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“Sweet Pea” Whitaker (40-4-1, 17KO👊), who had the greatest reflexes displayed since the great Nicolino Locche, and superseded Locche’s ability by being able to counter routinely off of those insane angles and pivots that he would use to evade the onslaught of punches.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.