds Warrior” Warrington (30-1-1, 7KO๐Ÿ‘Š) for some redemption, however a bad headbutt that occurred in the 2nd round split and opened up a horrible cut over ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMauricio “Bronco” Lara’s (23-2-1, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) left eye, and after examination from a Ringside Physician, the fight ended after that second frame, rendering the fight a ๐Ÿ“‹“Technical Draw”. Naturally both fighters were gutted after the time they put into the preparation, and with the fireworks produced in those 6 min prior to the stoppage. Here is how the fight broke down up to the end point. Continue reading “An Accidental Headbutt Halts the Rematch Between Warrington and Lara in the 2nd Round, and the Bout Was Ruled a Technical Draw”

Katie Taylor Showcases Her Class Over Skilled, Respected Jennifer Han – Secures UD to Defend Her Lightweight World Titles

It was an entertaining bout in spots, as ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช“Irish” Katie Taylor (19-0-0, 6KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJennifer Han (18-4-1, 1KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put their best foot forward in representing themselves. Katie as she is accustomed to doing, proved to be a couple of levels over the former world titlist from El Paso, and worked her way towards a Unanimous Decision victory, securing her 11th straight title defense, and her 4th defense since becoming Undisputed World Champion. Continue reading “Katie Taylor Showcases Her Class Over Skilled, Respected Jennifer Han – Secures UD to Defend Her Lightweight World Titles”

Amanda Serrano With Consistent Pursuit Punishes Outgunned Yamileth Mercado For Decision

Puerto Rican sensation ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทAmanda “Real Deal” Serrano (41-1-1, 30KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) is one of the best women boxers on the planet. There is actually a healthy contingent of fans out there who believes that she is the โš“#1 P4P fighter on the women’s side of the bracket. Tonight she faced off against current reigning WBC Super-Bantamweight world titlist ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝYamileth Mercado (18-3-0, 5KO๐Ÿ‘Š) of Mexico moving up, for what was the Co-Main event of a PPV card. Serrano successfully defended her WBC, and WBO Featherweight Titles. Continue reading “Amanda Serrano With Consistent Pursuit Punishes Outgunned Yamileth Mercado For Decision”

Montana Love Dominates Baranchyk in Entertaining Encounter, Stops Him at the End of the Seventh

The hometown kid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธMontana Love (16-0-1, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) gets the love from his Cleveland faithful, as he dominated former IBF Junior-Welterweight titlist ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พIvan Baranchyk (20-3-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) in what was a boxing clinic of sorts, exploiting Ivan’s weaknesses in ways that they weren’t taken advantage of prior, and Love picked up the massive victory to push his career forward as a rising contender. Continue reading “Montana Love Dominates Baranchyk in Entertaining Encounter, Stops Him at the End of the Seventh”

Talking Legends:๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Manny Pacquiao

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธโœ๏ธ (Posted on 08/27/2021)

Filipino legend Emmanuel Dapridan Pacquiao, better known as ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญManny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KO๐Ÿ‘Š) has fought in a record 12 different divisions, and is a 13 time, record-8 division titlist, with three of those Championship winning bouts coming at the expense of 3 HOF’ers.ย  Throughout his incredible 26 year career, he has defeated ๐Ÿช™6 surefire HOF’ers, with two others on the bubble pending, so that total could rise up to eight that he has defeated, who secured boxing’s highest distinction – defeating half of those 8 on multiple occasions. Continue reading “Talking Legends:๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Manny Pacquiao”

Yordenis Ugas, Who Took the Fight on Short Notice, Shakes Up the Boxing World by Defeating Legend Manny Pacquiao, To Stake his WBA Welterweight Standing Claim

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 08/22/2021

The crowd at the ๐ŸŸ๏ธT-Mobile Arena was electric, as a large contingent of Filipino fans were in the crowd, and a group of proud Cubans cheering heavily for their man. In a sense, this is a “deja vu” type of a situation for ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญManny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39KO๐Ÿ‘Š), who made his worldly introduction against Lehlo Ledwaba by taking the fight on 2-weeks notice, and showing out. A similar situation just unfolded, but the difference was…..that the fighter taking the bout on short notice was the reigning WBA Welterweight world titlist in Cuba’s ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บYordenis Ugas (27-4-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and he has showed the world what he is capable of doing at high levels when given the opportunity. Continue reading “Yordenis Ugas, Who Took the Fight on Short Notice, Shakes Up the Boxing World by Defeating Legend Manny Pacquiao, To Stake his WBA Welterweight Standing Claim”

Magsayo Flattens Ceja on Pacquiao Undercard

Bright lights. Big stage. Sin City.

And a centerpiece to opening the show to your boyhood idol.

All of these elements were in play for ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญMark Magsayo Saturday night as all eyes were on him in the second fight of the main card of his idol and mentor Manny Pacquiao.

Continue reading “Magsayo Flattens Ceja on Pacquiao Undercard”

A Trilogy Reaches Conclusion, and Joshua Franco Stands Tall, as He Defeats Moloney In Rubber Match

The best way to clear confusion up going forward is to settle the score with live action, and ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJoshua Franco (18-1-2, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was able to do that by winning the latest of three bouts between he and ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAndrew Moloney (21-2-0, 14KO๐Ÿ‘Š), to secure his second win against the skilled Aussie, for his finest moment as a professional boxer. Continue reading “A Trilogy Reaches Conclusion, and Joshua Franco Stands Tall, as He Defeats Moloney In Rubber Match”

Menacing Twin Felix Alvarado Brings Pizazz To Undercard, With Dynamite 1st Round Knockout Over Replacement Israel Vazquez

The Moloney’s weren’t the only set of twins to have fought bouts yesterday evening. Power punching Nicaraguan IBF Junior-Flyweight world titlist ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎFelix “El Gemelo” Alvarado (37-2-0, 32KO๐Ÿ‘Š) found himself competing on the Ortiz Jr./Kavaliauskas undercard. His title Continue reading “Menacing Twin Felix Alvarado Brings Pizazz To Undercard, With Dynamite 1st Round Knockout Over Replacement Israel Vazquez”

Early Accident Leads To No Contest Ruling In Co-Main Event Bout Between Rodriguez and Russell

This fight was one that was slated to be an interesting co-headliner to Showtime’s fight card, between two high ranking Bantamweight contenders, with ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทManny Rodriguez (19-2-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) squaring off against ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธGary Antonio Russell (18-0-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š). We barely got anything, as they Continue reading “Early Accident Leads To No Contest Ruling In Co-Main Event Bout Between Rodriguez and Russell”

Rau’shee Warren Destroys Damien Vazquez With a Power Display That He Hasn’t Shown Since Ammy Days

Three-time U.S. Olympian, and former WBA Bantamweight World Titlist ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธRau’shee Warren (19-3-0, 5KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had a big reputation in the amateur ranks of being a massive puncher, with some notable boxers supporting that claim with their stories. For some reason, his power hadn’t translated to the pros – whether he had hand problems, or him deliberately changing his fighting style. Continue reading “Rau’shee Warren Destroys Damien Vazquez With a Power Display That He Hasn’t Shown Since Ammy Days”

Rage Against the Machine: A Scary Display of Moxy, Power and Skill – Vergil Overcomes Impressive Egis, To Put Him Down 5 Times, and Away With a Demolition of An 8th Round

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 08/15/2021

It is hard to find superlatives, to properly describe, and give due to what ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธVergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0-0, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š) was able to do, particularly in the closing seconds of the bout. Top Lithuanian Welterweight contender ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นEgidijus Kavaliauskas (22-2-1, 18KO๐Ÿ‘Š) was very effective early, hurting Vergil with well timed shots up the middle, but every time Vergil was rendered hurt, he turned up his intensity to different levels. Continue reading “Rage Against the Machine: A Scary Display of Moxy, Power and Skill – Vergil Overcomes Impressive Egis, To Put Him Down 5 Times, and Away With a Demolition of An 8th Round”

Terrible Fight & At Times Pathetic, Largely Due To Rigondeaux’s Embarrassing Antics – The Judges Ruled a Split-Decision For Casimero

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 08/15/2021

Okay…if you follow this page, you know we deliver it to you the way we see it. This fight was horrible…and an argument can be made that this was the worst fight of the last 15 years. Former 122 lb. Champion ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บGuillermo Rigondeaux’s (20-2-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) pathetic display of Tour-de-France bicycle racing made fans collective eyes bleed at the ascending action hub of ๐Ÿž๏ธDignity Health Sports Park. Continue reading “Terrible Fight & At Times Pathetic, Largely Due To Rigondeaux’s Embarrassing Antics – The Judges Ruled a Split-Decision For Casimero”

Joshua Buatsi Systematically Breaks Down Credible For Bolotniks For a Devastating 11th Round Knockout

It was a very impressive outing, particularly if you watched with vested interest to see how much ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญJoshua Buatsi (15-0-0, 13KO๐Ÿ‘Š) had improved in these last few months as a rising 28 year old contender.ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปRicards Bolotniks (18-6-1, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) came into this contest ranked in the top-6 by 3 different sanctioning bodies (them being the WBC, WBO & IBF), and fought well to give credence for Continue reading “Joshua Buatsi Systematically Breaks Down Credible For Bolotniks For a Devastating 11th Round Knockout”

Brutal Beating By Kid Galahad Stops Proud Jazza Dickens After 11th To Win IBF Featherweight World Title

The first four rounds started interestingly, with both boxers having their moments, but class, strength, and tenacity began to show up, and show out for ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งKid Galahad (28-1-0, 17KO๐Ÿ‘Š), and continuously snowballed for a worse effect, as fellow Brit ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJames “Jazza” Dickens (30-4-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) took a merciless beating for the duration of the fight. Dickens bled out profusely, and featured heavy Continue reading “Brutal Beating By Kid Galahad Stops Proud Jazza Dickens After 11th To Win IBF Featherweight World Title”

Conlan & Doheny Thrill the Home Irish Crowd, as Conlan Picks Up His Signature Win, and an Interim Belt

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 08/06/2021

The contest was certainly enough for the people at Falls Park to embrace their best on Irish soil, as ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชMichael “Mick” Conlan (16-0-0, 8KO๐Ÿ‘Š) hung in there tough with rugged veteran ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชTJ Doheny (22-3-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) through 12 rounds of solid action in what was a good fight. Conlan showcased improvement in his skills, and showed different levels to his game, jumping out to the big early lead. Continue reading “Conlan & Doheny Thrill the Home Irish Crowd, as Conlan Picks Up His Signature Win, and an Interim Belt”

Farewell To Yorkshire’s Hero Luke Campbell, Who is Retiring From the Sport of Boxing At Age 33 ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Written by Trรฉ Berry III๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ | 07/31/2021

In the 2012 London Olympic Games, ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง“Cool Hand” Luke Campbell (20-4-0, 16KO๐Ÿ‘Š) became a local legend, and did it in style, as he won an โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏโ€โ—ฏOlympic Gold-Medal on his countries soil. Upon turning professional in 2013, he had an interesting run in a good sense, and was a fun ride while it lasted. Though he unfortunately never Continue reading “Farewell To Yorkshire’s Hero Luke Campbell, Who is Retiring From the Sport of Boxing At Age 33 ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ“ฐ”

Carlos Takam Gave a Good Account of Himself, But Joe Joyce Hammered Him Away For a 6th Round Stoppage

Some may have anticipated a dominant performance, but it didn’t result that way for the favorite. With that being said, once ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJoe “Juggernaut” Joyce (13-0-0, 12KO๐Ÿ‘Š) got his man hurt, he never let up, and veteran ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทCarlos Takam (39-6-1, 28KO๐Ÿ‘Š), took nonstop punishment in the 6th frame, forcing the Referee to step in and stop the fight, resulting in the 12th stoppage of Joyce’s 13 professional wins. Continue reading “Carlos Takam Gave a Good Account of Himself, But Joe Joyce Hammered Him Away For a 6th Round Stoppage”

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)”

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”

Top Flight Super-Featherweight Action on the Way – Jamel Herring Gears Up to Face Shakur Stevenson in Highly Anticipated Title Bout

There is a ton of talent in the โš–๏ธ130 lb. ranks, and many fights to be made in the near future. Considering that we haven’t gotten to the point yet of their paths all crossing with one another, there is a vacancy atop the division in terms of one who garners ๐Ÿ‘‘Lineal status. On Saturday night, we will have a big building block towards spearheading that process.

A former Marine Sergeant during his time in the service for country, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธJamel “Semper Fi” Herring (23-2-0, 11KO๐Ÿ‘Š) put in the work necessary to make his boxing dreams come true, and then some. Currently holding the WBO Super-Featherweight title, and being ranked as the #1 Continue reading “Top Flight Super-Featherweight Action on the Way – Jamel Herring Gears Up to Face Shakur Stevenson in Highly Anticipated Title Bout”