By “Ice” John Scully
Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of GGG’s and that I picked him to win the fight on Saturday versus Danny Jacobs. I am a fan of Danny’s as well on a personal and a professional level. Great person, very good fighter and an inspiration to many, many people due to his overcoming Cancer. Physically and stylistically he was sure to present the biggest puzzle of GGG’s career but ultimately I had to figure that Golovkin would win out due to supreme punching power, constant mental and physical pressure and uncanny punch placement.
Avoiding all that GGG generally brings to the table for a full 12 rounds seemed an unlikely task. (continue reading…)
“KO Night Boxing: History Begins”
March 25 on CBS Sports Network live from Kansas Star Arena
MULVANE, Kansas - 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez will join an elite group this Saturday night as he makes his professional debut in the “KO Night Boxing: History Begins” main event, airing (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network live from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.
“KO Night Boxing: History Begins” is presented by KO Night Boxing LLC, in association with Kansas Star Casino, and sponsored by Miller Lite, Mel Hambelton FORD and TITLE Boxing.
In his six-round bout against upset-minded Las Vegas (NV) flyweight Patrick Gutierrez (0-2), Wichita-native Hernandez will become only the fourth United States Olympic medalist in the last 40 years to make his pro debut at home in a nationally televised main event.
The other three members of this special quartet, all Olympic gold medalists and pro debut winners, include Hall of Famer “Sugar” Ray Leonard (Feb. 5, 1977, in Baltimore, MD, two-time world champion Mark Breland and world title challenger Paul “Super Fly” Gonzales. (continue reading…)
WORCESTER, MA – The long trip back begins April 1st for Matt
Sharp Shooter” Remillard, 12 years to the day from his professional debut, on the “New England’s Future 2″ show at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Remillard (23-1, 13 KOs), fighting out of Manchester, Connecticut, hasn’t boxed for the six years, due to him serving a five-year prison sentence. He takes on Lawrence (MA) lightweight Augustine “Ruthless” Mauras (6-1-3, 3 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature. If their tense, near volatile stare-down at a recent press conference is a true indication, Remillard vs. Mauras is not going the distance, to put things mildly.
New England’s Future 2″ is presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), which is owned and operated by retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son, Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera. (continue reading…)
12 Round Middleweight World Championship
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (159.6) Daniel Jacobs (159.8)
Karaganda, Kazakhstan Brooklyn, NY
36-0-0, 33 KOs 32-1-0, 29 KOs (continue reading…)
PROVIDENCE, RI - Fighting for the eighth time since making his professional debut in May, middleweight Kendrick Ball Jr. of Worcester, Mass., returns to Twin River Casino next month in another intriguing battle of unbeatens.
Ball Jr. (5-0-2, 4 KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line Friday, April 7th, 2017 against Cranston, R.I., native and nearby Warwick resident Zachary Christy (1-0-1), a decorated U.S. Air Force vet who fights for the first time since September of 2014.
The six-round Ball Jr.-Christy bout highlights the undercard of CES Boxing’s World Boxing Council U.S. National Boxing Council (WBC USNBC) Welterweight Championship main event between Nick DeLomba (11-1, 2 KOs) and Jimmy Williams (12-0-1, 5 KOs). (continue reading…)