Headlining the show in his native Uzbekistan land, Unified WBA/IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion 🇺🇿Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (9-0-0, 7KO) gave his crowd a small sample of what he is capable of doing, and beat former IBF titlist 🇯🇵Ryosuke Iwasa (27-4-0, 17KO) via accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, forcing the Referee to call a stoppage to the bout as Iwasa didn’t offer up any return fire. Continue reading “MurodjonAkhmadaliev Shows to Have Pedigree Above the Gutsy Ryosuke Iwasa – Defends His Unified Titles for First Time by Stoppage”
Every area around the globe gets to see their peak days at differing times in boxing, and currently, the country of Uzbekistan is flooded with talent that is beginning to surface at the top levels of the sport. The best of the bunch is former amateur standout, and now reigning Unified WBA/IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion 🇺🇿Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (8-0-0, 6KO) bar none. Continue reading “Uzbekistan to Host a Major Card of Home Grown Talent – Headed by Akhmadaliev Looking to Defend World Titles Against Iwasa”
Power-boxer/knockout artist 🇷🇺Artur Beterbiev (16-0-0, 16KO) was able to keep his knockout streak alive, and defended his WBC, WBO Titles by stopping 🇩🇪Adam Deines (19-2-1, 10KO) by way of 10th round knockout. The crowd at the Khodynka Ice Palace gave their native son a warm embrace before and after the figh as he fought for the first time in Russia since turning pro. Continue reading “Beterbiev Punishes Deines, Knocks Him Out in Tenth to Defend WBC & IBF Light-Heavyweight World Titles”
Written by Tré Berry III | 03/08/2021
Don’s Picture Collection
Are we looking at the single greatest sporting event of all time here❓ perhaps so….after all, it showcased two legendary Heavyweights, and a rivaling 📻backstory, during an era where expression within the black community became a paramount staple, and both men went about conveying their thoughts and themselves in contrasting ways.
The great Muhammad Ali (31-0-0, 26KO👊) was on a mission after making his return back to the sport, after his boxing license was taken away due to his reasoning as to why he refused to partake in the Vietnam War. Subsequently, as a result of his decision, he was stripped of his ♛RING, WBA and WBC Titles, and was no longer deemed as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion – 📍A moniker that he had held onto for three years, during a nine title defense stint, one that he breezed through as a virtually untouched commodity as he had no equal between the four ring posts.
As Ali’s departure from boxing became a reality, the titles became vacant, made available for the next King to stand up. “Smokin” Joe Frazier (26-0-0, 23KO👊), after winning a Gold-Medal at the 1964 ◯◯◯◯◯🇯🇵Tokyo Olympics – quickly blazed a trail through the competition at the pro ranks, and put himself into position for a shot at the Undisputed Heavyweight Title. During the post-Ali era, it was Jimmy Ellis who would first win that vacant WBA belt after he defeated 🇦🇷Oscar Bonavena, and it was Ellis that Frazier would have to get through in order to fully take over the helm, to hold the mantle. Continue reading ““The Fight”, the Event, and the Full Backstory – Frazier and Ali Meet Center-Ring to Make History 🥊🥊📽️”
Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 03/04/2021
On this date, 🗓️March 4th, 1961, two Hall-of-Famer’s would meet for a final time in their 4-fight Middleweight rivalry. Boxing immortal ♛🇺🇸Sugar Ray Robinson (144-8-3, 94KO👊) went up against iron-clad workhorse 🇺🇸Gene Fullmer (52-4-2, 24KO👊) for a 15 round affair, for Fullmer’s NBA World Middleweight Title. Continue reading “A 60-Year Anniversary – Sugar Ray Robinson & Gene Fullmer Close The Chapter to Their Rivalry 🥊🥊📼”