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By Shawn Craddick
Gervonta Davis had a stellar amateur career. He hails from Baltimore, Maryland and had a record of 206-15. Currently he is 6-0, 6KO's in the Professional ranks. Gervonta grew up in the rough streets of Baltimore and he wants to bring inspiration to the kids and adults that anything is possible and you can make it. His family was riddled in the drug life and at 8 yrs old Davis tried to smoke weed but soon realized it wasn't for him.
Calvin Ford runs the Upton Boxing Center and he sees alot of potential in Davis. Ford was at one time a lieutenant in the group that ran the notorious Lexington Terrace drug trade during the 1980s and was the inspiration for the character Dennis "Cutty" Wise on "The Wire".
Ford had alot of boxers that came or went or got in trouble. That was his hope in those young boys but the…Continue
Floyd Mayweather start his pitch selling of his next bout between him and Marcos Maidana. Mayweather aslo explained to Showtime that he made the decision based on the last four fights from Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana. Mayweather continue to tell us how dangerous Maidana was an where Adrien Broner went wrong. 'He's a champion and I'm a champion..this is a unification bout..tune in May 3th at the MGM Grand and live on PPV." said a confident Mayweather.
'Broner I feel needs to focus more on boxing, than trying to be a rapper and spend less time on social media." Mayweather's advice to the young fighter, as he prepares to show him how it's done against Maidana. Floyd was right, this is no walk in the park, and to the many fans who think…Continue
Canelo 89-82 Twice and 88-83 - Alfredo Angulo Needed a KO. Virgil Hunter did say he was going to stop the fight himself if Angulo got hit with 2-3 punch combo. Then he turns around and tells Jim Grey that HE WAS going to stop it. Alot of controversy.
By Shawn Craddick
Canelo Alvarez was winning the fight and was out landing Alfredo Angulo but there is always that punchers chance. Canelo was landing alot of power shots but Angulo was taking it and firing back. Virgil Hunter wanted this fight to go into the late rounds because they thought it would favor them. In the 10th round Angulo got hit with a good uppercut and the ref Tony Weeks stepped in and stopped the fight. The crowd started to boo and throw stuff into the ring. Even Canelo had a look of disgust for a second because they stopped the fight. Angulo got mad at Tony Weeks and pushed him. This was a let down for all the Mexican fans. If the fight went the distance Canelo would have won but there is always that one punch…Continue
Leo Santa Cruz made easy work over Cristian Mijares over 12 rounds. Leo threw over 1000 punches in the fight and almost outlanded Mijares by 3-1 punch stat. Mijares just didn't have any answers for Cruz constant pressure. The scores were 120-108 twice and the last just somehow gave Mijares 1 round out of 12 and the score was 119-109. Leo Santa Cruz is still the champion and they are trying to push a fight with Carl Frampton.
Jorge Linares in a lightweight fight defeated Nihito Arakawa by the scores of 100-90 twice and 98-92. Nihito took hard shots all night long from Linares. It seemed like Linares could not miss. He boxed and gave Nihito angles and Nihito just couldn't catch him to land that one hard punch. With the win Linares improves to 36-3, 23 KO's. Nihito after his impressive brawl with Omar Figuroa has fell to 24-4, 16 KO's.
Sergio Thompson improves to 29-3, 26 KO's defeated Ricardo Alvarez by the scores of 95-93 twice and 97-91. Ricardo was hit with a good shot in which he feel against the ropes and technically it would have been a knock down but the ropes saved him. Sergio dropped Ricardo in the 8th round also. Pretty easy fight to score. With the lost Alvarez falls to 23-3.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Manny Pacquiao will come out smokin’ from the opening bell on when he fights reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on March 12 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
This is how chief trainer Freddie Roach foresees his favorite pupil’s performance after receiving an advanced birthday gift from Pacquiao by way of another sterling show in his six-round sparring with Lydell Rhodes Tuesday.
“We’re preparing him to put up an unrelenting attack from the opening bell until his hands are raised in victory,” Roach confided. “And it looks like Manny’s responding well to our program.”
Displaying the speed and power that catapulted him to top position in the world’s pound-for-pound list, the 35-year-old threw crispy combinations, which Roach himself said he has never seen in their 13-year-parnership, that often caught his unbeaten sparring partner…