Monthly Archives: March 2018

Heavyweight Unification~WBA/IBF Anthony Joshua vs WBO Joseph Parker

Coming up on the boxing rails like two head on locomotives colliding, Anthony Joshua, is the favorite in his home country going against a Samoan interloper out of the former British Commonwealth of New Zealand down under in the Oz hemisphere, Joseph Parker, this Saturday, March 31st @ Principality StadiumCardiff, Wales.

There it is, the top fight that could be had thus far in this new year of 2018 and likely the top fight by the end of the year the way the derelict Nevada State Athletic Commission has been neutering themselves in their unholy quest to control boxing by emasculating the sport through bogus drug testing.

By the numbers, the 28 year old Joshua, 20-0, 20 KO can be seen as the modern immaculate holy conception of perfection save for the irrefutable fact that he is thankfully quite human and modest in his bearing of his considerable accomplishments.

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The 26 year old thick necked Parker, 24-0, 18 KO is just now starting to mature as one of the new age of supersized heavyweights, yet still a bit more modest than the 6-6 foot tall Joshua at only 6-4 in stature, but by the first bell, we’re talking about a collective 500 pounds of pure muscle, bone, and heart tangling up in a never say die bout for this year.

The only fly in the ointment of this magnificent fight for the ages is the dirty overseer of the BBB of C and it’s drug testing apparatus that has fallen into utter disrepute over the Tyson Fury debacle. A more pathetic combination of stupidity, incompetence, and filth could not be found save in American jurisdictions of Las Vegas and New York City.

Joshua is rightly the modestly large favorite in the modern betting culture at something like 6-1, but the boxing press has been rumbling about large numbers of Brits putting their money on Parker, an indication of what, I’m not even sure the gaming houses can account for.

No matter, I expect a high end fight that sees both fighters run through all their substantial gears, and hopefully a fight to bookmark that moment where we were in our collective memories, not that I expect such an ideal outcome to immediately improve the reputation of boxing. That looks to be taking at least a decade of steady progress that may not even occur, but for now in our immediate moment, it’s Best vs Best Heavyweight Sweepstakes Showdown for dominance…Enjoy…

 

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English Dillion Whyte vs Aussie Lucas Browne

Englishman Dillian Whyte defends his WBC Silver Heavyweight title against Aussie Lucas Browne for the unofficial Commonwealth title at The O2 in London, March 24. The 29 year old Whyte last beat the inactive, comebacking former contender Robert Helenius, so no surprises to see him as the #1 ranked WBC heavyweight with their WBC champion ducking him to take on an old man on blood pressure medication.

Boxing has been in a slow soak of the steaming hot mess they have made of their sport for a number of years now, just a pitiable oversight of the sport in total disrespect of the majority of honorable boxers only wanting fairly officiated matches in a fairly run sport and rabid fans only wanting the same.

Ain’t no chance in Hell that will happen in my lifetime except for occasional exceptions, so we the fans are gonna have to die and go to Valhalla to see the best face the best in a fairly run sport.

The WBC champ, Deyonce Wilder makes peanut purses fighting TBA journeymen setups compared to the tens of millions former champ Mike Tyson made for every fight that the real Heavyweight champ, Anthony Joshua, now commands in England. The whole world knew who Mike Tyson is, but it’s debatable if 50% of Deyonce’s hometown of Tuscaloosa know who he is. No matter, the winner of Whyte vs Browne is the WBC mandatory challenger to his peanuts purse.

Browne is undefeated, 22-0, 22 KO, as the former interim WBA champ after having been caught in the vise of the incompetent drug testing cartels for some infinitesimally tiny drug infraction of disputed results. He has some size and strength over Whyte, 22-1, 16 KO, who is hardly a wilting flower, but their different boxing styles and fighting mentalities, Browne being more the traditional upright style and Whyte more the awkward slugger style, make this one of the better fights that could be found in the division…Hallelujah…

 

A Fatman Fight II, Andy Ruiz vs Devin Vargas

After a few years delay of their first fatman fight:

A Fat Man Fight~Andy Ruiz Jr vs Devin Vargas

Andy Ruiz Jr, 29-1, 19 KO, looks to really be fighting Devin Vargas, 20-4, 8 KO @ StubHub CenterCarson, California this Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Should be all Ruiz though Vargas does possess some boxing skills and made a minor comeback in 2017 against the usual suspects. All four of his losses were by KO, and fat Andy does possess a bit of power, so there it is, a fight for fatties everwhere.

 

Mikey Garcia vs Sergey Lipinets

Mikey Garcia, 37-0, 30 KO, faces what may well be the stiffest challenge of his star crossed career in the formidable Sergey Lipinets, 13-0, 10 KO, @ Freeman Coliseum in ol’ San Antone, Texas.

So, what’s a born and bred California boy doing fighting a novice Eastern European Russian native of Kazakhstan down San Antone way you might ask? I’d guess after humiliating the current clown prince of boxing and easy pickings of law enforcement, Adrien Broner @ Barclay’s in Brooklyn, his Uncle Al Haymon has grown wiser in the development of fighters and is now using the Bob Arum model of building a fan base across a wide swath of America. San Antone is the historical demographic center of Mexican descendants North of the Rio Grande who tend to be one of the largest fanbases of traditional boxing, so there it is on the promotional level.

However, in this fading day and age of boxing, Lipinets can hardly be called a novice given his tough early matchmaking and previous amateur experience. Russians have proven themselves at the highest level to be some of the toughest, most formidable fighters going. He’s literally the strongest, toughest, and most dangerous opponent of Mikey’s P4P caliber career, now in his 4th division after taking titles in Featherweight, Super Featherweight, Lightweight, and now Jr Welterweight.

I expect Mikey to come out carefully boxing as is his natural well tutored style, picking his shots with activity to pile up early rounds. At some point in the match, Lipinets will find a way to impose his strength and power, so can Mikey withstand the expected onslaught to finish up with a unanimous decision? The suits are certainly in his corner to assist in orchestrating the results, but Lipinets figures on also being in Mikey’s corner whaling away with everything he’s got. 

Thus far Mikey has needed no assistance from refs or judges even when they may stray to his side, but this fight looks to be a defining moment in both fighters’ careers at this moment in time. Let us collectively hold our breath and hope for good fight unspoiled by bad officiating, but understand that this is Texas, and in Texas the regrettable Laurence Cole tends to referee the biggest fights, so there hangs boxing at one of it’s finest gladiator moments dependant on whether The Fates will allow a fairly officiated fight.

Deyonce Wilder Looks To Reclaim Name vs “The Real King Kong” Luis Ortiz

The skinny: @Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Deyonce “The Bronze Bambi” Wilder defends his title against unbeaten contender Luis “The Real Old King Kong” Ortiz on Saturday, March 3.

As Wilder fights goes, this a less of a joke than his previous hilarious efforts, but only because it’s not a TBA short notice fight against journeymen as is his custom. Ortiz “was” a legit contender who gets 7 weeks of training camp, unheard of in prior Wilder opponent preparations. I say “was” a legit contender because Ortiz has been comparatively inactive because of so called “failed” drug tests. In his last failed attempt, his “typical lowbrowed management that all these poor, bedraggled Cuban refugees fleeing the Castro communist regime were suckered into signing with failed to declare his high blood pressure medication needed to pass a boxing physical. Joe Frazier is the most prominent example of high blood pressure almost doing him in despite professionally nurtured natural attributes and skills developed for his craft of boxing, so in summation, Ortiz has quite suddenly become elderly and damaged medical goods in advance of this alleged fight, hence the sudden rush of Deyonce to fight him.

Yeah, right! What’s a guy with high blood pressure doing in the fight business anyway you ask?

Well, it goes like this: The Real King Kong is a grizzled 39 years old now, and like most Cuban fighters is suspected of being older, like maybe 42 or 43, and like most fighters who never made any big money in the sport, wants to extend his career with a 2nd shot at a title belt since it would appear he has no other skills to make a living from. What more can we the public fight fans can say with any certainty in this dirty fight business without valid birth certificates that certainly won’t be forthcoming from the Castro Cuba regime and personally knowing more about his medical condition and training methods?

Wilder already backed out of  fights with both Ortiz and Povetkin because of the most infinitesimally minute level drug test results, a few parts in the billions by Povetkin of a substance that had been perfectly legal since the beginning of time until one month prior to the tests as one example. They would have been only legitimate contenders our Dear Deyonce ever would have fought with both favored to beat him given his plethora of weaknesses he has displayed against his parade of TBA knockouts, so he could well back out of this fight again at the last moment as has been his previous style he has displayed in the past.

My interpretation of this situation is that his Uncle Al Haymon finally took a hard look with more experienced eyes than he had before all of Deyonce’s previous joke promotions to realize that Deyonce himself is criminally damaged goods soon to implode. He is in constant legal scraps outside the ring and could soon ring up a whopper to put him away in the Big House at any time.

As the current WBC champ, he makes piddling purses fighting TBA journeymen setups compared to the tens of millions former champ Mike Tyson made for every fight that the current real Heavyweight champ, Anthony Joshua now commands in England. The whole world knew who Mike Tyson was, but it’s debatable if 50% of Deyonce’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama know who he is.

So Wilder trades for peanuts on the dollar in the open market of boxing compared to what he could make if he was a legit champ. Nobody cares about his infantile undefeated record against his sissy TBA setups, but he could make a few extra BIG BUCK$ against the great Brit, Anthony Joshua, so this is his first baby step to make that fight happen. Perhaps, but only perhaps if he don’t back out of this fight again to end up squatting over his self imposed potty waiting, waiting, waiting for his big moment to arrive…snicker…