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Amir Khan won a convincing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander in a matchup of two of the fastest welterweights in the world on Saturday in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The impressive victory was nearly a shutout, with Khan winning 119-109, 118-110 and 120-108 to remain undefeated at 147 pounds and extend his winning streak against southpaws to seven.Tim Bradley Jr. returned to the ring tonight and took on rugged Argentine Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
A night of controversy continued in the main event as the judges scored the fight 116-112 Chaves, 115-113 Bradley, and 114-114 a split draw. The idea that anyone could give 8 rounds to Chaves is ludicrous especially coming from Julie Lederman one of the best judges in the sport in my opinion.
Bradley looked tremendous to start the fight very sharp with crisp punches. His legs looked great and his defense was on point. He landed flush shots on Chaves, boxing very effectively through the first 3 rounds. Chaves had moments of effectiveness during exchanges.
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Happy holidays to everyone out there and boxing is giving its gift this weekend with a pair of events televised on HBO and Showtime that will surely have boxing fans happy for the upcoming holidays. For this article I’ll be going over the Golden Boy Card that involves such names as Keith Thurman, Abner Mares, Victor Ortiz, and both Charlo brothers that will be headlined by Amir “King” Khan squaring off against Devon Alexander “The Great.”
Amir Khan (29-3 with 19 KOs) is a fast-handed boxer who is born and very well followed in the UK. He has fought and defeated fighters such as Marco Antonio Barea, Paulie Malignaggi, Chino Maidana, and Zab Judah. However, everything hasn’t been prefect for Khan, sustaining losses from Lamont Peterson, Danny Garcia, and of course his 1st career loss, a 1st round KO to Breidis Prescott in the UK 6 years ago.
Devon Alexander (26-2 with 14 KOs) also has a pretty darn good resume. He’s defeated fighters such as Junior Witter, Juan Urango, Randall Bailey, a controversial win against Lucas Matthysee, and he also holds wins over Andriy Kotelnik and Chino Maidana. His losses have come to the likes of Timothy Bradley and Shawn Porter. He’s more of a technical fighter with not much power, but he also is a southpaw, which could complicate the rhythm of this fight.
Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) is one of the most determined fighters in the sport of boxing. He has shown the ability to go toe to toe with the very dangerous Ruslan Provodkinov, and outbox the very crafty Juan Manuel Marquez. Coming off a loss against Manny Pacquiao he wants to rebound with a victory against the very underrated and dangerous Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs).
Chaves is a typical power punching aggressive fighter from Argentina with good boxing skills. Both fighters are looking to make a statement this Saturday night in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio Network presents a very special "Amir Khan vs. Floyd Mayweather" edition of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue"!!
The prolific three-decade fight trainer will examine a potential match-up between former IBF/WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Amir Khan and five division world champion Floyd "Money Mayweather on tonight's one-hour program!!
After the 28 year old former Olympian's impressive victory over former two division world titlist Devon Alexander on December 13th, many within the boxing community are convinced that the Bolton, Lancashire native would give Floyd Jr. his toughest test of possibly his entire 18 year fight career.
Are the critics correct in making this assessment?
Professor Gogue will analyze the elite level match-up and review the keys to victory for both combatants, while making a projection of how the fight would potentially play out.
As an added bonus for all of the die-hard boxing fans, Gogue will also preview a potential match-up between Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao!!
The expert trainer will review the strengths and weaknesses of both fighters and make a prediction on the fight's eventual outcome!!
Don't miss out on this very special episode of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue", only on the FightSaga Radio Network!!
Even killjoys like the two hosts of Queensberry Rules Radio are willing to admit it when fight cards are reasonably entertaining. Maybe not without some tears or whimpering, but it's not totally unheard of, anyway. Between a solid HBO card this past weekend and the dueling HBO and Showtime cards this coming weekend, there was bound to be a good fight or two. So let's hope the quota didn't already get filled. This week on TQBR Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor do it all. From David Lemieux's stoppage of Gabe Rosado (and accompanying undercard), to Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander (and undercard) and Tim Bradley vs Diego Chaves (and undercard), there may be some forced optimism. Thanks for tuning in!
(Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos)
The show starts with a Quick Recap Segement from last weekend's action across the world! Also, Preview, Debate, & Predictions for the Al Haymon's New Series PBC on NBC Doubleheader featuring Adrien Broner vs. John Molina & Robert Guerrero vs. Keith Thurman! Other Topics For Discussion- Preview the other fights on the upcoming schedule FS-1, ESPN2 FNF, HBO2, Etc. -Miguel Cotto signs with Roc Nation? -Review Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Recent Betting Trends. -Al Haymon makes more news with another basic cable network deal. Plus, More Current News Topics! Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio Call 646-381-4990 Listen Live or Join The Roundtable! Your Voice Will Be Heard!
A star-studded weekend of boxing delivered little in the way of actual oomph, unfortunately. There weren't many thrills or spills, but plenty of chills. But did you expect us to say anything different anyway? From ESPN's "Night of Champions" that featured Antonio Tarver and Austin Trout, to a ho-hum ShoBox between Erislandy Lara and Ishe Smith, to a mediocre Showtime card (surprised?) headlined by Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander dueling with a good-but-depressing HBO card across the street, topped by Tim Bradley vs Diego Chaves, we got it all, baby. James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor will help you relive every fight, no prisoners taken. Thanks for tuning in!
(Photos: Zuma/Rex Features; HBO Boxing; Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)
1A- Adrien Broner defeats John Molina Jr.
1B- Keith Thurman defeats Robert "The Ghost" Gurerro.
Hey there Tea Sippers!! Have I got a lovely ole pot of tea for your nerve! We all have heard of the old adage, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" and in this case, we are going to understand why it is a true sentiment to embrace. My guest today has been surrounded by the sounds of Soul Music her entire life..she was serenaded and marinaded in it as her mother went on to become one of the world's most gifted and often imitated sounds of the American Music lexicon. Well, now she is emerging into her own and taking her place amongst those who have a unique sound and a message to bring to the world through her gift of song.
Ms. Indira Milini Khan will Dish her Tea and get the records together about what it means for this Daughter of Soul to plunge ahead and take the bull by its horns and make her own way without relying on the comforts or attributes her mother may have in her arsenal.
Grab your crumpets darlings and get ready for some piping hot TEA!
Today we'll be talking about Manny Pacquaio's 3rd Drug Test, Miguel Cotto vs Cornelius Bundrage June 6th, Featherweight Title Holder Jhonny Gonzalez vs Gary Russell Jr, Junior Middleweights Jermell Charlo vs Vanes Martirosyn and Lucas Matthysse vs Ruslan Provdnikov April 18th. There'salso word that there may be a possibilty of a fight between Adrian Broner and Amir Khan.
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With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, and Harve Bennett, we thought it was time to tackle Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! The 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek is also quickly approaching! Join us as we discuss the second movie in this long running science fiction series!
Woe be unto you writer, should you land in a Washington Post article titled “The five worst sentences I read in January.” When I read that post written by the new nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada, I knew two things. First, I needed to interview Lozada. Second, I was afraid to write him an email.
Lozada’s voice engaged me because in addition to rhetorical smarts, he’s pretty funny. Though he’s been at the paper for several years, he began his new role at Book Party in January. I’m proud to announce the March 22 episode of Behind the Prose will feature an interview with Lozada. In classic Behind the Prose fashion, I’ll learn how he approaches his own writing craft and process and what it’s like to read and write for a living.
Besides the five worst sentences he read in January, we’ll discuss his Book Party posts including the hilarious book review “Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff” and the ballooning list of journalism cliches forbidden in the The Post’s Sunday Outlook section.
Oh, and if you do find yourself in one of Lozada’s worst sentences articles, don’t be upset. He just shames your offending sentence, not your entire book.
Unless, I suppose, it needed it.
Carlos Lozada is associate editor and nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 2005 in various capacities, including economics editor, national security editor and Outlook editor. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. A native of Lima, Peru, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University.
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