This week’s edition of Boxing TL;DR coming to you on a Saturday again. Thursday night writing time was spent getting things done to allow me the chance do some color commentary of a fight broadcast from the Fite.tv app at Valley Fight Night. I was asked to do it on short notice, next time if I have a little more notice I’ll be sure to give my readers the heads up so you can check it out if you want.
I know this is a late send off and there’s not a lot of time before Wilder – Stiverne 2 tonight so I’ll keep this brief.
So after all my pleading did you check out Anthony Joshua?
If you didn’t catch his fight last week against Carlos Takam here is the highlight video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuBUeZ2jWns
Yes, a lot of people think that it was actually an early stoppage and I agree. This is one of the frustrating parts of boxing, but you’re dealing with human error. Some refs are inclined to be a little more cautious. And of course others have officiated fights they wish they had called off just a moment too early.
Anyway the most important thing coming away from this fight is the potential match up Anthony Joshua might have against Deontay Wilder if the stars line up.
Deonday “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder is fighting tonight. Soon actually so close this email and turn on your TV! He’s fighting a familiar opponent in Bermane Stiverne, whom he already beat in 2015. The reason for this though was because his fight scheduled with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz was cancelled after Ortiz was found to have some PEDs in his system, if you remember from the newsletter a few weeks ago.
Wilder vows he will retire if he loses tonight against Stiverne. *Yawn* That’s just a desperate promo attempt to sell you a fight with an opponent you’ve seen before. We’ll at least it’s free (if you have Showtime).
At New York (Showtime):
- Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne, rematch, 12 rounds, for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title
- Shawn Porter vs. Adrian Granados, 12 rounds, WBC welterweight title eliminator
- Sergey Lipinets vs. Akihiro Kondo, 12 rounds, for vacant IBF junior welterweight title
- Dominic Breazeale vs. Eric Molina, 12 rounds, WBC heavyweight eliminator
promo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maHbswymp_E
USA Boxing Alumni Association
Attention: Former amateur boxers, people involved in amateur boxing, coaches
USA Boxing has just launched their newest initiative in its Alumni Association. It’s an opportunity to connect the community of boxers who have spent their youth in this great sport we love and support an organization which has done so much for us and the development of youth all over the country.
Please check out the USAB Alumni Association website and join. There will be great events connecting our community that you should be aware of beginning with the Alumni Association Hall of Fame reception in Salt Lake City on December 8th.