Frazer Clarke versus Jake Darnell is an embarrassment to the sport

Frazer Clarke, a well accomplished amateur who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, is making his professional debut. This doesn’t sound like anything out of the ordinary until you look into who Clarke is fighting and then wonder how this bout got sanctioned. Jake Darnell has never boxed in a professional ring and his onlyContinue reading “Frazer Clarke versus Jake Darnell is an embarrassment to the sport”

Emanuel Navarrete to fight Abraham Nova

WBO Featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete will make the third defence of his title versus the unbeaten Abraham Nova at some point in April. Nova has come into the WBO rankings in February after not being ranked before hand and not only that but hes all the way at number 2 despite never making theContinue reading “Emanuel Navarrete to fight Abraham Nova”

Shakur Stevenson versus Oscar Valdez reportedly to fight in unification.

Dan Rafael has reported that Stevenson and Valdez are reportedly in advanced talks for a fight which would take place in April. The fight is supposed to take place in Las Vegas with the likely venue in my opinion being the MGM grand. If this fight can be finalized and made then it’ll be oneContinue reading “Shakur Stevenson versus Oscar Valdez reportedly to fight in unification.”

Victorio Saludar fights Erick Rosa for secondary WBA title at minimumweight

I decided not to do a breakdown on this fight but still think its worth talking about to an extent. Erick Rosa is only 21 and 4-0 but has been fast tracked to world level due to the belief his promoters have in him. He’s a solid boxer-puncher who will certainly win a world titleContinue reading “Victorio Saludar fights Erick Rosa for secondary WBA title at minimumweight”

Israil Madrimov versus Michel Soro announced for December 17th in Uzbekistan

This fight has been talked about for a while and it finally has a set date and location. The winner will be the mandatory challenger to the WBA super welterweight world title which means they’d get a title shot versus the winner of Jermell Charlo versus Brian Castano 2. I like this fight a lotContinue reading “Israil Madrimov versus Michel Soro announced for December 17th in Uzbekistan”

Thoughts on Stephen Fulton versus Brandon Figueroa and the weekends boxing

This was a great weekend of boxing where we saw two fights that can be added to the short list for the fight of the year. We also saw a massive upset which in my opinion will likely end up being the upset of the year. Stephen Fulton versus Brandon Figueroa was a terrific fightContinue reading “Thoughts on Stephen Fulton versus Brandon Figueroa and the weekends boxing”

Emanuel Navarrete beats Joet Gonzalez in brutal battle

Emanuel Navarrete successfully made the second defence of his WBO featherweight world title by beating Joet Gonzalez on points after a hard fight. The judges gave in cards of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112, I thought these cards fairly represented the fight. Navarrete and Gonzalez got off to a fast start and kept that pace upContinue reading “Emanuel Navarrete beats Joet Gonzalez in brutal battle”

Boxing starts from the ground up

Boxing is often remembered by fans for the big nights involving thousands of people and some of the greatest fighters to step into the ring. This is only logical as those are the nights and sights that most people see and the big nights don’t come around to often so they are special memories forContinue reading “Boxing starts from the ground up”

One to watch : Alfred Lamptey

Alfred Lamptey is a 19 year old featherweight prospect from Ghana who recently won his first professional title in a step up in competition. I watched the fight and was impressed with what I saw and I think in the future he could reach world title contention. Throughout the fight Lamptey stayed consistent in jabbingContinue reading “One to watch : Alfred Lamptey”

Gamboa : From Champion to journeyman

Yuriorkis Gamboa in his prime was a very good fighter who was seen as the best in his division at least at featherweight. He moved up in weight to super feather where he picked up an interim title but didn’t make much of a splash in the division. Up to this point his career wasContinue reading “Gamboa : From Champion to journeyman”