Category: On the Radar

On the Radar:📡 Vasiliy Lomachenko

(A record to be had on the horizon)

BOXER: 🇺🇦Vasiliy Lomachenko🇺🇦

FEAT HE IS APPROACHING: Becoming the quickest boxer to win 6 World Titles (15 fights).

THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 We have plenty of great talent who has come into their own within the last 5 – 7 years who catapulted themselves to the forefront as the standard bearers for this generation of boxers. As for RING-MAGAZINE P4P #1 ♛🥇🥇🇺🇦Vasiliy Lomachenko, no one has pushed the envelope from the onset more than the decorated Ukranian fighter, both in a generational sense, and also in a historical scope when you view the rapid acceleration he has undergone to push the limits of what can be done. After winning 2 back-to-back Gold-Medals in 2008 (at Featherweight) and 2012 (at Lightweight)…he has had his eyes dead set on the best competition in boxing, with a “Championship or bust” type of attitude, and it has shown up in his resume, even when he had that period in earlier years where he had some real difficulties securing fights because he was simply way too good for the competition to feel comfortable risking their career prospects against.  Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Vasiliy Lomachenko”

On the Radar:📡 Adam Kownacki & Chris Arreola

(Four Heavyweight records broken)

BOXERS: 🇵🇱Adam Kownacki & 🇺🇸Chris Arreola

FEAT ACCOMPLISHED: Both fighters combined threw the most punches in a single fight in Heavyweight history, also landing the most combined punches in a single fight in Heavyweight history. Arreola individually set the Heavyweight record for most punches thrown, and Kownacki set the Heavyweight record for most punches landed.

THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 When the fight signing was made public, the immediate consensus was that we were going to get an action packed fight, due to 🇵🇱Adam Kownacki🇺🇸Chris Arreola’s base styles locked in with one another, where both fighters could only fight one way, and that’s to come forward, fighting inside which is where they have earned their keeps throughout their careers. We essentially got the type of fight we anticipated, and there was a lot of activity back and forth throughout those 12 rounds that ultimately contributed to some of the astonishing overall numbers that were put up after the fight concluded. Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Adam Kownacki & Chris Arreola”

On the Radar:📡 Manny Pacquiao

(History was made in many different facets)

BOXER:🇵🇭Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao🇵🇭

FEATS ACCOMPLISHED: 4 boxing records broken in a single fight…becoming the oldest Welterweight Titlist of all time (40), becoming the first man to become a 4X Welterweight Champion, now having the longest time period between winning his first World Title, and winning his latest one (1998-2019, 21 year gap between the two)…also now having the most wins over boxers who won an official World Title in their careers (27 victories over 22 Champions).

THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈Ageless wonder is a term used to describe someone who transcends time, yet there are only a few of those examples in all facets of life where this saying actually holds merit. In boxing’s past, we have had great fighters push the envelope as they advanced later into their later years after piling up a lot of mileage on the body that should have been a factor in them slowing down, yet wasn’t…fighters such as Archie Moore, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bernard Hopkins and a few other notable great boxers. 🇵🇭Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KO👊) is the latest one to add to the list after his incredible performance in out-dueling a very good primed Welterweight Champion in Keith Thurman this past weekend (July 20th, 2019). Continue reading “On the Radar:📡 Manny Pacquiao”

On the Radar:📡 Andy Ruiz Jr.

(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.”

On the Radar:📡 Kazuto Ioka

(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”