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The Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux Pay-Per-View is done. We're just waiting on sales numbers, which will be manipulated accordingly. But it sure felt like an important event. Basically Golovkin bludgeoned the daylights out of Lemieux at Madison Square Garden.
In the co-feature, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez showed exactly why he's considered the best fighter in the world by many, methodically breaking down Brian Viloria over nine rounds, retaining the flyweight title.
The undercard featured Luis Ortiz taking out Matias Vidondo, and Tureano Johnson out-classing Eamonn O'Kane. We'll get to that stuff.
In a Premier Boxing Champions main event on NBC, Lamont Peterson barely got by Felix Diaz Jr, while Terrel Williams upset Prichard Colon by DQ in a strange and now potentially tragic fight. (Prichard Colon remains in a coma as of posting - thoughts, prayers welcome.)
A different PBC card on Spike brought action, with Andrzej Fonfara defeating Nathan Cleverly in the main event, and Kohei Kono beat Koki Kameda in the co-feature. It was fun, damnit.
On HBO this coming weekend, Terence Crawford faces Dierry Jean. Cool.
There's other news... Kell Brook injured, Antonio Tarver testing positive again, Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal II, Andre Ward's return. James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Fight City's Patrick Connor are on it.
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Does David Lemieux have any chance at all against Gennady Golovkin, rising star and devstating middleweight puncher? How many Pay-Per-View buys will the fight generate? Will the atmosphere in a packed Madison Square Garden affect the fight itself? These are relevant questions, and we'll address them all on this week's episode of Top Men Boxing Radio.
Not to be forgotten for an instant, on the HBO PPV undercard flyweight Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, the man anointed the best fighter in the world "pound-for-pound" upon Floyd Mayweather's announced retirement, battles veteran Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria in another meeting that's sure to be explosive.
There were also a few surprises from last weekend that need to be addressed, like Terry Flanagan's destruction of Diego Magdaleno to retain his lightweight belt in Manchester, preceeded by Liam Smith's stoppage of John Thompson to claim a belt at junior middleweight. And in what might be the Knockout of the Year, Gabriel Bracero obliterated Danny O'Connor in front of the latter's hometown crowd. It was frightening.
As always, expect other odds and ends from James Foley of Bad Left Hook and Patrick Connor of The Fight City.
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We're not sure about you, but we've made the proper sacrifices to our heathen boxing gods to ensure the momentum built up over the last few weeks in boxing carries us through the summer. Such tactics may or may not work, but we can't find out if we don't try! Last week we saw Saul "Canelo" Alvarez win a shootout with James Kirkland on HBO, and the same network gave us a some fun showcases in Gennady Golovkin vs Willie Monroe Jr and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez vs Edgar Sosa. Yes, showcases. Both of the "house" fighters were favored. But they made such ventures fun to watch, didn't they? This week on the show, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and Patrick Connor of The Fight City and more go over all of that in their own strange ways. Thanks for tuning in!
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On this edition of The Versus Pod...wait, who's music is that? Is that...The Hook? Yes it is! Eddie Maisonet and Paul Navarro a.k.a. Fight Like Sugar hop in the FLS Lab to recap the TKO victory by Gennady Golovkin over David Lemieux. Golovkin's dominance raises a simple question, what would GGG look like in the ring with Canelo Alvarez or Miguel Cotto? Plus, we discuss...
Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is now critically acclaimed as being the pound-for-pound champion in boxing. We (okay, Paul) told you all this 18 months ago.
Was David Lemieux a fraud or nah?
Cotto vs. Canelo will be the superfight we all want, but does Cotto even have a chance? (Paul says no, Ed says hell yes.)
Thanks for supporting the podcast, stay tuned for more from The Hook and The Sports Fan Journal!
HBO World Championship Boxing was live from the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco as Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was set to defend his WBA and interim WBC middleweight titles against Martin Murray in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Murray was supposed to test Golovkin and finally provide a test for “GGG,” who has run through his opposition—riding an 18 KO/TKO streak heading into the fight.
Last time Murray was headlining an HBO WCB broadcast he was in Argentina, and he was on the bad side of a controversial unanimous decision loss to the lineal middleweight champion, at the time, Sergio Martinez. Since the loss, Murray has won 4 in a row, albeit against softer opposition.
Still, Murray appeared like a legitimate test for Golovkin or at least the best fighter heading into a bout with actual momentum.
Golovkin started out the fight in his typical fashion and didn’t rush in there, especially when you consider the way other fighters with the same kind of power typically do. Instead, Golovkin was methodical and tried gauging openings opposed to jumping on his opponent.
Murray utilized a mixture of punches, but mostly stayed in the same style. Still, Murray found success in brief spots with jabs to the body and overhands, nothing landed flush, and it was always one shot at a time.
Golovkin finally landed a decent shot to close out the first round; it was enough to show Murray his power and win him a slow round.
The second round was much better for Murray, who made it a point to get off first and disrupt Golovkin’s approach. Murray won the round by keeping “GGG” from sitting down on his punches and landing more than one shot at a time.
The Pound4Pound Kings of Boxing Broadcast Journalism. ONTHEGRiND BOXiNG is the world's number 1 boxing podcast, and blogtalkradio's original boxing program. Saturday night at Madison Square Garden on HBO, David Lemieux and Gennady Golovkin made World Middleweight Championship history. Now there is one WBA Super World, IBF World, WBC Interim World and IBO World Middleweight Champion. Most importantly the world recognizes a Real World Champion & People's Champion.
In the highly anticipated main event on Saturday night, WBA/IBO and WBC "Interim" World Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) added the IBF Middleweight Title to his collection with an exhilarating performance against former IBF Middleweight World Champion, David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs), culminating in an eighth round technical knockout victory on Saturday, October 17, at Madison Square Garden with a sold out crowd of 20, 548 fight fans.
Golovkin, showed his offensive and defensive prowess in the ring against the valiant Lemieux and dropped Lemieux in round five and ended the night with a battering display in the eighth round earning the stoppage at the 1:32 mark.
"I feel great, it was a great fight, I felt his power, but I was strong tonight, and my punches hurt him. He is a great champion, and I'm glad to beat him," said Golovkin. "I want all the belts; now I have two. The winner of Cotto-Canelo for sure will be next. I'm not sure who will win that fight, but I want to fight the winner next. I'm staying at 160 until I have all the belts."
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Anthony "Showtime" Karperis joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to give us an update on his shoulder surgery and recovery as well as give his thoughts on some of the big news going on in boxing.We get the latest from Karperis on when we will see him back in the ring and where he would like to make his return as well.Karperis breaks down the whole Miguel Cotto-Gennady Golovkin-Canelo triangle and who he sees fighting and winning if these fights do happen in the near future.We also get Anthony's thoughts on Paulie Malignaggi facing Danny Garcia August 1 at The Barclays Center, possible Floyd Mayweather vs Amir Khan and a prediction for the June 20 faceoff between Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner.
How far would you travel to see a boxer you enjoyed watching ply his craft? This past Saturday, attending Gennady Golovkin's easy destruction of Marco Antonio Rubio in Carson, CA, I heard everything from Northern California, to Iowa, to Connecticut. If there were any question as to the budding stardom of "GGG," many remarked that this past weekend's success was the answer. This week on TQBR Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor pour accolades all over the Killer from Kazakhstan. But also on the agenda: Nicholas' Walters handling of Nonito Donaire on the undercard, as well as various other news pickings and musings. Thanks for tuning in!
(Photos: Alex Gallardo/AP/Top Rank)
On this edition of The Versus Podcast, the fellas bring on KNBR and Boxing Scene contributor Ryan Maquiñana on the airwaves to discuss the recent news of Gennady Golovkin (and possibly Sergey Kovalev) calling next in fighting Andre Ward for a major pay-per-view fight. Should Ward be considered a favorite against the two eastern European brawlers? Will these fights actually happen, or should we remain skeptical?
Plus, we discuss more on the boxing calendar as big fight lay in the horizon as Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are locked up for a huge fight in November, Floyd Mayweather's fighting...somebody...in September, and we have fun talking about Paulie Malignaggi vs. Danny Garcia.
Since boxing is a sport of tradition -- good, bad and otherwise -- we here at Queensberry Rules Radio have decided to exercise our right to hold another tradition of our own, in previewing a Gennady Golovkin fight in the most fanboy way possible. What more can we say about Golovkin? He's hip! He's fresh! He's almost Mexican! And he'll take out your entire family if you say otherwise. This week on TQBR Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor welcome back to the show writer for The Cruelest Sport, Jimmy Tobin. Consider yourself warned: there will probably be only small amounts of objectivity here. Thanks for tuning in!
Mondays at 4 pm PST/ 7 pm EST join Steve Kim and Gabriel Montoya for The Next Round on the LeaveItIntheRingradio.com Network.
This week, Steve and Gabriel review the HBO debut of Roman Gonzalez and the twentieth knockout in a row by middlweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Plus, we'll preview the Hey, Its Free card featuring James DeGale vs Andre Dirrell and Bryan Vasquez vs Javier Fortuna.
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