It was a busy week in the world of boxing across the globe this past weekend. Here is how everything wrapped up.
The Twin Brothers Charlo headline in Connecticut
Arguably the biggest attraction over the weekend took place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, as the Charlo twins, composed of WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall, and WBC Junior-Middleweight Champion Jermell shared a headliner on a double feature Pay Per View event. Tre Berry recaps how the fight played out for both Jermall and Jermell here.
Casimero vs Micah WBO World Bantamweight Title (12 Rounds)
The Pay Per View action started off with WBO Bantamweight Champion John Riel Casimero of the Philippines, defending his title against South Africa’s Duke Micah. Tre Berry tells you how it played out here.
Roman vs Payano Super-Bantamweight Bout (12 Rounds)
Tre Berry recaps the action between Daniel Roman and Juan Carlos Payano after their 12 round WBC Super-Bantamweight eliminator here.
Also on the card…
Mexican southpaw Luis Nery (31-0-0, 24) took a 12 round unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112, 115-113) over Aaron Alameda (25-1-0, 13KO) to win the vacant WBC World Super-Bantamweight title.
Meanwhile in Germany….
The long awaited Cruiserweight finals of the World Boxing Super Series finally took place and we have a winner! Read here
Just for the record
No time was wasted by Super-Lightweight Champion 🏴Josh Taylor (17-0-0, 13KO) (WBA, IBF, RING), as he delivered a left hook to the body that dismantled Thai boxer 🇹🇭Apinun Khongsong (16-1-0, 13KO) in the first round. The scheduled 12 round defense was nothing more than a tune up bout for the 29 year old Scottish southpaw, at York Hall in London, United Kingdom. Fans are hoping a matchup with WBC and WBO Champion Jose Ramirez awaits next, and Taylor let it be known how he feels about it.
“I think Ramirez has already got doubts anyways, from what they’ve said in their interviews they are talking a lot of nonsense and I know they are worried, I know they are shaken. Yesterday and today they are putting up failed weights, undisciplined and this and that. Blah, blah, blah. That’s clutching a straws.”
“I’m ready to go, I’m not afraid of anyone. If his manager was that game with his fighter, he would have ended up in the tournament [the World Boxing Super Series, which Taylor won last year]. Simple as. That sent massive signals when they declined to go in. Is Ramirez himself afraid? No, I don’t think he is afraid but his manager and team having faith in him that is a different story.”
Stone Man rolls
Croatian Heavyweight 🥉🇭🇷Filip “Stone Man” Hrgovic (11-0-0, 9KO) delivered a shattering second round knockout over Greek-Georgian 🇬🇪🇬🇷Alexandre Kartozia (8-2-1, 7KO). The 6’6″ Hrgovic, 28, delivered a right hand that flattened the 39 year old Kartozia, who stands 6’2″ to the point no count was administered. After receiving medical attention Kartozia left the ring on his own power but it was bit shaky in the moment.
Hrgovic is one of the most highly touted rising Heavyweights at the moment, ranked #9 by the WBC, #6 IBF, #15 WBO.
In case you were wondering (doubt you were)
In a scheduled 10 round Light-Heavyweight bout at the Grand Hotel in Tijuana, Mexico, 🇲🇽Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (51-5-1, 33KO) lost by technical decision to 🇲🇽Mario Abel Cazares (12-0-0, 5KO). The fight was stopped due to a cut on the eyelid of the 34 year old Chavez Jr that was caused by an accidental headbutt. All three ringside judges had the fight scored in favor of 30 year old Cazares (57-56, 57-56, 59-54).
You’d be hard pressed to find a boxing fan who is interested in seeing Chavez in action anymore, it’s honestly been a long time since he seemed interested himself, but more than likely he will return to the ring again at some point.