Boxing TL;DR family, what’s up. Thanks for clicking and giving me your precious moments of your attention. It really means a lot that you tune in week after week.
I hope you got a chance to tune in to at least some of the boxing that was on over the last weekend. If not, here’s your recap.
Demetrius Andrade won. He looked good. He’s not ready for the bigger names in the middleweight division though. Not necessarily that the skills aren’t ready, but certainly the money is not ready.
Jorge Linares, who I touted last week, lost in a stunning knock out.
TJ Doheny beat his opponent Ryohei Takahashi who really didn’t seem like he should be in a world title fight. Sometimes it’s harder to find guys in the tiny tiny divisions, or the big fat boys, where the competition is about ankle deep.
Amanda Serrano kicked butt with a dominating first round knockout. 7 division champ now. You could watch the whole fight start to finish within the time constraints an Instagram video. Speaking of, follow her @serranosisters and you’ll see she only took maybe a day off before getting back to training for her other sport, MMA. Badass.
Over on the ESPN+/Top Rank card the only fight I got a chance to watch was Shakur Stevenson. He really impressed against the 22-1-1 Jessie Rosales, in only his 10th fight as a pro. One of the best young fighters in America. Keep you eyes on this kid his title shot is not too far away.
and in the big one of last weekend…
Pacquiao beat Broner. Clear as can be. If you don’t spend any time in the boxing meme land at all you ought to do some surfing on the ol’ web to find and enjoy some of the post fight Broner memes.
Honestly, this would be a good place for Pacquiao to retire. I saw the pundits this week questioning who else in today’s welterweight division Pacquiao might be able to take.
To that I say “why?” I mean, what more does Pacquiao have to prove? Let’s not forget, he ISN’T a welterweight, and this ISN”T his era, it’s just impressive as hell that he’s still able to beat some of em. Well Broner isn’t a welterweight either, but you get my point, it would be a good spot to retire.
Hanging em up after Horn would have been a sad note, and his victory got more attention than his last win over Matthysse so in my opinion now would be a really nice time to step away. Hat’s off to a legend.
Last week I failed to sneak it into the newsletter, but good news in the Middleweight division. End of last week the match up between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs became official!
Best move right now. And it’s gonna be on DAZN. No $60-70 BS. GGG also made his way to a deal with DAZN. So DAZN has the middleweight division right now. These are all good moved for sinking their teeth into a hot division and making a impact in not only the sport but the market.
Sign up already, it’s only $9.99 a month (they should be giving me an affiliate link!)
2 cards on Saturday night.
1 on DAZN. 1 on FOX
Jan. 26: Houston (DAZN)
- Title fight: Jamie Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue, 12 rounds, for Munguia’s WBO junior middleweight title
- Title fight: Jesus Rojas vs. Xu Can, 12 rounds, for Rojas’ WBA “regular” featherweight title
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Jesus Valdez, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Jaime Munguia is another young killer. Only 22, amassed a record of 31-0 (26 knockouts) out of Tijuana. He’s a super welter now, but he’s so young I bet we’ll see him as a middleweight someday.
Jan. 26: New York (Fox/Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes)
- Title fight: Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez, 12 rounds, for Thurman’s WBA welterweight title
- Adam Kownacki vs. Gerald Washington, 10 rounds, heavyweights
First fight back for Thurman after a long elbow injury. Josesito is a name fighter, but already kind of a yesterday name. Expect to see Thurman go big in his comeback show.